In a time where we may not be able to get into the salon as often as we like, Special FX Salon offers shipping on our professional hair care products to help keep your hair healthy, shiny, and manageable in-between visits. However, besides regular trims and professional hair care products, there’s another vital element to beautiful hair – nutrition! A good diet and essential nutrients play a key role in maintaining beautiful hair.
Here are some types of nutrition that you need in order to keep your hair healthy.
Essential Fatty Acids. Although the name may not sound attractive, they are an essential part of healthy hair. Fatty acids nourish your hair follicles, provide nutrients for keeping hair moisturized and promote hair growth. Omega 3’s are part of this family and are intensely beneficial to your hair. You can find essential fatty acids in fish and seafood, plant oils such as flax and canola, and nuts and seeds.
Biotin and Protein. Proteins are basically the building blocks to strengthening your hair. If you have a deficiency of protein in your diet, it can lead to slow hair growth, and over time, your hair will become thinner. In fact, protein deficiency is the main cause of hair loss. Biotin is part of the vitamin B family and helps to prevent hair loss and brittle hair. Eggs are the leading source of biotin and meat, soy, dairy, and eggs are excellent sources of protein.
Vitamin A. Foods rich in vitamin A help to promote your natural oil production. Sebum, an oily and slightly waxy substance found on the skin and in hair, is produced by vitamin A. It helps to prevent dry scalp and keep your hair nourished while adding a layer of protection to your hair. Carrots, sweet potatoes, and spinach are awesome sources of vitamin A.
Vitamins C and E. Vitamin C is a key component in collagen production which strengthens the hair. When you eat foods rich in antioxidants, vitamin C and E will help to protect against damage from free radicals in the environment around you. Sweet peppers, nuts, and berries are all outstanding snacks to promote strong, healthy hair.
Simply Water. Water is needed for every bodily function, and hair is no exception. Water promotes hair growth. How? If you are dehydrated, your body sends a signal throughout your body to conserve water, which will slow hair growth. Be sure to drink your allotment of water each day to keep your body hydrated, which will keep your hair and skin looking healthy.
When you come into Special FX Salon for your next appointment, be sure to ask your stylist which of our professional hair care products are best for your hair type. Come into Special FX Salon & Day Spa at 1711 Branham Lane in San Jose, an easy drive for surrounding communities including Saratoga, Almaden, Los Gatos, and Morgan Hill for all your hair care needs. You can reach us for an appointment at 408-264-4505, reserve online, or use our free mobile app on iTunes or Google Play for easy appointments, reminders, discounts, and more!