In some cases (particularly in women), a mineral deficiency is the cause of hair loss. Spinach is iron rich and it contains sebum, which acts as a natural conditioner for hair. The leafy green also provides omega-3 acids, magnesium, potassium, calcium, and iron. All help keep hair lustrous, shiny and, most importantly, out of the drain.
2. Sunflower Seeds
Sunflower seeds are rich in vitamin B5 (known as pantothenic acid), which helps with blood flow to your scalp and hair growth. Pantothenic acid deficiencies have been identified as a nutrient connected to hair loss. Just one ounce of the seeds serves up a solid 20 percent of your DV of the vitamin.
The human body can do a lot of crazy stuff, like turning sunlight into bone-strengthening vitamin D. Something it can’t do, however, is make omega-3 fatty acids. In addition to helping you stay fit and disease free, omega-3’s enable you to grow hair and keep it shiny and full. Omega-3’s are anti-inflammatory. They can help if you have inflammation that’s causing hair shedding. It’s best to get omega-3s from natural sources, such as salmon and cold-water fish like sardines and mackerel.