11 Superfoods for Longer and Stronger Hair

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When you have a hectic schedule it can be challenging to maintain a healthy diet.   This is something most of us know, but often brush this off until we see the impact our diet is having on our body and more specifically, our hair.  Did you know that your diet has a direct impact on the health of your hair?  Yup, that’s right.  Your diet directly impacts the health of your hair.  However, there are 11 super foods you can add to your diet to help you get longer and stronger hair.

  1. Avocados

Avocados are high in vitamins B and E, which work at the cellular level to protect and strengthen hair. Vitamin B is essential for hair growth. Avocados are known as a superfood because they contain Vitamin E, which helps repair damage on the scalp, and may slow or prevent hair growth.

  1. Eggs

Eggs have also been called a superfood when it comes to your hair. Conditioning your hair with eggs enhances hair growth because eggs contain lots of protein. Hair is composed of 70 percent keratin protein, so egg protein helps rebuild damaged hair by filling in weakened spots along the hair strand, which temporarily strengthens the hair.

  1. Salmon

Salmon is a known superfood because this fish is loaded with the strong hair supporters like vitamin D and protein, and it also contains omega-3 fatty acids that promote hair growth by keeping your scalp healthy.

  1. Oysters

Oysters are another superfood because rich in zinc which are proven to increase the rate of hair growth, prevent hair loss and dandruff.

  1. Bell Peppers

Bell peppers are a delicious source of vitamin C, which is necessary for hair health for many reasons. To ensure that there is enough iron in red blood cells to carry oxygen to hair follicles, vitamin C is also used to form collagen, a structural fiber that helps our bodies hold everything together. Hair follicles, blood vessels, and skin all require collagen to stay healthy for optimal growth. Even minor vitamin C deficiencies can lead to dry, splitting hair that breaks easily.

  1. Sweet Potatoes

Beta-carotene in foods is converted to vitamin A in the body, and vitamin A is necessary for all cell growth, including hair which is what Sweet Potatoes contain. A deficiency in Vi can lead to dry, dull, lifeless hair and dry skin, which can flake off into dandruff.

  1. Almonds

Almonds contain high amounts of magnesium, which is an essential mineral for having healthy strands. Deficiency in magnesium is often linked to hair loss; therefore, consuming magnesium through almonds not only helps to maintain proper functioning of the body but also enables hair growth.

  1. Sunflower Seeds

Believe it or not, sunflower seeds are in fact superfoods. The zinc contained in sunflower seed promotes hair growth. However, excess consumption of zinc can lead to hair loss. Vitamin E also stimulates hair growth by increasing blood circulation to the scalp. It should also be consumed in moderation as too much of it can cause hair loss.

  1. Edamame

Edamame is another popular superfood because it is full of proteins. Proteins are needed in order for your body to produce the aforementioned keratin.

  1. Pumpkin Seeds

Another great snack that is considered as a superfood is pumpkin seeds. These seeds are an excellent source of vitamins A, B6 and C. In addition, the seeds contain beneficial nutrients like zinc, magnesium, calcium, and iron. For those suffering from hair loss, these seeds contain cucurbitin, a unique amino that may be responsible for pumpkin seeds’ effects on hair growth.

  1. Spinach

Spinach is a superfood comprising of vitamins B, C and E, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium and omega-3 fatty acids all of which are required for healthy hair growth. Iron helps the red blood cells carry oxygen to hair follicles which is essential for healthy hair growth and strong strands.

Try using the PureFix Hair Elixir, a 6-in-1 hair and scalp treatment, alongside your healthy hair diet. Its all-natural ingredients work together to support longer, stronger hair and to promote hair growth.

 

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Brandelyn Green

Brandelyn Green

Brandelyn Green is the Founder of Voice of Hair, a platform to help women of color find the best hairstyles and hairstylists! After living in 8 cities and in Sweden within a 10 year span Brandelyn became frustrated after trying to find trusted hairstylists who could help her maintain her natural hair. Since starting VoiceOfHair in 2014 she has grown the social media platform to over 560K+ on Instagram and Facebook. As a natural who is also a salon goer, she wanted to create a platform where people could find hairstylists, advice and trends. VoiceOfHair provides hairspiration (hair + inspiration) as well as styling tips for women with relaxed and natural hair!
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