Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Beaut Y Buzz

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Beaut Y Buzz

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A SHINY mane can hide a multitude of sins, making even the most party-weary among us look put together. It's also an outward sign of inward health, meaning the best way to give your locks a boost during party season is by eating a nutrient-rich diet.

Here are a few key foods for strong and supple strands this season.

CARROTS THE potent power behind this veggie's orange hue is beta-carotene, a provitamin that is converted into vitamin A in the body. This nutrient is vital for the production of sebum, the oily substance created by the sebaceous glands, that acts like a natural conditioner, promoting a healthy and flake-free scalp.

SPINACH POPEYE'S favourite food doesn't just give you bulging muscles, it can also keep your hair looking salon-worthy. It's all thanks to iron, which feeds the hair at follicle level (having low levels can be a major cause of hair loss). As well as spinach, you could try packing more iron-rich red meat, fish, lentils and kale into your diet. …

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