3 Common Hair Problems And Foods To Combat Them

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

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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

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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

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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.

For more on foods to eat for good hair, read 10 Foods To Eat Your Way To Shiny, Healthy Hair and 10 Foods Great For Thicker Hair.

Text: Bauer/Good Health/Additional Reporting: Elizabeth Liew