Aside from genetics, there are two major factors that can contribute to hair loss: stress (ugh) and aging (double ugh). So when you consider the fact that life tends to get more stressful the older we get, it’s really no wonder that so many people struggle with thinning hair.
But unlike genetics, hair loss that’s caused by environmental effects can often be reversed — by simply changing our diets to include some of the best foods for thicker hair. It may sound like click-bait nonsense, but we swear to the gods of biotin that it works. Why? Because we did it ourselves. Where doctors and tests and treatments failed, eating hair-happy foods legitimately restored this writer's locks to their lustrous, luminous state.
Start off by being extra-kind to your hair: Go longer between shampoos, avoid products and heat styling and try your best to not over-brush. Then supplement that TLC with the three foods below. Try to eat each of them at least four times a week, and you should see baby hairs growing at your hairline in no time!
As you probably know, hair is primarily made of protein, so you want to get your fill of protein-rich foods. Not only are eggs packed with protein for hair growth, they also have lots of biotin and vitamin B which help moderate hair loss.
2. Soy beans
Here’s where things get a little more technical. Beyond its abundance of protein, soy also has isoflavones, which are in a class of phytoestrogens. In laymen’s terms, that means soy has compounds that act like estrogen. As a bonus, soy also stimulates your skin’s production of hyaluronic acid, which keeps your scalp happy and hydrated, resulting in healthier hair follicles.
More than any other fruit, mangos offer a hair growth trifecta: Vitamin E, which improves circulation in the scalp, promoting hair growth. Vitamin C, which promotes collagen production. And Vitamin A, which helps to naturally condition your scalp, for stronger, shinier hair.
Any health-related information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider for any questions you may have regarding a medical condition, or before embarking on any diet, exercise, or wellness program.
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