The importance of hair to humans cannot be overemphasized, from the beginning of time the human hair has been treated as a revered and special organ on its own. Some religions place such value on the female hair and refer to it as the glory of a woman; some cultures deem it compulsory for a recently widowed woman to shave her head off completely as a sign of mourning, while some cultures do believe it is a thing of shame for a man to carry long locks. Regardless of the contradicting nature of these cultures and beliefs, one fact remains undeniable; the human hair is a part of the body that is of great importance to the society.
In more modern times, we have seen how an industry built around hair and its maintenance has evolved into a multibillion dollar industry. From manufacture of hair care products, to creation of hair extensions both synthetic and natural, to surgical and non surgical hair loss solutions, the hair industry has indeed proven to be a long lasting one. As long as there are humans with hair on their heads, the hair care industry can only get bigger than it is.
Understanding the importance of hair to human existence is good but knowing the where wither of maintaining and keeping your hair in the best possible form is better, unfortunately most of us are ignorant in the latter. The human race being a very diverse race has allowed the existence and occurrence of different types, textures, length, color and density of hair all as diverse as we are. Needless to say, there are basic practices or consumptions that enable us keep a healthy hair despite our race; some of which are discussed in the following paragraphs.
- INTENTIONAL INCLUSION OF VITAMINS IN OUR DIET
n discussing this, we shall limit our use of vitamins to biotin. Yes! Biotin, the magic hair vitamin! It is commonly referred to as vitamin H, or vitamin B7. Biotin is essential for our body for cell growth, for fatty acids and metabolism of amino acids & fats. Biotin produces the “Keratin” protein in the body. This keratin helps to transfer oxygen to the scalp cells known as ‘Dermal papillae’ cells. Dermal papillae cells allow the nutrition, oxygen and blood supply to the hair through hair follicles. Understanding that our hair is literally made up of keratin it is of high importance in maintaining an adequate amount of biotin in our diet. Unnecessary and unsupervised use of vitamin supplements should be avoided because they can lead to drug interactions which could end up causing damage entirely. Some foods that contain high levels of hair growth substances, such as amino acids, proteins, vitamins include; berries, avocado, almonds, tomatoes, eggs
2. USE OF APPROPRIATE HAIR CARE PRODUCTS
This right here is another area where we as humans device ways of destroying our hair ignorantly. In pursuit of healthy hair, we should be weary of the kind of products we bring in contact with our hair. There are so many products out there that clam to be this and that, but not all products are suitable for all hair types. In choosing hair care products we should be a 100% sure that the company is trusted and certified by appropriate authorities. Furthermore, we cannot go wrong with appraisals, testimonials, they help us in making the right choices. Finally, all ingredients should be crosschecked, ingredients such as Sulfates, Parabens, Fragrance,Triclosan, Polyethylene Glycol are highly prohibited.
3. REGULATE YOUR HAIRSTYLES
There are a number of hairstyles that help protect us from hair loss for both women and men alike. Striking a balance is good, and this can only be achieved with a professional stylist who understands what works best for you.
Many more of hair care tips can be found all around, only if you are indeed searching. Remember your hair is your crown, but more importantly be comfortable in your own hair