Vitamin C to the Hairfall rescue.

If you think about it, hairfall has done a better job of delivering us with consistent jump scares than most horror movies. Leave it to hairfall to add some high-quality dread to simple activities such as combing your hair or using a hair band. So, now it’s time to roll the credits on this haunting reality and give your strands a strong, healthy, and lustrous happily ever after.

So, first things first, elect Vitamin C into your hair care routine .

It is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect the body's cells from damage caused by unstable molecules such as free radicals. It is the lead singer in the band who is involved in boosting the growth, development, and repair of body tissues. Your body calls for Vitamin C when it wants to absorb iron, heal wounds, and maintain your cartilage, bones, and teeth.

While Vitamin C doesn’t directly take part in the war against hair loss, its rich nutritional value, immune-boosting properties, and professional cleansing agents provide the support your dear strands need to fight the onslaught of hairfall.

Here, we have packed up some info on all the benefits that Vitamin C can unpack for your hair:

1) Take a break from hair breakage.

Say hello to collagen, a fibrous protein that fortifies your hair by providing healthy building blocks that strengthen the hair structure. Vitamin C helps your hair by putting the production of collagen on double shift. Collagen has nothing but unconditional love for your hair follicles, as it boosts hair growth by supplementing your hair with amino acids and proteins. More collagen means a greater supply of replenishable cells that will personally ensure that your hair grows on a healthy scalp. What more could you ask for?

2) Your scalp’s sworn shield:

Think of free radicals as rebels without a cause, and the only thing they want to cause is damage. They are highly reactive molecules that are unstable. They cause oxidative stress, which will damage the integral structure of your hair and make it brittle and damaged. But don’t be in a hurry to worry, as antioxidant properties are one of Vitamin C’s key benefits for your hair. Their unparallel defence neutralizes the free radicals, thereby showing oxidative stress the door and contributing to healthier and stronger hair.

3) Seals the deal with moisture:

It’s simple, seal the moisture in your scalp and win the game. Vitamin C beats hair loss by 1-nil, with the abundance of multiple hydroxyl groups that lock the moisture in your hair and throw away the key. The richness of moisture rekindles the shine in your hair, makes them lustrous, and improves their flexibility to combat hair breakage and damage.

4) Plays it rough with dandruff:

Ohhhh the dandruff—even if you give them the cold shoulder, they have the audacity to appear right on them. Lucky for us, Vitamin C eradicates dandruff with its acidic properties that combat the bacteria buildup in your scalp. Plus, the antiviral properties of Vitamin C give you a much-needed vacation from scratching your dry and itchy scalp.

How to get Vitamin C to sign up for your hair care routine

1) Date the Diet

Things would have been easier if the human body could produce Vitamin C on its own, but what’s the fun in that? However, with some changes in your diet plans, Vitamin C will go from playing ‘hard to get’ to ‘I’ll be there for you’. Take a screenshot of this list:

A) Fruits: Oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruits, tangerines, pineapples, mangoes, papayas, kiwis, and tomatoes. Yes, it’s hard to accept but tomatoes are fruits too.

B) Berries: Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and cranberries. All of these are berry-berry good for you.

C) Vegetables: Spinach, mustard, broccoli and brussels sprouts, potatoes, cauliflower, and capsicums- green, red and yellow. Not just your hair, even your mom will be happy to see these on your plate.

D) Herbs: Fresh herbs like parsley, thyme, and cilantro. Did you get that bro?

2) Lemonade for your hair:

Get that lemon juice flowing and give your hair a refreshing citrus bath! Coat every strand and your scalp with it, let it work its magic for 5 minutes, and then wash it all away for that lemony freshness.

3) Hunt for Vitamin C-infused hair products:

If there’s a need, there’s a product for it. The world will never run out of shampoos, conditioners, and serums that are laced with Vitamin C as one of their key ingredients. While you’re at it, also look for other benefits these hair products can provide in terms of nourishment, moisture, nutrients, and other rich ingredients that will help your hair stand strong in the uphill battle against hairfall.

4) Hot Oil Bliss:

Treat your hair to a warm, Vitamin C-packed massage. Heat up some amla oil, add a dash of lemon juice, and let that golden blend seep into your hair and scalp. Also, don’t miss the opportunity to ask your mom to give you a relaxing oil massage.

5) Hangout with a Hair Mask:

Whip up a rejuvenating hair mask at home using ingredients packed with Vitamin C. One easy recipe involves blending pure Vitamin C powder with your preferred hair mask base, such as yogurt, coconut oil, or avocado. Apply this mask generously to your hair and scalp, let it sit for 15-20 minutes, and then wash it out completely.

Also, remember that these are just words. Their power lies in your actions, so go ahead and show hairfall who they are messing with!