As we grow older, it is but natural to start losing hair. Women tend to see signs of hair loss, from the age of 30, and have lost most of their hair by their 60′s, whereas with regard to men, there are many different reasons, which are associated with baldness.
Causes For Hair Loss:
- Medication and medical condition
- Nutritional deficiency
- Fungal scalp infections
- Over treating hair
Most of the time, the reason behind your hair loss is a combination of a few of the above reasons, which makes it very hard to stop in most cases. The best we can hope for, is reducing it to a large extent. In order to do so, we take the aid of many external treatments, for eg: ayurveda, allopathyand so many more.1
Some treatments work and some don’t, but if we had to pick one practice for anti hair loss regimen, it would be to ensure that your hair receives an abundant supply of nutrition to with stand the external damaging factors of daily life. Our lifestyles are a picture perfect example of excessive stress and unhealthy living. And as the saying goes, healthy inside is healthy outside.
A balanced diet would add to the nutritional value. What reflects in your health will also reflect in your hair.
What To Eat For Healthy Hair?
Your hair is essentially protein based and though it is dead, there is some life in its roots that results in hair growth. Hence, the need for the right nutrients and vitamins for hair will help you boost hair growth. The next obvious question will be what are the nutrients? So here is the list.
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Yes, vitamins top the chart. So which vitamin is good for the hair? Why do you need to consume it to ensure reduction of hair fall?
Here is the list of the most vital vitamins for hair growth.
Vital Vitamins For Hair:
1. Vitamin A:
Vitamin A also plays an important role in hair growth. It keeps your hair black and shiny. Vitamin A contains Antioxidants that moisturize the scalp andprevent the hair from drying out. Vitamin A helps in strengthening and thickening of the hair.
Foods Rich In Vitamin A:
- Sweet Potatoes and Carrots1
- Egg yolk
- Dried Apricots
2. Biotin Or Vitamin B71:
Biotin is called as the H vitamin and also ‘hair growth’ vitamin by people around the world. It is the one the 12 of the Vitamin B family and favorite of all the hair growth vitamins. It repairs brittle hair and improves the health and texture of the hair.
Biotin is known to work wonders on hair volume and thickness. It aids in the production of fatty acids within the cells, the growth of cells, and many other important processes that involve amino acids and fats. Amino acids, as we know are the building blocks of proteins. Plus they play an important role in the process of glucogenesis too.
Due to its very many important functions, the result of sufficient biotin intake results in the folllowing
- Rapid increase in the growth rate of your hair
- Gaining thicker hair with greatly multiplied volume
- Straightening of hair
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