You are what you eat; it is as simple as that. There are types of food that will give your hair a major boost, unbelievably, and here is a list:
Generally, your hair needs three things: Proteins, vitamins and Minerals. Human hair, being made of amino acids, need protein for its growth.
Zinc and Iron are crucial for hair growth. Vitamins promote growth through enhanced blood circulation. Vitamins B-complex, E and C are all-essential
Water! Unless you do not consider water as food. Apart from being the universal solvent in your system that carries all nutrients to the required parts of the body, water is also a detoxifier and a moisturizer. Drink plenty of water for your hair to grow thick, shiny, and healthy.
Healthy hair growth needs lots of Iron, Zinc, and Vitamin B. Red meat, especially cooked beef, has plenty of this.
You must like fish. Your hair needs Essential Fatty Acids to grow healthy. Fish has lots of it. Fresh fish, dried fish, fried fish, any fish is good enough, but salmon is the best.
In case you are a vegetarian, then have plenty of almonds in your diet. Besides reducing cholesterol, almonds contain lots of nutrients needed for hair growth, like minerals and vitamins.
Fresh fruits, especially of the citrus family are highly critical. Oranges, tangerines, and lemons have lots of Vitamin C, which works together with iron to form collagen, a vital component of human hair.
Milk is another rich source of nutrients not just for the whole body but for the growing hair as well. Milk is a complete meal, containing minerals (especially Zinc & Iron), proteins, and vitamins. In this regard, cow’s milk is the best.
Your boy in general needs plenty of Vitamin B6 and Zinc. Chicken-peas can be a great source, apart from enriching your body with high quality plant proteins. Soybeans are also in this class. These two food types should particularly interest vegetarians and vegans.
Another source of Iron is the oats. The good thing is that eating oats gives your body Magnesium, Phosphorus and Potassium as well. You can add whole wheat to the mix to obtain Silica, which though not a required mineral in itself, but enhances absorption of the others.