Great hair is more than skin deep, even more than scalp deep. Within Ayurveda, it's actually gut deep. Many Ayurvedic suggestions and remedies for hair growth start with foods you should consume—and avoid!
Hair maladies are often attributable to an imbalance in pitta dosha, so when experiencing excessive hair fall or breakage, considering starting a pitta-balancing diet: avoid excessively sour, acidic, oily foods, choosing to favor blander varieties of vegetables such as zucchini and asparagus and sweeter fruits such as pomegranates and pineapples.
Diets higher in protein—but while also being mindful of balancing pitta (so avoiding beef and seafood)—are also great for hair regrowth. Pick tofu, tempeh, cottage cheese, and white meats. Greens such as broccoli and lettuce provide a rainbow of nutrients—especially iron—believed to be necessary for stronger, fuller hair.
To superpower your quest for stronger, shinier, healthier hair—here's my list of favorite Ayurvedic superfoods: