Experts have revealed the 10 foods to eat for thicker hair.
While hair loss and thinning may be distressing, simple dietary changes could be all it takes to prevent further fall outs, according to Neal’s Yards Remedies’ team of naturopaths, herbalists and nutritional therapists.
In the new book ‘Neal’s Yard Remedies’ Eat Beautiful’, the experts explain simply having two slices of mango as a snack can help to strengthen hair tissue and promote growth.
Sprinkling a tablespoon of flaxseeds over meals nourishes hair and prevents it from becoming weak or brittle.
In a piece for Get The Gloss, the experts discuss 10 foods that strengthen hair and how to incorporate them into your diet.
Baldness or hair loss, known as alopecia, can be a distressing condition. Alopecia areata, when hair falls out in patches, is usually temporary.
Hair loss can be down to hormonal changes, a medical condition, stress or nutritional deficiencies.
Experts recommend people eat foods with antioxidant flavonoids to strengthen hair follicles, iron-rich foods to boost red blood cells, and protein- and silica-abundant foods to promote hair growth.
This colourful fruit provides the mineral silica, which is a component of connective tissue that helps to strengthen hair and promote its growth.
Key nutrients: Silica, vitamins A, B6, and C, folate.
How to eat: Have two medium-sized slices of mango as a snack or after a meal.
Foods derived from soy, such as edamame beans and tempeh, are thought to inhibit the formation of a hormone known as dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
An imbalance of DHT is believed to contribute to hair loss.