I encounter clients on the daily basis experiencing hair issues - weak, dry, brittle, easily break. And every single person is seeking that "miracle" shampoo and conditioner that would fix their problem, not realizing hair condition depends on the multitude of solution already in their own hands.
Health and strength of your hair is a direct result of your body health and any unbalance and deficiencies you might be experiencing. If you have noticed a sudden change in your hair condition or thickness, see your doctor to run a full blood test to make sure you are not lacking anything as well as your thyroid glad and hormones are functioning normal.
Here's a list of some of the essential vitamins for your hair you should keep in mind:
Vitamin C - is responsible for creating and maintaining collagen. It helps to strengthen blood vessels, as well as providing elasticity and strengths to skin and hair. Vitamin C also plays a role in body's ability to absorb Iron, which helps to keep out hair strong and healthy.
Vitamin B / B complex - needed for almost every process that accuses in our body - metabolism, energy, nerves system, eyes, muscles, skin and hair. Most essential for the hair are: B1 (thiamin), B2 (Riboflavin) and B3 (Niacin) contribute to to the proper nourishment of the hair follicle. B5 (Pantothenic Acid) gives hair flexibility, shine and helps to prevent hair loss. B6 (Pyridoxine) helps to prevent dandruff. B7 (Biotin) promotes cell growth, helps to prevent hair loss, thinning and breakage. B12 (Cobalamin) also helps to prevent hair loss.
Vitamin E - stimulates growth of capillarities,improving circulation in the scalp, there for promoting strong and healthy hair growth. High in antioxidants that help to slow down the aging process.
Iron - symptoms of iron deficiency are fatigue, shortness of breath, brittle nails and hair loss. Iron helps to produce hemoglobin, which carries oxygen for growth and repair of all body cells, including hair follicle cells.
Magnesium - mineral that helps you to remain young, fit and energetic, and is a major component in maintaining a healthy thyroid gland. Magnesium deficiency affects hair growth and can result in hair loss and premature hair aging, as it's needed to create strong hair follicles and hair strands.
So take care of your hair as you would of your body - and nourish it from within! :)