Best Food for Best Hair

Having the perfect natural hair is possible. It’s not only Brazilian and Malaysian ladies who were blessed with the power to have 100% bouncy and wavy hair. The trick is knowing what to eat, how to eat and how to take care of your natural hair – the correct diet. Your natural hair just needs to be taken care of, fed, cleaned and nourished. If only you care for your hair just as much as you care for your weaves and wigs. The list below has substantial diets for you to start with. Having these as your backbone will not only result in a healthy body but also long and healthy hair and nails.

  • Whole food diet

This is the best diet filled with an abundance of low-density fats, minerals, vitamins, carbohydrates, and protein. A whole food diet means that you will be maximizing your intake of nutrients obtained from natural sources. As a result, you are avoiding preservatives and additives found in processed foods. Following a whole food diet plan means that your meals will consist of fruits, vegetables, nuts as well as animal products like cheese, eggs, salmon, and poultry.  These foods are as close to their natural form as possible and your hair follicles will get all the fatty acids, minerals and vitamins. Your body will have time to digest this food and because it’s not all junk processed food, there is no fat stored up in your belly so you don’t have to worry about putting on weight unnecessarily.

  • Protein rich foods

Proteins are the best component of a balanced diet. Proteins are the building block not only for your body but the hair too. Having approximately 25% of proteins with every intake will ensure that there are enough proteins to strengthen your hair from the shaft thereby reducing the rate at which hair breaks off, falls off and develops split ends. The texture and quality of the hair are also strengthened resulting in a lustrous full head. You can get yourself proteins from various foods such as Salmon, shrimp, lean beef, bacon, and eggs.

  • Vitamin C

This vitamin is responsible for your hair color and growth. Having a diet that includes vitamin C will increase chances of you having strong thick and beautiful hair without any split ends. Vitamin C is an antioxidant and helps to promote cell growth and reparation of tissue. Hair tissues are repaired by Vitamin C almost instantly if there are any damages from the sun or too much heat. Vitamin C diet includes foods from citrus fruits, brussel sprouts, red papers, tomatoes, and cucumbers.

  • Minerals

Minerals like Iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc are very essential for the growth, maintenance, reparation and upkeep of healthy and beautiful hair.  Iron helps to carry oxygen to your hair thereby ensuring that your hair has enough oxygen and, therefore, able to properly breathe. You can take iron supplements if eating dark green leafy vegetables and whole grains don’t give you enough iron.  Magnesium is one of the building blocks underlying hair growth. It promotes the growth of strong and healthy hair. Foods rich in magnesium include leafy green vegetables, dairy products, and nuts. Potassium works mostly to transfer nutrients to your hair cells, eating ripe bananas is a great way of getting a healthy supply of potassium. Zinc is the main component in hair protein. It, therefore, promotes hair growth by improving immunity to the hair. Foods rich in zinc include pumpkin and sunflower seeds, legumes, mushrooms and spinach.

Eating right and taking care of your hair will help you keep your hair strong and healthy. In addition to these diets, you need to keep a strong and positive attitude, let your body know that you love yourself just the way you are and you are determined to have great hair. The right attitude will take you far.