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Yes, another Hair Post: The Top 3 Vitamins for Healthy Hair

Thinking about replenishing your once luscious locks? Well boys and girls, listen up! Yes, boys too… even if you don’t have the thickest head of hair, these 3 vitamins offer plenty of other health benefits too. So here, I present to you the Top 3 Vitamins for Healthy Hair!

1. Vitamin B Complex:

Very Very Long HairAfter having done my research, I learned that Biotin (a water-soluble B vitamin), is key to maintaining healthy hair, skin, and nails. While biotin does not initiate hair growth (probably not useful for those gentlemen who are genetically balding), increasing intake should lead to a thicker, fuller head of hair. The only problem is, in some cases biotin can lead to mild acne and skin irritation. The Natural Factors Vitamin B Complex has pantothenic acid which counteracts and eliminates these side effects. Sufferers of symptoms of depression, migraines, PMS, mood swings, and feelings of stress and anxiety can also benefit from the B vitamins!

2. Vitamin A:

Vitamin A is another highly effective vitamin contributing to improved hair growth, strength, and damage repair.  However, there is a dosage limit. If the vitamin is taken in excess, it can lead to a less desirable effect: hair loss. So the aim is to take approximately 25,000 IU daily, and that includes through dietary intake and supplementation. In addition to the hair-related benefits, vitamin A also improves night vision, scalp acne, and protects against free radicals because it is an antioxidant. And don’t worry too much about that dosage limit; it’s hard to exceed.

3. Vitamin E:

Another vitamin for hair I stumbled upon is vitamin E, and while I thought it only came in cream form, I found yet another pleasant surprise. It can be taken as an easy-swallow or adversely, it can be found in certain shampoos, conditioners, and other hair products. Vitamin E actively protects against ultra-violet radiation from sun exposure. The sun can be extremely detrimental to hair health, causing it to become dry, split, and brittle, so vitamin E can be very useful!

So no more complaining about that seasonal hair damage! No more protests against the sun and wind of summer, and the cold and dryness of winter. These three vitamins will surely help you get through the year with stronger, healthier, longer, and thicker hair. No complaints here!

How to get Healthy Hair

Healthy hair

This post is brought to you by special request! Okay, so my mom requested it but so what. You gotta listen to your mother! The question we wanted to answer was “what can you do to have healthy hair?”

Well, our research reveled that there is a lot you can do! Health starts within so we looked first to find out what foods would help. Foods like salmon, eggs, walnuts, bananas, and strawberries are great for healthy hair.

We also found this great mask for getting healthy hair! I’m going to put my feet up and try it tonight! If you decide to give it a go let me know how it turned out for you!

Avocado Banana Hair Mask

And of course you can take vitamins for healthy hair. Our top pick is Folic Acid.

A few reasons that folic acid is important is that it works to:

  1. Prevent grays. 
  2. Make your hair thicker.
  3. Make your hair shinier.
  4. Add moisture to your hair so that you’ll have less breakage.

Got a question you want us to research? Let us know!

Happy Saturday!

The Dummy’s