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Eat The Best Foods For Beautiful Hair

Hello lovelies!

Have you ever dreamted of having long and luscious locks? Well, in that case, you must have seen all the articles showing you the great techniques to help your hair grow…And you might have applied them all without success.

If this is your case, I have great news for you! Of course, your hair length and density is determined by genetics. But you can still stimulate your hair from inside. How? By eating the right foods!

Indeed, everything related to beauty starts from inside, by being healthy. And you have certain foods that will help you reach the hair of your dreams. All you need to do is eating them regularly.

Here is my list of the best foods for beautiful hair. Enjoy!

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best foods for beautiful hair eggs


If there’s a food you should eat every day for beautiful hair, that would be eggs! Indeed, eggs are rich in protein and biotin, two essential nutrients helping tremendously in hair growth.

Indeed, biotin is key to produce keratin, a protein protecting the hair shaft. Also, protein is important as it helps create hair follicles. Thus, without adequate amount of protein in your diet, you’re likely to experience hair loss.

Besides protein and biotin, eggs also contain selenium and zinc. Thus, all these nutrients make eggs one of the most potent foods to help you get beautiful hair.



best foods for beautiful hair berries


If you eat berries regularly, your hair will benefit from it because they’re full of vitamin C. Indeed, vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps you hair follicles fight free radicals. Moreover, it helps your body produce collagen, which is essential to strengthen and beautify your hair.

Vitamin C also helps the body absorb iron easily, which helps hair growth tremendously. Indeed, many studies have shown the correlation between low iron levels in the body and hair loss.

Sweet potatoes


best foods for beautiful hair sweet potatoes


Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite foods! It’s loaded with beta carotene, which explains its orange color. Thus, it is converted in vitamin A within the body after absorption.

Vitamin A is an essential vitamin for hair health. However, you must eat it in balanced amounts. Indeed, low vitamin A levels cause hair loss; but so do high vitamin A levels.

Consequently, you should always rely on your food intake to get vitamin A and avoid too much supplementation. And that’s where foods like sweet potatoes are very useful in your daily diet.



best foods for beautiful hair spinach


When your mother told you to eat your vegetables as a child, she was right! Indeed, spinach contains several beneficial nutrients for healthy and beautiful hair. Among them, you have vitamins A and C, folate, and zinc.

Moreover, spinach is a great plant-based source of iron, which helps your hair to grow and be repaired, while boosting your metabolism.

Fatty fish


best foods for beautiful hair fatty fish


If you’re a fatty fish lover, your hair will thank you! Indeed, fatty fish is rich in omega-3 fatty acids which help your hair grow. Moreover, fatty fish contains protein, selenium, vitamin D3, and B vitamins. all these nutrients help your hair to be beautiful, strong, and vibrant.

Thefore, don’t forget to eat the following fish regularly (at least 2 to 3 times per week), depending on the place you live:

  • salmon
  • mackerel
  • tuna
  • herring



best foods for beautiful hair avocado


I know, avocado comes back often in many articles about skin and hair. But that’s because avocado is truly a natural superfood!

Indeed, avocados are an excellent source of fatty acids and vitamin E. The latter is a powerful antioxidant like vitamin C which helps fight against free radicals. Moreover, vitamin E protects the scalp against oxidative damage. Indeed, if you have a damaged scalp, this will result in poor hair quality and weak hair follicles.

Nuts and seeds


best foods for beautiful hair nuts and seeds


Those foods are packed with wonderful and useful nutrients for hair growth and shine. Indeed, they are full of vitamin E, zinc, selenium, B vitamins, and essential fatty acids. They help your hair grow while reducing inflammation.

What should you eat daily to get your intake of nuts and seeds? Here re some examples:

  1. handful of almonds (around 20)
  2. 5 to 6 walnuts
  3. 3 to 4 Brazil nuts
  4. 1 tablespoon of chia seeds or flaxseeds in your smoothies, your porridge’s or your Birchers

Greek yoghurt


best foods for beautiful hair greek yoghurt


If you’re not allergic to dairy products, then Greek yoghurt will be your hair’s best ally! Not only it is rich in protein, but it also contains vitamin B5.  This nutrient boosts your blood circulation to your scalp. Therefore, it stimulates your hair growth while fighting hair thinning.

Moreover, you can use yoghurt in DIY protein masks for your hair. But shhh…I keep it for another article. So stay tuned!

Citrus fruits


best foods for beautiful hair citrus fruits


Never forget to include oranges, lemons, or grapefruits in your diet! Indeed, these foods are rich in vitamin A and C, two powerful antioxidants which fight against free radicals. Thus, they are very useful to boost your hair growth and shine.



best foods for beautiful hair beans


Are you a vegan looking for a reliable source of plant-based protein to grow your hair? Then, beans are the number one food to choose.

Indeed, beans are rich in protein, iron, zinc, and biotin. All the nutrients boosts your hair growth. Whether you eat them in soups or in Chile con carne, don’t forget to include beans in your diet. This will be especially useful as we get into the cold weather.

Bone broth


best foods for beautiful hair bone broth


Do you remember when your grandmother used to cook bone broth? There, you should know that it wasn’t only to boost your immunity. Or to fight colds and flu.

Indeed, bone broth is a collagen-boosting food and is also rich in protein. Thus, it’s very useful in boosting your hair growth and shine.

If you are nostalgic, you can make your own bone broth at home. You will find many recipes on the Internet. However, if you’re lazy or in a hurry, I have a solution for you. Indeed, you have powdered bone broths ready to be consumed.

