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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

  1. Sherrie Rhodes says:

    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

    1. Leah Thomas ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

      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!

  2. Teri moore says:

    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

    1. Leah Thomas ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

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

    1. Leah Thomas ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

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

    1. Leah Thomas ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

      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.

  3. Anne Nelson says:

    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

  4. Alice says:

    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.

    1. Leah Thomas ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

      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.

    1. Leah Thomas ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

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

  5. Lakesha Woodruff-Gilbert says:

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

    1. Leah Thomas ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

      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

  6. barbara says:

    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.

  7. Eulis Starks says:

    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…

    1. Leah Thomas ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

      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.

  8. kaydian says:

    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

  9. simone says:

    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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