What Vitamins Are Good for Hair?

Vitabiotics | Published: 13/06/2024

What Vitamins Are Good for Hair? What Vitamins Are Good for Hair?

There are several different hair vitamins and minerals which can help support and maintain healthy hair. Whilst hair vitamins do play an important role in hair health, other factors can also affect our hair, from how we care for our hair in terms of washing and styling but also our hydration levels and even stress levels.

Here, we delve a little deeper into the world of hair vitamins and minerals, and share the supplements that can help safeguard our intake of these nutrients.

Good Vitamins For Hair

Ensuring you have the right vitamins and minerals in your diet through food or, if needed via supplementation, can help to support healthy hair. Hair is an important part of our identity, and to ensure it remains in the best possible condition, we need to take care of it and ensure it’s given the nutrients it needs to thrive.

Biotin is a vitamin which supports normal hair, alongside selenium and zinc. Copper supports normal hair pigmentation.

Biotin For Hair

Biotin, also known as vitamin H or vitamin B7, is best known for helping to support normal hair and skin. In addition to supporting normal hair and skin, biotin also contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system, to normal psychological function, and to normal energy release. Because biotin is a water soluble vitamin, which means our body cannot store it, we must ensure we get enough biotin through our diet or by taking a biotin supplement every day to help maintain our hair health.

Nutrition And Minerals For Hair

Selenium For Hair

Selenium is an important trace mineral for both men and women. Although we only require it in small amounts, it plays a crucial role in a wide range of processes in the body. Selenium supports normal hair and nails. If you are looking to support your hair, you should ensure that you are getting enough selenium from foods, such as brazil nuts, meat, fish, cottage cheese and eggs. Alternatively a selenium supplement can help to round out any gaps in your diet. If you’d like to find out more about the benefits of selenium, you can read our blog on the Benefits of Selenium for Women & Men.

Zinc For Hair

Zinc is another powerhouse nutrient that should be on your list to support your hair, but the benefits of zinc don’t just stop with hair: it also supports normal skin and nails, as well as normal fertility and reproduction. Zinc also contributes to the normal metabolism of vitamin A, which supports normal skin. Try to include a range of zinc-rich foods, such as meat, shellfish, nuts, and seeds, in your diet to maintain healthy hair. If your diet doesn’t include a lot of these, then a zinc supplement can be a useful addition to your routine.

Copper for Hair

Copper is another trace mineral that should be on your list for supporting your hair, as it contributes to normal hair pigmentation (colour).

To help ensure you’re getting enough copper for hair health, enjoy foods that contain copper such as dark chocolate (in moderation!), shellfish, wholegrains and leafy greens.

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Our Best Hair Supplements

Whilst it is possible to obtain the hair vitamins and minerals listed above from your diet, a specialised hair supplement can help to provide a comprehensive range of all of these nutrients.

Perfectil Hair contains 28 micronutrients, optimised to give your hair extra support, including biotin, zinc, selenium and copper. If you’d rather take a gummy supplement, Perfectil Hair

Crush Gummies are an easy and delicious way to ensure your hair is given great nutritional support. Each berry flavoured gummy contains 21 nutrients including biotin, selenium, zinc and copper. Plus, these dummies contain Amino acids, Grape Seed Extract, Horsetail Powder Extract and Co-Enzyme Q10.

Perfectil Platinum Collagen Hair Drink is precision optimised to support your hair with 7000mg Peptan Marine Collagen Peptides, plus copper, zinc, selenium and biotin. Also contains Keratin and Inositol.

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Our range of collagen supplements includes collagen drinks and tablets, with micronutrients to support your health goals. Our Perfectil Platinum Collagen Hair Drink comes with 7000mg of Peptan marine collagen peptides and each drink comes includes keratin and inositol, plus zinc, which helps to maintain normal hair.

Hairfollic Her Advanced is our most comprehensive nutritional support, specifically formulated for women’s hair. It also doubles up as a comprehensive multivitamin for all-round health and wellbeing.

This dual pack provides a full spectrum of vitamins and minerals, including selenium and zinc which contributes to normal hair, plus including scientifically researched Beaulixir capsules . with natural phytonutrients: Borage, Saw Palmetto, Wheatgerm oil and Linseed oil.

For men, Hairfollic Him Advanced provides 36 nutrients in a dual pack, which contains Tricologic tablets and Beaulixir capsules. Research has even found that the Beaulixir formula may help support the visible appearance of hair[1].

This supplement also provides a balanced combination of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients including copper which contributes to normal hair pigmentation, and biotin, selenium and zinc plus amino acids, lignans and grape seed extract.

Enjoying a diet rich in hair-supporting vitamins and minerals can help to maintain healthy hair, however a supplement could safeguard your intake of these vitamins and minerals. Vitabiotics has a comprehensive range of hair, skin and nail vitamins to help support hair health.

[1] Zanzottera F, Nobile V, Bizzaro B, Michelotti A (2017) Efficacy of a Nutritional Supplement, Standardized in Fatty Acids and Phytosterols, on Hair Loss and Hair Health in both Women and Men. J Cosmo Trichol 3:121. doi: 10.4172/2471-9323.1000121. Non-comparative, open label pilot study was conducted from January 2016 to October 2016 in Italy. The aim was to evaluate the efficacy of Beaulixir complex, taken as two 300mg soft gel capsules per day. Study performed on 30 volunteers (25 male, 15 female) who were suffering from hair loss or hair quality conditions. After a 6-month course with the nutritional complex, evaluation of hair loss and hair health parameters were performed by trichoscopy, global photograph review and subject’s assessment.

Meet the Author

lucy gornall

lucy gornall


lucy gornall


Lucy is an award winning freelance health, fitness and wellbeing journalist and copywriter. She is also a personal trainer, teaching at London based studios. With 10 years of journalistic experience under her belt, Lucy was formerly a health editor across various women’s magazines and also editor for a national women’s glossy title. She now writes for various publications whilst also working on various branded content

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