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Does gulping cod liver oil bring back memories of your childhood, making you cringe as you recall the taste? As our parents used to say as they handed over the spoon of oil, “Be the head and not the tail.” Well, it turns out cod liver oil is also a great thing to have in your winter arsenal for your head in more ways than one. Yes, it improves cognitive function but it also helps give you lustrous, healthy hair and skin! Cod liver oil also nourishes the hair follicles and keeps dry, itchy scalp and dandruff at bay!

Another great vitamin is vitamin C for hair. Don’t just get absorbic acid though–get the full vitamin C by eating foods rich in the vitamin such as papaya, guava, leafy greens, yellow and orange foods, and citrus food. It’s the time of the year to make your curried butternut squash soup and your spicy calaloo. Vitamin C builds collagen which is crucial for hair growth! If you have to eat vitamin C to ward off colds and influenza, just think what all that is doing for your hair, skin and nails!

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Drinking red wine is always a thumbs-up in my books, but applying it to your scalp can help reduce hair loss and grow your hair. If you are under the legal drinking age and cannot get a hold of some red wine, you can always use red wine vinegar.

Winter is the time to drink hot beverages such as tea and if you want your hair to look its best, making the most out of your tea is beneficial. Horsetail, burdock rock and stinging nettle are all good ideas for helping hair grow and be healthy. As well as drinking the tea, you can do hair rinses with all three teas. They are easy to find at your local health food stores.

 

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