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Published : July 2, 2021 4 mins read Updated On : Mar 22, 2024

Longer, Stronger & Shinier Hair is on the wish list of every girl out there. A girls hair is her crowning glory and she always We end up looking for various products for our hair to be bouncy, shiny and luscious but at the end we realize that beauty is achieved at its best when our body is supplied with wholesome and nutritious food and ensuring to intake that extra amount of essential nutrients, which our body needs to stay happy and beautiful. A well balanced diet enriched with nutrients can give you your beauty glow and that bouncy hair that you have been longing for. Well obviously your genetics and hormone changes also play a very crucial role in your hair growth and texture. In order to know what foods are essential for your hair to grow its necessary that you know what your hair is made of a basic protein Keratin. Hence the first most important nutrient required is:


Keratin- hair protein is basically made of smaller units of amino acids. So it is necessary to supply those amino acids to your hair. The best source of protein is egg it is a complete protein i.e. it contains all essential amino acids required for body's basic functioning. Other good sources can also include salmon for shinier hair, tuna, chicken red meat; you can include dairy products also into your diet as they are rich in protein and fat too like cheese, milk and yoghurt.


Nuts are found to be a major source of oils. Nut oils like walnut and almond oil are considered to be very good for topical use. But on the other hand consumption of almonds, walnuts, flax seeds provide a very rich source of Omega -3 fatty acids, which are important for our hair nourishment. Such oils keep your scalp healthy and hydrated. One can also incorporate coconut oil in our diets, as we all know how coconut oil is beneficial for our hair.


Biotin or B7 is an important vitamin essential for hair growth. Too little biotin is responsible for hair loss. Biotin rich foods include eggs, its richest source, whole grails, lentils and soy. Biotin supplements are also available in the market and are easy to use.



Eggs are packet with Selenium, Zinc, Protein, Sulphur and Iron. These are vital minerals required for hair. These proteins carry oxygen to hair follicles. Selenium is known to activate enzymes helping in hair growth. On the other hand selenium is found to reduce dandruff and fungal growth. Zinc is known to protect


Green leafy vegetables are essential and packed with Iron, Magnesium and folate. Your hair cells require such nutrients. Iron at the same time transport oxygen to hair cells aiding in hair growth in absence of which hair follicles become weak and brittle and break. Spinach is also known to treat bad and brittle hair due to its high iron content. Green leafy vegetables are also stores for rich vitamins like vitamin C and A.


Tropical fruits like guava, citrus fruits, papaya, grapes, berries, apricots are rich in antioxidants and vitamin C and A. they also contain important B vitamins and phenolic compounds which helps nourish your hair. Antioxidants also are associated in free radical elimination from hair cells. Vitamin C also helps in absorption of iron and hence supplying iron to those hair cells. Also it is associated with collagen synthesis, skin protein, which helps in healthy hair shafts.


Is another potential hair food where it importantly contains Beta-carotene which is a primary compound to convert to Vitamin A. Vitamin A is important in the functioning of any particular body cell including your hair cells. It helps treat dull, brittle hair. It also stimulates our body oils secretion from our sweat glands making our hair naturally luscious.


Avocadoes are known to be an excellent source of essential fatty acids, and importantly Vitamin E an excellent antioxidant similar to vitamin C in function. Vitamin E is known to improve blood circulation and helps the hair follicles to effectively grow. Prevention of sun damage is also protected by Vitamin E. Avocadoes are added in various conditioners and hair masks. Hence, protecting split ends.


Lastly most importantly, Water is the most essential for hair growth, maintain optimum moisture avoiding breakage and dullness. Also at least one should consume 2-3 liters of water per day for healthier, bouncy and beautiful hair.

Arshia Ahmed

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