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Meet La Fonceur at New Delhi World Book Fair 2020 at Pragati Maidan, Delhi on Jan 4, 5 & 6

My New Books “Secret Of Healthy Hair” and “Swasth Baalon ka Raaz” by La Fonceur will display at New Delhi World Book Fair 2020 at Pragati Maidan. I will be present there on January 4, 5 & 6. Come visit us. Find me at Notion Press stall at the book fair. Get Secret Of Healthy Hair/Swasth Baalon ka Raaz book directly from me and get 10% off on MRP and Free goodies.

Books available at discounted price at Delhi book fair:
Secret of Healthy Hair

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MRP Rs 250
Book Fair Price: Rs 225
Find the book at Notion Press Stall, Pragati Maidan – Delhi.

Swasth Baalon ka Raaz

Book link:
MRP Rs 275
Book Fair Price: Rs 199
Find the book at Kharidobecho Stall – 4, Hall – 12, Pragati Maidan – Delhi.

See you at the book fair.

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Top 10 Foods That Prevent Hair Loss and Promote Hair Growth

Top 10 Foods That Prevent Hair Loss and Promote Hair Growth
Before knowing our super hair growth-promoting foods, one thing must be noted here that hair loss or sudden drastic hair health changes can be an indication of an internal disease, like thyroid disease, lupus (an autoimmune condition), or a liver problem. Sudden shock or high-stress level can also lead to hair loss. It is normal to shed between 50 to 100 hairs a day, but if you experience massive hair fall, you need to consult a doctor to determine the underlying cause.
Most of the general causes of hair fall are nutritional deficiency and environmental damage. Fortunately, hair fall due to nutrition deficiency is reversible once you fulfill your hair nutrition requirement. Not only these foods prevent hair loss and but also are super effective in promoting the growth of new and healthy hair. With these superfoods, you can have long, strong, and healthier hair that you always wanted.
Below are the Top 10 Foods That Prevent Hair Loss and Promote the Rate of Hair Growth:
1.  Amla/Indian gooseberry
Amla also known as Indian gooseberry, the name amla itself means amritor nectar, the drink of the gods. It is a sour fruit native to India. It is considered as anti-aging and natural tonic for hair as per Ayurved. This one single fruit contains billions of nutrients. Amla is one of the richest sources of vitamin C.
Along with vitamin C, amla is also extremely rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants neutralize the free radicals that that can cause hair fall, and graying. Amla oil contains essential fatty acids that strengthen hair follicles and promote hair growth.
The phytonutrients, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals present in amla help in increasing the scalp circulation, strengthen hair follicles, and stimulate healthy growth.
Vitamin C of amla increases collagen production.  Collagen protein, the building blocks of hair, strengthen hair follicles that minimize the hair follicle damage and increase hair growth volume-wise as well as lengthwise.
2.  Black Sesame Seeds
Black sesame seeds have the power to reverse graying & stimulate healthy hair growth. It promotes melanocyte cells to produce melanin – the pigment responsible for your hair color. Black sesame seeds contain essential fatty acids such as omega-3 that nourish, condition and promote a healthy scalp that stimulates healthy hair growth. Black sesame seeds are loaded with zinc, that helps in sebum production. This natural oil makes your hair shiny and lustrous. Zinc also plays a role in the hair tissue repair and production of new hair cells. A deficiency in copper can lead to hair thinning and graying as copper play an important role in melanin production. Black sesame seeds are a good source of copper. Moreover, the high iron content of black sesame seeds prevents iron deficiency anemia, which is the main reason for hair fall.
3. Chia seeds
Chia seeds are full of potent nutrients. They are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which promote hair growth. Additionally, they are also a rich source of fiber, protein, and full of antioxidants. It stimulates hair growth and makes your hair thick and healthy.
Moreover, iron, zinc, and calcium prevent further hair loss, make the scalp healthy, strengthen hair follicles, and ensure strong, thick healthy hair growth. A standard dosage recommendation is 15-20 grams (about 1.5 tablespoons) of chia seeds. It should not be consumed in their dry, raw form. Soak chia seed in water overnight and eat it in the morning or after work out.
4. Black Chickpeas (Kala Chana)
You must have heard lots of lecture from your mom on how Black chickpeas do a miracle to your hair and she is not wrong, black chickpeas indeed do magic to your hair. Every vitamin and mineral of black chickpeas contributes to hair growth as well as hair quality.
Black chickpeas are a great source of protein for vegetarians. Hair made up of mostly protein, giving enough protein to your hair stimulates the growth of new healthy hair by strengthening your hair follicles; additionally, black chickpeas contain zinc and biotin. Both these minerals improve your body’s keratin infrastructure. Keratin is the structural protein which makes up the hair. Keratin is also the protein that protects scalp skin cells from damage or stress.
Vitamin A and iron in black chickpeas are crucial for hair health and deficiency of any one of these in the body can cause hair fall, brittle hair, and dandruff. Moreover, iron ensures the blood supply that contains important hair nutrient to the hair roots.
5. Raw Coconut
Fresh raw coconut at homes are quite common in India but finding it in western countries may be a little difficult but if you have access to raw coconut, include them in your diet as early as you can. Coconut cream, water, and oil are equally healthy. Coconuts are highly nutritious, rich in fiber, and packed with essential vitamins and minerals.
Lauric acid is the reason why coconut considers as a healthy fat even though it contains almost 89% of saturated fat. Lauric acid is a saturated fatty acid with a 12-carbon atom chain that has antibacterial, antiviral, and antimicrobial property; this potentially helps to prevent infections. Coconut oil is good for your hair. Use coconut oil as a natural way to help your hair grow thicker, longer, and faster. The vitamins and essential fatty acids naturally found in coconut oil nourish the scalp and hair follicles.
Apply coconut oil mixed with olive oil and almond oil, a night before shampooing, massage gently and leave it overnight. Wash your hair with shampoo the very next day; it will help to heal your hair damage and naturally moisturize it and treat split ends and frizzy hair.
Healthy, shiny, strong, and dense hair is everyone’s goal. You don’t need expensive hair treatments and fancy hair products to achieve this goal; the secrete of long and healthy hair lies in your kitchen. Try adding above mentioned foods to your diet. These foods are rich in hair nutrients such as protein, B vitamins, vitamins A, C, D and E, zinc, iron, biotin, and essential fatty acids. Adding these nutrients to your diet may help treat hair loss and promote the hair growth rate.

