Genetics dictate much of what goes on with hair and hair loss as well as baldness. Androgenetic alopecia, which is an inherited condition, seems to be caused by dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone derived from testosterone. This is created from a catabolic reaction in which DHT is created, and takes place in certain tissues including those in hair follicles. In a targeted manner, if one could get more of the hormone necessary to achieve the hair results they wanted, the world would be ideal.
However, believe it or not, diet also plays a large role in hair loss:
1. Eggs and dairy
Eggs and dairy products are rich in all the stuff that can lead to more biotin, and other hair proliferative, strengthening and lengthening properties. Milk, cheese, eggs, and yogurt are all loaded with protein, vitamins B7 and B12, iron, zinc and the venerated omega 6 fatty acids. All of these will come together, with biotin (vitamin B7) leading the charge, to fight hair loss. Biotin is the key in the entire bag of nutrients with iron, zinc, proteins and fatty acids being the backup singers in this nutritional concert to create better hair.
This is yet another hair-friendly, nutritionally-powerful component that should be a part of anyone’s diet who is looking to have better, stronger hair. Spinach brings vitamins A, C, iron and more proteins to the mix of items that can be consumed to achieve a better mane, and perhaps even fight off the deleterious influence of genetics. If you add carrots to this salad, and have a sweet potato on the side, you have now brought even more vitamin A into your body, which can take care of dry and itchy scalp.
3. Oats and walnuts for breakfast
Walnuts are super rich in fiber, omega-6’s, zinc and polyunsaturated fatty acids. If you eat a bowl of oats each morning, not only will your heart be healthier, as well as all associated gastrointestinal processes, but your hair will also thrive within 6-12 months. It is likely one of the best nutritional ways to start each day. Add the power of a handful of walnuts to your oats, now you have invited the only known nut that contains biotin into your body, which carries added benefits of B’s 1, 6 and 9, in addition to vitamin E, protein and magnesium. The nutrients in walnuts with both strengthen hair and will protect your cells from damage to, which can be caused by sun exposure. If your body could give you a very grateful hug, it would after you start your day with this powerful combination of nutrients. Have a hard-boiled egg on the side and you have started your day with the best possible nutritional fuel you could.
Lentils are literally loaded with iron, zinc, biotin and protein. Red blood cells need health and reparative help, so before you find out it was needed, eating lentils, which are full of cell-repairing folic acid, will repair cells and cells deliver oxygen. The more oxygen your scalp gets, the better your hair will be.
Chicken is high in protein, which the hair definitely needs to be strong and avoid breakage, and then if you make baked chicken cutlet with lemon slices and have orange and grapefruit in your spinach, carrot, and walnut salad, great hair will be the result of enjoying this amalgamation of fine nutritional resources on a regular basis. Your salad can be made even more hair-growth friendly by adding onion, cabbage, cucumber and cauliflower, which are all rich in silica, another key nutrient your hair needs to thrive.
6. Strawberries and yogurt
End your day with strawberries, which contain high-levels of the hair-strengthening silica, in yogurt, which is packed with vitamins D and B5, your hair follicles will be even healthier than they already might be. Even using yogurt as a hair mask will help follicles as well. Perhaps one of the best things anyone interested in better hair can do is both eat yogurt daily and do a yogurt hair mask once a week. Use it on the inside and the outside for great results.