Vitamin C Powder
Vitamin C is one of the most effective nutrients to help grow and strengthen hair, Loving says. “Vitamin C helps build collagen, which is highly important for hair growth, but maintaining the strength of hair is just as crucial,” Loving says. “Vitamin C plays a necessary role in absorbing iron,
Benefits for hair
As with many acids, vitamin C — ascorbic acid — can act as a mild clarifying agent in shampoo and can be effective in helping remove mineral buildup accumulated on the surface of the hair. This improves the ability of the hair to accept moisture, which makes it more soft and supple and more resistant to tangling and breakage.
Also, the lower pH of acidic shampoos smoothes and tightens the cuticle surface, rendering the hair more-evenly reflective and shinier.
The presence of multiple hydroxyl groups (oxygen-hydrogen, -OH) makes ascorbic acid extremely hygroscopic, meaning it attracts and binds water to itself. For this reason, vitamin C can act as a humectant and effective moisturizer in hair products when used in conditioners, leave-in conditioners and styling products.
They also can react with both natural melanin and synthetic dye molecules resident in the cortex of the hair strands and bleach color from hair, while simultaneously causing physical damage to it. For this reason, free radical scavengers such as vitamin C can be quite useful in color retention and maintaining the health and integrity of hair. Ascorbic acid is water soluble, and is thus not a concern for buildup or accumulation on the surface of hair, even when non-mainstream cleansing methods are employed (low-poo, no-poo).
Oftentimes, vitamin C is used as a preservative or pH adjuster in hair care products and has no significant impact at all on final properties of the product. If it appears as one of the last few ingredients, below what is known as the one-percent line, you can be assured that this is the case.
Servings Per Container: Varies
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value*|
|Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) 1000mg||1667%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value Not Established
‡ These supplement facts may vary from the product you receive. Please call for exact numbers.
Other Ingredients: None
Free of: Corn, Soy, Dairy, Yeast, Gluten & Additives
Directions: As a dietary supplement, take 1000 mg (3/16 tsp) daily, or as directed by a physician. Accurate gram weight scale recommended.
Warning: If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medications or have any medical condition consult your physician before use. DO NOT FREEZE. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dark & dry place.