Sometimes, no matter how good your hair routine is, hair can have a mind of its own. Meaning, regular trims, a grand hair care product assortment, and scalp massages don’t always do the trick.
What if we told you, your diet — specifically one high in plant-based foods, fiber, protein, and antioxidants — plays the greatest role in your hair growth. By incorporating the below foods, you’re bound to get the hair of your dreams.
Nuts and seeds
Due to their high biotin content, nuts and seeds (almonds, cashews, walnuts, and sunflower seeds) are great for hair growth. Adding a handful of nuts to your afternoon snack or breakfast is a great source of Vitamin E and a brilliant antioxidant.
Our ideal healthy fat, avocados are essential for hair health. Known for their great taste and Omega-3 fatty acids, avocados help to nourish and moisturize hair for a strong, long glow. Not to mention, they are anti-inflammatory and stimulate cells that regulate hair growth in the hair follicles.
One cup of Greek yogurt will get you loads of essential vitamins, minerals, and protein. If plain yogurt doesn’t suit your taste buds, you can always add in some nuts, chia seeds, or berries to change it up.
Salmon is the ideal food that will feed hair from the inside out while stimulating growth. As an extra win, from salad to tacos to filets, it can be prepared in so many ways!
Wonderful in parfait, oats, hot water, or smoothies, small but mighty chia seeds are high in protein, fat, and zinc. It’s one of the easiest ways to stimulate healthy hair growth. Bonus: they are full of antioxidants which help prevent premature aging, like hair loss.
Scrambled, pouched, or hard boiled, eggs are a great source of protein and an easy way to get biotin.
Collagen is the main thing that keeps skin elastic and a key straightener for hair growth.
Beans and lentils are bursting with hair-focused vitamins and minerals (biotin, being one of them) that improves the structure of keratin for better hair, skin, and nails.
Random, but bell peppers are crazy high in Vitamin C (literally they have triple the amount of oranges) and are great for your hair.
Another great source of Vitamin C and one that maintains collagen storage to fight off free radicals known to cling to hair follicles.
Some other things to look for in your hair products include algae oil and argan oil.