Ingredients & vitamins to prevent hair loss

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The SkinFood Hop Beer Hair Wash that I’m currently using contains Vitamin H which is commonly known as Biotin, often recommended for strengthening hair and nails. 

From what I’ve read, Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin produced in the body by certain types of intestinal bacteria and obtained from food. Considered part of the B complex group of vitamins, Biotin is necessary for the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates, and amino acids. While bacteria in the intestines produce enough Biotin for the bodies of most people, Biotin can also be obtained from a variety of foods including soybeans and other legumes, egg yolks, nuts, and organ meats.

Biotin is not easily absorbed by the skin
Apparently, besides attempting to take Biotin orally or through injections, the vitamin can be delivered to our hair in other forms such as shampoos or hair loss treatment products.  While I do like the idea, but I’m also curious as to whether if such a vitamin can be absorbed well through the skin.  In fact, many reports seem to indicate that Biotin is not easily absorbed.  Hence, this means that if your hair loss treatment only contains this ingredient, it may not be that effective.  You should find one that contains other key ingredients like Copper Peptides or Saw Palmetto.

Saw Palmetto to prevent male pattern baldness
According to information I’ve obtained from this natural hair loss treatment website, the root of hair loss in some women is a pesky enzyme known as DHT which binds hair follicles together, making them thinner and thinner, until they wither and fall, leaving a bald spot where hair once was.  Saw Palmetto can help to neutralize DHT as they are extremely helpful in lowering DHT levels.  And interestingly, Saw Palmetto is a traditional topical herbal medicine said to be used by the native Americans for hair, scalp and skin care.  

The greatest advantage of using Saw Palmetto for hair loss treatment is in its ability to act effectively in both external application and in internal consumption.  Additionally, scientific research confirm that Saw Palmetto bioactive ingredients are of lipophilic nature, meaning that they are skin friendly and therefore are well assimilated by the skin to produce favourable results.  Hence, Saw Palmetto is currently used in many hair loss treatments in the markets for example Provillus, said to be a 100% natural formula that removes and blocks DHT.

Other vitamins to prevent hair loss
Besides Vitamin H, other hair loss vitamins often found in shampoos and natural hair loss treatment products include the Vitamin B family, as well as Vitamins A, C, and E or anti-oxidants which also work to prevent hair loss as well as giving hair growth a boost.  In addition, Zinc is another ingredient which is said to be important for preventing hair loss.

I’ll run a review of the shampoo I’m currently using soon and will also discuss a bit more about the usage of copper peptides to prevent hair loss then.


  1. elane says:

    Aloe vera and vitamin C that comea from papaya fruits can be the best ingredients for hair loss medicine. Some chemist are trusted this 2 power ingredient because its more effective and affordable for those people who are less income.
    elane last post is: how to stop hair loss

  2. Kayla Rogers says:

    I didn’t realize that biotin was not as effective on its own. For things like hair loss, it sounds like it would definitely be better to combine it with peptides. I’ll have to keep this in mind and look out for it on ingredient lists in the future!

  3. BrightFiend says:

    Biotin is so great for our health, this is my first time to hear this word.

  4. larissa says:

    Wow, I definitely had no idea so much came into play when talking hair care! Hair loss is a scary notion and I definitely want to make sure I don’t have any hair thinning or premature fallout so reading about peptides and biotin for hair health is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. Simple Healthy says:

    Wow, I definitely had no idea so much came into play when talking hair care! Hair loss is a scary notion and I definitely want to make sure I don't have any hair thinning or premature fallout so reading about peptides and biotin for hair health is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing!.

  6. Silverio says:

    I liked the article and the information I did not know such importance Saw Palmetto. Very good.

  7. Lisa Ann says:

    Aloe vera is one of the best things ever!!! so good for so many things.

  8. Susan Wells says:

    Vitamin C is good for so many things, including hair loss prevention, i already used iin a treatment and it works!

  9. Virginia says:

    I didn’t know the power of Vitamin C. Very good to know. Thanks

  10. Anne Lows says:

    im using vitamin E for hair loss… its helping a lot

  11. Sesame says:

    Oh that’s great to know!

  12. Rick Kang says:

    Thanks Sesame for the great information! please share some tips on permanent solution For Grey Hair

  13. Richard Fitzpatrick says:

    Hi Sesame !!

    I really like your post.The content is valuable.Hair loss can be caused by factors ranging from illness, medication, poor diet, hormones and over-styling. Any one of these causes can interfere with the hair growth cycle, and can prevent hair follicles from growing new hair. We lose on average 100-150 hairs per day, and hair grows at an average of ½ inch per month. But when you notice more extreme hair shedding or slowed hair growth than this, it could be a hair loss symptom. For women, your hair loss symptoms may be thinning hair or gradually more exposed scalp on the top of your head. For men, you may find a growing bald spot on top of your head.

    Keep sharing !!
    Have a great day

  14. Faysal says:

    Such a great review, In the winter season i have facing the problem of hair fall and it effects on my beauty so i think I will try these remedies at home.
    Faysal last post is: Best And Excellent Shampoo List For Fine Hair in 2017

  15. Hair loss says:

    Really Nice post. I like that you concentrated on required vitamins. This is very informative. I am on a research as to how best to prevent hair loss and this post has helped me a lot.
    Hair loss last post is: 24 Shocking Reasons for Hair loss and how to prevent it.

  16. Travis Ambrose says:

    Wonderful article and very informative. I have facing hair loss problem and tried many things but it wasn’t effective. I will surely try vitamin consumption for preventing hair loss. And starting hair loss treatments. Thanks!!!

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