Thinning hair is an unfortunate part of the aging process. While some hair loss is unavoidable, there are steps that can be taken to minimize the amount lost. Diet can actually play an important role in saving those luscious locks!
Increasing your consumption of lean protein, zinc, vitamins A and C, and omega-3 fatty acids can help support faster and healthier hair regrowth.
Hair is primarily made up of protein and moisture, which means that hair needs protein in order to grow. Some lean proteins to incorporate into your diet include fish and chicken, nuts, greek yogurt, tofu and beans.
Zinc helps promote tissue growth and repair, which is ideal for hair follicle health. Vitamins A and C contribute to the production of sebum, which also moisturizes and nourishes the hair follicles. Some foods that are high in zinc are beef, liver, oysters and chickpeas. Foods that are high in Vitamins A and C are citrus fruits, sweet potatoes, spinach, broccoli and sweet potato.
Omega-3 fatty acids are perhaps one of the most beneficial superfoods you can incorporate into your diet, especially since your body cannot naturally produce omega-3 fatty acids! This nutrient nourishes your hair from follicle to shaft. It also increases elasticity in the strands of your hair which minimizes breakage.
Just like skin, your hair benefits from both nutrients you consume and nutrients you put directly on it. Dr. Marder’s Total Relief Shampoo and Conditioner are sulfate-free and formulated with 1% hyrdocortisone to stop itchy, dry scalp. Soothing botanical complexes nourish the scalp and shaft, supplementing the superfood diet you should now be on!
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