14 March 2009

May be you’re wondering what is the cause of hair loss? Does all the hair treatment and hair make up cause this hair loss? Does my shampoo is not suitable for me? Well, those could be, but there’s one more you should consider, nutrients.

Nutrients For Hair Loss
Poor nutrition is often an underlying cause of hair loss as the hair is a reliable indicator of nutritional well being. You also can see it from your hair, if you have dull hair color or dry and brittle hair, this can be an indicator of a deficiency in essential fats in the diet, and if you have oily hair, this can be a sign of a B vitamin deficiency.

Many women also have thinning hair and this could be a sign that they are deficient in iron and the amino acid lysine. It is difficult to obtain sufficient lysine through diet alone. Lysine is important in the transport of iron and necessary to support hair growth. Lysine is found in eggs and red meat so vegetarians need to be aware of this potential shortfall in their diets. The amino acids L-Cysteine and L-Methionine also are believed to improve hair texture, quality and growth.

Low-fat foods that rank high in protein, low in carbohydrates, can play a vital role in sustaining healthy hair growth and aid in preventing hair loss. Important essential fatty acids for maintaining hair health are found in walnuts, sunflower seeds, sardines, spinach, soy and canola oil. Omega 3 and Omega 6 Oils protect the heart as well as your hair so include salmon in your diet on a regular basis.

Discuss with your health care provider your diet, all medications and any supplements you may be taking.

Herbal Remedies For Hair Loss
There are so many benefits in medical herbs, including treatment for hair loss. The following natural plant derivatives have properties to encourage a healthy head of hair.
  • Aloe Vera
  • Arnica
  • Birch
  • Burdock
  • Catmint
  • Chamomile
  • Horsetail
  • Licorice
  • Marigold
  • Nettles
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Sage

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