Dr. Maneesh Sonthalia (Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon) (MBBS) (M.S) (M.Ch)


6 Lifestyle Changes to Improve Your Hair Growth

There is no fixed time when you can pause and think about how to make some changes to overcome constant hair fall or improve your hair growth. You must take care of things before you are left with no options and this could start with some minor changes in your lifestyle.

Lifestyle Changes to Improve Your Hair Growth

There are some non-invasive ways to grow your hair healthier. Your concern may be either the health of your hair or to prevent any effect of male pattern baldness – a thing that several men face by the time they reach their 40s. No worries. What you must do is just take care of your hair and make some mild changes in your lifestyle or keep some extra minutes for yourself. Here we go.

Adding adequate Zinc and Iron in your nutrients

The elements, like iron and zinc, are significant for our health and wellness. And when we are talking about hair care, they play an important role to make your hair healthy. To mention, some types of hair fall occurs due to iron deficiency and that is a big concern in several parts of the world.  In a scientific study, it has been found that not just iron but adequate intake of zinc can also improve the health of your hair.

The only problem is that with higher level, zinc becomes toxic at levels above 225 mg a day and this may lead to negative and harmful side effects. Therefore it is suggested to get iron and zinc from natural food instead of taking them as a supplement and properly gave you as planned diet by a doctor.

The fact is that nutrition is significant and plays an important role in your hair’s condition and health. So it is very essential to get all your vitamins and minerals to have good hair condition. Here we share a list of food, rich in zinc and adding them in your food for lunch or dinner, you can nurture your hair condition.

  1. Pumpkin seeds
  2. Spinach
  3. Lamb
  4. Cashews
  5. Yogurt
  6. Mushrooms
  7. Chickpeas

To enhance your hair condition with iron, the best options are seafood and meat, beans and greens like kale, spinach, and Swiss chard.

Quit cigarettes

Smoking is injurious to health, also your hairs. If you are a smoker, you may know how tough it is to ditch the habit, but if you want extra inspiration to quit the habit, do it for your hair.  Also to say that smoking itself releases pollutant in the air that is hazardous for health and hair. On the molecular level, smoking affects the DNA causing damage.  So looking for ways to improve your hair condition? Stop smoking.

Avoid shampoos with harsh chemicals

Well, the real surprise is that you must not wash your hair daily. In fact, you must wash your hair when it gets oily. One main reason is that most shampoos have a hard chemical like sulfate which not just removes dirt but also steals sebum that is an essential hair ingredient to keep your hair healthy and strong. In the last few years, scientists have found a link between over shampooing and poor hair condition. In case you have a habit of shampooing daily, then you must make some changes in your habit to see changes in your hair condition and health.

Wear a sunhat outdoors

Even sun’s UV rays are harmful to hairs. With receding hairline, you must be surprised to know that you can help yourself with sunscreen on scalp and sunhat. No matter what is the thickness of your hair, you must protect your scalp and hair.

Too much of exposure of your hair to sunlight may cause damage to your hair and damage the protein content. And longtime exposure to the sun may cause a change of hair color. Hence, wearing a hat is always good for your hair condition, when you have to spend more time outdoors. Or else you are risking your hair.

Take biotin as supplements

Biotin or the common name is Vitamin “B Complex.” This ingredient has gained lots of popularity in some last decades, with its significance in improving conditions of hair, nails, and skin. Biotin has also effectively helped in male pattern baldness. It has amazing DHT-blocking properties (the hormones that bring out baldness) and made it an essential hair care solution for improving hair condition.

Apply only proven hair products

One best way to improve hair condition or combat hair fall is to use minoxidil ointment two times a day and a regular dose of finasteride tablet (post prescription by a physician). They are FDA approved drugs and helps in fighting hair fall.  In a clinical test, it has been found that patients prescribed with minoxidil and finasteride together for three months, resulted in having thinker hair than the time they started with.

Though there are several economical options for hair transplant surgery, in today’s time why to allow situations go to that extent? Why not take preventive care and help yourself?

Here we see that there are numerous proven ways that you can try and improve hair condition. What you have to do is make some minor changes in your lifestyle and have thicker hair and with greater hair condition. And the minor lifestyle changes not only improve your health condition but help you other ways in nurturing your overall health condition.

This post is completely for sharing information with you. In case you have any problem with hair fall and baldness, it is suggested to consult an expert. And if you find yourself as a candidate for hair transplant instead, with several of the best clinics offering hair transplant in Kolkata, you don’t need to panic.

About Dr. Maneesh

Dr. Maneesh Sonthalia, one of the renowned cosmetic surgeons in Kolkata has performed several hair transplant with successful results that has left the patients with natural looking hair without any scars. He holds his graduation degree from Kolkata Medical College and is a Master of General Surgery from PG Hospital. Later on he achieved his M.Ch in Plastic Surgery also from PG Hospital.

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