As a lover of natural hair and a woman who is constantly on the move, my diet can sometimes fall short of being healthy. I tend to forget the main factor in growing and maintaining long, healthy hair--my diet. Healthy eating and drinking is the most important thing to achieve your goal of healthy long hair. Have you joined my latest challenge? It's not too late! Here are the details:

The 90 Day Healthy Hair Bootcamp | June 1, 2015- September 1, 2015

  • Use minimal to no heat on your hair
  • Use Castor Oil 2 times a week on your hair or scalp (read my article on why you should try Castor Oil)
  • Protective styling is optional
  • Drink 8 glasses of water daily
  • Consume 2 servings of dark veggies a day 

Vegetables rich in vitamins, fibers and minerals are known to help with hair growth and maintaining texture and smoothness. Let's not forget our water as well! If you drink about 8 cups of water a day, not only will your body feel better, but your hair will become stronger. The stronger the hair, the faster it grows--it's that simple!

Castor oil is often overlooked as a health and beauty treatment.  Castor oil contains vitamin E, minerals, proteins, antibacterial and anti-fungicidal properties. In addition to healing benefits, castor oil also contains anti-inflammatory properties, all of which are related to healthy hair growth. 

One of the key foods that you should include in your diet are vegetables which contain a ton of  vitamins and proteins, almost dark green veggies help with hair growth.
Eating a diet that includes good portions of vegetables will allow your hair to get the nutrients it needs for healthy growth. And since almost all vegetables contain these essential ingredients we need, practically all vegetables are beneficial for good hair growth. Spinach, Swiss chard, collards and kale all contain vitamins A and C, which help your body produce sebum. Sebum, an oily substance produced by hair follicles, acts as a natural conditioner for your hair. These vegetables also have calcium and iron, two minerals needed for hair growth.

If you have a hair condition in which you have experienced thinning, changing your diet to include vegetables is one of the first things solve your problem. There are so many green veggie options, this goal can easily be accomplish. If you have questions or concerns feel free to consult a nutritionist to help you make changes to your diet that can help your hair grow.

Here’s to healthy hair and growth. 

Written by Romance C., AKA Hey Curlie. Like her on Facebook- @HeyCurlie | Follow her on Instagram @HeyCurlie