Things To Know To Make Your Hair Healthier And More Luscious

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Did you know that aside from everything you use to make your hair look better, a healthy diet and lifestyle can also make it healthier? (Photo: Tim Missholderr/Pexels)

Hair is one's crowning glory. Even history testified how it's considered a symbol of femininity ever since. It was always considered important that people wouldn't mind spending hundreds of bucks just for it to look and smells good even now, states Quora. People can get so vain when it comes to their hair. No wonder why there are already a lot of beauty products available in the market that can improve, moisturize, hydrates, and fragrance it.

But did you know that aside from creams, conditioners, shampoos, and oils that you can put in your hair to make it look better, a healthy diet and lifestyle can also make it healthier? If you want to learn more about your hair and how to keep it healthy, better read on. Here are some of the things you have to know.

HAIR IS MADE OUT OF PROTEIN

One of the reasons why hair is affected by one's health is because it is mainly composed of protein. Protein is one of the main nutrients that act as a building block that can help repair, grow or replace skin, bones, hair, and muscles. Experts advise if you want to keep your hair beautiful, make sure to eat sufficient protein. This nutrient is available in legumes, seeds, eggs, soy foods, and dairy products such as cheese, milk, and yogurt.

STRESS CAN AFFECT YOUR HAIR GROWTH

Stress can do a lot of negative things in the body, and that includes hair loss. Once stressed, the hair follicles tend to develop prematurely, which cause the hair to fall out sooner than expected. Often this occurs in large amounts. But don't worry, your hair will still regrow immediately.

HEALTH ISSUES CAN CAUSE PROBLEMS IN YOUR HAIR

Health problems, such as thyroid hormonal imbalance and diabetes, affect all the cells in the body, especially the hair follicles. For thyroid hormonal imbalance, the patient's hair tends to get brittle and unhealthy, which could eventually lead to hair loss. For people with uncontrolled diabetes, the cells in their hair starve from glucose. Glucose is every cell's food too, so without the proper balance for it, cells are very much affected. This can result in dry and lifeless hair, says Joy Bauer, the founder of Nourish Snacks and also a nutrition expert on The Today Show, in one of her articles.

Your hair is like the cherry on top of your beautiful face, so make sure to take care of it not just externally, but also internally. Eat the right kind of foods, and avoid an unhealthy lifestyle. Doing so won't just benefit your hair, but it would also keep your body at its best too.

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