For healthy tresses in any season it is suggested you eat a healthy diet. To retain the healthy tresses in summer might be a task with the growing pollution and ever increasing heat. Eat healthy and retain the healthy tresses is the magic words.

  1. Dark green vegetables – Don’t know if Popeye the Sailor Man ate spinach for healthy hair, but sure it would have helped him retain those strands. Spinach, like broccoli is an excellent source of vitamins A and C. these vitamins help your body to produce sebum. Sebum is the oily substance secreted by your hair follicles and is the body's natural hair conditioner. Dark green vegetables also provide iron and calcium
  2. Beans - Legumes like kidney beans and lentils should be an important part of your hair-care diet. Not only do they provide plentiful protein to promote hair growth, but ample iron, zinc, and biotin. While rare, biotin deficiencies can result in brittle hair. The American Dietetic Association recommends three or more cups of lentils or beans each week for healthy hair.
  3. Nuts – Walnuts, cashew, almonds, etc are all a rich source of zinc. Zinc is important in maintaining healthy hair. Zinc deficiency can lead to hair fall. Ensure that nuts are regular on your healthy hair menu.
  4. Carrots - Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A, which promotes a healthy scalp. Since a healthy scalp is essential for a shiny, well-conditioned head of hair, it is advisable to include carrots in your diet.
  5. Dark colored fruits- Dark colored fruits like berries, plums, etc contain bioflavonoid that also act as antioxidants. These fruits promote hair growth.
  6. Citrus fruits – Citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruit have Vitamin C and antioxidants. Many of these fruits have antioxidants that help increase circulation to the scalp, which encourages hair growth.
  7. Apples, apricots, peaches, bananas and watermelon are not only sweet, but are also hair-growth boosters. The secret ingredient in these fruits is the nutrient biotin. Biotin has been heralded as the natural growth steroids for hair and nails. Many people have used a biotin-fortified diet to combat hair loss. Studies suggest that biotin promotes hair growth and infuses strength and thickness into every strand.
  8. Avocado - The powerhouse fruit for hair health is the avocado. Avocados are rich in vitamin A and antioxidants. The fruit is a natural moisturizer that helps hair growth. Avocados are great food for damaged hair. Add this fruit to a deep conditioner to make hair stronger, shiny and healthy. Avocado’s moisturizing essential fats make it an ideal fruit to use for hair repair. It leaves hair softer, more elastic and less prone to breakage.
  9. Juicy vegetables – Juicy vegetables like beet, onion, cucumber, etc help in retaining healthy hair during summer. They promote hair growth and act as a perfect hair tonic.
  10. Garlic – Vegetables that are rich in sulphur like garlic and onion help in keeping the hair healthy.

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