Read the rest of the 5 foods that Prevent Hair Loss and Promote Hair Growth in the book “Secret of Healthy Hair”


Your Complete Food & Lifestyle Guide for Healthy Hair with Season Wise Diet Plans and Hair Care Recipes

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Top 10 Foods for Smoother, Shinier, Stronger, and Healthier Hair

Top 10 Foods for Smoother, Shinier, Stronger, and Healthier Hair

There are so many hair beauty products available in the market. Also, they are being advertised in such a way that makes us think that our hair health and beauty is only and only depend on them. However, the reality is that they don’t treat your hair problems; they just cover the flaws. No, doubt they can save you some time and give you a temporary solution. However, these products contain harsh chemicals which in long turn can damage your hair and do more bad than good to your hair.
The only way by which you can have shinier, smoother, and healthier hair is by treating them internally. Your hair needs nutrition to work properly and to grow. Some foods are masters in doing that. These foods are packed with all the hair nutrition that can prevent split ends, tangles, dry, and brittle hair and give strength, volume, and shine to your hair.
Here is the list of Top 10 Foods for Healthier Hair:
1.Dark Leafy Greens
Dark Leafy Greens such as spinach, kale, fenugreek greens are excellent sources of iron, vitamin A, vitamin C, and calcium and low in calories. Iron deficiency in the body means that the oxygen and essential nutrients are not reaching the roots and follicles of your hair, making the hair strands dull, and weaker. An iron deficiency can lead to hair fall, premature graying, and dull hair. To get full benefits of leafy greens don’t boil them for too long, otherwise, you will lose out on the essential nutrients.
Best way to eat leafy greens:Cooking leafy greens can actually boost their antioxidant and iron content. It is better when you grill or stir fry them but don’t boil your leafy greens for a long time. Boiling in water causes a significant amount of nutrients like vitamin C, and folate to be leached away. A little salt in the water helps prevent all the nutrients coming out into the water.
Read 10 Power Foods To Get Rid Of Anemia in the previous book Eat So What! The Power of Vegetarianism Volume 2 (Mini Edition).


Omega-3 fats are essential nutrients and healthiest among other fats. Your body cannot produce them naturally, so you must get them from food. Nuts are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which provide lubrication and nourishes your hair and gives thickness and shine to your hair.

Nuts such as almonds are also a great source of vitamin E that strengthen your hair, prevent dandruff and hair damage. Walnut oil contributes to the amount of elastin, a protein that is responsible for the elasticity in your hair hence prevent them from breaking. High beta-sitosterol content of pistachios has been proven to help with male-pattern baldness.

Nuts should be soaked in water overnight to lower its heat and phytic acid content, which reduces their health benefits.


Seeds are not only a great source of omega 3 fatty acids but also a good source of zinc, magnesium, and antioxidants. Seeds are very low in calories that help keep your weight in check. Seeds such as flaxseeds, sesame seeds, and pumpkin seeds nourish the hair follicles and hair shafts, making them less prone to damage. They stimulate hair growth by conditioning and promoting a healthy scalp.

Hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) attaches to hair follicles and reduces anagen growth phase causing male pattern baldness. Beta-sitosterol of pumpkin seeds inhibits the 5-alpha-reductase enzyme that converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone and prevents hair loss. Pumpkin seeds contain a good amount of zinc that prevents dandruff.

