I got my hair cut Friday. When my stylist was drying and hot ironing it, she said it was super healthy & shiny. That's the first time she's observed these things about my hair, or at least the first time she's mentioned it to me.
I smiled & said it's because I've been eating avocados and other healthy fats every day. And I was tickled by this unexpected benefit.
Last week I re-discovered Chocolate Covered Katie's website, and on her FAQ's page she mentions her shiny, healthy hair, and that she eats lots of avocados and other healthy fats. I didn't realize until I read CCK's FAQ's that your hair benefited from eating healthy fats. I just thought they were making me stay fuller longer.
When my stylist mentioned my shiny hair, I knew it was the avocados and nuts I eat every day.
I had never bought an avocado until three months ago, when I started eating whole foods (based on Kay Sheppard's plan). I was a bit intimated at first--they are quite freaky to the ignorant, or at least they were to me, with their strange green/black skins, soft flesh, and humongous stone pit.
But I have since warmed up to this incredible fruit and look forward to having it at breakfast every morning. Some days I'm also inlcuding a small amount in my lunch salad, too.
What a bonus to know that the hair I put through torture every day--blow drying and hot ironing--is strong and healthy thanks to my diet.