5 Foods that prevent hair loss and promotes healthy strong hairs

Environmental factors and lifestyle changes may lead to hair loss. Your diet plays a key factor in maintaining healthy hair. Here are the top 5 foods necessary for healthy hairs

With age, men and women both experience hair loss (thinning of hairs). For women, the most common cause is female pattern hair loss, a condition that affects women after their 50s. The reasons may vary for hair loss. It can be due to childbirth, side effects of any medicines, medical condition (thyroid), stressful events, or environmental conditions. Women are much more concerned and affected by hair loss than men. It can affect women’s confidence level and emotional wellbeing. But the best thing is that it is not a permanent condition. By taking a diet rich in nutrients, one can get their hair back.


Vitamin A is essential for eye health (improves vision), boosts immune system, good for skin and hair. Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, which gets converted into vitamin A in the body. Apart from this, carrots contain biotin that promotes hair growth. Other sources of beta carotene are kale and sweet potatoes.


Eggs contain protein, iron, and biotin (helps control hair loss by improving the infrastructure of keratin). Folate found in eggs acts as a hair booster. It’s the egg yolk that plays a vital role for hairs and not egg white.  


Avocados are rich in monounsaturated kind of healthy fat that can help keep your hair soft and shiny. They are also rich sources of vitamin B12 and vitamin E, which may improve the quality of your hair strands. Avocados may help promote the production of collagen and elastin if applied topically on hairs and scalp in the form of a conditioner.

Dark green leafy vegetables

These contain iron essential for healthy hair growth. The deficiency of iron may lead to hair loss. Iron deficiency reduces oxygen and nutrients transport to hair roots and follicles which obstruct hair growth. You can include green leafy vegetables like spinach, amaranth in your diet for hair growth. 

Citrus fruits (orange/lemon)

Vitamin C is important for iron absorption. Vitamin C is also needed for collagen production, which provides nutrients to the hair shafts making it grow fast and strong. Thus, it is important to include vitamin C-rich fruits and vegetables in your diet like oranges, lemon, amla.

Haircare tips

1. Wash your hair regularly.

2. Use mild shampoo – Always dilute your shampoo before using it.

3. Use conditioner – Apply conditioner from mid-length to tip and not on the scalp.

4. Oiling – Oiling is a must for routine hair care. You can use coconut oil, almond oil, olive oil, etc

Disclaimer: The content on this site is for informational purposes only, and should not be taken as professional medical advice.  Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other health professionals for any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition.

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Renu Gupta

With a background in Pharmacy which is the clinical health science that links medical science with chemistry, I had the desire to mix creativity to these fields. Medicircle provides me an avenue to apply my training in science and interest in creativity together.

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