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10 Good Foods And Drinks For Hair Growth And Thickness

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Taisiia Dobrozorova
Written by Taisiia Dobrozorova on September 16, 2022

Thick, long, shiny hair, as in shampoo ads, is not the magic of expensive hair-care products. Just like our body, healthy hair is an indicator of good nutrition and consuming the right amount of essential vitamins. To obtain gorgeous hair, you have to eat some specific foods.

What is a hair thickening diet consist of

If you have tangled, unruly, thinning hair or have probably noticed that your hair lost its softness and become dry, it's time to change your daily diet. Below you can find some products that help grow luscious, long, and healthy hair.

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Avocados

avocados
avocados

Many hair care cosmetics contain avocado oil. Minerals in avocado oil, like potassium and magnesium, may seal cuticle cells, which help hair look smooth and shiny, preventing it from breaking. Adding avocados to your diet will impact your hair from the inside and ensure the essential healthy hair nutritional needs like vitamins B2, B3, C, E, K, and P.

Meat

meat
meat

The hair is made up of 95% proteins, and keratin in particular. If hair becomes thinner, it signals that your body lack of protein. Add to your menu more meat, especially poultry. Like eggs, 100 g of chicken filet contains 32.1 g of protein that repairs your hair, strengthens hair follicles, and encourages further growth.

Eggs

eggs
eggs

As mentioned above, hair follicles are made up mostly of protein; that's why getting enough protein for hair growth is so important. Eggs are natural sources of protein: one large egg has 6.24 g of protein. Include them in your daily nutrition plan to prevent hair loss. Also, a 2018 study found that peptides derived from the egg yolk stimulate hair follicle growth.

Greek yogurt 

greek yogurt
greek yogurt

Natural greek yogurt is also a source of protein, so it strengthens the structure of your hair. It is packed with pantothenic acid, or simply vitamin B5, that resists hair loss and gradual thinning of hair. Eat greek yogurt with seeds, fruits, and nuts, or use it like a salad dressing.

Spinach

spinach
spinach

Spinach leaves are rich in magnesium and iron, strengthening hair structure. The high content of antioxidants in spinach soothes an aggravated scalp and also protects and maintains the cell membranes of hair follicles. As a result, it prevents hair damage. You can add spinach leaves to salads or scrambled eggs or consume them in a drinkable form like spinach juice or smoothie.

Kiwi juice

kiwi juice
kiwi juice

According to the research, kiwi fruit is rich in vitamins C and E, which can prevent hair loss. Kiwis are rich in copper. This element preserves hair's natural color and protects it from premature graying. Kiwi fruits also contain minerals like zinc, magnesium, and phosphorus that enhance blood circulation and will boost your hair to grow. So you can start drinking a glass of kiwi juice daily.

Oats

oats
oats

It’s a great idea to start your day with a portion of oatmeal for breakfast. Oats contain some of the most important micronutrients for promoting healthy hair, such as omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins, zinc, fiber, and iron. This set of components helps to make your hair thick and healthy. For a hair-boosting effect, add some seeds such as chia, pumpkin, or fenugreek seeds to your porridge.

Fish

fish
fish

Use only highly concentrated omega-3 fatty acids in fish sorts, like salmon, herring, or mackerel. A 2015 study suggested that healthy supplements containing omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids reduce hair loss and improve hair diameter and density.

Ginger Tea

ginger tea
ginger tea

This beverage is beneficial not only for the immune system but also for hair. Due to its antibacterial qualities, ginger tea helps curb dandruff. Furthermore, ginger tea will restore moisture loss in case you have low porosity hair.

Nuts

nuts
nuts

Nuts contain various nutrients and vitamins like biotin, B-vitamins, omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, protein, and magnesium, which are very important for hair growth. Eating a handful of nuts every day can guard againsthair loss. Essentials are Brazilian nuts because they are rich in a selenium mineral.A 2016 investigation proved that selenium is involved in creating hair processes, and the newly forming hair takes up selenium after receiving trace elements from the blood.

What is bad for hair growth

junk food
junk food

Try to reduce the intake of sugar because sugar hinders the absorption of protein. Avoid also products with added sugar like sweets, cakes, ice cream or sugar-sweetened beverages.

The same story is with fast food. It not only changes your body shape but also makes your scalp greasy and clogs pores. As a result, it’s difficult for hair to make its way through grease and grow rapidly. It also can lead to hair loss. So be attentive to what you eat if you aim to have a healthy head of hair!

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