Strong, healthy hair. We all aspire to have it and admire those who do. The health of your hair is not simply defined by external treatment, such as products, heat, styling, or conditioners. Hair strength is also a result of what you consume. From food to medication and supplements, you can impact hair growth and strength both positively or negatively.
Realistically, human hair can grow at a rate of ½” per month, which totals to 6” in one year. Now you might be skeptical but let me explain further. Hair growth is not the only aspect of healthy hair, how the hair is treated physically and chemically also impacts strength. For example, frequent coloring or other chemical treatments can be abrasive to the hair shaft, causing it to weaken. This results in breakage or brittle dry hair. So even if your hair is growing at ½” per month, chemical treatments can be causing stress to the hair shaft, which results in the visual appearance of little to no growth and possibly an unhealthy appearance.
But don’t worry chicas! You don’t have to completely give up styling or coloring your hair to have strong healthy hair. There are ways to strengthen your hair from the inside. But how can you tell which hair supplements are effective verses false advertising? Let’s dive into the top 5 supplements for healthy hair.
You will find biotin in a variety of hair supplements and taking it alone can be a good way to start your hair supplement journey. The vitamin claims to support hair and nails growth (not thickness) and skin appearance in breaking down carbohydrates and fats in the body.
Keranique KeraViatin Hair & Scalp Health Supplements
This supplement packed with a range of B vitamins claims that is can help restore thinning hair, boost hair volume, improve and maintain proteins, and strengthen hair strands within three months. These capsules target the scalp, hair follicles, and hair strands to keep hair strong from the root.
Klorane has been in the healthy hair business since 1965, and their KeratinCaps are packed with biotin and keratin to support healthy hair growth. This daily capsule also includes vitamins like B6, zinc, and selenium strengthen hair over time.
Full of concentrated botanicals, Nutrofol targets hair thinning. Vitamin E, ashwagandha, anti-inflammatory biocurcumin contribute to hair growth and thickness. Studies have shown this supplement to can show hair density results in three months.
Viviscal Extra Strength Hair Growth Supplement
This supplement claims to reduce shedding, prevent split ends, and encourage existing growth when taken twice daily over a six-month period. Popular with celebrities, Viviscal contains a natural mix of fish proteins, horsetail extract, and vitamin C to prevent the dry ends, splitting, and breakage.
And finally, don’t forget to take care of yourself, and your hair by eating well. Consume more salmon and choose organic fruits & veggies vs. processed foods.
As always, consult with your doctor before introducing a new supplement into your routine.
Once you have confirmation from your healthcare provider that you are safe to move forward, give hair supplements a try and see how your body responds with consistent use over a 3- month period or more. Through effective nutrients and avoiding breakage, you can not only improve the strength of your hair but also maintain healthy growth. Now don’t forget to give me a call when you’re ready for your next cut or color. I can’t wait to see your lovely, health locks!
I’m always happy to help new clients transform their hair into a style that compliments their unique personality and showcases the best qualities of their hair. Sometimes color correction is the very thing that gets you back on track to beautiful, shiny, healthy hair. To see confidence and a smile at the end of the appointment brings me absolute joy.