Simple Nutrition Tips for Healthier Hair

Because of today's fast pace lifestyles many people are concerned that they may not be obtaining the proper daily nutrition that will support healthy bodies, healthy skin and hair growth.



Invest in HIGH Quality Proteins

Since hair is made of keratin protein, a diet deficient in protein will show up in hair thinning and hair loss.  The first signs of this may be that your hair is dull and/or increased breakage.  Increase your intake of high-quality (hormone free and organic) protein-rich foods such as lean meats, fish, poultry, eggs, nuts, beans and seeds. Amino Acid Savvy

Women especially need quick and efficient complete chains of amino's for the body's.  There are eight essential amino acids included in “complete proteins,” which are necessary on a daily basis for overall healthy hair growth. Some complete proteins include meat, fish, poultry, yogurt and cheese, soybeans and eggs.

Consume Essential Fatty Acids

These nutrients are essential to shiny, vibrant, healthy hair and the cellular function necessary for hair growth, but they are not produced within the human body and must be consumed instead. The daily use of seeds and nuts and the cold-pressed oils from them, such as flax seed oil, on salads and in any dishes that do not require heating will bring the essential omega-6 fatty acids to your diet. Omega-3s, the other important fatty acids, are contained in oily fish and walnuts.


Moderate Liquids such as Caffeine and Carbonated drinks

What is "moderate?"    One drink a day is are best.  These drinks actually leach important vitamins and minerals from your body and provide not much of anything in return. They also take the place of healthier choices such as water,  herbal tea and fresh, all-natural fruit juices.

Drink Your H2O

The human body needs about 64 ounces of water (that’s eight 8-ounce glasses) to maintain healthy body systems, including hair growth. Are you getting enough? After urinating the first time upon waking up, your urine should be colorless and odorless for the remainder of the day. If it is a concentrated yellow or has a strong odor, increase your water intake.

Diets That Make You Crash

A diet very low in calories (fewer than 600 calories per day) deprives hair, as well as the rest of your body, of the necessary nutrients for health and growth and will result in breakage and dull hair.



Amino's and Dietary supplement used to combat hair loss:

By maintaining a well-balanced diet and eating protein-rich foods, hair thinning and hair loss can be reduced. If you’re concerned that your diet is lacking, consider taking a high quality dietary supplement. This will not only promote healthy hair, it will also support overall health and well-being.


The amino acid L-lysine plays a major role, as it stimulates collagen synthesis and thus leads to improvement of repair mechanisms. Furthermore, the roots need the essential amino acid to functional properly. This is why an appropriate supplementation with L-lysine in it can lead to a significant reduction of hair loss in affected persons.


L-cysteine is an integral component of the keratin of the hair blocks. Several studies in which B vitamins and L-cysteine were taken, led to a significant improvement in androgenetic alopecia.

From L-cysteine, the body forms, together with the amino acids L-glycine and L-glutamine to form the strong antioxidant L-glutathione, which can protect sensitive hair roots against oxidative stress.


L-methionine is the second, in addition to L-cysteine amino acid important for the formation of healthy hair. Methionine is also very sulphurous and just like L-cysteine is essential for the construction of procollagen. An L-methionine deficiency can lead to decreased formation of hair.


L-arginine can stimulate blood circulation in the delicate skin tissue, thus ensuring that the roots are better supplied with micronutrients. L-arginine also supports the immune system and may thus help prevent disease-related hair loss.


Kassie Kuehl is a health coach and consultant, in addition to being a professional stylist and specialist in natural hair color. Kassie opened Kasia Organic Salon, a chemical-free, natural and euphoric experience, located in Minneapolis, MN. Kasia believes that beautiful hair and skin is directly linked to beautiful health. Our hair and skin reflects the state of the body\'s health and looks its best when all cells in the skin\'s layers are properly nourished and hydrated, naturally. “Be in the know” and learn more about Kasia Organic Salon at the Author’s Site:


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