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Eat These Vegan-Friendly Foods For Shinier, Healthier And Longer Hair

Updated May 26, 2020.

There’s a lot we don’t have control over at the moment. When it comes to hair care, however, you might have more control than you think. Sure, you’ve been forced to give up your monthly root touch up, or your weekly salon deep conditioners, but being forced to stay at home doesn’t mean it’s over. In fact, if you do things right, this break could mean you walk out with a crown of locks that have never been better.

That’s right girl, you can let your hair down.

And the best way? Eating. While you might not have control over much these days, you do have control over your diet and consuming the right nutrients can mean all the difference between walking out of quarantine with limp strands or glowing rizos.

Check out these foods you can eat to ensure the health of your hair.

Garlic

This herb with anti-microbial properties is known for its kill germs and bacteria which can cause damage to the scalp. According to Healthline, one clove of raw garlic contains Manganese, Vitamin B6, and Fiber as well as decent amounts of calcium, copper, potassium, phosphorus, iron, and vitamin B1 which also promotes hair growth.

Lentils

Packed full with folic acid, lentils have the sources that are necessary to restore the health of red blood cells that can restore your skin and scalp with oxygen.

Tempeh

Another reason to load up on vegan BLTs! Tempeh, like other soy-rich foods, is rich in iron, omega-3, vitamin B2, and magnesium.

Quinoa

Highly recommended by the blog Naturally Curly, Quinoa is said to offer “accessible vegetable protein to gently cleanse and nourish your hair. Its amino acids help repair damage to the hair shaft while its proteins coat, strengthen and protect the hair. Packed with vitamins and minerals as well as amino acids, Quinoa can aid in hair growth while preventing breakage.”

Avocados

Dice it up and sprinkle some olive oil on it, smash it on to toast. Do what you gotta do but if you love avocados be sure to indulge in this yummy green fruit. Rich in vitamin E, avocados are packed to the pit with the antioxidant you will need to ensure the promotion of hair growth. They’re also a great source of essential fatty acids that also ensure hair growth.

Beans

Eat your beans at every meal, chica! They provide a great amount of protein, iron, zinc, and biotin. All of these are essential in achieving optimal hair health.

Berries

Whether you’re into raspberries, strawberries, or blueberries, there’s no denying these tart treats are both versatile and vital. Loaded with Vitamic C, which the body uses to create collagen to produce proteins that help strengthen hair, this one is a kitchen essential.

Soybeans

According to healthline.com “Soybeans are one of the best sources of spermidine, a compound that may prolong the active phase of hair growth.”

Oysters

Yep, depending on your vegan opinions these babies along with muscles are 100% okay to eat. Of course, some vegans eat oysters and some don’t but if you’re of the opinion it’s all good in the hood, you’ll appreciate the fact that oysters are loaded with zinc. According to Healthline, “this mineral helps support the hair growth and repair cycle.”

Tomatoes

Naturally Curly is also a big fan of Tomato for hair masks. High in levels of vitamins like A and C, Tomato can make the strands of your hair stronger and help improve scalp circulation!

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