8 Foods That Could Help Your Hair Grow Faster


Whether you’re in the midst of trying to recover your strands from a misguided cut or simply want longer locks, you may have a hard time patiently waiting for your hair to grow. (We’ve been there.)

Luckily, unlike the watched pot that never boils, concentrating on your hair growth can yield actual results, particularly when it comes to strategic eating. Here are eight foods that make your hair grow, recommended by Harvard and Yale Medical School-trained nutritionist Jayson Calton, PhD, and licensed nutritionist and fitness chef Mira Calton, CN.



1. Salmon: This fish is loaded with the strong hair supporters like Vitamin D and protein, but it also contains omega-3 fatty acids that promote hair growth by keeping your scalp healthy.




2. Yellow Peppers: Yellow bell peppers have nearly five and a half times more vitamin C than oranges (341 milligrams, as opposed to 63). This is good news for your locks since vitamin C is an antioxidant that strengthens the hair shaft and hair follicles, as well as prevents breakage.



3. Oysters: Zinc deficiency has been noted to cause hair loss and poor scalp conditions and oysters are loaded with zinc — just three ounces contain 493 percent of your daily value. But not just any oysters will do: Steer clear of the ones caught in the Gulf of Mexico, which may contain unusually high levels of Cadmium due to the 2010 BP oil spill.


4. Eggs: Eggs are an excellent source of those aforementioned omega-3s, and they are also contain biotin (which many people trying to grow their hair take in supplement form). But, just so you’re aware, it’s not the egg white that will make your hair long and beautiful, it’s the yolk. Eating too many egg whites can actually block the absorption of biotin into the body, causing a depletion of this micronutrient.




5. Sunflower Seeds: Just a few little seeds can supply you with an abundance of vitamin E, which will enhance blood flow to the scalp and promote faster hair growth.



6. Sweet Potatoes: These are loaded with beta carotene, the precursor for vitamin A that not only promotes a healthy scalp but  promotes hair growth. But choose foods loaded with beta carotene over supplementing with high doses — like over 2500 milligrams — of vitamin A from retinol since it can be toxic at very high levels.



7.  Avocados: Due to their high concentration of essential fatty acids naturally found in skin cells (which help to keep your skin smooth and supple), avocados are an age-old beauty secret. When topically applied to the hair and scalp, they have the added ability to stimulate collagen and elastin production. Mix a little avocado with sour cream (which contains lactic acid to help exfoliate dead skin and clean up buildup on the scalp) and apply to your hair and scalp for about ten minutes before washing it off.



8. Almonds: These nuts will make your hair grow faster and thicker due to their high biotin content. One cup contains nearly one-third of your daily requirement. You should be able to see the results in a month or two of adding them to your diet.



Recipes for Hair Growth - Lemon Chicken


It’s time for another delicious recipe that will protect and grow your hair. Lean meats like chicken are great for hair growth. Eat one serving every day. Minerals like iron, magnesium , zinc, and biotin found in lean meat assist with hair growth.


Let’s make something appetizing with chicken and get those golden locks growing. Lemon Chicken!




  • 1/3 cup lemon juice

  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red bell pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • Mix lemon juice, olive oil, Dijon mustard, garlic, red bell pepper, salt, and pepper inside a bowl. Place a quarter cup of the mix to use for basting. Put the chicken in the bowl, and marinate 20 minutes in the refrigerator.

  • Preheat the grill to a high heat.

  • Drain the marinade and place the chicken on the grill. Cook for 7 minutes on each side. The juices should run clear. Be sure to baste occasionally with the marinade you set aside.

Recipes for Hair Growth - Strawberry Salad


It’s time for a delicious recipe that will protect and grow your hair. Spinach salad with strawberries and a raspberry vinaigrette is on the table for tonight. But first let’s talk about why this recipe helps your hair.


Spinach is a very important vegetable for hair growth because it is high in protein and vitamin A and C, the body uses these vitamins to produce oils in the scalp that can help increase hair growth. Vitamin A and C deficiencies can increase hair loss and lead to brittle, thin hair that does not grow as quickly.


Strawberries contain folic acid, vitamins B5 and B6, all of which prevent hair loss. Strawberries promote silky and shiny hair. Strawberries can add extra shine to your hair.


You can buy pre made raspberry vinaigrette in the store. Cut up some strawberries, dice some almonds, and sprinkle it over a salad with some feta cheese and a little bit of salt and pepper.