Healthy Hair Tips: 10 Superfoods For Healthy And Lustrous Hair!

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Healthy and shiny hair. Every woman wishes for one thing. Right? Have you seen those hair commercials with models flicking their long, shiny hair in the air? If yes, then it is time for some truth bombs. Those models you see in commercials use the magic of the green screen. But you can’t use the green screen to make your hair look more healthy and voluminous. So take advantage of the natural methods and watch your hair flourish. But if you include these ten superfoods in your daily diet, you can fulfill the wish you have longed for. Healthy Hair! So, before we begin, grab a pencil and a notebook now because we have an extensive list ahead of us. So, below is the list of ten super healthy foods for your voluminous and lustrous hair. 

Healthy Hair Tips 10 Superfoods For Healthy And Lustrous Hair!

#10 Eggs

Usually, we start our day with this yummy breakfast. But do you know this yummy breakfast you eat daily can make your hair longer and healthier like never before? How? Eggs contain two ingredients that are considered essential for hair growth, which are protein and biotin. You also must have heard from your mother or grandmother that protein is the key to further hair growth. But excess consumption is an invitation to other hair problems. Moreover, besides biotin and protein, eggs include other nutrients such as potassium, zinc, etc. 

#9 Spinach 

Next on our list is the superfood, spinach. This green leafy vegetable is the key to your voluminous and healthy hair. How? Let’s unravel this mystery. If you eat spinach, you also intake several nutrients, such as vitamins A and C, that are considered best in preventing hair loss. Also, spinach resolves the iron deficiencies of your hair with the help of iron. As iron makes it easy for RBCs ( red blood cells) to take oxygen to your other body parts. But limit the consumption of Vitamin A because if taken at an excessive limit, this Vitamin may be a reason for your further loss. 

#8 Strawberry

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What if we say this superfood is the reason behind your pink and blushy cheeks but also can give you healthy and lustrous hair. The reason why strawberry promotes hair growth is the mineral in them called silica. Besides silica, strawberry contains Vitamin B5 and iron absorption agent. Also, include strawberries in your daily diet and say bye to hair problems such as dandruff, hair thinning, and many more. Another food where you can find silica is onion, cabbage, rice, cauliflower, and many more.

#7 Carrot 

The solution for all your hair issues lies in this vegetable, the carrot. We know you must be wondering how carrot is known for a healthy diet for your eyes. But today, we will unravel how carrots will benefit the overall growth of your hair. Get rid of several hair problems such as hair graying, hair thinning, and hair loss with just a daily dose of carrot juice. The Vitamin E in the carrots promotes blood circulation and prevents hair loss. Also, carrots are in charge of sebum oil (locks the moisture for hair).   

#6 Lentils 

We say lentils; you hear protein. This superfood is rich in nutrients such as protein and contains zinc, biotin, phosphorous, magnesium, and iron. In addition, folic acid present in the lentils takes care of the RBCs (Red Blood Cells) and transfers the oxygen to your scalp. Zinc present in the lentils takes care of your hair’s luster. There are plenty of options when it comes to lentils. You can consume black, red, green, and many more lentils for healthy hair. 

#5 Chicken 

Chicken lovers rejoice! Your eyes must have sparkled, finding your all-time favorite chicken on this list. Isn’t it great that a portion of super tasty food can also make your hair healthier? As per the survey conducted by NHANES( National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey ) in 2006, chicken contains arachidonic acid( popularly known as Omega-6), which is the reason for your hair growth.  

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#4 Yogurt 

Hopping on to the next superfood on our list that promotes hair growth is yogurt. Both vitamins B5 and D present in yogurt strengthen your hair follicles. So, folks, it is totally up to you to apply yogurt as a hair pack or include it in your daily meals. Moreover, yogurt contains other nutrients such as calcium, zinc, and vitamin B12. 


#3 Walnuts

This superfood works as an allrounder. Besides taking care of your heart, walnuts make your hair healthier and voluminous. This is because walnuts are rich in all those nutrients that will fulfill the wish you have longed for. Healthy hair. The nutrients Walnuts contain are biotin, magnesium, Vitamin E, and Vitamin B (B9, B6, and B1) that control the health of your hair’s tiny follicles and nurture the scalp. Interestingly, Walnuts also repair any damage in your DNA because of exposure to the sun. 

#2 Oats 

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Many of you start your day usually with a bowl of oats. Right? Any nutrient you can think of, this superfood has it—for instance, iron, omega-6, fiber, and PUFA ( polyunsaturated fatty acids). In addition, the nutrients present in the oats get rid of several hair problems such as dandruff, itchy scalps, and split ends. Besides this, oats also contain anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants responsible for hair repair.

#1 Sunflower seeds 

The last item on our list is sunflower seeds. This superfood is high in amounts of Vitamin B5. The scientific name of this Vitamin that boosts hair growth is pantothenic acid. As Per the reports published in Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, pantothenic acid, aka Vitamin B5, aids the deficiencies that directly connect to hair loss. Besides Vitamin B5, sunflower seeds contain several nutrients such as copper, iron, selenium, biotin, calcium, and magnesium. Are you wondering how to include sunflower seeds in your daily diet? Don’t fret. Let us make things easy for you. Take a bunch of sunflower seeds and eat them daily to have healthy and voluminous hair. 

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Tarishi Aggarwal
Ph.D. in Dental Science, Tarishi is well known for his works in the health sector. Reach out at [email protected]