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Important Vitamins For Damaged Hair

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Important Vitamins For Damaged Hair


Do you wish for beautiful long locks that are shiny and healthy, that grows more than an inch once a year then it important you focus on the vitamins your including in your diet as this will make a massive difference to the health of your hair?

Each vitamin has a different benefit for your hair and if not just a tablet that needs to be taken daily but in plenty of everyday foods you just need to maintain the correct diet.

On average, human hair grows about six inches each year, when your hair becomes damaged and broken your hair growth reduces which is why it’s important to consider our diet and what vitamins we are consuming to give our hair the best chance of growth and health.



Important Vitamins For Damaged Hair 


Here is my list of essential vitamins for growth and healthy tresses:

Vitamin C  
Vitamin B 
Biotin  
Niacin  
Vitamin A  
Vitamin D 
Vitamin E  
Iron  
Magnesium  
Protein  





Vitamin C 


Vitamin C is a very common vitamin consumed in everyday foods; oranges, broccoli, kale, brussels sprouts, papaya, strawberries, kiwi and red bell peppers.

Most of us are aware that Vitamin C is needed for our immune system to protect us against cold and illness. Although what many people don’t realise is that it works well to strengthen and help hair grow, as it contains collagen a vital protein for healthy hair, skin, and nails.

Along with eating vitamin C infused food or supplements there are also many hair products that contain this ingredient which always helps.
       

Vitamin B 


There are 8 different types of Vitamin B that all help to give their own benefit to your health, (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12). Vitamin 12 is the most important of the vitamin B complex but to receive the best results its best to try and include them all in your diet. Some sources of the vitamin are meat, fish, eggs, nuts, grains and vegetables.

B vitamin effect our metabolism, energy, nerves, skin, nails and hair, the main job for this vitamin is promoting cell growth hence why it is great for helping hair growth. So, it’s important to make sure you are receiving enough within your diet or alternatively taking the supplements. It is also enriched in a lot of haircare products if you're lacking in vitamin B.


Niacin 


Niacin is still part of the Vitamin B family but is so important and plays a bit part of the health of your hair its deserves to be Individually described.

It helps to nourish your scalp, promoting hair growth. Without the correct amount of biotin, there a risk of your hair becoming dry and brittle. This vitamin can be found in avocados, turkey, chicken, and tuna.


Biotin 


Biotin is also a part of the vitamin b and plays an important part of the growth of your hair, biotin creates glucose which breaks down the protein into amino acids, this helps to strengthen and protect your healthy locks.

It's important to combine a mixture of both biotin enriched foods and hair care products that contain this product. The best foods that contain Biotin are; mushrooms, avocado, eggs, salmon and peanut butter.
           

Vitamin A


Vitamin A is necessary to add into your diet when considering the health of your hair as vitamin A encourages the growth of your hair cells. Containing sebum which is essential oils that hair needs to be healthy and grow. Foods that contain these vitamins are; carrots, melon, and dark leafy foods.
           

Vitamin D 


We are all aware where vitamin D comes from “the sun” a few hours a day is enough to help us to keep healthy and nourished hair. This is easy to fulfill when it's the summer months so when it becomes tricky in the winter months here are some foods enriched which vitamin D; fatty fishes, eggs, milk, and mushrooms.
         

Vitamin E


Vitamin E is not a very common vitamin that is recommended for your health but when it comes down the health of your hair this is just as important as it helps to promote hair growth due to it containing antioxidant.

Foods such as seeds, nuts, avocado, almond and broccoli, are all enriched with vitamin E although it's not only beneficial to eat this vitamin but it is also said to be an amazing different when Rubbing Vitamin E oil capsules into your scalp, leaving it healthy and shiny.

ImageIron - Although iron is not a vitamin it is an essential mineral that we need for our body to function correctly. It is said that without enough iron in our bodies our hair would become dry, dull and brittle. Foods that include iron are red meats, spinach, and oysters.


Magnesium

Eating rich in magnesium diets such as nuts, seeds and salmon this helps make sure you're giving your scalp what it needs to stay healthy and help your hair grow, leaving it looking strong and shiny.


Protein 


Protein is a very important mineral for our hair as when our hair has a lack of protein our hair starts to become damaged and break off. When we add protein to our hair follicles it fills in any gaps in the follicles which happens when our hair becomes damaged.

Foods that are rich in proteins are eggs, spinach, and broccoli. Protein helps your hair to growth and stay strong and healthy.



About the author:
Francesca Jaques is the author and editor of www.hairday.co.uk. Beauty therapist by day and writer by night. She reviews every hair product available, finding the best of the best and giving you all the tips possible to make life easier for you. For hairstyle ideas, tips and reviews, you can find them on her Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


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  1. Yes please. My hair definitely need all of these.

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  2. Very good reminder ~ We are the product of what we eat after all ~

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    1. Exactly Grace its all about what we eat :)

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  3. I add lime in everything as I am a great fan of vitamin C :-)

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    1. Thanks for the great tip haddock lime is a great source of vitamin c :)

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  4. I wish I had taken better care of mine when I had lots of it! :(

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  5. I so need to start taking some of these, my hair is a mess because I lost so much of it after my little ones.

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    1. Shaunacey, think about adding all these vitamins into your diet and you will most defiantly notice the difference, especially vitamin A which helps your hair grow, good luck :)

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  6. Such a great and informative post :)

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  7. A good reminder that I need to give my dry winter locks a little extra TLC. Vitamins and a hair mask are in order! Great post!

    Happy New Year!
    ~Jess

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    1. Thanks for the positive reply vitamins and a hair mask will soon get rid of the dry winter hair :)

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  8. Great review!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase

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  9. very informative! my hair needs these :)

    xoxo, rae
    http://www.raellarina.net/

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  10. This is an amazing post! People dont realize how important vitamins are for hair! <3 - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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    1. Thanks gingi your right many people dont realize how important vitamins are for your hair :)

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  11. My hair badly need this. Thanks for the info!

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  12. I also recommend taking collagen. I put a spoonful in my coffee a couple of times a week and it has made an amazing difference in my hair, nails and skin!

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  13. Dear Lux, Your lady followers are lucky to see this post and all the good info! Hey, it's good for me too! :-)

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  14. Yes please. I can't agree more.

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