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6 Foods to Make Your Hair Grow Faster

Updated on February 09, 2014

I always love to have see my hair grow longer quickly, this is for two reasons- it gives me time for experimenting with my hair and I can get it cut down whenever I want because I know it will grow fast. But this is not as easy as said.

Top 6 Foods to Make Your Hair Grow Naturally
Top 6 Foods to Make Your Hair Grow Naturally

Even I have my stories of hair horror-
split ends, dandruff, dryness and hair fall
which always eluded me to follow my dream.
which always eluded me to follow my dream.

But then this beauty online world- is always there to help me out.
I have followed various natural ways to get my hair grow fast,
while few worked for me few didn’t.

Basically it also depends upon hair type.

So, all you girls in the same dilemma as me are most
welcomed to read on the ways as to which foods you can
eat to make your hair grow fast naturally.


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How to Grow Hair Longer and Stronger Naturally

  1. Eating a balanced amount of protein on a daily basis goes a long way in making your hair grow stronger and faster. This is so because hair is primarily composed of keratin which is a protein made up of amino acids. When you consume protein rich diet, you will see your hair grow longer. Include lean meat, fish, various soy products, nuts and beans in your daily diet. (I always bank upon nuts and beans)
  2. Include iron in your diet: Most of the time the hair tends to fall or does not grow well is because of a lack of iron in the diet. It not only leads to poor health but also is a main factor for hair fall. Iron is important because it helps in transporting oxygen to your body cells including hair follicles. So, include lean meats, poultry products, lentils, tofu and green vegetables in your diet.
  3. Include zinc in your diet: Zinc is said to be essential for your hair growth apart from various other health benefits. Zinc is said to help in growing as well as repairing tissues. Include peanut butter, oysters, pumpkin seeds and chick peas in your diet.


  1. Eating a balanced amount of protein on a daily basis goes a long way in making your hair grow stronger and faster. This is so because hair is primarily composed of keratin which is a protein made up of amino acids. When you consume protein rich diet, you will see your hair grow longer. Include lean meat, fish, various soy products, nuts and beans in your daily diet. (I always bank upon nuts and beans)
  2. Include iron in your diet: Most of the time the hair tends to fall or does not grow well is because of a lack of iron in the diet. It not only leads to poor health but also is a main factor for hair fall. Iron is important because it helps in transporting oxygen to your body cells including hair follicles. So, include lean meats, poultry products, lentils, tofu and green vegetables in your diet.
  3. Include zinc in your diet: Zinc is said to be essential for your hair growth apart from various other health benefits. Zinc is said to help in growing as well as repairing tissues. Include peanut butter, oysters, pumpkin seeds and chick peas in your diet.

Get Long and Beautiful Hair Naturally
Get Long and Beautiful Hair Naturally

4. Fat is also important for your hair: Most of us as a measure of weight control simply avoid all the foods which contain fat, but let me tell you that intake of fat though in small amounts is also needed by your body and your hair too. Fat is essential for your hair growth because it helps in assimilating various vitamins like A,D,E, and K. You can have Omega 3 fatty acids in your diet.

5. Vitamin C is a must for your hair: If you suffer from a lack of vitamin C then chances are you are going to have dull, weak and rough hair. Vitamin C helps in the production of collagen which is an essential fiber needed for the growth of hair cells. Some important sources of vitamin C are lemon, orange, citrus fruits, strawberries, guava, broccoli.

6. Have more of Vitamin B: If you want to avoid hair fall then having vitamin B will certainly help you. In fact vitamin B supplements have become quite popular amongst those who want to see their hair grow faster and longer. Effective sources of vitamin B include seafoods, spinach, oatmeal. Soy products, lentils, potatoes also contain vitamin B.

Always remember that these dietary changes have to be worked for a long period of time before they can start showing you some change. Don’t expect an overnight result. You have to be patient and practice these steps on a regular basis.

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    • Careermommy profile image

      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      I have long hair, but it's good know what things to do, and not to do, to keep it long and healthy. Thanks for the insight (-:

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Interesting and useful info. Its good that you mention to stick to it for some time as patience and time is required to get results.

      Voted up.

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      Indian Chef 3 years ago from New Delhi India

      Younghopes, very interesting and well researched hub.

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      Shadaan Alam 3 years ago from India

      @Careermommy: Wow feeling good that you have long hair, it is such a delight to look at, hope this article was helpful to you.

      @RajanJolly: Yeah patience is the main keyword when it comes to using anything natural

      @IndianChef: Thanks for finding it interesting

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Glancing at all of your articles it is apparent that you know what you are writing about. I like that you have established a niche for yourself and you are also establishing yourself as an expert in your field. Well done!

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      Shadaan Alam 3 years ago from India

      @billybuc: Thanks a lot for these beautiful thoughts, more so because they come from an experienced person like you.

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