4 Foods To Eat For Shiny Healthy Hair

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Although there are a plethora of hair products on the market, some or most of which are perfectly good choices for your hair. Sometimes a good DIY at home remedy is a nice change of pace. Did you know that some super foods can create just as good a result on your lovely locks, as well if not better than traditional store bought items. Keep in mind these super foods are readily available at your local grocery store and or you might have them at home right now, as we speak. If so, then create a one a kind DIY mask and reap the many rewards of an all natural hair remedy.

See our top picks of foods good for shiny healthy hair. Have your own to share? Please tell us in the comment area of the blog.


1. Eggs –

4 Foods To Eat For Shiny Healthy HairEggs are good for your hair because of their rich Vitamin D content, and they’re also a good source of Biotin which aids in hair and scalp health. Our bodies naturally create Biotin but in cases where you’re deficient in this nutrient, then a diet rich in eggs is a great way to augment for Biotin. Many women apply an egg mask on their hair, but really just having one a day as part of your overall breakfast meal is also a good and easy enough way to go.


2. Yogurt –

4 Foods To Eat For Shiny Healthy HairYogurt has long been the staple of quick at your desk lunches for many a working woman and for good reason; because it’s a quick healthy bite on the go. But did you know that low-fat yogurt (Greek especially) is a smart hair health super food as well. It’s rich in Calcium, Vitamin D and Vitamin B5 – which helps with both hair and follicle growth, not too mention your nails and even teeth. So next time you’re at your desk having yogurt for lunch, know that your hair is smiling and thanking you for it.


3. Oysters –

4 Foods To Eat For Shiny Healthy HairA nice plate of Oysters is essentially a nice treat for your hair. They are rich in the mineral Zinc which aids in tissue growth including hair growth. However you eat them; whether fried, boiled or raw Oysters are an excellent way to have and keep hair looking its best. Try a moderate diet rich in this fresh seafood and see the results in no time.


4. Spinach –

4 Foods To Eat For Shiny Healthy HairDid you know hair loss is or has been known to be caused by lack of iron? Especially for women, as we tend to lose iron naturally over time. The good news is that iron deficiency can be easily taken care of, by simply ingesting it raw in a sandwich or steaming it and placing on a yummy salad. Any which way you decide to eat it, know that it’s good for your hair, scalp and really overall for your health. Eat some green leafy Spinach for beautiful, healthy hair.


There you have it. Four good foods for great tresses that can easily be tried by anyone and almost effortlessly. You are what you eat could not possibly apply here any better, diets rich in antioxidants, Vitamins and minerals all aid in your overall health and appearance; but they especially aid with good hair health.


Missy Diaz is an avid beauty blogger and web content provider that writes for many sites and blogs – including Solstice Herbal Medicine – you can find her and follow on Twitter for her many beauty lifestyle tips and tricks.

  • brett
    November 18, 2013

    spinach for the win!! i won’t do oysters. but spinach, raw? all the tim!!

  • Jessica
    November 18, 2013

    I eat 3 of those often. I don’t really know how to cook oysters, maybe I should learn.

  • Alix
    November 18, 2013

    Egg is also great to put IN your hair! The yolk makes a great conditioner!

  • Lexie Lane
    November 18, 2013

    I love all three and eat them but maybe not the oysters that often. I did find that putting apple cider vinegar has helped my hair in so many ways, including with shine. These are really great tips though. I will definitely eat more yogurt and if I can afford it, more oysters!

  • Virginia @thatbaldchick
    November 18, 2013

    I knew the eggs and yogurt, but didn’t know the oysters and spinach!

  • Grace Hodgin
    November 18, 2013

    Such a fun post to read and didn’t know about oysters (but probably won’t start eating them 🙂 I love eating the other three though and love that it is great for my hair. I’ll now eat more of them.

  • Yanira Garza
    November 18, 2013

    Have to share this on social. Had no idea about the oysters…I’ve never tried and never been interested but my vanity may make me go for it! 😉

  • Pamela R
    November 18, 2013

    I eat 3 of the 4 –cannot do oysters =b

  • Leigh @oneandoneequalstwinfun.com
    November 18, 2013

    What great information…. especially the eggs. Thanks so much!

  • Brynn @ MommyDigger.com
    November 18, 2013

    All foods I love 🙂 I eat eggs quite often and spinach too 🙂

  • Sarah Bailey
    November 18, 2013

    Wow I have to admit I had no idea about any of these – I knew apparently egg can be good for putting on your hair though x

  • Family Travels on a Budget
    November 18, 2013

    Great post, but I had to laugh when I read all the oyster comments! I agree with all of the above. I’ll eat the other three (do so almost daily), but the oysters can keep their shell!

  • Michelle F.
    November 18, 2013

    Great to know! Didn’t know about the spinach or oysters. Guess I will be eating more spinach.

  • Katherine
    November 18, 2013

    I didn’t know any of these!

  • becca
    November 18, 2013

    i was loving everything but the oysters

  • Holly @ Woman Tribune
    November 18, 2013

    This was super informative! I have always had very long, healthy hair. I have cut and donated it a few times, but recently my hair has been thinning and doesn’t look as good as it once did. It just looks sad most of the time. I definitely need some of these super foods in my diet in larger quantities. Maybe it will help get my hair looking shiny and alive again!

  • Debbie McMullen
    November 18, 2013

    I love those all except for the oysters 🙂 Thanks for sharing the info too! I didn’t know spinach helped in that way – the only problem there is Im the only one in my house who’ll eat it! lol

  • Jennifer Williams
    November 18, 2013

    You had me right up until Oysters, ewww. I love all of the others and will be trying this out to see if it would help.

  • Loreina
    November 18, 2013

    Oysters? Yucky 🙂
    I do enjoy the other foods, and I didn’t realize they could help your hair stay shiny! Thanks for sharing!

  • Mistee Dawn
    November 19, 2013

    I knew about the eggs, but not the other stuff. Thanks for the info!

  • Pinx
    November 19, 2013

    I love eggs and spinach, can’t have yogurt, and oysters? I did not know about that! These are so helpful!

  • Janeane Davis
    November 19, 2013

    I can eat two out of four foods on this list. I wonder how that will work out for me.

  • Chubskulit Rose
    November 19, 2013

    I am not fond of yogurt and oyster but the rest, love them.

  • Nova S
    November 19, 2013

    Very resourceful way to learn about simple things we would like to possess as women, the only thing i can seldom eat in the list is the oyster, i’ve never tried one.

  • April McGregor
    November 20, 2013

    I love all of those. Sadly, there aren’t fresh oysters to buy here in Texas.

  • Alison
    November 20, 2013

    I had no idea! I eat eggs and Spinach a lot, Yogurt sometimes and Oysters rarely but I’m 3 for 4 so I’m convinced!