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8 Foods to Promote Hair Growth

Struggling with hair growth? Make these adjustments to your diet, then sit back and watch your hair get its bounce back.

Hair growth is a process that should never be rushed, but a good place to start would be what you put on your plate

Salmon
Salmon is rich in vitamin D and protein, which are both great hair growth supporters. It also contains omega-3 fatty acids to keep your scalp healthy, which also promotes hair growth.

Yellow peppers
We didn’t previously know this, but yellow bell peppers contain nearly five and a half times more vitamin C than oranges (341mg, as opposed to 63mg in oranges). This is great news for your locks— vitamin C is an antioxidant that strengthens the hair shaft and hair follicles, as well as prevents breakage.

Avocados
Everyone knows avocados are the greatest beauty secret. They have a high concentration of essential fatty acids naturally found in skin cells (which keeps your skin smooth and supple). When topically applied to the hair and scalp, avow can also stimulate collagen and elastin production. Mix a little avo in with sour cream (which contains lactic acid to help exfoliate dead skin cells and clean up any product build-up) and apply to your hair and scalp for about ten minutes before rinsing out.

Greek yogurt
Greek yoghurt is packed with protein, which makes up the building block of your hair. Greek yogurt also stimulates blood flow to the scalp, encouraging hair growth. It contains vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) and may even help against thinning and hair loss. You may recognise pantothenic acid as an ingredient commonly found on hair and skin care product labels.

Spinach
Did you know spinach helps strengthen your strand? Like so many dark green leafy vegetables, it’s packed with amazing nutrients like vitamin A, iron, beta carotene, folate, and vitamin C. Combined, these nutrients work in harmony to promote a healthy scalp and mane, keeping your hair sufficiently moisturised to avoid breakage.

Guava
Guavas is known to help fight hair breakage, due to vitamin C. One cup of guava has just 377mg of vitamin C. That’s more than four times the minimum daily recommended amount. What a win!

Lean poultry
To add some body to your tresses, add lean poultry to your diet. A lack of protein equates to hair that stops growing, hair fall and hair loss. Chose lean meat options like chicken or turkey, which contain less saturated fat than beef and pork.

Sweet potato
Sweet potato is great for hair that’s lost its shine as it offers an essential antioxidant called beta-carotene. Our bodies naturally turn beta-carotene into vitamin A, which helps protect against dry, dull hair. This encourages the glands in your scalp to produce an oily fluid called sebum that prevents hair from drying out. Beta-carotene can also be found in other orange vegetables like carrots, pumpkin, cantaloupe, and mangoes.

 

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