What you eat affects the health of your hair and scalp—nutrients from food provide the energy that fuels hair growth. Junk, processed foods can give you dull, unhealthy skin and hair.
►PROTEIN STRENGTHENS HAIR: Iron-rich protein builds strong keratin, the outer layer of hair and scalp. Without it, hair grows more slowly and can become weak and brittle. Eat lean meat, fish, low-fat cheese, egg whites, spinach, and organic soy.
►VITAMIN C BUILDS COLLAGEN: Collagen supports hair follicles and keeps blood vessels in the scalp healthy. Vitamin C also helps you absorb iron from plant proteins. Try organic, soy yogurt with an orange OR 1/2 cup of strawberries; OR 1 cup of steamed spinach with chopped tomatoes and olive oil.