Your hair reflects your diet and overall health. Feed the hair follicles to stimulate hair growth. Any form of nutritional deficiency is sure to reflect in dull and lifeless hair, thinning hair, hair fall and poor hair growth. Ensure that adequate vitamins, amino acids and minerals are consumed so as to ensure good hair growth. This can be achieved through regular diet or supplements.
Try and reduce the consumption of aerated drinks, caffeine and refined sugar in your diet. A sluggish GI track might improve with consumption of probiotic yogurt. Elevated testosterone levels are indicated as hair loss cause for many men. This can be tackled by reduction of fats and meat in the diet.
Foods that stimulate hair growth
Soy protein is found to be beneficial in stimulating hair growth and strengthening hair. Other proteins can be sourced from eggs, beans, fish, yogurt and brewer’s yeast.
Stock up on beta-carotene that is found in green and yellow vegetables and fruits. This is vital for promoting healthy hair and skin.
Omega 3 fatty acids or fish oil supplements help stimulate hair growth with their capacity to cure scalp inflammations and thereby improve blood flow.
Oils for stimulating hair growth
An invigorating oil massage for the scalp and hair aids in improving hair health. You can use essential oils such as a blend of bay and lavender oils. As the carrier oil, you can opt for sesame oil or almond oil. Massage stimulates blood circulation to the follicles and unplugs pores.
Top up your intake of Vitamin E with nuts and seeds and avocados.
Medical issues that must be evaluated
An underactive thyroid can be the cause for brittle dry and frizzy hair.
Supplements of B6, folic acid and minerals including magnesium, sulfur, silica and zinc can go a long way in stimulating hair growth and maintaining healthy locks.
A major cause for hair loss is high levels of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone that contributes to hair loss.