by Monica Gisella
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Believe it or not, having a beautiful, strong, shiny and abundant hair is possible! You just have to eat these best super-foods for your hair to keep it healthy and, you guessed it… avoid all those that bring nothing but lack of vitality to your mane.

And when it comes to foods that nurture your hair, from an Ayurvedic perspective, we should first focus on Kapha characteristics, since it is the Kapha constitution that is better at growth of hair, nails, and skin repair. Once I started practicing Ayurveda in all areas of my life, including my hair care, I understood that by applying the Ayurvedic principles of “Like increases Like” and “Opposites” I could finally have the gorgeous hair of my dreams. (If you don’t know what Kapha is, please read this and take my Body Constitution Test to start your health journey today!

But, listen to this: we can’t go overboard eating only Kapha increasing foods because that will eventually create an imbalance in our bodies. “So, then what to do?” I hear you asking! Well, by having a combination of foods that intensify naturally the Kapha qualities of growth, stability, and softness in your hair as well as foods that keep those traits in check, you can finally give your hair a vibrant and spectacular look! Just eat these best super-foods for your hair and you’ll get amazing results

Basically, it all boils down to this: Keep it balanced!

Just incorporate the following best super-foods for your hair consistently in your diet you’ll get a healthy hair. I eat them all on a regular basis, some even daily, and they have completely changed the condition of my hair.

Here you go. These are the best super-foods for your hair:

1. OATMEAL (Kapha Increasing)

Oats are an astounding food for your hair because they have lots of fiber and antioxidants and are a rich source of Manganese which helps with hair growth and hormone balance. To be honest, this is one AMAZING Ayurvedic super-food for your hair!


Prepare your oatmeal from the night before with some cinnamon, chia seeds, and raisins. You can add a little bit of maple syrup if you want it sweeter.

2. WHEAT-GRASS (Kapha Balancing)

One of the worst things that can happen to your hair is hormonal imbalance. That’s when it starts falling! So, you wanna avoid that. An easy way to do this is by adding wheat-grass to your diet. What this best super-food for your hair does is help with blood sugar regulation which in turn supports a healthy balance for your hormones. Wheat-grass is also full of antioxidants that help make your hair luxurious and abundant.


If adding fresh wheat-grass to your diet is a struggle, try it in powder! I add it to my morning tea and BAM! I got a super healthy beverage that is taking care of my hair with no effort.

3. AVOCADO (Kapha Increasing)

Avocados are one of the most nutritious foods in this planet, no doubt! And among those nutrients, it’s loaded with Vitamin C which is one of the top vitamins for thicker and fuller hair.


Not only is it good in your diet, but as a hair mask Avocado is extraordinary! Mash ½ avocado with a little bit of olive oil and massage your hair with it. Leave it for 20-25 minutes and rinse.

4. MATCHA TEA (Kapha Balancing)

Matcha is excellent for your hair for two reasons: First, because of its high amount of antioxidants and chlorophyll, it delays the “aging” process of your hair, in other words, it helps keep the grey hairs away. And second, because it controls the amounts of oil produced by your hair. Excess oil can stimulate hair loss, so drinking matcha tea will promote thick and abundant hair.


Have matcha tea as a pre-workout! It’s phenomenal to provide you with the energy you need in the gym without the caffeine crash.

5. OLIVE OIL (Kapha Increasing)

Dandruff is a common complaint people have about their hair and, according to Ayurveda, it may be caused by an excess of Vata dosha or dryness in your scalp. By including small amounts of olive oil in your meals, you can reduce that dryness, repair your scalp condition, and stop the dandruff process. Plus, food tastes so much better with olive oil!


Don’t cook with olive oil. It doesn’t resist high temperatures. My advice is to add it to you meal once it is served.

6. APPLE CIDER VINEGAR (Kapha Balancing)

Have you ever wondered what some people do to have that luxurious and shiny look in their hair? One of my top Ayurvedic strategies to have a beautiful hair is to use apple cider vinegar in my diet. Its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties help with dandruff, split ends, and it’s also wonderful for balancing the ph of my hair.


Use apple cider vinegar as a rinse after you shampoo your hair. It will leave it smooth and shiny! To avoid the smell, apply a few drops of hair conditioner.

By eating often these best super-foods for your hair you can get the thick, luxurious, and healthy hair you have always wanted. Try them out and let me know what you think!

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