Losing hair prematurely is a big worry. But worrying about it only makes things worse.
Studies show that nutrition and lifestyle changes encourage hair to grow and reduce hair loss too.
Going balding can be genetic but good nutrition can help tremendously with hair growth.
There are hundreds of hair products, such as shampoos and tonics that claim to prevent hair loss and restore healthy hair.
But increasing your overall nutrition is a sure way that has shown great promise.
Here are 7 things you can do to reduce hair loss and promote growth:
1. Increase You Vitamin Intake:
Vitamin A Feeds Healthy Hair
Vitamin A helps create vibrant shiny hair because it works with the fat synthesis in the hair follicles and boosts hair growth. Foods that are naturally high in vitamin A include eggs, squash, carrots, and green vegetables like kale.
B Vitamins Promote Hair Growth
B vitamins including Biotin are essential for hair growth. Vitamin B3 helps increase circulation to the scalp, thereby encouraging hair growth. It would be best to take a ‘B-Complex’ food supplement that includes all of the B vitamins, since these nutrients work synergistically.
Increase Your Vitamin C Intake
Vitamin C is a prerequisite for healthy hair growth. It is also a component of healthy hair. Some fruits like oranges and lemons are naturally high in vitamin C. Many green vegetables are also a great source. At least 1,000 to 3,000 mg a day is a recommended dosage.
Vitamin E Makes Your Hair Grow
Vitamin E is another nutrient needed to grow hair. It stimulates the circulation in the scalp. It is important to both take this vitamin internally and apply to the scalp externally for added benefits.
2. Protein Grows Hair
Hair is primarily made of protein. A protein deficiency can lead to hair loss. It is important to add animal products like meat and dairy to your diet. Whey protein shakes is another good option.
3. Iron Reduces Hair Loss
Iron helps increase circulation in the scalp and powers hair growth. It is important however not to take a supplement that contains iron as this may be counter-productive or even unhealthy to some. It may be wiser to consume natural foods that are high in iron like liver, apricots and raisins.
4. Drink Plenty of Water to Grow Hair
One quarter of the hair shaft is water.
Drinking at least 8 – 10 cups of water a day help you stay hydrated and grow more healthy hair.
5. Alcoholic Beverages Can Cause Hair Loss -REDUCE
High alcohol consumption reduces hair growth. Studies have shown that if you reduce or even eliminate alcohol from your diet, you will see an increase in hair growth.
6. Smoking Causes Hair Loss
Cigarettes smoking greatly reduces the flow of blood to your scalp and can cause a reduction in hair growth. Stop smoking and give your hair a fighting chance to grow.
7. Hormones Affect Hair Growth
Hormones play a vital role in the process of hair growth. As we age, our hormones decrease too, and can slow the growth of hair. Boosting your hormones can increase hair growth. Natural foods like wild yam contain some hormones and are a good source of estrogen. Too much estrogen in men however can have other detrimental effects like a reduction in male potency.
Protect your crowning glory. And grow more hair!