Nourish your scalp and hair from the inside to see smoother, stronger strands.14 11 04 hairrescue

“Your hair is an outward look at what’s happening on the inside,” says Toronto-based holistic nutritionist Joy McCarthy. Give your locks a boost by adding these scalp-healthy vitamins and minerals to your diet.

Vitamins A and K: Dry, brittle hair can be an indication of nutritional deficiencies in vitamins A and K. These vitamins help produce oil on your scalp, acting as your hair’s natural conditioner.
B Vitamins: Vitamins B6 and B12 are involved in the creation of red blood cells, which carry nutrients to the hair follicles (the roots). Without proper nutrition, your hair becomes starved, making it limp and more prone to shedding and slow growth.
Vitamin C: “[Vitamin C is] used in the formation of collagen, which literally holds our body together,” says McCarthy. Collagen is not only important in forming the body’s muscles and cartilage but also aids in the creation of healthy-looking, fuller hair by stimulating the follicles to increase the diameter of individual hairs.
Healthy Fats: While indulging in chips and cookies produces a hormonal imbalance that can cause hair to appear dry and lifeless, including healthy fats such as avocados and coconut oil in your diet can give a dull mane a healthy glow. Fats moisturize from the inside out and help nourish hair follicles.

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