brunette woman with long curly hairDid you know hair is the fastest growing tissue in the human body? That’s why it’s important to provide our hair with the nutrients it needs to stay healthy and strong! Whether you’re looking to lengthen or strengthen, Catherine & Company has some tips to help your hair.

Grow Your Locks

Protein is good for our muscles, bones and promotes hair growth. Hair follicles are made of protein, so consuming the appropriate amount is key to help prevent hair loss.

According to The Dietary Reference Intake, the average adult should aim for 0.36 grams of protein per pound of body weight. For someone who weighs 150 pounds, that equals 54 grams of protein per day. Good sources of protein include eggs, fish, poultry and beans.

Another essential vitamin that promotes hair growth is biotin, also known as Vitamin H, which helps the body convert nutrients into energy. It also plays a role in the production of keratin, a type of protein found in your hair, nails and skin. Foods containing biotin include nuts, seeds, organ meats and sweet potatoes.

Boost Shine

Achieving shiny, beautiful locks can be possible with the right nutrients. Adding oily fish to your diet, which contain omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, can keep your scalp hydrated. They also provide iron and Vitamin B12 to ensure your scalp and hair follicles remain healthy.

Eating salmon, sardines and oysters can help your hair attain a healthy, glowing shine.

Prevent Breakage

Hair breakage is a common problem, often caused by heated styling tools, over-washing or consistent exposure to dry weather. A balanced diet with biotin, Vitamin C and niacin can help repair and prevent hair breakage from happening in the first place.

Biotin helps strengthen your hair follicles to resist breakage, while niacin repairs damaged cells to prevent further damage. Vitamin C is a great source of collagen, a type of protein naturally produced in the body that can strengthen hair follicles and prevent damage. Beans, eggs and red meats all contain these essential nutrients.

Additional Tips

Using quality hair products and getting regular trims to remove split ends can also keep hair healthy. Deep conditioning treatments restore strength, prevent breakage and lock in moisture to make your hair more management and give it a healthy glow.
Achieve the healthy hair you deserve! To schedule an appointment with one of our stylists, contact Catherine & Company today.