5 Top Tips for Vegans
Hair grows approximately a quarter of an inch to a half an inch a month, but that is only if you and your hair is healthy. Below is a list of 5 simple lifestyle changes that could help to grow longer hair faster and naturally.
- Consume Iron
The key to good hair is a good diet. Eating foods rich in iron like dark green vegetables boost to ferritin levels sufficient to accelerate the hair’s growth cycle.
Iron helps give oxygen to the hair follicles, which further improves hair growth.
- Eat More Protein
Hair is made mostly of protein so having a protein deficiency can lead to hair loss. Vegans and vegetarians should be consuming plenty of pulses and nuts for natural protein. Hemp protein is one of our favourite choices.
- TakeOmega 3
Another food ingredient crucial to grow longer hair is omega-3 fatty acids. Omega 3 facilitates the production and action of hormones and oily lubricants that lead to healthy scalp and follicles. When the scalp is well lubricated from the inside out, this is what provides the desirable strong, shiny hair. Omega-3 fatty acids are found in nuts and seeds and their oils.
- Take More Vitamins
Healthy hair also requires the correct balance of vitamins and minerals. A and B-complex vitamins create vibrant, shiny hair. B12 can neutralise and slow down premature hair loss. Vitamin C helps strengthen hair and avert premature greying. Vitamin D facilitates healthy follicular growth. Vitamin D is manufactured by the sun so do your best to get as much sun on your skin especially if you work in an in door office environment. Vitamin E helps maintain a healthy, moisturised scalp, and trace minerals like selenium and magnesium help the entire hair growth orchestra to work at its optimum level! Whole organic cereals, pulses and eating richly coloured organic vegetables such as carrots, spinach, beets and red peppers are the richest in vitamins. Be so go organic whenever possible because unfortunately mass-produced vegetables are often grown in soils that are far from rich in the natural micronutrients they used to be.
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- Try Herbs and Plants
Apart from daily foods, there are herbs that some swear promote hair growth. For example,Plenty of anecdotal (and folkloric) evidence supports herb and plant treatments that supposedly help to grow longer hair. Sage, rosemary, gingko biloba, Indian gooseberry, beetroot juice, aloe vera, licorice root, flaxseed, even henna—all these and more have been touted as hair and scalp restorers. But don’t bet your hat on guaranteed results, especially on a cold, winter day.
One herb that does seem to work is Saw Palmetto.
Native Americans have relied on this for centuries to promote healthy hair and skin, and it is used today in tablet form because of its scientifically proven effect of blocking DHT, a metabolite of testosterone that is related to hair loss.
We sincerely hope this post was able to help you on your healthy hair journey. Let us know how following these tips has helped you and feel free to ask us any questions or let us know what to include in our next post!
SuperFoodLx Editorial Team