7 Foods You Need to Accelerate Hair Growth

7 Foods You Need to Accelerate Hair Growth

Long hair is a goal many women seek to achieve. In addition to special shampoos, masks, and haircuts during the waxing moon, a change in nutrition will also help hair grow more quickly.

Bright Side wants to tell you about products that will not only make your hair grow faster but also make it more healthy.


The omega-3 fatty acids contained in this fish strengthen hair follicles and stimulate hair growth. Scientific experiments have shown that the consumption of products containing these acids shortens the telogen phase (the resting period of hair follicles) for half a year. In addition, salmon contains vitamin B12 and iron, which also help your hair grow faster.

Sources: foodcomp, NCBI


Oysters are a goldmine of zinc, due to which hair grows faster and gets shiny. An oyster a day more than compensates the daily need of this element. Of course, it's almost impossible to treat oneself with such a delicacy every day. You can replace them with wheat bran, beef (especially the liver), and pork as these foods also contain enough zinc.

Sources: foodcomp, NCBI


Chicken is rich in animal protein, and we need it for the production of keratin - the substance the hair shaft is made up of by 80%. Protein deficiency for only 2-3 months leads to a halt in hair growth as well as hair loss. Other lean varieties of meat (turkey, rabbit) also contain enough animal protein.

Source: nutritionexpress


Eggs contain necessary elements for hair growth and maintenance of normal hair condition, such as protein and biotin. Biotin as the food additive is recommended to stop hair loss, but, being obtained with food, it will be much more effective. In addition, eggs contain leucine (responsible for cell division) and other amino acids our hair needs.

Sources: AEB, livestrong


Almonds contain vitamin E, which activates hair growth and strengthens the hair. 30 grams of almonds (about 15-20 nuts) contains 70% of the daily norm. In addition, almonds contain such useful substances as biotin, fatty acids, and B vitamins.

Sources: whfoods, NCBI

Pumpkin seeds

Pumpkin seeds contain vitamins B1, B2, B3, and B4, responsible for hair growth, as well as B5 and B6, providing scalp health. If you've got serious hair loss, you need to include more pumpkin oil in your diet since, according to the study, it helps even with severe forms of this disease.

Sources: whfoods, progressivehealth, NCBI


Lentils are a record holder for the content of iron - one of the most important elements for healthy hair growth. So a bowl of lentil soup contains about half the daily need of this element. In addition, it contains zinc, choline (normalizes the blood supply to the scalp), and other useful elements.

Sources: whfoods, NCBI

Based on materials from Daily Mail, WebMD, Tribune
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