No matter how well you try to maintain your hair from outside with the help of expensive hair conditioners and hair spas, your hair inherits its shine and health from inside – from the food what you eat. Agreed? But how well are we giving our body the right vitamins and minerals it needs? Today, due to our busy lifestyles, we are opting for supplements to cater to the minimum vitamin needs of our body. But do you know there are simple natural methods through which we can balance our daily intake of these vitamins through our food? Today, I will be sharing you my top matural hair vitamins that I take daily to maintain not just my hair and skin healthy but also my overall body.
My Top Natural Hair Vitamins for thick and Healthy hair growth
These are the only natural supplements that I take to keep my hair shiny and silky all the time. See how these natural vitamins are a replcement of your conventional supplements.
Pumpkin is a wonder miracle ingredient for hair re-growth and treating baldness in men. I have talked enough about this including the researches done on how tropical application of pumpkin seed oil can bring back the growth in bald spots even in men.
I have also wrote a post on How to prepare your own hair re-growth oil using pumpkin seed oil and other essential oils. If you missed it, here it is for you.
OK..All that said, have you ever wondered why Pumpkin seeds are used to increase hair growth and hair thickness naturally?
Flaxseeds are the richest vegetable source of omega-3 fatty acids called ALA (Alpha-linolenic acid). Flaxseeds are a good source of B vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, manganese, copper and selenium —all of them provide nourishment to the hair follicles and encourage stronger and healthier new growth.
These essential fats moisturise the scalp skin from within and help reduce dryness and flakiness. Thus, it can improve the symptoms of dandruff, eczema and acne. The omega-3 fats benefit the hair by making it stronger, shinier and more flexible- so you will have less breakage.
Flaxseeds contain lignans which protect hair from thinning. Lignans are fiber-like compounds which acts as strong antioxidants. They help protect hair cells from the normal aging process that thins the hair. Besides lignans help decrease hair loss due to menopause and hormonal imbalances. This is because of estrogenic properties that lignans have.
Zinc in sunflower seeds is the main activant for hair growth. Zinc contained in sunflower seed promotes hair growth. Vitamin E is found in abudant in sunflower seeds. Vitamin E also stimulates hair growth by increasing blood circulation to the scalp. It should also be consumed in moderation as too much of it can cause hair loss.
Watermelon seeds are rich in magnesium. Magnesium plays a role in preventing hair breakage – consequently promoting hair growth. Low levels of magnesium, as per certain studies, could accelerate hair loss. It is important to note that your hair goes through changes every seven years – and consuming adequate magnesium is one of the ways to preserve your tresses.
If you are vegan, Chia seeds are a great is on of the best option for you to get protein to your body. So you’re not only ingesting fiber with chia seeds, but you are ingesting their protein, which helps thicken your hair. Chia seeds are a great source of zinc as well, which plays a crucial role in the generation of new hair cells. It also maintains the oil levels in your scalp, reducing skin inflammation as well as keeping your hair healthy and full of life
How and when I take these Natural Hair Vitamins
I myself am an working woman. I go to a 9-5 job 5 days a week. So, apart from running and juggling in my daily routines and work, It is indeed tough to take care of my health and keeping track of having these natural hair vitamins.
So, I made a small change in the way I use to take these supplements before. Earlier, I used to take Pumpkin seeds, Sunflower seeds, watermelon seeds and flax seeds in raw form. I hated that and its because of flax seeds. Flax seeds doesn’t taste that good in raw form. You will know if you have ever tasted it.
But then, I just don’t want to put flax seeds aside just because they taste awful. In fact after pumpkin seeds, flax seeds are the second most important hair vitamin that helps to keep your hair healthy and thick naturally.
So, I found a better alternative to include flax seeds in my daily diet (actually not me, but my mother
My mom made small laddoos out of sesame seeds and Flax seeds powder with little jaggery powder in it. I can have this anytime in my day.
The mixture of sesame seeds and flax seeds is not only good for your hair, but also for your overall health. It purifies blood and keeps your skin clear and shiny.
I will ask my mom the recipe and share with your guys, if you are interested. Let me know in the comment below if you want me to share the recipe.
And Now, coming to the other natural hair vitamins part, I carry a small cute box as shown here to carry a spoon full each of pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and watermelon seeds. I have these seeds in the time of my morning tea break.
I love this box because this is so cute and easy to carry anywhere. It’s in the shape of a small heart. Did you see that?
Now left is Chia seeds. Chia seeds are easy to be included in daily diet. I just add a spoon full of chai seeds into a glass of water and let it soak overnight.
I then squeeze half a lemon in to that water in the morning before having it. I do not have chai seeds as often as I have the other seeds. May be 2-3 times a week. Not more than that.
So, this is how I take my natural hair vitamins to keeps my hair thick, long and healthy. I hope this inspires you to take a step forward to include these natural seeds in your daily diet and ditch those conventional and artificial supplements. Let food be your supplements, not supplements be your food.
I will link below from where I bought these seeds. So that if you are interested, you can directly get from here with no further time waste.