Eight diet tips for hair loss control


A healthy diet works wonders for your scalp and hair. If you eat healthy and lead an active lifestyle in general, you will most likely not suffer from any adverse health conditions and hair loss. Before moving towards tips and foods you could incorporate in your diet for hair loss control, lets discus about hair fall.  It is perfectly normal to lose about 50 to 100 hair strands in a day. If you lose any more than that, you are suffering from hair fall. Causes of hair loss are diverse. They can range from chronic illnesses to stress and trauma. Amongst the causes of hair fall, one major cause is lack of nutrition in one’s diet. You must incorporate vitamin C, biotin, protein, copper, zinc and silica in your diet to have healthy hair. Follow these eight tips and you will defiantly see results in a few months.


Load up on vitamin C

Most people neglect the importance of vitamin C when it comes to diet for hair loss control. Vitamin C promotes collagen production and promotes iron absorption. Its ability to boost circulation is itself essential for your mane. Incorporate lemons, oranges, guavas and strawberries in your diet to boost up the vitamin C content.


Ensure sufficient protein intake

Protein is a building block of our hair. A diet low in protein will trigger hair loss. Protein is mostly found in animal origin like chicken, turkey, meat, eggs and beef. But it doesn’t mean that there are no options for our vegan and vegetarian friends, you can always choose different beans as your source of protein.


Vitamin A and beta carotene are the way to go

Vitamin A is responsible for the growth of new cells. It is equally beneficial for your hair and skin. Beta carotene promotes healthy and shiny hair as well. Vitamin A is generally found in leafy green vegetables and dried apricots. Beta Carotene is found in colorful vegetables such as carrots, spinach, peppers, tomatoes and other colorful vegetables. Incorporating them in your diet for hair loss control will boost the health of your hair.


Vitamin B

B vitamins are essential or your hair nails and skin. B vitamins slow down hair loss and prevent the process of graying hair. Ask your nutritionist or doctor to add a supplement of vitamin B in your diet if you are not in taking sufficient quantities of vitamin B. Vitamin B is found in whole wheat flour, brown rice and oats.


Silica can benefit your hair

Strawberries, cucumbers, oats, potatoes contain substantial amounts of silica. Chemical treatments used for soil can kill the amount of silica naturally prevalent in some foods. Try to buy organic food and you will be good to go.


Zinc is your hair’s best friends

Zinc plays a key role for production of new skin cells and helps to strengthen miniaturized hair follicles. A small amount of copper is also needed to keep your hair in a healthy state. Copper prevents premature graying and prevent hair loss. Black sesame seeds are widely used as a natural hair fall cure. It comprises both zinc and copper. However, the amount consumed of both these minerals is crucial. High amounts of zinc can hinder copper absorption and high amounts of copper can be toxic for your body.


Sulphur rich foods are a rescue for hair fall

Sulphur is regarded as the beauty mineral. It benefits your hair, nails and skin alike. It promotes blood circulation, hair growth and reduces inflammation. You cannot intake a supplement for sulphur. You have to take it through your diet. If you have dry skin, brittle hair and nails, the sulphur levels in your diet are most likely low. Incorporate garlic, onions, cabbage, lettuce, seaweed and nuts in your diet for hair loss control. All these foods will ensure that you have sufficient sulphur in your diet.


Have enough iron in your diet.

You have heard it before and you will hear it again. Lack of iron can cause your hair to fall out. Lack of iron is one of the most common causes of hair fall in women. In women lack of iron is mostly a result of menstrual cycle and insufficient iron in their diet. Red meat, leafy green vegetables, nuts and dates are all iron rich foods. Having sufficient iron in your diet will make your hair will reduce the risk of excessive hair fall.


Incorporating all these foods in your diet for hair loss control will work wonders for your crowning glory. However it is important to visit a hair specialist for expert advice.


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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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