Hair tonics, scalp lotions, intensive repair creams and so on – there is a myriad of products out there in the market one can turn to when dealing with hair problems such as hair loss, split ends, greying. However, did you know that there is another well-hidden secret to improve your hair condition?
Remember this mantra – eat chill rest.
For fuller and stronger hair, go for
- High-protein food:e.g. lean meat and oyster
- Fruits rich in Vitamin C:e.g. strawberry and orange
Why? Our hair is made up of mainly protein, so a lack of protein can cause our hair strands to become thinner. As for vitamin C, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center, a low intake of Vitamin C may result in dry or split ends.
For darker hair, go for
- Fresh greens rich in Vitamin B6:e.g. spinach and asparagus
Why? Vitamin B6 helps in the production of colour pigments that give your hair its colour. So instead of dyeing your hair frequently to hide the white hair strands, love your greens! It is a much better solution because repeated dyeing can alter your hair structure, leading to dull-looking hair, rough texture and weakened hair strands that break off easily.
While these foods are nutritious, there are several factors that affect your body’s ability to absorb the nutrients and tremendous amount of stress is one of them. So when you are in stressed, eating even a cart full of these superfoods is not going to work wonders for your hair.
Anything that contributes to your health and emotional well-being is good for your hair. Having sufficient sleep allows your body to repair and recharge itself. That said, serious sleep deprivation affects your body functions and this could in turn have an impact on your hair or your hair loss condition.
Does home remedy for hair loss work?
For sure, you won’t be waking up to thick, healthy hair the next day because all these will take some time for the benefits to kick in. Nevertheless, as the saying goes ‘you are what you eat’. Without a balanced diet and proper body functioning, your hair follicles could be ‘starved’ due to a lack of nutrients in your blood. Unhealthy hair may then result and intensive hair treatments would not be of much help in the long run.