When you are experiencing hair loss or thinning hair, you want to do everything you can to give your hair its best chance to grow. This could include products, treatments, laser therapy, hair pieces and vitamins. Vitamins supplement the nutrients needed in the body and can help create that optimal environment for hair growth.

Many vitamins have been linked to hair growth. Most notably, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Niacin, Folic Acid, Biotin and Zinc. This “ABCs” of vitamins might seem a bit overwhelming, so look for a multivitamin formula for “hair and nails.” Another good source is prenatal vitamins – even if you’re not pregnant. Many women have reported that their hair never felt so thick and manageable as when they were pregnant and taking prenatal vitamins.

At Allusions, we carry the popular Hair Gain vitamin product. Specially formulated for thinning hair, these feature a natural DHT inhibitor complex that aids in reducing the formation of DHT (dihydrotestosterone) – the primary cause of hair loss in men and somewomen. By reducing DHT production it is thought that healthy hair growth can resume resulting in fuller, thicker hair and less thinning hair.

Vitamins are great for hair, but also for your overall health. While vitamins can be healthy and good for you, please consult your physician before beginning a vitamin regimen. Be sure to also pay attention to your overall diet for maximum health.

Studies have also shown that deficiencies of certain vitamins can contribute to thinning hair. Vitamin D and iron deficiencies have been specifically linked to hair loss. Bringing the body into balance can help right the ship and ensure your body – and your hair – is healthy and vital.

What vitamins do you take? What works for you?