5 Greens for Hair Growth | Foods to Eat for Healthy Hair

foods to eat for healthy hair

The most magical way to work wonders on your hair is by eating healthy. When you eat foods that your body wants (not those fries you’re drooling over), you absorb nutritious vitamins and minerals that are beneficial to you and your hair.

In this mini post I will give you 5 green foods to eat for healthy hair, not in any specific order. I’ll also add in some ways to prepare the different foods and make them taste better if you aren’t necessarily a ‘health food fan’.



The 5 Green Foods to Eat for Healthy Hair



Broccoli is an amazing food for hair health and growth. This tree-looking veggie contains Omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamins A, B9, C and K. It also has the minerals manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium and iron.

This is probably going to sound weird, but a fun way to eat broccoli is to top it with Kernel Season’s popcorn seasonings. There are so many different kinds to try. The nacho cheddar flavor would most likely be the most ‘normal’ flavoring to go on top of your broccoli since broccoli and cheese is a good mix.


Green Peasgreen peas

Green peas are another example of a superfood. They are rich in Vitamin C, K and B Vitamins (folate, niacin, B1, B6, B12) Green peas are also a good source of manganese, copper, zinc, iron, protein, choline and more.

The Kernel Season’s popcorn seasonings can be used for green peas as well. They are also good with just some salt and pepper. If you’re making them on the stove instead of steaming in the microwave, try incorporating some sliced garlic cloves for extra flavor.



Avocados have been recently becoming the talk of the country because of their health benefits. They are rich in Vitamin K, C, E, and B Vitamins (B5, B6, B9). They also contain copper, healthy fats (monounsaturated), and more potassium than the well-known potassium food, bananas.

A yummy way to eat avocado is on your breakfast toast. Making sure it is ripe, cut the avocado in half and spread it over a buttered piece of toast. Salt and pepper it to your liking. If you’d like, you can top with any type of fried egg.

As you’ve probably heard, avocados are also great for hair masks. Find out how to make one here.


Bell Peppersgreen bell pepper

Bell Peppers are great for healthy hair and skin. They are a good source of potassium and Vitamins A, C, E, and B Vitamins (niacin, folate, B2, B5, B6).

Personally, I dislike the taste of bell peppers. I think you either love them or hate them. I did come across a webpage showing recipe ideas for bell peppers here. Some options are adding it to tuna/chicken salad, a stir-fry, stuffing them, and more.



Spinach is a wonderful superfood. It is a rich source of Vitamins A, B, C, and K, and magnesium, manganese and iron.

I enjoy raw spinach in salad-form, topped with halved strawberries and Italian dressing. If you would prefer to make your spinach on the stove, here is a simple 5 minute garlic sautéed spinach recipe I found.



If you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave them below!


12 thoughts on “5 Greens for Hair Growth | Foods to Eat for Healthy Hair

  1. Perfect, I love 4 out of 5! 🙂 All of these are also very easy to prepare. Spinach is pretty much a staple everytime I head to the grocery. And avocados make for yummy guacamole or dessert. Just wondering if eating these greens will help as I experience much hair fall post pregnancy?

    • Raquel,

      These foods should be great for that. You should also take a multivitamin to aid in the absorption of these nutrients.

  2. Gina, l love all of these foods! I didn’t realize that broccoli is good for hair growth. I was recently hospitalized with dangerously low hemoglobin and although I’m fine now, I really think it affected my hair. It seems finer. Since I love broccoli, I’m going to eat it more often!

  3. Beautiful site with some interesting food facts for healthy hair. Great use of images. All of the foods listed are those I eat regularly. I have been told I have nice hair even through these days I’m losing quite a bit of it! The beauty of the site gave me pause to consider more zip to my site as well

    • Jack,

      Thanks for complimenting the beauty of my website!

      You seem like a healthy man if these are all foods you eat regularly.

  4. Hello there,

    Great and very simple article. I am living in Qatar and because of the water here my hair was destroyed. I found your article very helpful. I am not used to eating these foods but I can add them to my diet easily, except avocado. I don’t like at all, I like it as a juice. Would I get the full benefit from it?

    I will forward this article to my wife. Thanks for sharing.

    • Ehab,

      Avocados aren’t the most delicious thing to me either but a lot of people enjoy them. I have honestly never heard of avocado juice other than it being made at home. Is this what you mean? If so, you should get the same benefits from it.

      Thanks for sharing with your wife!

  5. Good information about natural products that help to have healthy hair. Can you tell me what would help if someone losses hair? What should be eaten to stop hair to fall out? I’m definitely going to start eating more avocado, but it is nice to know what foods are special for hair.

    • Alex,

      If someone is experiencing hair loss, they should be including plenty of vitamins and minerals in their every day diet (just like anyone should), plus doing some kind of treatments like you’ll find on the Just Natural website. They have amazing natural remedies for hair loss.

  6. Hi Gina,
    I am 64 years old and was experiencing hair loss at crown and front of hairline. I discovered…quite by accident …that caffeine was the culprit. During the last 5 years of teaching, I had taken up drinking coffee during the cold months in the morning and iced tea throughout the day. Once summer, arrived, I ceased the coffee intake and noticed my hair was better. I did a little experiment and quit all caffeinated drinks and my hair “bounced” back. I added iced tea each day and notice shedding once again within several days. I saw your recommendations for vitamins but am needing one similar but without iron as my iron levels are high normal. Any suggestions along the same brand line?

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