We all know long, strong curls start from the inside out. If you're struggling to get the curls of your dreams, you might want to take a step back and look at your lifestyle. Are you getting enough sleep and exercise? How about water intake; are you staying sufficiently hydrated? Finally, what's your diet like? If you're taking care of your curls in all other ways but still can't achieve the length or strength you want, it could have something to do with your nutrition. Here are some suggestions on “super foods” that will help nourish your curls.
Red meat: Lean red meats are loaded in iron, which can help with thinning and curl loss. Iron from met is easily absorbed into your hair follicles to help strength them, and also allows other essential nutrients to be more readily absorbed.
Eggs: Eggs are loaded with protein, as well as Vitamin B12, which works deep in the root of curls to help repair damaged follicles. Eggs also have iron, which helps carry oxygen to follicles, which encourages growth.
Salmon: This fish has tons of Omega-3 fatty acids, as well as vitamin D. Since our bodies don't make fatty acids, we need an outside source to get it. Omegas coat your curl's follicles, keeping them safe from breakage.
Cottage cheese: If you can tolerate it, dairy is an essential part of maintaining healthy hair. It has the calcium, protein and whey proteins necessary to start building healthy hair.
Asparagus: If you struggle with achieving length in your curls, this dark green vegetable can help. It's full of folic acid, which can help the body absorb the nutrients needed for hair growth. The Vitamins A and C give your curls a boost.
Citrus: The vast amounts of Vitamin C found in citrus are essential for forming collagen, the base of healthy hair.
Legumes: If you're hoping to add shine and strength to dull, damaged curls, pick up some legumes! Legumes are loaded with natural healthy oils that are extremely beneficial to curls. They are also full of nutrients that can help nourish weakened hair, such as zinc, protein, biotin and iron.