In order for hair to remain strong and vibrant, it is essential to select products whose ingredients are known for their nourishing properties. A diet with foods which contain adequate nutrients also plays a key role in reducing hair loss by helping to maintain optimal physical health. DHI’s new and improved line of shampoos and lotions contain natural ingredients from the Mediterranean. These hand-selected ingredients work to combat hair loss, strengthen and stimulate hair growth, and deeply moisturize the hair.
Below are some of the most essential vitamins known to contribute to healthy hair, which are found in these products.
Biotin (Vitamin B7)
Biotin belongs to the family of water-soluble B vitamins, which contribute significantly to the health of the skin and growth of hair and nails. Deficiencies in B-vitamins have been known to produce dry, chapped skin and increase hair loss. For this reason, biotin is often found in treatments for hair loss and seborrheic dermatitis. It is also naturally occurring in many different foods such as sardines, eggs, mushrooms, and nuts.
Vitamin PP (Vitamin B3/Niacin)
Niacin helps to improve hair follicle function and to hydrate the hair. It is one of the key components in DHI’s fortifying shampoos for men and women. Vitamin B3 is abundant in foods such as turkey, tuna, green peas, and sunflower seeds.
Panthenol (Vitamin B5)
Panthenol is an alcohol based form of Vitamin B5 which contains rich moisturizing and regenerative properties. As a natural humectant, it helps to retain moisture in the hair, which keeps it soft and shiny, and strengthens the hair shaft.
According to scientific studies, low levels of copper are associated with the premature graying of hair. Copper is necessary for the healthy functioning of many essential enzymes in the body and is another key component in the DHI product line. Foods rich in copper include lentils, liver, nuts, oysters, clams, cashews, pistachios, and almonds.
Zinc is known for the role it plays in cellular reproduction, hormonal balance, protein synthesis, and absorption of vitamins and nutrients, all of which are necessary for hair growth. Foods with a high zinc content include oysters, crabs, pumpkin seeds, kidney beans, and beef.
When we discuss the importance of iron in relation to hair, what we are referring to are the ferritin levels. Ferritin refers to the specific amount of iron stored in our body. An individual can have a low ferritin level without, in fact, being anemic, which is why a test specifically for this is required. Low ferritin levels are a well known cause of hair loss, but are thankfully reversible with supplements and a diet in iron rich foods, such as red meat, dark green vegetables, and dried apricots.
Other ingredients contained in the products of DHI:
Latest generation Oligopeptides: Helps to extend the period of hair growth
Mild surfactants: Cleans without irritating
Polysaccharide specific origin, special PCA complex and olive oil: Moisturizes and protects against irritation
Pea Extract: Helps to reduce hair loss and stimulate hair growth
Ginseng extract: Contributes to the strengthening of the hair and the microcirculation of the scalp.
Extracts of Aloe, Melissa, euphrasia and Magnolia: Reduces irritation, inflammation, or any prior allergic reaction.
Mixture of Allantoine: Soothes and heal
Natural Amonoxy Trimethyl Glykine, mix xylotilis and lactitol: Moisturizes the scalp, reduces itching, dryness and discomfort in the scalp.
Proper shampooing with DHI products
Proper use of shampoos and lotions play an important role in their effectiveness. Shampooing should be performed as a gentle massage to the scalp for about 3 to 5 minutes to stimulate blood circulation and to thoroughly nourish hair follicles with the required nutrients.