Biotin (vitamin B7) has come to be known for its role in the health and beauty of hair, skin and nails. Since biotin is naturally occurring it can be found in beans, breads, cauliflower, egg yolks, fish, kidney, legumes, liver, meat, dairy products, nuts, oatmeal, oysters, peanut butter, poultry, and whole grains. This water-soluble B vitamin is essential for healthy hair growth and also protects against dryness. In addition to growth, biotin for hair has many benefits including the ability to increase the elasticity of the hair’s cortex, thus preventing breakage.
In addition to Biotin, there are other vitamins that can promote healthy hair growth including Folic Acid, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamins A, C, and D.
While supplements can assist in the hair growth process, it is important to also properly care for hair so that it will not break. Preventing breakage is the most important step when trying to grow healthier hair. Breakage can limit your hair’s maximum length, no matter how fast your hair is growing. Why? Well think of it like this, if your hair was growing one inch per month (which is really fast), but you were cutting it one inch per month, would you notice any difference in the length? The answer is no. You may notice an increase in thickness, but no change in length because you would be cutting it as fast as it is growing. Now, think about the increase in your hair growth if you could eliminate breakage. Proper care for your hair and ensuring that you have a nutritionally sound diet are essential elements to having hair that grows long and healthy.