Healthy hair

For healthy hair, a number of key factors play a role, such as: the weather, health, hair loss, hair products, nutrition and your approach to hair health. In this blog you will read what you need to do to get or keep healthy, beautiful and strong hair. We give advice on what you should be eating, explain what ruins your hair condition and we make the connection between the weather and the health of your hair.

Nutrition for healthy hair

We advise a well-rounded diet with lots of protein for healthy hair. Hair is made out of protein, so if you want to improve your hair condition. You need to make sure you suffer from no deficiencies. Good sources of protein include: lean meat, eggs, fish and beans.

If you think you are not getting enough protein, you can use Hair Growth Supporting Tablets for your hair condition. These contain protein, combined with healthy nutrients and vitamins that work effectively for your hair growth and healthy scalp condition.

The nutrients that your body and hair needs are contained in the tablets, such as zinc and iron.
Zinc is a nutrient that has an important role in hair tissue growth and repair. It also helps keep the oil glands around the follicles working properly. And iron is a nutrient that plays a crucial role in making haemoglobin, a compound that carries oxygen to cells, which is essential for the body to function. A deficiency of Iron can lead to hair loss, especially by woman. Fortunately, a deficiency of Iron doesn’t damage the hair follicles, that means that with the right treatment your hair can effectively regrow.

Vitamins that are mainly healthy for your hair are vitamin A (retinol), vitamin B (Biotin) and vitamin C/D. The most important one to notice is Biotin. This is because low levels of Biotin can cause hair loss, skin rashes and brittle hair. You can get it in your body by eating meat, egg, whole grains and the Neofollics hair growth supporting tablets.

What affects your hair condition

Common things that effect your hair health are:

Stress can cause hair loss due to the production of cortisol. Cortisol increases the production of adrenaline, which, when accumulated in the sebaceous glands, causes an overproduction of lactic acid. Too much lactic acid in turn harms your hair follicle, and ultimately causing hair loss.

Alopecia is a concern for many man and woman. There are different types of alopecia such as androgenetic alopecia, alopecia areata, alopecia totalis and traction alopecia. Normally people shed between 50/100 hairs a day. If you suffer from alopecia this will probably be more. There can form bald spots in your hair and your hairline recedes. Also, thinning of the hair can take place. Overall your hair can fall off and you need to treat the condition effectively as soon as possible.  In some cases of alopecia (universalis/totalis) your hair follicles no longer work. In this case total baldness can appear.

Infections of the scalp include yeasts, bacteria and eczema. This can cause your hair to fall off, but also your scalp to flake, itch, burn and to inflammation. You can treat a lot of infections with a gentle shampoo that removes sebum build up and is effective for your scalp. Products that work effectively against seborrheic dermatitis, dandruff, eczema, itching of the scalp and psoriasis are the Neofollics nourishing mask and exfoliating shampoo. This products attack your unhealthy scalp condition.

Extern factors that impact your hair condition

Nowadays, the effects of climate change and UV radiation on hair are becoming increasingly clear. This may come as a surprise to you, but it has been proven by several researchers that UV radiation has an effect on the condition of your hair. “Recent research shows that increased ultraviolet (UV) radiation from more sunny days, along with pollution, can damage hair fibers, leading to weaker strands and easy breakage” Dr. Wu explains, “pollution can also trigger scalp sensitivity, which includes symptoms such as itching, prickling, and/or burning pain.”

In cold temperatures, your hair can become dry and brittle if humidity is low. Dr Wu continues, "wind and low humidity, can make your scalp dry, your hair brittle, and your skin flaky, red and irritated." Often a moisturising treatment is needed, to make the scalp less dry you can use this shampoo and conditioner for example. Which are as well effective against hair loss.

Your skin and scalp are super sensitive to environmental changes. While cold, dry weather can lead to scalp flaking and hair breakage, sudden increases in humidity can also have serious side effects. “Warm and humid weather events, such as hurricanes, can stimulate the growth of bacteria, virus, and fungus infections” Such as Seborrheic eczema, that is caused by yeast overgrowth on the scalp. According to Dr. Wu, this condition can worsen when the weather is humid and warm

Conclusion

For healthy hair, it is important to prevent your hair follicles from falling out. Therefore, you can treat your hair with a number of products that contain ingredients that effectively work against your hair or scalp condition.