Vitamins for Hair to Stop Hair Loss and Make them Healthier

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Oct 13, 2011
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  • Vitamins B facilitate hair cells to retain moisture and increase anagen phase's duration.
  • Vitamin A lubricates hair roots with sebum oil and promotes healthy hair follicles.
  • Vitamin C can significantly prevent hair loss, strengthening by developing collagen.
  • Vitamin E improves blood circulation and enhances absorption of oxygen in scalp.

Deficiency of essential vitamins and minerals is one of the main causes of hair loss in men. Proper nutrients are essential for active hair growth (anagen phase).

Vitamins for Hair LossLack of vitamins, lead to poor blood circulation and dry skin on scalp. Even though, anagen phase last for several years but if it is shortened then hair begins to die and fall. Below mentioned is the list of vitamins that can prevent hair loss in men.


[Read: Vitamins for Hair Loss in Women]


Vitamin B

Vitamins B are particularly important for the maintenance of proper hair growth. Importance of Vitamin B for hair can be seen from the fact that every hair care product has one or the other member from vitamin B family (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and B12). Vitamin B helps haemoglobins to bring oxygen to the scalp. This process is mainly aided by

  • Vitamin B6: Seafood, potatoes, poultry, eggs and fortified cereals are excellent source of vitamin B6.
  • Folic Acid: found in papaya, collard greens, chick peas and asparagus.
  • Inositol: It is another B-complex that triggers hair growth facilitating hair cells to retain moisture, and increasing the duration of anagen phase. Fruits, beans and nuts are some of its sources.

Other natural sources of vitamin B include:

  • Beans.
  • Peas.
  • Carrots.
  • Cauliflower.
  • Soy.
  • Brewer's yeast.
  • Nuts.
  • Eggs.


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Vitamin A

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that is very effective to prevent hair loss. Retinols and beta carotene are the two important components of this vitamin. Amongst them, beta carotene is a natural form of vitamin A. It is found in orange and deep yellow coloured foods. Vitamin A lubricates hair roots with sebum oil and promotes healthy hair follicles. To prevent hair loss person needs a minimum of 5,000 IU a day of vitamin A on daily basis. However, don’t get carried away, as its overdose can lead to liver toxicity.

Some of the natural sources of Vitamin A include:

  • Liver.
  • Milk.
  • Cheese.
  • Spinach.
  • Broccoli.
  • Cabbage.
  • Carrots.
  • Apricots.


Vitamin C

This vitamin can significantly prevent hair loss in men. It strengthens hair by developing collagen. You can easily take your daily dose of vitamin C through citrus fruits or by spicing your food with red peppers.


Vitamin E

Vitamin E also helps to prevent hair loss in men. It improves blood circulation and enhances absorption of oxygen in scalp. Vegetable oils, sunflower seeds, wheat germ, and turnip greens are some of its sources.



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