A Flexible, Shiny, Vibrant hair is a sign of
a Healthy well-nourished body. While Dry, Dull, Lifeless hair
is a signal of Poor nutrition and Poor overall health. Proteins,
Fats, Vitamins and Minerals are essential for better Hair
growth. The Hair shaft is composed of three layers: the outer
cuticle, the middle protein-rich cortex and the inner medulla.
The Hair shaft is embedded in a cavity called
Follicle, which is surrounded by tiny blood vessels called
Capillaries that nourish the hair shaft and supply it with
oxygen, water and nutrients. Oil secreting glands called Sebaceous
glands are also attached to the follicle and secrete "Sebum,"
an oily substance that nourishes and moistens the hair shaft;
especially the Linoleic acid keeps the sebaceous gland very
active. The sebaceous secretion, sebum keeps the hair more
Shinny, Lustrous and Flexible.
Additionally Minerals like Iron, Calcium, Selenium
and Zinc is also essential to keep your hair healthy. “B
complex and C” Vitamins also play an important role
in keeping the hair healthy.
Women prone to Anaemia very often, loss of iron
results from blood loss during their heavy periods and Parturition,
Gastric disturbances may impair assimilation of an important
nutrient for hair
Hair colour depends on the pigments inside the
cortex; an absence of “Melanin pigments” results
in white hair. Poor nutrition and careless hair care will
turn a black hair to brown. Many youngsters suffer from premature
gray now a days because lack of colloidal minerals in their
diet. Genetic make is secondary in Premature gray hair.
Colloidal minerals are “Plant Based Minerals”
Plants absorb metallic minerals from the soil through their
roots and convert them into colloidal minerals. These plant-derived
minerals are water soluble and work with the natural body
absorption process. For Example the more toxic Aluminum is
assimilated and metabolized in Apple as colloidal mineral.
Even though Fat is essential for hair, balding
process can be slowed down by taking a low-fat diet in men.
Research studies postulate that the Male Pattern Baldness
is tied to increase Testosterone levels during puberty. A
high-fat, meat-based diet raises Testosterone levels, and
that may adversely affect hair follicles
A wholesome diet in high protein diet with the
Minerals, Iron, Calcium, Selenium and Vitamins will prevent
hair loss and yield healthy hair. Milk, Meat, Fish, Bone Soups,
Nuts, Pulses and Cereals, Green leaves, Vegetables and fruits
provides general nutrition to the hair. The more essential
iron can be balanced with intake of Gingilis, Jaggery, Green
leaves, Dates, Groundnuts shall be additionally added. Limit
the intake of Coffee, Tea, Alcohol, and other fluids that
increase water loss. Add food rich in Lenoleic acid such as
Fish, Meat, Milk and Vegetable oils, if you are not obese
and suspect hormonal imbalance. The plant Carrot, Beets, Radish,
Curry leaves and Red greens prevents premature graying as
they could stimulate or supplement their pigments.
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