A woman’s hair is her treasure. But with the stresses of work, family and the environment, many Singaporean women find themselves plagued with hair concerns like thinning hair, early greying or a flaky scalp. Read on to discover how to combat these hair problems by adding the following foods into your diet:
1. Hair loss or thinning hair
Foods to eat: Red meat, green leafy vegetables, lentils
If you’re experiencing thinning, hair loss or stagnant growth, you could be iron deficient. You can add extra inches by upping your intake of iron-rich lean red meat and veggies.
2. Dandruff or flaky scalp
Foods to eat: seafood, beef, pumpkin seeds
Your scalp needs zinc to produce healthy levels of oil around the hair follicles. A lack of zinc leaves the scalp dry and flaky. Seafood including oysters, crab and lobster are rich sources of zinc.
3. Premature ageing or greys
Foods to eat: walnuts
Copper helps produce melanin, the pigment that gives your hair its colour, and a deficiency is a common cause of premature greying. Walnuts are a good source of copper, so to prevent your locks from going grey early, add some to your diet.
Text: Bauer/Good Health/Additional Reporting: Elizabeth Liew