7 Vitamins for Healthy Hair Growth

  • hair + beauty
  • June 5, 2012
  • Ashley

Good nutrition is just as essential to healthy hair growth as it is to your overall health/well-being. Just as your body needs a variety of nutrients in order to function properly, there are several vitamins and minerals that can help to can maximize your hair’s growth and potential. • Vitamin A produces healthy sebum in the scalp. Food sources: raw tomatoes, mangos, broccoli, carrots, oranges, fish liver oil, meat, milk, cheese, eggs, spinach, broccoli, cabbage, and carrots. • Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) prevents graying and hair loss. Food sources: whole grain cereals, Brewer’s yeast, organ meats, and egg yolks. • Vitamin B6 produces keratin and prevents hair loss. Food sources: whole grain cereals, vegetables, organ meats, egg yolk, and liver. • Vitamin C is important for growth and maintaining healthy hair. Food sources: fresh fruit, such as oranges, grapefruit, kiwi, cantaloupe, pineapple, and dark green vegetables. • Vitamin E enhances scalp circulation. Food sources: cold-pressed vegetable oils, wheat germ oil, soybeans, raw seeds, nuts, dried beans, and leafy green vegetables. • Biotin helps to produce keratin and may also prevent hair loss and greying. Food sources: egg yolks, liver, rice, and Brewer’s yeast. • Iron helps to reduce hair loss. Food sources: lean red meat, raisins, eggs, whole grain cereals, and dark green vegetables. WARNING. When starting a new vitamin program, it can take anywhere from two to three months to see a change in your hair’s condition. That means patience and consistency are very important. You should also consult with your doctor or preferred health care provider before taking any vitamin supplements, especially if you are currently taking any other medication or have a pre-existing health condition that can affect your medical treatment. Remember, just because they’re vitamins doesn’t mean they’re not dangerous! Check out my new book  Thank God I’m Natural: The Ultimate Guide to Caring for and Maintaining Natural  for more healthy hair care tips.]]>

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