They say a woman’s hair is her glory. A few of us are blessed with long and fast growing hair, while some others aren’t. In the last two years, a lot of Nigerian women have embraced their natural hair and have avoided all forms of chemical enhancers to ‘retouch’ or ‘relax’ their hair. However, some others can’t deal with the stress of maintaining their natural hair. Whichever way you choose to wear your hair, it is expedient that you care for it in order to avoid breakage, uneven tips, scanty edges and slow growth.

If you frustrated about the state of your hair, here is a tip that you should consider before having the big chop; eat the right foods. Yes, you read right. The right food can have great impact on the growth of your hair. What you put in your body is as important as the products you use on your hair. Increasing your protein intake with foods such as fish, beans, meat and whole grains are of great benefits to the growth of your hair.  Fruits and vegetables rich in Vitamins A, C and E including Pumpkin leaves, popularly called ‘ugwu’ leaves, Greens used in preparing ‘Efo riro’, oranges, pawpaw, Almonds, Avocados, Sweet Potatoes are some of the delicious options to choose from. Zinc and iron rich foods are also great choices for healthy hair. These foods include, dairy products like milk, cheese and yoghurt. If you are lactose intolerant you can opt for eggs, unripe plantain and dark chocolate.

At the end of the day, the best way to ensure you are getting enough is to eat a varied diet from the classes of food mentioned above. Apart from the health benefits, they will not only help your hair grow fuller and richer, but also leave your skin looking youthful and radiant.

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