HAIR & NUTRITION
Never underestimate the affect that diet can have on your hair. Nutritional deficiencies usually first show up in your hair and can cause excessive hair shedding and also stunted hair growth.
IRON & HAIR HEALTH
If you are not getting enough iron through your diet, you may experience excessive hair shedding (telogen effluvium). You may also find that your hair will not grow past a certain length.
Hair needs a mixture of both vitamins and minerals to grow. Biotin is one of these essential vitamins.
DIET AND HAIR GROWTH
Why is diet important when it comes to hair growth?
Carbohydrates are important because they provide energy, and being the second fastest-growing cells in your body, your hair cells need a lot of energy to grow.
Proteins are used to build tissue cells, including the cells of your hair, skin and nails.
Hair needs a variety of different nutrients in order to grow.
VEGETARIAN / VEGAN DIETS AND HAIR HEALTH
How to make a vegetarian or vegan diet work best for your hair.
Vitamin B12 plays an important role in DNA production, and, importantly for your hair, helps to keep your red blood cells, which carry oxygen to your tissues, healthy.
Vitamin C is an essential water-soluble vitamin as your body cannot make it on its own, nor can it store it.
Zinc is very important to health and wellbeing. In fact, it helps support over 100 chemical reactions within the body, such as the formation of hormones and enzymes.
OTHER VITAMINS, MINERALS AND HAIR HEALTH
Your hair needs a variety of essential vitamins and minerals in order to support strong, healthy growth. Read this section to discover the key nutrients you need for healthy hair-cell production — and how to ensure you include them in your diet.