For faster hair growth and also to stop hair fall, you need a healthy diet that contains protein, zinc, vitamin and other nutrients that make your hair grow longer, stronger and also healthier from within. A good diet with right blend of ingredients will accelerate hair growth and make every strand healthy and strong from root to tip. The intake of such food daily can improve overall hair quality, including thickness and shine and also assist in the regrowth of new hair.
Here are some foods which you can consume, that can help prevent or reduce hair fall.
Eggs are a great source of protein and act as a natural multivitamin. It can stimulate the hair follicles by providing nutrition to the scalp, in turn strengthening the roots. Egg yolks contain biotin that can keep your hair hydrated and promote hair elasticity. Biotin, also known as vitamin H, is a vitamin which is naturally present in food such as milk, eggs, bananas etc, which plays an important role in protecting the health of the hair, skin and nails. It can also help in the reduction of hair loss, prevention of split ends and also prevent brittle nails. Biotin improves the body’s keratin structure and keratin is a protein that makes up the hair, skin and nails.
Nuts are an essential source of nutrients. Nuts contain biotin, protein, magnesium, omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. These nutrients can help strengthen the hair follicles and provide nourishment to the scalp. Zinc is an important trace element that cannot be produced naturally by the body, but plays a very important role in the hair tissue growth and repair. It helps keep the oil glands around the hair follicles functioning properly. Therefore, in order to have a sufficient consumption of zinc, it is essential to consume nuts like walnuts, almonds, Brazil nuts etc.
Do you suffer from hair fall which is more than normal? Then, adding seeds to your diet is ideal! Seeds are nutrient-dense and can be beneficial to reduce hair fall and promote hair growth. Here are some seeds which can be included in your diet:
Sesame seeds: These seeds can be found in two types, black and white coloured seeds also known as ‘til’ seeds. They are a rich source of minerals and vitamins which can promote healthy hair with a shiny look.
Chia seeds and flax seeds: These seeds contain omega-3 fatty acids (a nutrient found in certain foods) which can promote hair growth and increase hair thickness from the inside once you consume it. It contains antioxidants that can reduce hair loss and improve hair density. READ MORE – CHIA WATER for glowing skin and healthy hair
Sunflower seeds: Consuming sunflower seeds can hep supply more blood flow to the scalp in turn stimulating the hair follicles and promoting faster hair growth. Sunflower seeds contain minerals like iron, zinc etc, which can prevent hair loss and boost tissue growth and repair.
Pumpkin seeds: Pumpkin seeds contain micronutrients that can improve hair texture and hair strength. These seeds contain a type of amino acid called cucurbitin, that can help stimulate hair growth.
Fenugreek seeds: These seeds are rich in iron and protein which are the two nutrients very essential for hair growth. Fenugreek seeds contain protein that can fight hair fall and delay the onset of greying hair.
To make a natural hair growth powder or supplement at home –
You will need –
- Pumpkin seeds – 1/4 cup
- Flaxseeds – 2 tbsp
- Chia seeds – 2 tbsp
- Walnuts or peanuts – 1/4 cup
- Almonds – 1/4 cup
Dry roast the seeds and nuts in a pan and then blend it to a powder. Use 1 tablespoon of this hair growth powder daily in your smoothie, oats, cereals or also on your yogurt.
4. Coconut Oil:
If your diet doesn’t contain enough natural fats and other nutrients, taking a spoonful of coconut oil, every morning on an empty stomach, can help lead the way towards healthier and faster hair growth. A lot of people apply coconut oil on their hair for scalp health and hair growth. While this process is beneficial, the effects take a longer time to show as hair doesn’t have the ability to digest or metabolize the oil, how our digestive system can, therefore ingesting it will help improve hair growth from the inside and show external results. READ MORE – REASONS YOU NEED TO HAVE A SPOONFUL OF COCONUT OIL ON AN EMPTY STOMACH
Please Note: For consuming teaspoonful of coconut oil, make sure you are consuming virgin coconut oil, which is unrefined. Coconut oil is extracted from the fresh white pulp (or coconut kernel) or dried coconut pulp (called copra). Coconut oil can either be virgin (made from the fresh white pulp of the coconut) or refined (which is made from the dried pulp called copra).