Whether you’re trying to grow out a terrible haircut or you’re suffering from traumatic hair loss, there’s always a demand for information about how to improve the growth, strength, and vitality of your hair.
Each year, there are new specialist procedures on offer to help those suffering from hair loss, such as our afro hair transplant. While medical conditions and genetic predispositions can make a hair transplant the best option for many people, there are ways in which a healthy lifestyle can benefit hair growth and produce some significant results.
From diet to exercise, we’ve put together our top tips for improving your overall health and wellbeing while also targeting a number of the causes of weak, patchy, and brittle hair.
Ensure that you are getting enough protein
If you know anything about human hair growth, you’ll be aware that your hair is made up of a key protein – keratin. As a result, to help your body produce strong and healthy hair you should opt for a diet filled with nutritious protein sources. You don’t want to compromise your health with high-fat meats, however, such as burgers and BBQ wings. Instead, you should stick to lean protein sources that are rich with vitamins and minerals, such as eggs, tofu, fish, chicken and turkey.
While protein is a crucial component for healthy hair growth, it might be that your hair loss is due to genetic or medical issues that cannot be resolved by diet alone. At Longevita, our experienced surgeons can help you identify whether a surgical intervention might restore your confidence and provide long-term results with a service that is specifically tailored for your hair type.
Talk to your doctor about supplements
There are a range of vitamins and nutrients that have been proven to be beneficial for hair growth, but one of the most important of these is biotin. Also known as vitamin B7, you can find it a range of foods, but most abundantly in eggs. You can also opt for avocado, peanuts, or salmon in your daily diet, among other biotin-rich foods. Nevertheless, some people find that even with a healthy diet they will benefit from a biotin supplement or a daily multivitamin that covers all of the bases. If you’re looking to strengthen your hair and improve growth, consider talking to your doctor about beginning a supplement regime. You can also opt for a blood test to rule out any deficiencies that might be causing weak or brittle hair, such as vitamin D, and begin a programme to ensure that your body is functioning well.
Kick the smoking habit
These days, it’s rare for someone not to know that smoking is detrimental to their health in a multitude of ways. You might not be aware, however, that recent studies have shown that smoking can also have a negative impact on your all-important hair follicles. Cigarettes are packed with toxic substances that disrupt your body’s natural processes and hormonal functioning, which can result in hair growth issues for some smokers. If you’re suffering from hair loss, you might want to consider giving up smoking as a positive first step. However, if you find that your hair loss persists, our team at Longevita will be able to identify whether a hair transplant might offer you a permanent solution to your hair growth concerns.
For more information about our hair transplant services, especially those developed specifically for African-Caribbean hair, contact us today to speak to one of our dedicated team and book a consultation.