However, many people mistakenly believe that hair care means only shampooing and conditioning the hair. The products designed to nourish and protect the skin from the outside are useful and effective, but they have no use or effect if they are not combined with adequate supplements taken orally.
Importance of supplements for hair
Optimal hair growth, texture and consistence will not occur if the metabolic requirements of follicles, from which the hair grows. Follicles need certain vitamins, minerals and other nutrients in order to be able to work properly. Given the often poor quality of everyday diet in many people, it is no wonder that hair suffers so much from what we can safely call malnutrition. Fast food, quick meals, insufficient amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables are just not good enough for a nice, healthy hair.
Other important factor for hair health is exposure to toxins. Many pollutants can be found in air especially in big cities, and they can damage the hair, just like exposure to sun or to cigarette smoke. And of course, there are hair treatments like dying, bleaching, perms, and other chemical procedures, which virtually destroy the hair.
Given all this, it is only logical that healthier a person eats, the nicer his or her hair will be. This especially goes for periods of hair growth. If hair-producing cells do not receive adequate nutrients in the growth period, this period will shorten and will quickly be replaced by rest and fall periods.
Unfortunately, many people just do not succeed in eating right and they need to take certain supplements, for their hair but for their overall health as well.
The best way to improve hair growth is by taking a proper combination of amino acids and B complex vitamins, even when the body is generally in good shape. The benefit for the hair will be significant.
Healthy hair requires inositol, vitamin B5, folic acid and biotin, as well as minerals such as magnesium, sulfur, zinc and silica.
Beta carotene is very beneficial for hair, as well as for nails and skin, because it converts to vitamin A when the need occurs. It is also important for proper bone development and protection of nerve fibers.
The recommended daily intake of B complex vitamins is 50 mg and 50 mg of B6, if it is not included.
All the supplements should be taken according to the instructions on the label, being careful not to exceed the recommended daily intake, but also not to take too little.