As Black women, our hair is our crown and glory! I remember getting my hair shampooed and my mother rinsing it with vinegar. Did you ever get the vinegar rinse? Back then you got your hair pressed and curled and Dixie Peach or Royal Crown was generously applied to keep it from reverting.
Now we have so many options when it comes to hairstyles. I think that is a truly beautiful thing. But what to do when hormones and age kick in and your hair isn’t as full as it was 20 years ago? I feel that there are industries that prey on certain segments of our population.
They know that mature women want to remain vibrant and vivacious as they move up the ladder of life. For some of us, every new product that promises us vitality is purchased. Only to let us down again. I honestly don’t know how these companies get away with so much false advertising!
I say ditch the lotions and potions that promise to thicken and lengthen your hair. Unless you will be using them for the rest of your life, you won’t see any major growth. Maybe some peach fuzz, but nothing like Rapunzel. I truly believe that it’s what we put in our body that can help or hurt our hair as we mature.
Salmon, Spinach, Eggs, Shrimp, Greek Yogurt, Chickpeas and Brazil Nuts are all touted to be great for the hair. Organic fruits and vegetables along with grass fed cows and chicken round out your hair care regimen. Try to incorporate some of these items in your diet on a daily basis. There are also supplements that you can take too. Biotin is by far the most popular but not all are created equal. Be sure to get one that has at least 5,000 mcg per serving.
So there you have it!! Take your hair health into your hands and be sure to feed it good quality food. Never forget that you are what you eat!!