Not everybody knows that hair is alive, growing and has to be properly nourished, as many other types of tissues. Hair root is nourished with lots of substances, which we absorb with food every day, through blood vessels. Therefore if we become helpless about the problem of dandruff and seborrhoea, this means that our hair needs vitamins, bio-components, and other essential building elements. It has been proved that hair which lacks of vitamins and minerals becomes sick, greasy and begins to fall out. However, if hair is full of vitamin and mineral, it is shiny and silky and soft. Therefore, if your hair is undernourished, use some shampoo with zinc to improve its condition.
Hair and nails, according to physiology, are components of human skin tissue. Their basic component is keratin, which is a type of protein. A very important for the condition of hair is sulphur, a biological element of this protein, which is connected with amino acids: cystein (up to 17% of hair) and metionin (0.5%). Hair structure, its thickness and richness, as well as its gloss and resilience depend on whether our body receives the proper amount of sulphur and other nourishing substances.
How to nourish?
Hair should be given sulphur amino acids mainly because it is what hair needs most. Amino acids are the best building components for hair. They make hair grow and become strong and beautiful. When hair lacks amino acids, it will become weak, thin and entangled. In other words is sick and ugly, then.
Where do we find Sulphur Amino Acids?
There are such types of food where we may find “ready-for-use” sulphur amino acids, e.g. non-fat beef, beans, fish and eggs. It is worth reminding, though, that in the case of sulphur amino acids deficiency in our food, our body is able to produce them on their own, unless it is not given the proper amount of sulphur. Our grandmothers seemed to know all about that. That is why they recommended such “traditional” cure as raphanus to repair one’s weakened and dry hair. Other plants and vegetables rich in sulphur are: radish, horse-radish, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cuckoo-flower, broccoli, cauliflower and onion.
Microelements are equally important
The most important microelements are: zinc, copper, iron and sulphur. They stimulate the growth of hair as well as improve its general condition and look. Hair can get “soaked” with microelements, which makes it look strong, shiny and beautiful.