Important Nutrients For Healthy Hair Growth

hair growthHaving elegantly beautiful long hair is something a woman is absolutely proud of. The magic of long hair is its versatility; no hair style is limited with long hair. In fact, long hair can be fixed up to look short by a good stylist.

Unfortunately, a lot of women find it difficult to get their hair long. Others say that it takes forever to grow even one inch of hair. But the truth is, it isn’t difficult to get hair growing fast and healthy. Knowledge on fast hair growth is the key, which will be pointed out below:

The most vital part to encourage hair growth is providing hair with all the nutrients it needs. Like any part of the body, our hair follicles will need a steady supply of nutrients to grow hair.

Protein is one of the important nutrients needed for hair growth. Our hair is mostly made of a protein called keratin, the same protein found in our skin and nails. So it is very important to consume healthy amounts of this nutrient daily. Rich sources of protein are milk, cheese, soya beans, lentils and lean meats from beef, pork or chicken.

Vitamins and minerals are also good for hair growth. Vitamins are nutrients that the body can’t synthesize or make, so we need take our daily vitamins regularly. Generally, vitamins act as a co-enzyme that help in metabolizing food efficiently. Also, they have specific functions and specific symptoms if deficiencies occur like hair loss, in the case of biotin deficiency.

Additionally, there are vitamins that benefit hair when directly applied to the scalp and hair. These so called “hair vitamins” are: Biotin and Pantothenic acid. Biotin or vitamin B7 strengthens the hair minimizing hair breakage. Pantothenic acid or provitamin B5 beautifies hair by making it shiny, soft and slippery, making hair very easy to comb and prevents any tangles.

Iron is a nutrient that indirectly help in hair growth. Red blood cells need iron to increase its affinity to oxygen, which will be carried all over the body including the scalp and hair follicles.

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