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4 Top Vitamins that Promote Hair Growth

| May 8, 2012 | 8 Comments

Outside of eating healthy and maintaining a hair regimen, there are vitamins that promote hair growth that can be taken in supplement form. You can also find these vitamin in various foods.

But a healthy diet and vitamin supplements alone is not the answer to longer healthier hair. To get the most out of vitamins, you have to maintain a solid hair care regimen that includes the right products and hair styles to prevent as much breakage. The less breakage you have the more hair length retention you will keep.

Here is a list of the 4 top vitamins that promote healthy hair and hair growth and also finger nails:


1. Vitamin B:

You will find these vitamins in many multivitamins supplements or you can take these supplements individually. Also foods such as beans, eggs, and berries include the following:

  • Vitamin B Complex - all 8 vitamins in the B category
  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) – Can be found in asparagus, crimini mushrooms, spinach, flaxseeds, tuna, green peas, and brussels sprouts
  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) - Can be found in crimini mushrooms, spinach, calf liver, summer squash, asparagus, chard, shiitake mushrooms, green beans, mustard greens, broccoli, collard greens, turnip greens, eggs, yogurt, cow’s milk
  • Vitamin B3 (Niacin or Niacinamide) - Can be found in crimini mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, chicken, tuna, salmon, asparagus, calf liver, and turkey
  • Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) - Can be found in crimini mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, cauliflower, broccoli, grapefruit, bell peppers, and asparagus.
  • Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine, Pyridoxal, Pyridoxamine) - Can be found in bell peppers, summer squash, turnip greens, shiitake mushrooms, and spinach
  • Vitamin B7 (Biotin) - Can be found in swiss chard, oats, brown rice, and sunflower seeds.
  • Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid) - Can be found in liver, dried herbs, sunflower seeds, dry roasted soybeans, spinach, turnip greens, collard greens, asparagus, beans, peanuts
  • Vitamin B12 (Cobalamins, Cyanocobalamin) - Can be found in liver, sardines, and salmon
  • Choline - Can be found in soybeans, egg yolk, butter, peanuts, potatoes, cauliflower, lentils, oats, sesame seeds, and flax seeds
  • PABA - Can be found in liver, kidney, brewer’s yeast, molasses, whole grains, mushrooms and spinach


2. Vitamin A:

Carrots and kale are good sources for vitamin A, which helps the immune system properly function.


3. Vitamin C:

You can find Vitamin C in oranges and berries and it helps blood circulation in the scalp and follicles.


4. Vitamin E:

Vitamin E can be found in nuts and it increase oxygen into the cells of body therefore helping circulation to the scalp.

 

Resources: B vitamins  – What Vitamins Promote Hair & Nail Growth?  – Top 10 Foods Highest in Vitamin B9 (Folate)  – WHFoods.org

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  1. brinyai Jones says:

    i was wondering what products can i use on my head to grow my hair out i have really thick hair but its short i heard you can really grow out some African American hair

  2. vivian collins says:

    My hair is very thin an it breaks off a lot I was wonder how to stop the breaking and make my hair thicker an longer and stop it from breaking????

  3. Karabo says:

    Hi

    Your website is awesome and very informative.
    I have damaged hair and hairline due to weaves.My hair is very think and weak and it breaks. How do i get my hailine back and get my hair to be strong and rich again. I`ve endless products for hair growth but i dont see any progress, my hairline is still not there.
    Please help

  4. nay nay says:

    I actually do take a vitamin. I believe in making a transformation from the inside out. I know that I wasn’t getting enough of the nutrients I needed. So I’ve taken a more healthier approach w/ food choices and my daily vitamin. I also exercise and drink more water. I also try to look for vitamin enriched hair products as well. So I believe it takes a combo of things in order to achieve better results.

  5. Candice J says:

    I absolutely agree. Water makes a big difference, but hair vitamins are a great addition to any diet. We get nutrients from food, but not enough to get to all areas of the body, so naturally hair will suffer, as its the last part of the body to receive nutrients. I found a hair vitamin which has a lot of the ingredients you mentioned above. Thanks!

  6. angela says:

    my hair is ver ythick but it a on ly grows in the middle sometimes and whenits relaxed it doesnt seem as long as it was before and my edges aint as good as thye were last year because they wer breaking off but i still have sometimw what product can i get ot help my hair grow over all

  7. Ikea Wright says:

    I have a medium length of hair and I have grown and cut my hair just for style I drink plenty of water, take vitamins one to three times a day I have natural hair nut if your hair is relaxed this same regime will help clipped ends are helpfl so the hair doesnt break up the shaft .

  8. Shonie Beaman says:

    Hi my hairline and the top of my hair is destroyed and short from wearing weaves. The middle on back is very long. What can I do to start my hair to grow back healthy?

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