6 foods for healthy African hair

Everyone wants to have healthy, vibrant African hair. While healthy hair can be aided with the use of African hair products, it is also a product of healthy eating. In order to get all the vitamins needed for that luscious hair, you need to cut out the unhealthy junk food, and try incorporating the following foods into your diet.


Salmon is great for fragile African hair, as it is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, as well as Vitamin B-12 and iron. Salmon is also a great protein source for the body.


Rasberries, blueberries, and blackberries are great for your natural African hair as they contain lots of biotin. Biotin is a B vitamin which is essential for hair growth and it is good for your scalp. It is found in most hair vitamins and will also help you achieve healthy, glowing skin! Go ahead and grab a handful of delicious berries next time you feel like something sweet. You can thank us later!


Before you think ‘oh gross, not spinach’, remember that soinach and other green vegetables  are  an excellent source of vitamins A and C, which your body needs to produce sebum. The oily substance, secreted by your hair follicles, is the body’s natural hair conditioner. Spinach is therefore great for African hair which can often feel brittle, and is also a great source of iron and calcium.


You may be surprised, but beans are actually good for your hair. African hair care needs to include legumes such as kidney beans and lentils, which provide lots of protein to promote hair growth. They also provide ample iron, zinc, and biotin. African hair doesn’t grow as fast as Caucasian hair does, so for those of you wanting to grow your hair, eat more beans!


Not only are oysters pleasing to the senses, but they are pleasing to your hair follicles as they are loaded with Zinc. Zinc is an antioxidant which aids in protecting the hair, and without adequate amounts of zinc, there is the risk of hair loss.  We know that you beautiful African girls want to keep your hair full and growing, so load up on that Zinc!


Healthy African hair needs plenty of protein, and eggs are one of the best sources of this. They also contain biotin and vitamin B-12, which are important beauty nutrients. Eat those eggs scrambled, fried, or boiled. Your hair will love the results!

If you want your African hair to grow nicely and remain moisturized and looked after, be sure to stick to a healthy balanced diet as this will go a long way in giving you the results which you want. Doing this, in combination with using Easy Waves’s range of amazing African hair care products, will leave you with hair to die for!



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