People often complement me on my hair and nails. They want to know how I keep them long and healthy looking. What I do is to take vitamins that contain the ones mentioned in this article.
and women alike desire thick, healthy and shiny hair. Chances are people who
possess all of these traits are supplementing with certain vitamins and herbs,
or eat a diet that feeds their hair these nutrients on a daily basis. Hair is
not just an extension of our bodies. It has become a symbol of beauty, health
and status. In order to get the coveted body, bounce and sheen you desire there
are certain nutrients you should be concentrating on putting in your
Vitamins for healthy hair
The first vitamin for hair health is biotin.
This is actually a form of vitamin B that is widely used to help prevent hair
loss and stimulate hair growth. It is often recommended for chemotherapy
patients to help increase the rate of growth.
It is also useful for
thinning hair and is thought to help with loss of hair pigmentation although no
conclusive evidence has been found. Biotin helps our bodies to break down fats,
protein and carbohydrates. It can be found naturally in Swiss chard, liver,
halibut and goat milk, to name a few.
Several other B vitamins help with
hair loss or slow hair growth as well. Panthenol, or vitamin B5 is often used
externally in shampoos and other hair products to help increase thickness. It
has the ability to penetrate the cuticle and increase the diameter as a topical
A deficiency of vitamin B12 can lead to anemia, which stunts
hair growth. Supplements of this vitamin often fall short as they don't absorb
very well. Vitamin B12 shots are given for energy support in those who are
deficient. However you can also increase your levels of this vitamin by eating
foods such as grass fed beef, egg yolks and free range
Antioxidant vitamins are also an important source of nutrition
for healthy hair. Vitamins C, E and A are important for the health of the skin
and hair. They increase the health and efficiency of the entire body, thereby
"freeing up" the resources to feed your hair the nutrients it needs on a daily
basis. They help promote healthy connective tissues and cellular growth. A diet
rich in these vitamins provides support for vibrant, abundant hair growth.
Vitamin E also increases scalp circulation which in turn promotes hair
Herbs for healthy hair
The foremost herb known for adding beauty and
luster to the hair when taken orally is horsetail. Named for its long brush-like
appearance, this herb is packed with a nutrient called silica. Silica is a
substance that strengthens bones, nails and hair.
Siloca adds resilience
to the hair by fortifying it with strength and thereby lessening breakage and
thinning. Silica also is known for increasing shine and body thanks to the
additional strength and presumably increased volume of hair. It is a relatively
inexpensive herb and is used extensively for brittle or unhealthy
Rosemary is an excellent herb to use topically to promote hair
growth and increase scalp health. When applied to the scalp rosemary increases
circulation and helps to gently remove excess sebum and dandruff, which can
inhibit healthy hair growth.
Lavender is another herb that enhances the
beauty of the hair. Lavender helps increase shine and gently cleanse deposits
that dull the hair.
Hops are not only a main ingredient in beer. They
make an excellent natural hair conditioner and softener when applied topically.
The herb also contains silica so it helps fortify the hair from within. Many
popular hair supplements use this to add strength and
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