Fucoidan Health News February: The Secret of Seaweed, Hair Loss Prevention

THE SECRET OF SEAWEED: Hair Loss Prevention

It is said that seaweed can make our hair darker and thicker. Indeed, many shampoos on the market also include seaweed in their ingredients to prevent hair loss and support promote hair growth. You might have heard about the benefits of seaweed for hair and want to try consuming seaweed daily, but what exactly are the benefits of seaweed for our hair? Read on to understand the relationship between seaweed and hair. The minerals contained in seaweed are effective for hair growth. The main structure of our hair is the hair cortex (about 85%), which is filled with keratin, making it the primary component of hair. The body needs to ingest an appropriate amount of minerals from food to maintain the normal function of cells and organs, promoting growth and development. Zinc in minerals can help synthesize keratin needed for hair from decomposed amino acids. Trace elements such as copper, iron, and zinc are some of the raw materials for synthesizing melanin, which can help make hair color darker and promote healthier and stronger hair growth. Zinc, a nutrient that the human body cannot produce, is therefore very important to actively include in our daily diet. Speaking of which, dried kelp contains about 5.7 mg of zinc per 100 grams, and dried Agaricus blazei contains about 8.9 mg of zinc per 100 grams.

The essence extracted from the sticky substance on the surface of kelp and other seaweeds is known as fucoidan. This compound, commonly found in health foods, is familiar to many. When ingested, fucoidan normalizes the hair cycle and supports hair growth, while also supporting the immune system. Although 1 kilogram of seaweed contains about 10 grams of fucoidan, excessive consumption of seaweed might be detrimental to our health due to its salt content and other factors. Moderate consumption of seaweed is beneficial for health. For daily health maintenance, it is recommended to consume fucoidan supplements, which are scientifically and safely certified. These supplements provide an easy way to intake sufficient minerals and fucoidan daily. To address hair issues, it is crucial to maintain a balanced diet rather than focusing solely on specific nutrients.

Top 5 Haircare Mistakes to Avoid for Healthier Hair and Scalp

Losing up to 100 hairs per day is normal, but excessive hair loss may indicate improper lifestyle habits. Adjusting these habits can prevent damage to hair and scalp, reducing hair loss.

  • ◾️1.Overuse of Chemical Treatments: Frequent use of chemicals for dyeing or perming can cause hair loss and scalp blockage, leading to follicle damage.
  • ◾️2.Reduce Use of Hair Styling Tools: When using heat styling tools like curling irons or straighteners, apply heat protection spray to minimize hair damage
  • ◾️3.Incorrect Shampooing Method: Avoid washing your hair without combing first, directly applying shampoo to the scalp, aggressively scrubbing with nails, or not rinsing thoroughly.
  • ◾️4.Avoid Excessive Pulling and Tying of Hair: Improper styling or combing methods that overly pull the hair can lead to breakage and damage.
  • ◾️5.Allergenic Ingredients in Haircare Products: Some hair care products contain scalp-irritating ingredients like sodium chloride, silicones, artificial fragrances, or essences.

Hair Loss Due to Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy can cause significant side effects that affect hair follicles, leading to noticeable changes in appearance and self-perception. Despite preparation, the initial experience of hair loss can be shocking and disheartening. Some patients choose to wear wigs, scarves, or hats when going out to gain confidence under such circumstances. Hair loss from chemotherapy is usually temporary, with hair regrowth occurring after treatment completion.

  • Use gentle shampoo for hair wash
  • Comb Hair softly
  • Consider shaving your head
  • Protect your scalp from sun exposure
  • Consult your doctor about scalp cooling treatments
  • Wear your wigs or hats when going outside

Umi No Shizuku Fucoidan utilizes the finest ingredients and employs stringent production processes, ensuring that our health supplements are highly safe and reliable for everyone. We strive to help you integrate a healthy lifestyle into your daily dietary routine to help you maintain a high quality of life. Together, let’s embark on a healthy journey!

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