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Does eating watermelon help stop hair loss?

Watermelon: 

I buy watermelon after watermelon 🍉during the Summertime. Based on  "Dr Google", watermelon consumption seems pretty good for hair too👍. But I don't buy it 👎.

"Dr Google" is a phrase that my own patients taught me. The term refers to the vast amount of medical information that can be easily obtained from the internet.

The world  loves Dr Google.🏅❤️ I love Dr Google. ❤️ I am frequently looking to see just what Dr Google thinks about countless numbers of topics in hair loss.

Does consuming watermelon help stop hair loss?🍉
Does drinking a lot of water 💦help my hair?
Is waking up early in the morning 🕓good for hair?
Can the odour 👃of a new car 🚗 result in hair loss?

No matter what question you raise, Dr Google has probably written something on it. However, it does not mean that "something" is correct.


 

Watermelons and Hair : No evidence

Let's return to the subject of watermelons and hair loss 🍉. Those who write about the benefits of watermelon for hair loss claim that watermelon is loaded with the amino acid citrulline which gets converted in the human body to another amino acid called arginine. Arginine is a vasodilator and proponent of its benefits for hair claim this helps increase blood flow to the scalp which in turn is good for helping hair loss.

The claim that watermelon is good for hair loss has no evidence. Vasodilation itself does not help as a treatment for hair loss. Increasing blood flow as a means of treating hair loss is a myth. Massaging the scalp and standing on one's head upside down  - and eating watermelon 🍉 does not help treat hair loss.

The myths prevail.

Does watermelon 🍉 help as a treatment for hair loss? I don't buy it.  However, I'm still sticking with Dr Google🏅 and I'm still sticking with watermelon. Stay cool this summer 😎⛱  


Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Vancouver office at 604.283.9299



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