The link between diet and hair health
Guest post by the Oz Hair and Beauty team
If you’ve ever had a bad hair day, you’ve undoubtedly wondered what you can do to improve the health and behavior of your hair. After all, beautiful hair inspired trust, while bad hair can have the opposite effect.
Of course, you are probably already aware of the benefits of good quality. GHD hair curler, especially when you need to save a bad hair day. Used in conjunction with a good protective spray, it can work wonders. But even this tool only deals with the appearance of your hair. What about the health of your hair?
Hair is mostly made of protein, specifically 95% keratin, which is a fibrous form of protein. Therefore, it stands to reason that your body needs protein to produce keratin. Low levels of this type of protein in your hair weakens it, reduces its ability to retain moisture, and leaves it looking dry, dull, and flat.
In short, protein is the most essential ingredient for healthy hair.
The good news is that this problem is easily solved: you eat protein every day. If you eat enough protein, your hair will be healthy. Protein is present in many foods, which makes it easier to integrate it into your diet.
Of course, a variety of minerals and vitamins are also needed to balance the protein in your hair. In short, eating a healthy and balanced diet goes a long way towards having healthy hair. While all minerals and vitamins are beneficial for your body, the hair is particularly fond of vitamins A, C, E and the B range.
Other causes of unhealthy hair
Protein is essential for healthy hair, but hair is also largely made up of water. If this leaves the strands of hair, they will become dry and brittle. Water can leave your hair in two ways.
- Stripping oil
Your scalp naturally produces an oil called sebum. This oil travels along each strand of hair, protecting it and helping to contain moisture. Indeed, it is a protective shield that maintains the health of your hair.
Some people produce too much of this oil and have oily hair. But in any case, if you wash your hair with harsh chemicals, you will wash the oil out of your head and leave your hair unprotected. He will become dehydrated and unhealthy.
The other problem that healthy hair faces is exposure to excessive heat. It literally dries the hair. This can be caused by using hot styling tools and setting too high. Or, it can be due to sun exposure as it sucks moisture out of the hair.
Either way, the hair will become dry and damaged, making it more difficult to maintain and maintain good health.
Knowing that there is a direct link between the food you eat and the health of your hair, that should be enough to get you to look at your diet and make the necessary changes. The fact that it will improve your overall health and reduce the likelihood of age-related illnesses is simply a bonus!
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