If you have frizzy hair, you are probably willing to try anything to tame it. I’m right there with you! I have naturally curly hair that doesn’t always behave the way I want it to. In my never ending quest to fight the frizz, I came upon a wealth of food suggestions, including adding certain foods to my meal plan. I love to eat and I love getting rid of frizz, so I think I found the perfect solution. Read on for your new favorite foods.
Salmon is loaded with vitamin D, which your hair needs to stay healthy. At the same time, it’s also loaded with healthy fats. The combination results in just the right food for keeping your hair hydrated. Fighting dry strands is one of the easiest ways to fight frizz so start enjoying salmon a couple of times each week. It tastes great grilled or baked with your favorite herbs and spices.
2. Citrus Fruits
Eating loads of citrus fruits helps your hair stay shiny and healthy. Frizzy hair certainly isn’t shiny, so if you attack from several directions, you can fight the frizz while also ensuring that it never comes back. Include oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruits in your cooking. They are great for homemade dressings and marinades and are inexpensive to buy.
Blueberries are a food that have one of the highest antioxidant count of any other food. They are so tiny, but they pack a huge punch. According to the experts, those antioxidants help fight the free radical damage that can cause your hair to frizz out. Blueberries are good by the handful, but they are also yummy on pancakes, in oatmeal or tossed in a spinach salad.
Walnuts pack a double punch with their omega-3 fatty acid and biotin content. These two powerful nutrients help protect the DNA in your hair and ward of the damage from the sun. This translates to less frizz in any weather condition. Walnuts are great as a snack, but they also taste good in banana bread or your favorite muffin recipe.
5. Sweet Potatoes
Baked, fried or served in hash, sweet potatoes can do more for you than just make your taste buds happy. They are rich in beta carotene, which your body needs to form vitamin A. It also plays a key role in keeping the healthy oils in your hair from drying up. As we all know, dry hair is more prone to frizz that hydrated strands.
Yogurt is packed with protein and vitamin D, making it a great pick for keeping your hair healthy enough to fight frizz. Greek versions are higher in protein than regular versions. I like to buy the plain kind and flavor it with fresh fruit, granola and a drizzle of honey. Yum!
Chicken is a food very high in protein, which experts say your hair needs just to exist. However, keeping your strands pumped full of important nutrients means they are better able to fight frizz and stay looking like you want them to. Grilled chicken pairs well with mashed potatoes or a baked potato. Chicken is also a great blank slate for loads of different flavorings so there’s no reason to get bored.
How do you fight frizz? Granted, food won’t be able to fully counteract humid weather or a sweat session, but they can’t hurt. Which of these foods are you going to start eating more often?