Long, shiny, soft, and smooth hair - the dream of every girl. Ok, maybe some like it short (like me), or colored or braided. But the health of our hair is the number one priority for us all. I mean, wouldn’t you want to just flip your hair in broad daylight in a public place without everything getting tangled in a mess? Or the joy of someone (ahem * ahem) caressing your hair, without their fingers wrapped in loose strays?
So what are those miracle ingredients that make our hair movie-like? We dived into research, into the depths of science and Ayurveda, and we have a list of the most amazing hair foods that will change your life.
1. Egg it on!
Eggs are the powerhouse of proteins and biotin, making them the perfect nourishing ingredient to hydrate, strengthen and repair your hair. The yolks have an ultra-nourishing ingredient called ‘lecithin’ that will moisturize and repair dry hair, while the albumin is enriched with proteins and helps avoid hair loss and enhance your scalp health.
Nykaa recommends: Homemade egg and oats hair mask or The Body Care Egg Shampoo With Conditioner or Aroma Blush Egg Protein Conditioner
2. Banana Smooth-ie
And smooth-ie is what you get. Bananas are known to soften, condition and add shine to your hair. Not only this, bananas are high in silica that boosts collagen and makes your hair stronger and thicker. They also help care for your scalp with their microbial properties to combat dandruff too! Can you find any fruit that’s more wholesome and overarching?
Nykaa recommends: Yogurt and banana smoothie for your hair or The Body Shop Banana Truly Nourishing Shampoo or Biotique Advanced Organics Banana Deeply Nourishing Hair Mask
5. All Things Oatty & Nutty
Oats are super rich in biotin, directly aids in hair growth. This miracle cereal also moisturizes and strengthens your strands, leaving them shiny and bouncy. Nuts on the other hand are the healthiest sources of zinc, fatty acids and selenium all of which are essential for hair care. Walnuts, cashews and almonds are the most commonly used haircare ingredients as well!
Nykaa recommends: Blend oats and nuts with some coconut or argan oil as a pasty mask or Fabindia Honey Oatmeal Shampoo For Dry Hair or Panchvati Herbals Oats Honey & Vanilla Shampoo
6. Bunny’s love
Carrots. These delicious, orange hued veggies are loaded with vitamins A and E making this bunny’s favorite food and great ingredient for your hair. Carrots stimulate hair growth and strengthen your roots averting hair fall. Carrots and carrot oil not only help your hair grow faster but also thicker.
Nykaa recommends: Carrot juice as a wash away conditioner or Clovia Botaniqa Carrot Seed Essential Oil For Skin Hair & Diffusion or Tabiea Carrot Oil