Healthy Eating for Happy Hair

For healthy, happy hair, follow these top tips by award-winning independent hair and beauty salon group, Live True London, and be sure to include these 5 essential vitamins in your diet.

Vitamin A

Healthy quantities of vitamin A provides an array of benefits to the condition of your hair, including an increase in scalp oil and hair-growth while repairing any pre-existing damage. While a vitamin A can be detrimental, the right amount promotes moisture and growth for healthier hair.

Vitamin B

Common vitamin B complexes, such as B-12, are known to increase the strength and conditioning of your hair while also encouraging growth. Vitamin B contains substantial amounts of biotin which is a revolutionary factor for growing hair, while also aiding the passage of oxygen to the scalp.

Vitamin C

Due to the plentiful production of collagen, vitamin C is crucial in the regeneration of aging hair. For younger-looking hair, vitamin C works as an anti-oxidant to rejuvenate greying and mature hair. Add peppers, citrus fruits, strawberries, kale and grapefruit to your diet for luscious locks.


Iron-deficiency anaemia can accelerate hair loss, with women at a higher risk of incurring thinner and receding hair due to lack of iron. Iron-rich foods such as spinach, oysters, eggs, red meat and lentils boost hair growth, preventing unnecessary shedding.


A protein-rich diet can also enhance elasticity, strength, springiness and effervescence while preventing hair-loss. As our hair is primarily made up of a protein known as keratin, a steady supply of protein is vital to maintain the overall health of hair follicles.

Audrey Patterson

Having started my career at My Weekly on Real Life stories, for the past 8 years I have been Beauty and Fashion Editor. I also write Travel and Homes features, plus the odd book review. We’re a flexible team! I also write features for Your Best Ever Christmas covering a variety of topics.