For me, consistently eating healthy, has been the most challenging part of my natural hair journey! There are some major factors that influence our hair—genetics, age, hormones, nutrient deficiencies, and more—but what we eat is one of the few things we can do to control our hair’s behavior. After all, if we are predisposed to thin, so-so hair, we wouldn’t want to make it worse by consuming the wrong foods, would you? Even hair that looks like it belongs in a commercial, we’d want to protect that look, right? That’s where picking the right healthy foods for hair growth comes in.
KALE & SPINACH
Spinach and Kale are incredibly nutritious and beneficial veggies to add to your regular diet.
Because these powerhouse greens are high in vitamin C, vitamin K and calcium, they help to strengthen your hair.
Plus, thanks to their high water content, they provide your hair with moisture and contribute to its overall appearance.
Rich in vitamin A, sweet potatoes are excellent for cell growth thanks to its high beta-carotene content.
Without enough vitamin A, our curls can really become dried out and brittle.
Bonus: the antioxidants in them also fight aging, your skin will thank you as well.
Protein is an important component for hair growth because without enough protein for keratin (which gives our hair its structure), strands become weaker and hair growth slows down immensely.
Lentils are a great source of iron-rich protein and can assist in maintaining steady lengthening of your curls over time.
There are myriad DIY treatments that include avocado as an ingredient due to its awesome moisturizing properties, but you can do your hair a favor by doing more than just putting it on your hair.
Eating avocados is great for your curls because they’re loaded with vitamin E, vitamin C, B6 and other nutrients including antioxidants that protect against cell damage.
ALOE VERA JUICE
We all know good old H20 is the chief source for moisture but sipping on aloe vera juice is also great for preventing parched hair.
It is helpful for bringing thickness back to thinning hair, reducing dandruff from excessive dryness and also stimulates hair growth.
Here’s to Good Healthy & Healthy Hair From The Inside Out