Foods for Healthy Hair

As women, if there’s one thing we all want it’s healthy and beautiful hair. It always seems like whatever you don’t have is what you want. I have curly hair, but I’d love to have wavy or straight hair and I’m sure some of you straight haired girls wished you had curls.

Above is a classic picture of me trying to straighten my hair but then thinking it looks thin and stringy in the back. Pictures like this made me start doing research to see what I could do to make my hair healthier.

Luckily, we can help the health of our hair by ingesting proper nutrients though so that whether you are curling your hair or straightening it, you can rest assured your hair can take the heat both literally and figuratively.

Here’s some of the best foods for healthy hair:

Salmon: This fish is rich in protein and Vitamin D as well as Omega-3 fatty acids. All these ingredients are keys to strong hair.

Sweet Potatoes: Sweet potatoes, carrots and pumpkin are all full of beta carotene which your body turns into Vitamin A. Vitamin A helps protect the oils that keep your scalp healthy.

Eggs: Eggs are a strong source of protein, zinc, selenium, sulfur and iron. Just another reason to boil up some eggs to have on hand for breakfast or a snack.

Spinach: Spinach is full of some of the nutrients we’ve already talked about like iron, beta carotene, folate and Vitamin C. This helps keep hair follicles healthy.

Supplements: If you don’t think your hair is strong enough on it’s own or you are trying to grow your hair out, you should try taking a supplement.

About a year ago, I felt like I was shedding more than normal and my hair was just feeling fine and thin, so I was excited to see that starting to take supplements has helped my hair feel thicker. I started out using drugstore hair, skin, and nails vitamins and was shocked to notice how much faster especially my nails were growing.

What are your favorite foods for healthy hair or healthy living?

Foods for Healthy Hair

Heather Brown helps busy mamas of young littles who are caught in the hustle to find encouragement in their journey to true health, from the inside out, starting with the heart. Read her journey of learning to live a life well-loved HERE!


  1. November 16, 2014 / 12:09 am

    My hair could definitely use some help! It’s so thin and dull. I’ll have to look into Hairfinity- I never really thought I could do anything about how my hair is!

  2. November 16, 2014 / 4:36 am

    I love these ideas! Some of these foods I already eat, but there are some I should be more intentional about. Love the photos of your hair.

  3. November 16, 2014 / 5:15 am

    Thank you, Heather! Definitely beautiful hair starts from within and we need a healthy food regimen. We have recently also posted top foods for healthy hair growth 🙂 Vegetarians like myself should be also careful what we eat to have all essential nutrients to combat thinning hair.

  4. November 17, 2014 / 1:37 am

    I need all the help I can get with my stringy hair, lol. Since having kids I’ve totally ignored it. Time to put in some effort 🙂 Thanks for sharing this post!

  5. November 17, 2014 / 6:37 am

    Thanks for the tips! My daughter is trying to grow her hair out and will be very interested in these.

  6. November 17, 2014 / 12:05 pm

    I constantly feel like I’m shedding! I’ll definitely have to check this out!

  7. November 17, 2014 / 12:50 pm

    My hair is so fine & thin!!! I drives me crazy on a daily basis so I have all but given up. This could really be helpful! Thanks for sharing!

  8. November 17, 2014 / 6:13 pm

    I am really excited to try some of the ideas you have in here! Thanks.

  9. November 19, 2014 / 10:10 pm

    I found you on IG a few days ago and finally had a chance to visit your blog. LOVE IT ALL! Yes to all of this! 🙂 I also make sure to drink plenty of water and incorporate good fats (like cooking with extra virgin coconut oil and eating avocados) into our meals. I think Biotin and Prenatals help a ton! 🙂

    • Heather
      November 19, 2014 / 10:13 pm

      So glad you found me, Linh! Your blog is so clean and crisp and I love the title-very clever! Thanks SO very much for checking out My Life Well Loved. I totally agree with you…this girl LOVES some avocados!

  10. Susan M
    November 20, 2014 / 9:13 pm

    I eat avocado at least twice a week and include salmon and sweet potatoes, as well as kale and other greens in my diet. I also can vouch for biotin supplements for healthier hair – it helped my hair tremendously. Thanks for the tips and photos! Your hair looks healthy and thick now 🙂

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