The 5 Most Important Vitamins for Hair Growth

Katharine McEntee

Want longer locks? You're not alone, whether you're growing out bangs or want floor length tresses, we know just how frustrating it can be to wait for an inch of hair to grow. To speed up the hair-growth process, we reached out to dermatologist Dendy Engelman, MD, for her recommendations on the best vitamins for hair growth.

According to Engelman, "genetics as well as life changes, pregnancy, menopause, and weight loss, contribute to the interference of hair growth" as do "chemical treatments, hot tools, brushes, and other styling tools." So, if you want long, strong locks, it's essential to give your hair and body the nutrients it needs, not just a weekly conditioning mask (although it couldn't hurt). For Engelman's hair growth tips as well as vitamin recommendations for longer healthier locks, keep reading.

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