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Hair loss cure and diet

What is the good cream ayurvedic for hair loss? What is the diet restriction to stop the hair fall?
(February 28, 2011)

Hair Loss Diet

Hair loss can occur due to many different reasons. Pollution, dust, improper hair care, illnesses, chemotherapy and stress are some of the causes of hair loss. Another major cause of hair loss is poor nutrition. Hair loss and nutrition are closely linked. The hair follicles require a regular supply of vital nutrients in order to grow properly.

These nutrients come from the daily diet. Therefore a hair loss diet should include foods which contain all the essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Inadequate consumption of nutrient rich foods or drastic alterations to the diet can result in hair loss.

Deficiencies of certain vitamins can be responsible for hair loss. Those who follow extreme diets often experience hair loss. Such diets are also called fad diets. They introduce sudden drastic changes in the daily diet in order to bring about quick results. These diets can lead to several health complications including hair loss. Diets which prescribe intake of laxatives to cause weight loss can also lead to loss of hair. This is because the body is unable to hold back the nutrients it requires for healthy hair growth. It is advisable to refrain from adopting such diets. It is much better to formulate a healthy, balanced diet plan and if changes must be introduced, they must be done in a gradual manner. Consultation with a doctor or a dietician is also necessary.

The diet for hair loss must supply the body with several vitamins and minerals. Insufficient intake of any of these nutrients can cause weakening of the hair shafts and hair fall. It is possible to reduce hair loss simply by increasing the consumption of healthy foods. A hair loss prevention diet must include plenty of fruits such as oranges, apples, berries and melons. Dark green leafy vegetables are also important in the diet. Dairy foods supply the body with protein and vitamin B12, both essential for healthy hair growth. Include milk and other dairy products such as cheese in the diet. Other important components of a healthy diet include organ meats, fish, lean cuts of meat and nuts. Apart from healthy foods, it is also necessary to drink plenty of water daily. The recommended daily intake of water is a minimum of 8 glasses. Water helps to keep the body hydrated and also aids in transporting the nutrients to the hair follicles. Iron deficiencies may have a role to play in hair loss in women. Therefore a female hair loss diet must include iron rich foods such as spinach, broccoli and beans. Many women also experience hair thinning as they advance in age. To prevent thinning hair the diet must include foods containing omega 3 fatty acids such as salmon, mackerel and sardines.

In addition to proper diet, there are also some natural remedies to combat hair loss. One highly beneficial hair loss remedy is use of the herbs rosemary and sage. These herbs help to stimulate the scalp and also have a conditioning effect on the hair. They also help to protect the scalp from infections due to their antiseptic properties.
Submitted by E L on February 28, 2011 at 11:51


Hair loss cure and diet 

There are a number of ayurvedic herbs that are known to control and curb hair loss. It depends upon the type of herb that you wish to use and in the manner you would want to use it. The herb can either be swallowed, finely ground into a thick paste, or in the form of a potion that you can massage onto the scalp. Popular ayurvedic oils include bhringaraj oil or brahmi oil when applied onto the scalp on a regular basis helps to stimulate the growth of hair. Some Ayurvedic herbs such as Winter cherry and indian gooseberry are also known to be highly effective in controlling hair fall and keeping the scalp clean. Winter cherry can be had in the form of a pill that is easily available, however check with your physician of you are under medication for any prevailing medical issue.

The oil of sesame seeds or coconut is also known to nourish the hair roots, lubricate the scalp and hair follicles and strengthen the hair roots. Coconut oils form a popular base in many of ayurvedic preparations owing to its healing and nourishing properties. Consume a handful of white sesame seeds before breakfast, every morning. Sesame seeds are known to contain approximately 1200 mg. of calcium and magnesium that are vital nutrients as hair building blocks.

Submitted by C N on April 9, 2008 at 12:41


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