Choosing the right treatments to manage your thinning hair is important--each head is different and requires a unique treatment protocol. So congratulations for seeking advice from New Image Hair Clinic; we'll implement every tool in our hair restoration arsenal to ensure you get the best solution for your individual needs.
There's one thing we can't do for you, and that's ensuring that your diet is rich in the nutrients you need for your hair loss solutions to have the greatest chance at success. That part's up to you, but here are some tips that will ensure that your hair growth regimen works from the inside out. You might want to consult a nutritionist for the best supplements for you; the vitamins you need are predicated on the root cause of your hair loss.
A Diet For Healthy Hair
If you're fighting the battle of the follicle, there are certain foods you should avoid--sugars, high-glycemic foods like bread and pasta, hydrogenated oils, and mercury-laden seafood, to name a few. These foods can make your hair follicles shrink, causing hair to fall out.
Do eat foods packed with the B vitamins, vitamin C, and biotin--leafy greens, lentils and beans, eggs, and avocados. Vitamin C, in particular, reduces the number of free radicals in your body that deters new hair growth, and the Bs create the red blood cells that carry oxygen and other nutrients to the scalp, which makes it easier for the follicles to get busy.
Supplements for Hair Growth
There are many supplements that can boost hair growth. These are the ingredients you should look for in a supplement, and how they can support hair growth. These are all natural, plant-based compounds.
Free radicals in the body contribute to hair loss, and antioxidants fight those rogue cells. Many of the foods listed above are rich in antioxidants, but supplements can certainly enhance the dietary benefits of berries, legumes, dried and fresh fruits, and colorful veggies. Look for supplements with beta-carotene, (Vitamin A), Vitamin C, and Vitamin E.
A healthy human body produces enough of the B vitamins, and will eliminate any excess. A diet rich in animal proteins, leafy green vegetables, and whole grains contributes to the body getting all the B vitamins; for vegans or vegetarians, a regular multivitamin will usually make up for any deficiency in the B vitamin range.
A B vitamin supplement may aid in hair regrowth if your loss is the result of a medical condition or medication that hinders your body's ability to absorb the nutrients and enzymes produced by these vitamins.
Biotin is also known as B7, and is crucial for growing strong hair and nails. Biotin supplements are either stand-alone, found in the vitamin aisle of your pharmacy, or a component of another B vitamin heavy product like Viviscal.
Keratin is a protein that is one of the building blocks of hair. The hair cuticle absorbs keratin, and your hair looks fuller and shinier, and is easier to manage. Look for a keratin supplement with a range of B vitamins, amino acids, and zinc combine with keratin to nourish hair growth.
Collagen is a protein found in the connective tissue of all animals, and boosts hair and nail growth in humans. Marine-based collagen is sourced from wild-caught fish scales, so it's not vegan, but pescatarian-friendly. Collagen supplements feature marine-based collagen, as well as ashwagandha, Vitamin E, and other highly concentrated botanicals. Women who use collagen report more hair density after three months, and thicker hair after six months of treatment.
An Integrated Approach To Managing Thinning Hair
Your body is a complicated system, and when you're treating hair thinning or loss, you should consider your overall health and underlying causes of hair loss when you're creating a treatment plan. New Image Hair Clinic, Pennsylvania's premier hair rejuvenation source for decades, can help you develop a plan of attack to combat thinning hair. Call us for a FREE consultation and we can determine the best external treatments, while you and your doctor determine the best course of supplements to enhance our therapies and regrow your hair.