By Emel Gerdaneri • Medical review by Ekrem Civas, MD
How Should I Feed After Hair Transplantation?
The problem of hair loss has become easily solvable thanks to today's advanced hair transplantation techniques. People who experience hair loss due to genetic reasons or age can regain their lost hair by having hair transplantation.
While developing new inventions in both technology and medicine and hair transplantation techniques, it is necessary to support the process after hair transplantation organically.
The technique used in the success of a hair transplant and the ability of the transplanter are as important as the care and diet after the procedure.
It is necessary to choose a healthy diet to ensure healthy growth of new hair follicles and reduction of existing hair loss.
We asked the subject of nutrition after hair transplantation, to Ekrem Civas MD:
How Should We Feed After Hair Transplantation?
“A balanced diet that includes all food groups ensures that our body is fit. It is necessary to eat well in order for the hair to have a strong structure, to grow in a healthy way and not to fall out due to lack of food.
The use of recommended hair care products after hair transplantation is good for the scalp. However, attention should be paid to the foods consumed in order to get the expected results after hair transplantation.
The protein has a cell renewal feature. It also helps to increase the production of collagen, which is very important for hair. Protein, which is predominantly found in animal foods, is particularly essential for healthy hair.
Most of the time, hair loss due to nutrient deficiency is caused by not getting enough protein.
For beautiful hair that grows in a full, shiny and healthy way, it is necessary to eat a diet rich in protein, useful carbohydrates, zinc, iron, certain vitamin groups and quality oils.
Which Foods Benefit Hair?
“All protein-containing foods, such as red and white meats, eggs, milk and cheese, seafood are essential for healthy hair.
Vitamin groups that are good for hair should definitely be in daily food intake. Foods such as eggs, seafood, spinach, walnuts, almonds are rich in zinc, and zinc is one of the essential elements for healthy hair.
B vitamins, including Biotin, known as B7, and vitamin B12, strengthen the hair structure. Therefore, foods rich in B vitamins should be consumed.
Some of these foods can be listed as citrus fruits, dark vegetables, white and red meats, nuts, whole grains, legumes.”
“Other vitamins needed for healthy hair are vitamins A and E. Vitamin E is abundant in olive oil, avocados, almonds and sunflower seeds.
It has been discovered that vitamin E, which has been used in skin care since the 1950s, is also good for the hair structure. This vitamin supports the blood circulation in the scalp and ensures that the hair is nourished in a healthy way.
It also supports new hair growth after hair loss. It gives shine to the hair. Vitamin A, which moisturizes the scalp and makes the hair healthy, is mostly found in sweet potatoes and spinach.
Egg yolks, whole milk, pumpkin and cabbage are some of the foods that contain vitamin A. In order for these two important vitamins to be found in sufficient amounts in the body, the listed foods should be included in the daily diet in appropriate portions.
“Iron is one of the essential elements for strong hair, just like zinc. It is found in foods such as shellfish, liver and offal, eggs, and spinach. A sufficient amount of these foods should be included in the routine diet of people.
The Importance of Drinking Water After Hair Transplantation
“Drinking water provides many benefits to our body. Among these benefits, its support for blood circulation positively affects the process after hair transplantation.
Daily water consumption is important as it helps the hair follicles to be fed in a healthy way. Drinking water also ensures that the consumed vitamins and minerals are dissolved in the body more easily.
It helps to eliminate edema after hair transplantation. In addition, it allows accumulated toxins to be removed from the body more quickly."
Eating and Drinking Habits to Avoid After Hair Transplantation
“After hair transplantation, foods that can prevent healthy growth of new hair should be avoided. These foods can be listed as foods high in fat and acid and packaged products.
At the same time, it will be beneficial to limit the consumption of alcoholic beverages and products containing caffeine to ensure that this process passes more easily. Consuming too much caffeine causes the body to throw more minerals and vitamins than necessary.
High amounts of alcohol use, on the other hand, results in loss of collagen in the body, excessive absorption of vitamin A and dehydration. If you have a habit of smoking, you should reduce it in this process.
Since smoking weakens blood circulation, it negatively affects the healing process after hair transplantation. Poor blood circulation cannot feed the new hair follicles and cannot reach the expected result.
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Written on 08/06/2022
Last Update: 09/06/2022