Healthy hair depends not only on the products and techniques you use, but also what you eat. These foods will stimulate blood circulation in your scalp by removing plaque build-up and safely dilate your blood vessels. Consider this your quick go-to guide to healthier, longer hair from the inside out.

Some of these foods may already be a part of your lineup, but others may be new to you. Watermelon, citrus fruits, goji berries, garlic, turmeric, dark chocolate, cayenne pepper, sunflower seeds, ginger and broccoli all have benefits for hair health and growth, read more to find out why you need to add these to your grocery list right away.


Foods high in vitamin C (oranges, tangerines, and grapefruits) remove excess cholesterol to help make the blood thinner.

Dark Chocolate

In moderation, cocoa in dark chocolate contains natural flavonoids to lower blood pressure and improve flow.


Dense, green veggies really get blood circulating to your scalp. They deliver vitamins to the hair follicle and its oils can give your curls a boost in shine.

Sunflower Seeds

The unsalted version of these seeds are rich in vitamin E and antioxidants that help reduce the formation of blood clots.


This deep yellow-orange spice invigorates the blood and prevents the formation of blood clots.


The lycopene in this sweet, pink-red seeded fruit contains its blood circulating properties.

Cayenne Pepper

This spice contains capsaicin, an active ingredient that stimulates digestion and circulation.

Goji Berries

This fruit is high in fiber and known for its various healing properties.


This powerful natural antibiotic fights infections, strengthens the immune system, and keeps plaque from blocking your blood vessels.


Fresh ginger stimulates the heart, which helps to increase blood flow throughout the entire body.

Are these foods a part of your hair growth diet?