Vitamin C – A potent antioxidant that fights free radicles that may be contributing to brittle hair. Also helps with hair loss. Food Sources – Papaya, bell peppers, oranges, strawberries, broccoli, pineapple.
Vitamin D3 – We have written before about the importance of Vitamin D in hair care, it prevents hair thinning and loss. Food Sources – Shitake mushrooms, mackerel, salmon, herring, sardines.
Vitamin E – Stimulates circulation to the skin and scalp which leads to healthier less frizzy hair. Food Sources – Sunflower seeds, almonds, spinach, turnip greens, papaya, bell peppers.
MSM (Sulfur) – This mineral promotes circulation and decrease inflammation thus increasing hair growth. Food Sources – Cabbage, pak choi, mustard greens, flaxseed, raw nuts.
Calcium – It doesn’t do much regarding hair growth on it’s own but it plays a role in the big picture of ideal nutrition towards your hair growth journey. Food Sources – Sesame seeds, yogurt, tofu, spinach, collard greens.
Folic Acid – Another vitamin that prevents grays and makes your hair thicker and shinier. Food Sources – Dark Leafy greens, asparagus, citrus fruit, avocado, beets.
Iron – Iron deficiency causes Anemia. A diet rich in iron helps improve circulation thus decreasing hair loss and regrowing hair. Food Sources – Soybeans, lentils, spinach, sesame seeds, olives, garbanzo beans.
Iodine – Deficiency leads to weak brittle hair and hair loss. It works with other vitamins to help hair remain strong and healthy. Food Sources – Strawberries, yogurt, milk, eggs.
Zinc – This is a very good vitamin for those who have hair loss and thinning. It helps stop the thinning and regrows lost hair. Food Sources – Sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, oats, yogurt.
Manganese – Deficiency is associated with loss of hair color so adequate levels of this mineral helps you keep your color longer. Food Sources – Spinach, pineapple, pumpkin seeds, oats, soybeans.
Choline & Inositol – Part of the B vitamin complex, they help prevent hair loss. Food Sources – Choline can be found in collard greens, swiss chard, cauliflower and Inositol can be found in wheatgerm, citrus fruits, nuts, rice and legumes.
You can also take our specifically formulated Elongtress Hair Vitamins. They are a high strengh supplement that help nourish your hair from within which could help you achieve faster, healthier growing hair.
Originally posted 2013-05-28 15:00:34.