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Which foods to eat to promote hair growth?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created December 03, 2011 at 11:02 PM

I've been paleo for three months now and I have noticed some new growth. I have always had very fine hair that would easily break and I wonder if there are some specific foods I can eat to grow thicker,longer hair?

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on December 04, 2011
at 07:25 AM

LOL! Now *that* is Paleo.

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on December 04, 2011
at 05:17 AM

He loves sugar for hair growth.

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on December 04, 2011
at 04:38 AM

My nails have never been as long in my life. It's utterly amazing to me. It's the first solid "proof" to me that this diet is actually changing me on the insides.

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on December 04, 2011
at 04:34 AM

I believe Danny likes Pepsi and ice cream too remedy hair loss. Lots of orange juice too as I recall.

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on December 04, 2011
at 04:18 AM

That is what I do and my hair is great. You can also use aloe vera gel on the scalp as it helps clear the follicle. Silica is supposed to be amazing (the box says in six months you will notice a certain percentage of thicker hair), but I haven't tried it myself.

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on December 04, 2011
at 01:51 AM

too much biotin without b5 promotes acne

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on December 03, 2011
at 11:26 PM

Check out Danny Roddy's blog devoted to this topic: http://www.dannyroddy.com/

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3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on December 04, 2011
at 01:43 AM

Just wear whatever animal you had for dinner as a hat and no worries!

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

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on December 04, 2011
at 07:25 AM

LOL! Now *that* is Paleo.

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on December 04, 2011
at 04:22 AM

Fermented veggies may help with this too, see #6???http://bodyecology.com/articles/look_younger_and_better_with_probiotics.php Since going Primal my split ends are disappearing. They used to look horrible. Shinier hair, strong nails, clear skin. Who needs Sephora?

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on December 04, 2011
at 12:14 AM

I'll go with "animal products" including liver, ground beef, egg yolks, and the like. Oh and rub coconut oil into the scalp.

Note that I'm completely making this up. But it's what I do and I still have hair.

244e1f82efb3fd15d2da39397488fb24

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on December 04, 2011
at 04:18 AM

That is what I do and my hair is great. You can also use aloe vera gel on the scalp as it helps clear the follicle. Silica is supposed to be amazing (the box says in six months you will notice a certain percentage of thicker hair), but I haven't tried it myself.

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on December 04, 2011
at 05:06 PM

This is not a food, but using polysorbate-80 instead of shampoo works for me. Lightly wet your scalp while in the shower, then rub a few drops of it in your scalp for about 3 minutes, then rinse. Get the kind of polysorbate-80 that also has biotin.

It helps remove the DHT form of testosterone, which is the cause of male pattern baldness, not sure this applies to you.

Other causes of hair loss, are of course lack of nutrients and stress.

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on December 04, 2011
at 01:49 AM

My hair and nails grow strong and fast on fatty beef. If I rotate in too many other meats, I notice a difference but eating beef/beef fat frequently restores the growth.

I'm an older woman with very fine hair, but I get lots of compliments on how thick and shiny my hair is and I respond, "I eat lots of good fatty beef!"

F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

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on December 04, 2011
at 04:38 AM

My nails have never been as long in my life. It's utterly amazing to me. It's the first solid "proof" to me that this diet is actually changing me on the insides.

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on December 04, 2011
at 12:50 AM

I think being insulin sensitive has a lot to do with it. I don't have any studies handy on that though.

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on December 03, 2011
at 11:55 PM

Bone broth.

Also regular massaging of the scalp to boost circulation and hair growth. This is what made a huge difference for me. I massage my head with coconut oil and leave the oil in overnight when i can, wonderful for your hair!

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on December 03, 2011
at 11:12 PM

I've heard Biotin helps hair growth. Here, Fitday lists some foods that are high in Biotin (or you could take Biotin supplements specific for hair, skin and nails).

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on December 04, 2011
at 01:51 AM

too much biotin without b5 promotes acne

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on May 30, 2013
at 04:40 AM

Makes sure you have enough iron as well. Floravital is a good iron supplement. I always thought my iron stores were normal until I went to a naturopath. Make sure they look at your ferritin, not hemoglobin. Ferritin less than 70 ugl can cause hair loss in women.

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on December 04, 2011
at 09:09 AM

suma root A French company filed a U.S. patent on the topical use of these ecdysterone chemicals, claiming that their suma ecdysterone extract strengthened the water barrier function of the skin, increased skin keratinocyte differentiation (which would be helpful for psoriasis), gave the skin a smoother, softer appearance and, also, improved hair appearance.

Suma's main plant chemicals are: allantoin, beta-ecdysterone, beta-sitosterol, daucosterol, germanium, iron, magnesium, nortriterpenoids, pantothenic acid, pfaffic acids, pfaffosides A-F, polypodine B, saponins, silica, stigmasterol, stigmasterol-3-o-beta-d-glucoside, vitamins A, B1, B2, E, K, and zinc

more research links here (bottom of page) http://www.matakanasuperfoods.com/ms/products/suma.html

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