Great Food for Hair Growth
Diet plays an important role in keeping the skin and hair healthy. Most nutrients that are good for skin are also good for hair and nails because hair, skin, and nails are made up of similar proteins.
Hair grows from the roots, so the key to healthy hair growth lies in improving the health of the scalp and hair follicles. The foods people eat have an impact on the growth, strength, and volume of their hair.
You don’t have to change everything. However, if you eat a healthy diet, you will grow stronger and healthier cells throughout your entire body – inside and out.
Take a look at some of the foods that can help your hair grow stronger and faster below—and make the simple and small change of adding them to your diet.
Eggs are great healthy hair helpers and one of the best protein sources. Eggs contain sulfur, biotin and vitamin B-12 which are important nutrients in promoting hair growth and healthy skin. You can have them at any time whether for breakfast or cold over a green salad.
Walnuts, Cashews, Pecans, Sunflower Seeds and Almonds: All these nuts and seeds have vitamin E and zinc which helps to reduce shedding. In addition to this, the protein content of the walnut helps make our hair stronger and fuller. Sunflower seeds in particular have high levels of vitamin E.
Kidney beans and Lentils are packed with protein and help to increase the thickness and length of our hair. Beans also help to reduce hair breakage as it has iron, zinc and biotin.
Salmon contains protein and vitamin D. Both help you to get strong and healthy hair. The benefits of omega-3 fatty acids are endless and also found in our hair shaft to keep our hair hydrated and healthy. Fish also contains biotin, too.
Spinach is rich in beta carotene, which converts into vitamin and important for healthy hair. Pairing spinach with food that’s high in vitamin c to get the most out of it. Beets are also a good source of iron.
Coconut oil is very high in healthy fats, vitamin E and minerals and can help to grow strong hair and moisturize your scalp. Using it as a pre shampoo treatment can prevent weak strands and hair breakage.
Sweet Potatoes are another way to get biotin through your food. They are also high in beta-carotene, which the body converts into Vitamin A, which can promote a healthy scalp, but too much of the nutrient can lead to hair loss.
Greek Yogurt is often found on hair product labels. Beside vitamin B5 you can also find vitamin D in it which is linked to hair follicle growth.
There are a number of recommended foods to start implementing that will maximize your hair's potential for growing healthily and looking beautiful. (Please note, we suggest you always speak with your doctor before making changes to your diet.)