Hair, Food, Grow! If you (like so many others around the world) have not been blessed with picture-perfect hair ahead always reacts well to over-the-counter shampoos, always holds the kind of style you were going for all day long, and looks absolutely salon perfect with nothing more than a quick blowdry, the odds are pretty good that you’ll want to pay very close attention to all of the inside information we have to offer you below.
If you (like so many others around the world) have not been blessed with picture-perfect hair ahead always reacts well to over-the-counter shampoos, always holds the kind of style you were going for all day long, and looks absolutely salon perfect with nothing more than a quick blowdry, the odds are pretty good that you’ll want to pay very close attention to all of the inside information we have to offer you below.
You see, the bulk of the people around the world do not have picture-perfect hair – and even those that do have to work very, very hard to keep it as healthy looking as possible.
This is because of a variety of different reasons (some of them lifestyle related, but most controlled by your body’s own biochemistry), and it certainly doesn’t help that the beauty market would love you to believe that the only thing you need for happy and healthy hair is their latest and greatest chemical flooded shampoo and conditioner.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
In fact, if you would love to have gorgeous hair that’s effortless to control, even easier to style, and looks fantastic without a drop of product in it you’ll want to forgo those “specialty shampoos” altogether and instead clean up your diet.
Yes, it really turns out that you are what you eat and your hair will react differently to the kinds of foods you are putting into your body on a regular basis. This is why you have to make sure that you are fueling up with the right food on a regular basis, not only to combat nutritional deficiencies but also to negate the impact that anemia, alopecia, lupus, pregnancy, and even some medications have on your hair.
Here are 13 foods you’re going to want to think about adding more of to your daily diet to fight back against hair damage, to fight off hair loss, and to overcome challenges that you deal with on a daily basis when it comes to getting your hair to look exactly the way you want it to.
Let’s dive right in!
Stock up on salmon
Your hair is little more than protein itself which is why you’ll want to get just as much bioavailable protein into your daily diet as you reasonably can. Salmon is a great way to do exactly that, not only because it is a top source of lean protein but also because it’s filled with vitamin D and plenty of omega-3 fatty acids.
Both of those compounds are going to help you fight back against hair loss, strengthen the hair that you already have, and cut down on the oily or greasy hair that you may be dealing with.
Sweet potatoes do the trick as well
Another great food that you’ll want to reach for more often when you’d like your hair to be as healthy as possible, this “smart carbohydrate” is going to flood your body with beta-carotene, vitamin a, and other rich and bioavailable nutrients that will help improve your scalp and hair health but will also improve your overall well-being, too!
Just don’t overdo it on vitamin a, as it has been linked to hair loss issues in the past. Sweet potatoes in moderation and you’ll be good to go!
Beans, beans, beans!
Absolutely loaded with all kinds of vitamins and minerals that improve your hair growth and regeneration, you’ll also be able to utilize beans to help fight back against nutritional deficiencies that can lead to anemia and alopecia.
A+ for avocados
A superfood through and through, this fruit is loaded with fiber, protein, copper, potassium, and so much more – all of which is immediately bioavailable so that your body can use pretty much every drop of the nutrients it provides.
You can’t go wrong with more avocado in your diet, that’s for sure!
Walnuts work wonders
Very rich in omega-3 fatty acids (to promote healthy hair growth), walnuts are also going to improve your health during pregnancy and fight back against medication option that can leave you feeling tired, worn out, and looking a little bit less than your very best.
For a variety of different reasons seafood – but especially oysters and salmon – have a tremendous impact on your ability to grow happy, healthy, and luxurious looking hair. The zinc content in oysters is going to help you improve your hair strength significantly, but it will also help you fight back against some of the chemicals in more traditional shampoos that do a number on your roots.
Get more eggs into your body
Filled to the brim with multiple vitamins, a number of nutrients, and all kinds of protein and fatty acids, you can use eggs to fight back against nutritional deficiencies, to boost your body’s ability to fight hair loss, and to help make sure that your pregnancy goes just as smoothly as possible.
On top of that, cracking raw eggs over your head and rubbing them into your hair is a wonderful natural conditioner. Just make sure you don’t forget to rinse it all out!
Sunflower seeds are super
Like walnuts, sunflower seeds can provide your hair with a variety of different bioavailable nutrients that are consumed and used as fuel for hair regeneration almost right off the bat. The biotin in sunflower seeds is especially useful for fighting back against alopecia and lupus.
Don’t skip out on the lentils
A lot like the beans that we mentioned above, your lentils are going to be loaded with iron, biotin, and zinc. All of these nutrients will strengthen your hair, build healthier hair strands, and support new root growth that fight back against hair loss.
Popeye shouldn’t have been bald with the amount of spinach that he consumed
Popeye might have leaned on spinach to help him build his muscles bigger and bigger (and that really works), but with the amount of spinach that Popeye eight on a regular basis he NEVER should have gone bald. This superfood will definitely help with nutritional deficiencies, but will also fight back against anemia, alopecia, and lupus.
Bell peppers, beef, and Greek yogurt are key dietary additions as well
These three foods are going to be flooded with vitamins, minerals, proteins, and fiber that will help make sure that your body builds the healthiest hair possible right from the roots on down.
The fat will obviously want to be consumed in moderation (there’s a lot of information out there regarding red meat), but bell peppers and Greek yogurt alike can be consumed on a daily basis with zero negative side effects and your health whatsoever.
Not only will they help you regenerate healthier hair from here on out, but they’ll help you improve your overall well-being as well!