As the weather warms up, many of us will be thinking about losing some weight in time to hit the beach.
However, before you embark on a new diet, don’t forget your hair. Cutting out vital nutrients can have a big impact on its health – leading to thin, dull or limp locks.
Around 17 per cent of all UK women currently experience hair loss or thinning – and poor nutrition is a leading cause. For many women, this can lead to feelings of embarrassment and damage their confidence.
‘Healthy hair growth will always depend on certain nutrients in your diet, and we need to feed it every day,’ says clinical nutritionist Kamilla Schaffner (mylondonnutritionist.com). ‘This is because your hair is the last organ to receive nutrients, as your body will never prioritise it over vital organs like your heart.’
So which nutrients should we all be prioritising for lustrous locks? ‘There are three important ones,’ explains Schaffner. ‘Protein – as hair is largely made out of it, it needs this to thrive. Complex carbs (wholegrains, vegetables and fruit) provide the energy to deliver nutrients to your scalp. And hair loves healthy fats, which keep it moisturised.’
That’s why crash diets are never a good idea. ‘Tell-tale signs include hair lacking shine, due to a lack of good fats, and thinning hair from a lack of complex carbohydrates and protein,’ says Schaffner. ‘You have to be careful when removing certain macronutrients from your diet.’
Luckily, you can keep hair looking fantastic all summer with the help of a healthy diet and Viviscal Maximum Strength Hair Growth Supplements. ‘Taking a supplement such as Viviscal is the easiest, surest and quickest way to maintain hair health,’ says Schaffner. ‘People’s lives are busy and it can be hard to get a balance. It’s not a substitute for a good diet, but it’s a very solid top-up solution.
‘Viviscal is great as it has the right kinds of hair-healthy protein, high amounts of iron, which lots of women are deficient in, and biotin, important for hair growth. And there’s zinc, a vital mineral for anyone who wants lustrous hair – low levels can lead to diffuse hair loss.’
Viviscal is the UK’s most clinically researched brand*, so you can be confident it’s a quality product that really works. Its Maximum Strength Hair Growth Supplements encourage growth by supporting the follicle from within. The award-winning formula contains AminoMarC, a rich marine protein complex, zinc, biotin, vitamin C, niacin, iron and millet seed. Take two tablets daily for at least six months to help boost your hair’s volume and health – many users see positive results after just three.
It’s time to get your confidence back this summer with the help of Viviscal!
*Based on the number of studies undertaken for Viviscal, using the Boots definition of the UK hair-loss category and additional hair supplements from Holland & Barrett.
Viviscal Maximum Strength Hair Growth Supplements are available in selected Holland & Barrett stores and online at hollandandbarrett.com