a healthy diet for healthy hair

A Healthy Diet to Maintain Healthy Hair 

A healthy diet is an integral part of maintaining a healthy head of full, beautiful hair. And you can also improve your hair by subscribing to a healthy diet. Vitamins and nutrients are essential for your entire system, including your skin and hair.

False fact: Because your hair is made of dead protein, it won’t benefit from a healthy diet. The opposite is true. Your follicles are alive, and they require nutrients to produce and maintain healthy strands of hair.

Hair Treatments or Nutrient-Rich Foods?

Conditioners, moisturizers and quality products may help to keep your hair smooth and shiny, but outside treatments won’t make your hair grow. Your hair follicles need to receive protein, iron, vitamins B, C, and E, Omega-3 Fatty Acid and other nutrients to produce healthy hair strands. One of the best ways to nourish your hair is to enjoy a nutrient-rich diet.

Healthy Hair Food Choices

There are many delicious, natural foods that include the nutrients you need for healthy hair. Chicken, lean red meats, tuna, and salmon are all high in protein. Red meat is also recommended as a healthy source of iron. Vitamin B can be found in seeds, nuts, dark leafy greens, cauliflower and other plant-based foods, as well as eggs, chicken and fish. Whole citrus fruits and guava are excellent sources of vitamin C. Vitamin E is found in many sources, including almonds, avocados, broccoli, papaya and parsley. Omega-3 Fatty Acids are found in fish, such as salmon, and will help keep your hair moist and hydrated. A healthy, balanced diet full of these essential nutrients will keep your hair healthy and shiny and will also benefit your mental health, heart, lungs and skin.

Will Junk Food Affect My Hair?

Junk food can contribute to hair loss and can negatively impact your health as a whole.
For example, diet soda includes artificial sweeteners like aspartame, which has been linked to hair loss. Avoid sugar, cakes, and pastries, as well as white bread, white pasta, and other refined starches because they convert to sugar, and a high-sugar diet can cause your hair to thin. Enjoy whole wheat pasta and bread whenever possible and avoid sugar.

What if Improving My Diet Doesn’t Help My Hair?

If you are losing hair or experience thinning hair, you may not be able to reverse this problem with a better diet alone. Male and female pattern hair loss cannot be changed with an improved diet on its own. Eating healthy is important but can’t address all hair loss issue in women, including postpartum hair loss, hair loss caused by thyroid issues, hair loss near an incision or scar, burns, extreme stress or hereditary female pattern hair loss. Hereditary male pattern baldness is the most common cause of hair loss for men, but other health issues can cause male baldness or thin hair.

The best way to reverse male or female pattern hair loss is hair restoration with Follicular Unit Extraction, available at Nashville Hair Doctor and performed by a NeoGraft Master Technician.

Follicular Unit Extraction at Nashville Hair Doctor

Follicular unit extraction (FUE) can help you stop male or female balding, including a thinning crown, receding hairline, or a widening part. NeoGraft transplantation technology is available at Nashville Hair Doctor for men and women who desire to restore their hairline and replenish thin areas. This procedure gently removes individual follicles from a donor area and implants the follicles where the balding has occurred. The NeoGraft technology can be customized to match your needs, and hair follicles can be inserted into any area of your skin. Beard transplants in particular have become very popular for men who have patchy beards or want a designer stubble.

In the U.S. approximately 30 million women and 50 million men suffer from pattern baldness or thinning hair. The good news is that with the NeoGraft hair transplant technique you can experience a full head of hair or restoration of your eyebrows, beard, or other hair. The process is minimally invasive and doesn’t require stitches or staples. There is minimal discomfort and a short recovery time. Most patients resume their regular schedule after a few days.

Cost of Hair Restoration and Affordable Options

The price of Follicular Unit Extraction is dependent on the number of transplanted follicles and the area(s) being treated. Call Nashville Hair Doctor for affordable offers and specials, or use our free Online Quote tool to submit a picture. We will then contact you the options that are available for you and at what cost. Healthy, full hair is achievable, and payment plans are available to fit your budget.

Nashville Hair Doctor has over 20 years experience providing hair transplants. All procedures are completed in the beautiful, state-of-the-art NuBody Concepts Plastic Surgery Facility. Each transplant is completed under the supervision of a board-certified plastic surgeon and follows a personalized treatment plan that is designed just for you.

About Hair Doctor

With over 20 years of experience in FUE hair restoration and led by a double-board certified plastic surgeon, we are a leading provider of affordable hair transplants in the Southeast. Visit us at our Nashville Hair Doctor or Memphis Hair Doctor offices, or take advantage of our complimentary travel package for out-of-town patients. Read more>>