Hair fall during monsoon? Here’s what you can eat to tend to those beautiful locks
First Published 23, Sep 2020, 5:06 PM
If you dread combing your hair these days, you are not alone. According to experts, humidity may result in extensive amounts of hair fall and damage.
Hair loss is one of the most common problems that people experience during monsoon. Humidity during the monsoon can make your scalp oily.
This makes you go for a head bath more than usual, which can rob your hair off its moisture. This in turn gives you dull hair, dandruff and hair fall.
Following a proper monsoon hair care hygiene can be helpful in reducing this. Also, there are a few nutrition-related tips that can target monsoon-related hair fall.
Eggs: Eggs are an excellent source of protein and biotin, both of which are crucial for hair growth. Some popular egg-based recipes are poached eggs, boiled eggs, omelettes etc.
Nutmeg: A small pinch of nutmeg and some aliv seeds can be added to milk. Drink it at bedtime. It will provide you with Vitamin B6, folic acid and magnesium, thus preventing hair loss.
Fenugreek seeds: Take some warm coconut oil and add fenugreek seeds to it. Let the oil cool down. Massage it on your scalp and leave it overnight. Also, you can add fenugreek seeds to kadhi for khichdi. Alternately, use it in tadka for veggies like pumpkin or to flavour your raita. The methi dana is especially useful if it’s a hormonal issue related to hair loss (PCOD, etc) as it helps improve insulin response.
Jamun: Jamun is a treasure-trove of antioxidants, especially Vitamin C that helps boost production of collagen and improve scalp health.
Fatty fish: Fatty fish like salmon is enriched with protein, vitamin A and omega-3 fatty acids. It is said that omega 3 fatty acids may boost hair density, while vitamin A helps in production of sebum.
Spinach: The greens are loaded with iron, folate and B-vitamins, all of which could benefit healthy hair growth. You can add spinach in soups, stews, gravy, pasta, omelette or smoothies.
Garden cress seeds: Also known as alive seeds, these can help in controlling hair loss, even the one that is associated with chemotherapy. You can soak aliv seeds in milk overnight. These iron-rich seeds can also be added to coconut laddoos with some ghee.
Tip to remember: Eat everything in moderation. Do not forget to oil your hair from time to time. Natural hair masks made from common kitchen ingredients like neem, methi, dahi may help too.