We all want a thick healthy hair and we often think expensive hair products and fancy treatments are sufficient to better the look and feel of our hair. But that is not entirely true. We are truly what we eat, and hair is no exception. If your receeding hairline and bald spot are giving you sleepless nights, here are a few food modifications to help keep your mane and its sheen.
- Carrots Yes, they are great for eyes, that we all know. The less known secret is these orange coloured root works tremendously well for your hair. Rich in Vitamin A that nourishes the scalp well to ensure shiny, well-conditioned hair.
Maybe not everyone’s favourite colour when it comes to a buffet spread. But it does have a super high concentration of iron, which usually is the main culprit for hairfall. Hair which are deficient in iron would be dry, rough, and even fall due to its brittle nature. Well if you really cannot stand the sight of greens then try prunes maybe? another great source of iron.
We might have come across several formulated shampoos using oats and its constituents. This is because oats’ is not only teeming with fibre but also has a high concentration of zinc, iron, and omega 6 fatty acids, collectively known as Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFAs). And these are required for a normal and healthy hair, skin, and development.
Protein, protein, and more protein. Yes, that is what egg is and beyond. Eggs are also a wonderful source of Vitamin B12, iron, zinc and omega 6 fatty acids. And not to forget its magic component, Vitamin B7 or Biotin which is essential to combat hairfall and hairloss.
Going nuts about hairfall thinking nothing you can do about it? Well nuts are the answer. Walnut especially. Walnuts are an excellent source of omega 6 fatty acids, Vitamin B1, B6 and B9 along with a trace element called selenium. These make a concoction to prevent hairfall. Selenium also promotes anti dandruff qualities of scalp. But be careful too little or too much can cause hairfall.