You are what you eat – as they say. And this flows all the way to your hair. Just like bright eyes and glowing skin are tell-tale signs of good health, so is the state of your hair. So if you’re removing more hair from the drain than usual, you may want to evaluate your diet. A balanced diet is of particular importance in the battle against hair loss. Specifically a Vitamin D deficiency, insufficient iron or protein intake, or an extreme diet of any kind can cause hair to fall out. Nutritional deficiencies are becoming more commonplace from the undernourishment from our fast-paced modern lifestyles, filled with diets high in overly processed, packaged and fast foods on-the-go. Just like the cells in our body need a diet rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, so does our hair. If your hair is “starving” from a low vitamin diet, then we need to feed it with supplementation. Whatever the cause for hair loss, supplementation is recommended (and needed) for regrowth as it delivers nourishment to counteract the deficiency. Hair vitamins bring the scalp back to a regenerative state prime for hair regrowth. As the supplementation step is a crucial part of this process, it is strongly advised to ensure maximum long-term results.
Hair Loss Prevention Begins with Nutrition
Healthy hair growth depends on a diet with sufficient vitamin intake. Where one does not consume enough vitamins, hair that has already begun to thin, will have a tough time maintaining thick hair regrowth. Do not be fooled by the simplicity of this cause, as it is often underestimated with hair loss. Hair By Science understands this reality so encompasses a hair regrowth supplement to maximise thick regrowth results. The dietary supplement capsules contain all of the hair vitamins needed.
Low Vitamin C
Suffering from dry, brittle hair? You could be low on Vitamin C. Also known as ascorbic acid, it aids synthesis of collagen, a structural fibre that hair follicles, skin and blood vessels need for good health and growth. When taken together, it also boosts absorption of the Nonheme iron, found in plant-based foods.
Lack of Protein
Protein powers health and growth, specifically cellular growth, which includes hair cells. So naturally a deficiency in protein = less new hair growth.
High Vitamin A
It’s all about balance – so high levels aren’t healthy either. Beta-carotene found in food gets converted to vitamin A. Cell growth needs Vitamin A. Not enough might cause dull, brittle hair and dry skin (dandruff), but too much could cause extreme hair loss. Tip: eat more beta-carotene rich foods instead of Vitamin A supplements to avoid this.
Anaemia caused by low levels of iron can sometimes result in hair loss. Iron helps red blood cells transport oxygen so where there is a deficiency, the cells struggle to function.
Low B Vitamins including Folate, B6, B12
B vitamins help create red blood cells, transporting oxygen and nutrients to all body cells, including scalp and hair follicles. B Vitamin deficiency causes cells to starve, and hair to shed or slow in growth.
A mineral important for tissue growth and repair. Additional benefit: keeps oil glands surrounding hair follicles in good working order. Low Zinc can result in hair loss, slower growth or dandruff.
Foods that Promote Hair Growth
- Protein. Liver, brewer’s yeast, eggs, beans, cottage cheese, fish, yoghurt, and tofu.
- Iron. Liver, whole grain cereals, dark green leafy vegetables, eggs, dates, and raisins.
- Vitamin D. Fortified orange juice.
- Essential fatty acids. Walnuts, fish, canola oil and soy.
- Vitamin E. Avocados, seeds, nuts and olive oil
The Hair by Science Platinum package offers patients our full range of hair loss treatments, including our scientifically formulated hair growth supplement, which provides all the necessary nutrients required to deliver the scalp to a regenerative state.