Nourishing Foods for Hair & Scalp – Part 1

Hi there and welcome back to our blog! If you’re like many people, you might be struggling to obtain or maintain healthy, strong hair, radiant hair. But did you know there are many foods that actually stimulate and help maintain healthy hair and scalp? In today’s post, we’ll begin a short blog series that explores some of these hair-friendly foods as they relate to specific hair health issues. At New Image Labs, we are committed to providing you with effective hair care solutions and advice to help you achieve the healthy you desire. Please read on to learn more.

Foods to Combat Dandruff and Split Ends

Most everyone has experienced dandruff, dry scalp, or split ends at some point in their lives. Many common causes for these issues include: side effects of medicine usage, living in a dry climate, sun and wind damage, using harsh heat-styling tools on a daily basis, or applying chemical treatments to the hair such as color and perms. For those who suffer from Vitamin A deficiency often have dry, itchy scalps which leads to dandruff. Fortunately, there are variety of delicious foods that can reduce dandruff and split ends.

 

  • Fish oil is an amazing treatment for your overall skin health, making it the perfect weapon to fight dandruff and dry scalp. It works to replenish the texture of your skin and scalp, which moisturizes the skin and reduces dryness and flakiness.  
  • Sweet potatoes are packed with beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant that the body turns into Vitamin A which helps skin tissue grow and repair itself by producing oils to moisturize and protect the scalp.
  • Nuts and citrus both contain Vitamins C, E,  and other minerals that work together to nourish the scalp and hair follicles. Both foods are packed with antioxidants which promote healthy hair and scalp.

Foods to Reduce Hair Loss

Hair loss is a complex condition that affects both men and women; according to the American Hair Loss Association, androgenetic alopecia (a hereditary autoimmune disorder) or common male pattern baldness (MPB) is the leading cause for about 95 percent of hair loss in men, while forty percent of women have visible hair loss by the age of forty. Hair loss is also caused by triggers such as stress, chemotherapy and radiation treatments, lack of protein, and changes in female hormones. Thankfully, many foods out there can help combat hair loss.

 

  • Protein-rich foods like red meat, poultry, salmon, beans, and eggs are just a few of the foods that prevent hair loss. Because hair is made up almost entirely of protein—about 95-97 percent—a lack of protein contributes to hair loss. However, eating protein-rich foods nourishes the hair while also stimulating new hair growth.
  • Cottage cheese and other dairy products are excellent sources for calcium and protein that your hair, skin, bones, and nails need to be healthy. Cottage cheese contains whey protein that our bodies absorb better than any other protein which also supports proper growth and consistent regrowth of hair.

 

New Image Labs

We hope you have found the first installment of our short blog series focusing on nourishing foods for a healthy scalp and hair helpful. To combat dandruff, dry scalp, and hair breakage, we recommend using Pro|Gen Deep-Cleansing formula coupled with a healthy diet. Using Pro|Gen Active in conjunction with with eating protein-rich foods and high-protein dairy can help fight hair loss while also promoting consistent hair regrowth. Additionally, try our on-line diagnostic tool to determine which Pro|Gen formula is right for you. Contact us for more information about our hair and scalp treatments or to learn more about in-salon treatments to help you get the healthy hair you desire.

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