What Does Biotin Do For Your Hair?

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What is biotin?

Biotin is member of the Vitamin B family and is sometimes referred to as Vitamin H. The word itself originates from the Greek word ‘life’, and that’s exactly what this ingredient can give back to your hair.

You might be asking yourself, what does biotin do? This water-soluble nutrient is involved in a wide range of bodily processes, particularly those needed to turn foods into usable energy. Biotin plays a big part in keeping your nervous system, liver, eyes, hair and skin healthy. In fact, it forms the basis of your skin and hair cells, which is why it makes for a must-have ingredient in your hair care products!

Does biotin really help hair growth?

Biotin is a nutrient that can be sourced from a variety of foods such as eggs, nuts, bananas and whole-grains; however, deficiencies can lead to irritated skin and hair loss. If you’ve noticed that you have brittle nails, pale skin, or are experiencing hair loss, you might not be getting enough biotin in your diet.

Adding an oral or topical biotin supplement to your routine will ensure you not only avoid deficiencies but can reap the benefits that biotin offers to your hair growth.

Biotin supplementation can support hair health and decrease shedding, leaving you with thicker, longer locks.

Here are our favourite hair growth products!

  1. Redken Extreme Length Set
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    Redken Extreme Length Set

    Versatility is the name of the game with Redken’s Extreme Length Set. Not only will this combo gently cleanse your tresses, but it is also specifically designed to promote growth and improve strength.

    By nourishing the hair strands individually, the conditioning component of this set will have fragile, damaged hair feeling smooth and full. Combining the growth benefits of biotin with the hydrating elements of castor oil, your locks will be in love.

    Reducing the appearance of split ends by 78%, and breakage by 81%, this dream team tops our list of favourites when it comes to biotin hair growth treatment options.

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  2. Biolage Full Density Thickening Spray
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    Biolage Full Density Thickening Spray

    Banish breakage and shedding with Biolage’s Full Density Thickening Spray. This formula is infused with Zinc PCA and Gluco-Omegas to penetrate and swell each strand, resulting in thick, luscious locks.

    An easy to apply treatment makes this option perfect for those on the go. The added benefit of long-lasting results means you can spend less time treating your hair, and more time enjoying your newfound strength and shine.

    By using your Thickening Spray in conjunction with Biolage’s shampoo and conditioner system, you will see up to two times less breakage and shedding. How can we resist?

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  3. L’Oreal Professionnel Serie Expert Strengthening Inforcer Masque
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    L’Oreal Professionnel Serie Expert Strengthening Inforcer Masque

    Specifically designed for dry, brittle, damaged hair, L’Oreal’s Serie Expert B^ and Biotin Inforcer provides a rich treatment to restore hydration and shine. By replenishing and repairing, this formula will encourage growth and reduce breakage, resulting in longer, stronger tresses.

    With a unique blend of biotin and B6, this mask allows your hair to marinate in vital nutrients, lending ongoing protection, beautiful shine and improved manageability.

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  4. Viviscal Hair Growth Supplement
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    Viviscal Hair Growth Supplement

    Strengthen your hair from within with Viviscal’s Hair Growth Supplement. These capsules are specifically formulated to target hair loss, breakage and thinning. Nutrient-rich and scientifically developed, this supplement supports hair health and provides ongoing strength and protection.

    The daily use of this formula allows for treatment in any stage of your hair’s natural growth cycle and boosts the body’s natural ability to fortify strands from the root.

    With the dosage starting at two tablets per day for the first three to six months, your body is flooded with the specific nutrients needed to improve the health of your hair. After the initial treatment phase, you can decrease your intake to ensure you maintain your new tresses.

    For best results, it is recommended to use these supplements as part of the complete Viviscal Hair Growth and Hair Care Program, which includes a cleansing agent, hydrating conditioner and enriching serum.

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  5. Aede Hair Activist Health Supplement
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    Aede Hair Activist Health Supplement

    With a potent blend of biotin, zinc, silicon and riboflavin, this formula is designed to boost your hair’s natural collagen production. Improved elasticity and volume will lead to less breakage, reduced split ends, and boosted growth.

    A clinically tested plant and marine complex make this supplement a must-have for those serious about strengthening their tresses.

    By preventing diet deficiencies, supporting bodily functions and increasing energy levels, this product not only encourages hair health, but you are likely to experience stronger nails and glowing skin as a welcome side effect.

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  6. Grow Gorgeous Intense Duo
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    Grow Gorgeous Intense Duo

    If you’re after a complete hair care bundle that will cleanse, protect, nourish and hydrate, then this one is for you. The Grow Gorgeous Intense Duo has been specifically formulated to nurture your hair from root to tip.

    This vegan option provides a rich blend of natural ingredients to fortify hair follicles and balance the scalp. Protecting and hydrating your skin as well as your hair, you can say goodbye to dandruff and irritation, and hello to a softer, stronger, thicker mane.

    Using a scientific blend of hyaluronic and amino acids, biotin, amla oil and caffeine, this product will revive tired tresses and restore lustre and volume.

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To view all our hair care products and learn more about how they can take you from limp and brittle to smooth and strong, take a look at the RY range now!



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