These are the best vitamins for all hair…
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As you’re preparing to enter the heat of summer, you may also be preparing your hair for the change in weather. Read on to discover the best vitamins for your hair, and how to ensure you have plenty of them. How do you care for your hair? Do you use vitamin-enhanced shampoo and conditioner, or special hair products? You may know that vitamins are important for your health, but did you know that they’re also essential to your hair?
An antioxidant that helps to make healthy sebum (the skin’s natural oil) in the scalp, Vitamin A keeps the scalp’s elasticity and moisture. Vitamin A also prevents wrinkles and aging of the skin, so you’ll want to find Vitamin A in any of these foods: meat, fish liver oil, milk, cheese, eggs, spinach, carrots, broccoli, cabbage, apricots and peaches.
An antioxidant, Vitamin C protects against free radicals and infections that can impair hair growth. Importantly, it also keeps skin well-toned, which is especially important as skin ages and is prone to inelasticity, which causes wrinkles. As skin ages more vitamin C is essential to maintain elasticity. Citrus fruits, such as oranges and grapefruit, are well-known for being rich in C. Here’s a cool website if you want to learn more about Vitamin C uses and facts. So are strawberries, kiwi, broccoli, kale, cabbage, tomatoes, and dark green vegetables.
Restoring moisture to hair, improving scalp circulation and slowing the aging of skin cells, this vitamin is instrumental to hair health. Foods rich in E are soybeans, raw seeds and nuts, dried beans, and leafy green vegetables. You’ll also want to cook with vegetable oil and wheat germ oil to add a healthy dose.
The Vitamin B Complex Group.
These special vitamins, described below, have unique properties, such as aiding in hair growth and hair loss prevention.
Of the vitamin B complex group, biotin is the most important for healthy skin. Biotin works as an anti-aging agent by preventing the graying of hair and hair loss. While the body produces biotin, you can also find it in bananas, eggs, milk, whole grains, oatmeal, rice, liver, and milk.
Helping to keep hair follicles healthy, you can find inositol in whole grains, liver and citrus fruits.
Niacin (Vitamin B3).
Helping to promote scalp circulation, rich sources of niacin include meat, fish, chicken, turkey and wheat germ.
Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5).
Aiding the prevention of graying and hair loss, pantothenic acid also aids in hair growth. This vitamin is found in whole grains, meat and egg yolk.
Also preventing hair loss, good sources include fortified rice cereals, beans, poultry, fish, and some vegetables and fruits, including dark leafy greens, papaya, oranges and cantaloupe.
Another vitamin preventing hair loss, this vitamin is naturally found in animal products, such as fish, poultry, meat, eggs and dairy. It is also found in fortified breakfast cereals and enriched soy or rice milk.
Having enough collagen in the hair shaft strengthens the hair follicles and improves hair growth. Collagen is even been proven to regrow hair in many cases. Most collagen supplements for your hair and skin come in the form of Collagen powder or Gelatin Powder. Or an even more organic way is to digest bone marrow soup.
While supplements can be beneficial, eating a balanced diet is the best way to get your vitamin intake. With the abundance of foods rich in essential vitamins, it shouldn’t be too difficult to for you and your hair to be in great health.