Hair Theory

Sunlight, Vitamin D & Natural Hair Growth

Sunlight has numerous health benefits not just for the skin and seratonin mood-booster both also to stimulate our hair growth and development. When your skin is exposed to sunlight, UVB rays of the sun convert inactive 7-dehydrocholesterol to cholecalciferol, which then is converted to dihydroxycholecalciferol (Vitamin D3) in the liver and kidneys. This produced vitamin D3, often called the “sunshine vitamin,” is beneficial for our overall body and also hair growth.

1. Produces Vitamin D3 for Hair Growth

Vitamin D gotten from the sun is metabolized in the skin by keratinocytes. These are skin cells that process keratin, a protein in hair, nails, and skin. When the body doesn’t have enough vitamin D, keratinocytes in hair follicles have trouble regulating hair growth and shedding.

It has been noted in multiples studies that: “There is a link between vitamin D deficiency and alopecia, and it is often one of the common causes of thinning hair or hair loss in men or women,”. Vitamin D deficiency can cause disruptions in mood, increase the likelihood of certain diseases and also contribute to hair loss or thinning. Vitamin D3, particularly, plays a role in the healthy growth of hair follicles

2.Promotes healthy scalp and combats fungal infection

Fungus can weaken hair fibers which makes them more susceptible to breakage. To help combat fungal infection. The UV rays from the Sun, in moderartion, can help treat acne and fungal infections on the scalp. This is because the sun’s UV rays slows down the skin cell growth, making it harder for the fungs or acne to spread.

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