Big List of 5 Foods for Healthier, Thicker Hair

Planning your next meal? Putting together tonight’s menu? We’ve compiled a big list of proven foods that will help to thicken your hair, defeat balding and keep your hair glossy, shiny and healthy. Try to eat at least one of these foods every time you sit down for a meal, and your scalp and head will thank you.

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1. Salmon

Whether it’s Atlantic salmon or Pacific salmon, this fish is one of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids. This is one type of fat that your body cannot create on its own, and these healthy fats keep your hair follicles sealed, shiny and thick.

2. Spinach

Many men and women find their hair is thinning due to regular breakage and brittle hair. Spinach is a powerhouse of beta carotene, vitamin C and retinol. All of these nutrients work in synergy to keep not just your hair thick and healthy, but also help to preserve the health of the skin on your scalp. Scalp health is key for combatting balding.

3. Mango

Not only does it add a taste of the tropics to any morning smoothie, but mango is one of the best sources of vitamin C. Vitamin C combats signs of aging, including aging in your skin that could cause a loss of hair follicles and less hair.

4. Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt isn’t just full of complete protein, meaning it has all the amino acids you need to repair your scalp and grow healthier new hair. This form of yogurt is also high in probiotics and vitamin B5. You might recognize vitamin B5 by the term “pantothenic acid,” which is included in many anti-hair loss shampoos. Eat it and nourish your hair growth from the inside out.