Article Review: Diet Doesn't Do It
The Beauty School section on Seventeen Magazine's website has an article about putting your hair on a diet to make it shinier. The article points out that "you can repair damage" to your hair if you "use the right styling products for your hair type and nourish your body from the inside out."
There's no question that a good diet is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and Seventeen should be applauded for emphasizing that fact to their readership. However, The Beauty Brains are compelled to point out for most people, changing your diet will NOT change the quality of your hair. All the published scientific research shows that, except in cases of SEVERE malnutrition, a change in diet has little impact on basic hair properties like shine, strength, and elasticity.
The mission of The Beauty Brains is to educate you on the true science of beauty products so you have a chance of understanding all the hype that the cosmetic companies throw at you. There are a lot of good products out there - we're here to help you wade through all the crap so you can find the ones right for you.