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All You Need To Know About Hair Nutrition

It’s not rocket science, to know that a healthy scalp and hair start with a healthy diet. The health of your hair can be indicative of your overall wellbeing. The correct nutrition is vital in promoting hair health, and the reverse also holds true, wherein nutritional deficiencies are often linked with hair loss.

Hair nutrition and a diet plan, thus become an integral part of any hair treatment routine. A balanced diet for your hair should include protein & amino acids, multivitamins, antioxidants, trace elements, and essential fatty acids. These nutrients & oxygen are circulated via blood to the scalp and follicles of your hair. You can check our blogs on hair nutrition to know more about the healthy hair nutrients you need and the foods you can get them from.

Since hair is made of protein, a low protein intake will definitely affect your hair growth and texture. Amino acids like L-Methionine, L-Cystein & L-Lysine are rich in sulphur which is important in imparting strength to hair. The B-complex vitamins: B1 - Thiamine, B2 - Riboflavin, B3 – Niacin, B5 – Pantothenic Acid, B6 – Pyridoxine, B7 – Biotin, B9 – Folic Acid, and B12 – Cobalamin, form the foundation of hair nutrition and healthy metabolism.

Vitamins A, C & E are antioxidants that protect your hair cells from the damaging effects of free radicals. Trace elements like calcium, iron, zinc, selenium and iodine are necessary to boost your scalp and hair functions. Essential fatty acids help nourish your hair follicles and scalp.

You can get these key nutrients from a healthy diet of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, pulses, fatty fish (salmon), lean meat and low-fat dairy products. Avoid diet fads or crash diets as they can be detrimental to your normal hair growth cycle and hair health.

We hope our comprehensive hair nutrition articles help you in making better diet decisions for your hair health. In case you're experiencing any hair loss issues, consult a registered trichologist/dermatologist and registered dietician to get a correct diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

 
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