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Vitamins For Hair Growth

hair growthWe all love our hair. The weird thing about hair is it doesn’t really provide any functionality to our body, so we don’t really need it. In fact, hairs are strands of dead cells hanging over our head. But the cool thing about hair is it can make a person beautiful. If your hair is fixed up gorgeously, then there’s a confidence booster and no other body part can do the same.

That is why hair care is very important to maintain or improve beautiful hair and hair growth. This could be done naturally by taking the right amounts of nutrients daily.

Our hair, just like the rest of our body in general, needs vitamins and nutrients for it to grow healthy. Any deficiency can obviously seen right away in hair like brittleness, dull, dryness and hair loss. It is very important to know which nutrients are important for hair.

Vitamin A is the most important vitamin for the development of strong cells, muscle tissues and  hair producing cells found under the hair follicle. This vitamin, along with silicon and zinc prevents obstruction of the skin oil glands or sebaceous glands that produce sebum. Sebum is a natural oil that condition the skin and hair. Also, vitamin A is excellent for skin health which prevents any scalp conditions like dandruff and eczema.

B complex vitamins are also need for cellular growth but there are specific B vitamins for hair. The so called hair vitamins are biotin and pantothenic acid. Biotin or vitamin B7 makes each hair strand strong, minimizing hair breakage. Pantothenic acid or vitamin B5, popularly known as provitamin B5 makes hair really soft, shinny, slippery and beautiful. This prevents hair tangles, hence, prevents hair breakage. It is important to mention that these vitamins need to be applied directly to hair to make them work as such. A lot of people are misleading to consume large doses of these vitamins to strengthen and beautify hair.

 

Natural Ways To Increase Hair Growth

hair growthThere are times when you want to try out a hair style that you’ve always wanted and end up looking terrible because the new hair style doesn’t suit you. Well, ending up with a hair style that doesn’t suit you is like having a bad haircut. Wouldn’t it be nice to get your hair growing really fast?

Normally, hair grows about half an inch a month, that’s only 6 inches in a year. But not to worry, there are ways to stimulate hair growth which will be discussed below:

Nutrients For Hair Growth

To get your hair growing really fast, it is best to start off with proper nutrition. You won’t be able to stimulate fast and healthy hair growth if you’re an extreme dieter. Just like any cell in our body, our hair needs nutrients to grow, especially protein because this is what hair is mostly made of. So consuming the right amounts of protein daily is excellent for hair growth. Excellent food sources of protein are: lentils, soya beans, milk, cheese, fish and lean meat from beef, pork and chicken.

Vitamins For Hair Growth

Our body needs vitamins in order to function properly. For hair growth, there are the so called “hair vitamins” which are: pantothenic acid or famously called pro vitamin B5 and Biotin. A lot of people think that taking large amounts of biotin and pantothenic acid will promote fast hair growth. The fact is, both vitamins promote hair growth by simply apply them directly to hair and scalp. Pantothenic acid makes the hair really soft, shiny and slippery, preventing tangles and hair breakage. Biotin also prevents hair breakage by making each hair strand strong.

Health and Hair Growth

Your overall health is also a determining factor on how fast your hair grows. Stress can influence a lot of bodily functions in the body and it is believed that stress can cause slow thin hair growth and even hair loss. One way to counter the effects of stress, is having a healthy body and mind. So regular exercise is not only good for your overall health, it’s great for hair too.