foods that will make your hair grow

5 Foods To Start Eating NOW For Longer Hair Tomorrow!

Sakshi Budhraja

Junior Beauty Editor

In an ideal world, (apart from being rich and famous of course!) you’d have silky, long, gorgeous hair that won’t need too much looking after, and will look #onfleek at all times! Well, we were only talking about the ideal world. This, in reality, will require quite some effort from your end. Looking after your diet, for one, can help. No, we aren’t asking you to eat anything outrageous – here’s a list of easily available foods you can eat now that will really help you have long, lustrous hair tomorrow. After all, dreams really can come true!

1. Oh Omega-3

Our body doesn’t naturally produce Omega 3, the good fatty acid that keeps our hair and skin hydrated as it provides essential oil to the scalp. Loading up on foods that are rich in Omega-3 will provide your hair with a lustre and strength that everyone would be envious of.

What To Eat: Fish, avocados, walnuts, flax seeds, chia seeds and pumpkin seeds.

Also read: How To Make Thin Hair Thicker – 5 Awesome Tricks!

2. Punch Of Protein

2 foods that will make your hair grow

Those beautiful tresses are made of protein. Therefore, needless to say, consumption of this nutrient will aid growth and health of your hair, and you’ll see results quicker than expected.

What To Eat: Eggs, chicken, fish, legumes, nuts and dairy products.

3. The Zing Of Zinc

For those luscious locks you see in shampoo commercials, you’ve got to love these zinc-rich foods. Abundant zinc in your system is a catalyst to long and healthy hair. So the next time you pass by a vendor serving you some yummy oysters with lemon juice sprinkled on top, grab some then and there. Slurp!

What To Eat: Oysters, beef, eggs, cereal and whole grains.

Also read: 10 Natural Ways To Make Your Hair Smell Good All The Time!

4. Biotin – Bring It On!

4 foods that will make your hair grow

Gorging on nuts is your fast-forward way to impressively long hair. The biotin or Vitamin B7 present in them is known to promote hair growth. This biotin creates healthy hair cells, and ladies, who doesn’t want those!

What To Eat: Almonds, walnuts and pecans. You can try Biotin supplements too.

5. Catch The C-Vitamin

Getting your daily dose of Vitamin C will show its effect on your mane, and luckily it's available in so many foods! The vitamin helps in the production of collagen that plays an important role in the production of thick and long hair.

What To Eat: Blueberries, strawberries, sweet potatoes, papayas, oranges and broccoli.

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Published on May 24, 2016
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