Alopecia is a partial or complete loss of hair. It can be caused by severe stress, skin disease, excessive sunlight, thyroid imbalance, excessive sex hormones, or strong chemical, such as those used for cancer treatment or chemical relaxers, that interfere with the nutrition of the hair follicles. Hair consist largely of protein, which is made from amino acids and minerals and is greatly affected by nutrition. Rosemary, aloe, lemon grass, peppermint, biotin, virgin coconut oil, lavender, ginseng and moringa oleifera are traditionally used to treat hair problems. Additionally, green, black and rosemary tea can be used to both internally and externally to stimulate blood flow to the scalp.
To grow your hair, include in your diet:
High-protein foods: (meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, brown rice, quinoa, legumes, nuts, seeds, flax, wheatgerm, soybeans)
Food that contain sulfur: (egg yolks, cauliflower, cabbage, turnips, onion, garlic).
Calcium-rich foods: (dairy products, leafy greens, sea herbs)