Oysters are kind of an acquired taste, so if you don’t like them, don’t worry. They are great for hair growth because of their zinc content, but zinc can also be found in high amounts in foods like red meat, legumes (chickpeas, lentils, and beans), dairy, eggs, whole wheat, nuts, and seeds.
Zinc is a mineral that supports your hair’s growth and repair cycle. A deficiency in zinc has been linked to a form of hair loss called telogen effluvium, which luckily, is reversible by getting more zinc into your diet.
Be aware, however, that too much zinc can also cause hair loss. Getting your RDA from food sources is advised, because they provide small but healthy doses, whereas supplements may overload you.