Alcohol and the quality of your hair
A healthy head of hair. A given for some, a wish for others. Whatever condition your hair and scalp are in, alcohol has no positive influence on its quality. For example, alcohol can be the reason for fragile locks or cause scalp problems.
After an evening of sagging, you often suffer from dry skin, your eyes are dull and/or you suffer from bags under the eyes. In other words: there are days when you look fresher. But did you know that alcohol also has a bad influence on the condition of your hair and scalp? That's right.
- Alcohol can smother your hair roots.
- As a result, your hair does not complete the full growth cycle.
- Result: thin and brittle hair.
Some more fuel on the fire
And it's not just your hair roots that are in trouble. The alcohol dries out your skin, including your scalp. As a result, you make less oils and you lose on zinc. This ensures that your hair is less elastic (read: breaks down faster) and less shiny.
As if that weren't enough, sugar also plays a role in your hair condition. As you probably know, many alcoholic drinks - especially the cocktails - contain a lot of sugar. Sugar slows down the absorption of proteins, which are important for healthy hair. Sugar also causes an insulin spike. Such an insulin spike can in turn cause an inflammatory reaction in your scalp, which can lead to flakes, itching and redness. Source: margriet.nl.
This will make your hair happy
Okay, so alcohol is not good for your hair and scalp. What makes them happy then? You read it here.
Green, greener, greenest
Broccoli, spinach, beans: the greener the better. Green vegetables contain a lot of vitamins A and C. And that benefits the sebum production. Sebum ensures that your hair does not dry out and that your scalp remains healthy. Hurrah!
Oily fish, such as salmon, are high in Omega 3 fatty acids. These acids ensure that the protein keratin, which is naturally present in our hair, is stimulated. This makes the hair stronger and gives it more shine.
Buy this, but it's true. Drinking enough water will keep you hydrated. And proper hydration prevents dehydration. Your hair too.
|Even more good food for your hair
These tips also ensure a healthy head of hair:
Nuts – rich in zinc – for healthy hair
Kiwis - rich in vitamin C and antioxidants - this makes hair break down less quickly
Low-fat dairy products – rich in calcium – good for hair growth
Beans – rich in protein, zinc and iron – helps prevent baldness and gray hair
Eggs – rich in protein, vitamin B12 and vitamin H – promotes hair growth