Boost your hair condition with food

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Just like skin, the condition of your hair is an outward sign of inside health. The cells that make up each strand of hair require a regular supply of key nutrients. Eat the correct balance of the following vitamins and minerals to supply hair with all that it needs to remain shiny, lustrous and strong.

Healthy hair start with healthy food

Protein
As hair is made of protein, ensuring you have enough protein in your diet is crucial for making hair strong and healthy. If you are not consuming enough protein in your diet, your hair is likely to become dry, brittle and weak. Extremely low protein diets may result in hair loss. Choose chicken, turkey, fish, dairy products and eggs as excellent sources of protein along with vegetarian sources such as legumes and nuts.

Iron
Iron is an especially important mineral for hair and too little iron (anaemia) is a major cause of hair loss. The hair follicle and root are fed by a nutrient rich blood supply. When iron levels (serum ferritin) fall below a certain point, you may experience anaemia. This disrupts the nutrient supply to the follicle, affecting the hair growth cycle and may result in shedding. Animal products such as red meat, chicken and fish provide iron with a high bioavailability, meaning the iron is readily available to the body. Vegetarians can raise their iron stores by including lentils, spinach and other leafy green vegetables such as broccoli, kale and salad greens.

Vitamin C
Vitamin C aids the absorption of iron so foods high in vitamin C are good to eat in conjunction with iron-rich foods. Vitamin C is also an antioxidant so is used readily by the body. The best sources are blackcurrants, blueberries, broccoli, guava, kiwi fruits, oranges, papaya, strawberries and sweet potatoes. Vitamin C helps in the production of collagen that strengthens the capilla.

Omega-3
Omega-3 fatty acids are important fats our body cannot make itself, and therefore must be obtained through our diet. Omega-3s are found in the cells that line the scalp and also provide the oils that keep your scalp and hair hydrated. Look out for oily fish such as salmon, herring, sardines, trout and mackerel and plant sources including avocado, pumpkin seeds and walnuts.

Vitamin A
Vitamin A is needed by the body to make sebum. Sebum is an oily substance created by our hairs sebaceous glands and provides a natural conditioner for a healthy scalp. Without sebum we may experience an itchy scalp and dry hair. Include animal products and orange/yellow colored vegetables which are high in beta-carotene (which makes vitamin A) such as carrots, pumpkins and sweet potatoes.

Zinc and selenium
Scalp protection involves other important minerals, notably zinc and selenium. A lack of zinc can lead to hair loss and a dry, flaky scalp. Fortified cereals and wholegrains are a good source of zinc along with oysters, beef and eggs.

Vitamin E
The sun can damage our hair just like it can damage our skin so ensure you eat foods rich in vitamin E to provide protection for your hair. Nuts are nutritional powerhouses, providing zinc and selenium as well as vitamin E so try to include them as part of a balanced diet.

Biotin
Biotin is a water-soluble B vitamin. Too little biotin can cause brittle hair and may lead to hair loss. Include biotin rich foods such as wholegrains, liver, egg yolk, soy flour and yeast.


Hopefully you've found enough inspiratin for your next grocery list! 

The risks of cheap hair transplantation

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As we tend to see an extreme increase in low quality hair transplantation, we love to share our thoughts on this topic. Many patients come to us after their bad hair transplant, and this can be avoided when taking important issues in consideration. 

Cheap HT quote Dr. Feriduni


Failed hair transplants
Many clinics often try to attract patients by offering them cheap hair transplant. But in most cases, it turns out that their only objective is to make it cheap and dismiss quality and longterm approach. Low priced offers are often tempting and challenging to those with limited budgets. But it is highly recommended to inform yourself comprehensively before opting for a hair transplant at certain clinics in your country or abroad. Unfortunately, the majority of those clinics do not fulfill their promises. Most of the hair transplants will result in poor outcomes due to a low growing yield which intensivley affects the patient’s self-esteem. In most cases, several hair transplants (repair) will be necessary to achieve an aesthetically satisfying result.

However, only a few of the patients suffering from poor results have enough donor supply to ask for a follow-up hair transplant. Since there is no unlimited donor supply, the majority of the patients must live with an unsatisfying results for the rest of their lives. Many patients undergoing a failed hair transplant with low priced clinics have a depleted donor area and will not even be found eligible for another repair transplant. As for the final costs, the tempting effect of saving money will initially be turned into its opposite and patients will have to pay double the price in case there is another follow-up possible.


Safe donor site management
One of the most important factors in successful hair restoration surgery is the efficient use of the donor area when restoring a patient’s hair situation. To be able to accomplish “safe” donor site management, the hair surgeon needs to understand how to plan and evaluate the patient’s donor area carefully without risking visible thinning of the donor site. This requires meticulous measurements and is relevant to the hair surgeon’s extensive skills and expertise. 

Anyone opting for a hair transplant with low-cost and poor quality carriers should be aware that his own donor supply is limited and delicately asks for an economic distribution concept and longterm approach prior to the hair transplant. Please understand that failed hair transplants and poor results can not be undone to 100% later.


Never choose the cheapest option
Our clinic is not involved in the actual low price policies of other clinics, nor do we offer dumping prices. We continuously focus on correct hair transplant cost to ensure satisfying results. We always try to improve ourselves and stay on top of the latest technologies. E.g. by working partially automised with the WAW-system, which has quite a cost to acquire, we win time and obtain a better quality of the follicular units. This enables us to lower our costs and adapt our pricing. But high-quality management, more than 20 years of experience and the personal approach of Dr. Feriduni and his staff can not be diminished. Patient is king, we do not settle for less.

Dr. Feriduni    "30% of our patients are “repair cases” as we unfortunately categorise them. I'm always willing to help and save what can be saved, but there are many factors which need to be considered. If you are not satisfied by your hair transplant, do not hesitate to contact our clinic for expert advice." 
Dr. Feriduni


Cheap vs quality hair transplant


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DIY powermask for your hair

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DIY mask

If you’re blowing out the yolks of your leftover Easter eggs, consider slathering a bit on your hair to powerboost strength and growth 👌

✔️ Egg yolk contains lecithin, an important component of the cell membran, and protein
✔️ In a duo, this strengthens and nourishes the hair from root to tip
✔️ Egg yolk is also rich in sulfur, which can help fight dandruff

Here’s how (best to be done once or twice a week):
🥚 Mix 2 egg yolks with 2 ts of olive oil
🥚 Add a little bit of water to dilute it
🥚 Apply the treatment to dry hair
🥚 Relax for 30 minutes
🥚 Wash your hair as usual

Professional racing pilot at Dr. Feriduni

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Belgian racing pilot Laurens Vanthoor (Porsche Motorsport) chooses for an FUE hair transplant at Dr. Feriduni Hair Clinic. Click to get to know why he decided to get a hair transplant, what bothered him, and why he came to Hasselt for Dr. Feriduni.