Your Hair And Nails Can Benefit From An Improved Diet
The first signs of not having enough Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s) in your diet is often seen on the outside of your body, with your skin, hair, and nails. Most people try to fix problems in any of these areas with skincare products, special nail strengtheners, and expensive shampoos and conditioners. The answer may be much simpler.
Your entire body is covered in tiny hair follicles – apart from the soles of your feet, your palms, lips, and eyelids. One of the ways that people judge themselves, in terms of their physical attractiveness, is by the quantity and quality of their hair.
Hair and fat
The part of your hair that lies beneath the skin, is called the hair follicle and is the part of the hair that is responsible for hair growth. A tiny oil gland right next to this hair follicle keeps the hair shaft soft and lubricated as it grows out from under the skin. Interestingly, this is the part of the hair that is alive, as when it pops up out of your skin it’s dead, only pushed up, to keep growing, by cell division beneath the skin.
The hair you can see…
The hair cuticle is the part of your hair that you see, which covers the hair shaft. The hair cuticle is covered with a very thin layer of oil to protect it, and keep it from breaking. If your diet doesn’t contain the right oils, this part of your hair will be dehydrated, resulting in brittle, easily breakable hair.
What hair is made up of
The actual substance that makes up hair is called keratin, a specific type of protein. It provides strength too, but without the right kinds of fats, it can’t … Read More