What causes excessive hair shedding or thinning?
“Besides genetics, a lot of other factors including stress, pollution, scalp imbalance, and oxidative stress from aging can trigger hair shedding,” says Mignon. Many people who’ve had COVID-19 have also experienced hair shedding a few months after their diagnosis.
What ingredients are good for thinning hair vitamins?
When it comes to hair growth, there are lots of vitamins that can help boost your strands according to Singh. “Deficiencies in certain vitamins such as zinc, iron, selenium, and biotin can lead to shedding hair loss,” says Singh. “So vitamins that contain these vitamins as well as vitamin A, B vitamins, Vitamin C, D,E, and protein may help with hair cycling.”
What exactly do hair growth vitamins do?
The vitamins and ingredients listed above “can prolong the anagen (growth phase) of the hair cycle and decrease the percentage of hairs in the shedding phase,” explains Singh. Biotin is also great for hair growth, as it promotes keratin production and can cause your strands to grow faster. Plus, it promotes healthy skin and nails. Double whammy!
What else should I know about hair growth vitamins?
“Growing stronger, fuller hair takes time and it’s sadly not something that can’t be accomplished overnight,” says Rivas. Therefore, no matter what vitamin you are taking for hair growth, consistency and patience are key. So if your vitamin needs to be in the form of a tasty gummy so that you’ll actually take it…then definitely go for that method.
Also, don’t forget about your scalp! It deserves as much love as your strands. Try out a weekly scalp treatment like the JVN Complete Pre-Wash Scalp & Hair Treatment Oil or an in-shower head massager like the Ceremonia Scalp Masajeador. Trust us, by giving your scalp a little TLC and finding the perfect hair supplement, you strands will thank you by growing long and strong.