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20 Essential Foods You Need To Eat If You Want Thick And Healthy Hair

If you're anything like me, your hair is your pride and joy. There's nothing that makes me feel better than getting a fresh cut and blow dry, and thankfully, I've been blessed with very thick hair. The only downside is that it makes me shed like a poodle.

Thin hair is a problem for a lot of people, particularly men. If you've got a lot of testosterone, your hair is more likely to thin prematurely, which can be a source of much anxiety, and if you're a woman, there are fewer hairstyles available to you.

To discover the top 10 foods for healthy hair, check out the video below:

Thankfully, there is hope if your hair is thinner than you'd like. Whether you're a man who doesn't want to go bald before your time, or a woman whose hair is too thin to get the hairdo of your dreams, you can get thicker hair by eating these foods.

1. Avocados

Avocados are Mother Nature's little helper when it comes to encouraging hair growth. The ultimate millennial food is filled with vitamin E and B-vitamins, potassium, omega-9, folic acid, and heart-healthy monounsaturated fats.

2. Berries

It's no secret that stress can cause hair to thin, and if you that's a problem for you, berries could be the answer. This is because they're high in vitamin C, which is an antioxidant that can protect against oxidative stress.

3. Eggs

One of the building blocks of hair is protein, which eggs are full of. They also contain iron, potassium, magnesium, and vitamins A and E - all of which help to promote the growth of healthy hair.

4. Figs

I bet the ancient Greeks had great hair because figs are full of iron, potassium, magnesium, and vitamins A and E.

5. Flaxseeds

Now, this food really is a secret weapon for anyone looking to thicken their hair, as it, like other nuts and seeds, is full of omega-3 fatty acids which nourish and thicken hair. Flaxseeds also contain omega-3 fatty acids.

6. Kelp

Believe it or not, seaweed is incredibly good for your hair. That's because it's a great source of iron, L-lysine, zinc, vitamins B2 and B5, folate, and magnesium.

7. Dark leafy greens

Full of iron, dark leafy greens are great for your hair, and the darker the green, the higher the iron content. Leafy greens are also a source of vitamins A, C, and K, B-vitamins, potassium, and folate.

8. Mangoes

To get thick hair, your hair follicles need to be strong. Luckily, mangoes contain silica, which strengthens stands of hair. These delicious fruits also contain vitamins A, B6, and C, and folate.

9. Pumpkin seeds

Another piece of the jigsaw puzzle when it comes to thickening hair is preventing scalp dryness, something which the zinc in pumpkin seeds can do.

10. Soybeans

As I've already mentioned, having a lot of iron in your diet will help to thicken your hair. Soybeans, and indeed beans in general, are a great source of it. More significantly, they inhibit the production of dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is what causes hair loss - the more you know, eh?

So before you shell out thousands of dollars on cosmetic procedures to combat your thin hair, you might want to see what a difference changing your diet can make. It's might surprise you!