10 Foods for Healthy Hair (Slideshow)

Grow great locks with the help of these super foods
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Salmon

Salmon

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Rich in protein, vitamin D, and omega-3 fatty acids, wild salmon is great for your hair health. A scalp with deficiencies can lead to dull and dry hair, but the omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon specifically support maintaining a healthy scalp.

Walnuts

Nuts

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Although walnuts do contain a small bit of selenium, a mineral known to cause hair loss in people who are selenium-deficient or have way too much in their system, they are actually really great for hair! 

Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin Seeds

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Pumpkin seeds have all the goods for hair! Protein, zinc, and omega-6 are all present and helpful for hair growth. . 

Oysters

Oysters

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Full of zinc, these salty seafood treats are great for helping you to manage your androgen levels. Low levels of androgens are often associated with hair loss, slow hair growth, and even dandruff. Start slurping these puppies (and really any zinc-filled food) up and you’ll have a healthy, shiny mane to flaunt!

Sweet potatoes

Sweet Potatos

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If your hair is losing its oomph, start snacking on sweet potatoes! They're rich in the antioxidant beta-carotene, which transforms into vitamin A to give you a nice sheen to your tresses. 

Eggs

Eggs

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High in protein, zinc, selenium, sulfur, and iron eggs are, well, incredible for your hair! But you shouldn’t just eat eggs for healthy hair: Try actually washing your locks out with eggs to strengthen and moisturize your hair. Just make sure you don’t wash with water that's too hot — you don’t want scrambled locks! 

Spinach

Spinach

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Spinach and other dark green vegetables contain iron, beta-carotene, folate, and vitamin C, which all help to maintain healthy follicles and to produce scalp oils.

Mayonnaise

Mayo

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You shouldn’t slather mayo onto your club sandwich and expect amazing results, but if you rub it into your scalp — that's a different story. Working it like a conditioner, massage your scalp with the condiment and let it set in your hair for a few minutes. Wash out, and you’ll have fine, shiny tresses!

Bacon

Bacon

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Why yes, the bacon craze is even infiltrating your local salon. We are kidding of course, but eating a normal serving of bacon is great for extra B vitamins, zinc, and protein.

Poultry

Chicken

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If it is protein you seek, it doesn’t get much more helpful than this protein-fueled food. We love how this delicious everyday meat will give you shiny locks!

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