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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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Madonna’s Daughter Lourdes Embraces Natural Body Hair In Beautiful Selfie With Mom

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Madonna’s Daughter Lourdes Embraces Natural Body Hair In Beautiful Selfie With Mom

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Grooming habits should be a matter of personal choice, but thanks to generations of the patriarchy telling women how they should look, what they should wear, and how they should take care of their bodies, that isn’t always the case. Thankfully, more and more brave women are embracing their natural beauty and that includes their own body hair.

Lourdes Leon showing off her natural arm pit hair is the normalization of body hair we all need.

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Whether it’s on the red carpet or in a photo with her mom, Madonna, Lourdes Leon has a relationship with her body hair we can all admire. For instance, he two posed for a rare selfie on April 10, and Leon’s natural look moved us another step closer to normalizing visible body hair.

The sweet image is captioned: “Like Pieces of your Heart Walking around outside of you #lola.”

‘Lola’ is the nickname of Madonna’s eldest child, whom she shares with Cuban personal trainer-actor Carlos Leon.

The fashion icon’s post has received more than 440,000 ‘likes’ with many fans praising her daughter’s decision to embrace her natural body hair – with comments including “two beautiful, strong women” and “beautiful mother with her gorgeous daughter.”

Leon has never been shy about embracing her natural beauty.

Her mother has pushed beauty boundaries for decades, so it makes sense the 24-year-old model would choose to do the same. In November 2018, Lourdes generated headlines when she showed off her unshaved armpits and legs on the red carpet at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Gala, just weeks after she turned heads for the same reason on the catwalk at New York Fashion Week.

Earlier this year, in February, she also showed off a glimpse of armpit hair in a new fashion campaign for Marc Jacobs. 

It seems that Lourdes may even have been inspired by her famous mom when it comes to ditching the razor. Speaking to Harper’s Bazaar in 2010, the singer said: “Going to high school, I saw how popular girls had to behave to get the boys. I knew I couldn’t fit into that.

“So I decided to do the opposite. I refused to wear makeup, to have a hairstyle. I refused to shave. I had hairy armpits.”

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Kid Cudi Wore A Dress To Pay Tribute To Kurt Cobain During SNL Appearance

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Kid Cudi Wore A Dress To Pay Tribute To Kurt Cobain During SNL Appearance

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There’s no doubt that SNL has been the stage of some pretty groundbreaking performances and fashion moments. This past weekend was no different. While appearing as the late-night show’s musical guest the 37-year-old rapper of Mexican-American descent wore outfits a la late Nirvana rocker, Kurt Cobain.

Kid Cudi’s made a pretty big retro fashion statement for his Saturday Night Live musical performances this weekend.

For his first performance, which featured his song “Tequila Shots,” Cudi wore a t-shirt featuring the image of a late SNL cast member Chris Farley. Farley died in 1997 at age 33 from an overdose of cocaine and morphine. Over the shirt, Cudi wore a green cardigan, which many Twitter users were quick to note resembled one Kurt Cobain wore.

Cobain died by suicide in 1994.

During his performance of “Sad People,” Kid Cudi changed into a floral dress, which he confirmed in a tweet was in honor of Cobain.

Cudi’s took place on the same week of the anniversary of Cobain’s death, which occured on April 5.

“Virgil [Abloh] designed the dress for me,” Kid Cudi explained about the dress. “I told him I wanted to show love to Kurt w a floral print sundress and this man-made a masterpiece.”

Cudi also shared that he intends to collaborate with Abloh on his fashion label Off-White. The dress will be included.

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