Flaxseeds lock moisture in your hair, making it smooth and manageable and prevent knotting and tangles. Flaxseeds are the richest dietary source of lignin, a potent antioxidant that helps in protecting hair cells from the aging process and prevent thinning of hair.

4.Citrus Fruits

Citrus Fruits are that category of fruits that are an excellent source of vitamin C. They strengthen the immune system and have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Why are citrus fruits important for hair? Because vitamin C increases the absorption of nonheme iron in your body. When you eat iron-rich food with vitamin C, it gives you the best results. Vitamin C helps in collagen production. Collagen is a type of protein that made up of amino-acids, proline, hydroxyproline, and glycine. Proline is also the main component of keratin, the type of protein that makes up your hair.

Some examples of citrus fruits are lemon, orange, and grapefruit. Add lemon juice when you boil spinach, it will increase your iron absorption as well as prevent the spinach from losing its a dark green color.

Also, rather than have a glass of juice, eat the whole fruit since the fiber present in orange, grapefruit aids digestion.

5.Milk and Milk Products

Every bit of milk does magic to your hair. Milk contains whey and casein, two important proteins for healthy hair. Having milk daily prevents hair loss and promotes hair growth and makes your hair stronger. Also, milk is an excellent source of vitamin B12. Deficiency in vitamin B12 can cause premature graying and can lead to anemia, which is a common cause of hair loss, tangles, and rough hair.

When applying topically, milk cream can be an excellent conditioner for your hair. It helps lock in the moisture and heal brittle, dry hair and split ends. Topical application of yogurt conditions the damaged and dry hair, making them smooth, shiny, and manageable.

Liquid whey, a by-product of cottage cheese-making, can stimulate hair follicles, strengthening the hair, help it grow faster and prevent the hair loss.

Milk and milk products are high in protein, vitamin D, and calcium. Go for skimmed milk and low-fat yogurt and cheese to cut back on some of the calories.  Milk products work to restore natural luster and shine to the hair while strengthening its structure.

Eat Greek yogurt with honey, nuts, berries, and nuts for a delicious breakfast to give your hair complete nutrition.

Whatever you eat reflects on your hair. Give your body nutritious food; it gives you healthy hair in return. Similarly, giving junk foods to your body damage your hair and shunt their growth. If you want last longing permanent solution to your hair problems, include all foods as mentioned above in your diet. Moreover, these foods not only make your hair healthy but also give flawless, smooth, and soft skin and prevent aging of both your hair as well as your skin.

Read the rest of the 5 foods for smoother, shinier, and healthier hair in the book “Secret of Healthy Hair”


Your Complete Food & Lifestyle Guide for Healthy Hair with Season Wise Diet Plans and Hair Care Recipes

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Everything About Hair – Hair Structure, Hair Color, and Hair Growth

Everything About Hair – Hair Structure, Hair Color, and Hair Growth
What does your hair mean to you? Probably the most powerful, beautiful asset you have. Hair and beauty have a deep relationship. Hair is one of the defining characteristics of women and men. A bad hair day means a bad day. For some, their hair is a form of personal expression. You must have noticed that you feel super confident the day you have beautiful hair. You naturally feel that I can conquer the world, all because my hair is shiny, smoothly flowing, and looks amazing today! Healthy hair gives a confidence boost while bad hair really ruins the mood and enthusiasm.

In this book, I am going to discuss all things about hair, what foods and factors positively or negatively affect your hair, and what are the solutions. But first, let’s see what hair is actually made of and how it works?
Hair is made up of keratin, a tough protein.
Hair Follicle
Hair grows from follicles found in the dermis layer of skin; these follicles are called hair follicles, in simple terms, the part of hair beneath the skin called as the hair follicle.
Hair Shaft
The part of the hair that can be seen above your scalp is called hair shaft. The hair shaft is comprised of three layers: cuticle, cortex, and medulla.
Cuticle: The cuticle is the outer most protective layer of the hair which has a fish scale (facing downwards) likes cells that overlap. These cells prevent damage to the cortex, hair’s inner structure. It also controls the moisture content of hair fiber.
Cuticle gives your hair shine and protects the inner layers from the damage. However, excessive heat, chemical over-processing, and weather change can damage the protective cuticle layer of the hair, affecting the integrity of the hair.
Cortex: The middle layer called cortex is the main component of the hair. It consists of long keratin chains that add bulk, strength, and elasticity to the hair. The health of your cortex depends mainly on how well the cuticle is protecting it.
Cortex also contains the pigment melanin. Melanin is the pigment responsible for giving hair its natural color. Hair coloring, relaxing, thermal styling, and other aggressive treatments cause temporary or permanent changes to the cortex layer.

Read more in the book “Secret of Healthy Hair”
Reason for Different Hair Color
Hair Bulb
Sebaceous Glands
Hair Growth Cycle
What are the phases and how long do they last:
Growth phase
Transition phase
Resting phase
Shedding phase
Illustration representation of Hair growth cycle for better understanding


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