Vitamin E capsules help with hair growth, from improving blood circulation to treating dry scalp, they help with many hair problems. They can also be easily included in haircare treatments. I use them in hair packs, hair creams, and hair. I even make vitamin E hair oil at home.
What Are Vitamin E Capsules?
Vitamin E is an essential fat-soluble vitamin that plays a very important role in our body. Its main role is as an antioxidant, free radical damage is responsible for many health conditions like heart disease, cancers, bad vision, etc so we must consume antioxidant-rich foods daily. Foods like nuts, fruits, and vegetables are rich sources of vitamin E. If you are deficient, you can consume vitamin E in capsule form too.
Vitamin E Hair Benefits:
1. To Arrest Hair Fall
Vitamin E capsules are increasingly used in hair care formulas for a good reason. It is a wonderful antioxidant that helps reduce oxidative stress. Oxidative stress has been linked to hair fall, but most of us don’t realize that it can be one of the reasons for our persistent hair fall problem. Regularly including vitamin E oil in our hair care treatments, we can help reduce oxidative stress.
2. Increases Blood Circulation
Vitamin E has been proven to increase blood circulation to the scalp. Increased blood supply to the scalp improves hair growth and prevents hair fall. This is one of the reasons that hair massage helps reduce hair fall as hair massage helps improve circulation in the scalp.
3. Healthy Scalp
Vitamin e deficiency can lead to a dry and irritated scalp. Extreme dryness of the scalp can lead to scaling and itching and when we scratch our scalp, it can get inflamed leading to hair fall. If you experience severe scalp dryness and itching, check for vitamin E deficiency and if you are deficient, increase your intake of vitamin E-rich foods.
4. Shiny Hair
Hair can look dull and lifeless if the protective outer fat layer is stripped off. When we apply vitamin e oil (combined with a base oil), it forms a protective covering and gives a healthy shine. If you are worried about your lackluster hair, I would suggest two things. The first is massaging with vitamin E-based oil, and the second is increasing the intake of vitamin E-rich natural foods like nuts, seeds, and wheatgerm.
Vitamin E Side Effects For Hair
Topical application of vitamin E rarely causes side effects to our scalp or hair. But please remember to use it with a base ingredient as it is very thick. Though rare, undiluted vitamin E might cause itching and rashes in some people. I like to use it in hair packs and hair creams.
Take vitamin E capsules only if you are deficient consuming high doses of vitamin E for long durations has been proven to cause more harm than good. Instead of consuming vitamin E capsules, try consuming vitamin E-rich foods like leafy greens, nuts, and seeds.
5 Top Ways To Use Vitamin E Capsules For Hair:
1. Vitamin E Based Scalp Cream:
I make a hair spa cream at home with vitamin E, it contains aloe vera gel, shea butter, sweet almond oil, virgin coconut oil and vitamin e. This cream treats split ends and hair breakage along with smoothening frizzy and dry hair. This cream also has a long shelf life at room temperature, you can find the recipe here.
2. Beard Growth Oil:
To make the beard growth oil, take 20 ml of virgin coconut oil, 10 ml of cold-pressed sweet almond oil in a bowl. Add in the contents of 2 vitamin E capsules. Finally, add 10 drops of peppermint essential oil and mix well. Peppermint essential oil has been proven to improve beard growth and adding vitamin E to it, makes it even more effective. If you have scanty beard growth, use this daily for a few weeks to see results.
3. Vitamin E Hot Oil Treatment:
It is a good idea to do hot oil treatment 15 days once, it improves blood circulation and helps promote hair growth. For the hot oil treatment, take any unrefined oil of your choice depending upon your scalp length in a bowl and warm it using a double boiler. Once warmed through, remove from fire and add in the contents of 2 vitamin E capsules. Mix well and massage this blend all over your scalp and hair. Dip a towel in hot water, squeeze out excess, and tie it to your head. Once the towel losses the heat, remove it and have hair wash.
4. Vitamin E Hair Serum:
For the hair serum, take a fresh aloe vera gel and wash well to remove the outer slimy green gel. Cut the thorns on both sides of the leaf, remove the inner gel, grind to a smooth liquid, and strain. To the strained liquid, add 1/2 cup of rose water, the contents of 3 vitamin E capsules and 6 drops of rosemary essential oil. This hair serum is excellent for promoting hair growth. To use, spray the serum all over the scalp. You can either hair wash an hour later or leave it on.
5. Vitamin E Hair Oil:
I make a wonderful vitamin E hair oil at home with virgin coconut oil, cold-pressed castor oil, fenugreek seeds, kalonji seeds, and vitamin E oil. This vitamin E oil will arrest hair fall immediately and promote very fast hair growth. It also conditions the hair well, treats all scalp problems, prevents premature greying of the hair and treats split ends and dry hair. This hair oil also can be made in under a minute which is amazing! You can find the recipe for it here.