5 Benefits of Vitamin C for Your Hair: How to Get Shiny, Healthy Hair
Updated: Oct 11, 2022
Nothing is as glorious as a mane of healthy, glossy hair.
Of course, many of us aren’t blessed with great genes and need to use a combination of diet, exercise, and hair products to ensure a luxurious mop of hair.
But don’t worry, we will tell you why you don’t actually need to spend a fortune on hair care. In this article, we will explore how and why Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is good for your hair. Yes, there's a reason why Vitamin C showers are popular!
Primarily found in citrus fruits and vegetables — such as lemons, oranges, strawberries, tomatoes, and broccoli — Vitamin C is beneficial for hair when consumed as a part of a balanced diet and applied to the head directly.
Let’s find out more about this wondrous vitamin that you can incorporate into your daily hair care routine.
What are the Benefits of Vitamin C? See for Yourself!
As mentioned previously, whether applied topically or consumed through foods and supplements, Vitamin C offers many, many benefits for hair. Here are some of them:
1. Vitamin C strengthens hair follicles and strands
Vitamin C is a free radical scavenging antioxidant that permeates the epidermal tissue and promotes the growth of a highly important protein called collagen, found in skin, cartilage, and bones.
Thus, by taking care of the skin on your scalp, Vitamin C strengthens hair follicles and strands and prevents split ends and breakage.
Additionally, Vitamin C helps in the absorption of iron, which in turn improves blood circulation and oxygen supply to hair follicles.
2. Vitamin C cleanses the scalp and fights dandruff
Vitamin C is a highly effective cleanser and exfoliator that gets rid of the mineral buildup, debris, and dirt that accumulates on the scalp.
Plus, Vitamin C also combats the bacteria and dandruff that might be hindering your hair growth and causing itchiness. Essentially, it does away with the free radicals that block the scalp’s pores, foster dandruff, and inhibit hair growth.
It’s no surprise then that the use of lemons — which are rich in Vitamin C — to ward off dandruff is popular across cultures! By cleansing the scalp, Vitamin C also makes sure that your hair absorbs moisture more freely and becomes stronger.
3. Vitamin C combats hair dryness
Vitamin C is known to aid the production of natural oils, which in turn combat dry skin and hair. A Vitamin C deficiency actually causes hair to become dry, so it’s best if you regularly eat those citrus fruits and incorporate them into your hair care regimen!
Plus, as mentioned before, ascorbic acid helps the hair accept and retain moisture, keeping dryness, split ends, and breakage at bay.
4. Vitamin C seems to promote hair growth and prevent hair loss
We’ve already explored how Vitamin C aids the production of collagen on the level of the epidermal tissue. We also know that it helps cells heal and protects them from free radicals.
Thus, experts believe that Vitamin C promotes hair growth (by strengthening the hair follicles) and prevents hair loss (by protecting the scalp and hair roots). Moreover, ascorbic acid does help the body absorb iron better, a lack of which is known to cause hair loss.
By the way, did you know that your shower head can cause hair loss? That's right, a shower head that's rusted, mouldy, or unable to filter and soften water might be the reason why your scalp is acting up and causing hair to fall.
5. Vitamin C prevents hair from ageing
Being a free radical scavenger, Vitamin C delays signs of ageing in skin and hair; its antioxidant properties ensure that the scalp is protected from oxidative stress. Plus, it also helps in healing damaged skin and, as mentioned before, promotes the production of collagen.
Some studies thus claim that Vitamin C can prevent hair from ageing and greying. Moreover, an ascorbic acid deficiency in the body can cause premature greying, so it’s no surprise that experts recommend including Vitamin C in your diet and hair care routine.
StoneStream — Bringing You the Power of Vitamin C
At this point, we know that Vitamin C is one of the most important nutrients for the body. It helps to boost immunity, fight off infection, and promote healing. Plus, it’s fantastic for your hair.
And now, you can get the power of natural Vitamin C in the palm of your hand!
That’s right, StoneStream has innovative shower heads with a unique and replaceable Vitamin C cartridge that can filter impurities from running water whilst providing you with the benefits of aromatherapy.
StoneStream’s ionic Vitamin C filter rejuvenates and nourishes hair and skin, making them supple, healthy, and shiny. It also turns hard water into soft water, which is much better for hair care!
Moreover, not only does it maintain the pH level of hair and skin, but the Vitamin C shower head also gently envelops you in a citrusy aroma and provides a spa-like experience every time you hop in for a shower.
You’ve already read about how Vitamin C is excellent for hair, so don’t hesitate to embrace this vitamin’s power in your shower! Do your hair a favour and opt for an eco-friendly StoneStream shower head that will benefit not only you but also the planet.
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