For instance, Organika and Kettle & Fire are brands that offer high-quality powdered bone broths. And you won’t have to spend your whole time in the kitchen!

Summary: what are the best foods you eat for beautiful hair?


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Eating the best foods for beautiful hair means that you must choose high-quality foods that you can afford on a daily basis. Indeed, you must favor foods rich in protein, zinc, biotin, and B vitamins to nourish your hair from inside. And don’t forget to drink lots of water daily to boost your hair shine!

Well, that’s it for today! What do you think of my list of the best foods for beautiful hair? Which foods have you already included in your daily diet? Feel free to share your point of view in the comments below!

Take care!

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  1. Jessie says:

    Thank you for sharing this fantastic list of foods for beautiful hair! It’s great to know that our hair health starts from the inside, and these foods can make such a difference. I’m definitely going to incorporate more of these into my diet.

    I’m curious, what do you think about topical solutions and oils in particular? I’ve heard a lot of good things about coconut oil, almond oil and argan oil. Have you tried any of them and if so, did you see any good results? 

    1. Yes I did, and I got some great results in hair growth!

  2. I want to express my gratitude for this enlightening article regarding foods that can enhance hair growth. As emphasized in the article, it’s true that the foundation for healthy and beautiful hair begins from within. I was previously unaware of the hair-boosting benefits offered by berries and sweet potatoes. What’s particularly appealing is that the recommendations in this article appear to encompass all seasons of the year, with fantastic tips for both winter and summer recipes. It’s evident that proper hydration is an essential component of any effective self-care regimen. I wholeheartedly intend to include these dietary suggestions in my daily routine. Once again, thank you for the valuable insights.

    1. You’re welcome !

  3. Hi, I really enjoyed reading your article. Whilst it’s aimed at healthy hair and links to healthy food types, the info you provided was to me anyway very valuable in respect to food types that are healthy and I may bring into my diet plans. I particularly was interested in the section on bone broths. I do remember well my mother and grandmother cooking up broths, but can’t recall when I last experienced this. Do you have any further info or techniques on how best to do this? It’s now on my to-do list. I’ve got a very close member of my family who’s become concerned about hair care whom I will share your article. Thank you!

    1. You’re welcome John!

  4. Matias says:

    Hey Elodie 🙂

    thanks for the article it was very informative. Im sharing these tips to my girlfriend. She is always trying new things to improve her hair. She is always going to dermatologists to improve her hair and its mindblowing how little attention they give to diet! Its very important not just for women but for men too.

    thanks for the article again

    1. admin says:

      you’re welcome!

  5. pasindu dimanka says:

    I loved your article on nourishing foods for beautiful hair. It’s refreshing to see a holistic approach to beauty. Incorporating omega-3 rich foods like flaxseeds and walnuts makes so much sense. Have you personally noticed a significant improvement in your hair health after making dietary changes? I’d be interested to hear about any specific experiences you’ve had.

    Your advice on staying hydrated and including a variety of vitamins is spot on. I’ve found that since I started paying more attention to my diet, my hair has become shinier and stronger. Additionally, your emphasis on avoiding excessive sugar and processed foods resonates with me. They can have such a negative impact not only on hair but overall health. Thanks for sharing these practical tips for achieving beautiful, healthy hair!

    1. admin says:

      You’re welcome !

  6. Chezstar says:

    Hey Elodie,

    I love this article. I am 100% with you on eating healthily to benefit our health and skin and our hair.

    I love that you’ve provided details on particular fruits and vegetables that provide greater benefits to our body’s health.

    In answer to your question, spinach! I literally have everything on a bed of spinach, it’s my absolute go to and I know it’s full of goodness. It’s amazing what nature has to offer.

    Thanks again for sharing this informative and detailed article.

    All the best

    Cherie :o)

    1. admin says:

      Thanks Chérie!

  7. I really enjoyed your article about the best foods for beautiful hair. It’s so true that our diet plays a significant role in our overall health, including the health of our hair. I appreciate the detailed information you provided about each food and how it contributes to hair health.

    I have a question for you: You mentioned that low vitamin A levels can cause hair loss, but so can high vitamin A levels. Could you elaborate a bit more on the balance one should maintain when it comes to vitamin A intake to promote healthy hair? What are the recommended daily amounts of vitamin A, and how can people ensure they’re getting the right balance in their diet?

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge, and I look forward to your response!

    1. admin says:

      Hello Leila! For vitamin A you should eat a balanced diet with orange fruits and vegetables and meat fish or butter. Hope that this helps

  8. LineCowley says:

    Having beautiful hair, as well as skin, comes not only from external products, but also from within. Eating the right foods, will certainly improve the condition of your hair and skin.

    I am pleased to see that several of the best food items for healthy hair, like nuts, berries and avocado, are included in my daily diet. It is interesting to see that you specify Greek yoghurt, rather than just normal yoghurt. Would normal natural yoghurt also be beneficial for your hair, or is there a specific ingredient in Greek Yoghurt that makes it better? Thank you.

    1. admin says:

      Greek yoghourt has more probiotics but you can eat normal yoghourt if you wish…

  9. Thomas says:

    These are some great tips for achieving luscious locks! I’ve personally experienced the benefits of including these hair-boosting foods in my diet. Eggs, berries, and avocados have become staples, and I’ve noticed a significant improvement in my hair’s strength and shine. A new one for me that I may try thanks to your post is bone broth! Thanks for the valuable insights! 💁‍♀️🥑🍳 #HealthyHairHacks

    1. admin says:

      Thanks for your comment !

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