People are becoming more health conscious these days and are very careful about what they consume. The new trend is to use natural food to supply the necessary nutrients to the body through the channel of choice. It has been scientifically proven that nutrients or any other substances enter the blood stream in five different ways. The nostrils, mouth, skin, anus and direct injection into the blood stream are desirable methods to get the essential nutrients to the areas of the body where it is most needed.
The skin is the largest organ of the body and although it too serves as a channel where nutrients enter the blood stream, little attention is given to this function of the skin. Not only do people give very little thought to skincare at times, but in some instances, people entirely neglect to care for their skin. The uppermost layer of the scalp (the skin on the head) is predisposed to gross neglect. However, it must be given special care if nutrients are to reach all the other layers of the scalp through this method. The skin in this area has an abundance of oil glands more than any other skin area. This is more reason to give special care to the scalp. Many times its function to carry nutrients to the base of the hair follicle is forgotten and the supply of nutrients to the hair bulb is left solely up to what we eat. It is imperative that the hair gets its nutrients in both ways. Hence the ingredients that we place in our hair care products are just as critical as the food we ingest and must be similar in nutritive benefit.
One natural ingredient that must be included in your hair care products that serves this purpose is broccoli seed oil. Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable that is related to cabbage, kale, cauliflower and brussels sprouts. One might think that broccoli seed oil comes from the fully grown plant but, in fact, this is not so. Broccoli seed oil comes from the tiny seed of the broccoli sprout which is the young broccoli plant. Broccoli sprout is said to contain the antioxidant sulforaphane and it is 50 times more concentrated than in the adult plant. The oil from the seeds of this little dynamo of a plant is extracted through a cold compressing process.
Broccoli seed oil is very unique when compared to other natural oils. It boasts a remarkable fatty acid profile. The fatty acids include erucic acid (omega 9 fatty acid); oleic acid (omega 9 fatty acid); linoleic acid (omega 6 fatty acid); alpha-linoleic acid (omega 3 fatty acids);eicosenoic acid; and palmitic acid. Each of these fatty acids contributes to the excellent absorption properties of broccoli seed oil without leaving the hair greasy. Broccoli seed oil absorbs nicely into each strand of hair and forms a normal coating on the hair which gives the hair a natural gloss. The oil also forms a cover on the scalp but it does not prevent the scalp from breathing. This is because broccoli seed oil is natural and light and does not clog the hair follicles. Fatty acids also nourish the hair, support hair thickening and reduce inflammation that can lead to hair loss. This excellent oil moisturizes and shines to enhance the general appearance of the hair.
In addition to fatty acids, broccoli seed oil contains vitamin A, C, K and B vitamins. Sometimes vitamin deficiency contributes to hair loss. Therefore the hair needs a generous amount of vitamins to maintain healthy hair growth. Healthy hair growth begins with the scalp. Vitamin C helps to raise collagen levels and promotes blood circulation which is vital for a healthy scalp. This oxidant also promotes thick healthy hair by fighting oxidative stress that contributes to hair greying and hair loss.
Vitamin A aids in sebum production in the scalp. Sebum is an oily or waxy matter which is produced by the sebaceous glands. It helps to lubricate and waterproof the scalp and hair thus preventing the hair strands from drying out and resulting in brittle hair and flaky scalp. These conditions will ultimately slow down the growth of the hair. Vitamin A (retinol) in broccoli seed oil acts as a natural exfoliator for your scalp. Vitamin A also stimulates the production of collagen which is essential for the replacement of dead cells on the scalp and in the hair bulb. A low level of collagen is one reason why many persons experience baldness.
The maintenance of our hair does not give immunity to abrasive actions on the scalp. Vitamin K along with blood clotting proteins assists in the speedy healing of these small bruises thus preventing inflammation of the scalp. The B vitamins work simultaneously to ensure that our scalp and hair stay healthy. Some of the benefits to be derived from the B vitamins are rapid cell growth, promotion of tissue breathing, increase in elasticity and rejuvenation of the skin cells, and nourishment of the hair strands. All of these elements are imperative for healthy scalp and hair.
This natural ingredient, broccoli seed oil, is a perfect substitute for the synthetic substance, silicone, in your hair products. It also protects chemically treated hair with its natural oxidant agent Sulforaphane. These elements provide some of the benefits to your hair and scalp that can be derived from using hair products with broccoli seed oil. Having this natural oil in hair products provides that extra protection for your hair and nutrients that are needed for healthy hair growth and scalp conditions. Don’t forget to look for this powerhouse ingredient in your products.
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