At New England Associates care about your hair health and understand the affects hair loss can have on your daily life. We recommend speaking to a hair loss expert at NEA to receive an accurate diagnosis of the cause of hair loss, but in the meantime it's important to understand other factors that may influence or stimulate loss. Now, let’s take a look at the list we’ve created for you!
- a. Vitamin A: This vitamin promotes the growth of healthy cells and tissues. Also, it is necessary for the body to make sebum, which is an oily substance produced by our hair and it serves as a natural conditioner to keep our scalp and hair hydrated. Add yellow/orange or green colored vegetables or fruits rich in beta-carotene to your diet. These foods produce vitamin A. Take your pick of carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, winter squash, mango, spinach, and broccoli!
- b. Vitamin B: B-lieve it or not, this complex vitamin is chock full of the same vitamins that naturally occur in the foods you already consume — giving your body an extra boost of energy. They also aid in the formation of red blood cells. B vitamins can be found in foods such as pork, poultry, fish, wholegrains, eggs, vegetables, and soy beans.
- c. Vitamin C: Vitamin C helps in the production of collagen, which supports hair follicles and strengthens the capillaries that supply the scalp and hair. Vitamin C's antioxidant properties increases iron absorption, allowing iron to be rapidly absorbed and used by the body. Good sources of vitamin C are blueberries, kiwi, oranges, broccoli, sweet potatoes, strawberries, and papaya.
- d. Vitamin E: This vitamin has the ability to boost circulation to the scalp and it protects the hair from the damaging effects of the sun. Vitamin E is necessary to nourish the hair and to prevent breakage as it helps the body in producing Keratin, which strengthens the hair. Vitamin C and E protect each other and therefore are more effective when consumed together. Vitamin E ambassadors include almonds, sunflower seeds, spinach, avocados, and kale.