8 Foods for Healthy Hair

Lucky for all of us there’s a lot of delicious food out there that can help you grow out some shiny, strong hair.

8 Foods for Healthy Hair

Let’s talk about diet. No, not in a deprive-yourself-of-all-that's-good-in-life kind of diet. We’re here to say you should be eating MORE delicious things. Specifically, eat more of these 8 things that help your hair grow healthy and strong.

1. Avocados

Avocados’ creamy and rich texture reminds us of a decadent dessert, so we have no problem eating more of them. They’re filled with biotin and vitamins B and E, all of which helps strengthen hair, repair damage, and promote growth.

2. Sunflower Seeds

These are packed with nutrients and minerals that have been linked to hair loss prevention. Zinc and vitamin B6 stimulate hair growth, while omega 6 fatty acids may stop thinning hair. Grab a handful for a snack on the go.


3. Eggs

Filled with protein and vitamin B, this breakfast food boosts hair strength. We don’t recommend skimping on calories, though. The good stuff is in the yolk, so pass on egg-whites and go straight for the whole thing.


4. Chia Seeds

These small seeds pack a punch: They’re filled with protein to build hair strength, as well as iron, copper, zinc, and omega 3 fatty acids to stimulate hair growth. Not sure how to eat them? Add a spoonful to smoothies or sprinkle some on top of cereals or baked goods.


5. Oysters

Not that you need another excuse to slurp up these bad boys, but this shellfish is full of zinc, the mineral that keeps popping up throughout this blog. It may lead to hair growth, which definitely is a good thing. If you’re not into oysters, crabs and clams have similar nutritional value.

 

6. Yellow Peppers

Bell peppers have high amounts of vitamin C, which help strengthen hair to prevent dreaded split ends. They’re super versatile too — snack on them plain, or throw them into a salad or stir fry. 

 

7. Beef

Low iron is linked to hair loss, and nobody wants that. We suggest you boost your levels with a food that’s full of the mineral: beef. Plus, the added protein will help strengthen shafts. 

 

8. Salmon

This fish is high in omega 3 fatty acids, which is linked to hair growth, and vitamin D, a reparative nutrient that rebuilds and strengthens. Sushi anyone?

If you’ll excuse us, we have some grocery shopping to do.