5 Key Nutrients For Hair & Scalp Health

August 03, 2021 2 min read

When you have hair issues like brittleness, dullness, dryness, and damage, it's tempting to blame it all on your hair. But the reality is that problems with the hair usually indicate co-occurring problems with the scalp.

If you're having trouble with your hair, you likely you have hair AND scalp problems.

While we love good sulfate-free and no-suds shampoos, silicone-free water-based conditioners, and even pH balancing rinses, there is plenty you can do for your hair and scalp from the inside out with your nutrition.

Here are 5 key vitamins for happy hair and scalp from the inside out:

  1. Vitamin A. All cells need vitamin A, and that's especially true for hair, the fastest growing cells in the body. Also helps sebaceous glands make sebum, your natural moisturizer. Natural sources: sweet potatoes, carrots, pumpkin, and spinach 🍠 🥕🎃 🥬

  2. Vitamin B7 (Biotin) and other B vitamins. Stimulates production of keratin, a protein, in hair. Natural sources: egg, sweet potato, banana, mushroom, broccoli, and avocado 🍳 🍠 🍌 🍄 🥦 🥑

  3. Vitamin C. Neutralizes effects of oxidative stress on hair growth and resilience. Also is important for the production of collagen (for a happy scalp) and absorption of iron (for oxygenation of scalp and follicles). Natural sources: orange, lemon, strawberry, bell pepper🍊🍋🍓🫑

  4. Vitamin D. Might help with the creation of new follicles. Natural sources: fatty fish 🐟 🐠 🍣

  5. Vitamin E. Neutralizes effects of oxidative stress on hair growth and resilience. Might boost hair growth. Natural sources: avocado, almonds, spinach, and sunflower seeds 🥑 🌻

Topically speaking, we load our hair and scalp products with ingredients rich in these very same vitamins and nutrients:

  • Aloe (found in our Shampoos + Conditioners + upcoming Hair Milk). Rich in vitamins A, C, and E. Aloe is also soothing and anti-inflammatory for burns, eczema, psoriasis, and more.

  • Oats (found in our Shampoos). Rich in B vitamins. Oats are also moisturizing thanks to their natural fat content, and strengthening for hair thanks to their protein content.
  • Quinoa (found in our ShampoosConditioners). Rich in B vitamins and Vitamin E. Quinoa is also strengthening for hair thanks to their high protein content.
  • Sunflower oil (found in our Fresh & Lively Shampoo). Rich in vitamin E. Sunflower oil is also moisturizing yet lightweight, great for easily weighed down hair.

  • Jojoba oil (found in our Soft & Lustrous Shampoo). Rich in vitamins A, D, and E. Jojoba is also rich in omega fatty acids and similar in structure to your skin's natural oils, so it's easily absorbable.

  • Bhringaraj oil (found in upcoming Hair Milk). Rich in vitamins D and E. Bhringaraj is also Ayurveda's #1 favorite herb for hair growth and hair health due to its strong antioxidant properties.
  • Amla (found in our upcoming Hair Milk). Rich in vitamins C, E, and A. Amla is one of the world's richest sources of Vitamin C and is highly antioxidant.
  • Tulsi (found in our upcoming Hair Milk). Rich in vitamins A and D. Tulsi is also known for its circulation-boosting properties for optimal blood flow to the scalp and hair follicles.
  • Gotu kola (found in our upcoming Hair Milk). Rich in vitamins A and C. Gotu kola is Ayurveda's #1 favorite herb for skin due to its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and circulation-boosting properties.

 


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