While there are plenty of creams and oils on the market that boast the promise of longer, stronger hair, hair care truly starts from within. That's why things like water intake and diet are important parts of any natural hair journey, especially when you're wearing a protective style. It's pretty obvious why water is a major player (helloooo, moisture anyone?), but food-wise things can get a bit tricky if you don't have some insight into which foods do what. Need a starting point? Here are a few of the best foods for your natural hair!
Avocados aren't just an essential part of your Chipotle burritos (because really, what's a burrito without a side of guac?). These super-fruits are actually the Superman of the fruit and veggie world! Jam packed with vitamins and protein, avocados help promote hair growth and, when applied as a hair mask, they also add shine to your locks.
Yup, the most vital part of every breakfast is also essential for hair health! Eggs are rich in protein and biotin, leading to stronger, longer hair. You can also mix eggs with olive oil and honey to make an uber-moisturizing DIY deep conditioner for your tresses.
Not only does salmon contain protein (by now you've probably realized that protein and hair go hand in hand), but it's also chock full of omega-3 fatty acids which are needed for your scalp's health. A healthy scalp leads to healthy locks, so when it comes to taking care of your hair salmon is the way to go!
Of course these aren't the only foods that are great for your natural hair (a balanced diet with the right amount of fruits, veggies and protein will definitely do the trick), but adding these foods in will do you, and your hair, a world of good!