Last week Friday, I was asked by a colleague if I was sick. I asked why she said that, and she said it was because I hadn't made my hair in about 3 weeks. I laughed over it, and said I was enjoying carrying my natural relaxed hair. We left it at that, though I could tell she wasn't satisfied with my answer. Yesterday afternoon, another colleague, this time a guy asked if I was broke because I hadn't made my hair. I actually started wondering why there was so much negativity attached to an African woman carrying her natural hair. We'll that's their problem not mine. It's alarming to see how we look down on the things God has given to us, instead of looking after them. Don't get me wrong, I love changing my looks with different hairstyles - weaves, wigs, braids etc but I also love trying out different styles with my real hair (view one of them here).
Anyway I have decided to pay more attention to my hair, looking after it, and pampering it till it grows longer (I hope I start seeing results in 7 months time oh ). I have talked a little about my HAIRCARE ROUTINE in a previous post, but now I have decided to look at hair care from a different angle. We have all heard this saying "YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT", this also affects the hair too. So I'll be looking at different foods we eat that help our hair grow and add volume.
This is a very nutritious and beneficial vegetable to add to your regular diet or meal plan. It is high in vitamin C, vitamin K and calcium, and these vitamins help to strengthen your hair.
- It's been said that the more nutritious protein you consume, the faster and healthier your hair will grow. Beans are a great source of protein and they also contain iron, zinc and biotin, which prevent against brittle hair which breaks and falls out before the desired growth is achieved. Beans should be eaten at least twice or thrice a week as part of a hair-friendly diet.5. AVOCADO PEAR