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Your hair is actually made of protein, so of course protein is essential for healthy hair!!!
If you are not consuming enough protein in your diet, your hair is likely to become dry, brittle and weak - and you could even start losing your hair. Choose chicken, fish, dairy products and eggs as excellent sources of protein along with vegetarian sources such as beans and nuts.
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If you don't want your hair to fall out, you'll probably want to pay attention to how much iron you eat. Animal products such as red meat, chicken and fish provide iron. Vegetarians can raise their iron by including lentils, spinach and other leafy green vegetables such as broccoli, kale and salad greens.
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Vitamin C

Vitamin C aids the absorption of iron so foods high in vitamin C are good to eat in at the same time as iron-rich foods. The best sources are blueberries, broccoli, guava, kiwi fruits, oranges, papaya, strawberries and sweet potatoes.
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Omega-3 fatty acids are important fats our body cannot make itself, and therefore must be obtained through our diet. Omega-3s are found in the cells that line the scalp and also provide the oils that keep your scalp and hair hydrated. Look out for oily fish such as salmon,, sardines, trout and plant sources including avocado, pumpkin seeds and walnuts.
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Scalp protection involves other important minerals. A lack of zinc can lead to hair loss and a dry, flaky scalp. Fortified cereals and whole grains are a good source of zinc along with oysters, beef and eggs.
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Vitamin E

The sun can damage our hair just like it can damage our skin and vitamin E is the best way to protect your hair. Nuts are nutritional powerhouses!
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Natural treatments

Make your own hair mask for a deep, nourishing treatment every two weeks. Whisk an egg yolk and mix with half a mashed avocado and a spoonful of honey. Massage onto damp, clean hair and leave for 30 minutes before rinsing thoroughly.
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@nokcha I actually used to put those in my oatmeal lol
@JJ25 I put sunflower seeds on my salads for a vitamin e boost :)
Seriously, what doesn't vitamin C do? There is even a juice at my local juice bar that has a 'luscious locks' juice!
@leesd88 it worked... hahahaha
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