I am sure you have heard the phrase 'You are what you eat', but have you heard that you are what you eat and so is your hair. Society has reiterated to us that healthy eating is good for our bodies and that includes our hair. What we put into our bodies affects every aspect of it from hair to toe. Your health can be seen through your hair- the surface reflects what is (or is not) going on inside.
Protein is the main building block of hair's structure which means eating good proteins is a must for hair health. Also important are healthy fats (found in oils, fish and nuts) and they help to keep the scalp in good condition, this being necessary since hair comes out of the scalp (all things working in balance to produce something good). Supplements are another way to ingest nutrients. Although with these, it can take several months before one notices the benefits, so patience is needed.
Healthy eating is something that affects lives and hair for the long-term. It is about creating good lifestyle habits that can take you through the ups and downs of this rollercoaster we call life.
(Book References: Curly Girl, The Handbook by Lorraine Massey and The Hair Bible by Philip Kingsley)