Here is a list of my top 10 hair growth vitamins and minerals.
There are many other vitamins and minerals that are great for hair growth, but this is my top 10 list.
Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants help you get toxins that are in your body, out. Antioxidants are needed for your bodies overall health and like I noted above, when your body is healthy your hair will be healthy also.
There are many different types of B Vitamins. For a healthy overall body and hair growth focus on B12. B12 provides nourishment to all the cells of the body including our hair follicles, so it is essential for hair growth. It supports a healthy nervous system and the formation of new red blood cells. This is very important because the red blood cells carry oxygen all over your body, including the scalp. This helps nourish and aid in the development of healthy new hair strands from healthy hair follicles. Since the hair follicles are now receiving the proper nutrients, your body is now able to repopulate and regrow hair. This is especially the case for hair that has been previously lost, due to alopecia or other hair loss related conditions.
Vitamin C is a great immune booster and a powerful antioxidant. When your immune system is healthy, your overall body will be healthy and your hair will be healthy and grow. Also, when you rid your body of toxins (which is what antioxidants do), you give your body an extra boost in health. Vitamin C is so important because it encompasses both the immune system booster and the antioxidant booster. Vitamin C is crucial in your hair growth journey. Fortunately, Vitamin C is found in a wide array of fruits, vegetables and can be easily purchased from most food stores.
Vitamin D promotes healthy hair follicle growth. The best thing about vitamin D is that you can get this vitamin right from the sun. Go outside for a brisk walk or sit under the sun for a little while. Allow your body and scalp to absorb the wonderful benefits of vitamin D. Since your body cannot produce vitamin D on it’s own, taking a supplement is also a great idea on days when you cannot go out in the sun.
Vitamin E is essential in keep your hair growing healthy. When you mix Vitamin E and some of the other vitamins I have listed, you are making your scalp healthy and when your scalp is healthy it promotes amazing hair growth. Vitamin E is one of the ingredients in my All Natural Shea Butter Mix because I know of the importance of Vitamin E, a healthy scalp and amazing hair growth.
My doctor recommend Biotin for longer, healthier hair. Biotin is a B Vitamin and it is water soluble, meaning it dissolves very well in water, which also means your body can’t retain it. Since your body cannot retain biotin you need to make sure you replenish your body with it daily. So if you feel like you are not getting enough from your daily diet, there are plenty of supplements available.
Iron is very important for your body to function overall and also for healthy hair growth. As I listed in my Top 11 Reasons For Hair Loss, iron deficiencies was one of them. So if you are deficient in Iron, your have a very high risk of hair loss or developing other very serious medical conditions.
Magnesium can detoxify and cleanse the skin, including your scalp. Since magnesium has the capability to do this it helps with strong and healthy hair growth.
Niacin is in the B Vitamin which helps to nourish the scalp, promoting healthy hair growth. If you do not have enough niacin in your hair strands your hair may become brittle, lifeless, and may even fall out.
Zinc has a critical part to play in ensuring that our immune system is strong and healthy. Zinc helps in promoting new and healthy skin cells, which aids in a healthy scalp which is responsible for hair lustre and growth. For those with skin and scalp conditions, zinc is used as an anti-inflammatory, which helps to sooth the skin tissue, especially those suffering from psoriasis or eczema on the scalp. Zinc can be taken orally or applied topically. It is the main ingredient is some diaper rash formulas for this very reason.