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What Causes Hair Growth?

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Ever wonder or ask yourself “what causes hair to grow?” We assume that since there’s no blood or life force in them they’re just dead…. WRONG!!!

Hair is as alive as other parts of your body but in a different way. They most definitely are alive, they breathe, grow, need nutrients, nourishment and care.

And like other parts of the body they have certain needs and requirements in order to grow, glow and stay healthy.

So here we will be talking about some of those ways that are easy to do for almost everybody.

So let’s begin

What Causes Hair Growth? Internal Factors

Hair care starts from within, ever heard of the quote “you are what you eat”, no it doesn’t mean if you eat a tomato that makes you a tomato. But rather whatever you consume becomes a part of you, be it healthy or unhealthy food.

Eating healthy makes you healthy, the more balanced your diet is, the better you and your body will turn out to be.

Each food item has the required vitamins, nutrients and minerals that are essential for your body’s physical growth, cellular/organ development, healing and damage repair.

Vitamins and minerals that assist and encourage hair growth are Vitamin A, B3, B5, B12, C, E, Omega 3 fatty acids, Zinc, Protein, Niacin, Fish Oil, Iron, and Biotin.


Proteins are the building blocks of hair and it is found abundantly in eggs. Including them in your diet will be beneficial for your hair and the rest of your body.

Spinach: And other green leafy vegetables have high iron content in them. Iron is responsible in carrying minerals and nutrients in the blood to all parts of the body. Being deficient of it will eventually cause you to have hair loss.

Citrus Fruits:

Like lime, lemon, oranges, grape fruits have high doses of vitamin C in them (even mangoes, though not a citrus but equally nutritious in Vitamin C). This makes the collagen that makes up the blood vessels and capillaries in the body. Hair follicle shaft is connected to these vessels which is the source of their nutrition.

Seeds and Nuts:

The omega-3-fatty acids found in nuts and seeds are what nourish the hair and make them thick. Soya Beans, Salmon, Sardines, Chia Seeds, Mackerels, Almonds, walnuts and flax seeds too have high amount of omega 3 in them. And since the human body cannot self produce these fats, they have to be taken externally via diet.

Whole Grain:

Are rich in Biotin, Zinc, Iron and vitamin B. Biotin is essential in cell reproduction/synthesis and it plays a key role in making amino acids (proteins) which is important for hair growth.


Drinking carrot juice or simply eating carrots periodically induces faster hair growth. The fastest growing cell in our body is the cells in the hair. Taking fair amounts of vitamin A keeps the roots healthy, encourages and maintains that frequent growth.


And fish oil is a rich source of vitamin E. It improves the blood circulation and helps the hair follicle work efficiently in order to encourage hair growth. Vitamin E balances and maintains the body’s oil and PH level, because if they exceed, they clog the hair follicle and hinders hair growth. And bonus, it’s good for the heart too.




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