A-Z of Hair Growth Vitamins And Their Natural Alternatives

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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.

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About Alma Ruddock


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

About Alma Ruddock


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

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Comments

  1. Jennie Mele

    Please help. My hair has always been my pride and joy. I figured since it is pretty damn healthy, it could deal with some bleach damage. And I figured the master stylist who did all the color-corrections would know how much would be too much. I was wrong, and now I want to burst into tears every time I look at my hair or touch it. I just don’t know what to do. my hair has also NEVER been shorter than this and it breaks and falls out. What should i do to regrow hair?

  2. Dorina Mitchell

    To grow your hair fast. Run and find a Hair Braider to style your hair in either Med-Jumbo Corn Rows/ French Braids, Med- Jumbo Box Braids and Med-Jumbo Senagalese Twists for $60+ (Craigslist Beauty Services) or African Hair Braiding Shops charge $120-$200 in your city. Get them redone every 1.5- 3 months and moisturize with aloe vera juice from Walmart and Seal moisture with Extra Virgin Olive Oil once or twice every day and/or night.

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