Hair plays an important role in people’s physical appearance and sometimes hair loss is due to a vitamin deficiency too. Poor nutrition, including vitamin deficiencies, is a major factor of hair loss. If you’ve noticed your hair starting to thin, become weaker, or split apart towards the end, there’s a chance it could be due to insufficient vitamin and nutrition.

Here are the best vitamins for improving your hair’s growth, thickness, color, shine and other factors that have a noticeable impact on the way you look.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is one of the most important vitamins for hair health. It plays a major role in repairing damage to your hair. Vitamin A is an antioxidant micronutrient, also known as retinol. It helps to keep your scalp moist and irritation-free by promoting the production of scalp oil. Consume the right amount and you could see a noticeable increase in the speed at which your hair grows.

Vitamin B

Vitamin B plays a major role in promoting the growth of healthy hair. Also, vitamin B has the ability to prevent hair loss, biotin seems to have an active role in growing thicker, healthier hair.  The best food sources of biotin include peanut butter, salmon, eggs, avocados and mushrooms.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a naturally occurring nutrient that is in certain foods. People can also find it in supplements and other products. Vitamin E can reduce cell damage and improve hair growth.  When you apply vitamin E to your scalp, it helps reduce inflammation and repair damage to the follicles, and healthy follicles encourage hair growth. Avocados are one of the richest and yummiest natural foods on the planet that contains vitamin E.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin, meaning that your body does not store it. Vitamin C is needed to make collagen and can help prevent hair from aging. Vitamin C fights oxidative stress that contributes and this improves the ability of the hair to accept moisture, which makes it softer and suppler and more resistant to tangling and breakage. Vitamin C is found in a variety of food products such as cauliflower, turnip greens, mango, strawberries, green peppers, spinach, blueberries, tomatoes, papaya, oranges, kiwi and pineapples.

Vitamin D

It’s a fat-soluble vitamin that is generated from exposure to UV-B light, although it can also be obtained in certain foods in your diet and through supplements if necessary. Vitamin D is thought to play a role in hair production. You can increase vitamin D levels through sun exposure or by eating certain foods. Natural ways to get more vitamin D include in fish, such as salmon or swordfish, mushrooms, grains, fortified orange juice, and low-fat fortified milk.