Biotin is most often thought of as the “hair growth vitamin.” It is an essential water-soluble B vitamin. Biotin has come to be known for its role in the health and beauty of Hair, Skin and Nails. It promotes healthy hair growth and protects against dryness. It also increases the elasticity of the hair's cortex, thus preventing breakage. However, biotin also has other uses. It is involved in carbon dioxide transfer and therefore essential to the metabolism of carbohydrate and fat. Biotin can be found in beans, breads, cauliflower, egg yolks, fish, kidney, legumes, liver, meat, dairy products, nuts, oatmeal, oysters, peanut butter, poultry, and whole grains.
In addition to Biotin, there are other vitamins that can promote healthy hair growth such as Folic Acid, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamins A, C, and D, and more.
While supplements can promote faster hair growth, it is important to also properly care for hair so that it will not break. Preventing breakage is the most important step when trying to grow longer hair. Breakage can limit your hair’s maximum length, no matter how fast your hair is growing. Why? Well think of it like this, if your hair was growing one inch per month (which is really fast), but you were cutting it one inch per month, would you notice any difference in the length? The answer is no. You may notice an increase in thickness, but no change in length because you would be cutting it as fast as it is growing. Now, think about how much hair you could be possibly losing to breakage.
In order to achieve the longest hair possible you need to do the following:
- Stop Hair Breakage - by following the hair care techniques in Secrets for Faster Hair Growth, you can minimize your hair breakage and allow you hair to reach it maximum length.
- Increase Anagen (Growth) Phase- Using Hair Vitamins with MSM will naturallly lengthen your anagen phase and allow your hair to grow much longer before entering the resting and shedding phases.
- Address Any Other Problems that May Limit Growth- Using specific types of products as part of a hair care regimen can help reduce breakage and increase your hair length.