Not to brag but I have nice hair and after 8 years it was quit long till I decided its old and I wanted to transition back to short natural hair but this is a story for another day and may be it wasn’t such a bright idea in this weather.
My friends have been asking how come some people have long beautiful hair and they don’t know what products they use. The most frequent answer is genes, but what does that say for the girl without the great gene pool?
I decided to troll the internet and ask my hairdresser about this and both sources agree that your diet could help you achieve a full head of hair with rapid growth.
- Eggs: You know how most of the hair shampoo you use in our local salons smells like eggs, it turns out they are amazing for good hair. Throw some eggs onto your breakfast plate and see if it helps. It’s not the egg white but the York that contains the omega-3 and biotin that is the magic stuff.
- Salmon/Oysters/fish: Hair growth requires proteins and you can see from this food and the first. Just like we have protein based hair treatments, including a load of protein in your diet will ensure your hair has enough. If your pocket allows it then treat yourself to some oysters twice a month or so. The fish family provides fatty acids, vitamin D and Zinc that gives you thick long hair.
- Sunflower seeds and almonds: Am starting to think almonds are good for everything. When it comes to hair they have the same biotin component that improves hair strength and growth while the sunflower seeds are full of vitamin E and help with blood circulation enhancing the speed of hair growth.
- Sweet Potatoes: Isn’t this one a surprise? Well they are easy to get and most of us have been enjoying them without knowing. Potatoes are packed with beta carotene, the precursor for vitamin A that not only promotes a healthy scalp but effectively promotes hair growth too. Foods loaded with beta carotene are way better than supplementing with high doses (over 2500 milligrams) of vitamin A from retinol, since it can be toxic at very high levels.
5. Avocado: lastly this vegetable is a miracle in your backyard just waiting to be put to use. We all know it’s loaded with fatty acids but do we know these fats keep our skins smooth, flawless and age-less? Yes. Applying avocado to your hair 15 minutes before washing it can do wonders for your hair. It produces collagen and elastin which will get rid of dandruff and hurry up the growth of new and strong hair.