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Four Vitamin B Rich Foods for Hair Growth!

We all want to look our best. So dull, brittle hair can be a real problem. It can also be the sign of a bigger problem, like a vitamin B complex deficiency. What if there was a simple and delicious solution? Getting enough of the right kinds of B vitamins provides your body with the tools it needs to create fast-growing, radiant hair.

A vitamin B deficiency can affect all aspects of hair growth and more. These are just a few of the symptoms:

● Dandruff and Rashes
● Thinning Hair and Hair Loss
● Premature Greying
● Hormone Imbalances Which Affect Hair Growth
● Depression and Irritability

It’s important to know there are several kinds of B vitamins, and they are all essential for your well-being. Take a look at these four healthy foods loaded with B vitamins and other nutrients that support healthy, beautiful hair.

1. Greek Yogurt

Greek Yogurt

Plenty of protein is also required for strong hair, and that’s what makes Greek yogurt so great. In addition to healthy animal protein, it’s got vitamin B2 (riboflavin) to help you process the protein and vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) to promote good scalp circulation.

The rich content of B12 is Greek yogurt’s highest claim though, with almost 30% of your daily requirement per serving. This vitamin services the metabolic functions of your body which make hair growth possible, and a vitamin B12 deficiency is associated with premature graying and hair loss.

2. Eggs

Eggs

Eggs are some of the most potent foods on the planet, and their combination of key nutrients is perfect for promoting hair growth. Like Greek yogurt, eggs are full of protein and B12. They also contain another important B complex vitamin, B7 (biotin). Biotin has been related to longer, stronger hair and its benefits extend to the skin and nails as well.

It doesn’t matter how you cook your eggs, but the most hair-friendly nutrients are in the yolk. Eating a few eggs a week can make your hair stronger and your skin brighter.

3. Walnuts

Walnuts

Another great source of biotin are walnuts, but that’s not all they have to offer. Walnuts are also the most rich nut in omega-3 fatty acids, providing almost an entire daily requirement in ¼ cup. Omega-3s perform numerous body functions, including keeping hair flexible and strong.

The amino acid, L-arginine, is also potently found in walnuts. It’s been used in topical hair growth formulas for its restorative effects, and ingested it aids with circulation and blood flow. These nutrients together make walnuts ideal for those interested in improving the health of their scalp and hair.

4. Oysters

Oysters

The combination of hair-enriching nutrients found in oysters offers a powerful solution to the types of nutrient deficiencies that ravage hair. Oysters are an incredible source of B12, protein and zinc, and a moderate source of B2 and B6. They provide omega-3 fatty acids, too, making oysters the most beneficial food on the list.

The importance of oyster’s outstanding zinc content can’t be overstated. Zinc deficiencies lead quickly to hair loss. Zinc plays many roles, including cell development, hormone balance and enabling other nutrients to be absorbed. All of these things are related to the growth of full, healthy hair, and when eaten together with B complex vitamins can visibly improve hair quality. Oysters provide all these benefits and more.

A Balanced Diet

By eating a balanced diet of hair-enriching foods like these, you can give your body the tools to reach its full potential. Don’t be fooled into thinking you need supplements or expensive products to achieve the smooth, shiny hair you deserve; the ingredients to your success are all around you!

For a particularly powerful infusion of B vitamins and other essential nutrients for hair health, try a spinach and salmon omelette with a small side of greek yogurt. The iron from the spinach and the healthy fats from the salmon will give a boost to the B vitamins and other building blocks of your new luscious locks!

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This is a guest post by Rohit Agarwal. He is a foodie, traveller, yoga-doer and tech-freak. He is a reader, writer and health conscious person. He is the current contributor for nicehair.org and likes to write on travel & health.

Thanks to him for sharing these tips with us. Get to know him more by visiting his Google Plus account – https://plus.google.com/+RohitAgarwal87

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Dandruff Debunked: Is There a Connection to Hair Loss?

Hello you all!

Read on to find out what dandruff really is and whether it’s connected to hair loss, according to Mike Ryan – Trichologist, Brand Expert CLEAR Arabia!

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Sometimes people wonder if their hair loss is a result of their dandruff. This is a very common myth, and can be a bit tricky to answer for a few reasons. In general, dandruff is not a direct cause of hair loss. However, the scratching associated with dandruff can in fact damage the cuticular scale of your hair shafts. The cuticular scale is a protective covering on each individual hair and, when damaged, can lead to the hair falling out. In most cases, dandruff does not lead to such an amount of scratching, and therefore is probably not the reason for your hair loss.

There are a few different causes for dandruff, so there are many reasons that people could have it. Dandruff is mainly cause by a fungus that can be found in the atmosphere and can infect anybody. A few other causes of dandruff are high intakes of sugar and fats, prolonged exposure to sunlight, overuse of hair care products, and some dermatologists even think stress can cause dandruff.

If your case of dandruff does result in severe scratching, you may want to look into some treatments for your dandruff itself. If your dandruff is not caused by genetic reasons, it should be easy enough to treat. The best remedy for dandruff is available in over-the-counter shampoos and conditioners as these hair products contain certain chemicals like zinc pyrithione and selenium sulfide that prevent the regrowth of fungus on the scalp.

CLEAR MEN Hair Fall DefenseContrary to popular belief, dandruff is not dry scalp. Most dandruff is oily so there is no point in putting on oil and rubbing it in – it will only make the oily flakes oilier and stickier. Dandruff affects most people at some time in their life, often temporarily and fluctuating. Research indicates that it is stimulated by a micro-organism normally present on everyone’s scalp as part of the skin’s normal flora – so you can’t catch it as you already have it. The skin’s secretions control the organism, keeping it at a certain level. Adverse changes in the secretions, however, enable the micro-organism to flourish and cause the scalp to produce skin flakes faster – which in turn creates the dandruff flakes. The extra rapidity of skin production and an increase in sebum cause the flakes to become oily and stick to the scalp. Reasons for adverse changes in skin secretions can be stress, hormone changes in sexes, diet, cosmetic products and poor hygiene.

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