9 Foods To Help Grow Afro Curly Hair
So let's talk about food, not just any old food, the ones that are good for your Afro Curly hair, but also taste good.
I bet you would have never thought that eating more would make our hair grow. And the good part is, the foods that make hair grow won't budge your waistline, making them the overall magic health formula.
At Grass-fields, we have compiled a list of 9 foods which we feel is great for our Afro hair growth, so read on for some of the magic to growing your beautiful kinky hair.
Dark Green Vegetables
If the thought of a salad makes you yawn, then don't run away just yet. It may get you excited knowing that green vegetables contribute to hair growth. Make certain your salads contain the darker green vegetables and your hair will be of course.
Spinach, broccoli and swiss chard are filled with vitamins A and C. These foods act as our body's natural hair conditioner are needed to produce sebum. Dark greens also provide iron and calcium and are essential for healthy hair. Eat up!
To make your greens tastier add some delicious salad seasoning on top or add them fresh into your favourite soup recipe.
Beans are great for your hair. We can't believe it either, but kidney beans and lentils provide protein, which is essential for hair growth. Beans also contain a good amount of iron, zinc, and biotin. Try making a delicious bean porridge served with some plantain. See the recipe below.
I can eat handfuls of nuts for days. They are a good snack and are filling too. Walnuts contain alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid that may help condition your hair. They are also a terrific source of zinc, as are cashews, pecans, and almonds.
Chickens and turkeys provide high-quality protein and as protein are essential for cell production, hair growth is the result. Let's face it, these two birds taste great, season well and enjoy.
Sink your teeth into some hearty whole grains, including whole-wheat bread and fortified whole-grain breakfast cereals, for a hair-healthy dose of zinc, iron, and B vitamins.
A whole-grain snack can also be a great go-to food when your energy is zapped halfway through the afternoon, and you’ve still got hours to go before dinner.
Oysters may be better known for their reputation as an aphrodisiac, but they can also lead to healthy hair — and who doesn’t love that?
The key to their love and hair-boosting abilities is zinc — a powerful antioxidant.
If oysters don’t make a regular appearance on your dinner plate, don’t despair. In addition to getting it from whole grains and nuts, you can also get zinc from beef and lamb.
Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A, which promotes a healthy scalp along with good vision.
Since a healthy scalp is essential for a shiny, well-conditioned head of hair, you’d be wise to include carrots in your diet as snacks or toppings on your salad.
Fish or Flaxseed
The typical Western diet contains too many omega-6 fatty acids, which are tied to inflammation. Eating more omega-3 fatty acids, such as those found in fatty fish, walnuts, flaxseed, and the like, can help tame inflammation and improve acne breakouts.
Green Tea is filled the antioxidants that can protect from environmental stressors. Green tea also inhibits the growth of DHT (Dihydrotestosterone), which hinders hair growth and causes hair fall. Drink more green tea throughout the week.
Of course, you can still enjoy that odd ice cream every now and then, but by adding more nutritious foods into your diet, you are guaranteed to have healthier hair.
Don't forget the 9 foods with our handy diagram.
Let us know in the comments below if you know of any other foods that are great for hair growth. We’d love to hear from you. Grass-fields fans can hear more from us by signing up for our newsletter. So, let’s keep chatting!