10 Best Foods For Hair Growth

Board-Certified Nutritionist and Hair and Scalp Specialist Debbie Williams shares the 10 best foods for hair growth.
Board-Certified Nutritionist and Hair and Scalp Specialist Debbie Williams shares the 10 best foods for hair growth.
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You know the phrase, “you are what you eat?” It certainly rings true for your hair and your health. Just like your body needs nutrition to be healthy and strong, your hair does too!

If you’ve been experiencing damaged hair, hair loss, breakage, dandruff, oily scalp, dry scalp or hair shedding, it might be what you’re feeding yourself and your hair. Trust me on this: your internal health has a huge impact on your external health, and that goes for more than just hair.

A balanced diet rich in certain nutrients, including Vitamin A, Omega-3 fatty acids and biotin, can contribute to overall hair health. Now, don’t run out and buy supplements with these nutrients and vitamins. All supplements are not created equally, but that’s a story for a different day. Instead, give your body the nutrients it needs from fresh foods. Your hair and body will thank you!

Here are 10 best foods that are known to help you achieve the healthiest hair:

1. Salmon 

Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are amazing for hair. They nourish hair follicles and promote a healthy scalp.

2. Spinach 

Spinach is high in iron, vitamins A and C and folate, all of which contribute to a healthy scalp and hair growth.

3. Sweet Potatoes 

Sweet potatoes are loaded with beta-carotene, which the body converts to vitamin A, essential for maintaining a healthy scalp.

4. Eggs 

Eggs provide protein, biotin and other essential nutrients that promote hair growth and strength.

5. Avocado 

Avocadoes are packed with vitamins E and C, which help combat oxidative stress and promote collagen production for healthy hair.

6. Nuts and Seeds 

Nuts and seeds contain omega-3 fatty acids, zinc and vitamin E, supporting hair health and preventing hair loss.

7. Greek Yogurt 

Greek yogurt is high in protein, which is essential for hair structure and contains vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), which is great for hair health.

8. Berries 

Berries are rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that promote overall health, including that of the hair.

9. Lean Poultry 

Lean poultry is high in protein and iron. Protein is crucial for hair health and growth.

10. Oysters 

Oysters are a great source of zinc, a mineral that supports hair growth and helps prevent hair loss.

See? Healthy hair doesn’t have to be rocket science! Achieving healthy hair can be simple with a well-rounded diet that includes a variety of nutrient-rich foods. Start your healthy hair journey with the mentioned foods and watch how your hair blossoms!

About the Author: 

Debbie Williams is an accomplished Board-Certified Nutritionist, Holistic Health Practitioner, Health and Wellness Coach and Hair and Scalp Specialist. With a true passion for holistic health, Debbie has dedicated her career to transforming lives through evidence-based practices and natural remedies.

As a nutritionist, Debbie doesn't just preach the importance of a healthy lifestyle – she also demonstrates how to make delicious, nutrition-based recipes that make wellness accessible to all. Her courses, clinical services and engaging social media presence have empowered over two million followers to overcome hair loss, health issues and live a healthier life.

Beyond the buzz, Debbie's impact is felt in real-life transformations. Featured on ABC, Fox News, CBS, Essence.com, The Zoe Report, TV One, Beauty LaunchpadInternational Beauty Show and many health blogs, Debbie is not just an expert; she's a well-loved and trusted voice in the health and wellness space. Her mission is to be your guide, cheerleader and partner on the journey to a healthier, happier you.

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