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Nosh on these 7 foods for stronger and longer hair

Updated on:8 July 2021, 13:17pm IST
Don’t we all await monsoons because of the respite it brings from the summer heat? Unfortunately, our hair doesn’t feel so! Fret not, make these 7 foods a part of your diet to restore the health of your tresses.
Aayushi Gupta
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Fortifying your diet with these healthy foods may be a good idea. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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The monsoon season is around the corner and it isn’t just our skin that suffers from a lot of problems during this season; our hair and scalp are equally affected. Although the monsoon season provides a huge relief from the scorching summer heat, the humidity combined with heat can lead to various hair problems such as frizzy and damaged hair, itchy scalp, dandruff, and the deadliest of all — hair fall. 

Do you dread combing your hair these days because it may result in severe hair fall? Well, you aren’t alone! It happens because the hair follicles become sensitive in this weather and absorb moisture from the environment, which makes the roots swell up, leading to hair fall and damage. 

So what can you do to rescue your hair? The answer to your problem are nutrients, especially iron, biotin, protein, and essential fatty acids. These can contribute to healthy hair. 

Include these foods to receive these nutrients for your hair care:
1. Eggs

Do you love masks made using eggs for hair care? Of course, you do! Eggs are full of protein and essential nutrients like choline, vitamin A, D, and B12. Eating adequate protein is important for hair growth, because hair follicles are largely made of protein. The absence of protein, instead, can promote hair loss. 

Eggs can truly change the texture of your hair! Image courtesy: Unsplash
2. Spinach

Green leafy vegetables like spinach are one of the best foods for hair growth. The high iron and magnesium content helps your hair produce sebum and makes sure you aren’t deficient in nutrients that you need for healthy hair. 

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3. Fatty fish

Fatty fish is filled with follicle-stimulating vitamin D. Not just that, it is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which can boost hair health. In fact, the antioxidants found in fish also reduce hair loss. 

4. Berries (jamun)

Jamun is a monsoon staple in India that is replete with a variety of antioxidants, especially vitamin C. In addition to being a potent source of antioxidants, vitamin C is important for collagen production that helps to protect hair follicles and strengthens your hair from the roots. 

Try these hair freindly foods to tame your mane in this monsoon. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
5. Chia seeds

Healthy fats are essential for hair health. And because our bodies can’t produce omega-3 fatty acids on their own, it’s important to get these fats through our diet. Chia seeds are not just a good source of omega-3, but they also provide vitamin E, zinc, and selenium. 

6. Fenugreek seeds

If you want to combat your hair fall problems plus want to get rid of dandruff, there’s no better solution than fenugreek seeds. Rich in protein and antioxidants, fenugreek seeds don’t just control hair fall, but also make your tresses strong, reduce brittleness and heal damage. 

Say yes to fenugreek or methi seeds to say goodbye to dry brittle hair! Image courtesy: Shutterstock.
7. Greek yogurt

Yogurt has long been a part of our skincare routine. But how about using yogurt for a shiny and healthy scalp? It contains vitamin B5 and B vitamins that can help you maintain healthy hair. In fact, greek yogurt is high in protein and essential vitamins as well as minerals like zinc, which all can contribute to making your hair long and strong. 

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