To have nice shiny hair is the dream of almost everyone, either men or women. But to get them people are adding or applying various chemicals and treatments in their routine life. Somehow Hair growth and quality depend on heredity as well as our lifestyle and diet routine..
As I always say “diet can do magic if you know the right spell”.
So, let’s come to the point- hair is there all over our body but head hair is different as they grow longer and faster than other hair of the body because head hair follicles remain in an active growth phase for longer than other hair follicles.
We all must have heard about keratin which is the most important thing for hair, nail, and skin. Keratin is basically e a kind of natural protein and the process of its formation in the body is known as keratinization.
There are two types of keratins Alpha keratin and beta keratin, we as humans require Alpha keratins..
Keratin needed by hair, skin, and nails all has different compositions.
If we talk about hair keratin, it forms a shield or layer all around our hair and provides them a soft texture, shine, elasticity, and smoothness.
Because of the chemical applications, pollution, heating and other styling process are keratin layer can be damaged or depleted.
Diet and nutrients can help our body to produce keratin and also may help in improving hair skin and nails health.
Following are the few important nutrients which we must include in our diet to enhance keratin production inside our body
- Vitamin c, vitamin A and biotin
- Minerals like iron zinc sulfur
- Whole grains, legumes, and pulses
- Kale, beans, soybeans spinach, etc
- Nuts and seeds like walnut, almonds, peanuts, sunflower, seeds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, etc.
- Lean meats like fish, low-fat dairy products, and eggs
The above will help of body to maintain keratin levels and also provide other nutrients.
But remember one thing over consumption of anything comes up with the consequences. Like in case of overproduction of keratin is known as hyperkeratosis. Eczema, psoriasis, warts, hair damage, and hair loss are the most common conditions of hyperkeratosis.
Therefore, if you want to start or to have any keratin supplement or keratin treatment do have a consultation with expertise or your dermatologist.