Been wanting to achieve that perfect, wash-and-wear, straight-out-of-a-TV-commercial look? No matter what the current state of your tresses is, you can still get a headful of beautiful locks with the proper nourishment. Here’s what you’ll need to bring (or keep) the shine back in your crowning glory.

1. Vitamin E
It nourishes your scalp, which then encourages hair growth. Find them in nuts, seeds, avocados, and fish.

2. Biotin

Also known as vitamin B7 or H, it can be found in….drumroll please…your intestines! That and leafy greens, nuts and egg yolks. How does it help the hair? It renews hair follicles that are already growing. Get a sumptuous dose by spreading peanut butter on a banana, as both contain this nutrient.

3. Vitamin C

It's an antioxidant that can protect against free radicals, which can make hair weak. You can get your daily dose from your favorite vitamin C brand or from oranges, citrus fruits, peas, papayas, berries and tomatoes.

4. Vitamin A

It moisturizes and promotes a healthy scalp, which is important for healthy hair growth. Make like Bugs Bunny and much on carrot sticks to boost your hair health.

5. Iron

Whether or not you get enough iron can impact your locks as it is responsible for carrying oxygen to them, promoting growth. You can get your dose of iron from everyday foods such as eggs, spinach, lentil and chicken. Oysters and cashews are also good sources of iron.

6. Vitamin B-Complex

This helps bring back your hair’s luster and thickness. You can get this from avocados, legumes, eggs, and whole grains.

7. Vitamin D

It helps with the hair growth cycle. You can get this from salmon, canned fish, shiitake mushrooms, and beef liver.

8. Zinc
This can help make hair grow faster. And the best thing is, you can get this from every girl’s favorite dessert—chocolate!

P.S. Want to have great hair all day every day? Check out the best of the best products, tools, and services for your hair at the first-ever Female Network Hair Awards here!

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