The O.C. ‘Wife reveals how to eat your way to luscious locks.

on Feb 4, 2011 - The Dish

Gretchen Rossi

You don’t need to live in a posh, gated community to have hair like one of The Real Housewives of Orange County. Getting that sun glistening shine is simple, thanks to Gretchen Rossi generously divulging her low-maintenance recipe.

“Eating the correct things really help with keeping your hair, nails and skin looking great!” the ‘Wife blogs. Who needs pricey extensions and hours wasted at the hair salon? “If you are trying to grow out your hair, try eating more soy. Strengthen your hair with types of vitamin B, like B2, B6 and B12 found in avocados, tuna and bananas.”

Gretchen pulls out the big beauty guns by advising fans to “try GLA, an omega-6 fatty acid found in flaxseed, pistachios, olives, and primrose oil. GLA encourages hair growth, a natural and healthy shine, and fights dandruff. It's hard to add GLA to your everyday diet, but it really pays off!” (We dug in the O.C. archives to pull together more of Gretchen’s glamtastic tips.)

Not surprisingly, the svelte beauty warns to push any processed food, caffeine or junk food away from your mouth. “These can really remove the lights from your hair and dry it out,” Gretchen writes. The Gretchen Christine beauty line founder also gives a friendly reminder, “Obviously keeping it cut, deep conditioning treatments, and the right products -- that don't strip the hair of its natural oils -- always help.”

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