In this article, we will discuss the different techniques available for us to increase hair growth as well as protect it. Lets start with Vitamins that enhance hair growth.
The B vitamins, especially B5 and B3 (Niacin) are required for the growth of hair follicle.
These vitamin supplement intake should be performed carefully. Research shows that excessive intake of vitamin B6 in most cases results in stimulated hair growth.
Vitamin E will enhance the immune function and thereby the hair health gets improved. Vitamin E is to transport oxygen in the blood and improves the scalp circulation.
Another important vitamin is, that improves circulation of the scalp and maintains all capillaries, which carry blood to the follicles is Vitamin C.
Biotin maintains the health of the hair. The following food contains a lot of biotin: bulgur, green peas, lentils, walnuts, sunflower seeds, soybeans, oats, bulgur, Brewers yeast and brown rice.
Foods that help to Protect our Hair:
Coconut Water: Coconut water is rich in calcium which is important for hair growth.
Chickpeas: By eating chickpeas you can get both vitamin B-6 and the zinc you need for healthy hair. Zinc plays an important part in building hair protein.
Soy beans: Soy contains a substantial amount of Iron and Vitamin E. Iron is an important part of hemoglobin production. Hemoglobin is responsible for getting oxygen to the tissues of the body. Without it your hair won’t grow. Vitamin E also helps with the absorption of oxygen and increasing blood circulation to the scalp.
Almonds: Almonds are good sources of protein, Iron and Vitamin E.
Whole wheat: It is a good source of Silica and Iron. Silica is very important because it helps with the absorption of many other vitamins and minerals.
Oats: Oats are a good source of easily absorbable Iron as well. It’s also a good source of Potassium, phosphorus and magnesium.
Oranges: Oranges (or orange juice) are a good source of Vitamin C. Vitamin C helps make meat and soy sources of Iron more absorbable. Vitamin C is a big part of the development of collagen which is necessary for hair growth.
Fish: Fish is a good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin B-6, Protein and essential fatty acids which play a major role in maintaining healthy hair.
Apart from proper food, proper hair maintenance is very vital for hair growth.