What to Eat for Beautiful, Healthy, Shiny Hair
Mon - May 23, 2016
Your Best Year Ever continues into 2016! Take your hair to the next level with tutorials from none other than Kardashian-Jenner hair guru and founder of OUAI haircare Jen Atkin every Monday, all month long.
Last week, we learned how to make a twisty topknot, which, in addition to looking great, can hide a multitude of flaws. This week, it's all about promoting beautiful hair from the inside out. Throughout the years, my clients have seen such dramatic changes in their hair when they're not only taking care of it externally, but internally. Here are my go-tos when it comes to edible supplementation for gorgeous hair.
Rich in Omega oils, walnuts also contain a wealth of biotin and vitamin E, which can prevent cell damage (think natural sunscreen for your hair). Walnuts also contain copper, which is a natural mineral that keeps hair color looking rich. Sprinkle them on fruit, or keep a small bag of them in your purse to snack on.
Avocados have an abundance of omega oils that our bodies don't produce naturally. These oils are essential for creating shiny, strong hair that grows rapidly. In addition, don't be surprised if your skin starts looking younger when you start eating avocados regularly. And Avocado toast makes an amazing breakfast, as you might have heard!
Hair is made up of keratin protein, much like the protein converted from eggs. In addition eggs contain iron, a nutrient that carries oxygen to hair follicles, vitamin D (which can help with hair growth), and healthy fats that maintain suppleness and shine in the hair.
And here are my OUAI treatment supplements, specially formulated for different hair issues.
OUAI Oily Scalp Supplements
For those with hair that tends to get greasy early, these are a beauty-boosting dose of evening primrose, niacin, and biotin acting together to restore the scalp's natural balance, accelerate natural hair growth, and regulate oil glands while working to reduce sebum production. These are literally like an oil blotter for the scalp, meaning you can skip the shampoo one extra day.
OUAI Dry Hair Supplements
A combination of vitamin E, iron, biotin, and silica, these feed the hair follicles with hydrating nutrients. Take regularly to replenish moisture to hair, while strengthening and preventing breakage.
OUAI Thinning Hair Supplements
Combining biotin, black currant seed oil, and amino acids, hair is strengthened while preventing breakage. Packed with essential fatty acids that combat hair loss and the building block of healthy keratin production, when taken regularly, the supplements add volume and density to fine or limp hair.
It will take a few weeks or even months to see a difference in your hair from treating it internally with food and supplements, but once you get into the habit of feeding your it, you'll be rewarded with stronger, shinier, healthier hair.