The BEST Spa in Cape Town! Call and make an appointment +27 21 439-2266

Superfoods great for hairgrowth

Experiencing hair loss, shedding and thinning hair? Eat these superfoods to regrow lost hair. Most of these foods are probably sitting in your fridge/pantry right now! Yemaya Spa & Hair have just the right advice for you! We all love the food here are some foods you can eat to boost your hair growth!

1. Eggs

Eggs top the list because they are loaded with biotin, a type of B-vitamin that is highly touted for promoting gorgeous hair. However, as biotin can be produced by our bodies, you do not need to take a lot of it so steer clear of biotin supplements with lofty claims such as curing balding, etc. Eggs also contain sulfur and protein, two minerals that also make up our hair strands. Eat an egg a day (preferably free range) for stronger and shinier locks!

2. Leafy Greens

When I was younger, my mom had a vegetable patch that was exclusively for leafy greens. Those plants were so resistant that they survived even the most brutal pest attacks. That being said, leafy greens were always part of our lunch menu and I hate to admit that I almost always found a way of trashing the bitter greens when no one was looking! Nowadays I always try to include these antioxidant-rich super foods that are loaded with hair-boosting nutrients. Leafy greens are not always green: also include the pink variety of these leafy vegetables, said to purify the blood of harmful toxins that are a cause of hair loss.

3. Salmon

Wild salmon is rich in b-vitamins that are necessary for good hair health. They are bursting with omega 3 fatty acids that are found in much fatty fish. These nutrients not only help regrow lost hair but also make it grow stronger and shinier. It also contains vitamin D and protein, which are both necessary for beautiful hair.

5. Sweet Potatoes

Rich in beta-carotene that gives many vegetables and fruits their yellow/orange colour, sweet potatoes are a sweet way to get your daily hair growth-boosting nutrition. Beta-carotene is converted into vitamin A in our bodies. Vitamin A is necessary for cell growth and regeneration including hair cells that’s why it’s an important nutrient for healthy hair. Deficiency not only leads to dry and brittle hair but also causes dandruff. However, as with anything, the excess is a bad thing. Too much vitamin A can actually lead to hair loss so steer clear of vitamin A supplements and instead eat foods like sweet potatoes that contain a healthy amount of vitamin A for beautiful hair and an overall healthy body! I most often than not have steamed sweet potatoes for lunch and it’s very tasty all on its own!

7. Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower seeds are rich in vitamin E, also known as the skin and hair vitamin. Vitamin E plays a big part in promoting glowing skin, luscious hair and shiny nails. Throw in a few of roasted sunflower seeds into your salads or snack on a handful of salted sunflower seeds every time you get those salt cravings.

8. Chicken

When buying chicken, always look for free-range or local because factory chicken is injected with growth hormones that have been said to cause a variety of problems including early menopause and painful periods. Chicken is rich in selenium, iron, protein and other hair supporters that protect hair from easy breakage and damage while helping regrow lost hair.