One of the easiest and most affordable hair-loss treatments is changing the food that we eat. Our diets have a big impact on our health, our bodies, and, yes, even our hair. Many people underestimate just how big of an effect our poor diets can have on the health of our hair.
Hair thinning, temporary or permanent hair loss and quickened male-pattern baldness are all potential consequences of a poor diet.
Common Causes of Hair Loss
Genetics are certainly a big part of hair loss: it is undeniable that some people are more likely to suffer from baldness. However, people often do not recognize the impact that lifestyle factors can have on our hair and scalp.
Like any other part of our body, our hair depends on certain nutrients, vitamins, and minerals to grow. When we are deficient in certain nutrients, it is possible to experience hair loss. Our hair is also affected by hormones in our body, which can be impacted by the foods or supplements we consume.
Not only can we experience hair loss due to poor diets, but less-healthy hair is also a distinct possibility. Weakened hair is more susceptible to hair loss from other causes, such as too much brushing, washing, or hair product use. When our hair is weak, it is more easily damaged.
Diet Tips to Prevent Hair Loss
For anyone experiencing the initial stages of hair loss, it’s a good idea to follow a hair-loss prevention diet. There are a number of hair-loss prevention foods that can ensure that your hair is healthy and can possibly even put an end to hair thinning or balding.
Here are some hair loss prevention tips to help you find the diet that will give your hair everything it needs to be healthy.
Load up on foods rich with vitamin C. Vitamin C is essential for helping our bodies create collagen, which is important for the health of our scalp and hair follicles. Vitamin C also has anti-inflammatory effects, which can help reduce irritation on our scalp. Foods rich with vitamin C include oranges, bell peppers, leafy greens, and many types of fruit juices.
Copper and Zinc
While copper deficiency is rare, it can cause hair loss. Ensuring that your diet has an adequate level of copper is important. Zinc is another mineral that promotes the growth of new cells in our body, including hair cells. If you’re using supplements, zinc and copper should be taken together to help balance each other out. Sesame seeds and dark chocolate are great sources of both zinc and copper.
You likely have heard of anaemia. One type of anaemia is an iron deficiency; this condition is actually more common than is typically thought. One of the biggest symptoms of anaemia is hair loss and thinning. Taking an iron supplement will help offset any deficiency, but meat, seafood, and leafy greens are all good natural sources of iron.
All of the B vitamins are important for healthy hair. They serve a variety of purposes related to the health of our hair, including hair density, thickness, and colour. In some instances, vitamin B7 (biotin), in particular, can slow hair loss and prevent greying.
Natural Hair-Loss Treatment
Sometimes, diet may not be enough to cure or stop hair loss. However, your hair loss may still not be advanced enough for hair-transplant surgery. In these cases, a natural, non-invasive treatment is often the best option until hair loss has progressed further. Hair systems are a non-surgical way to restore hair to your scalp and hairline. Fine hairs are integrated into your existing hairs to create the appearance of a full head of hair.
If you are experiencing hair loss, there could be a variety of causes. It is important to see a hair-loss specialist so that he or she can tell you whether its diet, genetics, or something else that is causing your problem.
The Canadian Institute of Hair and Scalp Specialists is an experienced hair-transplant organization located in the heart of Mississauga. We have 20 years of experience in hair transplants, replacements, and hair loss-treatment procedures. For more information about hair transplants or any other hair or scalp concern, feel free to contact us at 1-800-563-3836.