It’s the season of love. Roses, chocolates and heartfelt cards fill the aisles of every store. But what if there is one relationship that has been challenging? What if those once lovely locks that you carried so proudly are letting you down? What if, you are simply starting to fall out of love with your hair?
Your hair has been your crowning glory your entire life. It’s one of the traits that identifies you, that helps boost your confidence, and has been around for as long as you can remember. However, lately you might feel like things are not quite the same. Every time you brush it, or when you lather it in the shower, clumps of it seem to fall out. It can also start feeling dull, less voluminous and quite thin. You might have tried all kinds of hair treatments, from shampoos to oils. Nothing seems to work. This has undoubtedly set off the panic siren as it feels like your hair has decided that it is just not that into you, and vice-versa.
However, there might be more to this than meets the eye. Your recent relationship status with your hair goes deeper than you might think. Your body might be lacking some essential nutrients and that is affecting the health of your hair. The cells that make up each strand need the right ingredients to keep them feeling and looking lustrous, vibrant and healthy.
Biotin, also known as vitamin B7, can be found naturally in many of the foods we eat. Grains, yeast, nuts and oats are some examples of foods that have a high level of this super-nutrient in them. Biotin is responsible for energy production as it supports certain enzymes that affect the hair, skin and nails. Therefore, when hair sheds more than usual, or when nails become brittle, these could be signs of a biotin deficiency, that needs to be supplemented in order to treat it.
We’ve all heard the expression “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. However, it does even more than that. Apples contain plenty of antioxidants like flavonoids and vitamin c that protect the body in general. Yet, they also play an important role when it comes to the health of your hair, as they in turn help the scalp promote healthy hair growth. Apples also contain procyanidin-B2, a hair growth-promoting factor, that has been shown to promote hair thickness and health.
It can be sometimes difficult to incorporate the necessary amounts of these nutrients into your diet. This is where supplementation is key. Hair Volume TM is the perfect example of a natural supplement that contains all the essential ingredients needed to support your hair health and strength.
Hence, by getting to the root of the problem and making sure your hair has what it needs to stay healthy, you can prevent it from shedding or thinning, and therefore take the first steps in rebuilding the love that you once had for your luscious locks.
By Jennifer Soueida, B.Sc.