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hairstyle tips, hair tips

Prunes – Aside from keeping your bowels in good working order, prunes can help improve your hair. They are a good source of iron. Apparently individuals who are iron-deficient can experience unattractive changes to their hair including hair loss, dryness, and thinning.

Brown Short-Grain Rice – Not all carbs are bad.  Complex carbohydrates are good for you and feed your energy over a longer period of time. Brown short-grain rice is a great source of B vitamins and fiber.  Both essential for healthy hair.

Green peas – Eat your peas, please! They are extremely well-balanced and offer different vitamins and minerals, including those that are important for healthy hair, like iron, zinc and B vitamins.

Shrimp– I have always said Shrimp is the poor mans lobster.  Now, I will take shrimp over lobster any day because it helps you keep your hair! It’s an excellent source of vitamin B12, iron and zinc — key vitamins and minerals that you’ll need in your fight against hair loss.

A steamed tail-on shrimp.

Kidney beans – Funny, I didn’t know what the word “Legumes” meant until probably a year ago.  Look it up people… Kidney beans have long been pushed for their healthy-hair-promoting properties. Not only are they a great source of iron and zinc, but they’re also a source of protein. Studies have shown that severe protein deficiency can lead to unhealthy hair.

Walnuts – Walnuts are your friend. Not only do walnuts have more omega-6 fatty acids than any other food, but they’re also full of zinc, iron, B vitamins (B1, B6 and B9), and plenty of protein.

Two Juglans regia walnuts.

Pumpkin seeds – My grandmother used to roast pumpkin seeds with a dash of salt in the oven when we were little kids.  Yummy!  Like walnuts, pumpkin seeds are loaded with all the goodness your hair could ever want: protein, omega-6 fatty acids, zinc and iron.

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Read about even more foods for your tresses: http://www.webmd.com/healthy-beauty/hair-health-11/eat-hair-type

As always, Stay Chic.