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Lifestyle Factors and Hair Health: How Diet and Stress Impact Hair Loss

Lifestyle Factors and Hair Health: How Diet and Stress Impact Hair Loss

Diet and Hair Health
Instead, try to incorporate foods rich in vitamins, minerals, and proteins which benefit your hair. The best vitamins for your hair are vitamin D, biotin, and vitamin C. Vitamin D, biotin, and vitamin C work to improve hair follicle functioning, encourage hair strength and structure, and stimulate collagen production, respectively. To incorporate these vitamins into your diet, try eating fatty fish, mushrooms, fortified cereals, oats, eggs, citrus, leafy greens, and berries. Proteins are another essential part of our diet that will benefit our hair. Proteins like keratin make up a large component of our hair so incorporating high-protein foods like lean meats, legumes, eggs, and dairy can encourage hair growth. In addition to proteins, certain minerals like iron and zinc aid your hair by preventing hair loss and promoting resiliently strong hair. Iron and zinc can be found in red meats, poultry, eggs, beans, spinach, and more. Finally, omega-3 fatty acids help to nourish your hair follicles by reducing inflammation and encouraging hair growth. Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in lots of seafood, nuts, seeds, and plant oils.

Stress and Hair Health
Stress is one of the leading causes of hair loss. High levels of stress are accompanied by high cortisol, the stress hormone. Cortisol can affect hair follicle functioning and impact hair stem cells, causing a reduction in hair growth. Additionally, when stressed, your hair enters its telogen phase. Telogen effluvium is a form of hair loss that can be triggered by immense stress causing rapid and noticeable hair loss. Fortunately, stress doesn’t have to last forever. By implementing stress-relieving techniques, you can lower your stress levels, preventing further hair loss and encouraging hair regrowth. Try practicing yoga, meditation, deep breathing, listening to music, and spending time with family and friends to seek happy and healthy hair.

Your lifestyle plays a significant role in your hair health. By making adjustments in your diet and taking steps to reduce stress can prevent hair loss down the road, and encourage hair growth.

The Pure Hair Restoration Center is here to guide you toward a healthier lifestyle for your hair! We also offer various hair restoration treatments, including Follicular Unit Transplants and Follicular Unit Extraction, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Laser Cap Therapy, and nutritional supplements for your benefit.

AUTHOR: Dr. Nader Ronaghi, founder of Pure Hair Restoration Center, is a leading physician in the field of hair transplantation in Newport Beach, California with over a decade of experience. Dr. Ronaghi uses biologics with advanced medical technology to restore hair, helping his patients improve their appearance and self-esteem.