There’s no one that wouldn’t want a full, glorious hair on their head but unfortunately not everyone has the privilege of having a full hair. Many men and even women suffer from hair loss or baldness.
There are typically four main causes of hair loss:
Heredity (family history)
The medical term for a loss of hair is alopecia, and there are two main types. First, alopecia areata is the diagnosis when the your body’s own immune system attacks the hair follicles, causing your hair to fall out. Androgenetic alopecia is an inherited hair condition in which there is hair thinning and then it eventually falls out. This is the genetic hair loss known as male or female pattern baldness.
As critical as this condition is, do not give up hope because there are natural remedies one could use to treat the cause and not just the symptoms of hair loss. Below are food choices you can incorporate into your diet to help combat hair loss.
Organic foods — Choose these foods because they’re free of chemicals. Chemicals can act as endocrine disruptersinterfering with hair growth.
Pumpkin seeds — Pumpkin seeds are one of the top foods high in zinc, which is necessary for healthy hair health. Research has also shown that a zinc deficiency is linked with hypothyroidism and hair loss. (3)
Wild-caught fish — Wild-caught fish like salmon are high in omega-3 fats, which decrease inflammation while supporting hair growth and hair thickening.
Green tea — Green tea helps promote detoxification and contains antioxidants that promote hair growth. It also may stop the conversion of testosterone into DHT.
Super seeds — Chia, flax and hemp seeds are high in fiber and healthy fats that can help aid hair growth.
Bone Broth — High in protein, collagen and amino acids, bone broth the perfect food for encouraging healthy hair growth.
Caffeine — Yes, not technically, a food, but caffeine has been show to spur hair growth. According to research, caffeine stimulates hair shafts and helps them grow faster, by damping down the effects of DHT, a substance that infamously slows hair growth.
The good news is that with lifestyle changes to reduce stress, dietary improvements and the use of other natural hair loss remedies you can improve hair growth fast.