How to Get Healthier Hair From the Inside Out

We’re often told that shampoos, conditioners, heat protectant sprays, and regular haircuts are the ultimate ways to achieve your healthiest hair. What if we told you that what you’re doing on the outside is only half the battle? The truth is that healthy hair is achieved by more than just the products you’re using.

You can use as much hair oil as you’d like but if you aren’t doing good for your body on the inside, it won’t matter. In this article, we’re going to share some helpful tips on how to obtain your strongest hair yet with the food you eat, vitamins you take, and overall lifestyle you lead! 

Keep scrolling to find out how!

What is hair made up of?

Our hair is mostly made up of protein, Keratin to be exact. Keratin is a protective protein that is less susceptible to scratching or tearing than other types of cells that our body produces. The structure of our hair strands are made up of three different parts:

  1. Medulla: The innermost layer of your hair
  2. Cuticle: Your hair’s protective layer
  3. Cortex: Forms the main bulk and pigment (color) of your hair

Hair is grown from follicles which are located between the dermis and hypodermis. Our head has about 100,000 follicles, but as we age these follicles stop producing hair which results in thinning and baldness. Hair growth is dependant on a few different factors, your age, your hair type, your overall health, and other conditions. While there is no magic pill to make your hair grow fast overnight, there are things you can do to contribute to your hair’s health, strength, and growth. 

Hair growth starts with taking care of yourself

Hair growth requires energy, and lots of it. Missing out on balanced nutrients, meals, and essential vitamins can definitely impact the way your hair looks and feels. Here are every day things you should make a priority, not only your hair health, but health in general: 

Eating balanced meals and getting enough protein:

It is no surprise that the foods we eat directly impact our internal and external bodies. If you’re skipping out on healthy fats, not eating enough protein, or not eating enough food in general, this can contribute to hair loss, lack of shine, and slower hair growth. The essential nutrients necessary for a healthier mane include: vitamins A, C, D and E, zinc, B vitamins, iron, biotin, protein, and essential fatty acids. There are certain foods you can eat that are higher in these vitamins and nutrients than others and we’re going to list some of the very best!

  • Eggs
  • Avocado
  • Legumes
  • Nuts
  • Salmon
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Berries

Getting adequate sleep: Sleep is pretty much good for everything and so necessary for optimal health and wellness.

Not getting enough of it can lead to a weakened immune system, stress, inflammation, and skin issues. A good night’s rest is essential for protein synthesis of hair and the releasing of enzymes and growth hormones. Lack of sleep can also result in heightened stress, which has been shown to lead to hair loss. There are three different types of hair loss that can be the result of high levels of stress: 

  • Telogen effluvium: This is when stress causes hair roots to be pushed prematurely into their “resting state.”  This condition usually happens after a traumatic event, shock, or severe stress. Large amounts of shedding can occur with this condition. The good news is that this can be reversible and managed through reducing stressors, a proper diet, and procedures such as hormone replacement therapy.
  • Alopecia areata: This condition directly translates to patchy baldness. This can develop anywhere on the body and can even happen to people who are relatively healthy. Alopecia areata can begin at any age and most of the time hair re-grows within 12 months without any need for treatment.
  • Trichotillomania: This is a mental disorder which is also known as “hair-pulling disorder.” Trichotillomania is the desire to repeatedly pull on the hair and can be related to negative emotions, but also positive feelings. This is a disorder that requires treatment and if left untreated can worsen over time.

Drinking enough water: Did you know that dehydration can halt hair growth? Drinking water is important for so many bodily functions, we are made up of 60% water so that says it all! Adequate h20 levels can help support hair growth from root to tip preventing split ends, brittle hair texture, and an all-around healthier scalp. How much water you should be drinking per day varies depending on your gender, lifestyle, where you live, and so much more. Generally speaking, women need about two liters of water per day while men need about three liters. 

Supplementation for hair growth:

At NutraChamps we have specific supplements that we formulated to help optimize hair health and hair growth. Supplements can absolutely assist with speeding up the hair growth process, especially because they help to fill in the gaps within your diet. These supplements will not only benefit your hair health, but they also benefit your skin, nails, and more! 

Biotin: Our Biotin is a bestseller, especially our gummies. Biotin is also known as vitamin B7 and it helps the body produce proteins and enzymes that are needed for hair growth. Our supplement contains 10,000 mcg of Biotin per serving and comes in delicious and convenient gummies or liquid drops! We’ve had thousands of customers notice longer, stronger, and healthier hair, skin, and nails since using our biotin! If you want to learn more and get yours you can visit our website: www.nutrachamps.com

HairFlair: Our hairflair capsules are filled with biotin and beyond! This supplement will seriously get to the root of any deficiencies or lack of vitamins that could be causing your hair to grow super slow. Our HairFlair contains biotin, collagen, keratin, and other ingredients that hair LOVES! This supplement can be used for all ethnicities and hair types! Get ready to add some flair to your head of hair.

Collagen: This powder is not only flavorless and easily mixable, it’s also does so much! Collagen not only helps to support hair growth and health, but it has a plethora of other amazing benefits too. NutraChamps Collagen Peptides formula includes types I, II, III, V and X to deliver the full range of health benefits. This is super easy to incorporate into your daily routine since you can add it to any liquid of your choice, including smoothies and coffee! 


Hair health needs to be looked at from a holistic approach. Healthier hair won’t just come from one specific thing you do, it comes from many things done consistently. We’re lucky to live in a part of the world where we have access to products that can help us maintain and encourage healthier hair. If you’re on a journey towards taking taking better care of your hair from the inside out, remember that things take time and through consistency you will begin to see results. 


Sources:

https://www.philipkingsley.co.uk/hair-guide/hair-science/the-hair-structure

https://activilong.com/en/content/95-structure-composition-of-the-hair

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/foods-for-hair-growth

 

Alexia Palmeri

Alexia Palmeri is a 28-year-old personal development enthusiast! She looks at life experiences as an opportunity to always learn and grow. Alexia is also a broadcast journalism graduate with a passion and knack for communications and media. She is always on the lookout for new trends on social media and keeps up to date with what's happening in the world. In her free time, Alexia enjoys socializing with family and loved ones, being in nature, cooking nourishing meals, and discovering new places to dine and adventure!

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