Hair loss is one of those things that can be caused by a multitude of things. It could be that the stress from your job has caused your hair loss. Unfortunately, male pattern baldness is hair loss that is governed by hormonal changes. However, there are some home remedies and even foods that can help prevent the onset of hair loss.
All hair is made up of protein. Because of this, it is important to eat protein-rich foods to maintain thick and healthy hair. Without proper protein intake, the body cannot reproduce new hair effectively. However, this doesn’t mean you can increase fat consumption. Fatty foods actually increase testosterone levels, leading to a greater chance of hair loss. Lean proteins like fish, soy products and beans are great for hair maintenance.
Zinc is a mineral that helps to promote cell reproduction, tissue growth and repair. Conditions such as dandruff, as well as hair loss, have been associated with a zinc deficiency. Zinc is also responsible for the maintenance of hair follicles, which is particularly important. Good sources of zinc include seafood and poultry.
Vitamin A and C
Vitamin A helps to promote the growth of cells and tissues in the body. There are a variety of sources of vitamin A, such as dark leafy greens and red, orange and yellow vegetables, as well as animal foods like liver, fish oil and eggs.
Vitamin C is essential in producing collagen, the protein that gives structure to the skin, meaning that the scalp remains strong and can hold hair follicles in place. However, the body doesn’t store vitamin C for long, so make sure to have some every day. Good sources of vitamin C include fruit such as oranges, melons and berries.
Vitamin B6, B9 and B12
All of these vitamins are essential for the production of haemoglobin, the protein that is responsible for carrying oxygen within the blood. Good hair needs a constant supply of blood and oxygen, so it is very important to maintain a good amount of B vitamins in the body, otherwise it could lead to increased hair loss and slow regrowth. The best sources of B6 and B12 include protein-rich foods such as eggs, chicken, fish and soy products. The best sources of B9, also known as folic acid, include leafy vegetables, avocado, beetroot, broccoli and wheat germ.
When it comes to hair loss, there are many options in fixing it. By maintaining a healthy diet and keeping your body hydrated and relaxed, you will start to see the benefits. If you would like to know more information, then please don’t hesitate to contact us. Give us a call on 0161 839 3769 and one of our friendly members of staff will be more than happy to help.