Did You Know?

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“But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.” Matthew 10:30

Have you ever thought about how many hairs you have on your head? What about how many hairs you lose each day?

There is an interesting article that was published in the Sunday Times, Jan 30, 2011 on how many hairs you lose on an average each day.

“100 is the number of hair strands we lose per day” according to this article.

It goes on to say the following:

“Excessive hair loss can be caused by sudden physical or emotional stress such as childbirth, illness, crash dieting or stress. These nutrients can improve your hair health:

  1. B-complex vitamins: These promote good blood circulation to the scalp, improving hair strength and preventing hair loss and premature greying. B vitamins are found in whole grains, wheatgerm, nuts, seeds, legumes . . . and green leafy vegetables.
  2. Vitamin E: This hydrates the scalp and stimulates its blood circulation. Found in cold-pressed olive oil, whole grains, green leafy veggies and avocado. . .
  3. Protein: Hair is made up of protein, so it’s vital you eat protein-rich foods. Good sources include . . .  legumes, nuts, seeds and tofu.
  4. Selenium: A deficiency in this trace mineral will result in poor hair growth. Foods rich in selenium include wholegrains, Brazil nuts, legumes . . . “

Knowledge is power. The more we know of what it takes to look after our hair the better we can take care of it.