It’s rare that a day goes by at the salon that I don’t get asked, “How can I get my hair to grow faster?”
The answer sometimes is as simple as, “let’s look into some extensions”, but that is not always the best suited solution.
Vitamins are the obvious answer when it comes to our body’s health and wellness, but what specifically is designed for the health of our hair? Hair, skin and nails are all made up of a protein called Keratin. This protein is our armor and keeps our bodies protected and sustained.
- Vitamins that are always good for hair: These are vitamin A (needed by all your cells for growth), and B vitamins (Biotin, B6, B9, B12, and B complex/Folic Acid, needed to help create iron so cells work properly).
- Vitamins that prevent hair loss: vitamins C, E and zinc help repair damage to the body on a cellular level since they’re high in antioxidants. Besides repairing obvious damage you can see (cuts and bruises), they help repair the damage created by the digestive process of turning food into energy. Repairing damage from the inside out helps with overall body healthy and, by default, healthy hair growth.
- Vitamins that are lost from a deficiency/poor diet: If your diet contains too much salt, sugar, alcohol, caffeine and carbonated beverages, you’re probably poor in iron and magnesium, which can lead to hair loss. You can take iron quite easily, but magnesium is a bit tricky; it has to be absorbed with equal parts calcium and potassium. The great news is that magnesium doesn’t have be taken as a supplement. You can add more nuts to your diet as a great way to take in more. Also, if you take it right before you go to bed, magnesium is a great muscle relaxant, so it will help you sleep, which is great because hair grows the fastest at night.-beautyhigh.com
Vitamins are the best way to help hair from the inside, but that’s not the only way.
The NIOXIN approach began in 1987, when founder experienced thinning hair after the birth of her first child and began to investigate the idea of treating the scalp with scincare methods. Until then, people experiencing thin-looking hair had very few options for help. NIOXIN’s advanced technologies provide real solutions for making the most of the hair you have, transforming the hair care industry and bringing hope and confidence to men and women everywhere. –nioxin.com
With over 25 years of commuted research, Nioxin is able to help more than 3 out of 4 men and women in the U.S. who experience thinning hair. Using vitamins, botanicals, SPF 15 sunscreen and purifying agents; Nioxin rids the scalp of follicle clogging sebum and environmental residues, while providing protection to the hair and scalp for optimal growth.
Foods for hair health:
Salmon, fruits and vegetables, walnuts, eggs, bananas, sweet potatoes, strawberries and kidney beans.