We shed an average of 50 to 100 hairs a day. Under normal conditions, new hairs should grow to replace each hair that’s been shed. But if you feel like you’re shedding too much and it’s not related to any larger health issues, it might be worth a shot to eat some nutrient-rich food that’s been connected to healthy hair. Here’s some of the recommendations from this FitSugar article:
- Flaxseeds: Great source of iron and contain omega-3s, which support scalp health and can encourage hair growth. One tablespoon of whole flaxseeds contain 2.3 grams of omega-3s, while one tablespoon of flaxseed oil offers 7.2 grams.
- Garbanzo beans: Eating half a cup of chickpeas offers 80 micrograms of folate and are high in protein, which is essential to hair growth.
- Swiss chard: An excellent source of biotin, a water soluble B vitamin. Those with a biotin deficiency often complain of brittle hair. Spinach and broccoli are other good options.
- Brazil nuts: Selenium is an important mineral when it comes to hair health, and if you don’t eat seafood, brazil nuts are a wonderful source.
We all know a healthy, balanced diet is good to get the full range of nutrients for each complex component of our body, but stress can certainly wreak havoc on our body, so practice some breathing exercises, go for a walk, stretch and practice yoga, listen to music that puts you in a good mood, do whatever helps to lessen your stress. And I’m no hair expert, but I’ve always been told to stop the tight ponytails, and to protect your head when outdoors for long periods of time since your scalp can get sunburn too but most people forget that part of their body.