In daily continuous bustle, having many remedies and possibilities for extravagant styling, haircutting and other experiments on hair, we often do not notice and forget the obvious fact that our hair acutely needs the same vitamin “make-up” from inside and outside, as well as nails and hands, the skin of the face and body – and this is not always an expensive cosmetic.
Vitamin A for hair is exactly the same make-up that has a direct relation to the beauty and health of your hair. This is one of the components of complex and regular care of the hair, which includes replenishing the balance of substances in the body with proper nutrition, and the competent use of various cosmetics, as well as other ways to restore and strengthen the structure of the hair.
It is known that the biggest share of their nutrition is obtained from the skin, so it is for it primarily the main vitamins are intended. According to experts, hair care should begin with the right balanced diet, which triggers metabolic processes and restores the balance of substances in the body.
Retinol (vitamin A) is indispensable for healthy hair growth. Deficiencies of retinol lead to dryness of the scalp and, as a result, to the appearance of dandruff, dry seborrhea, and the gradual loss of curls. Dull, thin, brittle and split hair – are also signals about a possible lack of vitamin A (if other prerequisites for this are not observed).
Vitamin A is an excellent antioxidant, normalizing the rate of cell regeneration, stimulating the synthesis of collagen in the skin and slowing down the aging process. Fat metabolism in the cells of the epidermis is also its work, so too fatty or too dry scalp with various forms of seborrhea can talk about an excess or a lack of vitamin A, respectively.
When they say that healthy hair needs a lot of vitamin A, natural sources containing provitamin A (beta-carotene): carrots, cabbage, pumpkin, asparagus and other vegetables, as well as fruits, especially citrus fruits, are usually in mind. A regular presence in the diet of these simple products will prevent the appearance of dandruff and give hair strength and shine. For better absorption of vitamin A itself, fats (sour cream, butter) will be needed since retinol is a fat-soluble vitamin.
Liver, fish oil, egg yolks, whole milk, and cream are in another list of products useful for hair containing the amount of vitamin A necessary for the body.
In some cases, vitamin A is not digested – this is promoted by strict diets, bad habits (smoking, drinking alcohol), deficiency of zinc and vitamin E in the body, which cannot but affect the condition of the hair.
In this case, vitamin A is recommended to take inwards in the form of drugs, for example, Accutane or other similar drugs from pharmacies. But it is important to remember: vitamin A has the property of accumulating in the body and is very toxic in high doses and dangerous with irreversible consequences.
Before using vitamin A outside, it is necessary to consult a doctor beforehand, since some scalp problems may be a contraindication to taking vitamin A, for example, various forms of seborrhea, allergies, etc.