4 tips for healthy hair
Hair loss can happen to anyone and for a variety of reasons. Men are more likely to be thin-skinned than women, and hair loss can affect both sexes. But why do you lose hair? Causes can range from diseaseand heredityto stressand medication. Hair loss can also be caused by iron or protein deficiency as a consequence of poor dietary habits. Other metabolic deficiencies may be responsible for poor hair quality.
Here are four tips to help you get the essentials for your hair to live its best life!
Proteins – the building blocks of the body
Protein is usually referred to as the body’s own building blocks. It is needed to build cells, form enzymes and hormones, and stimulate hair growth, among other things. People can sometimes think they are not getting the right amount of protein. However, as it is present in greater or lesser quantities in almost all foods, this is not a major risk.
However, if you have a regularly monotonous diet, low energy intake or eat low-protein foods, you may suffer from protein deficiency. Protein is found in meat, fish, eggs and some dairy products, as well as in some legumes such as peas, beans and lentils.
Biotin for energy
Among other things, biotin (vitamin B-7) helps the body metabolize carbohydrates into glucose, which in turn is used to produce energy. The vitamin is also important for fatty acid metabolism and the breakdown of fat and protein. Biotin has a major impact on the health of skin, hair and nails. This makes it one of the most important vitamins for hair.
Biotin deficiency is very rare as virtually all foods contain the substance. Foods that are particularly high in biotin are avocados, egg yolk, oatmeal, mushrooms, liver and wheat germ.
Iron plays a big role in hair
Iron deficiency a common cause of hair loss in women. It is one of the substance deficiencies that has a clear correlation to hair loss, rather than just poorer hair quality. A combination of iron deficiency and stress or hormonal changes leads to a further increased risk of hair loss. You can get iron from red meat, pork, poultry, and green vegetables like lettuce and broccoli.
A good tip is to get more vitamin C at the same time, as it helps the body absorb iron from other sources.
Get enough zinc
Zinc is a vital mineral found inlarge quantities in enzymes in the body. These specific enzymes help the body metabolize proteins, fats, carbohydrates and certain vitamins. Zinc deficiency can lead to a weak immune system and hormonal instability. Zinc is essential for hair growth and repair, and helps keep the oil glands around the follicles in balance.
Meat, nuts, cheese, and dairy and whole grain products are good sources of zinc intake. Animal products also facilitate the absorption of zinc in the body.
The bottom line is that most of the important substances you should be getting are in your daily intake. However, there is a risk of shortages of certain substances and in those cases you can use these tips to counteract it. It may be a good idea to ask your doctor if you suspect that you are suffering from any kind of substance deficiency.
If it is your hair that is affected, you can come to us for a consultation. During the consultation, we ask and take questions and look at the health of your hair with a micro camera. We can then determine the underlying cause of your symptoms. The consultation is completely free of charge and completely unbiased!