4 Foods for Healthier Hair

When we think of hair care, we often associate it with a variety of hair products or shower routines. Those obviously play a role, but did you know you can also improve the health of your hair simply by paying attention to what’s in your regular diet?

Here are four foods to add some extra growth and shine to your hair through your diet. 

1. Berries

For how small they are, berries are jam-packed with different antioxidants and vitamins to promote hair growth. Healthline says that one of the main ones is Vitamin C, which can keep your hair from becoming brittle, thus preventing breakage. It also helps the body to absorb iron, which is vital in protecting the body against illnesses like anemia that cause hair loss.

2. Spinach

Doctor Oz recommends spinach to fight hair loss. Spinach contains a lot of iron, as well as many other nutrients, like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and folate. These are all essential for hair growth and for keeping the body functioning at its best. Like berries, spinach can help to combat iron deficiencies which cause hair loss. It also keeps the metabolism healthy and promotes general repair and growth.

3. Eggs

According to New York College, eggs add biotin and protein to your diet. Both of these nutrients have been known to promote hair growth. Hair is made mostly out of proteins and so maintaining a healthy level of it in your diet is important for hair care. Biotin is needed for the body to produce keratin, which is a protein specific to hair. This is why you’ll often see this nutrient in hair-growth supplements.

4. Avocados

Avocados contain a lot of healthy fats, which are important for the natural health of your hair. StyleCraze recommends even using hair masks since avocados have a lot of Vitamin E, which may promote continued hair growth. Not only that, but Vitamin E goes the extra mile, protecting your skin and scalp against the kind of damage and stress that can result in having fewer hair follicles and a lower quality of hair in general.
The best part is that these foods can be easily incorporated into delicious recipes or creative snacks! Having a healthy diet full of the kinds of nutrients our bodies crave will not only help your hair shine, but the rest of you as well! 

Tips on keeping your hair healthy

According to professionals it can be hard keeping dry/damaged hair in shape, luckily there are some easy tips which help you. Therefore we suggest asking a hairdresser to advise you on what shampoo and conditioner you should use.

Adam Hansen

Adam is a part time journalist, entrepreneur, investor and father.