Around menopause in particular, there can be hair loss as a result of a hormonal imbalance. Specifically, it's related to a lowered production of oestrogen and progesterone. These hormones help the natural hair cycle and make it grow faster and stay on the head for longer periods of time. We can also notice hair appearing drier and limper at this stage which again is due to a decline in hormones. There are tips and advice to help.
Diet plays an important role in keeping our hair healthy. The foods people eat have an impact on the growth, strength, and volume of their hair.
Certain proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals are especially important for strong, healthy hair.
Some of the best foods include:
> Eggs are a great source of protein and biotin, two nutrients that may promote hair growth. Biotin contributes to the maintenance of normal hair.
> Vegetables and fruits especially berries are loaded with beneficial vitamins and minerals that may promote hair growth. Vitamin C - found in blackcurrants, blueberries, broccoli, kiwi fruits, oranges, strawberries and sweet potatoes - helps in the production of collagen which strengthens the capillaries that supply the hair shafts. Vegetables especially greens like spinach are packed full of B vitamins which are nutritious for our hair.
> Oily Fish and Avocados - are an important part of every diet, and omega-3 fatty acids are good for the heart as well as the hair, skin, and eyes. In a 2018 animal study, researchers found that fish oil extract containing docosahexaenoic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid, boosted hair growth by increasing the activity of certain proteins in the body.
> Nuts and seeds-Brazil nuts are an excellent source of selenium, a mineral that may help boost hair growth. Each nut offers 68–91 mcg, 3-4 per day is plenty to get close to recommended amount of 400mcg
> Vitamin D rich foods- Some research suggests that vitamin D may help improve hair growth
> If you feel you aren’t getting enough nutrients from diet alone, you could consider taking a supplement such as Cleanmarine® MenoMin. MenoMin is rich in Omega-3 with Phospholipids, Vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12 and D3, as well as Rosemary Extract, Soy Isoflavones, Folate and Biotin. With Vitamin B6 to help regulate hormonal activity, biotin to help maintain normal mucous membranes, as well as Vitamin B2 to reduce tiredness and fatigue and Vitamin D to help maintain healthy normal bones.