7 Super Foods That Will Help Battle Hair Fall

It's time to focus on those weak follicles. 

Madhavi Pothukuchi
 

Hair fall has become a seriously common problem. Thanks to pollution, hard water, and unhealthy lifestyles, most of us follow a morning ritual of worrying about the amount of hair coming off on our brushes and hands. And there seems to be no one, good solution to help maintain your locks. But the truth is — there is no one, magical solution. It's all about maintaining a healthy diet and pampering your hair once in a while. It's been proven that what we eat really affects the condition of our hair, so we need to pay extra attention to what we're putting in our body. 

After much research (and pulling our hair out), we found some amazing foods that actually help the growth of hair and restrict hair fall. And the best part? They were all right there, in our kitchens! 

So here are the foods that will be your hair's BFFs and keep 'em rooted: 

1. Eggs: 

This super easy breakfast food is one of the best natural sources of protein, which helps the growth of hair. Not only that, it also helps give your hair a beautiful shine and colour. 

2. Spinach: 

Most dark, leafy vegetables are great for nourishing your hair. Spinach is rich in vitamins A and C, and more importantly, iron. Iron is essential for hair growth and maintaining healthy blood flow, so your roots are healthy.

3. Avocado: 

This millennial favourite is not just a flashy trend — it's actually packed with Vitamin E. This helps blood flow to the follicles, and also helps maintain your scalp's pH balance. 

4. Nuts:

You should have listened to your mom, and munched on those almonds, because nuts can be your hair's best friends. From walnuts to almonds, cashews, and pistachios — nuts contain essential fatty acids, minerals, and oils that help nourish your hair and scalp, and prevent hair fall. 

5. Sweet Potato:

This carby alternative to potatoes is rich in beta-carotene (yes, that magical ingredient you see in so many fancy shampoos these days) which is magician at promoting hair growth and maintaining a healthy scalp. 

6. Carrots:

Carrots are not only good for your eyes, they're good for your hair, too. Packed to the brim with Vitamin A, it helps speed up hair growth like nothing else. 

7. Seeds:

You may have seen a lot of different kinds of seeds making their way onto menus and healthy recipes — for good reason. Sunflower seeds and flax seeds in particular are bursting with hair-strengthening essentials like Vitamin E, selenium, and zinc. Just a smattering of these on your meal, will go a long way in boosting strong hair.