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Six common foods that will promote your hair growth

 Some foods that can boost your immunity and fasten hair growth and increase the volume (Shutterstock)

As you get older, the need to take good care of your hair beckons and this is most especially to those who keep natural hair. Aside from age, your diet also matters when it comes to hair growth especially in controlling hair breakage.

In order to help your hair flourish, there are some foods that can boost your immunity and fasten hair growth and increase the volume.

Here are six common foods that can help boost your hair growth:


Who doesn’t love avocado? They are supple, delicious and compliment almost any meal. To add to the unending list of avocado benefits, it also helps in promoting healthy hair growth.

Avocadoes contain vitamin E that helps promotes hair growth and reduces the level of hair breakage and loss.

Vitamin E also protects delicate areas around the skin like your scalp from damage. A damaged scalp can lead to hair loss and weaker hair follicles. Furthermore, avocadoes also contain fatty acids like in fish products that help in curbing hair loss.


Eggs contain proteins and biotin that can promote healthy hair growth. When putting your diet together, it is important to consider proteins as most hair follicles are made of proteins.

When you don’t take enough proteins this will lead to hair loss and breakage.

You can also apply egg yolk to your hair that will act as a moisturizer to dry hair. The yolk contains vitamins that help with optimal hair growth.


You have got to love your vegetables. Spinach contains a variety of nutrients like: iron, Vitamin A and C which all play a role in promoting hair growth.

Iron will assist in the production of red blood cells that promote metabolism throughout the body and help in healing damages and this could curb hair loss.

People associated with iron deficiencies mainly suffer from hair loss.

Vitamin A which is also found in spinach contains oils that help keep your hair moisturized and healthy.


Fish products like salmon contain omega-3 fatty acids which have been associated with hair growth. This nutrients are best known to promote flourishing hair and even increase hair density.

In some cases, fish oil supplements are associated to help in curbing hair loss or thinning hair.

Fish products are mainly beneficial to ladies who keep natural hair since it promotes strong hair growth and reduces the level of breakage.

Sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes are everywhere and readily available. They contain the nutrient beta-carotene that the body converts to Vitamin A, and as mentioned before Vitamin A contains oils that keep your hair moisturized and promotes healthy hair growth.

Vitamin A also promotes the production of sebum that keeps the hair strong and healthy. It also speeds up the rate of hair growth and increases the density of your hair.


Beans are amongst the cheapest and easiest plant based protein products to come across. They contain zinc which promotes healthy hair growth and repair.

Taking beans will help with hair loss. Beans also contain other nutrients like iron and folate that also provide healthy hair nutrients.

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