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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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2 eggs = 1 fabulous DIY hair mask + 1 face mask!

Hi my lovable friends!

When I tried this mask on believe me, I knew then and there that I had to share it with you guys 🙂

My last DIY haircare mask required 5 ingredients. The one I am going to share now, has only 2 ingredients and the result it gives is fantastic when compared to any other masks I have done so far!

You will need:

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2 egg yolks – Our hair is made of proteins and the protein content of the yolk adds strength to the hair follicles, thus making the hair roots stronger. The fatty acids in it brings a natural shine to your hair. It aids in controlling hair loss. I have long hair by the way. So I require 2 egg yolks. If you have shoulder length hair, I believe you will need only 1 egg yolk.

2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive oil – Olive oil is helps hydrate and deep condition you hair. The amount of olive oil depends on the number of yolks you incorporate in the mask. 1 egg yolk ~ 1 tbsp olive oil and so on.

Step by step preparation :

1) Beat the two egg yolks together using either a fork or a whisk, until it becomes a bit frothy like in the photo below.

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2) Add two tbsp of extra virgin olive oil to it.

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3) Beat the mixture again.

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4) Beat it until you get a thick and creamy mixture like below.

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How to apply

1) First wash your hair with a mild shampoo.

2) Apply this mixture onto your wet hair gently (I say ‘gently’ because applying something to wet hair is much tougher than applying anything to dry hair. It tends to break faster when it’s wet. So just be gentle!)

3) First apply to the scalp and massage in. Then make sure your entire hair is saturated with this mixture.

4) Pull it up in a loose bun and cover with a shower cap.

5) Wait for 20 mins

6) Wash off with or without a shampoo. I washed really well and I felt the olive oil in it didn’t actually make my hair ‘oily’. So I preferred not to use a shampoo.

7) Do this mask once or twice a week 🙂

WARNING: This mask STINKS. Such a horrid smell. But the result it gives is fantastic and I don’t mind tolerating the smell for that!.

What is the result you ask?.. SOFT and GLOSSY hair!. You will love how your hair feels. I actually felt like life was injected into my hair. I am loving this mask !!.

Look guys, this is a super simple hair mask. The ingredients are easily available. You have NO EXCUSE whatsoever for not doing this. Show your hair some TLC. Come on. Do it!

So well, I was left with the egg white, which I beat into a frothy mixture.

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Initially I thought of making scrambled eggs and eating it. But then I felt like doing a facial with part of it as the batch of my daily anti-oxidant facial had got over.  So I simply took about 2 tbsp of the above mixture and applied it onto my face and neck. I kept it on for 10 mins until my skin felt real tight. This mask helps brings glow to your skin. Also it helps shrink the size of the pores on your skin. If you have large pore size, this mask is perfect for you. Gives instant results. Overall, you are left with smooth and soft skin. I suggest this mask once a week.

In the picture above, my mixture seems a bit yellow because I managed to get a few drops of the egg yolk in it!. Clumsy me 😛.

If you have acne prone skin, please make sure that you don’t get egg yolk into this mixture because it might break you out.

If you have oily skin, add a few drops of lemon juice to the egg white, beat it together and apply. This helps in controlling the oil in your skin. Also cleanses your skin 🙂

So that’s it for now. With the rest of the egg white, I made scrambled egg. Hehe.

I just now realized that this is my 50th post. How cool!!

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