Improve Your Hair Care Routine With the Best Nutritional Foods

Written by: RKT Hair Care Team


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How and Why Healthy Foods Impact Your Hair

Eating the correct types of food can be one of the most impactful things you can do for your entire body, including your hair. This is because our hair is tied to various bodily functions, such as the production of collagen, creatine and more. By providing our body with the correct nutrients, such as vitamins and amino acids for instance, you can create the best possible environment for naturally radiant hair that feels as great as it looks.

While there are many different hair care products on the market to help boost this result even further, a good hair care routine should always include some consideration to what you eat on a daily basis.

In order to provide some inspiration and help you get the best possible results, we have listed some of our favorite foods below, so feel free to read through the list, and add a few to your cart the next time you are grocery shopping for the best hair care routine nutrients.

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Best Nutritional Food Types For Healthy Hair

High Protein Foods

If you want to take care of your hair and scalp, you will need plenty of quality protein. This is because hair basically is made up of keratin, which is a type of protein.

By eating foods high on protein, you promote hair growth , prevent damage to your hair strands, and increase the overall condition of your scalp. Using the correct products for your hair care routine is only part of the equation. Ensuring your diet consists of high protein foods will help round out your efforts and make the results that much better.

We recommend eating lean types of meat at least a few times a week. This can be chicken or turkey for instance, as they are not only great sources of protein, but also low on fat, and easy to make into delicious meals for the whole family.

There are also quite a few fish such as salmon and trout that are rich in protein. The benefit of eating these fish, is that you also get a good amount of omega-3 fatty acids that also help your body by ensuring your hair care routine is supplemented correctly. 

High Vitamin Foods

When it comes to vitamins and hair care, you should be particularly interested in Vitamin A, C and E. These three vitamins are some of the most useful vitamins when it comes to the overall health of your hair.

Vitamin A helps your body produce enough sebum, which is the natural oil that protects your scalp and hair strands. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and helps your body produce collagen. Vitamin E helps the blood circulation, meaning that your hair follicles will receive plenty of nutrients and oxygen.

We recommend that you include sweet potatoes, kale, spinach and carrots into your daily diet to increase your intake of Vitamin A. For Vitamin C, you can look into orange and grapefruits, strawberries and also bell peppers. And for Vitamin E you should consider almonds, peanuts and hazelnuts, as well as sunflower seeds and broccoli. These three vitamins are key to helping your hair care routine show results.

Other Important Foods

While protein and vitamins are the most important, a balanced diet should also include other elements, such as minerals, omega-3 fatty acids, biotin and more. Some of the nutrients can be difficult to source, but hair care products, such as our RKT Conditioner include plenty of biotin and can be a great way to supplement your dietary intake.

Some foods that helps with this intake are red meat, lentils, chickpeas, tuna fish and eggs. If you suspect that you might be lacking certain nutrients, it is worth researching which specific food might help your current situation.

Improve Your Hair Care Routine With the Best Nutritional Foods Key Takeaways

Eating a varied diet that is rich on essential nutrients have been found to help improve the condition of your hair.

A diet consisting of foods high on protein and vitamins will yield the best results, as these types of food promotes hair growth and prevents damage as well.

Hair care products can be a great way to supplement your diet, as long as you don't fully rely on them. Striking a balance between diet and products can be the key to the quickest results.


What to do if my dietary restrictions clash with the food you mention?

We recommend that you consult with your healthcare provider for any dietary restrictions.

Can hair care products compensate for my poor diet?

Unfortunately, not to the full extent that some people might wish. While modern hair care products can do wonders for many people, the body itself will still need certain nutrients that can not be added by topical solutions. Thus you should always aim for a healthy and varied diet.