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
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
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!
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!