Nutrition for healthy hair
If you’re running low on key vitamins, your health – and especially your hair – could suffer. In fact, different hair issues such as shedding and dry scalp could thanks to specific nutrients you’re missing. Here’s what you need to know to keep your locks healthy.
Your hair is shedding like crazy
Ever take a shower and find yourself amazed at the amount of hair in the drain? While it’s normal for healthy hair to lose a few strands post-wash (up to 100 a day), excessive shedding could indicate something else is going on. (Post-pregnancy is a common time to shed hair, and that’s normal).
Dermatologist, Dr Paradi Mirmirani, explains nutritional deficiencies could be at play, as well as other underlying medical issues, so a visit to your doc is recommended. “In addition to being testing for thyroid disease and anaemia, your physician may check for certain vitamin and/or mineral deficiencies, including a vitamin D deficiency,” she adds.
Your hair is dry
For hair that remains dry year-round, the solution may be healthy fats, says dietitian, Megan Faletra. These are vital to your diet because they promote healthy skin and a healthy scalp, which gives life to your strands. “Think about supporting the health of your hair by supporting your skin and scalp with an abundance of healthy fats such as avocado, olive oil, and salmon into your diet.”