You are what you eat and so is your hair. How long and thick your hair grows is dependent on the types of foods that make up your diet among many other things. I must bring to your attention that besides exercising patience, using common sense and having the general awareness of healthy habits, it will demand a lifetime commitment to eat a balanced diet to keep your hair healthy. This means that you have to always eat the right food to obtain the required nutrients for the healthy growth of your hair.
Generally, the hair grows about 1/4 -1/2 inch each month. You require Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamins E, C, B and A, zinc and iron to grow your hair back, especially if it has been thinning or if you have already lost a section of it. Lack of Omega 3 fatty acids results in dry scalp which makes your hair appear dull.
Vitamins A and C are available in hair growth foods. They help your body in ensuring production of sebum, an oil substance that is usually secreted by your hair follicles and serves as a natural hair conditioner. On the other hand, foods rich in Vitamin B promote growth of healthy hair. Vitamin B foods achieve this by developing red blood cells which carry oxygen to your scalp and follicles. Your scalp needs enough oxygen to create a good environment for healthy hair. Zinc plays an important role of stimulating hair growth by improving its immunity as well as tissue repair.
To get Omega 3 fatty acids, eat fish such as salmon, halibut and tuna as well as other sea foods such as krill and algae. There are also other plants that contain this nutrients and nut oils as well. If you happen to be a vegetarian, you may include two tablespoons of ground flax seed in your everyday diet. To get Vitamin A, eat carrots, kale, spinach, mango, papaya, peppers, peas, tomatoes and oatmeal.
To get Vitamin B, include peas, cauliflower, bran, soy, carrots and nutritional yeast. Also a wide variety of nuts and eggs contain Vitamin B. This is not all, foods such as brown rice, lentils, peas, oats and brewer’s yeast contain Vitamin B7 complex which is great for your hair. Lastly get zinc from foods such as green leafy vegetables, red meat, peas, carrots and lentils.
Make a lifetime commitment to include these nutrients in your diet and exercise patience to experience growth of longer and thicker hair.