Hair and nails are actually a modified type of skin. Hair grows everywhere on the human body except for the palms of hands, soles of feet, eyelids and lips. The health of your body can show through the quality of your hair, and how well your diet maintains the growing mane. There are many different types of foods that contain the vitamins and nutrients necessary to achieve lustrous locks.
- Carrots- As an excellent source of Vitamin A, carrots can stimulate sebum production (oil) in the scalp. Sebum is important to keep the scalp and hair moisturized. A low secretion of sebum damages hair and causes flaky scalp and dandruff.
- Sweet Potatoes- Beta carotene is an antioxidant which the body turns into vitamin A. Sweet potatoes provide an abundance, as it also helps to produce and protect the sebum oils that keep the scalp and root moisturized. Low vitamin A can result in itchy dandruff.
- Spinach- Iron, beta carotene, folate, and vitamin C are packed into a serving of spinach that can promise a heap of hair help. The boosters in spinach help hair follicles stay healthy and sebum oil in the scalp circulate. Don’t like spinach? Opt for nutrient-rich leafy vegetables such as broccoli, kale and Swiss chard.
- Greek Yogurt- Greek yogurt has grown in popularity over the past few years, and it’s good for your hair that it did. Greek yogurt is high in hair-healthy protein, vitamin B5, also known as pantothenic acid, an ingredient on hair care product labels, and vitamin D. Cottage cheese, low-fat cheese, and skim milk also provide hair benefits.
- Blueberries-Vitamin C is one of the most useful nutrients for the hair, skin, nails, teeth, energy, and other organs. Blueberries can provide the body with a bounty of vitamin C, which is necessary for the scalp and support of the tiny blood vessels that feed the hair follicles. Not enough vitamin C will lead to hair breakage.
Dr. Rokhsar consults his patients on a personalized level in order to provide tailored treatment to their cosmetic and medical needs. Those with hair loss issues can seek advice from fellowship-trained, Dr. Rokhsar.