This year, thousands of men around the world will participate in Movember, or No Shave November. During this month-long event, men grow out their facial hair in support of the millions of cancer patients worldwide who lose their hair during treatment. The goal is to raise cancer awareness and donate the money you would typically spend on shaving supplies to a variety of charities, including the American Cancer Society. While the object is to avoid shaving for an entire month, the event has transformed into a light-hearted competition between men. Which participants will grow the most luscious facial hair, and which “folliculary-challenged” individuals will be left in the dust?
Hair growth depends on a variety of nutrients, many of which can be found in the foods we eat on a regular basis. Zinc, Iron, and vitamins A, C, and E are essential to the maintenance of strong, healthy hair. Deficiencies in these nutrients can result in dry, brittle hair, which don’t make for an impressive Movember beard. To aid in your efforts this year, we’ve compiled a list of foods that are known to promote hair health and stimulate growth.
By incorporating the following foods into your diet, you’ll be sure to receive a showering of compliments come Thanksgiving. Bonus: Many of these foods are essential to your skin health, too, so you’ll not only be hairy, but glowing!