Hair loss is among the many hardships men and women of the Philippines face. It’s one problem that affects more than one’s physical appearance, but also one’s self-esteem. Taking hair loss treatments is an option, but you don’t have to be hasty in taking medications since there are multiple causes for hair loss.
No, it’s not just always because of hereditary factors. Hair loss can be caused by stress that triggers a reaction called telogen effluvium which doubles the rate of hair shedding. But in other cases, hair loss can also be caused by something fundamental.
Lack of Nutrition
Nutrition plays a huge part in keeping our system healthy and functional. In the Philippines, having a source of proper nutrition is sadly dependent on economic factors. Hence, this is one fundamental hair loss treatment that needs attention.
A healthy diet is needed to supply you with the necessary vitamins and minerals for your skin and even your hair. Nutrient deficiency is one probable cause of thinning hair so whenever you can, you must eat right even if it’s hard to stick to a diet.
There are plenty of foods that contain Vitamin A, Vitamin B7, Vitamin C, Biotin, Omega 3, and even Protein. All of these contribute to building you a healthy head of hair.
In fact, your hair is made up of a protein called keratin and this is why you need nourishment. If you can’t eat the right kinds of food, at least take some supplements to meet your vitamin and mineral needs.
The Food You’re Looking For
Not sure where to start? Some popular hair and skin beauty-boosting foods to consider are Salmon, Kale, Tea, Eggs, Sweet Potatoes, and Bell Peppers (K. Brooking, MS, RD; WebMD, 6 Beauty Boosting Foods for Your Skin and Hair, 1-4-2018) These foods have the necessary vitamins and minerals to act as your affordable, but effective hair loss treatment. You can readily find these in supermarkets or wet markets all over the Philippines.
Stay Healthy and Don’t Worry
Being healthy is a great way to cut down on medication costs. Just remember not to automatically assume that you have a hair loss crisis from just self diagnosis; consult with a dermatologist first before you decide on taking any medication.
Start small and worry less, you might just need a healthy diet all along.