Seems like nowadays everyone wants to have “long hair don’t care” of their own. There’s nothing like removing all the weave and extensions and still having your own long flowing tresses underneath.
No matter how many hair products you use, the truth is, healthy hair starts from the inside out. Filling your body with good, healthy food can also help grow long natural tresses and we’ve gathered 13 foods that can help your hair grow long and healthy.
Here are the essential foods to grow healthier hair:
Avocado: This fruit contains vitamin A, B6, C and E, potassium, fiber, protein, folate and copper. Avocado and its natural oils are useful for both the skin and hair which can promote growth and prevent hair loss.
Beans: If you’re not a fan of beans, then you may want to start liking them. I am not really because they always cause me terrible gas, but I’m willing to do just about anything to make sure this hair stays on point. Beans are a very great source of zinc, minerals, B vitamins, fiber, protein and vitamin C and iron which prevents hair loss.
Beef: As much as beef is regarded in a bad light as the worst red meat, it’s actually an essential food for growing healthy hair because it is loaded with B vitamins, zinc and iron. When choosing to eat beef, be sure it is a lean meat for health reasons, and you can have it two to three times a week. It also contains protein too.
Bell peppers: When I was growing up, I wasn’t a huge fan of bell peppers, but my mom used to cook with them all the time. Little did I know they were full of vitamin C which we all know is good for skin because it contains collagen and also makes the hair stronger too. The vitamin C helps to absorb iron which is transported to the hair follicles and causes it to remain strong and prevents breakage and hair loss.
Eggs: Once upon a time, I used to love me some eggs, but started disliking them for some reason and not sure why, but I’ve recently started back eating just the whites. Eggs are loaded with vitamins A, D & E, are a good source of protein, sulfur and fatty acids which will put the luster back in your hair. If you suffer from hair loss, you may want to start adding more egg to your diet. Aside from eating egg, it can also be used as a conditioner, but if you have relaxed hair, you may not want to use it as it can strip your hair from it’s relaxed state as well.
Greek yogurt: I have recently fell in love with Greek yogurt, the Dannon Vanilla Greek yogurt to be exact, and I’m glad to know that it is also good for growing hair because it’s one of my favorite snacks. It’s high in calcium, zinc, protein, vitamin D, B6, B12 and B5. These nutrients help add shine to your hair, make your scalp healthy and prevent dandruff.
Lentils: I have absolutely NO IDEA what lentils are, but according to research they are very good for the hair because they are a great source of protein, biotin, and zinc. It causes the hair’s structure can be credited to keratin, which is hardened protein and helps hair grow faster and stronger.
See the rest of the foods here.
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