We all know how important our diet is to our appearance so it should come as no surprise that we can eat specific foods for gorgeous hair! If you think having healthy hair is all about using the right shampoo and conditioner, girl, there is so much more to it than that! Allow me to introduce you to eight delicious and super beneficial foods for gorgeous hair and get ready to show off that luscious head of hair!
Good thing fruits are on this list of foods for gorgeous hair because I love me some fruit, especially bananas! Bananas contain the ever important vitamin biotin, which is a water soluble vitamin that is necessary for healthy hair and hair growth. Biotin is also great for strengthening your hair as well as your nails and keeps them long and strong!
Another food that benefits hair is the incredible, edible egg! Eggs are not only a great source of protein but they also contain all of the nine essential amino acids and lots of vitamins that are essential for healthy hair and nails. Try having a hard-boiled egg as a midday snack or make some scrambled eggs for breakfast tomorrow!
3. Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite foods! Not only are they super tasty, they’re also rich in vitamins, potassium and beta carotene. Our bodies convert beta carotene to vitamin A, which helps protects your hair from damage and boosts the production of oil on your scalp so it can help those with dry, itchy scalps or dandruff. Try making baked sweet potato fries or try them grilled for a sweet, filling treat!
You normally wouldn’t associate beans with anything related to beauty but they’re actually a very beneficial food for hair! Be it kidney beans, pinto beans or black beans, they all contain protein, iron and zinc, which promote optimum hair health and growth. They also contain biotin which we know is one of the key vitamins for shiny, flowing hair!
One of the best foods for hair and skin is salmon. Get your fill of this beneficial fish for healthy, clear skin and to prevent hair loss, grow your hair and nourish the hair follicles! Salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids that are an important nutrient for healthy skin, hair, eyes, heart and mind! Baked salmon makes a quick and easy midweek dinner or try it with salad or as a burger!
Most of the time we’re encouraged to snack on almonds but walnuts deserve love, too! Walnuts are another food that has biotin and vitamin E, but they’re the only nut that contains a ton of omega-3 fatty acids! This unique nut will help protect your hair from environmental damage, help prevent hair loss and keep your hair color bold and bright. Try eating walnuts in homemade trail mix or use walnut oil on salads!
7. Greek Yogurt
Greek yogurt is a popular healthy snack and for good reason! Greek yogurt helps keep you full, full of healthy protein and has tons of good-for-you bacteria for your belly. Another great reason to eat Greek yogurt is that it’s high in vitamin D and B5, both of which are frequently found on hair care products and will help nourish your follicles for soft, sleek strands.
8. Dark Green Veggies
If you’re a fan of dark, leafy greens, I’ve got great news! Dark green vegetables such as kale, spinach or broccoli all contain vitamins A and C. They help keep the hair healthy and strong and encourage the production of sebum to keep your skin and hair moisturized. Try having a salad of green veggies for lunch or make some kale chips as a diet-friendly snack!
These eight foods will all help you achieve a head of stronger, longer hair, but they also benefit numerous other areas as well! Filling up on lean protein and vitamin rich fruits, vegetables and nuts will naturally help you get the hair, skin and nails you’ve always wanted! Do you have any specific foods you eat for healthy hair?