Some say beauty is only skin deep (or in the case of the hair, scalp deep). But I say, beauty is what you see on the outside when you take care of what’s beneath the skin… and the scalp. And it seems I’m not the only one who thinks so.
“What we put inside our bodies is just as important as what we do on the outside,” Eric McLemore, President of Bosley Professional Strength, says. Perhaps that’s why Bosley just released the first-ever hair supplement to be exclusively sold in salons? I think so!
It’s called the Healthy Hair Vitality Supplement, and it comes in two formulas – one specialized for each gender. Men, expect your hair to be revitalized in thinning and receding areas by these tablets’ key ingredients – including palmetto, iodine, vitamin E and B6. Not only may Healthy Hair nourish your hair follicles and improve blood circulation to your scalp; it also may lower DHT levels that contribute to hair loss. Just think of it as Muscle Milk for your hair.
The supplement works in a slightly different way for females, promoting shiny and fuller-looking tresses, and healthier skin and stronger nails to boot. How? It’s a combo of copper, riboflavin, cysteine and – wait for it – horsetail extract. You know the saying “strong as a horse…? Available at professional beauty and barber shops nationwide for $34.95/60 tablets. Search for one here.
Another great option for the pill popper is biotin. Your body already naturally produces the stuff, and uses it to build muscles, bones and tissues like hair, nails and skin. Specific to our interest here in Beauty Stat’s hair section, biotin works to prevent hair dryness and breakage, and may even fight hair loss. But be careful of expecting too much too soon, cautions Christian Roche of Rage Salon in Campbell, CA. “[Biotin] is something you have to be on for an extended period of time to start seeing results […] There is no downside to taking a supplement or using a product with biotin. It’s just that some people don’t have [results] as quickly as they’d liked.”
But what if I happened to mention biotin will help you metabolize carbohydrates and fat, regardless of how much it helps your hair? You wouldn’t happen to be upset, that’s what. For purchase, visit your local pharmacy, or stock up on extra nuts, whole grains and dairy products.
No discussion of hair growth helpers would be complete without mentioning Perfectil, the UK’s best-selling supplement for hair, skin and nails. Meant to be taken with your main meal of the day, Perfectil supports the building blocks of your tresses (and nails and skin) with essential bio-active micronutrients. You’ll be healthy inside and out, especially because these tablets double as a daily multi-vitamin. Available for purchase here.
Do you prefer to drink yourself gorgeous? Well, it’s definitely a good option. No, I’m not saying hair health comes from your evening glass of red, or those Cosmos you order every Saturday. Alas…
What I do mean is Noah’s Naturals’ Anti-Aging Beauty Elixir is the perfect way to mane-tain more than the status quo. Sure, the product promises to nourish and hydrate your skin, but what these marketers forget to mention that everything inside this beauty concoction will also give your hair a complete glow-over. Let me put it this way: it’s chock full of collagen, antioxidant-packed superfruits and powerful phytonutrients… but it’s only 30 calories. Who needs more convincing than that? Available at select food, drug and mass retailers nationwide for $29.99 for a month’s supply.
Speaking of phytonutrients… as we all know, there is no underestimating the value of a healthy, well-balanced diet, especially one that is packed with phytonutrient-rich foods. These chemical compounds occur naturally in many kinds of plants – fruits, veggies, nuts, whole grains, legumes and even teas. And they’ll give you healthy hair that bounces and shines and grows like you’ve never seen before. View a full list of phytonutrient-rich foods here.
So weigh your options and choose wisely… and let us know what you pick!
– By Caitlin Garthoffner
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