Hairfall is a part of the body’s natural regenerative process. Losing 50 to 100 hair strands per day is normal. Slowly bald patches start showing up on the head of people who lose more than what body’s natural ability is to regenerate. Hair loss can and should be reduced to within this normal range. People losing more than this number are either suffering from some medical disorder or an external problem i.e. improper care of hair, too much usage of chemicals , bad shampoo, excessive coloring, straightening and perming of hair or even bad hairstyling, combing habits and insufficient / improper diet. Once the hair loss pattern or cause has been determined, diet can go a long way in improving the hair loss condition. Please visit our healthcare services section or talk to our dietician / doctor to understand various health packages available to treat problem of hair fall.
Diet for Male Pattern Hair Loss is rich in Soya, green tea and food items rich in zinc. These when included in the diet act as natural dihydrotestisterone (DHT) inhibitors and therefore help to control androgen medicated hair loss.
Soya is a DHT inhibitor and a rich source of Lysine. It can be taken in any form i.e. Soya Flour can be added to wheat flour to make chappatis. Ratio of the same should be 1:1, Soya Chunks, Soya Granules, Soya Milk or Soya Nuts
Green Tea Green Tea is a powerful anti-oxidant which helps to control DHT and cholesterol. It helps promote Hair growth and health. Ideally it should be had without milk and sugar. Pumpkin Seeds can be had either in format of Sun dried or roasted or shelled. Pumpkin seeds are also inhibitors of DHT and are rich source of Zinc. They help in breaking DHT via Liver.
Anaemia is a major cause of hair loss amongst people. To treat Hair loss when caused by anaemia following are recommended:
Gardencress also known as Halim seeds should be soaked overnight and taken in the morning with the lime water. Big Black dates are also good source of Iron. When included in the regular diet they can also help provide body with the natural iron. Diet rich in Iron can only be absorbed by our body when it is complemented with Vitamin C. Vitamin C is absolutely essential for the absorption of iron. People who smoke need twice as much vitamin C as nonsmokers. Vitamin C is not only available in Lime, sweet lime and oranges but food items like amla, raw cabbage and guava, kiwis and strawberries are also a rich source of Vitamin C.
Ferritin is a protein that stores iron in the body. Low iron and ferritin levels could result from sub-optimal intake of essential amino acids and lysine.Regular intake of Soyabean and fenugreek seeds daily can go a long way in improving ferritin levels.Non-Vegetarian People can eat egg and fish which are also beneficial.
Sources of Lysine include: Fenugreek Seeds, Nuts, Eggs and Fishes like Cod, Sardines etc.
Thyroid malfunction can force hair follicles to remian in the dormant stage. This leads to stalled hair growth and eventually hair loss. In case of Hypothyroidism – Intake of Soya, cabbage, brocolli, cauliflower and lentils should be controlled. Iodized salt is a must for patients diagonsed with hypothyroidism
Along with the above Diet can also help control Scaly scalp. Scaly scalp can be reduced with regular intake of roasted powdered flax seeds. Flax seeds have anti inflammatory properties. Yoghurt contains live probiotic cultureand helps in reducing intensity of scaling.