Hair is a non-essential tissue as far as the rest of your body is concerned. Your body will never assign nutrients to the hair if you’re lacking anywhere else.
What is Vitamin C?
The body cannot synthesize vitamin C on its own, so it is essential for anti-oxidative processes. As well as being unable to store it. Our bodies can only obtain Vitamin C naturally by consuming our recommended daily allowance of 75mg for adult women (85-125mg if you’re pregnant) and 90mg for adult men. Since Vitamin C is an antioxidant, its antioxidant properties support the skin’s natural regeneration process.
Vitamin C is consumed to assist the body in battling free radicals. Vitamin C can help us reverse the damage from pollution and overexposure to the sun on our hair and skin by applying topical hair and skincare products containing Vitamin C.
Why Do I Need Vitamin C for Healthy Hair?
Iron is efficiently absorbed by the body when vitamin C is present. If your iron levels are low, you may experience chronic hair loss and/or thinning hair. By neutralizing free radicals, vitamin C also helps fight the damage caused by oxidative stress. Increasing collagen production in the scalp is the most obvious method for boosting hair growth (low collagen levels result in the weakening of hair follicle stem cells), however, vitamins themselves are unstable, making it next to impossible to penetrate deeply into the scalp with a topical solution. However, in combination with the powder, hair tonics allow for constant delivery of vitamin C into the scalp, resulting in fuller, thicker hair.
What’s Oxidative Stress?
A single oxygen atom with unpaired electrons is known as oxidative stress. Free radicals are responsible for these reactions. Because electrons like to pair up, free radicals (atoms with only one electron) comb the body for another electron to pair up with. For your hair to be healthy, you need Vitamin C to create collagen, a protein that plays a key role in its structure.
Proteins are the building blocks of the body; collagen is the most abundant among them. It is also beneficial for the skin and all connective tissues (muscles), as well as improving your hair. The synthesis of collagen is utterly dependent on vitamin C. Anemia can become an issue if you lack Vitamin C, and your hair can become dry, brittle, and brittle.