The food you eat plays a big part in the health of your hair. Hair that is dull and lifeless can easily be brought back to life by adding or subtracting a few things from your diet. If fancy serums and pricey shampoos aren’t fixing the problem and your hair still refuses to live up to its full potential, consider changing your eating habits to see big improvements in your hair’s overall health and appearance.
Biotin - Eat food that contains biotin, which is a B vitamin and is considered essential for healthy hair. Biotin is found in liver, cauliflower, brewer's yeast, nutritional yeast, sardines, legumes, salmon, bananas, egg yolks, carrots and mushrooms. If you consume copious amounts of alcohol, this may increase your need for biotin. In addition to promoting healthy hair, biotin also prevents hair from turning gray,
Skins of Plants - The outer skins of plants, such as red and green peppers, potatoes and cucumbers, are good for promoting healthy hair, according to Altmedicine.about.com.
Sprouts - Sprouts are rich in silica, a mineral that gives strength to the hair shaft and hair follicles.
Iron - Make sure that you are not iron deficient (anemic) by eating iron-rich foods such as lean meats. If you are anemic, you hair isn't going to be healthy.
Pantothenic Acid Pantothenic acid, also known as calcium pantothenate, is essential for a healthy scalp. It helps refine food into energy. There is evidence that panthothenic acid can return your hair to its original color, eliminating the gray, as well as reverse hair loss. You can get this vitamin by eating whole grain foods, egg yolks, whole milk and vegetables such as potatoes.