Struggling with hair growth? Make these adjustments to your diet, then relax and watch your hair get its bounce back. Hair growth is a process that should never be rushed, but a good place to begin would be what you put on your plate.
Salmon is abundant in vitamin D and protein, which are both great hair growth supporters. It also contains omega-3 fatty acids to keep your scalp healthy, which also promotes hair growth.
We didn’t previously know this, but yellow bell peppers contain almost five and a half times more vitamin C than oranges (341mg, as opposed to 63mg in oranges). This is great news for your locks– vitamin C is an anti-oxidant that strengthens the hair shaft and hair follicles, as well as prevents breakage.
Everybody knows avocados are the greatest beauty secret. They have a high concentration of essential fatty acids naturally found in skin cells (which keeps your skin smooth and supple). When topically applied to the hair and scalp, avocados can also stimulate collagen and elastin production. Mix a little avocado with sour cream (which contains lactic acid to help exfoliate dead skin cells and clean any product build-up) and apply to your hair and scalp for about ten minutes before washing.
Greek yoghurt is packed with protein, which is very good for your hair. Greek yogurt also stimulates blood flow to the scalp, encouraging hair growth. It contains vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) and may even help against thinning and hair loss. You may recognize pantothenic acid as an ingredient commonly found on hair and skin care product labels.
Did you know spinach helps strengthen your hair? Like so many dark green leafy veggies, it’s packed with amazing nutrients like vitamin A, iron, beta carotene, folate, and vitamin C. Combined, these nutrients work in harmony to promote a healthy scalp and mane, keeping your hair properly moisturized to prevent damage.
Guavas is known to help battle hair breakage, due to vitamin C. One cup of guava has just 377mg of vitamin C. That’s more than four times the minimum daily recommended amount. What a win!
To add some body to your tresses, add lean poultry to your diet. An absence of protein equates to hair that stops growing and hair loss. Choose lean meat options like chicken or turkey, which include less hydrogenated fat than beef and pork.
Sweet potato is great for hair that’s lost its shine as it provides an essential antioxidant called beta-carotene. Our bodies naturally turn beta-carotene into vitamin A, which helps protect against dry, dull hair. This encourages the glands in your scalp to produce an oily fluid called sebum that prevents hair from drying out. Beta-carotene can also be found in other orange veggies like carrots, pumpkin, cantaloupe, and mangoes.