Two crucial steps for healthy hair according to a nutritionist

Healthy hair is not only achieved through hair treatments, but also through proper nutrition

Whether you opted for high tension haircuts or used too many heat styling tools, they can damage your hair. For better growth, your hair and scalp need proper nourishment, which comes through oils. Using the right shampoos and conditioners is important to ensure hair health. But these are external methods. What if your hair loss or other hair problem is an indication of an underlying health problem.

Nutritionist Rashi Chowdhary has listed two crucial steps to get voluminous and shiny hair without subjecting them to chemical based products. While the first step involves tracking protein intake, the next step is “blood work.”

In an Instagram post, the nutritionist lists the most important blood tests that can help you identify underlying health conditions leading to hair loss. The list of tests includes monitoring of vitamin B12, iron and ferritin, complete thyroid panel, antibodies, estrogen, testosterone, DHT and DHEAs.

Rashi Chowdhary says that resorting to hair oils, treatments, supplements or shampoos “without identifying the cause will not help prevent hair loss.”

“So beware of such claims. Let me know if this was helpful and if you have more questions about hair loss, post them here,” she ends her post.

In an earlier post, nutritionist Rashi Chowdhary reflects on the importance of protein for hair health. She also highlights how consuming collagen and biotin capsules doesn’t really work in restoring hair health. She said, “Don’t get me wrong, all of these supplements are great add-ons, but that’s what they are…just add-ons. Your basis always remains good quality protein that fits your intestines and does not cause inflammation.

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She recommends consuming foods such as meat, fish, eggs, chicken stock, dals, edamame, clean vegan protein shakes, and grass-fed whey protein, as this can solve most of the micronutrient deficiencies that lead to hair loss.

Disclaimer: This content, including advice, provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical advice. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV claims no responsibility for this information.

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