“You could use a little sun!”
Has anyone ever said this to you?
If so, trust us: It’s nothing you need to feel bad about!
Because the truth is, we all need a bit of regular sun exposure.
That’s because consistent sunshine is not just good for making you look healthier.
It’s also necessary to improve the strength and function of a wide variety of your body’s systems...including your hair!
“An afternoon in the sun...it feels good, and it’s good for you!”
All thanks to an outstanding organic compound...and the sun is its number-one source:
You’ll be surprised to learn, however, that vitamin D is not technically a vitamin at all!
You see, your body can’t produce vitamins on its own...so your only way to get them is through your diet or by taking supplements.
But vitamin D, which is actually what’s called a pro-hormone, can actually be made by your body through synthesis…
...and it does this when your skin is exposed to that massive, glowing vitamin D engine: the sun!
“SUNNY D” IS GOOD FOR YOU!
According to recent laboratory studies, vitamin D offers your body a wealth of energizing and rejuvenating benefits, including:
- Better processing of calcium and phosphorus, for sturdier bones and teeth
- Strengthening your nervous system, for less fatigue and quicker thinking
- A boost in your respiration, with stronger, easier-breathing lungs
- Regulating your insulin levels...an important aspect of preventing diabetes
- A 40% reduction of risk for certain strains of the flu
- ...and even healthier cell growth...potentially reducing your likelihood for cancer!
And as if that’s not enough…
...it turns out vitamin D also works to prevent hair loss!
“While you’re soaking up the rays...your hair is soaking up replenishing vitamin D!”
A 2012 study conducted by the National Institute of Health cited vitamin D as a major contributor to the growth of strong new hair follicles.
And freshened follicles are an integral part of a healthy hair growth cycle...ensuring your scalp will keep producing thick, durable, and-style ready hair strands!1
FUN IN THE SUN?
Current science says 5 to 10 minutes of sun on your skin, about 2-3 times a week, should produce the vitamin D your body (and your hair) need.
Still, vitamin D breaks down fast in your system.2
And it’s simply not easy to get as much sun as you need…
...especially with little ones to look after…or a job that keeps you indoors most of the day.
“You and your hair would probably be spending a summer day out in the sun!”
Then, there’s the flip side of this coin:
What too much sun can do to your hair!
Major university research says excess exposure to ultraviolet (UV) sunlight is the number-one factor in breaking down the proteins that build strong hair strands.3
Too much UV sunlight can also cause:
- Pigment drainage, for dull, lifeless hair color
- Loss of natural moisture, leaving you with dry, frizzy locks that are impossible to style
- ...and a painfully parched, sunburned scalp4
AND THERE’S THE RUB…
By this point, you might think you’d be better off relying on your diet for vitamin D.
But that’s the problem:
There’s not a whole lot of foods that are great vitamin D sources.
Sure, you’ve seen vitamin D milk at the grocery store…
...but it’s been fortified...and so have almost all the other foods advertised as rich in vitamin D.5
In fact, when it comes to follicle-rejuvenating natural vitamin D, there’s really only one food that stands above the rest:
One egg contains 40 International Units (or IUs) of vitamin D...a strong supplement to the vitamin D your skin absorbs from the sun.
“When it comes to getting vitamin D from your diet, eggs are clearly a number-one source!”
But it’s important to remember, when it comes to eggs, the yolk is where you find the vitamin D…
…and also the cholesterol...a major reason so many people avoid eating eggs!6
So, how can your hair enjoy the UV-free nutrifying benefits of eggs...without that extra cholesterol?
Well...remember when we said your body absorbs vitamin D through your skin?
Fortunately, that doesn’t apply only to vitamin D from the sun…
...which means you can enjoy hair-strengthening, cholesterol-free vitamin D by applying egg yolks directly to your scalp!
So to help you get started, here’s a stunningly simple, three-ingredient egg yolk hair treatment.
This easy-to-make-and-apply mask not only nourishes your follicles with vitamin D…
...its additional minerals and nutrients further enhance your hair’s hydration…leaving you with tresses that are smooth, shiny, and soft to the touch!
STOVETOP EGG YOLK HAIR TREATMENT
Here’s all you need to do to create this treatment:
- In a pot, heat ½ cup of water at a VERY LOW temperature. You need to keep that heat down...because you don’t want to end up cooking the egg!
- Then, separate the yolk from 2 eggs.
- Add the egg yolks to the pot, and mix them with the warm water.
- Then, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and mix until the ingredients are well-combined.
- Give your hair a quick brush to remove any tangles.
- Massage the egg yolk mixture into your scalp, then put your hair in a bun and let the mask set for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Then, take your hair down, and rinse it clean with pure water.
If you don’t spend much time in the sun, applying this treatment once or twice a week is an excellent way to give your hair some extra vitamin D.
Or, if it’s too much sun that’s got you concerned, this homemade mask will rejuvenate and revitalize sun-damaged hair...without costing you that necessary vitamin D!7
SOAK UP THE SUN
Sometimes, there’s nothing to recharge your body and kick-start your spirit quite like a day in the sun.
But it helps to remember that, even while all that sunshine packs a potent vitamin D burst…
...it also carries potential danger for the health, strength, and well-being of your hair!
So we hope this uncomplicated egg-yolk-based hair mask offers your hair sound vitamin- D-boosting support…
...and helps make sure that when it’s your time in the sun...all you have to do is relax and enjoy!
- Firouzabadi, R d, et al. “Therapeutic Effects of Calcium & Vitamin D Supplementation in Women with PCOS.” Advances in Pediatrics., U.S. National Library of Medicine, May 2012, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22500844.
- LD, Megan Ware RDN. “Vitamin D: Health Benefits, Facts, and Research.” Medical News Today, MediLexicon International, 13 Nov. 2017, www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/161618.php.
- Sebetić, K, et al. “UV Damage of the Hair.” Advances in Pediatrics., U.S. National Library of Medicine, Oct. 2008, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19138021.
- Limmer. “Is Sun Good or Bad for Your Hair? | Limmer Hair Transplant Center.” Limmer HTC, San Antonio TX, 21 Sept. 2017, limmerhtc.com/sun-good-bad-hair/.
- Lehman, Shereen, and Richard N. Fogoros. “11 Foods to Get More Vitamin D in Your Diet.” Verywell Fit, Verywellfit, www.verywellfit.com/food-sources-of-vitamin-d-2507743.
- Kapoor, Swati. “5 Foods to Increase Your Vitamin D Intake.” Your Home for Health, Practo, 25 Aug. 1970, www.practo.com/healthfeed/5-foods-to-increase-your-vitamin-d-intake-4759/post.
- veidaolvera. “DIY: Egg Yolk Hair Mask.” YouTube, YouTube, 15 July 2014, www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWO-HouFZrk.