If you rely on topical quick-fixes to mask your hair & scalp issues, read on! We have brought together some inspiration to help you tip the scales in favour of healthy, shiny hair.
Hands up if the concept of “hair health” makes you think of topical approaches? Shampoos, treatments, masks, high quality styling tools and silk scrunchies can go a long way to making hair feel or look beautiful. However, these effects are often temporary and can fail to make a long-lasting difference.
You are what you eat
They say you are what you eat, but the same may be true for what you don’t eat. Could the nutrients lacking in your diet reflect in your appearance and the condition of your hair and scalp? Trials have indicated that correct nutrition is instrumental in healthy hair growth. Conversely, poor or deficient nutrition typically correlates with hair loss, thinning, dull, dry or brittle hair1. Fortunately, hair health and appearance can bounce back once dietary insufficiencies are addressed.
Your scalp, the unsung hero
While hair may take all the glory with its good looks, style, shine and charm, our scalps and hair follicles are the ones doing all the heavy lifting. The scalp contains approximately 100,000 hair follicles2. Follicles are the essential growth structures of the hair responsible for hair’s health, shape, pigmentation, keratinization and overall development. The blood supply delivers both the nutrients and oxygen to the dermal papilla at the bottom of the hair bulb, where the magic happens1.
Like many cells in the human body, hair and scalp cells need a balance of proteins, B-vitamins, omega fatty acids, iron, vitamins A and C, zinc and biotin to function at their best.
Problem: Dry, flakey scalp
You’re using: Anti-dandruff shampoos, all of them!
The switch: Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) found in Apotecari’s Crowning Glory, play an important role in cell structure, barrier function, lipid synthesis and also help to reduce dry, scaly skin.
Problem: Lackluster locks
You’re using: Shine-boosting shampoos and silicone-laden serums
The switch: Apotecari’s Mane Event combines potent herbs, amino acids, vitamins and minerals to provide your body with the building blocks required for healthy hair growth and structure. Your go-to for growth and condition from within. One of the first effects reported by our Mane Event loyalists is the intense shine that comes shortly after starting to use it- healthy shiny hair, here we come!
Problem: Thinning hair
You’re using: Caffeine in your shampoo, not just your latte!
The switch: Step away from the over-promising, under-delivering caffeine shampoos. The ingredients in Apotecari’s Hair Food work together to actively feed, enrich and protect hair. Nourishing plant-based proteins from brown rice, sunflower and pea provide important amino acids that are used by the body to form hair keratin. Vitamin C boosts the production of collagen, an important building block of the hair and scalp. Topping up your nutrition in all the right areas ensures optimum hair and scalp health, and helps to avoid hair loss caused by nutritional insufficiencies.
Check our versatile, simple and delicious Hair Food recipes to take a break from the shakes.
Persistence and consistency win the race
The infamous slogan “it won’t happen overnight, but it will happen” is relevant when it comes to the nutrients we feed our hair and scalp from within. While a daily supplement may not work instant miracles, they can make a lasting, longer-term difference to our hair and scalp health. Apotecari’s edible hair care range has been carefully formulated with potent, bioactive ingredients to support your unique hair and scalp situation. Mix and match the premium Apotecari formulations according to your hair goals for a perfectly customised solution.
1 Bent, M Nutrition and Hair Health. The Trichological Society; Nutrition and Hair Health London https://www.hairscientists.org/hair-and-scalp-conditions/nutrition-and-hair-health
2 American hair loss association; Hair Science https://www.americanhairloss.org/hair_science/index.html