Which Vitamins Are Important For Hair Health?
What are the important vitamins and supplements for hair and scalp heath particularly?
This is something that comes up in the salon regularly because I always advise that I can help the hair on your head however you have to do most of the work by eating the right thing for great hair health.
I personally look at it like another of the 80-20 rules. I can’t help you if you don’t first help yourself.
So what do we need and here do we get it from?
Zinc – Zinc is important for strength and also helps the body absorb vitamin B.
Potassium – An electrolyte which helps the cells absorb and retain liquid.
Magnesium – Very important with the proteins in our bodies and as hair is a protein called Keratin, you can see the importance.
Magnesium and potassium together are very important as they allow the cells to hold and retain fluid. Imagine the difference between a grape and a sultana for a good visual.
Vitamin C – I have covered this in a previous blog, here’s the link for more info.
Now I have some fabulous news for you here, well that’s if your not into the Keto or Paleo diet…
All these beautiful hair heath ingredients are contained in legumes. Lentils, chickpeas and beans etc.
Even if you think you don’t like legumes you can add them into things like bolognase and you won’t even know they’re there…
I personally love them but not too many days in a row!
If you’d like to book an appointment to give your hair or scalp some love. I’d be happy to talk through it’s current condition as part of your initial consultation. All the details to make a booking can be found here.