i. It is God’s will for us to take care of our bodies including our hair which is attached to our bodies. It is one of the appendages of the skin.
ii. It is because of a lack of Knowledge that our health suffers aside from medical problems and laziness.
iii. Taking care or our hair in this modern day society is harder and worse than in the past because of improper application and untrained people who we allow to touch our hair.
iv. There are harmful synthetic products that we use in our hair and our bodies that have harsh ingredients that may help in one area but cause damage in another.
v. The hair that God created on our head serves two purposes; protection and adornment. Hair protects and shields our head from injury other elements in our environment.
vi. It also beautifies and enhances our appearance but most people are more concern with looking good over being in good health.
· Hair Shaft- the part of the hair shaft that extends above the skin.
· Hair Root- the part of the hair that is below the scalp.
· Follicle- A hole that holds the hair root.
· Papilla- receives the rich blood and nerve supply which contribute to its growth.
Blood Vessels- transport the nutrients to the hair papilla.
Elements found in hair:
· Carbon, Oxygen, Phosphorus
· Hydrogen, Nitrogen, and Sulphur
Here are some photos below of hair types to give you a mental picture of the numbers associated with various types of textures:
Vitamins in Hair:
· Vitamin C: aids improving scalp circulation, builds the body immune system which protects against free radicals, vaginal dryness, and depression.
· Vitamin B complex-
important for hair growth.
- Vitamin E: depression Increases oxygen intake, which improve circulation to the scalp.It also increase the production of hormones to relieve hot flashes.
- Biotin: Biotin is a crucial vitamin for hair growth. In laboratory studies, people who were low in Biotin experienced slower-than-normal hair and nail growth.
- Choline: Your body actually makes choline in very small amounts, but you need more for hair growth because choline works together with inositol to encourage hair growth.
- Amino Acids: These are the building blocks of protein and your hair follicles require a constant stream of amino acids for optimum hair growth.
- Inositol: This nutrient actually helps strengthen hair by ensuring that your hair follicles retain moisture.
- Zinc: An essential mineral for proper health and hair growth. It’s quite common for American women to suffer from low mineral levels.
- Copper: Another essential mineral, copper, aids in the production of collagen and elastin, which are crucial for healthy nails, skin and hair.
- MSM: MSM is a naturally occurring form of sulfur, which helps the body form keratin – a tough protein that strengthens hair and nails against harmful chemicals.