We’ve heard many times that healthy hair starts from within, but it really does. Diet is not only the key to good health but healthy hair and skin. Each type of food group plays an important role in the health of our hair. In this post, I want to visit my 10 favorite foods and how they help promote healthy hair.
If you are having a specific issue with your hair, take a look at the food item listed and try to add it or something similar to your diet. I’m sure your hair and skin will thank you.
Salmon – If right with Omega3 fatty acids that add shine to your hair. If your hair is dry and dull add an Omega supplement or Salmon. I love mine cooked with brown butter. You can also find Omega 3 in nuts, eggs, avocados, and a host of other items. Many foods pull double duty and are great for multiple vitamins and minerals.
Protein- You can find protein in most foods that you eat; however, there are many foods that are great sources of protein. Of course, I love fish; however, I also love other meats, yogurt, vegetables, beans, and legumes. All of these items provide you with the protein needed to strengthen hair and help blood flow to the scalp
Oranges, Papayas, and Strawberries – Any fruit containing Vitamin C can help prevent hair loss. Vitamin C is great for conditions that affect the hair follicles.
Dark Green Veggies – The iron in these vegetables helps prevent hair loss. They are also a good source of vitamin A, plus iron, beta carotene, folate, and vitamin C.
Avocado- These are great externally and internally. If used externally, they are great when used in a nourishing and moisturizing hair mask. Internally, avocados contain biotin to help with thickness and vitamin that helps with repairing damage.
Cinnamon – Increases circulation to bring vitamins and nutrients to the scalp.
Garlic- Is a source of Vitamin C. It also has antifungal properties that kill bacteria on the scalp that may prevent hair growth. Lastly, it’s said that garlic assists in collagen production.
Eggs – Are a great source of biotin that promotes hair growth and thickness
Vitamin D- Alopecia has been linked to Vitamin D deficiency. Adding foods rich in Vitamin D to your diet will stimulate your hair follicles.
I hope this list was helpful. I created the list to point you in the right direction on foods to eat that promote healthy hair and encourage hair growth. This year I am focusing on growing my hair back to tailbone length. Join me on my healthy hair growth journey.