Do You wanna have beautiful shiny Hollywood hair? I’d like to share my best tips for healthy and strong hair with you
You probably know them too, those “bad hair days” when our hair just doesn’t want to look the way you want it to look. This morning failure in front of the mirror sometimes can hit our well-being and even our mood, because if we feel uncomfortable, it can also disturb our self-confidence.
First of all, we must be aware that we are all individuals, and our hair is no exception. It is unique and depends on many things, such as our genetics, our lifestyle and the environmental and pollutant substances we are exposed to. Of course, we cannot influence all aspects. However, we can make it a lot better if we incorporate a healthy hair-beauty-diet.
On the internet, you will find a countless amount of advice: Vitamins, biotin, zinc, selenium – but how do we know what applies to our own hair? And how much and how often should we take those supplements? And is there even a piece of evidence that the individual substances work at all?
Of course, there is not a single answer to all these questions. But there is a good study that shows us what works for most of us and which substances can actually make a difference.
It is actually scientifically very well proven that there are substances that are essential for our hair cycle. A new scientific study has summarized and evaluated the most important aspects of vitamins, minerals and their influence on our hair.
Hair Loss and Hair Stress
Hair loss, for example, is a fairly common problem that we can influence with certainty. A special diet rich in vitamins and minerals helps us to counteract this disliked problem. Because these are particularly important for our cell growth and, if deficient, lead to hair loss. There are several different forms of hair loss, the most common ones being androgenic alopecia (AGA) and telogen effluvium (TE). In these cases, the additional intake of vitamin D can help. However, scientists are still uncertain about supplementing zinc, riboflavin, folic acid and vitamin B12 for the prevention of hair loss. Surprisingly, no clear effect has yet been proven for vitamin E and biotin preparations.
Less is more
The same applies here as everywhere else: We should not overdo it! When overdosed, food supplements can also have negative effects on our hair health. For example, an overdose of vitamin A and selenium can have a counter-effect and even lead to hair loss. To prevent early greying, a balance of iron, vitamin D, folic acid, vitamin B12, and selenium is very important.
Very important for hair health is a sufficient, complete and nutritious diet, which is particularly rich in vitamin C, vitamin D, and iron. We can get all these substances through our food and without the need for supplements. Another important aspect is that stress in any form and also inflammation is very harmful to our hair.
What else should I pay attention to?
A plant-based diet seems ideal, as it is rich in antioxidants. I always make sure that I consume sufficient amounts of potentially critical nutrients and supplement especially vitamin B12 and omega 3. As our skin only produces vitamin D with the help of the sun, I also supplement this as the days get darker and colder.
If you want to give your hair an extra boost, you can try this smoothie recipe I created for you:
- 1 silken tofu...
- 4 oranges
- 150 ml of orange juice
- 6 separate, unsulphured apricots
- 1-2 tsp sea buckthorn juice
- 2 tsp. nutmeg or tiger nuts
- Two G's. Tbsp. oat bran
- pinch of cinnamon
- *10 drops of vitamin D3 (in winter)
- Peel and chop oranges.
- Put all ingredients in the blender. Start with the liquid ingredients.
- If your blender is not powerful enough, let the apricots soak in the orange juice.
- Puree all ingredients to a creamy mixture and serve in a bowl with favourite toppings e.g. berries and oatmeal or amaranth pops.
- If it has to be quick you can also add some more liquids such as plant milk or water and make a smoothie out of it.