Sweet and tart, refreshing and delicious—kiwi is a fruit that’s packed with nutrients. From a smoothie to a muesli topping, kiwis are incredibly versatile to cook with. As such, it’s a great addition to anyone’s diet but especially for pregnant women.
Studies have shown that kiwi is rich in folate, an especially important nutrient during pregnancy because it prevents babies from developing neural tube defects. Besides folate, kiwi also contains “exceptionally high” levels of vitamin C. It is also rich in dietary fibre, potassium, vitamin E, antioxidants, phytonutrients, and more.
All these vitamins and nutrients make kiwi a formidable fruit because of its many health benefits such as boosting the immune system, aiding digestion, treating asthma, and even managing blood pressure.
However, did you know that kiwi also boasts of a range of benefits for hair? In this article, we’re turning the spotlight on the top kiwi benefits for hair that are especially useful for pregnant women!
3 Kiwi Benefits for Hair
1. Fights hair loss and promotes hair growth
Vitamins C and E are antioxidants that help in fighting hair loss. These two vitamins also help combat hair loss and improve its overall health by keeping stress (and free radicals) at bay—one of the common reasons for hair fall.
In an article published in the Daily Mail, hair loss expert Dr Bashar Bizrah reveals that kiwi contains minerals like zinc, magnesium, and phosphorus that “help to promote blood circulation in the scalp.” This, in turn, leads to stronger hair and faster hair growth.
But first, what causes hair loss during pregnancy? From hormonal changes to thyroid issues and mineral deficiencies to stress, read more in our article about pregnancy hair loss here:
2. Prevents premature greying
First of all, let us be clear that there’s nothing with grey hair. These days, it won’t be hard to find men and women changing their hair colors to a striking grey. However, for some who would prefer to maintain their natural hair color for as long as possible (yes, because grey hair is part of life, mama), you may want to consider adding kiwi to your diet.
It’s rich in copper, a mineral that helps in melanin production. With melanin being responsible for the color of your hair, a slower melanin production then leads to grey or white hair.
3. Helps treat dandruff
With high amounts of iron, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids, kiwi also proves to be beneficial in treating dandruff. According to Medical News Today, zinc not only prevents fungal growth but also removes excess skin cells from the scalp. In fact, a study in 2016 revealed zinc deficiency is listed as one of the contributing factors for dandruff.
Enjoy the Benefits of Kiwi for Hair with Mama’s Choice Treatment Shampoo & Conditioner!
Convinced by the power of this small, underrated fruit? We are, too. That’s why we’ve made sure to include it in Mama’s Choice Treatment Shampoo and Mama’s Choice Treatment Conditioner, a haircare range specially created to target pregnancy hair loss. We harnessed the power of the kiwi fruit and blended it with the equally amazing candlenut and green peas to create a shampoo and conditioner that are completely safe and naturally derived.
With every use, Mama’s Choice shampoo and conditioner help to reduce hair loss, stimulate hair growth, and strengthen hair from root to tip.
With pregnant and breastfeeding women’s safety in mind, we’ve made sure that they’re free of paraben, sulfates, dyes, alcohol, and silicone. All of which are harmful chemicals that can be risky to fetal development.
Hanna of Mama's Choice
A mama of one energetic toddler, Hanna likes to read books, watch baking shows, and play video games when her little one is asleep.