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What can I eat to make my hair grow faster?

Ashley Chuke

Posted on June 13 2019



What you eat can affect your hair big time. Lack of protein in your diet, especially if you are anorexic, can make your hair go dull and lifeless. Just like with the rest of your body, nutritious food can keep you hair thick and full of life. So if you want to know how certain types of food can make your hair grow faster and healthier, then read this article.

  1.   Spinach – For women, mineral deficiency is one of the culprits behind brittle hair and hair loss. As for men, you know that its more of the so-called “balding gene”. Now as a woman, this is a revelation. It means you can choose the right food to make your locks maintain its original youthfulness. Spinach is one item that can help you with preventing hair loss. What makes spinach special is its high iron content. This leafy green is rich in iron, magnesium, calcium and potassium. No wonder spinach is a wonder food, take it from Popeye himself!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
  2.   Eggs, liver and wholegrain – What do these three food items got in common? It’s biotin baby! Biotin is the one ingredient most used by top-of-the-line hair care companies to promote hair growth. Why pay hundreds of dollars for expensive biotin-enriched hair serum when you can get biotin from your daily diet? Biotin helps to keep your hair in place. It also promotes scalp health, thereby preventing hair fall. These foods are also rich in protein and minerals. It’s good to know that with egg, liver and whole grains, you can eat full and look beautiful at the same time.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
  3.   Salmon – What does salmon have that keeps your hair shiny? It’s the Omega-3 fatty acids which is basically oil-based in structure. Healthy fats in your diet equals to healthy, shiny and full hair.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
  4.   Cinnamon – This common spice can add a dash of goodness on your daily tea. Even just a small amount can also benefit your body. Cinnamon helps to promote healthy blood circulation. This in turn keeps your scalp healthy and your hair well-supplied with oxygen and other essential nutrients. Add a dash of cinnamon on your oatmeal, afternoon tea or even on your coffee. Its fragrance and taste is also exquisite.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
  5.   Pumpkin seeds – Got itchy scalp? Perhaps you are using too much hair care products. It could also be due to zinc mineral deficiency. Half a cup of pumpkin seeds contain about 20% of our daily requirement for zinc. You need zinc for healthy skin and scalp. Other nuts and seeds can also do the trick but it is pumpkin seeds that have the most zinc.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
  6.   Guava – What does guava have that makes it one of the best fruits for hair health? The answer is Vitamin C. This vitamin keeps your skin, hair and nerves robust and in peak health. Guava is one of the fruits richest in Vitamin C. So next time you are at the grocery, skip the potato chips aisle. Pick a few guavas and munch on them during snack time. Your body and your hair will thank you.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
  7.   Sweet potatoes and carrots – Beta-carotene is the nutrient that these two have in common. As you know, beta-carotene is the nutrient responsible for the production of Vitamin A. This vitamin gives your skin a good hue, keeps your eyesight sharp and your hair soft and shiny.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
  8.   Oatmeal – This breakfast staple is rich in fiber, iron, zinc and omega-3 fatty acids. Whole grain-oatmeal is the most nutritious type. With this combination of vitamins and minerals, oatmeal is also good for your skin and heart. You can also use oatmeal for a quick and inexpensive face mask to moisturize your face in just 5 minutes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
  9.   Barley – Barley is another superfood that can keep you healthy from top to toe. Barley is rich in Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that keeps you looking and feeling young. This grain also protects your skin and hair from damaging UV light. Vitamin E also keeps your scalp healthy and hair loss at bay. You can always take a natural Vitamin  E supplement but barley is the best source since it also contains a mixture of other vital minerals.


 Eating right gives you energy and as a bonus, a good diet will also keep your hair and scalp healthy. No artificial vitamins or supplements can compensate a poor diet. Getting thick and lustrous hair isn’t that complicated, it simply a balance of healthy lifestyle and good choices.


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