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Amina
04-11-2010, 04:29 PM
Has anyone ever tried/heard of applying Vitamin E (from the capsule or the pure liquid) directly to the scalp a few times a week? I've heard about the benefits, but I would like more insight from others.

Possible Benefits:


Increased Blood Circulation to the Scalp
Relieves the scalp of dandruff, itching, and scaling
Promotes Healthy Hair Growth

Vermelha
04-11-2010, 05:12 PM
Well, since there are so many products (shampoos, conditioners, leave-ins and oils) that already have vitamin E in it, I don't know if there really is a need to actually apply it topically, considering it is advised to use small concentrations of vitamin E sparingly. I don't know why, since vitamin E is really good for the body, inside and out.

I get enough in my diet and it's in every product I use already. But I think vitamin E is beneficial.

denalove
04-11-2010, 06:28 PM
Vitamin E is the super scalp and skin vitamin...
I know it works wonders for my skin, so I would imagine what it'll do for the scalp too!

jusstoya
04-11-2010, 07:34 PM
I've never tried it, but i do have some vitamin E capsules laying around hmmm <):)

mskyra
04-11-2010, 07:51 PM
Vitamin E is very good for the skin. My sister has used the oil tablets for years on her face with great results. Not sure about your scalp/hair though..

leentora
04-11-2010, 07:57 PM
I use vitamin E oil on my stomach when I was pregnant as I was told it is good for skin, after I gave birth I was shock to see I had no stretch marks. So I know it is great for skin and also good for getting rid of scares etc

It is amongst the list in some haircare products and skin lotions so it must be good.

Note it is very thick though almost as thick as castor oil or it could be the I.U of the one I have.

Amina
04-11-2010, 09:30 PM
Thanks for the input ladies...I think it's worth a try. Bump!

SHIRO
04-12-2010, 12:45 AM
I add a few Vit E capsules to my oil infusions to prevent rancidity and reap on the other benefits as well, but am now adding much less after reading somewhere,cant remember the website,that too much Vit E is not advisable for hair.So just like Vit A,it should be used sparingly.

PrincessRN
04-15-2010, 05:54 PM
I don't know what vitamin E does for the hair, but it is amazing for the skin. When used consistently it is excellent at fading scars.

naomimaxine927
04-15-2010, 09:10 PM
My mom use to buy the Vitamin E pill thingy's and break them open and put the Vitamin E on my bald spots. Didn't work, they were still bald lol. This was when I was really little though, probably 6 or 7.

Brownelle
04-15-2010, 09:52 PM
My mom use to buy the Vitamin E pill thingy's and break them open and put the Vitamin E on my bald spots. Didn't work, they were still bald lol. This was when I was really little though, probably 6 or 7.

Has the cayenne pepper treatment helped in filling your edges completely, though?

Dividir
04-16-2010, 06:02 AM
Wheat germ oil has a lot of Vit E in it (if I am not mistaken)

evanny
04-16-2010, 08:26 AM
I added vitamin E to my oil mixture that I used to use and I felt that it helped my hair and scalp a great deal. But that was also back when my hair was horribly damaged.

Brownelle
04-16-2010, 08:52 AM
Wheat germ oil has a lot of Vit E in it (if I am not mistaken)

I read about a homemade shampoo made of coconut milk, wheat germ oil and aloe vera gel to promote hair growth.

naomimaxine927
04-16-2010, 09:41 AM
Has the cayenne pepper treatment helped in filling your edges completely, though?


It has helped my edges come in, because I didn't have any before! Lol, but I'm still working on getting my bald patches to grow in. They have hair now, it' just has to thicken. Check out my challenge, and try it out, join of you like! http://forum.blackhairplanet.com/f113/cayenne-pepper-challenge-6279/index23.html

someil
04-23-2010, 01:32 AM
Vitamins, proteins and minerals are the general nutrients that are required for healthy hair. These nutrients are present in the food we take. Lack of these nutrients causes several problems like hair loss, thinning of hair, shedding, brittleness, premature graying, dandruff, and so on. Hence, vitamins are very important in order to have healthy hair.

The main vitamins that influences the health of hair are; vitamin A (produces healthy sebum in the scalp), vitamin C (antioxidant), vitamin E (improves scalp circulation), Biotin (produces Keratin), Inositol (keeps hair follicles healthy), Niacin (promotes scalp circulation) and pantothenic acid, Para-Aminobenzoic Acid, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 that prevent graying and hair loss. Of these, vitamin E is found to have a significant influence on the health of not just hair but also skin and fingernails.

Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant that aids effective circulation in the scalp due to increased oxygen uptake in blood. It aids in supplying oxygen to the blood and thus retards cellular aging. Its anti-oxidating property also helps it to alleviate fatigue, strengthen capillary walls and bring nourishment to cells. It also prevents and dissolves clots in the blood. Vitamin E is used to prevent sterility and also other diseases like muscular dystrophy.

Vitamin E is found in the following food sources: cold pressed vegetable oils, soybeans, wheat germ oil, broccoli, grains, spinach, dried beans, nuts, ready to eat cereals, raw seeds, eggs and green leafy vegetables. A daily dose of 10 milligram of vitamin E is generally recommended for adult males and 8 milligram for adult females. Another source of vitamin E is artificial vitamin supplements available in the form of tablets or capsules. However, vitamin E is found to have some side effects like high blood pressure and reduction in blood clotting. Hence, it should be consumed only after consultation with a specialist.

lindathomas
04-24-2010, 12:56 AM
nice idea. I never knew this before

belldandy
04-28-2010, 09:03 PM
i used vitamin e oil on my hair and scalp for a couple of months and i saw progress. it is good to mix with other oils, imho.

LilMissRed
04-29-2010, 06:30 AM
I love vit E... Ive used it on my scalp, but not consistently unfort... I used it on my tummy during pregnancy and I'm currently applying it to my nails.. I read on another board that it helps make ur nails hard and white.. so I've been popping open a capsule and applying to my hands and feet before bed

angel_hair
04-29-2010, 07:35 AM
I read some where that it was good for hair. Never knew about the nails. GOOD STUFF LADIES!!!

belldandy
04-29-2010, 04:46 PM
Vitamine e is just good all around!

Amina
04-29-2010, 05:02 PM
Yea it is. Just don't take it internally in supplement form...you should get enough from foods.

belldandy
04-29-2010, 10:59 PM
Yea it is. Just don't take it internally in supplement form...you should get enough from foods.

Yeah you're right. Topically I luv it. If you take too much internally you can do a lot of damage...such as interfere with blood clotting....:scared:

Eve469
05-04-2010, 02:03 PM
I use Vitamin E on the heels of my feet and the dry skin is gone.

PurplePeony
01-29-2012, 02:51 AM
oiive oil contains vit e . wouldn`t it be just as good. Most bottle vit e contains soy bean oil or olive oil anyway.