I get a lot of e-mails from people claiming that FDA approved drugs like minoxidil and finasteride are ineffective at treating hair loss. No hair loss treatment will work if you continue to practice the bad habits that contribute to hair loss.
Check out the list below to determine what might be contributing to your hair loss and causing these hair loss fighting drugs to be ineffective for you.
1. Eating large amounts of processed foods
Processed foods don’t have the nutrients you need to maintain normal hair growth cycles. Even with whole foods, you lose a lot of the vitamins and minerals when you microwave or cook foods (especially vegetables).
The easiest way to get absorbable vitamins and minerals is by eating raw vegetables. Eating raw or steamed vegetables is your best bet. Vitamin and mineral supplements aren’t as absorbable as eating raw vegetables but, they might be a good alternative if you don’t have any other option.
2. Sodas And Other Soft Drinks
The sodas and other soft drinks are often filled with sugar and other unhealthy additives that could potentially cause you hair loss problems.
Even those so called healthy diet drinks often have too much sugar. Most people would be shocked to know the average diet soda has the equivalent of 10 cubes of sugar. The regular sodas often have considerably more sugar and other sweeteners.
They’re talking about your normal serving of soda having 10 cubes of sugar in it. The normal serving would be about 12 ounces. They aren’t talking about the 32 ounce super-sized drink that you would normally buy at 711 or a fast food restaurant.
3. Eating too much sugar and other sweeteners
Like we mentioned earlier, there is often a large amount of sugar in the foods and drinks that we eat on a daily basis. The average person consumes 20 teaspoons of sugar a day. The average teenager consumes 34 teaspoons each day.
This new diabetes diet fad not only helps the pack on pounds but, it also helps to cause hair growth problems.
Sugar can actually deplete the body of vitamins and raise adrenal levels. The high adrenal levels cause your system to create more androgen and cause androgenic alopecia.
4. Consuming too much salt
Plain old salt has also been linked to hair growth problems. Sea salt is a very convenient alternative. You can basically replace table salt with sea salt in almost every recipe.
5. Eating Too Much Saturated Fat
You should avoid foods with saturated fat because it could cause increased DHT levels. You should limit the amount of saturated fat you consume while taking DHT blockers like Propecia.