Tip #1: Create a balanced diet
A balanced diet is not only important for your body, but your hair is directly affected by the things we eat. Just like your body, your hair needs certain nutrients to flourish.
It is also important to eliminate junk foods and processed foods, as they lack the nutrients needed to grow your curls long and strong.
Healthy foods for hair growth
Berries are a great source of vitamin C. Our bodies use vitamin C to help produce collagen, which is a protein that can help to strengthen your curls and reduce breakage!
Eggs are a great source of protein, which is what our hair follicles are made of. They also contain biotin, which is essential to the production of the protein keratin.
Beans are a great source of zinc, which helps repair your hair and allows it to regrow. They also include iron, biotin, and folate, which also help and aid in growing your curls longer and stronger. It's easy to include beans into your diet by eating them allow, adding them to soup, or even in rice.
- Sweet potatoes
Sweet potatoes are so versatile and are a great source of vitamin A. Vitamin A can help speed up your hair growth, increase the density, and protect strands.
- Sweet peppers
Like berries and sweet potatoes, sweet peppers are a great source of vitamin C as well as vitamin A. Vitamin A in sweet potatoes stimulate the production of sebum, which help keep your hair healthy and strong.
Please check out this blog post to learn about more food that help contribute to your curls growing longer and stronger.
Tip #2: Water, water, water!
Drinking water is sometimes really hard, but your body and hair will love you for it in the long run! You should be getting the recommended 8 glasses a day and even more is better. Our bodies are mostly made up of water (70%) and our hair, as well as our hair follicles, love being hydrated.
If you struggle with drinking water, a good trick is to replace one beverage of your choice, that you consume daily, with water. This way, you can slowly build up your water intake and start to see the results you want!