Monday, June 6, 2011

How to feed your hair!

How do you feed your hair? Hair is fed by what you put in your body. You eat good food, your hair will show it. You smoke? Your hair will also show it. Here I put together some vitamins that you can purchase at any local store to help any vitamis you lack. Check it out and tell me what you think.


Vitamin C

Vitamin C prevents hair loss because it acts as an anti-oxidant. The suggested dose is 500 to 1000 mg taken twice daily. Fruits and vegetables contain vitamin C, especially citrus fruits such as lemons, limes, grapefruit and oranges.

Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Omega 3 fatty acids are a healthy form of oil found in fish, especially salmon and sardines. The recommended dose is one tablespoon of fish oil a day to prevent hair loss. Those taking aspirin and other blood thinning drugs should consult with a doctor before taking fish oils, because they can increase the tendency for bleeding.


Lysine is an amino acid and one of the building blocks of protein. Because hair is made of protein, adding lysine to the diet helps prevent hair loss. The suggested dosage is 500 to 1000 mg daily. Lysine is found in meat and eggs.

B vitamins

B vitamins reduce the stress that can cause hair loss. The best way to take B vitamins is in a complex where all of the B vitamins are combined. B vitamins are found in brewer`s yeast and in red meat.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is actually a hormone and because hair loss can be connected to hormones, adding vitamin D to the diet grows hair. Vitamin D can be synthesized on the skin after it is exposed to sunlight, but taking additional vitamin D helps prevent a deficiency. The recommended daily dose of vitamin D has been 400 IU per day but research now suggests that daily intake as high as 4000 IU is beneficial.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A stimulates the hair follicle where hair growth begins. Carrots are a good source of vitamin A, as are other dark green and red vegetables.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is important for the circulation in the body and has been shown to grow blood vessels, which increases circulation. The increased circulation improves the body`s ability to make new hair. The recommended daily dose of vitamin E is 400 IU. Capsules of vitamin E can also be applied to the hair and scalp as a hair tonic for dry hair. Topical application also directly stimulates the capillaries on the scalp and helps prevent hair loss.


  1. Great post, I'm always looking for ways to make my hair more healthy and I really don't take any vitamins. I need to start!


  2. Nice beauty blog, great tips you give.
    I also have problems to soften my hair.

  3. Ciao Gisell. I stumbled across your blog and wanted to leave you a comment. What a great blog! What fascinating info on feeding your hair! So detailed and so it gives a person the ability to be specific in what you eat. Bravo Gisell!
    I write a blog on food, love, recipes and relationships. Stop by and visit. I don't know if that subject interests you. If so, maybe follow.