When it comes to trying to grow thick, luscious kinks and curls many of us tend to forget that proper nutrition is one of the most important things that can help promote hair growth. A balanced diet can help you get the key nutrients for keeping not just your hair, but also your skin and nails in great shape. The best vitamins and nutrients for hair growth include lean proteins, omega-3 fatty acids, fat-soluble vitamins, B-complex vitamins, and iron.
Here are some ideas for foods you can try and incorporate into your diet to boost hair growth:
Eggs are one of the richest sources of protein, they help to boost collagen production. As we age collagen that surrounds the hair breakdowns which can make the hair more prone to breakage.
Avocados are a great source of Vitamin E, which improves the blood circulation and helps the scalp follicles work more efficiently to promote hair growth. It looks like the Avocado toast trend is here to stay, and for good reason!
Leafy Greens such as Spinach, Kale and Cabbage are packed full of Iron. Iron is an essential mineral that your hair cells require, a deficiency of Iron can potentially cause weak strands resulting in breakage and hair loss.
Omega-3 fatty acids
Nuts and seeds are enriched with Omega-3 fatty acids which nourishes the hair and helps promote hair thickening. Almonds and Walnuts are really high in Omega-3 fatty acids and also work perfectly as a mid-meal snack. Flax seeds are also great, as they are full of polyunsaturated fatty acids that can help nourish your scalp and prevent dryness.
Pairing a healthy diet with your Big Hair Haircare routine, you’ll be sure to have healthy, nourished kinks and curls in no time BHabe.
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