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Hair Care Tips – 5 Great Foods For Healthy Hair

The science is relatively simple: in order to have healthy hair, skin and nails, you must eat a healthy well balanced diet. More specifically, for the healthiest hair you need a diet rich in protein, iron, vitamin A, B – 12, omega 3 fats, zinc, folic acid, selenium and biotin.

This is a fairly short list, and there is such a wide variety of tasty foods that you should never have any issue with including each of these essential elements into your healthy hair diet.

Once you know which vitamins and minerals you need, you can quickly compile a reasonable list of tasty foods with variety and map out a diet.

Lets first identify what each of these dietary components does for your hair, then we can identify the foods that contain them.

Why Do these Nutrients Help the Hair?

B – 12 – Promotes a healthy scalp and prevents dandruff. B – 12 also helps the body to absorb iron.

Biotin – Promotes cell regeneration and thickens hair strands.

Protein – Promotes growth and hair strength

Vitamin A – Promotes cell growth by helping the body to process protein and absorb calcium.

Iron – Strengthens hair growth and helps to prevent hair from falling out.

Folic Acid – Promotes cell renewal and therefore promotes growth.

Selenium – Aids in the production of sebum, the natural oil produced by hair follicle.

Zinc – Prevents shedding, promotes hair growth, and helps keep hair shiny with its natural color (prevent graying).

5 Healthy Hair Foods

Eggs – Eggs provide a simple source of protein, biotin, selenium and iron. Starting each day off with one or two boiled eggs with the yolks can be an excellent way to add these essentials to your daily plan.

Salmon – Salmon is one of the best natural dietary sources of omega 3 fats. It is also an excellent source of protein, B – 12 and iron.

Kale – Green leafy vegetables provide iron, calcium and vitamin A. In particular, kale is an extraordinary source of all of these healthy nutrients and more. It is one of the darkest green vegetables, and therefore contains high concentrations of the nutrients that it contains.

Poultry – Eat chicken and turkey for protein, but also for zinc and iron.

Black Beans – Legumes and beans provide protein, iron, zinc and biotin. Black beans, in particular, are a high performing super bean with high concentrations of nutrients.


Of course, it is not enough to simply eat these vitamins and minerals, you must eat enough of them. Given this, it is reasonable to incorporate a Hair and Nail supplemental pill or other multi – vitamin into your daily routine to ensure the you get enough of each of these vitamins and minerals. One down – side to these supplements is that they are often quite large and hard to swallow. A simple solution to this is to also pick up a pill cutter when you purchase the supplements. Specific hair and nail enhancing formulas also often have a very strong and unpleasant odor to them. There’s not much you can do about this other than to hold your breath and swallow!

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At Moroccanoil®, our passion is empowering beautiful transformations. We started with the original Moroccanoil Treatment which revolutionized the haircare industry. We built our reputation on positive word of mouth from runways to salons to editorial spreads. Our antioxidant infused, nutrient rich, innovative formulas are unmatched and provide dramatic results. That is why salon-exclusive Moroccanoil® is preferred by professionals and consumers alike — because our products simply work.

We invite you to experience Moroccanoil® and discover the performance behind the headlines.

Our story began when our co-founder, Carmen Tal, was traveling in Israel.  After a color service that left her hair badly damaged, a friend brought her to a salon where she experienced an astonishing oil treatment. The result was that her hair instantly transformed  from damaged to shiny, smooth and manageable.

Inspired by the incredible results, Carmen set out to share this unique oil treatment and its benefits with women around the world.  At the time, oil treatments were unconventional for hair but Carmen was undeterred by this obstacle. She and her husband teamed up with a group of visionaries to perfect this amazing formula.  The result – they introduced Moroccanoil® to the world.

Moroccanoil® has become a haircare industry sensation embraced by celebrities, runway stylists and women, the world over.  At the core of our success is quality.  We have perfected The Moroccanoil Treatment and extended the line to include solutions for every hair need.  Our formulas not only leave hair naturally smooth and shiny, but also improve its actual condition to make it stronger with each use.  We are proud to have created a new haircare category, and even as we grow, to always remain unique in our industry.

Women’s Hairstyles For 2012: Short Hair Trend Prediction

Short hairstyles will never go out of date as long as people still value simplicity and versatility. When sporting a short hair, a woman will not be burdened with complicated hair maintenance. If you are a highly active woman and has many other things to think about besides maintaining your hair, it can’t be argued that short hairstyles are perfect for you.

In 2011, the most popular short hairstyles for women are the bob and the pixie cut. Many celebrities have been seen sporting the two short hairstyles and gained positive reaction from both fans and fashion experts. With the right facial textures and cheekbones, bob and pixie haircuts can compliment women’s appearance without making them look boyish.

However, the cropped pixie hairstyle is not suitable for everyone. It is most suitable for those with prominent cheekbones and short face. That way, the haircut will compliment the wearer’s look instead of making her look boyish. However, if you have the right facial features and the guts to try it, a layered and asymmetrical pixie cut should look good on you. Consult with your hairdresser before deciding to try this hairstyle.

On the other hand, if you want a longer-than-pixie short haircut, you can opt for the bob hairstyle. Adding layers to your hair will also make you look chic. For a more daring look, choose tousled and messy appearance for your bob haircut. However, if you prefer a sleeker style, a straightening iron and some styling products are the must have instruments for a perfect straight bob.

Although we have not reach 2012 yet, we can predict that the short hair trends of 2011 will still be ‘in’ next year. While the bob and the pixie are classic hairstyles that will never go out of date, there are still more options for you who are brave enough to wear your hair short.

2012 will still maintain longer crops and side swept bangs to accompany the short styles. For a bolder look, the more extreme cut such as punk-inspired style is predicted to exist.

Instead of plain colored hair, it seems that 2012 is the year of colors. More highlights will be given for more definitive short hairstyle. Besides that, women are also encouraged for dyeing their hair for a fancier touch. For a more festive touch, feather hair extensions which have become a trend in 2011 can still occur in 2012 for adorning and defining short hairstyles.

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