We all want to our hair to look beautiful for work, school, parties, etc. Your hair is the first thing people see, so it’s important to keep your hair looking beautiful and healthy. This is very true, especially for women, who feel proud and confident if they have really soft and silky long hair.
But it seems a lot of women are having trouble taking care of their hair. Some will mention that their hair just stopped growing. Others will say that their hair is so dull and dry, and have done everything they could but still won’t grow an inch.
In reality, it isn’t difficult to take care of our hair. Learning what the hair needs is the key to beautiful and healthy hair growth.
Having a well balanced diet is not only good for your body; it’s good for your hair too. But what is important for hair is protein. Our hair is mostly made up of a protein called keratin, so it is important to consume the right amounts of protein in a daily basis.
Vitamins are very important because they help the body metabolize food efficiently. Also they have specific roles in the body, that’s why if we consume less or more of a certain vitamin there is a corresponding illness to it.
For hair, Biotin or vitamin B7 helps hair by making the strands strong; thus, minimizes hair breakage. It is important to mention that biotin needs to be applied directly to hair for its benefits. There are a lot of writings in the internet about consuming mega doses of this vitamin to stimulate healthy hair growth, this is absolutely false and as stated above, too much biotin can cause toxicity.
Vitamin B5 or pantothenic acid or popularly known as pro-vitamin B5 makes hair really soft, shinny, and slippery. This makes combing really easy as it prevents hair tangles, thus, preventing hair breakage. Vitamin B5, like Biotin, need to be applied directly to the hair and scalp.