According to herbal specialist Dr. John Anne, Inositol, a member of the B vitamin family, is crucial for curbing hair loss, particularly in men. Inositol can be found in cantaloupe and citrus fruits, with the exception of lemons.
Biotin is another B vitamin that acts to prevent hair color loss and hair growth loss. It is found in many fruits including apples, apricots, berries, peaches, bananas and watermelon.
Dr. John Anne says that this is one of the most important vitamins for healthy hair because it encourages blood circulation in your scalp. Avocados are an excellent source of Vitamin E, as are blackberries, blueberries and cranberries.
According to Dr. George Obikoya, beta-carotene, which your body converts into Vitamin A, is an important part of healthy hair because it promotes growth and maintenance of hair, skin and bones. Melons and apricots are the best sources for beta-carotene.
Dr. George Obikoya also identifies zinc as an important mineral for healthy hair. Zinc is found in its greatest quantities in avocados, dates, blackberries, pomegranates and raspberries.