Foods to Avoid for Hair Growth

Foods to Avoid for Hair Growth

It’s no secret, what we eat affects our skin and our hair. 

There are several ingredients and nutrients that will help stimulate and promote hair growth. Then there are ingredients that can actually rob you of those nutrients and prevent hair growth. And if they aren’t preventing hair growth, then they’re certainly not adding moisture to our hair, for lucious growing locs. In this article we’ll take a look at some ingredients you’ll want to avoid when trying to grow out your hair this year. 

  • Processed Sugar
  • We know you knew this one was coming, so we’re going to give it to you first. Sugar does a lot of dangerous things to our bodies, especially that very white processed sugar. Not only is sugar addictive, and interferes with our ability to think rationally and clearly, but it also hinders hair growth. How so? Well, your hair is made up of keratin protein and it depends on protein for healthy growth. Sugar inhibits the absorption of protein. We all need to start reading more labels. Ingredients with high sugar content, like tomato sauce, sugary juices, breads, and junk food are dangerous for our health and our hair. 

  • Fried Fatty Foods
  • Fried fatty foods like sugar and fast foods cause inflammation which prevents all those delicious nutrients (from the other food you’ve been eating) to make its way to your hair. We need a healthy immune system to fight off diseases, but we also need it to keep our hair hydrated and growing. If you needed another reason to cut out unhealthy food from your diet, we just gave you another one!

  • Sodas and Diet Sodas
  • Sodas and diet sodas, as we all know it, are overall unhealthy for us. First they dehydrate us and they end up replacing hydrating drinks like the good ol’ water. Drink more water, drink less soda. It’s that simple, if you want healthier hair and a healthier you. Diet sodas have Aspartame, which is known to cause hair loss and hair thinning. You see what we’re getting at? 

  • Alcohol
  • Summer has a lot to offer, and one of those things are plenty of nights and days out. We just want to encourage you to cut back on that alcohol intake if you’re working on growing out your hair or fighting hair loss. Alcohol dries out our hair and causes our bodies to lose zinc. This leads to both hair loss and hair damage. If your hair is prone to breakage and dryness, then go for Dr Locs Jinan Leave-In Conditioner, made up of hydrating ingredients like Coconut Oil, Avocado Oil, Apricot Oil, and Argan Oil, to restore that hair once and for all! 

  • High Mercury Fish
  • High mercury fish like swordfish and tuna fish aren't doing our hair any good. Mercury interferes with a few nutrients we need, but it especially is in cahoots with zinc. Zinc promotes hair growth and a zinc deficiency causes hair loss. Mercury causes a zinc deficiency. It’s really as simple as that. 

    If you have any questions about your diet, do reach out to us. We’d love to hear from you! 

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