We know, we know… if you hear one more thing about Omega-3s… But, these fatty acids maintain a healthy scalp, and you need that for hair growth; they also add a beautiful sheen. You could bump your avocado intake if you’re a vegetarian.
5. Protein Food:
Adding some protein in your diet can change your hair’s condition dramatically. The hair is made up of protein fibers which means in order to strengthen the hair, it needs more of those protein blocks to grow. When the hair lacks protein, it becomes dry, brittle and prone to breakage. Foods that contain a good source of protein include; chicken, fish, dairy products and eggs.
Packed with essential vitamins, minerals and fabulous flavor, avocados are also rich essential fatty acids that naturally help improve the health of the skin and scalp. Studies have found that applying avocados directly to the hair and skin is also beneficial for hair growth.
Another excellent source of protein that is wonderful to help make hair grow longer are nuts. A favorite thing about nuts besides their delicious taste is that they are so portable, many times when you are in a hurry just throw some nuts in a bag and go. Nuts are high in Vitamin E which is also needed for good health. Almonds and hazelnuts are top choices as they are very high in Vitamin E but low in saturated fat.