Afro Journey - Week 15: Black Flame
Week 15: Black Flame - Everytime I think I have this figured out, the fro just goes into a cool mode that I can trust. The naps are strong, the naps are stylish and all I have to do is moisturize it and eat healthy. Because it is difficult to get to the scalp during weekly maintenance, I have decided that the hair must be nourished from the inside-out; Vitamins.
Do you see? Do you see how natural hair begets natural remedy begets healthy habits? While processed hair begets processed food begets unhealthy habits? The first vitamin is Vitamin C; needed to produce collagen which is apart of the hair structure and follicles. The human body does not manufacture Vitamin C, therefore regular consumption of fruits and vegetables, especially citrus fruits, is ideal. Also, keep in mind of the different shampoo’s and conditioners with Vitamin C in them.
Next is Vitamin D, When the human body becomes deficient in this nutrient, the hair becomes weak and develops split ends that of course, fall off. One way to absorb vitamin D is through sunlight. I found out that most Americans are statistically deficient in Vitamin D.
Then there is Vitamin E, Which generates new blood vessels. When applied to the scalp Vitamin E can repair follicles to some degree and prevent breakage in the first place…just massage the hair care product directly to the scalp to promote circulation. Or you can find it in nuts, seeds and bread.
As you may or may not know, there are many strains of Vitamin B. B1, B2, B3, B4, B5… and so on. B4 would be unessecary, but B1, 2, 3 and 5 nourishes the new growth; where the hair begins to grow. On a side-note, B vitamins can neutralize stress in the human body, which is a cause of hair loss.
Vitamin A is typically found only in dark green vegetables and yellow vegetables. A good intake of these creates retinoids in the body which regrow skin and hair follicles. So there you have it: How to have healthy hair. But I cant help but wonder when and how will we get our ends trimmed so that the hair stops breaking for a while? I will have a word with my old barber…
Please get in shape and learn to stay healthy.