The benefits of eating a good diet for healthy hair growth are countless, and are of as equal importance as choosing the right hair products.
Whilst there are some very lovely hair products out there that will more than often do a great job. If you aren’t getting the the strong healthy hair growth you want, I always say that you should look to your diet. Why not ask yourself what are you eating to nourish your cells that will promote the healthy hair that you want?
As a big advocate of plant-based foods, I’m going to share with you how eating the right foods has helped me.
Hands down this is my favourite sea vegetable. This sea plant is packed with the minerals and nutrients, B-Vitamins, calcium, zinc, amino acids, proteins, iron, magnesium to name a but a few. I can safely say that you should mark this one down as your go to kitchen cupboard essential for health and wellness. It is one of the most powerful plant-foods that we can use to nourish our bodies in more way than one. It contains 92 of the 102 minerals our body is made up of. We are not only feeding our cells for healthy hair and scalp, but we are also strengthening our teeth, nails, bones and beautifying our skin.
Add this essential to your morning smoothie along with some frozen banana, blueberries, dates and your preferred nut milk to start your day right.
Green leafy vegetables
Including plenty of green leafy vegetables into your diet is a must. The more you eat the better, and kale is a good place to start. I love kale as it can be prepared in many ways and I always have bunch in my fridge. It is a nutritionally dense vegetable that is packed with a good source of vitamin K, C, B6, Calcium, Manganese, Copper, Potassium, Magnesium, protein, omega 3 fatty acids and powerful antioxidants. If eaten regularly, it is excellent for your overall health and your body will thank you for it in more ways than one.
My favourite is to juice these delicious leaves along with some apples, cucumber and ginger for a quick boost of nutrients needed.
Ahh, where would we be without flax seeds? These little seeds come with a host of health benefits not only for the hair alone, but also for the rest of the body too. Flax seeds are rich in Omega 3 Fatty Acids making it good for strengthening your hair and less prone to breakage. A healthy scalp is a happy scalp and as flax seeds contain anti-inflammatory properties you will be reducing the possibility of many scalp conditions aka dandruff!
You can sprinkle a handful of these over your morning cereal, porridge or lunchtime salad.
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This delicious fruit is a must and as well as eating it, you can also apply avocado oil directly to your hair and skin as a perfect moisturiser. Avocados are packed with healthy fats, and vitamin b so make sure you eat plenty of it for hair that radiates a healthy shine.
Eaten as a breakfast meal or snack, lay some sliced up avocado over some warmly toasted spelt bread sprinkled with some sea salt and cayenne pepper. Mmmm…delicious
For a long time hemp has received a lot of negative press, but thankfully fast-forwarding to today; it is now getting the credit it deserves. Like most plant-based foods it is extremely versatile, and as well as eating this nutritious plant it is packed with omega fatty acids, protein, minerals, and vitamins just waiting to bring out your inner beauty and stimulate hair growth. It can be applied directly to your hair and scalp as an oil too.
Hemp oil has a delicious nutty taste and can used on your salads, and in your smoothies.
I couldn’t write this article and not mention water, and the importance of drinking lots of it! After all we are seventy percent water so it’s essential to stay hydrated both inside and out to avoid hair breakage and flush out those toxins! The more you drink the stronger your hair will become giving your hair plenty of opportunity to grow.
Drink a minimum of two litres a day and stick at it.
So there we have it curlies, there are so many plant-based foods out there just waiting for you to unlock their nutrients so you can beautify youselves even more. Take care of your body and your body will take care of you.
I hope I have enlightened you. If you know of any other foods that have helped you on your journey to healthy hair growth, don’t be shy and share them in the comments box below, as we’d all love to learn what has helped you.
Stay beautiful x