Consuming raw vegetables, alliums, and certain fruit in juice form is the best way to ensure your hair is glossy and healthy, experts say. Garlic, onion, spinach, coriander, and aloe vera contain nutrients that help growth, protect follicles and combat hair loss. Here nutritionists juices to your diet will keep your locks healthy, glossy and strong.
Kiwi fruits are a fantastic source of vitamin C. Although there is no confirmed direct role for vitamin C in hair growth, one of its major functions in the body is as an antioxidant. This antioxidant activity may help to protect the hair follicles and encourage growth.
Like many other colorful fruits, kiwi fruits also contain a wide variety of flavonoids and carotenoids, which can also act as antioxidants. Kiwi fruits also contain small amounts of copper, a mineral that is known to contribute to hair pigmentation.
Coriander is a source of iron, which can help to prevent an iron deficiency that typically leads to hair loss in women. It’s also a source of copper, which is needed for hair pigmentation, and manganese, which has antioxidant activity; and contains a wide variety of flavonoids and carotenoids. It also one of the stress-relieving properties too – stress is another common cause of hair loss, so anything we do to relieve it can only be helpful!
Aloe vera is well-known for supporting the skin, with its healing and soothing action. Many people also swear by drinking aloe vera juice for improving the growth and condition of their hair. However, how it works for the hair is not clear.
It may simply be due to the vitamins and minerals contained in the juice, which are said to include vitamins C, E and beta carotene (a precursor to vitamin A) as well as vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B6 and the minerals zinc, copper and iron.
One of the nutritional highlights of onions is that they are rich in biotin, a vitamin that is essential for normal hair growth. It contains some copper to support hair pigmentation, and they’re a fantastic source of flavonoids especially quercetin that has antioxidant effects.
Substances in onion, including quercetin, have also been found to have antibacterial activity, and this may help to control or eliminate infections of the skin or hair follicles if fresh onion juice is applied to the scalp.
Spinach is a good source of iron. This is particularly important as iron deficiency is a common cause of hair shedding in women – a type of hair loss called ‘chronic telogen effluvium’.
Spinach is also a good source of a variety of vitamins and minerals including vitamin K, vitamin C, folate, manganese, magnesium, copper, and beta carotene (the precursor to vitamin A), and is rich in flavonoids and carotenoids that act as antioxidants.
Guavas are one of the best sources of vitamin C, containing more than double that found in kiwi fruits. As we saw when looking at kiwi juice, vitamin C may not have a known direct role in hair growth, but it does act as an antioxidant and supports the immune system, potentially helping to protect the hair follicles. Guavas, like papaya, are said to be particularly rich in the antioxidant carotenoids lycopene, lutein, and cryptoxanthin which may also have a protective effect.
Now, you don’t have to worry about your thin hair. Just drink those juices to give strength to your hair. Grow them naturally so you will get your glossy hair naturally.