Your hair follicles need rich nutrients to grow healthy hair. Your hair is made of protein, so you should eat protein-heavy foods such as lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, lentils, low-fat yogurt and chickpeas.
Iron allows blood cells to carry oxygen to the scalp, which is essential for cell growth. Without it, you could have dull, lifeless hair, dandruff and hair loss. Get iron from fortified cereals, soy, meats, beans, lentils and kale.
Without enough vitamin E, you could experience shedding, slow growth, or weak strands. You’ll find it in fortified cereals, eggs and leafy greens, or you could try a supplement.
Vitamin C is responsible for the health of collagen, a structure fiber, for optimal growth. Deficiencies can lead to dry, splitting hair. Citrus fruits and strawberries are an excellent source.
Vitamin E (cereals, vegetables, and fruit) improves scalp circulation and stimulates hair growth, and Omega-3s (nuts, avocades and salmon) moisturize your scalp and hair”
Source: Cleve. P.D. 6-2012 John Anthony Marinucci, creative director at Studio MZ