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Prevent hair loss with these foods

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In our previous posts, we’ve told you how hair loss is caused, what male pattern baldness is, what the different types of hair loss are. We now bring you a comprehensive list of nutrients and their functions in hair growth and what their absence does to your hair. We also list various vegetarian and non-vegetarian sources which contain these nutrients and are must-haves if you want radiant, luscious hair.

Nutrient Required for Effect of deficiency on hair Vegetarian sources Non-vegetarian sources
Protein These are building blocks of every tissue of the body including hair and scalp. It helps in new hair generation to replace the ones that are lost. Dry and brittle hair; thinning of scalp due to non-replacement of the shedding hair. Proteins from beans, nuts, grains etc are good but not optimal since they contain protein in the incomplete form.
Proteins from animal sources are the best eg:
meat, chicken, fish, eggs, milk, cheese.
Vitamin C
(If you are a smoker, your requirement for Vitamin C doubles)
This vitamin is required for producing collagen which is essential for holding tissues in the hair together. Weak and brittle hair leading to split ends and hair loss. Oranges, lemon, sweet lime, berries, watermelon, palak, methi, tomatoes and potatoes. Not available from animal sources
(If you are a woman, your requirement for iron is even more since you lose blood and iron during menstruation. Pregnant and lactating women also need more iron)
Required for formation of hemoglobin in turn providing enough oxygen and blood to the hair Weakening of the hair and hair loss. Non-heme iron from palak, rajma, dal, chana, soyabeans Meat, chicken, eggs, fish are the better sources since heme iron from animal sources is more easily absorbed.
Copper  Same as above Weakening of the hair and hair loss. Sesame seeds (til), soya, cashews
Meat (especially liver), seafood
Zinc Helps the oil glands in the hair follicle to function normally. The oil glands do not produce enough oil leading to dry scalp, dandruff and hair loss.
Nuts, whole grains, dals Meat, seafood
Vitamin B complex Helps hemoglobin which helps supply oxygen to the scalp and hair and hair follicles. Weak, undernourished and damaged hair Not available from vegetarian sources Tuna fish (bangda) and salmon fish (rohu), chicken

Hair Loss - Beauty Tips

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Hair loss has become a perennial problem. The amount of hair lost is not supplemented with the number of hair grown. Hence there becomes a problem. Almost all women face a problem with hair loss. A study has said that on a daily basis we lose 100 hairs. The life span of a hair is not more than four years. There can be several reasons for hair loss. The problem can be hereditary, stress or any disease. There is specific treatment for hair loss. But we should not ignore the problem of hair loss. Let us focus on the different causes of hair loss.

Hair Loss

The cause can be hereditary

Little disorder in genetic factor can be the reason for hair loss. Once a hair is lost it gets replaced naturally. But a disorder in genetic factors will not let the lost hair get replaced. The gap gets created. Thus it leads to baldness at a very young age too. There are three other factors which affect hair loss; they are age, gender and hormone. Due to age people loose hair and it might lead to baldness. The problem can be related to hormones too. The problem of hair fall affects men more when compared with women.

The problem could be stress

Stress is another reason for hair loss. Physical stress or emotional stress both contribute to hair loss. There can be 2 type of hair loss in this scenario: Telogen effluvium and Alopecia areata. Telogen effluvium is a severe problem. The hair falls and the growth is almost lost. Hence the gap cannot be filled. Alopecia areata happens when the white blood cells attack the follicles of the hair. In this scenario, the body hair also falls. The hair does grow back but intensive treatment is required. The hair will falls in patches.

Side effects of medicines

Few medicines have side effects. The intake of the medicine results in hair fall. The severity of the medicines is the key factor for hair loss. Like after chemotherapy people tend to lose hair. Even after pregnancy there is a chance of hair fall. As there is a hormonal change during pregnancy there is a chance of hair loss. Birth control pills also lead to hair fall.