There are some major factors that influence your hair—genetics, age, hormones, nutrient deficiencies, and more—but what you eat is one of the few things you can do to control your hair’s behavior.
Almond butter contains a wide variety of nutrients—including protein, healthy fats, and certain vitamins—that have all been linked to hair health.
The benefits of tangerines affect your hair in two big ways: Its vitamin C content makes it easier for your body to absorb iron. The vitamin B12 in tangerines promotes hair growth, reduces hair loss, and slows down the graying process.
Greek yogurt is rich in vitamin B5 (known as pantothenic acid), which helps with blood flow to your scalp and hair growth.
Cinnamon smells like the holiday season and improves circulation, which brings oxygen and nutrients to your hair follicles.
Oats are rich in iron, fiber, zinc, omega-3 fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids, which stimulate hair growth, making it thick and healthy.
Eggs are packed with a B vitamin called biotin, which helps hair grow and strengthens brittle fingernails.
Pistachios have been linked to helping with male pattern baldness, cashews have biotin, and walnuts contain oils that add to the amount of elastin in your hair.
Halibut has plenty of magnesium, as do several other types of fish.
Shiitake mushrooms are rich in copper, as well as seaweed and sesame seeds.
Without sufficient dietary protein, hair essentially goes on strike.