Hair Vitamin B9 (Folic acid):
Studies have found that a diet deficient in folic acid can lead to baldness. A folate deficiency occurs if you do not get an adequate amount of folic acid in your diet and can lead to anaemia.21 Vitamin B7 (Biotin):
Known also as vitamin H, biotin is responsible for the creation of keratin in our bodies and hair. Biotin is essential for the absorption and utilization of nutrients and enables fats and amino acids from your food to be converted to keratin for healthy hair and nails.
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Studies have shown biotin deficiencies can result in brittle hair and nails, and hair loss.
Helping your body’s absorption of iron, vitamin C is crucial to prevent anaemia, a condition that can result in hair shedding.
Vitamin C is also useful for the production of collagen, an essential building block for healthy hair.
This vitamin stimulates circulation in the scalp and helps with oxygen absorption. Vitamin E can be taken internally or applied topically to the scalp. Research has shown that vitamin E inhibits the androgen phase of the hair cycle and can prevent hair loss and balding associated with male pattern hair loss.23
Because of its remarkable moisturizing properties,24 vitamin E can also be applied topically to hair. To apply, open a capsule of vitamin E and massage into your scalp.
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