Okay, so you’ve gone through the procedures, and you love your new look. The doctor placed every follicle exactly where they needed to be to ensure your satisfaction. Looking in the mirror almost feels like you’re looking at a newly refreshed version of yourself. You’re excited to go out in public and see your friends and family, hoping that they’d notice something different about you. As you expected, someone takes notice, and you finally tell them about your hair transplant. They can’t help but keep looking at your new mane throughout the day as if it was a magnet to their eyes. It was all worth it, at least you feel for some time.
You eventually fall back into old habits, which includes a poor diet. Even though your hair transplant was a success and you can still see the results, they seem to be slowly fading. Having the proper diet to go along with your new hair transplant is essential. You want to be sure you give your newly transplanted hair the best chance at success. The continued strength and growth of hair follicles can heavily depend on your diet.
What should you eat?
Any proper diet would include specific vitamins, minerals, and nutrients such as Vitamin B6, Protein, Magnesium, Iron, Calcium, and Zinc. Fish is recommended because it contains natural oils that give hair follicles extra strength. Green vegetables such as spinach, kale, and broccoli are loaded with iron, Vitamin A, C, and E, which are known to promote hair growth.
What shouldn’t you eat?
Understandably, many of us have jam-packed days, and preparing a meal seems to take a lot of time, so we choose fast food. Fast food was designed for people on the go, so while it may taste good, there’s not much nutritional value. Most fast-foods are packed with salt, grease, and sugar. These types of ingredients aren’t beneficial to growing and strengthening your hair.
Now and then, we may want to treat ourselves to a guilty pleasure. It may come in the form of a nicely wrapped snack cake. Processed foods and snacks such as cookies, potatoes, chips, and soft drinks may contain high levels of corn syrups and other additives. Ingredients in these and different types of processed foods cause and or prolong the effects of heart disease and diabetes. So for your hair and overall health, it’s best to keep these indulgences occasional.
Including a new healthy diet to go with your new hair is vital to ensure a successful transplant. Are you looking to get started on your hair transplant journey? Contact us today!