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Foods for hair growth

Foods for hair growth

Proper hair care can be daunting. If your strands have seen better days—split ends, limited volume, and maybe even some patchy spots, you might start to wonder if there’s anything you can do to turn things around. Is it possible to do everything right and still get it wrong? Yes it is!

A lot of things are over looked when it comes to taking proper care of the hair. It isn’t just about getting the right products, using the most expensive shampoo, or practising the hair care routine with the highest views on YouTube. Taking proper care of the hair also has to do with what you take in. In fact, it is mostly about what you take in – the food you eat.

Each of the 100,000 hair follicles on your head is connected to its own blood supply, and nurturing the circulation to those areas can help hair grow faster. Healthy hair growth can also be sparked by delivering stem cells to your scalp, and there are plenty of foods that naturally increase the stem cells inside your body.

Below is a list of foods that helps to promote hair growth;

1. AVOCADO 

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Avocado contains a wealth of nutrients including vitamins A, B6, D and E. It provides natural oils that keeps hair feeling supple, plus helps hair retain moisture—two big reasons you’ll find this ingredient in a variety of nourishing DIY hair masks.

Avocado got on the trend list recently after Cardi B shared an Avocado DIY hair recipe that she swears by for her hair and that of her daughter’s. It got many people trying out avocado – including me

2. MANGO

Mango helps to coax stem cells to your scalp to speed up hair growth.

3. SALMON

Fatty fish, like salmon, is rich in omega-3 fatty acids—an important nutrient that keeps hair supple

4. SPINACH

Spinach is a healthy green vegetable that is loaded with beneficial nutrients like folate, iron, and vitamins A and C, all of which may promote hair growth.

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5. BEANS

Beans are a great plant-based source of protein which is essential for hair growth.

6. PLAIN GREEK YOGHURT

Unsweetened plain Greek yogurt contains tons of protein which is the building block for those gorgeous locks. Plus, plain Greek yogurt is very versatile and can be incorporated into a filling breakfast (think smoothies and parfaits) or savory fare (like dips and condiments). 

7. SWEET POTATOES 

Sweet potatoes are a great source of beta-carotene. The body converts this compound into vitamin A, which is linked to good hair health. 

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