Healthy balanced diet is essential for the health of body as well as hair. Lack of protein in diet may lead to hair loss as the hair is made of protein called keratin. The vitamins and minerals are also essential for the growth of hair. Crash dieting may lead to hair loss due to decrease in essential nutrients. Major vitamins required for good hair are Vitamin B1, B2, B5, biotin, vitamin C, vitamin E. And essential minerals are iron, Se, Zn. So diet should also contain fresh fruits and vegetables in diet.