Hey there Curl V enthusiasts! Last week’s blog post featured five great foods to improve your hair health. This week, we’re giving three more awesome foods that provide your hair with amazing benefits. Here’s a list of three superfoods you should be eating for gorgeous hair!
Blueberries make a delicious snack, but these berries are also packed full of a chemical called proanthocyanidins that aid in stimulating and accelerating hair growth. Blueberries are also a great way to prevent premature graying which is often times the result of a Vitamin B12 deficiency. Blueberries help prevent this by restoring the nutrient in our bodies. Of course you can absorb the nutrients and vitamins found in blueberries through consuming them, but they can also make a pretty nourishing hair mask. For a smooth hair mask, blend a handful of blueberries (not too many) with some sort of oil like coconut or olive oil. Leave the mask on for 30 minutes and rinse well.
We’ve all been told to eat our greens at some point in our lives, and there are lots of good reasons behind doing so. Leafy greens like spinach, for example, are rich in vitamins and minerals like folate (a type of B vitamin) and iron. Iron is very important to our bodies because it aids red blood cells in carrying oxygen throughout our bodies. People who are anemic and have iron deficiencies often suffer from fatigue and hair loss. Spinach is a great way to replenish the body’s iron supply, because it is an iron-rich vegetable, thus helping to combat hair loss and other side effects associated with iron deficiencies. It is also rich in Vitamin A and C which are major proponents in stimulating hair growth, Just like blueberries, spinach can be blended up into a delicious smoothie or even used as a hair mask to moisturize and feed your hair. A cup of spinach with a spoonful of oil and honey is enough to make a repairing mask that will leave your hair smooth and soft.
Tree nuts like walnuts are a great source of protein for your body and your hair. Walnuts are also full of fatty acids and B-vitamins, but the key vitamin to think about when associating walnuts with healthy hair is biotin. Biotin, also known as Vitamin B7, keeps the hair strong and prevents thinning and brittleness. It is also a key ingredient in Curl V’s Hair Vitality Complex. The word “biotin” stems from the Greek work “biotos” which means “life” or “sustenance.” Because biotin plays such an instrumental role in our overall health, it only makes sense that walnuts are listed on our list of superfoods for healthy hair.