Kim Kardashian West is a complete hair chameleon: One day she has a slick lob; the next day she'sВ donning platinum-blonde hairВ that sprawlsВ past her rib cage (at Kanye's request, no less). Thanks to wigs and extensions, she's able to transform her locks at the drop of a hat, but even without the help of hair additions, KKW's thick, lustrous mane is undeniable. We're sure her Armenian geneticsВ play a large role, but Kardashian West says her protein- and vitamin-rich diet is also a key player. Recently in her app, KKW shared every food she eats for "long, strong, shiny hair." Take a scroll with us to learn what they are.Getty/ Chesnot /Contributor
Kardashian West explains that eggs are a great source of biotin, omega-3s, and protein,В all of which promote healthy growth and stronger strands. The one catch-make sure you're not neglecting the yolk, as it containsВ 43% of the egg's protein.
TheВ fatty acids in avocadosВ prevent hair lossВ and breakage and also encourage new hair growth andВ reduce scalp inflammation. Go ahead-get the guac.
KKW explains that your body doesn't produce omega-3s on its own, so you need to supplement through food. Salmon is an excellent source ofВ omega-3s, as are other fish like mackerel, herring, and albacore tuna.В TheВ American Heart Association advises eating two servings (3.5-ounce portions) of fatty fish per week.
Carrots contain beta-carotene, which gets converted to vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is aВ key converter for cell growth and thus essential for growing longer hair. KKW recommends roasting them or blending them into a smoothie.В
Hair-healthy foods don't have to be completely serious and boring-dark chocolate is rich in copper, zinc, and iron, which stimulate oxygen and blood flow to the scalp, thus promoting growth.В
Having a zinc deficiencyВ could potentially lead to hair loss, so eating a zinc-rich food like oysters will help restore levels.
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While we're on the topic, find out what happened when one of our editors ate two avocados every day for two weeks.