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9 Superfoods for Your Kinky Curly Hair

 

Every Queen dreams of having luscious and gorgeous locks – voluminous and lush crowns that inspire and captivate. Healthy and luscious kinky curly hair is within reach no matter your hair type or texture by making small changes in your lifestyle routine and diet. You may be doing everything from deep conditioning to oiling but did you know you can make your kinky curly hair healthy and shiny by including a few superfoods in your diet? Here are the 9 superfoods that are known to give you the defined curls you want.

  • Chia seeds

  • Scaly skin and hair loss has been associated with a deficiency of alpha-linolenic acid and linolenic acid. Chia seeds are one of the richest natural sources of alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid that is very essential for certain bodily functions. It also promotes shiny and healthy hair. Apart from omega-3, chia seeds are brimming with minerals like calcium, protein, and phosphorus that encourage hair growth. The best thing about this superfood is that it can be easily incorporated in your diet. All you need to do is add a teaspoon of chia seeds to your morning smoothie or eat them as a snack.

  • Carrots

  • Vitamin B7 is known for strengthening hair roots, while vitamin A has been associated with a healthier scalp – both strong hair and a healthy scalp are necessary when you want to prevent hair loss. Carrots are the superfoods that contain both these vitamins in high quantities. Eat raw carrots as salad – if that does not appeal to you, there are always dishes like stew and fried rice where you could add generous amounts of carrots. There is another way of using this superfood for healthy kinky curly hair – a carrot hair mask. Boil carrots and blitz them to form a paste and use this paste as a hair mask.

  • Almonds

  • If there is one mineral that is essential for the growth of healthy strands, it is magnesium. When it comes to magnesium, your best superfood for it is almonds. Almonds are very easy to include in your diet because they can be eaten as they are as a snack – but in moderation, do not go overboard. Another way to use this superfood is to use almond oil for massaging your scalp. This is a great way to moisturize your hair – not only does it nourish the scalp, but it also smoothens your hair cuticles.

  • Acai Berries

  • Acai berries hail from Brazil and are used in a lot of hair products. This is because these berries contain a powerful mixture of most of the things that are needed for luscious and healthy looking hair – vitamins, zinc, antioxidants, and omega fatty acids. These juicy berries can be eaten as they are or you can drink the juice of acai berries plainly as well.

  • Spinach

  • Remember grandmother telling you to eat all your greens? Well, apparently there was some truth in what she was saying. Leafy green vegetables like spinach have unbelievable positive effects on your nails, skin and hair. Spinach is bursting with iron – a mineral that is known for keeping your hair strong and healthy. It also contains good amounts of vitamin A and vitamin C, which aid in hair growth. Include some spinach leaves in your salad or add a handful of spinach to your favorite smoothies.

  • Whole Grains

  • Did you ever think that pastas and bread would be good for your hair health? It is true, whole grain pastas and bread are actually very good for your hair. They have high quantities of Biotin, which prevents hair breakage by strengthening your hair and also increases your hair growth. Zinc, a mineral associated with a healthy scalp and less hair loss, is also present in whole grains. The next time you make a trip to the grocery store, remember to pick up whole grain breads or pastas.

  • Coconut Oil

  • There is a reason coconut oil is included in most of the DIY beauty regimes and routines. Coconut oil has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that are known to maintain your hair health. These properties are thanks to the medium-chain fatty acids in coconut oil, which when used internally improves your hair growth. Substitute the oil that you use for cooking with coconut oil as it can withstand high temperatures. You can even use coconut oil externally, however, the improvement in hair growth is associated with consuming coconut oil.

  • Beans

  • Beans are a great superfood for your kinky curly hair – they have good amounts of iron, protein, biotin, and zinc in them. All of these have been linked to healthy hair growth and reduction in hair loss. As there are many different types of beans, you will not be bored by incorporating beans in your diet.  

  • Lemon

  • If you want healthy hair, include a squeeze of lemon in your tea or drink freshly squeezed lemon juice. Lemon is one of the best sources of vitamin C that helps in the production of collagen. Collagen is crucial for your hair health, not only does it help in the absorption of iron that strengthens the hair, but it also helps in hair growth.  

    You may have used many different products to improve your hair health without seeing any results. Try eating the right food for your hair – an all-natural, no side-effects way to get your crown of glory in the spotlight.

               


    Vivian Kaye
    Vivian Kaye

    Author

    Vivian Kaye is the Queen of Kank and the founder of KinkyCurlyYaki (KCY). Tired of the "African in the front, Indian in the back" hair extensions available to women of color, Vivian set out to find high quality natural hair extensions that blended with her own hair. In 2010, KCY was launched. Her passion for natural hair and curls resonates with her customers and continues to be the guiding principle of what KCY is all about.



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