4 Magic Foods for Healthy Hair

As the old saying goes: you are what you eat. And although that may be a massive cliche, to some extent it’s true. The fuel you put into the body can affect you both physically and mentally, and when it comes to enjoying healthy hair, there are certain foods that can help.

Now, fellas, we’re not saying that if you eat a magic can of beans you’ll instantly have a 10 foot tall, glistening lion’s mane, but what we are saying is: a good diet rich in certain foods can help give your hair strength, vitality and a certain glow that chain munching cheeseburgers just doesn’t.



Now guys, when it comes to healthy, virile hair, fuelling your body with a generous amount of protein and biotin is essential - and eggs are packed with both of these magic ingredients. In fact, a dietary deficiency in protein and biotin has been linked to hair loss.

Eggs are tasty, versatile and contain a host of amazing properties that promote hair growth and fortify the mane against general wear and tear - so poach ‘em, scramble ‘em, fry ‘em, boil ‘em - whatever floats your boat - just make sure you eat ‘em regularly.


Spinach is packed to the brim with folate, iron, and vitamins A and C, many of the magic substances that again, promote hair health, strength and growth. And according to a guy by the name of Popeye, it makes your muscles big too.

Also, vitamin A helps the skin glands to produce sebum. This oily substance assists in moisturizing the scalp to promote general hair health - just one cup is enough - so, mix it in with a few of your meals every week, and you'll have a mane that all of your friends will envy.

Sweet Potato

Following on from insight into Vitamin A and hair growth, sweet potatoes are packed to the gills with the stuff - plus, these delicious, natural root gems contain a mix of other properties for keeping your mane in check.

A medium sweet potato contains enough beta-carotene to offer more than four times your daily vitamin A needs. Moreover, research shows that sweet potato helps to promote the production of sebum, something that hugely assists hair growth while bestowing it withSamson-like strength.

So, fellas, swap those regular fries for those of the sweet potato variety and you’ll have a healthy head of hair in no time.

Fatty fish

Fatty fish like salmon and mackerel are not only rich in Omega-3 which is quite literally regarded as brain food but these magic water-dwellers have been proven to promote healthy hair growth.

In fact, a study discovered that taking a supplement containing Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids helped to reduce hair loss and increased overall hair density - one of the most magic foods for healthy hair.

The likes of salmon and mackerel also contain protein, selenium, vitamin D3 and B vitamins, a set of nutrients that are also linked to healthy hair growth. Add some fish to your diet and before long, you’ll be swimming in a sea of hair-based compliments.

Food for healthy hair: the short list

In addition to these four magic foods for healthy hair, here are others, short list contenders if you will, that will also help your mane thrive:

●  Berries including raspberries and blueberries.

●  Avocados.

●  Nuts.

●  Seeds such as sunflower seeds and flaxseeds.

● Sweet peppers.

Add these magic foods for healthy hair to your diet and you’ll reap endless rewards. And, in the meantime, to ensure that you’re not led astray by misinformation and untruths, read about these common hair myths.

Jason Speziale