Everyone wants strong and healthy hair. Washing, conditioning, and moisturizing your hair is one way to keep your locks luscious, but there’s more you can do! A lot of your healthy hair journey comes from what you eat as well.

Remember that good food = healthy hair. Add these 5 foods to your diet and see how healthy your hair can be.

1) Sweet Potatoessweet potatoes
Sweet Potatoes are filled with Beta Carotene antioxidants which helps prevent dry and dull hair. Beta Carotene from food is converted to vitamin A, which promotes cell growth, including hair cells.
Other Beta Carotene enriched foods: carrots, cantaloupes, pumpkins, dark green lettuce

 2) Oysters
I know some of you may be against eating oysters because they seem gross,     but they aren’t half bad! Oysters are rich in Zinc, which helps tissue growth     and repair and that includes hair growth. Not eating enough Zinc filled       foods     can result in extreme hair loss.
Other Zinc enriched foods: beef, cheese, fat free yogurt, crabs

3) Lean Poultryl poultry
Lean poultry is packed with protein. If you don’t have enough protein, hair growth can stall. Lack of protein can also result in weak and brittle hair. Adding more protein to your diet can strengthen the hair and promote healthy hair growth.
Other lean poultry: chicken, turkey

eggs4) Eggs
Not only are eggs high in protein, but they also contain large amounts of a B vitamin called Biotin, which is one of the most essential nutrients for a healthy scalp and hair growth. Some people actually put raw eggs directly on their hair to help condition it.
Other Biotin enriched foods: almonds, avocados, wheat bran
5) Salmon

Salmon is very high in Omega 3 Fatty Acids which are really good for your hair. Eating salmon can help open your hair follicles, promoting growth. Omega 3 can help prevent your from getting diseases and keeps your hair shiny and full.
Other Omega 3 Fatty Acid enriched foods: sardines, pasta, walnuts, peanut butter 



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Published by Tatyanna Hunter

Tatyanna Hunter is a second semester senior at Hood College majoring in Communication Arts. She has been natural for almost two years and she also runs her own fashion blog named Coral Buttons. She loves fashion, weddings, shopping, and the Asian culture. She has been to Seoul, South Korea and her ultimate career goal is to become a fashion media reporter. Follow her on Twitter @tauriel_tati and on Pinterest @zanatasia.

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