10 Foods For Healthy Hair

Written by Pliro
Oct 31, 2016 Last updated: Nov 11, 2016

Just like your skin, the condition of your hair speaks volumes about your inward state of health. Check out these foods that can help keep your hair healthy. You can include them in your diet to ensure that your scalp and hair maintain their health and shine.

1. Avocado

Avocados are not only rich in vitamins B and E, but it is also a rich source of fatty acids, as well as monounsaturated fats that maintain the smoothness and health of the hair. Avocado can be, directly rubbed onto the hair to nourish and moisturize.

2. Nuts

Much like avocado, nuts are nutritional nuggets that are rich in vitamin E and vitamin B. These vitamins are extremely vital in the improvement and maintenance of a nourished and healthy hair. Nuts also contain protein, zinc and essential oils (omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids) that oil the hair, preventing it from dryness. Besides being a healthy food, nuts can be applied on the hair after crushing, grinding and boiling them. The mixture is beneficial in strengthening the hair.

3. Eggs

Whether massaged directly as a natural shampoo or included in the diet eggs are a rich source of vitamin B. Vitamin B helps keep the hair shiny, strong and vibrant. Eggs are a perfect solution for weak hair and hair loss as it is a rich source of iron.

4. Coconut

Coconuts are enriched with a variety of vital nutrients that are essential for the growth and health of hair. The healthy fats and vitamins K and, which are richly found in coconuts help keep the hair moisturized and vitalized.  When massaged evenly onto the hair on a regular basis, coconut oil effectively prevents hair loss, split ends, and dandruff from affecting the scalp. In addition, it leaves the hair with a fresh and pleasant scent.

5. Fish and other sea food

For those who long for a healthy hair full of glow and strong as well, including fish and other seafood in your regular diet is necessary. Fish are not only packed with fatty acids, (omega 3), they are also a rich source of proteins, zinc, and iron that accelerate hair growth and prevent hair loss.

6. Spinach and cucumbers

Cucumbers and spinach contain vitamin A and vitamin C. Spinach and cucumbers boost hair growth besides playing a big part in moisturizing the hair. They help enhance texture and prevent hair loss as well as split ends. Spinach also contains anti-aging elements that are beneficial to the skin as well.

7. Poultry

A cut of poultry meat (chicken and turkey) provides a source of protein and iron that  ensures  the hair is sufficiently nourished.  As such, it is best to stay away from beef and stick with turkey and chicken for healthier hair.

8. Yogurt and low-fat milk

Both yogurt and raw milk are well known to help maintain a healthy and strong hair. Filled with Vitamins D, vitamin B12, and calcium, yogurt, and milk provide minerals that are important for the growth and strength of hair. The beauty of yogurt lies in its ability to be beneficial both as a healthy food and hair mask that smoothens the hair, treats the scalp and relieve itchiness.

9. Honey

You can as well add sweetness and shine to your hair with just as much as you can use honey to add sweetness to your sugar. Much like yogurt, honey doubles up as great healthy food and a hair food, when gently rubbed into hair, and washed off after half an hour.

10. Beans

Beans contain iron-rich protein, vitamin B6, folic acid. Most importantly, beans are packed with zinc, magnesium and sulfur minerals that helps maintain the health, strength, growth and glow of hair.

Before spending fortunes on costly hair products, try some of these healthy foods that guarantee growth, strength and the overall health of your hair.