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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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Split End Serums That Will Help Hair Growth And Keep Your Ends From Splitting

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Split End Serums That Will Help Hair Growth And Keep Your Ends From Splitting

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Sure, there might be more things peskier than split ends but there’s no doubt they’re a universal issue that haunts us all.

Thanks to dryness, age, heat styling, and even just existing, split ends are a real issue that people around the globe have to deal with and manage every day. As the oldest part of our hair strands, ends need a very particular type of special care. Particularly if you ever want to avoid having those splits ends work their way up the entire shaft of your hair and wreak even more havoc. While snipping off those ends are a surefire way to fix a split end problem, if you’re trying to grow your hair out there are ways to attempt to keep your ends from splitting in the first place.

We scoured the internet for top reviewed split ends. Check out what we found below!

Oribe’s Split End Seal

“My stylist gave me a sample of this to use on my thick, fine, curly, highlighted hair after a particularly strenuous bleach session. I was so impressed, I bought this when the sample ran out.

Any good stylist will tell you, it’s pretty much impossible to actually seal an end once it’s split (beyond making it appear to be sealed for a short period). But it is possible to return moisture and other nutrients to hair that is damaged or close to splitting. And this product is very good at doing that. It seals the hair to keep the good stuff in and protect against future damage from the environment. A little goes a long way if you apply it to wet hair, before applying any other styling products. Seriously, I got six uses out of the sample. It’ll take me a while to run out of the full size bottle.

This stuff really does work miracles on dry hair. The only way I’d ever be able to get rid of all my split ends would be to just shave my head. But that doesn’t mean my hair isn’t healthy. More than one stylist has pointed that out to me. That wouldn’t be the case if I didn’t use quality products like this one.” – Amazon review

Rita HazanTriple Threat Split End Remedy

“My hair deals with a lot of heat styling and hairspray so the ends get a little worse for wear. I’m growing my hair out for my wedding next year and I’m a law student, so I can’t afford to be getting regular haircuts at this point. I got a sample of this product and can’t believe what a difference it made in my hair. I can no longer see the split ends and my hairstyles pretty effortlessly now. I just ordered the full size.”- Sephora review

Moroccanoil Mending Infusion

“LOVE LOVE LOVE Moroccanoil Mending Infusion! This product works great on the ends of my hair that definitely need to be trimmed! It fuses the tips of my hair after styling so I can go longer w out a trim. It makes the ends look healthy & the smell is terrific! I use all of the Moroccanoil products & so far they are working great for me! The only negative thing I can say is that the bottle is made of thick glass which the actual quantity of the product is less than it actually appears to be. However, it takes very little product for the ends of the hair! The product still deserves 5 stars! IF for any reason these products don’t work for you, it has to be that they have been returned “as no longer needed” & possibly tampered with by a dishonest consumer. Amazon will always make things right from my experience. From reviews I’ve read in the past, I felt I needed to add this comment as I have very difficult hair, coarse, frizzy, & unmanageable unless I use an excellent product like ‘Moroccanoil products’!!”- Amazon Review

PATTERN Jojoba Oil Hair Serum

“Love it! Smells like lavender, ahhhh. I love that you can use this on your scalp and hair. It locks in the moisture from the Pattern leave-in so well for super soft and hydrated hair. I’m so happy with everything from this line. I do believe this jojoba oil is a stand out product as well. You can use it in so many ways. I will continue to purchase this and pretty much everything else from this line. Thank you, Ms. Tracee Ellis Ross, you hit the nail on the head!! Can’t wait to see what else is in store for this line.” – Sephora review

Design Essentials Silk Essentials Thermal Strengthening Serum

“My hair is natural and I usually go to a salon when I occasionally want to have it flat ironed. I decided to order Silk Essentials Thermal Strengthening Serum to do it myself and I already had the Bamboo & silk HCO leave in conditioner that I used to detangle. Wow, these 2 pair together left my hair silky and as straight as if my stylist had dRead more about review stating Love this strengthening serum!” – Site review

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All The Things You’ll Need To Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month While You Gear Up To Vote

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All The Things You’ll Need To Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month While You Gear Up To Vote

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Hispanic Heritage Month. The time of year that kicks off on the 15th of September and lasts all of way to mid-October is coming up. Right on time for our presidential election year. As we all prepare to either cast our votes or support those in our lives who can, it’s important to think about the contributions and influence Latin Americans have had on to the historical and cultural successes of the United States. 

From art and military accomplishments to changes in our country’s legislation all Latinos should be proud of their heritage and should use their pride in their culture and story as a drive to vote and continue to ensure that our legacy lives on in the United States.

Make a statement this Hispanic Heritage Month with these special pieces of attire that mitú designed just for you.

Check them out below!

This Country Food Truck Tee

This crew neck, short sleeve shirt is a perfect way to wear your love for your culture on your chest. Perfect for every foodie, mitú’s classic food truck shirt features your favorite dishes from your beloved home whether that’s Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Guatemala.

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Proud To Be Chapina Tank

This loose scoop neck tank top is the perfect transition top for summer to fall season. Sideseamed and combined with a retail fit, it will look adorable tucked into your favorite hightop paired with a blazer or worn on laundry day. Extra points if you tag your I Voted sticker on top!

Comes in Athletic Heather and Black Heather.

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Pura Vida Tee

Fill your day with pure light and life with this crew neck top that serves an ode to the 70s. This short-sleeved T comes in a standard fit made of solid colors that are 100% Airlume combed and ring-spun cotton.

But it here for $27.99

Raised By Immigrants Tee

Pay homage to your loved ones with this crew neck, short sleeve that lovingly shows off your pride for your roots.

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