A well-rounded diet is an important factor in hair and scalp health. Hair is primarily made up of protein, so be sure to eat at least 45 grams of protein daily. Good sources include:
- lean meat
- low-fat dairy products
Diets with inadequate protein can result in weak, brittle hair and loss of hair color, as well as loss of hair itself.
2. Zinc about it
Zinc deficiency can cause hair to shed. Incorporate nuts like Brazil nuts, walnuts, pecans, cashews, and almonds into your diet to combat shedding.
Eat and drink an abundance of:
leafy green salads
plenty of clean, filtered water
A multivitamin or zinc supplements can enhance your diet when necessary.
3. Omega your hair nice
Increasing your intake of omega-3 fatty acids may stimulate your hair follicles and sebaceous glands. While this won’t cause your hair to grow, it may improve scalp health.
Omega-3 fatty acids are found in cold-water fish, such as salmon, sardines, and herring. Other good sources include:
- flax seed
- cottage cheese
4. Know thy hair
There are conflicting opinions about how often to shampoo your hair. It all comes down to personal preference and individual needs, which depend on:
your hair type and texture
how often you use hair products
your activity level
For example, people with oily hair may need to shampoo every day, while people with dry hair may need to shampoo less frequently.