I’m sure we’ve all heard of the term “minerals”, but what do we associate with the word? Rocks, the Earth, nature? Most of us probably wouldn’t associate minerals with hair growth, but not only are they important for the health of your hair, but for the function of your whole body. First let's look at why we need minerals in the first place.
Minerals are basically naturally occurring chemical compounds. They normally come in a solid, crystal form (which is why they normally are presented as rocks). Along with vitamins, they are considered to be a micronutrient which are elements that allow organisms to perform physiological functions needed to survive. So without minerals, your body wouldn’t be able to sustain itself, meaning without the proper amounts, your body can have trouble carrying out functions – whether they are required for living or not – like hair growth.
Now let’s look at some minerals that can help with growth…
Iron helps carry oxygen through your blood to your cells. Without enough oxygen, your body cannot perform its proper functions – like hair growth.
Iron Oxide, a chemical compound consisting of both iron and oxygen, occurs naturally with pigments that can be used as colorants in various applications in terms of cosmetics. At NaturAll Club, we use iron oxide in our Edge Control Black. The black pigmentation helps creates a fuller look by filling in thinning edges, avoiding the white residue that occurs with other edge controls.
Zinc not only ensures the oil glands around your follicles work properly, but it also repairs damage to your shaft. This not only promotes healthy hair growth, but reduces the risk of breakage and physical damage.
Magnesium aids in protein synthesis, which is the process of in which cells produce protein. Because your hair is made entirely of protein, this is an extremely important function. Making sure you’re getting enough magnesium ensures your hair’s ability to produce enough protein to grow and remain healthy.
Have you ever considered minerals to be an important factor when it comes to the health of your hair? Let us know in the comments below!