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Eat Your Way to Healthy Hair

Eat Your Way to Healthy Hair

We all want healthy hair, right? Strong, shiny, plenty of volume but not greasy, and while much of how your hair looks, feels and behaves comes down to genetics; lifestyle choices and the environment can play havoc with your locks.

Fortunately, there are ways to combat the signs and causes of unhealthy hair — and it all starts with nutrition. Here are our top tips to help eat your way to healthier looking locks.

Start with Vitamin A

Once it sprouts from your scalp, it’s pretty much done in terms of how it’s going live out the remainder of its time there. Your job is then to maintain it, and to ensure that the hair which grows in its place is healthy.

Vitamin A helps your body to produce healthy sebum, an oily substance which is essential to healthy hair. If you have too much sebum, your hair and skin can become greasy, but some is important to help protect against the elements.

Buy Vitamin A at MyVitamins, or find it as part of MyVitamins Total Cod Liver Oil.


Biotin is one of the staple ingredients of healthy hair. It helps hair to grow strong and elastic. You’ll find it in the starchy foods such as lentils, brown rice, oats and pulses.

Check out this recipe for Lentil and Tomato salad.

Vitamin E

Known most commonly as a vitamin for healthy skin, vitamin E also helps to keep your hair in peak condition. It’s a powerful antioxidant, which means it combats harmful free radicals, which can weigh hair down and damage it.

Vitamin E also contributes to more oxygenated blood flow, which means more nutrients to the scalp, and healthier hair.

Buy Vitamin E at MyVitamins, or find it in foods such as leafy greens and nuts.

Pantothenic acid

Also known as vitamin B6, it helps to keep hair strong and healthy. Vitamin B6 helps to keep your hair on your head for longer, essentially.

You’ll find vitamin B6 is eggs and wholegrain foods, as well as in MyVitamins Essential Vitamin B Complex.

When it comes your hair, good nutrition really is vital. Eating well helps ensure that your hair grows out strong, and that it stays put. The B vitamins are especially important for this, and we can’t recommend the MyVitamins complex highly enough.

One other suggestion, a real favourite of ours, is coconut oil. Cook with it to benefit from its awesome good fats, and massage a little into your hair every other day to keep your hair shiny and nourished.

Sophie Angell

Sophie Angell

Writer and expert

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