Did you know that a fantastic head of hair starts with a scalp that is in tip top shape?
We have talked before about shampooing routines that lead to a healthier scalp but there’s a lot you can you do from a nutritional stand point to encourage scalp health. Here are some of our favorite foods that will help your scalp (and the rest of your skin) and hair thrive:
Eggs are a great source of protein and biotin, two nutrients that may promote hair growth and balance skin.
Spinach is a healthy green vegetable that’s loaded with beneficial nutrients like folate, iron, and vitamins A and C, all of which may promote hair growth.
Vitamin A helps the skin glands produce sebum. This oily substance helps moisturize the scalp to keep hair healthy.
Sweet potatoes are a great source of beta-carotene. The body converts this compound into vitamin A, which is linked to good hair health.
A medium sweet potato (about 114 grams) contains enough beta-carotene to provide more than four times your daily vitamin A needs.
What’s more, vitamin A could also speed up the rate of hair growth and encourage the growth of thicker hair, all while preventing other hair follicles from regressing!
We also are big supports of taking collagen supplements. They aid in protein intake, preventing dry scalp, lesson wrinkles and are even said to reduce gaining grey hair![ssboost]