'Hair' contains keratin which is part of the collagen. Keratin is responsible for the hair's elasticity and strength, contributing to soft and smooth hair. Our hair has about 100,000-150,000 strands, 50-100 strands normally fall out per day. From each wash, we may lose hair up to 2 times of the average fall rate. Hair growth happens in a cycle. The growth phase accounts for 90% of all hair on the scalp. The transitional phase accounts for less than 1%, and the resting phase accounts for 10%. As new hair grows, it replaces the old hair that has fallen out and completes the hair growth cycle. All 3-stage of hair growth cycles occurs concurrently throughout the scalp. As a result, there is hair shedding each day. Hair grows at different rate in different people.
Inflamed scalp such as psoriasis, fungus, ringworm.
Use of certain medications, such as antihypertensive drugs, anti-epileptic drug, contraceptives, cancer drugs, etc.
Mental problems such as stress, anxiety, depression.
Hereditary hair loss.
Altered hormone, abnormally high testosterone level.
Malnutrition such as deficiency of biotin, vitamin B, zinc, iron.
Injury, harm such as hair pulling, tie the hair too tightly, braiding, curling, dyeing, hair drying (with intense heat), etc.
But 1 in 7 problems that people tend to overlook is 'Nutrient deficiency'. To tackle the root cause of hair loss, we should start with providing nutrients to strengthen the hair, reduce hair loss and stimulate new hair
is also known as vitamin B7 or vitamin H founded mostly in liver, kidneys, beef, white fish, brown rice, corn, wheat bran, egg, milk, butter, yogurt, yeast, etc. Biotin plays a vital role in cell growth, fat and amino acid metabolism. It also helps create keratin, which is essential for the growth of hair and nails.
*** Biotin deficiency will result in hair loss, premature gray hair, and brittle nails. Studies have shown that taking biotin 1,000-2,000 mcg per day has the following benefits: help make your hair thicker, reduce shedding, treat premature gray hair and strengthen nails.
This mineral plays a role in the growth of cells, including hair and nails. It also stimulates the growth phase of hair and nails and increases their strength. It also helps regulate the function of the sebaceous glands of the scalp, thus reducing shedding. In addition, zinc reduces the production of the DHT hormone which is one of the causes of hair loss, especially in men.
*** Zinc deficiency leads to the risk of hair loss, split ends, brittle nails, white spots on nails, dry and inflamed skin and slow wounds healing. A dose of 25-50 mg per day can help reduce hair loss and aid in the growth of hair and nails.
Silica is an essential substance in 'Horse Tail extract’. Silica is a crucial component of collagen protein for both skin and hair. Silica contributes to the elasticity of the hair, reduces brittleness, strengthens hair and nails.
Moreover, there are also other nutrients that are essential for the growth and strength of hair and nails, which include:
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
- Reduce the production of DHT (a hormone linked to hair loss).
- Increases blood circulation around the hair follicles.
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid)
- Support hair growth, nourish and maintain healthy hair and reduce shedding.
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
- Treat hair loss caused by vitamin B6 deficiency.
- Prevent hair loss, darken the hair color.
- Promotes collagen synthesis to support keratin production for healthy hair, skin, and nail.
- Strengthening keratin.
- It is essential for collagen and elastin synthesis for the hair.
- Treat hair loss from iron deficiency.
- Promote collagen synthesis to support keratin.
All the above nutrients are beneficial for the hair. They help restore hair, strengthen hair, increase hair elasticity, make hair soft and silky, not dry and frizzy, reduces hair loss and stimulates hair growth, thus creating hair volume. Choosing wholesome nutrient formula can effectively nourish your hair.