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Fall Foods That Will Help Your Hair From The Inside Out

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Yvelette Stines
Aug, 21, 2018 6:06 PM UTC

With summer coming to a fast end, the fun of fall is on the horizon. Think cider mills, pumpkin lattes, cozy evenings, warm comforting foods, and more.

When it comes to food and the effect it can have on your hair specifically, it’s important to be mindful of what we consumeThe food you eat can impact your health and beauty in ways you’d never imagine.

Do we have your attention now? Good.

Here are a few fall-inspired foods that will keep your body and your hair healthy all season long and beyond.

An Apple
This crunchy sweet treat is a great option to add to your diet daily. Apples contain vitamins and nutrients such as vitamin C, A, B2, E, calcium, soluble fiber, antioxidants, and flavonoids. Apples are also known to stimulate hair growth, reduce dandruff, and prevent hair loss. With all of these wonderful health benefits, your body will thank you and your hair will be happy.

Product to try:
Cantu Apple Cider Vinegar Root Relief ($4.99): Get a deep and nourishing clean with this product that claims to condition your scalp. Your hair will feel rejuvenated thanks to the apple cider vinegar, shea butter, and peppermint oil.

Cranberries
This little fruit packs a powerful punch.  One of several good reasons to eat cranberries regularly is that they contain essential beauty vitamins such as A, C and E. Other nutrients in cranberries include manganese, vitamin K1, copper, and more.

Cranberries are also known to promote healthy hair growth, reduce and prevent dandruff, and aid in scalp ailments such as psoriasis. Additionally, they are said to help with baldness and alopecia.

Product to try:
Redken Color Extend Shampoo ($30): A shampoo that is perfect for color-treated hair. This product claims to gently cleanse your tresses while leaving it soft, manageable, and shiny.

Squash
Butternut squash is a wonderful food for the cooler months because of its’ high concentration of vitamins A and C that will aid in keeping your immune system protected. This food also has high contents of iron and riboflavin.

Your hair will benefit due to the vitamin A because it produces an agent called sebum, which helps keep your hair follicles from drying out. Butternut squash also helps increase shine, reduce breakage, and promote hair growth.

Product to try: Kabocha Squash Nourishing Shampoo & Reconstructive Deep Hair Conditioner Combo ($7): This all-natural product will gently cleanse and condition your hair while enhancing its natural shine and moisture.

Beets
This root is great to add to your salad or simply juice with a few apples. Beets have a lot of health benefits that your body and hair will appreciate. Highly-pigmented vegetables, beets also have high levels of potassium, antioxidants, copper, zinc, vitamin B-6, selenium, and more.

With so many healthy agents, your hair will enjoy the benefits of shiny tresses and less dandruff. Beets are also known to reduce the progression of premature grey hair and aid in hair growth.

Product to try: Aveda invati advanced™ System ($9 – $133): This hair system will nourish, moisturize, and strengthen your hair. This product also claims to reduce hair loss.

Pumpkin
One of the most symbolic images of fall is the pumpkin. It is also a great food to add to your diet. As a rich source of minerals such as zinc and potassium, this orange-colored seasonal favorite also has antioxidants, beta-carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C. All of these great vitamins and minerals will keep your hair healthy, strong and moisturized while enhancing hair growth.

Product to try: Good Earth Beauty Shampoo Pumpkin Chai Restorative Natural ($17): This pumpkin-infused shampoo is all natural and claims to restore and repair your hair.

Pomegranates
This sweet fruit has fiber, protein, potassium, folate, vitamin K, vitamin C, and vitamin E. The vitamins and minerals found in pomegranate will help your strands grow, strengthen, and sustain their natural shine.

Product to try: KLORANE Conditioner with Pomegranate ($20): A vegan conditioner that claims to preserve and enhance color. It also naturally repairs the hair while leaving your tresses soft and radiant

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