TheÂ SkinFood Hop Beer Hair Wash that I’m currentlyÂ using contains Vitamin HÂ which is commonly known asÂ Biotin,Â often recommended for strengthening hair and nails.Â
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.
BiotinÂ is not easily absorbed by the skin
Apparently, besides attempting to take Biotin orally or through injections,Â the vitamin can beÂ delivered to our hair in other forms such asÂ shampoosÂ orÂ hair loss treatmentÂ products.Â Â While I do like the idea, but I’m also curious as to whetherÂ if such a vitamin can be absorbed well through the skin.Â In fact, many reports seem to indicate that Biotin is not easily absorbed.Â Hence, this means that if your hair loss treatment only contains this ingredient, it may not be that effective.Â You should find one that contains other key ingredients like Copper Peptides or Saw Palmetto.
Saw PalmettoÂ to prevent male pattern baldness
According to information I’ve obtained from thisÂ natural hair loss treatmentÂ website, the root of hair loss in some women is a pesky enzyme known as DHTÂ which binds hair follicles together, making them thinner and thinner, until they wither and fall, leaving a bald spot where hair once was.Â Saw Palmetto can help to neutralize DHTÂ as they are extremely helpful in lowering DHT levels.Â And interestingly, Saw Palmetto is a traditional topical herbal medicine said to be used by the native AmericansÂ for hair, scalp and skin care.Â Â
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.Â Additionally, scientific research confirmÂ 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.Â Hence, Saw Palmetto is currently used in many hair loss treatments in the marketsÂ for exampleÂ 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 asÂ Vitamins A, C, and E or anti-oxidants which also work to prevent hair loss as well as giving hair growth a boost.Â 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.