Vitamin C And Your Hair
We all know that vitamin C is good for us but did you ever consider its impact on your hair?
I think most of has heard at some point of the role vitamin C can play in skin health and guess what there’s skin on your head under all that hair!
We’ve all heard me say this a million times by now, healthy scalp leads to healthy hair…
Did I hear someone say something about a broken record?
As well as helping your skin/scalp vitamin C does also helps the hair itself. This is due to the fabulous antioxidants that the vitamin C contains.
In a super simplified version, (there is so much more to antioxidants than this but that’s for another time and perhaps a Naturopath to explain), antioxidants help to counteract free radicals which are the ones we don’t want because they can dehydrate the hair.
Taking a supplement is one option but also vitamin C is in so many foods and drinks that you probably already love and enjoy. For example Gin & tonic, (don’t forget the lemon), mojitos or strawberry daiquiris, just to name a few!
I guess like with most things in life the fresher and more varied your diet, the more vitamins and minerals you’ll get.
Vitamin C is in so many foods, citrus of course but did you know that cauliflower and brussel sprouts have plenty too?
I personally put a whole lemon from my local framers markets in my green smoothie every day, pips and all. I have heard that pips from fruit can help with menopause hot flushes and even though I’m not quite there yet, there’s no harm dosing up for a possible future right?
Pips are full of polyphenols which are fabulous for gut health anyway so get munching people!
If you’d like to book an appointment to give your hair or scalp some love. I’d be happy to talk through it’s current condition as part of your initial consultation. All the details to make a booking can be found here.