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11 Best and 3 Worst Foods for Healthy Hair

11 Best and 3 Worst Foods for Healthy Hair

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You can have amazing hair! Either you're apart of that super elite group that's born with it or you come up with a bomb hair care regimen that helps buy your membership. Along with that regimen, you have to make sure that your diet is in on the end goal.

It's pretty obvious that you get out, what you put in. If you want your body to do right by you, you have no choice but to do right by your body. There's no way around it! Keep reading to find out, which foods you should keep and which ones you need to toss out. 

Have a great time grocery shopping for good hair!

SWEET POTATOES  If you’re anything like me, when you hear loaded sweet potatoes, you think cinnamon, sugar, marshmallows and more ooey goodness! The works, right? Well in this case, we’re talking about sweet potatoes being loaded with beta-carotene! The body works to convert beta-carotene into vitamin A which helps produce sebum.

  • Speeds up hair growth

  • Keeps hair healthy

  • Encourages hair to grow thicker

  • Prevents hair follicles from returning to previous state

You can also get the same benefits by staying in this color family. I.e carrots and pumpkins

MEAT AND POULTRY It’s imperative that you have protein in your diet. Your hair strands are made of protein fiber so it’s imperative that you have protein in your diet. This doesn’t have to only be meat and poultry though, nuts, fish and beans also contain a protein.

  • Promotes hair growth

  • Repairs and strengthens hair

EGGS They say great things come in small packages. This is definitely true in this case! Eggs contain biotin, which helps produce keratin, a hair protein. Eggs also contain protein, selenium and zinc.

  • Great for hair health
  • Promotes hair growth

SPINACH Folate. Iron. Vitamin A. Vitamin C. Potassium. Calcium. No wonder Popeye stayed with a can.

  • Keeps your hair healthy

  • Promotes hair growth

  • Aids in repair

  • Produces sebum to moisturize the scalp

BERRIES Berries contain antioxidants and vitamins that are beneficial to hair growth. Definitely worth pickin’!

  • Prevents hair from being brittle and breaking

  • Promotes hair growth

SALMON I don’t know who needs to hear this but the L is silent. Fatty fish like salmon contain omega-3 fatty acids, your secret sauce for strong and healthy hair.

  • Promotes hair growth

  • Improves density

  • Reduces hair loss

OYSTERS Oysters are great to get you going and get your hair growing! Get your groove back in all areas of your life. C’mon somebody! There’s aphrodisiac qualities to help you “do the do” and zinc to help you look good while doing so.

  • Promotes hair growth

  • Supports repair cycle

  • Can reverse effects of hair loss

  • Boosts hair health

  • Prevents dry & brittle hair

  • Helps you get your sexy on 

SHRIMP Although a small amount, here’s another source of omega-3 fatty acids. Along with that shrimp also contain vitamin B, vitamin D, zinc, iron and protein. Don’t shy away from the shrimp cocktail, here’s to living your best life!

  • Promotes hair growth

AVOCADOS  “Guac is extra!” No worries, so am I! Taco Tuesday just got a little more exciting! Avocados contain vitamin E and are healthy fats. (Yes, there is such a thing.)

  • Promotes hair growth

  • Protects the scalp from damage and stress

Now you don’t have to feel bad about adding extra guac! Make it rain at Chipotle!

BEANS Beans contain a combination of iron, protein, biotin and zinc which all are important in achieving healthy hair. Plus you don’t have to break the bank for a bangin' pot of beans!

  • Promotes hair growth

  • Helps hair restoration

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GREEK YOGURT “Everybody love parfaits!” - in my Donkey voice lol Yogurt is rich in protein and contains vitamin B5.

  • Increases blood flow to the scalp to jumpstart hair growth

What to avoid?

ALCOHOL Mai Tai will NOT help your mane. Sucks, right? Not only does alcohol dehydrate your body, but your hair as well. What does this mean? Breakage! Ditching dead ends and happy hours.  

SUGAR To keep it short and sweet, sugar slows down how fast your body absorbs protein. Bad for business!

MACKEREL So straight to it because we’ve been talking for a while. Mercury is in mackerel and mercury makes your hair fall out.

Now that you have the cheat code, you can finally make having healthy hair a reality. Keep us posted on your journey to healthy hair! 



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