I think I may have stumbled upon one of the best kept secrets in natural hair care... Biotin! What on earth is this ingredient, I hear you ask? Well, it may be one of the keys to shiny, glossy and strong hair, and yep, we can use it both in supplements and in our hair care.
What is Biotin?
Biotin is part of the vitamin B family, also known as vitamin B7. Biotin is water-soluble, and our bodies aren't actually able to store much of it and the other B-group vitamins. Biotin is needed by the body for energy & amino acid metabolism, as well as fat & glycogen synthesis. As part of the B-group vitamins, Biotin helps the body to use fuel (such as carbohydrates and protein) to create energy.1
Biotin is naturally found in a wide range of fresh produce – this means that Biotin deficiency is rare, but signs may include dry skin and hair loss. It's recommended to consume adequate amounts of B-group vitamins as part of a balanced and nutritious diet.1 Biotin can be consumed orally through your food and through vitamin supplements, but it can also be incorporated into your everyday hair care routine to naturally support healthy hair!
Natural Biotin supplements
The Beauty Chef Well Spray
Designed as a daily oral spray for inner beauty support, The Beauty Chef Well Spray contains Biotin for energy production and metabolism of macronutrients, along with antioxidant-rich Selenium and nutritious ingredients such as Calendula, Sage, Elderberry and Olive Leaf. This fresh and minty formula can be sprayed directly into the mouth up to 20 times per day to help nurture immunity, digestion and general wellbeing.
Ethical Nutrients Healthy Hair, Skin & Nails
If you want to support your Biotin intake, try the Ethical Nutrients Healthy Hair, Skin & Nails tablets. This supplement contains Biotin, which supports nail strength, Zinc to assist in connective tissue formation, Vitamin E & Selenium to support smooth skin, and Silica for its contribution to collagen formation. Take 1 tablet daily or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Biotin hair care
Andalou Naturals Lavender & Biotin Hair Care Range
To really supercharge your hair care routine, just add Biotin! The Andalou Naturals Lavender & Biotin Full Volume Shampoo, Conditioner, and Style Spray all harness the power of Biotin to help stimulate hair follicles and encourage thicker, fuller and stronger hair. Ideal for adding volume to thin hair, this range is also enriched with strengthening plant stem cells and proteins for smooth and glossy locks.
Madara Grow Volume Shampoo
Specially formulated to help encourage hair growth, the Madara Grow Volume Shampoo features potent ingredients including Biotin, Niacin, Vitamin B5, amino acids and 32 different antioxidants to help revitalise fine and fragile hair and target environmental damage. This innovative formula is also packed with Northern Chanterelle Fungi Extract, Zinc, Caffeine and Keratin for their powerful abilities to help energise hair follicles, support scalp health and offer lasting protection. Pair with the matching Grow Conditioner and Scalp Treatment for best results.
Biotin for natural lash growth
Andalou Naturals Lash + Lid Makeup Remover
Designed to both remove makeup and nourish lashes and brows, the Andalou Naturals Lash + Lid Makeup Remover combines Biotin with Ginkgo Extract, Jojoba Oil and Andalou's Fruit Stem Cell Science to help condition and fortify eyelashes and brows, encouraging them to reach their growth potential. To use, gently wipe a small amount across the eye area using a cotton pad, then wipe clean.
Source: 1Better Health