Before You Eat That: 7 Foods That Are Good For Your Hair

April 18, 2012 ‐ By Erica Renee


Healthy hair is a product of healthy eating. And while some women can get away with eating unhealthy foods without their hair suffering, others aren’t as lucky. It’s almost a no-brainer which foods are probably detrimental to healthy hair (think the same foods that are unhealthy for your figure). Still, just as there are foods bad for your hair there are plenty that are proven to prevent split ends, retain growth, add luster, and improve texture.

So before you re-up on your monthly hair vitamins try adding these foods to your grocery list and begin implementing them into your diet. They naturally provide all the ingredients of hair vitamins, and usually more.

Ultimately when you increase your intake of these healthy foods, you should try to decrease your intake of those tasty, but unhealthy foods full of sugar, sodium, and unhealthy fats. While there are a variety of foods that provide you with the extra nutrients needed for healthy hair, here are seven key foods to get you started.


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Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, which aid in hair and scalp health (amongst other things), Salmon is a magic fish for hair growth. While there are other fish that are also good for hair growth, salmon proves to be one of the best, according to dieticians.

“Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and proteins that help keep your scalp healthy and your hair shiny, said Andrea Giancoli, a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association, in a recent article on LiveStrong.Com.

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