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How To Achieve Healthy Hair From The Inside Out

Healthy natural hair is not just a reflection of what products you put it it; the health of your hair is also attributed to what you eat. You want to be healthy from the inside out to get your natural hair to really grow and shine. Here are a few tips to retain growth and ensure healthy hair.

 

How To Achieve Healthy Hair From The Inside Out

 

Stay Hydrated

If you don’t drink enough water your hair will grow at a slower rate due to dehydration. Drinking water helps with overall hair health by keeping your body hydrated enough to promote healthy activity, including hair growth and shine.

Are you getting enough water? This article explains exactly how much water you should drink every single day!

 

Try Coconut Oil

Healthy Hair From The Inside Out

Coconut Oil For Natural Hair

Coconut oil is not only incredible when used directly in your hair, it’s also just as amazing when consumed. Healthy hair is a sign of a healthy body. Cooking with virgin coconut oil as a substitute to other vegetable oils.

Coconut oil has been attributed to improving blood flow by promoting efficient thyroid gland activity. This pushes more oxygen to cells in our bodies allowing hair follicles enough oxygen to grow!

 

Healthy Hair From The Inside Out

Avocado For Natural Beauty

Get Omega-3 Fatty Acids in your System

Your body needs Omega-3 fatty acids for your hair to grow and unfortunately does not make them on its own.

According to Lisa Drayer, author of The Beauty Diet, your hair shaft is made of about 3% of these fatty acids. Omega-3’s are also found in the cell membrane of your scalp. You can get essential fatty acids from foods like salmon, trout, avocado, and walnuts.

Feeling adventurous? Try this D-I-Y avocado mask for healthier, moisturized hair.

 

Cook Some Delicious Lentils

These small but mighty legumes are filled with protein, zinc, iron, and biotin-All of which are tremendous at promoting hair growth. Click here or Kimberly’s favorite lentil soul recipe!




 

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35 Comments

  • Reply
    isleofazure
    April 29, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    Thank you dear, true facts that work!!
    Smilies!!!!

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    Preety singh
    April 20, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    I have thyroid problem last 12yrs
    my hair growth almost stopped
    what can i do?
    Plz suggest me

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    simone
    April 20, 2015 at 8:14 am

    After perming for 25 years I am going natural. My hope is to restore the natural beauty of my hair back. I don’t know if I can, but I am willing learn by informing myself with what I can do. With web sits like this one and others I do appreciate the tips on good healthy nutritious foods that will help, and books I can read. Thank you for making the information available for people like me.

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    Elaine Sims
    April 19, 2015 at 5:18 am

    Please add my email and send more natural hair care, skin care, health care and etc.

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    kaydian
    April 18, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Have been trying to grow my natural hair for ages.my hair is thin and weak,I tried everything.I love the fact that you state some of the things we need to eat in order to get healthy shiny hair,I’m gonna try these tips,thank

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    Francine Talbert
    April 18, 2015 at 5:10 am

    Thanks for the tips on Natural Hair I started growing my hair back natural I ready enjoying the grow with out any thing but alittle colors to bring the Spring and Summer.

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    Eulis Starks
    April 17, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    I for one appreciate your knowledge and information, its informative, necessary. …but i am a man, who wear my hair, in a natural form..now for 11yrs i would think of getting it cut..into a fade style. ..but before the end of the day…some young black man, or older man of color. ..,Say to me, Hey bro, thats the way you wear it…,! I remember when i had mine…So i give God the praise, and along with having good genes..given through my patients. …But here’s the problem, im starting to lose some of it…its getting thin…ive been developing some scalp and inching issues..which creates my hair lose..i believe. ..but im not completely sure, so i need help..or direction on how and where i can search,..,so that i could..get the product..to save the hair i got left…

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      Leah Thomas
      April 22, 2015 at 9:14 pm

      Hair loss can be due to genetics, stress, or a number of other reasons. The number one advice would be to keep your hair moisturized. Use humectants and other moisturizing agents in the morning and before bed to keep your hair moisturized all day long. Try to figure out how much moisture your hair needs by changing up your moisture routine.

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    sahkeenah
    April 17, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    I like this

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    Flora Walls
    April 17, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    I really enjoy all information on natural hair, Thank you.

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    barbara
    April 17, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    this was so very good information on the hair growth, I notice that a lot of articles I have read talks about Coconut Oil along with certain nuts. At this time my hair is not natural however I’m quit sure these PRODUCTS does the same for Perm Hair.

