The health of your hair depends on more than just what you put on your scalp. It also depends on what you put inside your body. Putting healthy topical products on your hair is important, but your hair also relies on certain nutrients to be healthy. The best way to improve your hair health is by both providing the right topical hair products as well as the right internal nutrients that support hair health.
Below, we’ll discuss Zuma Nutrition’s best products for hair health.
1. Organic Scalp Microbiome Shampoo
Good hair care starts with a healthy shampoo. Most shampoo products today are loaded with harsh chemicals that dry out your hair and can have toxic effects on your health. Not only this, but they can strip the beneficial bacteria from your scalp that play an essential role in the health of your hair. (1)
Just like your gut has a microbiome, a community of billions of microorganisms, your skin and scalp also have a microbiome. The health of this community of bacteria plays a significant role in your skin and hair health. Healthy bacteria promote hair strength and growth, whereas a lack of beneficial bacteria can lead to dry and brittle hair, dandruff, and other issues with your hair and scalp. (2)
We created a unique shampoo formula for restoring the health of the scalp microbiome. Our Organic Shampoo contains naturally fermented probiotics and enzymes that can replenish the beneficial bacteria in the scalp microbiome, especially when used regularly over time. This all-natural shampoo is also completely organic, hypoallergenic, biodegradable, eco-friendly, and contains no toxic ingredients.
We use artesian spring water and organic soap nut as the soaping agent for our shampoo formula. Soap nuts contain a compound called saponins that creates a natural soaping effect when combined with water. We’ve also combined these ingredients with exotic fruits and herbal extracts that contain natural antibacterial and antifungal compounds, antioxidants, and nutrients that nourish the hair and scalp.
Our Organic Shampoo is truly a one-of-a-kind shampoo formula and our top recommendation for supporting healthy hair.
2. Organic Scalp Microbiome Conditioner
Our Organic Conditioner is the perfect pair to our Organic Shampoo formula. This science-backed formula naturally hydrates, softens, and conditions your hair without relying on harsh chemicals to do it. It also nourishes your hair and scalp with plant-based nutrients and antioxidants and restores balance in the scalp microbiome with beneficial probiotics and enzymes.
We use artesian spring water, organic rice bran, and a blend of organic herbal extracts as the base of our Organic Conditioner. Rice bran is rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which help to deeply moisturize the scalp and hair. This deep hydration helps strengthen and smooth hair while promoting healthy hair growth and protection from environmental stress. The carefully selected ingredients in this formula help to make hair softer and easier to manage, protect your hair from damage, and helps your hair look more full and thick.
3. Complete Amino Acid Complex
Amino acids have many benefits to hair health. They help strengthen the hair shaft, allowing it to hold onto more moisture, and they help to form keratin, the protein that makes up as much as 95 percent of the hair shaft. (4)
Amino acids are also essential for collagen production. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and helps form many body tissues as well as provides the structure for all our organs. Collagen can help to improve scalp circulation and deliver essential nutrients to the hair follicles. In addition, collagen can help to strengthen the hair shaft and prevent breakage.
Many collagen supplements are available today, but most of these are difficult for the body to utilize and provide little to no real benefit. It is much better to provide the body with the nutrient precursors that allow it to build collagen naturally.
Our Complete Amino Acid Complex contains all the essential and non-essential amino acids derived from organic vegetables. The amino acids are also formulated in a nano form that allows them to be easily digested and utilized by the body.
4. Fulvic Acid & Trace Ocean Minerals
Minerals are essential nutrients that play an important role in many body systems, including hair and skin. Many minerals act as catalysts for enzymatic reactions like tissue growth and repair, cell regeneration, and DNA synthesis. (5)
Our Fulvic Acid & Trace Ocean Minerals formula contains over 70 minerals and trace elements that help to support the structure of our organs, tissues, and bones. These essential nutrients help balance mineral deficiencies, pH balance, energy production, and vitality and may also support hair health and growth.
This formula also includes fulvic acid, an organic compound that naturally binds to toxins and helps to eliminate them from the body. This has significant benefits for your whole body but can also help to remove toxins that may negatively impact hair health or cause excessive hair shedding.
5. Liposomal Guava Leaf Zinc
Zinc is an essential mineral that plays a vital role in hair health. Zinc is a catalyst for many enzymatic reactions in the body. One of the most essential processes that zinc is involved in is the process of DNA and RNA production. This process is essential for the efficient division of follicle cells, supporting hair growth and health. Of all the essential nutrients needed by the body, zinc may be the one that plays the most significant role in hair growth. (6)
The issue with many zinc supplements is that they are synthetically produced and difficult for the body to utilize properly. Whole food sources of zinc are much more bioavailable. However, getting enough zinc daily can be challenging, especially for people that follow more plant-based diets.
Our Liposomal Guava Leaf Zinc formula is a whole-food zinc product derived from organic guava leaves, which naturally have a very high zinc content. This product is also formulated with a liposomal delivery system that enhances its absorption rate, allowing you to quickly get a healthy dose of zinc.
6. Stress B Complex with Vitamin C
Our Stress B Complex with Vitamin C supplement provides the recommended daily amounts for all eight B vitamins and for Vitamin C—both of which are essential nutrients that can support your hair health.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps to fight free radicals that can damage your hair and skin. It is also an essential nutrient involved in collagen synthesis. (7)
B vitamins support many cellular processes in the body and are also very helpful for hair growth as they play a crucial role in producing red blood cells. Red blood cells carry oxygen to the scalp so that hair follicles can continuously regenerate. Biotin (vitamin B7) is also vital for hair health as it stimulates keratin production and can increase follicle growth rate. Keratin is the protein that makes up to 95% of the hair shaft. (8)
The health of your hair relies on more than just what you put on your scalp. What you put in your body is just as important. We recommend taking a balanced approach to hair health that incorporates both healthy topical hair products, as well as dietary supplements that support your hair health from within.
Our top recommended products for hair health include:
- Organic Shampoo
- Organic Conditioner
- Complete Amino Acid Formula
- Fulvic Acid & Trace Ocean Minerals
- Liposomal Guava Leaf Zinc
- Stress B Complex with Vitamin C
In addition to using these natural products for hair health, it is important to avoid things that may harm your hair health, such as using toxic haircare products, consuming foods with harmful chemicals, or excessive hair brushing.
In addition to taking these steps for improving hair health, focus on following a holistic lifestyle that incorporates a good diet, regular exercise, quality sleep, and low stress. By doing this, your whole body will thrive, and your hair will naturally follow suit.