With hair growth, it’s all about *takes a long, deep breath* patience! If you’ve been struggling to grow your hair longer and thicker, then you have probably tried every home remedy and professional treatment under the sun to tackle the issue. So we’re not going to bore you with those.

When your hair refuses to grow beyond three-quarters of an inch every month, you have no choice but to wait it out. But patience isn’t enough; you also need to pay close attention to what you’re eating and what you’re putting on your hair. And Vitamin H aka biotin and Vitamin B7 is just what you need! This water-soluble vitamin just happens to be an essential hair growth nutrient.

So, if you’re looking to grow your hair long and lustrous, here are five Vitamin H-rich foods that will help you do just that.

Almonds
 

Almonds

Almonds, being rich in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, promote healthy blood flow which in turn boosts hair growth. Applying almond oil on your hair once or twice every week can leave your hair stronger, shinier and smoother. We suggest you massage your scalp each time you oil your hair as doing so will ensure that you have a frizz-free, silky mane.

Avocados
 

Avocados

Nutritional deficiency is one of the main reasons for dull, lifeless hair and slower hair growth. Avocado, which is rich in biotin, Vitamin E and B, helps strengthen your strands. Vitamin E repairs scalp damage, whereas Vitamin B is essential for hair growth. To prepare a hair mask infused with the goodness of avocado, take a half ripe avocado and blend it. Whisk one egg yolk and mix it with the avocado paste. Mix well and apply it onto wet hair. Massage the mixture into your scalp for a few minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water.

Mushrooms
 

Mushrooms

Mushrooms are loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that protect fragile hair and at the same time improve blood circulation. As the nutrients lead to stronger hair follicles and stimulate the hair shaft, it ultimately paves the way for lush hair growth.

Eggs
 

Eggs

Eggs are a rich source of proteins and nutrients that serve as food for your hair. These nutrients not only nourish your roots and hair shafts, but also boost the rate at which your hair grows and promotes healthy new growth. To prepare a pack infused with egg, whisk one egg and mix it with one tablespoon of olive oil. Apply the mixture all over your hair and leave it on for 20 minutes. Wash your hair with cool water and follow it up with a conditioner.

Peanut butter
 

Peanut butter

Did you know your hair loves peanut butter just as much as you do? Peanut butter contains alpha-tocopherol, a type of vitamin E which strengthens hair follicles and works well as a deep conditioner. It is, therefore, important to increase your intake of foods rich in Vitamin H or consult your physician, if you wish to take biotin supplements to promote hair growth.