It is well established that a well-balanced diet is essential for the health of your hair. It is recommended to eat fiber and protein each day. To get a good hair growth and healthy hair, the hair needs 60 grams of protein per day. Proteins processed through the intestinal flora's amino acids help cell renewal.
Indeed, some amino acids are transformed at the hypo-dermis level into cells grouped around the hair papilla, which together contribute to hair growth. Meat and some animal foods are rich in protein. For vegetarians, it is recommended to eat plants like soybeans, dry beans or almonds.
We also note the action of vitamins and minerals, considering that some nutrients assist hair in maintaining their vitality and restrain their fall. The B vitamins are essential for blood circulation to the roots of the hair. In addition to vitamin B3, the hair needs vitamins B5 and B6 which ensures good hair
growth and modulates the production of keratin and sebum. B9 vitamins are important for cell reproduction, while the B12 vitamins are essential for the synthesis of DNA and RNA. They are present in beer yeast, dried peas and lentils, dried fruits and winter vegetables, but also in rice, mushrooms, fruits, seeds etc. We also note the importance of vitamin A and vitamin E, which are major antioxidants.
Among the trace elements which are capable of modulating the hair cycle, there are:
• Iron, important for nutrition and oxygenation of the hair roots. Iron deficiency leads to hair loss, which tarnish and become thinner before falling.
• Copper contributes to the good pigmentation of the skin and hair. Present in most cells of the body, this trace element contributes to the production of melanin which is responsible for the pigmentation of the skin, hair and eyes. Copper also balances the thyroid gland which can be the cause of numerous abnormal hair loss. Copper contributes to good hair growth. Finally, it inhibit dihydrostérone (DHT), the hormone that causes alopecia.
• Zinc plays a central role in hair growth through the development and reproduction of cells. As an antioxidant, zinc is involved in the prevention of toxic effects of free radicals who cause aging of the skin.
• Magnesium and calcium, because magnesium influences our calcium concentration, this trace element is essential for the proper growth of hair and their good health.
Emotional Shock or Stress
Stress is defined as an increase in pressure in a situation that a person can not control, which usually results in disproportionate or inappropriate reactions. In addition to its psychological effect, stress also modulates the release of hormones. Indeed, if you are under stress, your brain will send a message to the pituitary gland which will cause a reaction of the adrenal glands. These in-turn will produce hormones, such as adrenal androgens or cortisol. Then a chain reaction occurs such as the gradual shrinkage of hair follicles and blood vessels as the stress continues and makes the hair thinner and more fragile. They then end up falling. It is important to know that hair loss caused by stress concerns mainly people who have inherited the genes of androgenetic alopecia. Stress also produces dandruff and severe irritation of the scalp.
Much has been written about the negative effects of chemicals found in the large majority of shampoos and the active ingredients found in cosmetics are not all beautiful. Including the such as dyes PPhenylenediamine, the dyes identified by CI followed by 5 numbers, Cocamide DEA and Lauramide DEA, Phtatalate dibutyl, the DMDM HYDANTOIN, diazolidinyl urea, imidazolidinyl urea, METHENAMINE and Quarternium-15, the paraben or chloride (chlorid), the perfume, the PEG (polyethylene glycol), petrolatum, productswith names ending with siloxane, or CONE, sodium laureth sulfate, and the aggressive triclosan. According to a study conducted in the United States, among some 82,000 ingredients used in personal care products one ingredient in eight is an industrial chemical. They therefore include certain carcinogenic elements, pesticides, toxins affecting the reproductive, endocrine disruptors, plasticizers, degreasers and surfactants.
Women's Voices For The Earth has published a Fact Sheet abut Toxic Chemicals in Salon Products http://www.womensvoices.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Ingredients-to-Avoid-in-Salon-Products_workers.pdf
The Breast Cancer Fund has launched The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics to educate millions of people about the problem of toxic chemicals in cosmetics; www.safecosmetics.org.
All NaturHeals products are 100% natural, they are free of sulfate, silicone, parabens or chloride. They are bio-degradable and respect our natural environment.
Extensions, Braids and Straightening
Hair loss due to extensions depends on several parameters: the first is the extensions installation method, some tend to refine the fiber, it is recommended to use natural rather than synthetic extensions as synthetics are very delicate. In addition, hair loss are frequent for fine hair so making them more fragile with extensions only aggravates the problem. Hair loss also occurs in the case of extensions secured too close to the scalp, a poor quality Keratin, too heavy extensions and finally during their withdrawal, or if they are worn for a long period of time.
Therefore, it is better to take stock of your hair's condition. We will be happy to count you among those who are satisfied with their hair's Microscopic Analysis and the diagnosis of our laboratory. Among the causes of hair loss due to braids, we will mention the wrong choice of braider, too tight
braids, braiding brittled hair, a completely dehydrated hair shaft and a dirty scalp. In the end I would to add inappropriate head movements during sleep and pillowcases made of material that absorb water from hair.
Besides making our hair gray and giving them a bad smell, tobacco can also be responsible for hair loss by oxidative stress responsible for the production of inflammatory cytokines. These hormones damage the hair follicle which weakens the hair that falls earlier than expected.
Research scientists found that the volume is not only a danger to the ears, it also would be dangerous for the hair. On average, 15% of Americans are victims of hair loss due to excessive noise exposure. The sound would cause vibrations in the eardrum, which then propagates to the brain area responsible for hair growth. Scientists believe That beyond 85 decibels, the sound may cause destruction of hair cells.
Like with the plants, seasonal changes induce increased hormonal secretion which modulates hair growth. These changes typically result in an accelerated growth in spring and summer. In autumn this hair losses are 2-4 times higher than those observed during the rest of the year. After 4-6 weeks, usually normal hair loss falls into place. However, in case of a person already subjected to hair loss, because of this annual seasonal increase, it is recommended to start a treatment before this period.