Hair Care From Within

Hair Care From Within

Most of us spend a great deal of time and money on protecting, beautifying and just plain washing/conditioning the hair we have grown.  We apply all sorts of treatment to it, believing we are doing the best we can.  Don’t get me wrong; those who are taking this level of care are doing well.  There is just so much more that could be done to get stronger and longer hair.  It all starts from within.  No, not meditation, or yoga. We’re talking vitamins.  If you have not delved into the world of a balanced vitamin and mineral intake for both your general wellbeing and the health of your hair, then this little number is just for you.

The most important on our List for Luxurious Hair is the Vitamin B complex.  This is made up of eight members, including thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine (B6), biotin (B7), folic acid (B9) and cobalamin (B12).  The belief used to be that Vitamin B was just one vitamin but after a better look, people discovered they are chemically distinct vitamins that can coexist in food.  Vitamin B1 promotes a healthy growth of hair, as well as supporting your nervous system and muscular growth.  It is rich in fish, oatmeal, beans, potatoes, carrots and oranges. Blackstrap molasses is also an option.  If you are a fan of pork, kidney, heart and liver, you will be getting a good amount of Vitamin B1. Dairy products (especially cheese and milk) are excellent for B2, as are meat, beans and green leafy vegetables.

Other B Vitamins largely follow the same idea with meats, organs and vegetables like spinach, mushrooms, beans and broccoli. Nuts are also excellent sources, as are whole grains, oatmeal, soy and bran. Really, I have just listed off the diet of those who are already health freaks. Judging by the good they do, not only for your hair, it is well worth joining the club.

Moving on through the alphabet, Vitamin C is next on our list. It produces collagen that stimulates hair follicles.  It hides away in bananas, strawberries, oranges and our usual culprits; broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts and leafy green vegetables.  Vitamin E is the last one of any significance. It is an antioxidant that improves the blood circulation to the scalp. Vitamin E is slightly more difficult to come across than the others, however good places to look are in: sunflower seeds, almonds, pine nuts, peanuts and dried herbs or apricots. If this vitamin is dangerously close to being stuck in the ‘Too Hard’ basket, remember you can always visit a Health Store (online, nowadays).

There are also some minerals that are known to support healthy hair.  Some we discovered are magnesium, sulfur, silica and zinc.  These are found in many vegetables, mainly organic, as some grown food today have deficiencies themselves, from the lack of nutrients in the soil.  Personally I take vitamin and antioxidant supplements everyday that make up most of what has been mentioned above.  This is to ensure, even during my busiest days where my diet suffers, I always get the necessary elements that keep my hair growth and shine up to scratch, among my other health priorities, of course.  One thing we are missing here, no matter how permanent your use is of them, is keeping hair extensions healthy.  Thankfully we already have really helpful material for this on our website.  You can always go and check them out; there is one on washing and general care instructions, as well as a recent article on organic shampoo and conditioner, which are sort of like vitamins for hair extensions.

The most important on our List for Luxurious Hair is the Vitamin B complex.  This is made up of eight members, including thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine (B6), biotin (B7), folic acid (B9) and cobalamin (B12).  The belief used to be that Vitamin B was just one vitamin but after a better look, people discovered they are chemically distinct vitamins that can coexist in food.  Vitamin B1 promotes a healthy growth of hair, as well as supporting your nervous system and muscular growth.  It is rich in fish, oatmeal, beans, potatoes, carrots and oranges. Blackstrap molasses is also an option.  If you are a fan of pork, kidney, heart and liver, you will be getting a good amount of Vitamin B1. Dairy products (especially cheese and milk) are excellent for B2, as are meat, beans and green leafy vegetables.

Other B Vitamins largely follow the same idea with meats, organs and vegetables like spinach, mushrooms, beans and broccoli. Nuts are also excellent sources, as are whole grains, oatmeal, soy and bran. Really, I have just listed off the diet of those who are already health freaks. Judging by the good they do, not only for your hair, it is well worth joining the club.

Moving on through the alphabet, Vitamin C is next on our list. It produces collagen that stimulates hair follicles.  It hides away in bananas, strawberries, oranges and our usual culprits; broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts and leafy green vegetables.  Vitamin E is the last one of any significance. It is an antioxidant that improves the blood circulation to the scalp. Vitamin E is slightly more difficult to come across than the others, however good places to look are in: sunflower seeds, almonds, pine nuts, peanuts and dried herbs or apricots. If this vitamin is dangerously close to being stuck in the ‘Too Hard’ basket, remember you can always visit a Health Store (online, nowadays).

There are also some minerals that are known to support healthy hair.  Some we discovered are magnesium, sulfur, silica and zinc.  These are found in many vegetables, mainly organic, as some grown food today have deficiencies themselves, from the lack of nutrients in the soil.  Personally I take vitamin and antioxidant supplements everyday that make up most of what has been mentioned above.  This is to ensure, even during my busiest days where my diet suffers, I always get the necessary elements that keep my hair growth and shine up to scratch, among my other health priorities, of course.  One thing we are missing here, no matter how permanent your use is of them, is keeping hair extensions healthy.  Thankfully we already have really helpful material for this on our website.  You can always go and check them out; there is one on washing and general care instructions, as well as a recent article on organic shampoo and conditioner, which are sort of like vitamins for hair extensions.

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