Everyone wants thick luscious hair and we all go through periods where our locks are lacking some luster. But did you know giving your hair that boost could be as simple as what you’re putting into your mouth?

Whether you are suffering from hair loss or your hair is simply looking a little dull and lifeless, your diet can play a huge part in your hair health and can often be the difference between a good or bad hair day.

Eat your way to a healthy head of hair by making these five foods a regular part of your diet:

1) Eggs

Eggs are rich in biotin, a B vitamin that is essential for hair growth and an overall healthy scalp.

Don’t like the taste of eggs? Mix two egg whites with four tablespoons of olive oil to create a homemade and very natural hair mask. Simply apply this natural remedy to your hair, leave it on for 30 minutes then rinse it out. Other foods rich in biotin for hair health include peanuts, almonds, wheat bran, avocado, and low fat cheese.

2) Spinach

Spinach is a great source of folate and iron, it’s essential for internal health and better yet it can lead to hair growth!

The folate in this leafy vegetable helps build red blood cells, which then carry oxygen to hair follicles – essential for hair growth.

If you have hair loss or thinning hair, add spinach to your diet to increase hair growth and prevent further shedding.

3) Capsicums

Yellow, red, and green capsicums are an excellent source of vitamin C, vital in maintaining healthy hair.

Vitamin C is necessary to ensure that there is enough iron in the red blood cells to carry oxygen to the hair follicles. Vitamin C is also used to form collagen – a structural fibre required for healthy hair maintenance – and it’s great for the skin of course.

Without sufficient vitamin C intake, hair can become dry, and susceptible to splitting and breaking easily.

4) Lentils

Iron-rich sources of protein such as lentils are crucial for cell growth including hair cells – particularly critical if you are experiencing hair loss or thinning hair.

They provide loads of internal benefits, while encouraging hair growth and healthy cells. Other vegetarian sources of iron-rich protein include; tofu, soybeans, starchy beans, and black-eyed peas.

5) Sweet potato

A personal favourite of mine – sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin A and beta-carotene, which is excellent for people with hair loss or thinning hair as it boosts the scalps natural oils to prevent dry and lifeless hair and also promotes cell growth.

Other beta-carotene rich foods that promote hair growth include foods such as carrots, kale, dark green lettuces, asparagus, and pumpkin – which can all work wonders on your hair.

Your hair requires a regular supply of key nutrients and these five foods are filled with vitamins and minerals to assist with healthy hair and luscious locks daily.

Eat the correct balance of nutrient-dense foods and you’ll to give your hair what it needs to remain shiny and strong.

Do you have any other tips or tricks to get healthy hair? SHARE in the comments below.

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  • I have found that taking collagen has helped with my hair and my nails.


  • I love all of these foods, but it doesn’t make my hair healthy. Personally I think the hair you have comes mostly from your genes. My granny had thin dry and brittle hair, so does my mum, so do I and so does my eldest daughter. We can only impact it a bit by good care, but for the rest we have to do with what is given to us.


  • Well, I absolutely love my eggs.


  • I have recently been reading about the health benefits of coconut. Improvements in hair, skin and nail health is on its to do list. I’ve also read it’s great for our pets. As is extra virgin olive oil


  • Cool! That’s interesting! Thanks for sharing this!


  • I need this !!


  • health with foods


  • eat healthy for healthy hair


  • lets have healthy food for our hairs


  • exellent to read this


  • eggggggs! love them


  • Great tips; have to try some of these as my hair has become really limp and dull


  • I hear that beer is good for hair to make it shiny. However, I have never tried it as the beer never makes it to the bathroom!


  • going to try all these!


  • A very interesting article. Thankyou.


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