Hair that’s brittle is more prone to breakage and split ends. If you’re not feeding your body with essential fatty acids, the strands become even more vulnerable to damage from heat styling and chemical processes. When your diet is low in omega-3 fatty acids, selenium, sulfur, vitamin A or deficient in calories, the result can be brittle hair.
How to correct it: To reinstate the health of your hair and repair it, including vitamin E and essential oils in your diet to oxygenate and fortify the hair.
Foods to include nuts, grains and green, leafy vegetables, and chia seeds.
Foods to avoid: caffeine, coffee and refined sugar
Get glowing with chia seeds
When your cells are nourished, your skin glows. These little black seeds are the highest natural source of omega-3s, a type of fatty acid that benefits your skin by helping to strengthen cell membranes' barriers that allow water and nutrients in while keeping toxins out. Mix chia seeds into oatmeal or a natural fruit shake, or sprinkle them on a salad at lunch.