Our Top Seven Foods to Prevent Afro Hair Loss

Aug 26 , 2020

Rochelle Sampy

Our Top Seven Foods to Prevent Afro Hair Loss

Afro hair loss is something that a lot of black women worry about and hope it doesn’t happen to them. Although we know that hair loss is a significant issue for black women, it is very rarely talked about when it occurs mainly because of the stigma attached to it. 

In addition to our selection of oils to combat hair loss, Sta-Sof-Fro wants to start more conversations around this topic, so the focus moves towards tackling the issue rather than just fearing it. Prevention has always been better than cure. So, in this article, we’ll talk about our top seven foods that can help combat the occurrence of hair loss. 

Seven Foods to Help You Avoid Afro Hair Loss

Leafy Green Vegetables

Leafy green vegetables are rich in potassium, vitamin C, calcium, vitamin K, as well as iron. Their micronutrient content is significant for the hair cells as they can ensure that your scalp remains hydrated and itch-free. Make sure you include enough spinach, broccoli, kale, and cabbage to encourage healthier afro hair growth. 


The beta-carotene component of carrots can help stop hair loss as it contains vitamin A that improves scalp health and strengthens your hair follicles. Carrots also contain vitamins B, K and C, potassium, and phosphorus which can make your hair thicker. Try putting carrots in your soups, sabzis, and salads to stop afro hair loss and thicken your afro hair.

foods to prevent afro hair loss


As it is essential to get the best start to your day, make sure your breakfast is a healthy one. Consume oats instead of sugar-rich cereal. Oats are rich in zinc, potassium, vitamin B, iron and protein which prevent hair from losing volume and length. They promote natural, healthy hair growth which in turn reduces afro hair loss.


Protein-rich poultry products give strength to your afro hair through Biotin, which is a vitamin that stops hair from shedding. Insufficient protein intake can result in afro hair loss. Make sure you include eggs, chicken and other poultry in your diet to make your hair healthy.


Superfood beans are packed with protein, iron, Biotin, and zinc, providing nutrients for healthy hair growth and breakage prevention. Want another way to reduce breakage of your afro hair? Our Black Castor Oil not only keeps the moisture in your hair but can also cleanse your scalp and remove any harmful toxins.


Whether you eat sunflower or flax seeds, seeds promote the elasticity of your tresses. Some of the nutrients found in seeds are calcium, potassium, Biotin, copper, iron, and vitamins. Flax seeds are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids which can prevent a dry scalp. You can sprinkle them on your any salad or consume them as snacks to prevent afro hair loss.

Sweet Potatoes

This underrated vegetable is an excellent source of copper, magnesium potassium, beta-carotene, and iron. Beta-carotene guides hair growth, avoid hair thinning as well as lifeless hair. Make a curry with sweet potatoes, roast them, or boil them. The choice is yours!

foods to prevent afro hair loss


Munch on nuts like almonds, pecans, cashews, and walnuts to boost natural, healthy hair growth. Nuts are abundant in nutrients such as magnesium which are known for reducing hair loss and promoting its growth. Almonds have a nourishing effect on your scalp. Strengthen your strands and keep it from afro hair breakage by consuming almonds daily.

Eating right helps regain your healthy afro hair and can stop afro hair loss naturally even after the dyeing process. Want other ways of getting more volume and length for your hair? Take a look at our natural afro hair oils collection which includes our Rosemary Oil for combating scalp infections and our Lavender Oil to reduce hair loss.