Many people have been experiencing severe hair fall problems as a post-infection Covid symptom. Even after months of recovery, hair fall seems to be an everlasting problem. The underlying reason for this is that the body has a weak immune system during the recovery phase. Covid-stress further affects the health of your hair and causes problems such as hair thinning and premature greying of your hair. Few more causes of excessive hair fall are hormonal imbalance caused due to Covid infection and strong medications given during the period.

Managing hair fall post-Covid can get extremely overwhelming, especially when your body is already recovering. However, you can easily strengthen your hair follicles and promote hair growth with a nutritious diet. A healthy diet will help replenish your body with essential nutrients and boost your immune system, thereby reducing hair fall.

WHAT TO EAT TO REDUCE HAIR FALL?

A simple diet full of lentils, rice, vegetables, whole grains, fruits, nuts and dairy products is the best medicine for your hair. However, certain foods have specific nutritional values that help to boost immunity and reduce hair fall. Let’s discuss some of these foods that can help you combat hair thinning post Covid infection.

POST-COVID HAIR FALL REMEDIES:

  1. Moong Dal:

Your immune system becomes weak after Covid infection, causing hair fall and premature greying of the hair. However, you can easily build your immunity with one of the most commonly eaten lentils of India: Moong Dal (especially Split Green Moong Dal).

  1. Healthy Fats:

Eating healthy fats is extremely important to build immunity and recover faster. In addition, they also help to promote hair growth and reduce hair fall. Some of the healthy fats for hair are:

  • Flax seeds
  • Ghee
  • Coconut Kernel or Nariyal ki Giri
  1. Amla:

The season for Amla is almost here. Amla stimulates hair growth, reduces hair fall and prevents premature greying of the hair. It is one of the best foods to boost the overall health of the hair. You may eat Amla Murabba or drink fresh Amla juice in the morning. You can even use Amla while cooking Chole, Dal or Chana. Do not miss out on Amla while it is fresh and in season!

  1. Curry Patta:

Rich in antioxidants and proteins, Curry Patta can do magic to your hair. It can help you reduce your hair fall multi-folds. All you have to do is include Curry Patta in your cooking as much as you can.

  1. Raisins:

Raisins are rich in various nutrients that can help to restore the acid-base balance in the body and boost hair growth. They help to improve collagen levels in the hair, strengthen the hair follicles and prevent free radicals from damaging your hair. Therefore, raisins should definitely be a part of your diet if you are experiencing hair fall. One of the best ways to enjoy the benefits of raisins is raisin water. For this, simply soak a few raisins in a glass of water and leave it overnight. Then, drink this water in the morning and eat the soaked raisins.

  1. Aliv Seeds:

Packed with folic acid, calcium, iron, vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin E, Aliv seeds are a great addition to your diet if you wish to combat hair fall. There are many ways to have Aliv seeds:

  • You may soak about 1 tsp of Aliv seeds in water for a few hours and then have them after adding to the milk.
  • Another alternative is Aliv Ladoos. You can easily make these Ladoos with ghee, coconut and Aliv seeds.
  1. Herbal Pastes for Hair:

Apart from diet, you can also try making herbal pastes and applying them to your hair. They will aid the benefits of your diet and further strengthen your hair. The two best herbal pastes for your hair are Methi paste and Hibiscus Paste. Try them now!

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