These 8 Nutrients Can Help You Darken and Regrow Hair
“Food is fuel. You get picky about what you eat, your engine is going to die.”
That is a quote from the Pixar film Ratatouille, which you may find oddly misplaced in a discussion on what constitutes good hair health.
This couldn’t be further from the truth as even if we were to treat your body as a vehicle, your engine needs to burn clean. Our hair does not exist on an island, separate from the nutrients that we provide or fail to provide our bodies.
The bobs, locks, fringes, and manes are all a part of this vessel we use to navigate through life too. A good diet goes a long way for healthy hair.
While we have a gist of what constitutes good health such as Vitamin C, let’s explore some of the important nutrients that can assuage hair loss and hair graying.
Biotin is also known as vitamin B7 or vitamin H. It is a water soluble B-complex vitamin that purportedly reduces hair loss or hair thinning. It plays a crucial role in stimulating the growth of healthy, thick hair by improving our body’s keratin infrastructure, a basic protein that forms hair, nails, and skin.
2. Garden Peas
Garden Peas are a member of the Fabaceae or bean family. The shoots of garden peas contain important nutrients such as adenosine, biotin, and B-complex vitamins. It stimulates specific signaling molecules in the dermal papilla cells which are required to initiate the growth of new hair. Studies have shown that consuming the shoots of garden peas help reduce hair loss significantly and improve hair density by promoting a balanced hair growth cycle.
3. Ascorbic Acid
Ascorbic acid or Vitamin C is needed by our body to build collagen, a protein that is highly crucial for hair growth. It also helps our body to absorb iron, a mineral which is necessary for hair growth.
4. Keratin Hydrolysate
Keratin hydrolysate is produced from black sheep wool with a patented manufacturing process in order to keep all properties of the raw material in the final products. Naturally pigmented by melanin, keratin hydrolysate is significant for the gradual re-pigmentation of white hair. Besides melanin, it also naturally contains copper which helps prevent premature graying.
Tocotrienol belongs to the vitamin E family and is known to be a potent antioxidant which contributes to increasing hair count. Studies have suggested that the antioxidant activity of tocotrienol helps reduce the lipid peroxidation and oxidative stress in the scalp which are reported to be associated with alopecia.
6. Amino Acids & Enzymes
Amino acids, enzymes, glycoproteins, vitamins, and minerals, play a huge role in contributing to healthy hair. Something that one can stumble upon in Aloe Vera, particularly its polysaccharides.
7. Vitamin B5
Also known as pantothenic acid, this component mixes with biotin to rebuild individual hair shafts. The latter of which are often damaged by hair dryers and hair styling tools. It purportedly aids in hair growth by supporting and protecting the adrenal glands.
8. Folic Acid
This ingredient is responsible for enhancing the growth of healthy cells. The effects of which play an important role in promoting the natural, healthy growth of nails and hair. It is also vital in the formation of red blood cells, which carries oxygen to all organs including the hair follicles.
These are some of the nutrients that help you give your hair the care it needs. In fact, all of them can be found not only in the products of Haestic’s 3 + 1 Hair Blackening Series, but the ones in 3 + 1 Hair Growth Series as well.
Find out more about the nutrients that can give your hair the health it needs by clicking the links above. You are what you eat. Needless to say, eating well not only results in a healthy body and mind, but also healthy hair.