Building Blocks for Hair Growth
Beauty comes from within. Likewise, Biotin and Keratin are both found in our bodies. Biotin is an important building block for keratin and is a key part of making sure our hair is thick, healthy, and strong. Because biotin, keratin, and hair growth are closely linked, when our bodies do not consume enough of it, our hair follicles are more susceptible to breakage and damage¹. Products that consist of both ingredients are great for those who lack these proteins.
Commonly known as Vitamin H, Biotin is one of the B-complex vitamins that assist the body in converting food into energy. Biotin is naturally produced by the body as a byproduct of digestion. A normal and healthy body typically produces just the right amount of biotin to maintain healthy hair, skin, and nails². Biotin can be consumed through daily food in-take such as avocado, carrots, salmon, and pork. In addition to a biotin-rich diet, you can also use hair care that contains biotin for stronger strands³.
Biotin is well known for promoting healthy and luscious hair and preventing dryness and breakage. It is an important building block for keratin and can increase the rate of follicle growth. By strengthening the hair follicle, each strand can reach the end of its growth cycle⁴. Stronger hair follicles = better hair health and growth = less prone to hair loss.
- Improves Keratin infrastructure
- Increases rate of hair follicle growth
- Strengthens surface of hair strands
- Helps prevent hair breakage
We’ve all heard of a keratin treatment and the wonders it can do for our hair. Keratin is a type of protein that is found in the epithelial cells and on the surface of the skin. Different types of keratin are responsible for the growth and structure of fingernails, hair, and skin. When the outer layer of keratin becomes damaged, it affects the new cells that are no longer being protected beneath it⁵. This causes damage in the form of dry or brittle hair. Dry and brittle hair means hair that is susceptible to damage and breakage.
Applying hair care products with keratin can help smooth and fill in the damaged layer of the hair cuticle. Keratin acts as a protective barrier and helps hair become more manageable while decreasing frizziness, resulting in shiny, smooth, stronger, and healthier-looking hair.
- Protects the hair
- Assists in hair growth
- Repairs damaged hair
- Increases hair strength and vitality
Approximately 35 million men and 21 million women in the United States are affected by hair loss⁶. As we age, we experience a decline in the production of biotin and keratin. This eventually leads to a decline in flexibility and stability in the hair shaft, which results in hair breakage and loss.
While there is no complete cure for hair loss, there are ways to minimize the effects of it and treatments that can assist in hair regrowth. Microneedling the scalp can help stimulate the dermal papilla, also known as the stem cells in hair follicles, to encourage growth factors. By creating tiny microtears in the scalp, the body’s natural defense will encourage the healing process and new hair growth⁷. Clinical solutions and post-care products targeted toward hair loss will help expedite the hair regrowth process. By making our hair stronger through biotin and keratin products, and targeted treatments, we become less susceptible to hair loss and more prone to hair growth.
Note: If a client has a pre-hereditary disposition for residual hair loss or the hair follicles are already dead, microneedling and hair regrowth products may not provide the results clients seek.