5 Superfoods That Promote Healthier Hair

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So you’ve committed to perfecting your hair game, trying everything from home remedies to mastering the latest blow-drying techniques. And while we all know the basic rules of thumb like using a heat protectant before styling, our hair still looks lackluster. Ugh. This is because the secret to stronger strands is found in the kitchen, not the powder room. To avoid so many topknot mornings, add these five superfoods into your diet and get stronger, thicker hair.

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Who doesn’t love carbs? The answer is no one, including your hair. Whole grains like brown rice and whole wheat pasta are packed with nutrients like vitamin B that help strengthen your hair. So the next time you're dining out, remember to ask for the whole grain option (your hair and waistline will thank you).

Eggs are packed with biotin, which improves hair growth and prevents brittle strands. Toss hard-boiled eggs into your lunch twice a week for a strong and sleek mane.

Avocados are so much bigger than their Instafamous reputation—they're rich with vitamin E that replenishes moisture in parched, frizzy hair. If you're so over avocado toast, opt for a DIY hair mask with a few avocados, honey and olive oil to quench your dry locks.

Gone are the days of questioning your coffee addiction since drinks and foods made with milk contain calcium—an essential nutrient for hair growth. So, whether your latte contains nonfat or whole milk, your locks are reaping the benefits.

Oily fish such as salmon, mackerel and oysters are rich in zinc, which not only prevents hair loss but also contains omega-3 fatty acids to hydrate the scalp and give hair that coveted shine. Other sources of zinc include walnuts, cashews, pecans and almonds.