Hair is no different from the rest of the body: to be healthy, it needs to be well fed. Why not give it a little boost (and sparkle!) with vitamin and mineral supplements! Here’s an overview of the various ingredients that promise a magnificent mane.
Made mostly of keratin, a fibrous protein that’s also found in finger and toe nails, hair is formed in small cavities called follicles. For hair to grow well and remain strong, the follicles must be irrigated with nutrient-rich blood, hence the importance of providing vitamins, minerals, trace elements, amino and fatty acids in large quantities.
For each need, there’s an ingredient!
- If your hair is dry, dull or lacks body, give it magnesium, fatty acids (Omega 3s and 6s) and vitamin A for shine and strength. A few good sources are wheat germ, pollen and fish oils.
- If your hair has turned white prematurely, it needs zinc. This antioxidant trace element helps make up melanin, the brown pigment that gives colour to skin and hair. Be sure that the zinc supplements you choose also have copper, so you have a balance of both in your body.
- To combat hair loss, you can count on a few allies. Certain B vitamins strengthen hair while stimulating scalp irrigation and regulating sebum production. Iron, which plays an essential role in cell reproduction, activates regrowth, as do methionine and cysteine, two components of keratin fibres.
Most supplements are taken regularly. A daily dose for a few weeks or months in the fall and spring alleviates the shock of seasonal variations, which can cause increased hair loss or a change in the appearance of the hair. For optimal effect, follow the recommended doses and dosages.
Warning! Supplements are not a panacea. Although they can help nourish and improve the condition of your hair, they aren’t a substitute for a healthy, varied and balanced diet! It’s also important to know that they work together: the ingredients they contain often need other components to be well absorbed by the body. Be sure to fill your plate with vitamin-rich fruits and vegetables and to add whole grains, legumes, fish or eggs, for a good dose of protein and minerals.
Phytophanère nutritional supplement from Phyto Paris
Featuring vitamins B, C and E, plus fatty acids and plant extracts, this supplement fights hair loss while fortifying both your hair and your nails.
Designed to support healthier hair and stronger nails. This supplement is a lifesaver for weak, thinning, damaged hair and nails. Two capsules a day will create the look of fuller, thicker, shinier hair and stronger, longer nails. Harnessing the power of natural elements, this cocktail of vitamins, essential fatty acids and plant extracts helps stimulate and strengthen hair and nails.
Anacaps concentrated capsules from Ducray
This product is an essential ally containing iron, plus vitamins B and E, to enhance the strength and vitality of your hair.
Neoptide Expert serum from Ducray
This innovative hair serum fights the loss of hair volume and thinning hair, helping ensure a stronger, denser head of hair.
The Neoptide Expert serum is a dermatological innovation designed for chronic hair loss of volume. It strengthens and thickens the hair* with its exclusive patented active ingredients with new pharmacological targets. *Comparative clinical study conducted with Neoptide Expert vs. pH neutral shampoo. Measured on 61 people with chronic loss of hair volume who applied the product once a day for 2 months
Phytocyane shampoo from Phyto Paris
This effective shampoo boosts the vitality of your hair while preparing your scalp for treatments that fight hair loss. Plus, it’s made from gingko biloba extract, known for its revitalizing properties.
Formulated with ginkgo biloba extract known for its revitalizing properties, Phytocyane Shampoo is ideal for preparing the scalp before an anti-hair loss treatment and restoring vitality and volume to the hair. Made with 81% natural-origin ingredients.
Phytokeratine Extrême hair mask from Phyto Paris
Enjoy strength, suppleness, radiance and repair—all in a nourishing, restorative hair mask created to envelop your hair with care.
This voluptuous, ultra melt-in" mask envelops the hair and instantly saturates the hair fiber without weighing it down. Its unique texture is a perfect balance between generosity and lightness. "