6. Fast Food
Indulging in greasy, fried foods will serve only to make your hair dull and listless and your complexion pale and washed out. Avoid the siren call of the drive-thru restaurant. Instead, treat your hair to the vitamins, minerals, and protein found in lean cuts of meat, leafy greens, and whole grains. Fast food is convenient, but it is not time-consuming to put together a tasty salad. Try a salad with spinach, strawberries, pecans, avocado, and a vinaigrette dressing. Keep tasty, wholesome snacks such as fruit, yogurt, and nuts on hand to make it simple to grab a healthy bite.
5. High-Dose Vitamin A Supplements
If you use high-dose supplements to make up for deficiencies in your diet, you may be doing your body more harm than good. A literature review in Dermatology and Therapy suggests that an excessive dosage of vitamin A can cause hair loss. Unless your doctor advises it, avoid taking high dose supplements and stick to food sources for your vitamin and mineral requirements. Vitamin A in proper doses can contribute to healthy hair growth. Spinach, sweet potatoes, carrots, and red sweet peppers are excellent dietary sources of vitamin A.
4. A Diet Lacking in Protein
If your diet is lacking in protein, your hair may become dry, thin, and brittle. You can obtain the protein your body needs from fish or lean cuts of meat. Plants can also be good sources of protein. Enjoy a handful of nuts, a dab of nut butter, or a serving of lentils. Quinoa is another excellent source of protein. Enjoy quinoa in a buddha bowl, added to soups, or mixed into a salad. This Kale, Quinoa, and Avocado Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette by Allrecipes is packed with plant proteins, vitamins, minerals, and fiber.