The right amount and the proper balance of vitamins and minerals
is essential to keeping your hair healthy. Any deficiencies in vitamin
intake or hormonal imbalances may lead to dull, unhealthy hair or
to even worse conditions such as hair loss or baldness.
The general idea that you should always keep in mind is that your hair
reflects the condition of your body if your body is well nourished
and healthy, chances are your hair will be the same: healthy, shiny,
The right vitamins when taken in the proper amounts can contribute immensely to healthy hair through:
- Promoting the growth of hair
- Healing dried out or damaged hair
- Creating a healthy and well nourished environment for hair to grow
- Providing the right nourishment for the scalp
Having healthy hair may be achieved simply through having a good diet. You do not need to visit your salon for regular hair treatments in order to get healthier hair, all you need to do is find out which vitamins and minerals are best for promoting healthier hair growth and start overhauling your diet.
It is important to remember though, that it generally takes between two to three months before seeing a chang in one's hair condition after starting a new vitamin regime. Keep in mind that you should consult your physician prior to starting on any vitamin supplements especially if you have any conditions or concerns relating to your health.
Here are a few vitamins and minerals that promote the growth of healthier hair:
Vitamin A is an antioxidant that aids in the production of healthy sebum on th scalp.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps in the maintnance of healthy hair and skin.
Vitamin E, also an antioxidant, helps enhance the circulation of blood in the scalp.
Biotin aids in the production of keratin and also helps in the prevention of hair loss as well as the graying of hair.
Inositol promotes the growth of healthy hair by keeping the hair follicles healthy.
Niacin aids in promoting the circulation of blood in the scalp.
- Vitamin B5 or Pantothenic Acid
Similar to Biotin, Vitamin B5 also aids in the prevention of hair loss.
B6 helps in the creation of melanin the substance that gives color
to hair, and also prevents the loss of hair.
Vitamin B12 prevents the loss of hair.