Just like you make sure that your child eats healthy, you need to ensure that your child’s hair stays in great shape. An easy way to sport lovely locks is by eating a well-balanced diet. Cozy Friedman, hair expert and owner of Cozy’s Cuts for Kids in NYC, offers these tips for keeping your child’s hair (and yours) long, luxurious and healthy.
EATING FOR HEALTHY HAIR:
- Adding certain foods to your diet can actually promote hair growth—and give children the nourishment their bodies need.
- Peanuts, corn, and spinach contain Vitamin E, which stimulates hair growth.
- Folic acid, found in foods like asparagus, peas, citrus fruits, and turkey, will help promote hair growth by strengthening strands so they don’t break off prematurely.
- Drinking water—four to six glasses a day—will keep hair hydrated.
- Vitamin B produces keratin, a protein that strengthens strands. Found in bananas, whole-grain cereals, rice and eggs.
- Dairy products like skim milk and yogurt—as well as broccoli and strawberries–are great sources of calcium, an important mineral for hair growth.