Hair that is considered the crowning glory of a woman's beauty grows out of a hair follicle beneath the surface of the skin. It is actually fed by the nutrients in the bloodstream, which flow to the follicles with the blood. Therefore, consuming a balanced diet plays such an imperative role in order to keep tresses healthy and strong.
Importance Of Protein
Protein is one of the main nutrients for hair growth, while amino acids are the building block of protein. Starting your day with a small bowl of sprouts can help in controlling hair loss and also promotes hair growth. This is because sprouts are rich in amino acids. In fact, nutritionists say that fish and seafood are ideal to have healthy hair growth. Not only this, but protein can be obtained from several other food items such as lean meats, fish, egg, paneer, yogurt, dals, peas, beans, and nuts. Sprouted grains are of great benefit to the hair. Lastly, moong and kala chana are recommended, items that can be easily sprouted at home.
To provide more strength to hair and restore health, external hair treatments, containing protein can also help. Not only this, but protein has other benefits too that improve the texture and look of your tresses. For instance, some ingredients that are rich in protein may be applied to the hair to add body and thickness. With this, the appearance also enhances and hair looks shiny. For centuries, people have been applying egg on the hair as a beauty treatment. Eggs, especially egg whites, are rich in protein. However, if you have oily hair, apply egg white for 20 minutes before shampoo. This not only nourishes and cleanses the hair but also adds volume. For normal to dry hair, apply the whole egg or only egg yolk.
Milk Provides Nourishment
Milk is rich in protein, the nutrient that boosts hair growth, by nourishing it. It is full of nutrients and contains different kinds of proteins. The best quality of milk is that it can be applied to damaged hair to soften it. After you finish washing hair with shampoo, also rinse the hair with milk, let it sit for 5 minutes. Lastly, rinse off with plain water. In case, you have extremely dry hair, add a little milk to the egg yolk, and then apply on the hair. Use this remedy at least half an hour before shampoo.
The hair becomes soft, smooth, healthy, and lustrous. Yogurt can also be similarly applied to the hair before shampoo to restore the pH balance and enhance hair growth. For better nourishment try a pre-shampoo treatment, done with a hair pack containing powdered milk. All you need to do is add a little water to form a thick paste. Apply it on the hair and then, do the hot- towel wrap to nourish the hair.
Other proteins like lentils, soybeans and yogurt are also used to cleanse the hair and enhance growth. In our hair spa treatments, protein packs are applied, which contain, lentils and soya bean. Yogurt is added to the pack. It is a powerful nourishing and hair conditioning treatment. However, if you want to get the same experience at home, soak a cup of moong dal without skin overnight; make a paste in the blender with water. Apply this like a pack and wash it off with plain water after half an hour. Indeed, proteins not only enhance the health and beauty of the hair but can also reverse the damage and restore health to the hair.