A beautiful hair needs of course certain elements in order to look healthy and shinny. Proteins are very important because our hair is a biomaterial composed of 90% proteins (keratin). We should take care of it because it’s one of the most important fashion tools, women are proud of.
Vitamins are essential
It is necessary to include proteins in your daily menu because otherwise you will have to face hair loss or damaged hair. These two problems may be caused by the deficit of keratin or different styling products that have disastrous results: dry hair, frizzy and lifeless hair, dandruff etc.
These can be treated by having a menu based on natural food.
However it is very difficult to treat hair problems because the results do not appear immediately, it takes almost one month for our hair to absorb the vitamins we consume. It is very important not to despair and to eat fruit and vegetable because these are rich in vitamins.
4 essential vitamins for beautiful and healthy hair
- Vitamin A
Vitamin A is required because it contributes to the production of healthy sebum, that hydrates not only hair but also scalp. It has antioxidant properties and does not allow free radicals to attack hair texture. Vitamin A can be found in fish, eggs, milk, cheese, spinach, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, pears and apricots.
2. Vitamin C
Vitamin C contributes to free radicals neutralization. It also makes our hair stronger. Lack of vitamin C in our body can have disastrous effects on our hair: split hair and dry hair. 60 mg vitamin C should be included in our daily routine. Oranges, pineapple, tomatoes, kiwi, mild pepper and strawberries are rich in vitamin C.
- Vitamin H
Vitamin H is benefic for hair regeneration, that is why we find it in different cosmetic products such as shampoos or hair conditioners. Vitamin H hydrates dry hair and has a benefic effect if you face hair loss. Supplements are very useful, but more effective are sunflowers seeds, cereals or eggs.
- Vitamin E
Vitamin E has antioxidant properties, it improves blood circulation to the scalp and accelerates hair growth. This vitamin is essential for curly hair that is usually dry and not very shinny. For split ends it is also a must. Walnuts, seeds, tomatoes, spinach, vegetal oils are rich in vitamin E.