Nutrition and Hair 

Nutrition and Hair 

Both deficiencies, as well as excesses, of certain things in your diet can result in hair loss. A nutritional imbalance will often show up first in the form of hair loss.

What to do?


Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for your body — and your hair. Energy to form hair cells is lowest first thing in the morning. Eat a balanced and nutritious breakfast of proteins and complex carbohydrates to give your hair a nutritional boost.


Drink approximately 1.5-2 liters of water a day depending on your activity level and the weather climate. Your scalp can become dehydrated, making a poor growing environment.


Your hair is composed primarily of protein, so including sufficient amounts in your diet is important to hair growth. Eat a portion of high-protein food with breakfast and lunch (for example, fish, chicken, lean meat, eggs, beans..)


Try not to choose the same meals or foods every day. Eating a varied diet will help make sure you are getting a wide-range of essential vitamins and minerals.


The energy to form hair cells drops four hours after you eat a meal. To sustain energy levels to your follicles, snack between meals on a complex carbohydrate, such as fruit, vegetables, wholemeal bread or wholemeal crackers.

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