You’ve heard the expression you are what you eat, and this couldn’t be more true! Every single thing you feed yourself shows up in your strands of hair. It’s no secret that eating healthy is good for you in a number of health related ways, but did you know that certain foods can actually improve the way you look? For hair that’s thick and luxurious and for nails that are strong and lustrous, incorporate these foods into your daily routine:

Foods For Stronger Hair and Nails


Biotin is also known as Vitamin H, and is said to improve hair that is splitting or thinning, as well as nails that are weak. When taken with zinc, biotin is even known to treat Alopecia. Many hair, skin and nail vitamins contain biotin as their main ingredient to help give you hair some life back, but you can find this supplement in foods like bananas, beans, cauliflower, eggs, lentils, peanuts and salmon.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 is instrumental in giving your hair a shine, and also supports scalp health. The “three” in Omega-3 stand for the different components that make up the outermost layer of your epidermis. That layer contains keratin, a protein of which your hair is made up, and also has water-holding capabilities to fight off dryness and dandruff. Eating a diet high in omega-3 foods is one that contains eggs, flaxseed, fish oil, salmon, spinach, tuna and walnuts.


A proper intake of protein is so important on so many levels, but has a very big affect on your hair and nails. Adequate dietary protein is important to build strong hair and nails. Lean meats like chicken or lean red meats, eggs, low fat dairy, nuts, seafood and soybeans are all great protein sources to provide you with the strong hair and nails that everyone will be envious of!


Zinc is a nutrient that is active in helping the immune system function properly. Zinc intake helps regulate the body’s ability to make new proteins that will help create healthy hair and nails. If you have signs of Alopecia, hair dryness or brittleness, you may be suffering from a zinc deficiency. Keep your hair and nails strong and add some cashews, green beans, lean beef, lobster, oysters and soybeans into your diet.

The best combination for keeping your hair and nails strong are coupling a healthy diet with the expert care of our the hair and nail stylists at  Anthony Vincent Salon! Our full service salon is here to take care of all of your beauty needs–from the perfect cut to a beautiful manicure. We believe that when you look your absolute best, you feel your best too! To learn more about the services we offer or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at 609-448-2212, or visit us here. Don’t forget to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on the latest industry trends and styling tips.