As Afro-American women age it sometimes becomes harder to keep their hair just simply because cultural influences have prevented them from going natural. The result is a lot of hair thinning as the result of wearing extensions, wigs, straightness, curling, blow drying and perking. The result is that thick dry hair that is so dead in feel that it won’t even absorb water any more.
Beauty starts from within and that is why you need to take vitamins to help this type of hair regrow in a different texture. Many African American women have experienced the miracle of â€œgoing naturalâ€ like this and actually seen a demarcation mark in their hair from the overprocessed hair to where it grows in health and natural.
Your first step is to take a B complex vitamin which helps to control the process of hair cells synthesis. Make sure that you buy a B complex vitamin formula that consists of at least these eight vitamins. Thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), piroxidine (B6), folic acid (B9), cyanocobalamin (B12), and biotin.
You can also try taking vitamin C which is responsible for the development of healthy collagen and flexible, gleaming hair fibers. If you do not get enough Vitamin C you can end up with split ends and breakage. If you have wiry, dry hair upping thus vitamin C intake levels can go a long way towards helping it recover from damage.
Vitamin C levels have to be high if you want to younger looking hair so it is okay to take about 1000 milligrams a day. There are time release formulas that are very good for this purpose. If you do not want to take your Vitamin C in pill form then you need to start eating fresh food sources of vitamin C including citrus fruits, melons, berries, tomatoes, peppers and dark leafy vegetables.
Vitamin E can also encourage your new good hair to grow faster and help repair the damaged hair that you do have look a little better. Vitamin E is also necessary to provide good blood circulation to the scalp so that red cells can nourish the hair follicles.
If you want to see your hair grow thicker, faster than you might also want to consider supplementing the C, E and B complex vitamins with other helpful nutrients such as Beta-Carotene, Magnesium, Sulfur, Silica and Flaxseed oil. If you shop carefully you can also find all kinds of liquid and oral supplements that contain exactly these ingredients and that are meant to beautify your hair â€œfrom the inside.â€
YOu should also compliment this type of regiment with all natural hair products that help moisturize that rough damaged hair.A Choose shampoos and conditioners with ingredients like rosemary, castor oil and sage and stay away from the â€œinstruments of hair tortureâ€ like the curling irons, flat irons and chemical hair straighteners that do your hair so much damage. In fact it is highly recommended that you cut off damaged hair and while sticking faithfully to your vitamin regimen, let your hair go natural. You will see beautiful results!