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    sophia murrell
    April 17, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    Thank u for advice. I will try this much! Your my angle! Love u!!!

  • Reply
    Kimberly singleton
    April 17, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    Send me information on hair growth

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    Elizabeth KaiKai
    April 17, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    Where can I order a good shampoo and conditioner for my natural hair?

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      Leah Thomas
      April 22, 2015 at 9:09 pm

      There are so many amazing websites with good shampoos and conditioners! A lot of independently owned brands can be found on etsy, but also check out the hair sections at major retailers. A lot are starting to have specific natural hair sections

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    Lakesha Woodruff-Gilbert
    April 17, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    I absolutely love this as I am battling with my hair,going from relaxed to natural. Thanks for sharing

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    Christye
    April 17, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    Finally natural and positive informational alternatives.

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    Addie Miles
    April 17, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    my daughter has dry scalp , what are good hair products. Her hair is natural curly.

    • Reply
      Leah Thomas
      April 22, 2015 at 6:55 pm

      Coconut oil, argon oil, Moroccan oil, and Shea butter (when hair is moist) are amazing for dry hair.

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    Davina Hicks
    April 17, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    Coconut oil is awesome! !!

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    Alice
    April 17, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Hi, interesting post Leah, I read it with a lot of passion,I have a question,I live in Africa and it’s not easy to find that kind of coconut oil for cooking,I never hear about that before,but there are a lot of coconuts here then easily you could have oil just to put on hairs,I wish to know if eating a lot coconut could replace the action of cooking oil?
    Thanks and take care.

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      Leah Thomas
      April 22, 2015 at 6:54 pm

      You can use that same oil you put in your hair in your food as long as it is raw and natural without other additives. The fresh coconut oil would probably be one of the best for you! 🙂 Eating coconut also has amazing health benefits.

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    Nopopy Ntuli
    April 17, 2015 at 8:03 am

    i LOVE YOUR TIPS. NOTHING BEATS BEING HEALTHY FROM THE INSIDE!!!!!!!!

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    Renee Simpson
    April 17, 2015 at 5:41 am

    Thanks for the information. Love to keep it real and fresh..

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    vafonoti
    April 16, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    everything here is beautiful God bless you all

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    Anne Nelson
    April 16, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    Thanks for this important information. My hair is natural and I suffer with breakage due to lack of enough moisture .I will try using the Coconut Oil for daily treatment on my hair, and will cook with it also. I

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    rayshawn
    April 16, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    How to make my 2 lil girls hair grow longer plz help them

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      Leah Thomas
      April 22, 2015 at 6:52 pm

      Focus on hair health instead of length and the length will come. When you’re at your healthiest your hair will grow as well.
      If they’re young make sure you don’t put too much stress on their hair and avoid constantly styling in updos that cause tension. Also try paraben and sulfate free products.

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    Brandy Willis
    April 16, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    Love the tips.

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      Leah Thomas
      April 22, 2015 at 6:50 pm

      I’m glad you enjoyed the tips! There will be more tips up soon for haircare and overall health.

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    Verolyn brown
    April 16, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    no comments at this point

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    Teri moore
    April 16, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Hello Ms Kimberly. . . Wanted to take a moment to read about your hair affair, then found this opportunity to leave you a comment. You have been my rock for sometime, enjoying what a powerful woman you portray on the screen and off. Thank you so much for your strength that you give as a perdon, it has helped me to overcome several tragedies in my life and I will continue to admire your inspiration – sending much love and prayers may God Bless you and yours! Xoxoxo

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      Leah Thomas
      April 22, 2015 at 6:49 pm

      Thanks for sending so much positive energy our way! Keep checking back on KimberlyElise for updated posts. 🙂

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    Sherrie Rhodes
    April 16, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    hi I am an African American woman that then had heart surgery I was 25 years old when I had my first heart surgery. In 2003 I had an infection in my body that made me go to have emergency heart surgery. Now here it is 2015. My hair just won’t grow right I do take a lot of medicine. The beginning of this year my hair started coming out what can I do to make it grow again

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      Leah Thomas
      April 22, 2015 at 6:48 pm

      The medicine could be impacting your hair growth, but stress could be as well. Just continue to eat healthy foods, especially those strong in omega-3’s, and drink a lot of water. Consult your doctor for other concerns as it could be a side effect of the medicine.
      Wishing you the best on your hair journey!

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