Improved Options for Your Beautiful, Healthy Hair
Your hair is a big part of your overall style and while some people are naturally more genetically endowed in this area, hair also plays a big part in your health.
So Is your hair trying to tell you something about your health? Maybe. Some conditions and medications affect your body as well as your hair. In other cases, you may just need to take better care of your hair or scalp with the products you use.
Your hair needs protein and iron to stay healthy, along with omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, and vitamin A. A healthy lifestyle of low-fat dairy, whole grains, and vegetables all help to maintain the scalp and hair health. Help keep hair shiny by eating salmon and walnuts for omega-3 fatty acids; spinach and carrots for vitamin A; brazil nuts for selenium; and oysters and cashews for zinc. Your results double...Foods good for your hair are also good for your heart.
Experts estimate that we may shed up to 100 or more hairs a day. That's not cause for alarm, nor does it mean you're going bald. About 90% of your 100,000 hair follicles are producing hair at any given time. The other 10% are in a resting (telogen) phase, and the hair falls out after about 2 to 3 months. It's replaced by new hair, and the growth cycle starts over again.
While what you eat has an effect on your hair, so does what you use on your hair. Instead of potentially harmful sulfate-based surfactants, you want to opt for products that are sulfate-free. Find milder ingredients derived from natural ingredients like coconut oil that both cleanse and condition the hair.