Hair is more than just a fuzzy rug for your head. How you care for and style your hair can tell a great deal about your personality, your professionalism (or lack thereof), and more. Whether you keep your hair short, long, curled, cropped, spiked, mussed, in a ponytail, in pigtails, as a mohawk, or more, it is important to make sure that it stays as healthy and full as possible to deliver the maximum impact.
Now, you might think that some vitamin-rich shampoo is all you need to keep your hair healthy. Unfortunately, that’s not going to be the case. The hair that’s already sprouting from your head is just dead protein. It’s potentially shiny, luxurious, and full-volume dead protein, but still just dead protein. Shampoos and other products can affect the appearance of your hair, but they are not able to produce any long-term effects. To get more enduring results, you need to improve your hair’s nutrition before it even emerges from the scalp.
The Best Nutrients for Hair Growth
There are a number of things you should be looking for when seeking the best for your hair. Here are the main nutrients that will make your hair flourish.
Your body uses zinc in the production of sebum, the skin’s natural oil. Zinc serves to keep the scalp conditioned and dandruff-free, maintains the health of the hair shafts, and can abate premature balding.
This is an amino acid that has a vasodilator effect. What this means is that arginine improves blood flow to hair follicles and the root of the hair shaft, allowing more oxygen and other nutrients to reach the hair. You can think of arginine as a general booster for hair growth.
Another amino acid, cysteine helps supply sulphur to hair cells, which improves the strength of the hair and its overall resilience. It also helps transport minerals like zinc and iron and binds them in place, serving as a sort of mortar that incorporates these nutrients into the hair.
Yet another amino acid and this one serves as a fuel source. Glutamine is one of the substances that power the entire hair growth process. Nothing can get done without this little power generator.
A form of B-vitamin that is a valuable tool in promoting hair growth and thickness, biotin is used to produce amino acids. These amino acids are then used to create proteins like keratin—the substance that hair is made of. As minerals are to rocks, amino acids are to proteins, and biotin is to amino acids.
In addition to building strong bones and teeth, calcium can help your hair. Specifically, calcium is involved in the secretion of hormones. Among these hormones that calcium can whip into action are androgens, which help stimulate hair growth.
An important contributor, hyaluronic acid is what’s needed for keeping hair hydrated and thick.
An All-In-One Approach
One of the benefits of applying modern science to natural methods like nutrition is that you can get stronger results than using either approach alone. The Anti Aging Toronto Clinic’s hair-care treatment uses a special hair restructuring formula that combines all of the above nutrients and more for full support and growth of hair while also slowing any ongoing loss. The treatment is applied through micro needling with our U225 meso gun, allowing for precise application right to where the solution is needed most. Contact us today for more information or to book an assessment so we can determine the best way to enrich and nourish your hair.