International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery - Do lifestyle
choices influence hair loss and hair restoration?
Foods for healthy hair and a healthy hair diet: how much do lifestyle
choices influence hair loss and hair restoration? People experiencing
hair loss often wonder if they can eat particular foods for healthier
hair or optimize their lifestyle and nutrition to prevent premature
hair loss. The answer will depend on an individual’s diet and hair
loss causes. Sometimes, hair loss is caused by vitamin or
deficiencies. Foods like nuts, seeds, eggs and fish are excellent
sources of Omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for hair follicle
health. If your hair loss is caused by genetics, a healthy hair diet
will not cause the lost hair to grow back; however, good nutrition is
essential for avoiding complications after hair restoration surgery.
While it is generally considered beneficial to eat nutritious foods
for healthy hair, be sure to avoid doing fad diets and taking diet
pills, since these may sometimes cause or exacerbate hair loss. And
remember that other lifestyle factors, such as smoking, drinking
alcohol, and experiencing high stress, can also cause thinning hair.