Vitamin E for Hair Care? Yes!

(Photo Credit: Shesols)
(Photo Credit: Shesols)

Hair matters a lot to almost everyone, right?  No one wants to have lousy dull hair.  If you are not 100% happy with your hair’s health, here are some tips to revive your crowning glory!

** Proper nutrition also goes for hair health and not just our body.  Much like plants, the living part of hair is under the scalp skin where the hair root is housed in the hair follicle; such that the entire follicle and root are fed by a vein, and blood carries nutrients to the follicle or the root.

So when we becomes stressed, traumatized or have some medical conditions and taking medications, it is not surprising when our hair takes a turn for the worse.  More so, certain waters and food, smoking, air pollution, and other external factors could drain our hair of its luster and fineness; hinder its growth and turn our hair into a crumpled shame.

Taking in a full diet which includes protein, fruits, vegetables, fat, and carbohydrates is important.  A number of vitamins and minerals require fat in order to be delivered or absorbed by the body and any deficiency would most often manifest first in the hair.

Now you ask; how come some of us have brittle hair which easily breaks or fall out?

The answer:  A deficiency in vitamin E can lead to brittle hair that easily breaks or falls out.


Yes.   It’s not just for the heart.  Vitamin E is one of the most important vitamins that our hair relies on for health and appearance.  It has been used internally and externally; helping with hair growth and preventing hair loss, too.  The additional nutrition can prevent split ends, and likewise help heal hair damaged which is frequently due to excessive use of a hair dryer or over-exposure to heat of the sun..  Vitamin E heals dry hair and can be used as a leave-on conditioner.

Daily  dose of Vitamin E could treat dry hair and heal the hair shafts; but, not to forget though that proper nutrition is first. However, for those who have very dry hair and scalp,  try and add a small amount of vitamin E to your dry hair  after shampooing as remedy, but make sure to determine the cause of drying hair also.  To treat the cause, the vitamins need to be taken internally. The recommended daily dose of vitamin Eis 400 IU a day; more than that could be toxic and cause hair loss.  (Note that down.)

* To make a healing mask of vitamin E, cut open a number of capsules with a small scissors and blend into the hair. Completely cover the ends of the hair, so it feels oily, and then leave on for an hour or so, then proceed with your normal shampoo  session and be delighted with your silky, manageable hair.

For natural sources of Vitamin E, make sure to include vegetable oils, dark leafy greens, liver, eggs, and nuts into your diet  or purchase nutritional supplements.

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