Many of us in Canada get ready in the morning by putting on our clothes, brushing our teeth and fixing our hair. Both women and men will spend the morning worrying about our hair. It goes with your style and a lot of times matches your personality. Having nice hair can come down to a few things. The volume, colour, and length are just some of the qualities used when talking about your hair.

Having nice hair can come down to your nutrition. Just like so many other things, nutrition plays a role in how our bodies look and feel. If your hair is dry or thin, your nutrition could be the cause. If you want to start improving your hair, it's time to work with a nutritionist. Like many other things, nutrition plays a big role. It impacts we feel and look throughout the day. Eating right is the first step in having healthier hair. Even considering external factors as well that could be damaging your hair. It's important to look at everything as a whole and start making these changes. 

Your hair is part of your style and can match your personality.
Your hair is part of your style and can match your personality. Source: Fabio Scaletta, Unsplash
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What is a Nutritionist?

Nutritionists are experts when it comes to food. They can help you with several health-related issues, including your hair. They would know the foods to eat and the foods to avoid. Nutritionists are often seen as someone that helps with weight loss, but this is not the case. They can help people with a variety of issues that can be solved by good nutrition.

They'll also support you throughout your journey. They'll be with you every step of the way if you are interested in working with a nutritionist. Superprof has several nutritionists across Canada that are ready to work with you. They have the experience and knowledge to help you with your nutrition goals or work on your hair. Superprof also offers sessions online and in-person, giving you the freedom and flexibility to have a session when you want.

Food and Hair

As you know now, food plays a vital role in our body's look and feel, including our hair. Several foods have been shown to improve hair. Of course, always talk with the right professional. They'll know the best methods of helping you improve your hair. Men and women want hair growth. We all want strong, healthy hair. Several things like age and genetics cause hair growth, but food can impact your hair growth. These 4 foods we listed down below have some studies that support the benefits of healthy hair. 

Eggs - They have a great source of protein and biotin, which are both used to promote hair growth. A lack of protein in the diet has also been shown to promote hair loss. Biotin can also be used as a supplement to promote hair growth.

Spinach - It has lots of vitamins such as folate, iron, vitamins A and C, which all relate to promoting hair growth. Being different in any of these can relate to hair loss.

Fatty Acids - Omega 3 fatty acids are shown to improve hair growth and density. The science isn't as clear and needs additional research, but few studies show positive effects. Foods like fish have high amounts of omega-three fatty acids.

Avocados - They are in omega-three fatty acids, which we have already mentioned is good for hair growth. Avocados also have high amounts of vitamin E, which is an essential antioxidant for hair growth.

Biotin Supplement - Taking biotin has been known to promote healthier hair. Biotin is a vitamin that is part of the Vitamin B family. It's used in your hair, skin and nails. The science is still needed to provide a better explanation, but some evidence shows that those who take biotin may experience hair growth.  Some foods contain biotin, such as eggs, but other foods are whole grains, bananas, cauliflower, and mushrooms. Speak with the right professional about taking a biotin supplement.

Water - Most people in Canada don't consume enough water daily. Drinking enough to ensure your body is properly hydrated is important for healthy hair. Dehydration stops hair growth and can cause dandruff or dry scalp.

Eating right is not only going to help you feel better. It's also going to help your hair to stay healthy. Although there are still studies needed to be done around food and hair, the foods we mentioned above can impact your hair. Always talk to the right professional with regards to your own health. Our bodies are all unique and may react differently compared to someone else. It’s good to get the right information you need to know.

Nutrition plays a vital role in your hair's health.
Nutrition plays a vital role in your hair's health. Source: Jessica Dee, Unsplash

External Factors around Health Hair

Nutrition does play a big role in keeping your hair healthy or helping improve your hair, but there are other factors to keep in mind. You don't want to be eating the right things but still negatively impacting your hair.

Washing Your Hair - Washing your hair is healthy and needed, but washing it too frequently can cause irruption. Using an aggressive shampoo is also more likely to cause damage. Be wary of the water temperature. Too hot, and you affect your scalp.

Perms and Dyes - These put huge amounts of stress on the hair and will irritate your scalp. As well using curlers and hood Ayers will also have a negative effect on the scalp.

Sun - Sun exposure can cause your scalp to dry out, which will feel itchy or flaky. Your scalp can also be burned from prolonger sun exposure.

Stress - Everyone deals with stress, and stress has a huge impact on the body, including hair. As you stress, it can increase skin sensitivity and stop hair growth. It would help if you got a handle on your stress levels.

Dealing with these external factors and following a nutrition guide can be your best defence in having healthier hair. Start making the small changes today. It can be hard to make these changes when it comes to nutrition or these external factors. You don't need to make these big changes all at once. Having small, consistent changes is a good way to start. Progressing slowly ensures you don't get overwhelmed and the changes seem manageable.

Stress can negatively impact your hair's health.
Stress can negatively impact your hair's health. Source: Christian Erfurt, Unsplash

Eat Right and Keep Your Hair Healthy

Nutrition plays an important role in how we feel and look. Eating right ensures our body is getting enough nutrients it needs. By eating better for having healthier hair, you may start to see improvements in other areas. Nutrition is a big part. It also plays an important role in our hair. Eating right is the first step in having quality hair that you love. More studies need to be completed around healthier hair, but the foods we mentioned above have worked for others. Talk to your nutritionist or hire one on Superprof. They can find out the foods that work best for you.

Always speak with the right professional you want to ensure you're getting the right information for your body. Everyone may react differently compared to someone else. You can also talk to your doctor about the hair supplements if you are interested. They can assist you in having healthier hair.

Nutrition plays a vital role in our bodies. There are lots of other benefits we can gain from eating right. Check out these articles around nutrition to learn more.

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