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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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Sweet And Sexy Lingerie To Buy Just For You This Valentine’s Day

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Sweet And Sexy Lingerie To Buy Just For You This Valentine’s Day

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One of the greatest falsehoods of our time is that lingerie is to be bought for others. Sure, lingerie can be fun to share with others but often times we underestimate the fun of wearing something sexy just for ourselves. That’s why we rounded up some of the sweetest and sexiest itty bitty pieces to wear for yourself this Valentine’s Day.

If you invite someone to come see it then lucky them and happy Valentine’s Day!

Fenty Embroidered Lace Corset

 But it here: Regular:$99.95

Draped Back Jacquard Cami Set

Victoria’s Secret

Buy it here: $49.50

VS Wicked Unlined Balconette Satin Bow Teddy

Victoria’s Secret

Buy it here: $119.50

Love Stories Lacy satin-trimmed stretch-lace soft-cup triangle bra

Net-a-Porter

Buy it here for: $70

VS Chiffon Pleated Babydoll

Victoria’s Secret

Buy it here for: Price$59.50 Current Price$49.50

Linking Hearts Embroidery G-String

savagex.com

But it here: $22.95

On the Rocks Pasties 3-Pack

savagexfenty.com

But it here: $32.950 Reviews

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Top Reviewed Brushes for Naturally Curly Hair

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Top Reviewed Brushes for Naturally Curly Hair

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Every curly-haired girl knows that to ensure strength and growth in their tresses, staple items are needed. From a moisturizing deep conditioner to a perfect leave-in conditioner, these staples are vital for the care and keeping of our natural hair. With the right brush, curlies can stop breakage, put an end to split ends, and see growth if that’s what they’re seeking. We searched the internet for the best brush tools for Curly Hair and put them on a list for you.

Here’s a look at the top brushes you’ll want for detangling your natural hair.

Ouidad Double Detangler Comb

Curly Hair brush
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Users say Ouidad’s Double Detangler is perfect for those with curly, thicker hair. The brush features double rows of comb teeth and is perfect for tackling tangles without being too forceful or rough.

“This is the best comb that I’ve ever used for detangling my hair. It detangles with ease and with a speed that I’ve never experienced and I couldn’t be happier. I have a range of 3c, 4a and 4b hair and this comb handles all of it with ease.” Amazon.com user.

Denman Brush

Curly Hair brush

An absolute classic, the Denman Brush has long been touted as the fairy godmother of brushes. Loved by 3c to 4 hair types the Denman brush has been known to dentangle its way through curlier hair pattern with a stroke of the brush.

Ladies and Gents do yourself a favor and get you a brush! My boyfriend is so shocked at my curls too! Honestly, I had never thought I could have a consistent curl pattern. The pics are 6 weeks apart but my curls never were this defined as they are with the Denman brush. I had 3B but now I am full 3C hair curl type.

I didn’t remove any rows and combined my curls with Shea Moisture Hair smoothie and some eco gel to style. Watch some youtube videos to help see how to properly brush hair out. I sectioned it into layers and even tried out bangs for the first time since the curls are so tight and I am seeing consistent coils!” – Amazon user.

Remington Detangle Brush for Curly Hair

Curly Hair

According to reviews, this electric styling tool really lives up to its name. The brush’s description says the brush’s teeth rock back and forth to loosen knots and tangles from hair without snagging or breaking your hair, working to cause less shedding. Users say that while it takes longer, the process is worth it.

“Love this detangler. I’ve been natural on and off for almost 40 years and this is the best detangler I’ve come across. It takes me longer to detangle with the vs a wide tooth comb. However, there is less shedding and breakage. I used my on wet hair with conditioner in it. My hair is more elongated after styling using this brush. I will be buying 2 as gifts,” wrote on Amazon user.

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