Your hair and nails are both very good indicators of the general health condition of your body. If you are suffering from illness or stress then that is sure to be reflected in your skin, hair and fingernails. Your hair may have conditions like brittleness, thinning, breaking, and splitting when neglected or when you are in a very stressful situation. Jerrold D. Bass also tells his clients that their hair will show evidence of neglect if their body is deficient in essential nutrients and vitamins.
Most of us know that nutrition is very important for our bodies. But even though hair and fingernails are just dead cells, they are an important indicator of the general well being of a person, says Jerrold D. Bass. When your body is lacking in essential nutrients, or if it loses the ability to absorb nutrients from the food it receives, then your body will use up its internal resources. This causes weaknesses that will be outwardly reflected in the skin, hair and fingernails.
So if you want to be sure to have beautiful, healthy hair, Jerrold D. Bass says to make sure that you consume foods that contain the essential vitamins like vitamin A (produces healthy sebum in the scalp), vitamin C (antioxidant), vitamin E (improves scalp circulation), Biotin (produces Keratin), Inositol (keeps hair follicles healthy), Niacin (promotes scalp circulation) and pantothenic acid, Para-Aminobenzoic Acid, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 that prevent graying and hair loss.
Most vitamins are derived from food. The most common food-based sources of vitamins are: citrus fruits, green vegetables, fruits like pineapple, strawberries, kiwi, potatoes, green peppers, cheese, vegetable oils, soybean, raw seeds, dried beans, wheat germ oil, brewer’s yeast, whole grains, eggs, liver, rice, milk, fish, turkey, chicken and red meat. Other nutrients required by the body are proteins and minerals like iron, calcium, zinc, magnesium and essential fatty acids.
Jerrold D. Bass utilizes several hair care products available in the market today that act as essential vitamins for hair and nails. These are in the form of oils, shampoos, gels, sprays, lotions and creams. Many must be prescribed by specialists but some are also available over the counter. However, Jerrold D. Bass recommends that you consult a specialist before using these products. That way you will be sure to select the product that will maximize benefits to your own specific hair condition.