Vitamin AEat fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin A. Vitamin A is responsible for the production of sebum in the scalp. Sebum keeps hair from drying and starting to fail. Fruits and veggies rich in vitamin A include melons, tomatoes, peaches, oranges, berries, kale, carrots, avocado, spinach, broccoli, peas, summer squash and asparagus.
Vitamin EEat fruits rich in vitamin E, such as bananas, blackberries, apples and kiwis. Few vegetables contain vitamin E, so include nuts in your diet to make up for it. The oils in most nuts contain plenty of vitamin E. Vitamin E promotes production and healing in hair, nails and skin.
B Complex VitaminsAlthough you should take in all your B complex vitamins, vitamins B2, B5 and B6 are the specific B vitamins related to hair growth and health. Although each has its own specific function, B vitamins in general help the body process the nutrients taken in through eating.
Vitamin B2 does not appear in many fruits or vegetables. Kiwis and avocados are a notable exception.
Good fruit and vegetable sources of vitamin B5 include bananas, oranges, avocado, sweet potato, corn, lima beans, winter squash, artichokes, broccoli and carrots.
Good fruit and vegetable sources of vitamin B6 include bananas, watermelon, peas and carrots.