Your favorite shampoo and conditioner can help you regain healthy hair but they don’t act alone. To give your hair a boost look at what you’re putting in your body. Similar to your skin and nails, your hair reaps the benefits of a better diet.
I witnessed this firsthand when I adopted the Atkins diet. To know me well is to understand that caffeine and sugar are two of my closest friends. Unfortunately, they are also my hair’s biggest enemies. When I kicked off the Atkins diet, I had to kick these friends to the curb. The program requires adding more protein to your diet and cutting back on your sugar intake. Within a few weeks, my waistline was shrinking and my hair length was surging. Eventually, I dumped the Atkins diet (that’s a story I’ll save for Diaries of a Skinny Fat Girl) but I made sure I kept the core foods on my grocery list.
2. Low-fat dairy products such as milk and yogurt