Many women often think about their hair. They style it, color it and do their best to keep it healthy. Few women consider they will one day lose it. The unfortunate truth is hair loss, even for women, is common. While there are a number of causes, some of which are unavoidable, there is good news. Hair loss does not have to be permanent. There are effective hair restoration techniques, such as oral biotin, which restore your hair safely and effectively.
What Causes Hair Loss?
There are many causes of hair loss, many of them systemic. If your hair is falling out from the roots, chances are there's a problem in your body or lifestyle. For example, significant stress can cause hair loss. This includes emotional stress and stress caused by restrictive diets. Your hair requires adequate nutrients to grow. You need carbohydrates to produce the hormones responsible for hair growth. And for hair to grow strong and thick, you need protein, vitamins and nutrients like iron.
Does Biotin Help With Hair Loss?
For years, dermatologists have prescribed biotin, or vitamin H, for hair loss. The best biotin supplementation is a mega-B vitamin combo, including:
- 3 mg biotin
- 30 mg zinc
- 200 mg vitamin C
- <1 mg folic acid
You can either take a supplement with all these vitamins and nutrients or you can take them separately. The effect will be the same. If you experience gastrointestinal distress when taking zinc, a supplement of biotin is still effective.
If you don't like taking supplements, you can increase your daily biotin intake through food. Since heat reduces the efficacy of biotin, it's important to include some raw or minimally-processed sources in your diet. Here are some great sources of biotin that can easily be incorporated into your meal plan:
- Egg yolk
- Organ meats, like kidney and liver
- Nuts, like walnuts, peanuts and almonds
- Legumes, like soybeans
- Whole grains
It can take up to 90 days to see the effects of increasing your daily biotin intake. Studies show that increasing your daily consumption increases your hair's growing phase. This essential nutrient also leaves your hair lustrous.
For the best results, increase your consumption consistently. The longer you consume a higher dose regularly, the longer and shinier your hair will be.
How Else Can Biotin be Used for Hair Loss?
Biotin doesn't have to be taken orally to benefit your hair. In fact, there are plenty of alternative hair restoration methods using biotin. Among other hair products containing biotin, conditioner, hair oils and shampoo can all thicken hair, add shine and increase fullness. As with supplements, you get better results the longer and more consistently you use these products.
Schedule Your Free Consultation Today
The first step in restoring your luscious locks is to contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation. When you come into Mane Image for a consultation with one of our friendly, professional stylists, you'll learn of several hair replacement options and discover which treatment method is best for you. We can’t wait to meet you!