Hair loss is more common than people think. Anyone of any age can experience hair loss. Hair loss can be genetic or occur because of poor diet or poor sleep. While we suggest talking to your healthcare provider first, we have some supplement suggestions you can try to prevent or stop hair loss. Remember that it may not be the solution for everybody, but it doesn’t hurt to look into supplements!
Supplements for Hair Loss
Omega-3 Fatty Acids have anti-inflammatory properties and are believed to contribute to healthy hair growth. Omega-3 can reduce inflammation, stimulate blood flow to the scalp, and nourish hair follicles, encouraging hair growth.
- Foods with Omega-3: Walnuts, salmon, soy, and flax seeds
Vitamin A aids in hair growth moisturizes your hair, and helps produce sebum (the oil on the scalp), which moisturizes your hair to keep it from drying out and breaking. Vitamin A is necessary for healthy hair, but excess can cause toxicity and lead to hair loss, so follow intake instructions properly.
- Foods with Vitamin A: Sweet potatoes, carrots, spinach, and tuna
Vitamin C helps the body absorb iron from food and promotes collagen production. Collagen is one of the human body’s essential proteins that play a vital role in skin, bone, and hair health. Over time, our bodies produce less and less collagen, which can lead to thinning hair.
- Food with Vitamin C: Bell peppers, citrus fruits, strawberries, and broccoli
Vitamin D deficiency is one of the most common, which can cause fatigue and hair loss. This vitamin stimulates the hair follicle and cells that help form new hair shafts. Spending about 15-20 minutes every day out in the sun can get you your daily Vitamin D. During the colder months, adding a Vitamin D supplement will help keep your levels up.
- Foods with Vitamin D: Salmon, cod liver oil, eggs, and tofu
Vitamin E stimulates capillaries, improving blood circulation to the scalp, preventing stress, and boosting hair growth. The excellent E vitamin helps hair growth because of its rich antioxidant content and anti-inflammatory properties. Topical Vitamin E can also reduce inflammation, increase blood circulation, boost oxygen supply, and repair damaged hair follicles.
- Foods with Vitamin E: Sunflower seeds, almonds, spinach, and avocados
Biotin, also known as Vitamin B7, promotes hair growth, increases hair elasticity, and produces keratin. Keratin is a protein that makes up your skin, nails, and hair. Biotin is one of the most commonly used supplements for faster hair growth.
- Foods with Biotin: Eggs, bananas, mushrooms, and salmon
Iron deficiency is a significant cause of hair loss, especially in women. Red blood cells need iron to carry oxygen to your body’s cells, helping them grow and repair, including the cells that help with hair growth.
- Foods with Iron: Red meat, eggs, spinach, and lentils
Rainier Ink can help!
While these supplements can encourage hair growth, not everyone will have the same experience. If you need something more to get your confidence back, Rainier Ink offers Scalp Micropigmentation services! Book a free consultation today!