Nutrition for Healthier, Longer Hair

Our hair is affected by many external and internal influences every day, humidity, pollution, chemical processes, and even what we eat. There are many ways we protect our hair against damage, from the products we use to our professional hair care services. Nutrition is one more way we can reduce hair loss and even increase hair growth, continue reading to discover everyday nutrients that promote healthy, gorgeous hair!

Vitamins C and E

Any time you find yourself enjoying a snack of berries, nuts, and sweet peppers, you are actively preventing free radicals damaging your hair! These antioxidant vitamins help keep our scalp and roots healthy from environmental pollutants that can leave locks damaged. Vitamin C also promotes collagen production, which gives hair its strength!

Essential Fatty Acids

Their name might not be pretty but essential fatty acids are the building blocks of our body’s cells and without them, hair loss becomes more common. Fish, flaxseed, and avocados all contain good amounts of these helpful fatty acids. There is some evidence that a diet rich in Omega 3s can also increase hair density, which is great for those with thinning hair!

Vitamin A  

Not only do sweet potatoes taste great, they’re loaded with Vitamin A, too! When our scalp becomes dry it is difficult for hair follicles to grow new hair, Vitamin A helps stimulate oil production for scalp and hair protection. Spinach is another great source of Vitamin A and also contains Iron which the body uses for growth and repair!

Biotin and Protein

The majority of our hair chemistry is protein, so a diet lacking protein will likely lead to hair loss and poor hair health. Luckily, there are many options to get enough protein in our diets! Eggs, beans, and meats all contain excellent amounts of protein that can help reduce hair loss and even encourage hair growth! Biotin is a nutrient that is essential for keratin production in the body, a great source of protein and biotin is eggs!


Our bodies use water for nearly every function, including hair growth! When we become dehydrated, hair will stop growing to conserve water for other areas of the body. A good rule of thumb is to drink 64oz of water a day to stay well hydrated.

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