Now that I’m on the journey of regrowing my hair, I’ve once again begun researching avenues to get there. Starting with water and a few superfoods. Here’s what I’ve learned so far. While Products are the go to solutions for achieving healthy hair, be they the healthy hair routine of our favorite influencer or a curl cream that gives us the definition of our dreams.
But while a serious regimen and strengthening products can help us on our journey to hair health, what we put inside of our bodies is just as important, if not more.
Our hair follicles thrive based on how we feed them, like tending to a garden.
Lucky for us, there are so many nutrient-rich foods that can give us healthier, shinier kinks and coils — brimming with omega 3 oils, iron, vitamins, and proteins.
The benefits of eating a superfood like blueberries are endless, including hair follicle stimulation by way of their proanthocyanidins — the plant chemical housed within the fruit.
The symptoms of baldness can also be reduced by eating blueberries as they’re brimming with phytonutrients and Vitamin C. Get some morning fuel in by adding the fruit to your smoothie to kickstart your day.
As one of the best plant sources for folic acid, iron, and protein, lentils help to transport blood to your hair follicles. Stronger hair and cell renewal are results of good scalp circulation and lentils boost that! So, get that lentil soup ready… no matter the season.
Full of iron, protein, vitamin B-12, and omega-3 fatty acids, salmon is a true miracle food and is consistently one of the easiest, yet flavorful go-tos. This fatty fish helps stimulate hair growth as well as powering the blood vessels, and boosting brain function. It can also help prevent hair loss because it’s jam-packed with healthy B vitamins.
Packed with iron, beta-carotene and vitamins, spinach contains nutrients that are the building blocks of healthy hair. Hair growth is stimulated by the Vitamins A and C found in spinach, and these help to produce your scalp’s natural sebum. Keep it simple by adding some fresh garlic and olive oil to spinach for a yummy side dish. And remember that morning smoothie we mentioned earlier? Throw some spinach in there too — it works well with blueberries.
Pie isn’t the only thing sweet potatoes are good for! They’re a must for healthy hair, as they’re chock full of beta-carotene — a terpenoid which converts to Vitamin A in the body and is a necessity for hair & overall cell growth. They’re also one of the most versatile foods, so you can include them in countless meals.