What to Eat for Healthy Hair (+ Skin)

What to Eat for Healthy Hair (+ Skin)

what to eat for healthy hair and skin

Do you ever wonder why your hair won’t grow past a certain point? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. A lot of what you eat will show in your hair and also your skin. You are what you eat, right? Below is some food you should be eating for healthy hair. But in the meantime, we always have tape in hair extensions.

what to eat for healthy hair and skin


Yep, you guessed it. The first fruit is watermelon. Watermelon is 90% water, which is great for keeping you hydrated! Staying hydrated is key to maintaining healthy hair and skin.


Spinach and other dark leafy vegetables are loaded with vitamins like, A, C, E, and K. These vitamins are great for protecting skin from UV rays and repairing damaged cells. Kale is also another dark leafy green that helps hair grow!


Fish, like salmon, have a ton of healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Since your body can’t make these we get them from the food we eat. Omega-3 Fatty Acids help protects us from disease and helps grow your hair and keep it shiny and full.

Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt is filled with protein and also has Vitamin B5 that helps your scalp receive blood to promote hair growth. Vitamin B5 can also help against thinning and hair loss! The protein in greek yogurt helps your hair build the blocks so it can grow.


This tropical fruit is loaded with Vitamin C! Anything that packed with Vitamin C will protect your hair from breaking. Bonus: guava has 377 milligrams of vitamin C. 377 milligrams is more than four times the recommended daily minimum!

Lean Meat

When you don’t have enough protein in your diet your hair doesn’t grow. Lean meat is a great option to get enough protein. Choose meats that are lean like chicken or turkey.

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are filled with an antioxidant called beta-carotene. Your body is able to turn beta-carotene into Vitamin A which helps protect against dull hair. Vitamin A also helps your scalp produce sebum which keeps your hair from drying out. Other Vitamin A vegetables include carrots, pumpkin, cantaloupe, and mangoes.


Spice things up and add a little cinnamon into your diet! Cinnamon helps your circulation which will help bring oxygen and nutrients straight to your hair follicles.


When you eat eggs, you are eating protein, iron, and biotin. All of these are essential in healthy hair growth.


Oysters are rich in zinc. When your diet is lacking zinc, you can experience hair loss. The cells that build on hair use zinc to keep them working their hardest. Zinc can also be found in beef, crab, lobster, and fortified cereal.

Our girl, Ivy, does an amazing job of eating the right foods:

How a Monday fridge should look. I love Monday’s. They carry a hum of freshness and new purpose. They hold new room for new goals. Anyone else just completely love fresh starts? ——————————-Morning reading. ? “ There is nothing hidden, nothing u n k n o w n. Yet knowing is not enough. The s o u l seeks to experience. You can know yourself to be generous, but unless you do something which displays generosity, you have nothing but a concept. ••••••••••••••••••••••••The SOUL seeks to experience. – Conversations with God. Neale Donald Walsch #mondaymotivation #inspirationalquotes #inspiration #blogger #healthy #healthyfood #plantbased #vegan

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Have you incorporated any of these super foods into your diet for healthy hair? Let us know how in the comments below!

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