DO DIETING TRENDS LIKE KETO AND VEGANISM IMPACT HAIR HEALTH?
Two experts weigh in on the topic...
“Whether you are on a Keto diet or a vegan, the most important elements for a healthy hair are from the list as mentioned here— vitamins A,B,C,D,E, biotin, niacin, which are a part of the vitamin family. Apart from vitamins you also need iron, magnesium, zinc and finally protein. Hair itself constitutes of keratin, or protein. So, if enough protein is not given to the body, the hair would start getting affected. You could see dandruff and finally hair loss or even fall. So the balance of these elements is absolutely necessary for healthy hair along with a fab body. These elements are easily available in either the Ketogenic diet or in a totally vegan diet and thus a careful knowledge, understanding and inclusion of the same could be made by consulting a professional dietician. Generally the vitamins, biotin, etc. are available in our regular food which we consume; maybe you become more aware if the traces are identifiable easily. Hair forms one of the most important aspects of beauty in the human body and it is an indicator of health, style, character, ultimately infusing confidence. Hence, it is very important to take care of our hair.”
Saddique Alam Artistic Director, Hairology
“Hair is often the first thing you notice when you meet someone, especially if they have nice hair. Well-groomed, luxuriant, lustrous, hair is, quite simply, beautiful and sexy. It can signify youth, health, strength and vitality. Our hair is made up of protein, hence it becomes even more important to ensure that you have enough protein content in your diet. Carbs and fats are equally required for the good health of the hair. For me, more than any specific diet program, consuming these essential proteins and vitamins in your diet is important. You also need the right care and styling products to protect your hair from environmental aggressors. So I strongly believe that a healthy diet with a proper home care leads to healthy hair.”
Bony Sasidharan Regional Ask Manager at Schwarzkopf Professional