Hair, it could be your shining glory or the bane of your existence. Whatever your opinions are on your hair, everyone knows we want them healthy and lustrous. A good daily hair care routine is a must, but what about the food we put in our body? We should always remember that when we eat, we must eat for our hair as well. Here are some food that are known to be loved by our hair.

1. Eggs
Eggs are rich in biotin which is essential for hair growth and overall health of your scalp. People are busy finding products that are rich in biotin without actually knowing eggs are rich in that. So perhaps you don’t have to take all the supplements, just eat a balanced diet instead.

2. Spinach

Not only this green is good for your body, spinach takes good care of your hair as well. This leafy vegetable is rich in folate and iron. Folate helps supply oxygen to red blood cells while iron deficiency can bring nightmare to your hair and yes, that consists of hair loss. So eat your spinach for the health of your hair.

3. Lentils
Why shouldn’t you eat lentils? They’re jam packed with nutrients: protein, fiber, vitamin B1, iron- you name it. Lentils can also be cooked to your liking as they’re very versatile and have been a staple food for ages. Along with nuts and dried fruits, lentils contain much-needed nutrients that help moisturize hair and make it grow faster and thicker.

4. Bell peppers
Bell peppers come in fun colours; red, yellow and green and they’re a delicious source of vitamin C which is essential for your hair. Vitamin C helps carry oxygen to hair follicles besides forming collagen for your hair to stay healthy and smooth.

5. Oysters
Oysters are a great source of zinc and protein which is really helpful when it comes to tissue growth and repair, including hair growth. Oysters also do a good job in keeping the oil glands around the hair follicles to work the way they’re supposed to.

6.  Green tea
Green tea helps prevent the growth of DHT (Dihydro testosterone), which is known to slow down hair growth and cause hair fall. It’s also known to combat and cure common hair diseases such as dandruff by reducing inflammation.

7. Salmon
Besides being really delicious, salmon provides many nutrients needed for hair growth: protein, omega-3 fatty acids, iron, calcium and magnesium. Salmon helps to produce new cells and fight dry, dull and brittle hair.