Lahore: Everyone has at one point or the other looked up ways to grow their hair faster. Sadly, almost every one of them has ended up in utter disappointment. Worry not – we’re here to help you out. As compiled from Style Caster, here’s a list of the top eight foods that stimulate hair growth, as recommended by nutritionists Jayson Calton and Mira Calton.
How fast it grows depends on factors like age, health, genetics, and diet. Although you can’t change factors like age and genetics, diet is one thing you have control over. In fact, consuming a diet lacking the right nutrients can lead to hair loss. On the other hand, eating a balanced diet with the right nutrients can help promote hair growth, especially if you’re experiencing hair loss due to poor nutrition.
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Loaded with vitamin D, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids, this fish will not only help with hair growth but also make your scalp healthy.
Having almost five and a half times more vitamin C than oranges, yellow bell peppers possess antioxidant qualities that strengthen the hair follicles and prevent breakage.
Zinc deficiency is one of the leading causes of hair loss and poor scalp conditions. Fortunately, oysters are high in zinc which makes them very beneficial for hair.
Eggs contain omega-3 and biotin which a lot of people consume in supplement form. However, when eating eggs, one should be mindful of the fact that it’s just the yolk that will make your hair beautiful. Also, avoid eating too many egg whites as it can stop the absorption of biotin in the body.
Seeds deliver a massive amount of nutrients with relatively few calories. Many of these nutrients may also promote hair growth. These include vitamin E, zinc, and selenium. 28 grams of sunflower seeds provides nearly 50% of your daily vitamin E needs, with a wide variety of hair-healthy B vitamins.
What’s more, certain seeds like flaxseeds and chia seeds also provide omega-3 fatty acids. Rich in vitamin E, sunflower seeds can enhance blood flow to the scalp and therefore, promote faster hair growth.
These delicious goodies are loaded with beta carotene, a precursor for vitamin A and are not only responsible for a healthy scalp but also help with hair growth.
Possessing a high concentration of essential fatty acids, avocados are an age-old beauty secret. By applying them directly to the scalp, you can stimulate collagen and elastin production. You can also mix some avocados up with sour cream and apply it to your hair for about ten minutes before washing off.
The excessive biotin content in these nuts will make your hair grow faster and thicker. One cup contains one-third of your daily requirement. Expect to see results in about a month or two after introducing them to your diet.