Before you resort to expensive solutions to fix your hair loss maybe you should consider your diet? Healthy Hair Hair, a feature common to almost all mammals, is made of keratin. It is the same stuff that makes horns, claws and hooves as well as being the protein that forms a protective outer layer on all the body’s surfaces on organs blood vessels and skin. You might be aware that by testing the composition of a sample of your hair it is possible to establish precise information about your diet. It follows that a healthy diet is an essential element of producing healthy hair. What Should You Be Eating? There are a range of essential vitamins recognised as beneficial for hair growth. Near the top of the most people’s list would be biotin, vitamin B7. Dairy products are a rich source of B7 along with B12, iron, zinc and omega 6 fatty acids. Oats are a popular breakfast food, mostly as either porridge or muesli, and contain generous amounts of vitamin B along with fibre, zinc, omega-6 fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Throw in some almonds, which contain essential magnesium, and walnuts, for their high biotin content, along with strawberries, containing silica and ellagic acid, and you have the perfect breakfast for anyone concerned about the condition of their hair. Cautionary Note Diet plays an essential role in maintaining healthy hair, and can be part of the solution to many ailments which can result in hair loss. However, that is not the same thing as being a magic bullet to fix any hair problem. The vast majority of people, men and women, suffering from hair loss are victims of androgenetic alopecia – hair loss inherited through their genes from both of their parents. No amount of yoghurt and strawberries can prevent this. HIS Hair Clinic It is not just your hair that benefits when you eat healthily, your skin improves and you will have more energy… which used wisely can provide further health benefits. A happy cycle of well-being. But unless your dermatologist has identified a root cause to your hair loss that is treatable then you will have to either come to terms with your new appearance or take the plunge and do something about it… naturally, we would strongly recommend looking into Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) as an on trend, cost effective, low maintenance option. If you would like to discuss your hair loss situation with one of our team of friendly experts simply complete the contact form at the side of this page or click here to find your nearest clinic.