I didn’t always have thick healthy hair. In fact, in my late teens/early twenties my hair was thinning and falling out faster than it seemed to be growing back. This was really upsetting for me as a young woman who never had any health problems and now I had a problem that seemed to have no obvious solution. Growing up, I just assumed I would always have lush thick hair because my mom did and my hair is very similar. My hormones were completely imbalanced and the root cause of this was my diet and poor digestive health. Once I got back on track, my hair quickly came back thick and lush. Ya!
Genetics definitely play a role in the thickness and texture of your hair, but the foods you eat determine how shiny and healthy it is. Just like the health of your skin, what you put IN your body has a great influence on the health and beauty of the outside. You really don’t need to spend extra money on fancy products at your hair salon. Focus on items you buy at the grocery store to create beauty from the inside out.
In this video, I share 3 foods for hair health that I eat regularly!
If you need some inspiration for healthy recipes, I develop weekly holistic recipes for AOL’s That’s Fit, here are 55 recipes for you to check out: http://www.thatsfit.ca/2009/10/16/holistic-and-delicious-recipes-from-joy-mccarthy/