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Nutrition for Women’s Hair Thinning: Do’s and Don’ts

Hair loss is for many people a male problem, or so they think. Hair loss is a human problem, not a male problem, and many women have to face the consequences every day of societal standards that don’t reflect the reality of hair loss. One of the best ways to stomp out loss before, during, and after it happens is by maintaining proper nutrition. Whole careers are built off of figuring out which supplements and nutrients are best for your head’s needs.

Don’t let the work of scientists and experts be in vain. Be safe with nutrition, and as a disclaimer, a balanced diet is always better, but in case you don’t have that option, here are some nutrients that can create an environment your hair will love.

Fish Oil For American Nutrient Problems

The standard American diet doesn’t have enough Omega 3’s. This buzzword is thrown around a ton in health circles. Omega 3’s are a strange fad to catch on because in a state of nature we would have all of them we would possibly need. But, the United States isn’t natural in many ways, and omega 3’s are one of the things we lack in most foods.

Omega 3’s are found most commonly in fish, but there are other sources as well. Oils made of soybeans, flaxseeds, or canola can provide a steady source of this essential nutrient. Most of the time a supplement benefits one system, but this particular nutrient is needed for an absolute ton of bodily processes. A lack of omega 3 fatty acids can provoke depression, asthma, and a high level of blood fat.

General health reasons aside, omega 3 fatty acids create the cell walls and membranes that keep cells separate, and therefore functional. The thing you are feeling when you touch your hair, thinning or not, is a wall of cells made up of these compounds or ones similar to them. Don’t let the name confuse you or dissuade you, these molecules are as ubiquitous as iron or calcium.

Linoleic Acid

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This is perhaps controversial and confusing, but although omega 3 fatty acids are key, substances that support this molecule are equally important. Linoleic acid is a key molecule in the construction of cell membranes which are, surprise, on the edges of hair strands. Don’t worry for the most part about supplementing this though, its primary location is in vegetable oils which are very common in most areas.


The oddly named Vitamin H is more commonly called Biotin because of its association with the other B vitamins. This group of vitamins is essential for general health, and a lack of any B vitamin can cause serious mental and physical problems. Click here for a list of potential problems as well as some advice on what you can do to prevent them. Most of the time, B vitamins are spread throughout different food categories. One of the best forms for this particular hair-promoting compound is in eggs, so consider incorporating egg dishes into your diet. Supplements for Biotin are rare and their uses are few.

A lot of different vitamins suffer from the inability to properly put them in a pill. Most of them are also highly concentrated in a single food, which can make actually putting together a nutritious diet a real challenge. Don’t feel bad if you begin to wonder which nutrients you are getting enough of, because chances are the list is very small. American food is very cheap, processed, and high in fat, but many forms of fat are terrible for strands specifically.

Collagen Supplements

Collagen is a strange substance, forming primarily substances in bones. Bone broth is a great source of collagen, and this often comes with a slew of other health benefits to the heart, lungs, and skin. But, if you’re looking to grow out a truly luxurious mane, collagen reduces the brittleness of individual strands to make the whole softer, shinier, and more pleasing to the touch. For regrowth, collagen is an essential component, so don’t skip out on this essential nutrient.

For female hair loss at the temples, you can read more here: https://keranique.com/blog/2021/02/female-hair-loss-at-the-temples-causes-and-treatment/, but this is often the first sign of pattern baldness or another similar condition. Nutrients like collagen are perfect for maintaining the health of the hair you have so that you never have to pursue a global cure for a genetic disorder that affects a shocking number of people.


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Hair often reflects the health of the person whose head it is on. Many times, if you’re low on a nutrient not even remotely related to your scalp it can have a direct effect on the whole entire body, including the head. Nutrition is an important part of whole-body health, encapsulating the study of the human body that was started when the first herbs began to be picked for medical purposes. This knowledge can easily be summarized though in a single, brutally effective vitamin, the multivitamin.

Multivitamins provide a huge array of different nutrients that modern diets lack. Though our ancestors had not-so-great diets too, they weren’t lacking in certain specific nutrients that we have serious trouble getting. Multivitamins are perfect for the entire body, but it also provides things that are found in trace doses in the hair. Full health is one thing, but enabling the productivity of cells includes hair cells and gives them an edge over oncoming hair loss. Don’t be afraid to indulge in a multivitamin, chances are you can benefit from at least one of the things found in them.

In general, health is a thing that will directly benefit your hair. While certain specific compounds are necessary for good hair, the greatest hair is sprouted fresh by people who care about their diet. Don’t let advertisements fool you, there are real benefits other than weight to good health, not the least of which is a head of hair you can be proud of.

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