Eating right, exercising, reducing stress and getting plenty of sleep, will help you maximize your hair growth potential. Also, incorporating healthy foods in your day-to-day diet will lead to a difference in hair.
Carbohydrate rich foods are good source of B complex vitamins that are vital to healthy hair.
Protein is the building block of hair. Protein provides strength to the shaft of the hair. Foods high in protein are eggs, meat, soy, tofu, dairy products like milk, curd, paneer, cheese, nuts, oil seeds, beans and pulses.
Essential fatty acids from vegetable oils, whole grains, legumes, fresh nuts and oil seeds, flaxseed oil and pumpkin seeds are excellent for hair.
Vitamin A, E, K, B, C, Iron, Magnesium, Zinc and Water are important for your hair and scalp.
Vitamin A is essential for hair growth and a healthy scalp.
Avoid junk food, sugar and stress.
Hair fall also is triggered by eating too much of junk food, following an unhealthy eating pattern and a stressed lifestyle. Hair fall can also be caused by anxiety, insomnia, hair abuse or excessive use of chemicals like bleaching treatments, perming and coloring.
Sugar is highly acidic, destroys B vitamins and decreasing minerals, leading to unhealthy hair. Soft drinks, snacks like the fried, overcooked junk snacks, caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine have detrimental effects on the nutrients that enhance hair growth.
Stress, tension, some medications and poor dietary habits are known to retard hair growth.
- Along with a healthy hair diet it is important that you exercise properly as it will ensure that there is proper blood flow to your scalp and will help in the growth of hair.
- Treat your hair delicately. Avoid unnecessary brushing, combing or handling. Use a soft, round bristles brush.
- Have a weekly scalp massage to provide stimulation to the hair follicles.
- Have regular trims to eliminate split ends and allow the hair to look and feel healthier.
- Get plenty of rest and sleep to allow your body to grow hair.