How Your Diet Affects Your Hair

While those of us in the beauty industry like to think that we can work miracles, the truth is that we need a little help from you. Remember that saying, “True beauty comes from within”? Well, it’s not far off. What you consume plays a big part of how you look, and we’re not just talking about the usual culprits like fats and sugars. Eating a healthy diet is the first step toward looking, and feeling, your best.

You’re probably tired of being told to eat your vegetables, but the fact is that a diet high in fruits and vegetables helps your body’s immune system fight off the insults of daily modern life. Not only do they help maintain proper levels of vitamins and minerals, they also contain a wealth of antioxidants and phytonutrients that may also help protect you against the onslaught of aging and chronic disease. Aim for at least five servings a day. During summer, it’s easy to do with all of the fresh produce available in grocery stores and farmers markets.

Berries are great multidimensional fighters. Blueberries contain high levels of Vitamin C, something that your skin is often lacking, and help to keep your blood sugar levels under control. Red berries, such as strawberries and raspberries, contain antioxidants to help your skin and hair fight off the effects of aging.

Leafy greens may just be your skin’s best friend. Summer varieties such as spinach, Swiss chard, and beet greens are chockablock full of antioxidants as well as protein and iron. Even better, they’re low in calories and sodium, and are naturally cholesterol-free. Use them in salads or add them to your morning smoothie.

To look and feel your best this summer, do your part at home and the team of professional stylists and aestheticians here at the Richard Nicholas Hair Studio will work their magic. We’ve been helping our clients tap into their own sense of independence since 1971, and we can help you find the look that’s perfect for you. If you have any questions or want to get a new look for spring, give us a call at (215) 567-4790 or visit us at 1716 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.