Updated: Mar 20
3 Veggies That Promote Hair Growth
I know you remember when your mom said "Eat all your vegetables" eeeeuuu. I use to hate it when she said that, why was that the night we were having peas for dinner lol. Well ,now that we all know "you are what you eat", You better go green and put more of these 3 veggies in your diet if you want to grow those natural manes/locs long and strong!
Spinach is a healthy green vegetable that’s loaded with beneficial nutrients like folate, iron, and vitamins A and C, all of which may promote hair growth (11).
A cup (30 grams) of spinach provides up to 54% of your daily vitamin A needs (11).
Spinach is also a great plant-based source of iron, which is essential for hair growth. Iron helps red blood cells carry oxygen throughout the body to fuel your metabolism and aid growth and repair (14).
3. Matcha Green Tea Powder
Matcha Green tea powder is packed with antioxidants, polyphenols, and EGCg, so it is no wonder we are discussing what it can do for your tresses. It contains vitamin B also known as panthenol and by drinking the tea or applying it to your scalp matcha green tea helps to strengthen the hair. Many who drink the tea have found it to make their hair softer, shinier, and thicker. There is a hair growth mechanism with matcha green tea, so people suffering from genetic alopecia have found it to be beneficial
Avocados, my fav, They are delicious, nutritious and a great source of healthy fats. Perfect for smoothies.
They are also an excellent source of vitamin E, which may promote hair growth. One medium avocado (about 200 grams) provides 21% of your daily vitamin E needs (21).
Like vitamin C, vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps combat oxidative stress by neutralizing free radicals.
What’s more, avocados are a great source of essential fatty acids. These fats cannot be produced by the body, but are essential building blocks of your cells. A deficiency in essential fatty acids has been linked to hair loss (25).
hope you will add these three greens to your diet this summer to get those tresses growing longer and stronger. Let me know in the comments below what struggles you have with your natural hair journey.
Look for my natural hair smoothies and scalp treatment recipeswe do at Mahoagny Soul Natural hair Salon.