Are Sweet Potatoes Good For Natural Hair?

Are Sweet Potatoes Good For Natural Hair?

Have you ever tried sweet potatoes for your natural hair? Sweet potatoes have a rich source of iron, copper, and beta-carotene which are all amazing for your hair. Beta-carotene aids cell growth, it also prevents hair thinning, and can even help to reduce the dullness of your hair

In today's blog post we are sharing some of the amazing benefits of sweet potatoes.

Sweet Potatoes Are Iron-Rich

Iron is vital in making red blood cells for your body. These cells carry oxygen throughout your body. When you are deficient or lack iron it can cause:

  • hair loss
  • tiredness and lack of energy
  • shortness of breath 

Sweet Potatoes Have Copper In Them

Copper is a great force against hair loss. 

Sweet Potatoes Are High In Beta-Carotene

Beta-carotene is found in plants and fruits like your favorite carrots and oranges. This is converted into vitamin A inside your body. Vitamin A is vital and necessary to help with cell renewal and growth.  A deficiency in Vitamin A can lead to an unhealthy scalp which can cause dandruff and dry hair which can lead to breakage.

Sweet Potatoes Contain Vitamin C

Vitamin C is great for collagen production and helps to improve your immune system. A poor immune system can lead to hair loss.

Did you know sweet potatoes had all of these healthy hair benefits?


  • Aisha Ai Brown Frisby

    Wow, Sweet Potatoes are my favorite. I had no idea that they had so many health benefits for natural hair. I read this blog just in time for the holidays. Thank you so much for sharing this!!

  • Regina

    Good to know…. And I love eating sweet potatoes

  • Yolanda Canty

    I did not know that. I will be purchasing some and began eating them more. Thanks for sharing!

  • Matilda Lynch

    Thank you for this tip on sweet potatoes. I knew that there was value added for a healthier body but I did not know about the hair benefits. It’s harvest time for digging up sweet potatoes and I will definitely be eating more of them. Thank you Donna.

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