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Keeping Normal Hair Normal

Just in case you ever wondered, there is no such thing as healthy hair. The main reason for this is that hair is primarily made out of dead protein cells. There is, however, such a thing as normal hair. This is hair which is neither dried out due to a lack of sebum or oily hair which is a result of a number of possible causes. Naturally, those people with normal hair is seen as fortunate as no additional treatments are required to care for this type of hair. There are, however, a couple of basic tips to keep your hair in the condition it is and supply it with a glossy shine.

Wash your hair in lukewarm water. Using extremely hot water may damage the glands necessary for the production of sebum which coats normal hair and provides it with a glossy shine. This can result in dry hair.

Chemical usage or abundance thereof on normal hair can cause the hair to become brittle and break or cause serious damage to the hair follicle. In addition, it could lead to severe scalp problems such as allergic reactions or flaking.

Swimming in water that is filled with a range of chemicals, such as hydrochloric acid and chlorine, could cause dryness and discoloration to normal hair. To avoid this, wet the hair with normal tap water before swimming in order to reduce the amount of pool water it absorbs.

Moisturize normal hair frequently to supply it with softening agents and protective layers.

Eat the right foods and get the nutrients your body needs to ensure that your normal hair grows strong and shiny. There are of course many supplements and products available to help keep the gloss in your hair, but we’ve highlighted a couple of important ones:

  1. Vitamin A aids in the sebum production of the sebaceous glands. Sebum, as already discussed, is an oily layer that protects the hair.
  2. Vitamin C is one of the ingredients necessary for collagen production in the body. Collagen is one of the main building blocks of hair.
  3. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that binds with oxygen and it beneficial to the latter.
  4. Vitamin B7 is responsible for the keratin production within the body which is needed for hair growth.
  5. Vitamin B6 plays an important part in the production of melanin which is a pigment that supplies hair with its colour.
  6. Other vitamins and minerals that are beneficial to normal hair are Vitamin B1 (Thiamine), Calcium, Iron, Potassium, Selenium, Sulphur, Zinc and Manganese.

Many of these minerals and foods can be found in the following natural products: Onions, garlic, leafy green vegetables, fish, milk, nuts, citrus fruits, whole grains, carrots, etc.

Exercise is not only beneficial to your body, but also helps normal hair to stay that way.

As you can see, the list is neither long nor complex and should not require anything out of the ordinary to keep your normal hair normal and maybe even supply it with a more vibrant shine.