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Vitamin C and Your Hair

Why is Vitamin C Important?

Vitamin C is essential for a wide range of bodily functions, including wound healing, tissue support, bone health, collagen production and protection from free radical damage. In terms of your hair, Vitamin C is vital for the absorption of iron – a deficiency of which can cause chronic hair loss and hair not growing past a certain length.

Your body can neither make nor store Vitamin C on its own. Therefore, you need to consume foods or supplements containing Vitamin C on a daily basis.

Vitamin C Deficiency

Vitamin C deficiency can cause dry, brittle hair. It can also lead to iron deficiency anaemia (because iron can only be absorbed in the presence of Vitamin C), and this often results in hair shedding.

Vitamin C deficiency can be caused by the following factors:

A lack of Vitamin C in your daily diet


Alcohol abuse

Chronic illness

Eating disorders

It is preferable to obtain Vitamin C through your diet, rather than supplements. However, when hair loss and/or thinning is an issue, a combination of supplements (such as Philip Kingsley Tricho Complex) and a healthy diet is best for encouraging re-growth. Please note, when you ingest iron, you also need to have sufficient Vitamin C levels, or your body will not be able to absorb the iron.

Foods Rich in Vitamin C

Because Vitamin C is water-soluble, it is easily lost from foods through storage, over-cooking and boiling, making it important to obtain it from fresh fruits and vegetables.






Kiwi Fruit





Brussel Sprouts

Red and Green Peppers

Sweet Potatoes


Vitamin C for your hair

For an extra dose of juicy Vitamin C, try our pre-shampoo Vitamin C Jelly Detoxifying Hair & Scalp Treatment. Packed with this potent, antioxidant-rich ingredient, it cleanses, purifies and brightens dull hair, while keeping your scalp and strands protected agasint free radical damage.