It sounds cliché, but it’s true when they say, “you are what you eat”, and when it comes to your hair, diet certainly plays a role. Your hair needs the same healthy and balanced diet full of protein, vitamins and minerals that the rest of your body needs for good health. A poor diet lacking essential nutrients that support optimal hair growth may result in hair loss.
In this article, we give you our top tips for what to include in your diet to help maintain healthy hair follicles and hair growth. The good news is that a poor diet is deemed a reversible trigger for hair loss.
Top Tips For a Healthy Hair Diet
Healthy hair follicles need oxygen rich blood for healthy growth. Approximately 70% of your body’s iron is found in the hemoglobin of your red blood cells. Hemoglobin is responsible for transporting the oxygen in your blood. Iron-rich foods include kale, spinach, seaweed, asparagus, broccoli, peas, beans, lean red meat, pork and seafood.
A sufficient amount of protein is important as hair is made up of more than 90% protein. Insufficient protein in your diet can hinder follicle growth. Protein-rich foods include eggs, milk, yoghurt, seafood, lean red meat, chicken, tofu and lentils.
Vitamins A, B and C
For the growth of healthy cells and tissues (and a healthy scalp), eating foods high in beta carotene which is converted to Vitamin A in the body, is recommended. Fruit and veg containing Beta Carotene include carrots, spinach, broccoli, sweet potato, apricots, kale, pumpkin and mangoes.
B Vitamins, specifically Folate, B6 and B12 are involved in the creation of red blood cells and will not only assist with energy levels, they will also promote healthy, strong hair follicles. Best foods for B Vitamins include salmon, tuna, trout, chicken, bananas, avocadoes, eggs, chickpeas, lentils, spinach, peas, broccoli, oranges, berries.
Vitamin C increases the absorption of iron, which as mentioned above, assists with oxygenating the blood. Vitamin C is also used in the production of collagen which supports healthy hair follicles. Fruit and veg high in Vitamin C include oranges, capsicum, strawberries, pineapple, broccoli, kale and kiwi.
If your hair loss isn’t related to a poor diet but you have never received a medical diagnosis for the cause, then a consultation with a hair loss professional is recommended.
Why Choose Gro?
1) Procedures done by a Gro Doctor, not technicians;
2) Minimum handling of hair follicles results in high survival rate;
- achieving constantly over 90% survival rate vs industry rates that fluctuate between 50-90%
- need for less donor hairs
- this is important as only the surviving hair is worth paying for
3) Gro Microsurgery technique – the most delicate hair transplant method
- no scalpels
- no stitches
- virtually pain free
- no detectable scarring
- short recovery time (you may even return to work the next day);
- Gro are the only hair transplant clinics in Australia that uses HypothermosolTM in our hair transplants. This sustains the survival rate of the hairs by up to 100%.
5) Natural results GUARANTEED
- implantation of the hair follicles happens with a special implanter tool, which allows our specialist Gro doctor control the angle, direction and depth of the implanted hair unlike any other hair transplant technique
- your results are guaranteed to look natural
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