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How To Get Healthy Hair : The Best Food For Hair

How To Get Healthy Hair : The Best Food For Hair
Schané Flowers
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Gorgeous hair starts from within, so it’s essential to ensure that you’re nourishing your body with hair-loving foods in order to achieve a gorgeous, flowing mane. Eating an abundance of nutrient-rich, hair-loving foods, as well as maintaining a good hair care regime, can leave your hair looking thick, shiny and healthy. Incorporate our top food for hair health in your diet to see a difference in your locks in no time!

For Strength & Thickness

If you’re concerned about fine, thinning hair, don’t fret! Hair is made from up to 90% Protein in the form of Keratin, so by including an abundance of protein-rich foods in your diet, you’re giving your hair the best chance to grow stronger and thicker. Protein is essential for growth and repair in the body, so whether you’re wanting stronger, thicker hair or stronger muscles – Protein is an essential addition to your diet. Some great Protein-rich foods for your hair include:


Lentils are an excellent food for hair thickness. They’re incredibly rich in Protein, Biotin, Iron, Folic Acid and Zinc – all of which provide amazing benefits for your hair. The high Protein and Iron content in lentils feeds your hair’s follicles and enhances blood flow to the scalp, promoting the growth of strong, thick hair that’s less prone to breakage.

As well as including an array of protein-rich foods in your diet, it’s important to nourish your hair from the outside with a keratin-rich treatment like the Phyto Phyto Color Locker Treatment.

Chia Seeds

Despite their size, chia seeds pack a mega-nutritional punch. They contain an abundance of essential hair-loving nutrients, including; Protein, Omega-3, Antioxidants, AminoAcids, Iron and Phosphorus. The high protein content in these tiny little seeds help to keep the hair strong, thick and healthy, while the high Omega-3 content prevents hair loss and promotes shine, for gorgeous, lustrous locks.

The Grow Gorgeous Strengthening Oil is infused with Chia Seed Oil to promote strength, shine and prevent protein loss from the hair. So as well as including the versatile Chia Seeds in your diet, you can also apply them topically to your hair with the Grow Gorgeous Strengthening Oil, for a stronger, more resilient head of hair.

For A Healthy Scalp

You might be concerned with split ends or fine, thinning hair, but it’s the root of the cause you need to address. Maintaining a healthy scalp provides the perfect environment for healthy hair growth, giving you the best chance to grow fuller, thicker and stronger hair. If you think of your hair like a flower, by nourishing the soil and roots, the flower will grow tall and truly bloom, but if the soil and roots are not being cared for, the flower won’t flourish – just like your hair.

In order to maintain a healthy scalp, it’s important to nourish your body with Beta-Carotene, which is converted into VitaminA in the body, Omega-3, Zincand Selenium. Not sure how to include these nutrients in your diet? Our favorite foods for a healthy scalp include:

Sweet Potatoes

Whether you roast them, fry them or blend them into soups; Sweet Potatoes are full of scalp-loving nutrients which will give your hair the best chance to grow long, strong and shiny. Sweet Potatoes are full of beta-carotene, which is converted into Vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A helps the body to make sebum, which serves as a natural scalp conditioner, preventing a dry, flaky scalp and keeping the hair soft and shiny.

Philip Kingsley’s Prep Polishing Balm is fortified with VitaminA to keep the hair looking radiant, shiny and soft. The nourishing balm transforms into a serum when warmed between the palms and can be applied to towel-dried hair before blow drying or dry hair for an extra boost in between washes.

For Shine


Spinach is one of the most nutrient-dense foods you can include in your diet, making it one of the best foods for hair growth, shine and protection. Spinach is rich in Folate, Iron, VitaminA, VitaminC and Omega-3 fatty acids, which contribute to the production of sebum which works to condition the hair and scalp, leaving it looking super shiny, soft and moisturized. Whether you add your Spinach to smoothies, salads or stir-fry – it’s one of the best foods for hair health, so it’s important to include it in your diet every single day.


Almonds are packed full of hair-nourishing nutrients including Polyunsaturated and Monounsaturatedfattyacids (the good kind of fats), as well as vitaminsA, D, E, B1, B2 and B6, Protein, Magnesium and Selenium which help to keep the hair shiny, strong and nourished. Some great ways to include Almonds in your diet include dipping Apple slices in AlmondButter, sprinkling chopped Almonds on your morning oatmeal and adding them to salads for a super hair-loving boost.

Christope Robin’s Cleansing Purifying Sea Salt Scrub is infused with the incredible powers of Sweet Almond Oil to rebalance the scalp to create the perfect environment for hair growth and drastically improve the condition of your hair over time.

Schané Flowers
Content Writer
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A beauty enthusiast by heart and a plant lover, I'm always looking for the latest and greatest in skincare and beauty, especially clean and organic! I think everyone's entitled to high quality skincare at any budget, and I'm always on the lookout for what's new in the industry be it tips, tricks, or products!