We know that what we put into our body can have a massive impact on the health—and appearance—of our skin and hair, and with that in mind, we’re sharing 7 tips that can encourage faster hair growth, for longer, healthier hair! Get ready to hit the grocery store, you can thank us later.
Load up on iron-rich foods.
Iron is key to hair growth. Find it in dark leafy greens, spinach, nuts, seeds, lamb, beef, oysters, legumes and beans
Replace your regular oats with whole grains.
Move over, much-hyped omega-3’s, It’s omega-6 that will have you starring in your very own Pantene commercial. Whole grain oats provide one of the best sources of these omega-6 fatty acids, which are essential to normal skin and hair growth.
Up your vitamin C intake.
Vitamin C boosts collagen production, which keeps hair strong—and fewer split ends mean fewer trims! Citrus fruits, blueberries, strawberries, peppers, and, of course, leafy greens are all rich sources of vitamin C. This vitamin is also critical in generating circulation to the scalp to feed your follicles.
Work chia seeds into your diet.
Chia seeds are full of nutrients that promote hair growth, including protein, zinc, and copper, as well as B vitamins and iron that prevent hair loss.
Nourish with vitamin E.
This aids in the production of keratin, which plays a huge role in preventing hair breakage and supporting growth. You can get vitamin E in supplement form or by eating almonds, pine nuts, spinach, and olives.
Invest in zinc and silica supplements.
These minerals promote hair growth. Include cucumber, zucchini, celery, asparagus, mango, Brazil nuts, oysters, and eggs in your diet.
B-complex vitamins increase scalp circulation and power up hair follicles, which helps propel the growth of gloriously thick locks.