Good hair care is very important no matter what the texture of your hair is.
Nutrition is the most important part of good hair care❗Without the right nutrition your hair will fall and lack shine.
Globally, anaemia affects 1.62 billion people with the greatest number of individuals affected is non-pregnant women of 468.4 million.
Women need to take extra care as we loose many minerals and vitamins during menstruation, childbirth, pregnancy and breastfeeding.
"Ferritin levels of 10-15 ng/mL are within the "normal" range. Cotsarelis says a ferritin level of at least 50 ng/mL is needed to help replenish hair. Trost and Bergfeld shoot for 70 ng/mL."
Beef and liver being the highest in iron content to achieve healthy ferritin levels.
For men the secretion of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) will cause male pattern hair loss by preventing nutrients reaching the hair follicles. Therefore, it is advised that men eat nutrient dense foods.
Vitamin A, richest source being liver, provides a healthy sebum to the hair. *Too much vitamin a can lead to toxicity and can cause hair loss!*
Vitamin C found in most fruits, helps maintain a healthy hair and skin.
Vitamin E found in nuts, and niacin also known as vitamin B3, found in beef, enhances scalp circulation. Zinc, found in sea food and beef, also provides similar benefits.
Biotin found in eggs, produces keratin maintaining hair fall and colour. Vitamin B5 also known as pantothenic acid, found in chicken liver, and vitamin B6, also known as pyridoxine, found in turkey and pork give similar benefits to hair.
Inositol also known as vitamin B8, found in melons, oranges and liver, maintains cellular integrity of the hair.
Vitamin B12, richest source being liver and clams, maintains hair fall.
Omega 3s, found in fish maintain hair hair shine and health.
Vitamin D, found in sun and certain animal products such as dairy and fish, maintains hair fall.
Copper, found in lentils and liver, prevents the hair from greying.
(Disclaimer: please speak to a doctor for advice).
Combing hair correctly is also very important.
10 More Tips...
1. Wash pillow cases regularly.
2. Use cotton or silk pillow cases.
3. Disinfect all combs, hats etc with warm water and a gentle soap.
4. Use mild soaps with no chemicals and perfumes. Try soap nuts, gram flour, yoghurt or pure soap bars, if you want to experiment.
5. Never comb wet hair.
6. Avoiding going outside with wet hair.
7. Avoid rubbing your hair aggressively with the towel.
8. Avoid chemicals such as hair dyes. There are some natural hair dyes such as henna.
9. Avoid excessive heat.
10. Avoid washing hair frequently.