Keeping Your Hair Healthy on a Vegan Diet

nuts-fruits-mixHealthy hair is attractive hair. There are many important nutrients that contribute to a vibrant, thick head of hair, among which are vitamin B6, vitamin B12, and folic acid. Unfortunately, since people get a lot of these nutrients from animal products, many vegans and vegetarians aren’t getting what they need. If you are practicing a meat-free lifestyle, consider the following alternative sources of these important vitamins:

  • Vitamin B6: Strong vegan sources of vitamin B6 include bananas, chickpeas, white and sweet potatoes, pistachios, and spinach. Fresh produce is preferable, since freezing and canning result in a loss of the vitamin.
  • Vitamin B12: This vitamin may be the most difficult to get without eating animal products. There are some fermented foods that may serve to give you the B12 you need, but you may be better off looking for special fortified cereals and similar vegan options.
  • Folic Acid: You can get the folic acid you need from dark, leafy green vegetables, as well as fruits, nuts, beans, peas, and some grains.

In addition to your diet, there are many other ways you can maintain a healthy and attractive look in your hair. Consult Geena Moon’s hair salon in Bellevue for more hair care tips.