Hair is the crowning glory for all of us but it becomes a huge cause of worry when we have hair thinning and hair fall. Hair thinning and hair fall which we used to see in our parents in mid 30s or early 40s have now started appearing in our generation at early 20s and it has become a huge cause of worry not just amongst the younger generation but also amongst their parents and there are so many mothers worried about their children that they have immense amount of hair thinning at a very young age. In this article, Dr. Gajanan Jadhao, a well known cosmetologist will tell about the five super foods for making your hair grow thicker and stronger naturally. Dr. Gajanan Jadhao practices in La Densitae clinic which is one of the best hair transplant clinic in Pune.
Dr. Gajanan Jadhao mentions that the causes of hair fall are mostly because of excessive stress and competition from an early age of life, due to intake of excessive junk food which adds no nutrition to your body and due to excessive dieting. When you diet a lot and when there is intake of absolutely no fat in your body then it can cause decreased absorption of fat soluble vitamins like vitamin A, B, E, K and hence leading to lack of these vitamins and a cause of hair fall. So, diet plays a very crucial role in providing basic nutrition to your hair and making them grow thicker and stronger naturally. If you feel that you are suffering from chronic hair loss and are seeking treatment for it, then it is advised that you meet a dermatologist in major cities like Pune.
So, what are these five super foods for thicker and stronger hair?
1. Eggs –
Eggs are one of the most important sources of nutrition for hair growth. They are very rich in proteins and very rich in biotin. Biotin also known as vitamin B7 or vitamin H. Proteins are present in the form of keratin in each and every strand of hair which are the building blocks of your hair and biotin also help in further hair growth and making your hair stronger.
Proteins are also present in tofu, soya, daal, dairy products, cheese and yogurt. Other rich sources of biotin are dairy products, nuts and seeds like walnuts and almonds, avocados, cauliflower and mushrooms.
2. Spinach and other dark green leafy vegetables –
Spinach and dark green leafy vegetables they are not just a rich source of vitamin A and vitamin C but they are also a very important source of iron. Iron helps in formation of hemoglobin and hemoglobin when it is not present in adequate quantity in your blood then the amount of oxygen supplied to your hair is reduced and hence it alters your hair growth.
Hence iron is important for supply of adequate amount of oxygen for adequate hair growth. Other rich sources of iron are beans, soya bean, daal, flax seeds and nuts and also broccoli, cabbage and other green leafy vegetables.
3. Food rich in vitamin B12 and vitamin B –
Vitamin B12 deficiency is extremely common especially in vegetarians because most of the sources of vitamin B12 rich food are non-vegetarian. Hence it leads to deficiency in vegetarians and causes hair fall. Now, the various rich sources of vitamin B12 are usually meat, fish, salmon, eggs, few dairy products and also fortified cereals which are a rich source of vitamin B12.
Vitamin B12 helps in formation of new cells and helps in hair growth hence it is important to have a supplement of B12 if you have its deficiency.
4. Food rich in vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin E –
Now vitamin A helps in production of sebum which helps in nourishing your hair and keeps your scalp healthy. Food rich in vitamin A include pumpkin carrot and sweet potatoes.
Vitamin C and vitamin E on the other hand, they are powerful antioxidants which help in prevention against the free radical damage by the harmful UV rays and the pollutants. Foods rich in vitamin C are guavas, blackberries, strawberries and lemon and food rich in vitamin E are almonds, avocados and spinach.
5. The fifth super food is zinc –
There are various studies which have said that zinc deficiency has a role to play in a condition called alopecia areata where you can have bald patches of hair loss on your beard or on your scalp. And in telogen effluvium, this is a condition in which a patient experiences excessive hair fall post pregnancy, post any stressful situation or post surgery or an accident.
If you want to avoid any of the conditions or if you want to avoid excessive hair fall post any of these conditions then you must have food rich in zinc. So, what are the various foods rich in zinc? Meat, shellfish, dal, beans and sprouts specifically because they increase the bioavailability of this mineral even higher in your bloodstream. Also, cashew, almonds, pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds.
From generations we have been told by our grandmothers that apply oil on your scalp to make your hair grow stronger. Well, granny tips are never wrong. Definitely, application of oil and massaging your scalp makes your hair grow stronger but it’s not necessary to apply oil and massage your scalp to make your hair stronger. You can even replace it with a hair growth solution. Apply a hair growth solution on your scalp and with the pulp of your fingers just massage your scalp for five minutes every night before you go to sleep. Every day at night if you massage your scalp for five minutes you will definitely see that your hair has become stronger and thicker within a month.
So, there are so many super foods that you can have to have healthy and strong hair. Hope you found these tips useful and you will follow them.