Stay healthy and motivated this winter with these foods and vitamins for healthy hair.
'Tis the season for some dry winter weather. And with winter weather comes dry, cold and for some, less active times as well. This combination can take a toll on our hair. It’s important to instill a good winter regime that’s easy to follow and will help keep you motivated and healthy and also keep your hair healthy and shiny.
Take your vitamins!
- B Vitamins (such as B6 and B12, Folate) help with energy levels and can boost depression too, keeping you happy and healthy. Don’t forget that keeping active is just as important in the winter months as it is in the warm weather months. B Vitamins can help keep you going! Where to find them: Red meat, whole grain cereals, eggs, leafy greens and berries.
- Zinc works to boost your immune system and keeps hair and nails from getting frail or brittle. Where to find it: wheat germ, hummus, dark chocolate, peanuts, lamb and ginger root.
- Vitamin D. A dose from the warm sun is also helfpul, but not always found in the dark, winter months. Therefore, take your daily dose in order to keep bones healthy and hair folicles strong. Where to find it: Tuna, eggs, salmon and milk.
- Vitamin C helps build collagen which is important for structural fiber that helps hair follicles to stay healthy. Where to find it: Kidney beans, bell peppers, chili peppers, snow peas, squash, kiwi, citrus fruits, strawberries.