|Does your hair break more easily? Are you seeing more hair loss in your brush?
Breakage of hair is not uncommon as we get older.
Many of my female patients are concerned about the health, strength and look of their hair. And if they notice brittle strands or dull coloring, they usually cut it short to keep it manageable and somewhat healthy looking.
Some of my patients spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on special potions and lotions in search of the best hair treatments to only find themselves disappointed. Some patients sadly accept the fact that thinning hair is just a part of the aging process and give up on finding a solution.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. I know of an effective, natural way to make hair grow stronger and healthier. It will bring out the natural beauty of your hair without hours of styling or spending hundreds of dollars on expensive hair products.
This natural hair treatment is called “biotin”.
Biotin (also known as vitamin B7 or vitamin H) has been used traditionally to promote healthy hair, strength and manageability by increasing hair elasticity and by thickening hair strands (and the cuticles of your nails).
Biotin is found in low concentrations in the brain, liver and muscle tissue in your body. It also helps promote healthy blood cells, nerve tissue and skin. This vitamin is created from the yeast and good bacteria in your body. It works by helping your system produce natural keratin, the protein responsible for keeping hair healthy and shiny.
The most effective way to boost this vital vitamin in your system is to eat foods that are biotin-rich, such as the hair, nails and hooves of animals. And back when your ancestors ate all parts of the animal, biotin deficiencies weren’t a problem.
But I don’t expect you to grind up hooves and sprinkle it on your salad. That’s why I recommend using a biotin supplement. Either orally or topically.
If you decide to take an oral biotin supplement, I suggest 5,000 micrograms a day. If you choose a topical formula, it works especially well when combined with niacinamide. It helps prevent cholesterol from collecting on the scalp – which can trigger the formation of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) – this naturally produced metabolite can weaken your hair follicles.
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To Your Good Health,
1 Shelley, W.B., E.D. “Uncombable hair syndrome: observations on response to biotin and occurrence in siblings with ectodermal dysplasia,” J Am Acad Dermatol 1985; 13(1):97-102