четвртак, 06. јун 2013.

Prevention As A Way To Maintain Your Hair Healthy

Women consider hair very important which becomes pretty clear when you think about all the hair styles and hair loss products that women like to try out and spend money on. But what happens if that same hair starts to fall out? How would you react? You wouldn't be pleased, that's for sure. Keratin is the protein that hair is made of and when follicles produce new cells, old cells appear on the surface making strings of hair. Adults usually have on their head about 100,000 - 150,000 hairs, averagely losing hundred a day. The condition when a person loses more than a hundred hairs a day, so it becomes noticeable, is called alopecia areata. There is more than one type of alopecia and it should be properly diagnosed in order to be treated.

There are some known facts about the condition. Here are some of them: for the first lesion that appears within 24 hour period, patients may experience a sensation of pain in the affected area, the scalp is usually the area that is affected but Alopecia Areata can also be present in other parts of the body. 25% of children with Alopecia Areata condition also experience ridging of the nails, 5% of Alopecia Areata patients are likely to develop a more advances condition such as total loss of hair in the head, Alopecia Totalis. Others develop Alopecia Universalis or the total loss of body hair, so the hair pull test is usually performed to determine if the particular area is actively affected or if further loss of hair can be expected. However, you need to know that people who suffer from this condition are otherwise perfectly healthy. Prevention is the key of the healthy hair that you will be satisfied with. You must keep in mind the fact that healthy hair is consistent part of the overall health, so do everything you can to improve it. Water is very important, because it helps the body to stay hydrated and help grow healthy hair. Since hair is made of protein, consumption of lean animal proteins is recommended. Alcohol causes dehydration, so you should avoid it. Even though many women consider hair coloring normal, it can in fact be one of the reasons for hair loss. Hair style can negatively influence your hair, so avoid stretching your hair by braiding very tightly since it can lead to significant hair loss as well. Find ways to reduce stress because that may lead to hair loss. Add vitamins like vitamin A, B, C and E, since every one of them can bring many benefits to your health. Vitamin A is very important for producing sebum, so without it you would have dry hair and dandruff. However, you shouldn't take too much - balance is the key. Sources of Vitamin A are Mango, Oranges, Carrots, Sweet potato and Squash. The main B vitamins that you need to focus on for hair growth are Vitamin B-6 and Folic Acid. Potatoes, cereals, Bananas, Garbanzo beans, Chicken breast, Oatmeal, Pork Loin, and roast beef contain Vitamin B-6. Folic Acid is found in cooked lentils, collard greens, chickpeas, medium papaya, frozen peas, and boiled asparagus. Vitamin C is responsible for the healthy development of collagen which is necessary for strong hair. Vitamin C can be found in Kiwi fruit, Guava, Red sweet peppers and Oranges. Vitamin E helps provide good blood circulation to the scalp by increasing the absorption of oxygen. You can find it in cereals, Almonds, Safflower Oil, Corn Oil, Soybean Oil, Turnip greens.

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