Vitamin AGood for over-all health, this vitamin lubricates the hair root keeping
it properly nourished. This makes the hair follicles healthier too. Green leafy vegetables,
eggs and liver are only some of the food that are rich in vitamin A.
Vitamin B Among all the other vitamins, vitamin B helps hair the most. It doesn’t
build up on the body and it is also water-soluble. This vitamin helps prevent hair
from graying prematurely, increases blood circulation to the scalp, stops hair loss
and best of all it helps regrow hair! Vitamin B can be found in nutritional yeast,
fresh fruits, whole grains, soy beans, fish, meat, turkey, milk, peas, cauliflower,
beans, carrots, and nuts.
Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin that has been associated in recent times to hair
loss; not getting enough biotin from one’s daily diet could spell potential disaster
to your hairline.
Vitamin C This very popular vitamin is used in preventing colds. But do you know
that it also improves blood circulation and absorption of other nutrients that your
hair needs? Eat those citrus fruits, pineapples, tomatoes, red and green peppers
so you can load up on this nutrient.
Vitamin E Some shampoos claim to contain vitamin E that helps hair shine. But aside
from that, this vitamin works wonders in hair loss. Since it promotes blood circulation
just like vitamins B and C and increases the oxygen content that is carried by the
blood, this vitamin makes more nutrients available to hair follicles so it grows
longer and also stronger.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids are unsaturated acids that are formed as a byproduct of the body’s
inability to process or synthesize n-3 fatty acids.
“Anyone can easily get vitamins from the food they eat. But if you are hair conscious
you can watch what you eat and take in more of those foods that are packed with the
nutrients that you will need.”
Herbs make food tastier but it is not only rich in taste, it is rich in nutrients
too. Here are some to name a few:
Saw Palmetto This herb is one of the most popular alternatives for hair loss treatment.
It lowers down Dihydrotestosterone, or DHT, which is known to cause pattern baldness.
This way it slows down the loss of hair and helps hair to regrow.
Nettle Root Since hormone imbalance is known as the leading cause of natural hair
loss, the extract of nettle root will be really helpful because it helps balance
Gotu Kola This herb helps heal wounds faster and relieves skin irritations too. It
also encourages skin, hair and collagen growth.
Apple Polyphenols are rich in vitamin B2, C1 and B3; these are required in the growth
of healthy hair.
Zinc This vitamin helps maintain good health by enhancing the immune system of a
person’s body. It is also helpful in maintaining muscles. It fights skin problems
which help you keep more hair. Some food that are rich in zinc are: oysters, shellfish,
liver, cashew nuts and parmesan cheese.
** Eating herbs and taking in vitamins or minerals will surely make your hair healthy.
But this should be taken in moderation because excessive intake of vitamins also
has its negative effects especially if you choose to take in synthetic vitamins.