Hair loss is not really loss, the hair follicles are still there. The volume decreases and each strand gets thinner. This age related pattern seems to hit the ones that have had the thickest, most beautiful hair in youth. The hair loss is actually caused by the shrinking of these follicles whereby they don’t produce thick hairs but thin puny hairs. In reality, bald men are not bald, as Bill Gilford writes in, Spring Chicken, “…the follicles have ‘miniaturized’ to a point where the hairs they produce are microscopic. In other words, bald guys aren’t really bald; their hair is merely invisible.”
The faithful use of this cocktail of three supplements will get you a much fuller head of hair, even if you use color or bleach. If you want real results, you need all three.
Viviscal–Extra Strength tablets: 2 tablets daily (1 in the morning and 1 at night) you will begin to see results at the scalp after 3 months. Notice new hairs at scalp in 6 months and incredible fullness after 18 months. This is not a thicken agent that is applied to the hair. This supplement is an exclusive marine AminoMar complex that works from within the body. It helps existing hair and promotes new growth. Note: also available for men! RATING: *****+ (see blog post: Viviscal)
Silica–This product is not only for hair but for skin, nails, bones and joints as well. It is considered an advanced collagen generator. Recommended dosage: 1 capsule, 2 times a day (1 in the morning and 1 at night) Notice growth in 3-4 months. RATING: *****+
Biotin–Part of the B complex group. Biotin helps the body metabolize fats and protein needed for healthy skin, hair, eyes and liver. It is recommended for strengthening hair and nails. Dosage of 5,000 mcg, 1 capsule a day, gives a boast to the metabolic system seeing hair growth in 3-4 months. RATING:*****+ (See blog post: Biotin)
Note: All of the above should be taken with food. AND you need to give your body a chance to allow these supplements to build new hair structure, this takes 3-6 months. All three products work from within and once in your system continued use will result in thicker, fuller hair.
Besides supplements, weekly shampoo with a hair/scalp cleaning shampoo to rid the scalp of product build-up is a must do. KENDRA Clarifying Shampoo is gentle and color safe. Contains witch hazel and amino acids. Great for swimmers! RATING:*****+
It’s important to maintain the scalp. Scalp is skin. Clogging the hair follicles with our natural skin oils doesn’t help to grow healthy hair. AND the build-up of mineral deposits from our water pipes is not only bad for the scalp but can change the color of hair. Rust in pipes can make blondes a strawberry-blonde! A great product for hard water is MALIBU C Hard Water Wellness Shampoo and Conditioner. RATING: *****
MALIBU C has a hard water wellness remedy treatment ‘packet’ which are crystals I use once every 6 months. It’s so strong I only leave on for 2 minutes! it says weekly, but it is so drying I DO NOT RECOMMEND using it but once every 6 months. Try it and judge for yourself as each person has different hair types, and water systems. RATING:*****