What are good vitamins to take for hair and skin for african american female age 20?

Healthy Diet. Increasingly, we are discovering that if you have a healthy diet, and you aren't ill, there really isn't any measurable need for vitamin supplementation. Keeping your skin moisturized and protected from the sun is a good idea. Vitamin e, iron supplements for women, and biotin are all said to be helpful, but not needed if you have a healthy diet.

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I am 4 months postpartum and my hair is coming out by the handfuls! What should I do?!?! I am an african american female age 22 and I breastfeed. I have tried taking 2 prenatal vitamins instead of just one at night, fish oil supplements, drinking more wat

You . You may have telogen effluvium, a condition where your hair falls out in clumps post-partum (after delivery of a child). If it is telogen effluvium, the hair will come back, as you are losing hairs that are in the telogen- or resting phase. Only time can treat telogen effluvium. Nevertheless, you should seek out a specialist for a proper evaluation- i would suggest a dermatologist. Congratulations on your delivery! Read more...

Are there any vitamins I can take to strengthen my hair being that I am african american?

Sort of. Biotin, which is sort of a vitamin, is essential to hair growth and strength; about 5000 units/day may help to strengthen your hair. Iron is also an essential component of hair growth, so if you have low iron stores (as many people do), you may need to take an iron supplement; a doctor can draw a ferritin level, which is a measure of iron stores, and tell you if you need iron. Read more...
Vitamins for hair. If you want to grow your hair as long and thick as possible then you might want to investigate biotin, vitamin a, c and e all of which have been shown to help your hair. Read more...