Hair loss is often associated with male baldness. However, it’s actually a problem that affects both men and women.
It may have many causes: your genes, stress, the changes of the seasons… So it’s logical to wonder what you have to do to get your hair to grow healthy and strong. Here, we’ll give you some tips.
While we always recommend seeing a dermatologist if you notice any problems in this area, it’s also important to pay attention to what you eat. That’s right, your diet plays a decisive role.
As we often say, the quality of your blood determines the quality of your health. Your hair is nourished by your blood too, which means you have to eat the right food if you want your hair to grow.
It’s also vital to watch your anxiety levels and your mood. Some people’s emotional states are manifested in this part of their body.
If this is you, read below and find out the keys to an issue that is often forgotten.
1. Eat well to encourage good hair growth
Eat balanced meals for better hair growth
What do we mean by “balanced”? We’re talking about including all the nutrients your body needs to function well.
This translates into including these foods into your recipes:
- Protein: meat, fish, and eggs
- Carbohydrates: legumes, pasta, and grains (these last two should be whole wheat or whole grain)
- Fiber, glucose, and acid: fruits and vegetables
- Healthy fat: nuts, olive oil, avocado, and nonfat dairy
It’s essential to watch your portion sizes. Protein and vegetables should be the main players in your meals, since that’s where you’ll be getting the most vitamins.
As for carbohydrates and glucose, these will give you the energy you need for your metabolism. Meanwhile, fat will support your immune system and regenerate the cells necessary for hair growth.
Choose foods high in iron and zinc
Iron is in charge of transporting oxygen throughout your body. The most effective sources are lean meat, lentils, soy, and soy products, like tofu.
And then there’s zinc. You need this mineral to repair tissues in your body, so it is responsible for keeping your hair follicles in good shape. You can find it in dark chocolate, wheat germ, squash, and pumpkin.
2. Avoid harsh hair salon chemicals
We all love getting new looks at the salon.
But stylists usually use products like ultra strong hair spray, which over time hurt the silky texture of your hair.
The good news is that there are things you can do at home to take care of your hair without having to use chemicals.
In addition, we always recommend learning the best way to wash your hair. We know it’s tempting to wash it every day, but try not to, and learn how to do it most effectively.
Finally, avoid sleeping with wet hair, since this is very bad for your scalp.
3. Take time out for you
As we said above, anxiety will weaken your hair. To counteract it, you will need to take at least an hour and a half out of your day to do something you love.
It can be a sport, reading, going to the movies with friends, anything that will help you disconnect.
Remember that your goal is to enjoy yourself. What does that mean? To let go of your day-to-day worries.
It’s not the time to work or deal with family problems. It’s your chance to be the center of your life. Focus on savoring every moment.
These three guidelines will help you encourage good hair growth safely and surely. They don’t have any side effects and are good for the rest of your body, as well. You’ll be taking care of your whole body.
Are you ready to start the process and tell us how it goes? Do you know of another method that can help?