As parents, we think a lot about our children’s nutrition in relation to their overall health and growth, but did you know that proper nutrition also is essential for healthy hair?
Believe it or not, the best thing you can do for your child’s hair doesn’t come in a bottle or tube – it’s right in your kitchen! Experts agree that a balanced, healthy diet is the key to healthy hair.
There are a few nutrients that are of utmost importance for healthy hair. Protein ranks highest on this list, as hair is composed mostly of this nutrient, making its intake essential for hair growth. Fortunately, there are many healthy protein sources available for us to feed our children – whether from animal sources, like lean meats, fish and eggs, or plant sources, such nuts and whole grains. As a bonus, focus on iron-rich protein sources, such as chicken, turkey and beans to keep all your cells happy. So serve peanut butter on some whole wheat bread this afternoon with a side of edamamme!
In addition to protein and iron, hair benefits from a diet rich in the B Vitamins- namely folate, B-16 and B-12, which keep our cells healthy. Fortunately, many foods high in protein also are good sources of B vitamins. Beans, low-fat meats and nuts all pack a big B-vitamin punch, as well those well-known green veggies like brussel sprouts, kale and spinach. Don’t fret, however, if you have a picky eater – bananas, beans and berries don’t just start with the letter B – they’re packed full of these vitamins, too!
As always, balance is the key to keeping your child’s hair healthy. Providing a varied diet full of nutritious food will not only ensure she feels great but looks fabulous too. And to ensure that her hair is as healthy on the outside as on the inside, Snip-its offers specially formulated, kid-friendly products that kids love. Whether it’s our botanically infused Silly Strawberry Shampoo and Body Wash or Silky Smooth Conditioning Rinse, our unique blend of plant-based products leave hair clean, shiny and soft (not to mention smelling great!).