Our 5 Favorite Nutrient-Rich Foods For Hair

If you're older than thirty, the era of your thickest hair has come and gone. From now on, the name of the game is to keep as much of that stuff on your head. (And to maintain its luster, strength, and shine.)

Although the causes of hair loss are many — including genetics, age, hormones, nutrient deficiencies, toxicity, medications, and autoimmunity — eating healthier never hurts nobody.

When it comes to thinning hair and hair loss, ROOTED BY LJ believes in taking a healthy approach, such as a sustainable care routine, including hair wellness products designed to promote healthier hair. But you can also partake in certain foods that may help to combat hair decline.

Below are 5 of my favorite nutrient-rich foods that have been shown to keep hair healthy and full. I have added them heavily and consistently to my diet as I am walking up to the 4th floor of the aging department. “Live and maintain!”

1. Spinach- is iron-rich and it contains sebum, which acts as a natural conditioner for hair. The leafy green also provides omega-3 acids, magnesium, potassium, calcium, and iron. All help keep hair lustrous, shiny, and, most importantly, out of the drain.


2. Eggs - are packed with biotin, which helps hair grow and strengthens brittle fingernails. Not having enough of this vitamin can lead to hair loss. Other good sources of biotin: almonds, avocados, and salmon.

3. Bok Choy - is a super iron-rich food.

4. Greek Yogurt - Two trace minerals are also connected to hair growth: selenium and iodine. Both minerals are necessary for the proper functioning of the thyroid gland. To keep a steady dietary source of both minerals, consider having yogurt for breakfast or as a post-workout snack. The dairy product is teeming with minerals. In fact, one cup of plain low-fat Greek yogurt contains half your daily iodine and 34 percent of your DV selenium.

5. Nuts and seeds - Walnuts and other nuts contain oils that add to the amount of elastin in.