Eating These 9 Foods Will Make Your Hair So Much Longer

Updated 10/24/17
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If you want long, strong, and healthy hair, it's no secret that it's going to take time and patience. However, if it feels like your hair refuses to grow past your collarbones no matter what you do, it might be time to consider your diet. The foods you eat can affect so much more than your figure—your diet can impact your mood, your risk of developing certain diseases, and even how fast your hair grows. To that end, nutritionist Maria Marlow claims that a mostly plant-based diet is the key to stronger, longer hair, Vogue reports.

"The healthiest diet for your hair is the healthiest diet in general—one that is based on real, whole foods and [is] mostly plant-based," Marlow told the fashion magazine. It all comes down to vitamins and minerals. The iron, zinc, vitamin C, B vitamins, and omega-3 found in a balanced diet of whole and plant-based foods are linked to stronger, healthier hair, according to Marlow.

For your best hair ever, aim to get your proteins from oysters, clams, beans, and eggs. When it comes to vegetables, go for dark, leafy greens and bell peppers for vitamin C. Lastly, get your fix of omega-3 fats from hemp seeds and wild salmon.

Head to Vogue for the full story, and read about the essential vitamins your diet could be lacking next.

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