If wellbeing begins at the table, hair also needs its daily nourishment. We are what we eat and the hair, one of the areas of the body where there is less blood flow, needs to have high quality nourishment.
For this reason, a diet lacking in essential elements, inadequate or unbalanced, affects our hair and their health and makes them visibly dull, dull and fragile.
It can be malnutrition, on the one hand, or even the abuse of junk food, on the other, that makes our hair so weak and causes it to fall out.
For this reason it is good to keep in mind that the first form of nourishment for our hair is represented by the foods we consume, but not all of them are functional to their well-being. Angelo Labrozzi, pharmacist, collaborator of the University of Chieti in the field of trichology and expert in the study of hair loss explains it to us.
“For both skin and hair health passes through the foods we put on the plate – explains Dr. Angelo Labrozzi – and there are 3 foods that keep our hair healthy:
- salmon, an important source of Omega 3, promotes the well-being of the hair and skin by preventing it from dehydrating, is rich in B vitamins, in particular biotin, which helps hair regrowth, and contains a good dose of iron, ingredient that contributes to the mechanism that brings oxygen to our hair and tissues;
- another food to be favored are eggs, consuming them once or twice a week, they can nourish the hair and the skin, as they contain iron and many B vitamins;
- the third food is the fruit, both dry and fresh, in this case preferably in season, such as oranges and kiwis, rich in vitamin C which slows down the aging of the bulb and hair loss “.
Food supplements for hair health
We must be aware that there are some pathologies, nutritional deficiencies and periods of high stress where diet alone may not be enough. Even simple aging can be the cause of hair deterioration or loss.
It is therefore possible to resort to the use of supplements foods, which help keep the scalp healthy, compensate for the imbalance of nutrients that alters the growth cycle and support the absorption of antioxidants capable of counteracting oxidative stress and free radicals that can damage hair.
In this context, science has found that the substances that can help reduce hair loss, present in supplements, vary from 12 to 14.
“There are currently several on the market supplements valid – says Dr. Labrozzi, creator of the Nardo Method – however, according to my experience, many times only a part of these substances are sufficient. Let’s imagine the capsule, inside which there are all the beneficial substances, as if it were a trolley. There are various sizes, one that is too small does not fit everything you need, one that is too large you have difficulty passing between the aisles, so in terms of capacity, the ideal is the medium trolley. The same thing goes for the capsule, if too big, it becomes difficult to swallow.
Now let’s imagine we can decide what to put in the cart, however, we are bound by the size of the chosen cart. We think of supplement substances as soccer balls. We can put three in the cart. We can also increase the number of balls, but their size will have to be decreased. To do this, the balls must be transformed into tennis balls.
But the amount of each ingredient changes between the flask and the ball. This is to explain what happens when all the substances are present in a single capsule, the dosage of each is lowered and does not allow to reach the quantity necessary to have the desired effect. However, due to misleading advertisements, many people think that a supplement with more components is more complete and therefore better. Instead it is just less concentrated, therefore less effective. “
The problem of hair loss
Treating the problem of hair loss with a generalist approach can be dangerous. Certainly there are factors to consider such as:
- hormonal or metabolic changes;
- an incorrect power supply;
- excessive development of free radicals,
These can negatively affect hair growth, inevitably leading to its loss. However, we must consider that each case must be considered in its own right: “Starting from this assumption, it is essential to predict before any intervention the analysis of the structure and the different phases of hair growth as well as of its daily habits, in order to understand the causes of the deterioration of the scalp and therefore try to remedy it with a specific natural supplement, without resorting to invasive and medicinal surgery ”, concluded Dr. Labrozzi.