Which Foods Help Grow and Maintain the Hair?

Jan 12, 2022 | Uncategorized

Going bald or going down with bad hair can have many reasons. Including food. That said, yes, the hungry don’t exactly go bald but what may not be visible to most of us at first glance is that hair if neglected due to diet can have long term consequences, including splitting, thinning and a constantly dying off which if not addressed in time could bring about premature baldness.

Today we tell you how diet is linked to hair loss and what exactly needs to be done in terms of the right foods which if consumed at regular intervals, can bring about a head full of hair and a heart full of hope.

Hi, I am Dr Sayali Patil of Cosmetic Sky Skin Clinic, one of the most known for a wide variety of treatments and interventions including Laser Treatment For Acne Scars In Nashik, Laser Treatment for Pimple Marks, Acne Scar Removal Treatment, pimple treatment, Hair Loss, Hair Fall Solution, platelet-rich plasma treatment, the best Scalp Treatment In Nashik, with the best Hair Transplant Surgeons in Nashik and who are also into Skin Tan Removal, Laser Hair Removal, Body polishing treatment, Skin lightening treatment, Body peels treatment, Tattoo removal, Eyebrow Micropigmentation, Permanent makeup, anti-ageing facial and Anti-aging Treatments.

Expectedly, we make people look good, and that includes both beauty, clinically safe permanent makeups and things far less permanent. That said, we still suggest to people to do things the right way- including eating right for the right hair growth and its sustenance.

As for now, continue reading till the end. Every element in this list has a big role to play in hair growth!


This chemical is otherwise known as Vitamin B7 and is said to stimulate keratin, the one element that is sure to increase hair follicle growth immensely. The flip side is that this water-soluble vitamin can’t be stored for long in the body and one has to consume foods that promote biotin production at regular intervals. For meat lovers, foods rich in biotin include most meats, eggs and fish. For those who subsist on a vegetarian diet, the most common source includes peas, beans, and lentils, sweet potatoes, mushrooms, bananas (small quantities of biotin), broccoli (good source).


One of the best ways to stimulate growth in any part of the body is to supply it with oxygen-rich blood. And one of the best ways to get more oxygen into the blood is to increase the component of iron which is said to attach itself to oxygen. This same explanation applies to healthy hair growth. The iron component of blood can be increased with the consumption of certain foods including red meat, eggs and fish. Besides, its also present adequately in beans, peas, dark green leafy vegetables, such as spinach, raisins and apricots.


Collagen is a protein that supports the skin and is connective tissue. It promotes the production of keratin that furthers healthy hair growth making them strong and elastic, and most of all, naturally hydrated i.e., anything but dry and hay-like. A natural antioxidant, collagen negates the effects of free radicals that are a product of our natural metabolic process. To get the wholesome effects of collagen, and by extension their good parts for hair, we ought to increase consumption of foods including fish, poultry, all manner of citrus fruits, red and yellow vegetables, garlic, leafy greens, tomatoes and beans. In the Indian context, herbs including ashwagandha also help in the production of collagen.

Omega 3

Omega 3 fatty acids if consumed regularly is said to keep hair growth in its active growth phase which means our chances of hair thinning reduces substantially. That, and DHA’s positive effects on hair follicle growth means they are sure substances that stimulate the growth of hair cells. As far back as 2015, a study in the US showed that in a controlled group of 120, 90% of those who took foods rich in Omega 3 reported their hair feeling thicker as also a noticeable decrease in hair-fall. Omega 3 fatty acids are found in abundance in certain types of fatty fish including mackerel, Cod liver oil, Flax seeds, Chia seeds, Walnuts, spinach and sprouts.


Zinc has a big part in building and repairing hair tissues that ensure that oil glands around the hair follicles remain functional at all times. Without adequate quantities of zinc, hair follicles weaken which sees hair fall besides restricting the growth of new ones. Zinc-rich foods are said to cause complete turn-arounds in the case of Hair Fall Treatment completely cure hair loss and associated problems. Besides hair growth, zinc also helps with growth, increased immunity, healing wounds and is exceptionally good with repairing acne-related wounds besides even suntan removal.

Men in their 40s and beyond are prone to male pattern baldness. Advance Hair Fall Specialist at Cosmetic Sky Skin Clinic always recommend a zinc-rich diet as part of Hair Loss Treatment that’s an effective antidote to the formation of the body’s unwanted steroids.

And where do we get most of our Zinc? For meat-eaters, it’s present in seafood such as prawns, crabs, lobster and oysters, red meat and poultry. For the rest, it’s quite available in pumpkins seeds, chickpeas (chana), almonds, kidney beans, eggs and poultry.

In the end, it all goes back to the beginning, which if begun well is worth more than half the job done. In the case of hair care, it means eating well and eating the right things at the right time. And if the problem persists, we at Cosmetic Sky Skin Clinic are always there to help!