Updated: Dec 3, 2022
Healthy hair is possible for everyone! There are steps we can take to help us along the way beginning with what we consume regularly. Keeping in mind that we are what we consistently do, it can prove beneficial to add some new foods to our diet to help beef up our overall wellness, and see some progress in our hair growth journey as well.
These five foods are a great addition to your hair care routines as a healthy body will grow healthy hair! Of course please don’t forget about water!! Try to make sure you are consuming enough water everyday for your best skin, scalp, and hair.
Salmon is a well known super food that is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to thicken hair and reduce hair loss. Salmon is also easy to prepare and is easily added to most diets. For a vegan option try adding seaweed, hemp seeds, chia seeds or walnuts to your diet to boost your Omega-3s.
2. Greek Yogurt
Greek Yogurt is a natural source of Pro-Vitamin B5. This essential nutrient increases blood flow to the scalp and aids in hair growth by supporting the adrenal glands.
Mangos are rich in Beta Carotene. Beta Carotene turns into vitamin A in your body which your body uses to help produce cells - including hair cells. According to WebMD, Beta Carotene also helps to keep your hair naturally moisturized. Other great sources of Beta Carotene include carrots, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin. We love the benefits of mango and it's one of the reason we chose to add mango to our Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner.
Eggs are a natural source of Biotin which is known to reduce hair loss and strengthen hair. According to Healthline, Biotin is essential for hair, skin, and brain function. Other natural sources of Biotin include sunflower seeds, sweet potatoes, and mushrooms.
5. Alaskan King Crab
Crab and Oysters are two of the foods that are highest in Zinc. Zinc is an essential nutrient needed for hair tissue growth and repair. It also supports the follicles and keeps them working properly. A deficiency in Zinc can cause hair loss, so its important to ensure your diet includes this vital nutrient. Other sources of zinc include lentils, hemp seeds, and cashews.
Are any of these foods already in your diet? I challenge you to add them if they are not and let me know if it helps!
These vitamins and nutrients can also be added via supplements however it is always best to use natural sources when you can. My current favorite supplement is Mary Ruths Morning Multivitamin. I love it because it includes biotin, msm, and other vitamins and nutrients that are great for the body and the hair. Its also a liquid vitamin making it very easy to take everyday. I hate how huge most multivitamin pills are!
I will talk more about supplements in a future blog so make sure you’re subscribed!