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20 Superfoods for Stronger Hair

Superfoods to Boost Hair Growth

20 Superfoods for Stronger HairThere is no doubt that what is inside of us when we’re born – our genes – plays a large role in determining whether we will have a full head of hair or whether we will experience thinning or hair loss. In fact, a recent study found nearly 300 genetic ties to hair loss. But what we put inside ourselves throughout our lives – the foods we eat and beverages we drink – can also impact the health of our hair and scalp.

A healthy, balanced diet rich in key nutrients can help boost hair growth in addition to improving your overall health and sense of well-being. Whether as an adjunct to hair restoration treatments or just as part of a healthy lifestyle, incorporating a wide range of readily available “superfoods” into your diet will result in positive change from head to toe.

Next time you hit your grocery store or farmers market, load up your cart with these hair-positive foods:

  • As you may recall from high school biology class, protein and their amino acids are the “building blocks” of the body – and hair. A diet which includes a healthy amount of protein from various sources can be a key to strong and growing hair. Few foods are as rich in protein as nuts and legumes. Nuts also contain a variety of vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats. Try to make nuts like almonds, walnuts, and cashews a regular part of your diet.
  • Salmon and other fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids. For hair health, omega-3 fatty acids keep the scalp hydrated to stimulate follicle function while enriching strands for a shinier glow. Foods such as salmon, sardines, and trout are great resources for boosting your omega-3 intake.
  • Spinach and other leafy greens. A lack of iron is one of the chief causes of dietary-related hair loss. Low iron levels limit proper blood flow – something follicles need to receive growth-stimulating nutrients. Iron-rich foods such as spinach, kale, broccoli, and other leafy greens can boost your iron intake and help feed your hair. As a bonus, spinach contains antioxidants, vitamins B, C and E, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium and omega-3 fatty acids, all of which can help your hair and scalp.
  • Vitamin C acts as a catalyst for iron to absorb into the blood stream. Eating these two hair boosting nutrients together fosters hair growth. In addition, the antioxidants found in vitamin C, along with its collagen-boosting properties, keep skin, hair and nails looking and feeling nourished. Grapefruits as well as other fruits such as oranges, strawberries and blueberries, contain high levels of Vitamin C necessary for hair growth.  
  • Not only are lentils a good source of protein, they also contain ample amounts of iron, zinc, and biotin which promote a healthy scalp and strengthen hair.
  • Next time you make guacamole, you’re also whipping up a tasty mix of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins B and E which can help protect and strengthen hair. Vitamin B is essential for hair growth, while vitamin E protects your skin and hair from environmental pollutants and sun damage. 
  • Sunflower seeds.This healthy snack or salad topping contains a cornucopia of hair boosting nutrients such as protein, zinc, selenium, biotin, potassium, copper, iron, B vitamins, vitamin E, magnesium and calcium.

Schedule an Appointment for a Hair Loss Evaluation Today

Of course, dietary improvements alone may not stop hair loss or restore your hair to the fullness it once had. At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, our skilled physicians diagnose and treat hair loss cases that can’t be reversed at home. Through advanced hair restoration surgery techniques and alternative non-invasive treatments, we can help patients suffering with hair loss.

 

To receive a personalized evaluation and treatment plan, contact us online or call or office directly at 305-925-0222.

20 Superfoods for Stronger Hair

20 Superfoods for Stronger HairStronger hair can be yours. For many men and women, stronger and thicker hair can be achieved through simple lifestyle changes. Revising your daily diet to include more superfoods, for example, is one route to stronger hair. For others, a more comprehensive approach that includes surgical or nonsurgical hair loss treatment may also be required.

In this article, we explore the 20 best-known superfoods for stronger hair. We also explore 3 of the most popular surgical and nonsurgical methods of hair restoration—moderate to aggressive treatments for men and women who experience more pronounced thinning, shedding, and balding.

Top 20 Superfoods for Stronger Hair

Whether dining out or cooking at home, look for opportunities to incorporate the following superfoods for stronger hair into your meals. As a rule of thumb, always pair 1 protein with 1 serving of vegetables and 1 serving of fruit. Garnish with seeds and extracts, and always remember to indulge in a delicious treat!

Omega-rich Proteins

Eggs

Salmon

Power Vegies & Lentils

Kale

Lentils

Spinach

Tomatoes

Red peppers

Sweet potatoes

Thirst-quenching Fruits

Kiwis

Avocados

Blueberries

Raspberries

Goji berries

Coconut (meat and oil)

Seeds & extracts

Walnuts

Sesame seeds

Pumpkin seeds

Delicious Treats

Oolong tea

Greek yogurt

Dark chocolate

When Superfoods Aren’t Enough

A balanced diet rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants has been proven to naturally improve the appearance of hair, skin, and nails. For some individuals, however, eating well is not enough. Whether predisposed to hereditary (genetic) hair loss or suffering from stress-induced telogen effluvium, the following treatment options are available to help men and women put an end to excessive thinning and balding.

Minoxidil

Minoxidil is a topical hair loss foam that both men and women may use. When applied directly to the scalp, minoxidil has been shown in clinical studies to prevent the progression of hair loss. Patients are cautioned, however, that hair loss will begin again when minoxidil use is discontinued. This treatment is available over-the-counter under the popular brand, Rogaine®.

Laser Hair Restoration

Laser hair restoration is a nonsurgical hair loss treatment that has enjoyed ever-increasing popularity over the past 3 years. Treatment consists of exposure to cool laser light to improve blood circulation and hair follicle health, thus promoting natural hair growth. We are pleased to offer laser hair restoration with the Capillus272™ Pro, a FDA cleared laser cap that can be worn in the comfort of your own home for fast results.

Hair Transplant Surgery

Hair transplant surgery is a third option for men and women who suffer with hair loss. At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we offer two highly refined approaches to hair transplant surgery.

Strip Procedures. A thin linear strip of donor follicles (hair) is removed from the side or rear of the scalp, separated, and carefully transplanted to the thinning/balding area. Using a special closure technique, Miami Hair surgeon, Dr. Paul Rose, expertly redirects existing hairs to grow through and around the extraction area to effectively mask the signs of scarring. Learn more about strip procedures here.

ARTAS® Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). We are pleased to offer procedures with the revolutionary ARTAS® system, a minimally invasive, state-of-the-art technology that uses digital mapping and robotics precision to select and harvest hair for transplantation (FUE). Learn more about ARTAS® hair transplant here.

Hair Loss Evaluation and Treatment

Have you noticed scalp irritation, excessive shedding, or other tell tale signs of hair loss? At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we are pleased to offer patients the most advanced methods of hair loss diagnosis and treatment. We invite readers to contact us online to learn more, or contact our clinic directly at 305-925-0222.

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