The winter season is well underway, and its challenges are reflected in our hair: loss of shine, volume, brittle ends... To manage this transition effectively, hair experts (hairstylists, hair therapists, naturopaths) recommend taking care of it with nurturing formulas, but also, and above all, adjusting your diet; the latter having a direct impact on the health of our hair. Here's a rundown of the foods to prioritize for stronger, healthier, more beautiful hair. 

Sulfur-containing amino acids to stimulate hair growth 

As summer comes to an end, natural hair growth slows down. The ideal boost? Sulfur-containing amino acids, which have the power to stimulate keratin synthesis in the body and in the hair. Our favourites: cysteine and methionine. They can be found in nuts such as walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, sesame seeds, as well as in Gruyere cheese and hard-boiled eggs. 

Zinc to sublimate the hair  

This trace element, which has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, is a powerful hair anti-aging agent. Note that the body does not naturally produce it, so it's essential to include it in your diet. It's mainly found in animal-based ingredients: seafood (with oysters being the richest source), fish, egg yolks, calf liver, red meat, some cheeses like mozzarella, and also in bulgur, wild rice, and quinoa. 

B vitamins to strengthen hair  

In this group, each vitamin plays a specific role. Combined, they are an outstanding energizing cocktail for our hair. Vitamin B8 (Biotin) regulates sebum production. B12 slows down cellular aging. B6 participates in keratin synthesis... To stock up, focus on certain fruits and vegetables: mushrooms, cabbage, avocado, spinach, tomatoes, asparagus. Remember: offal and liver are rich in B6, and fish, meat, poultry are rich in B12. 

Brewer's yeast for radiant hair  

Composed of non-pathogenic microscopic fungi, brewer's yeast is a precious blend of vitamins, trace elements, minerals... Particularly active in keratin production, it contributes to hair growth, shine, and health. You can consume it directly or sprinkle it on your salad, the important thing is to buy it organic. 

Vitamin C for breakage prevention  

In addition to stimulating hair follicles and growth, vitamin C also prevents hair tips from drying out! So, indulge in: guava, papaya, mango, strawberries, kiwi, and oranges, all brimming with vitamin C. 

Omega-3s for hair growth

Rich in fatty acids, they are essential for the beauty of hair, nails, and skin. Ideally, you should consume them every day. They can be found in chia seeds, flaxseed oil, and fatty fish (mackerel, salmon, tuna).