When you want your hair to grow, it’s important to select a shampoo that will promote a healthy scalp. An effective hair growth shampoo encourages growth by keeping the hair and scalp conditioned, healthy, and free of clogged pores. It should create the ideal environment for your hair follicles to activate.
There are various natural ingredients that can be beneficial for your scalp, but there are two ingredients that your hair growth shampoo must include if you want results: biotin and hydrolyzed keratin.
Biotin is part of the vitamin B complex and is one of the most important parts of healthy hair. Not only does it encourage growth and keep hair healthy, it makes sure your hair cells are functioning properly. Biotin also minimizes hair breakage by increasing the elasticity of your hair. Less breakage means longer and fuller hair.
Biotin is so important that if you can start to experience hair loss if you’re at a severe deficiency. It’s a water-soluble vitamin which means that our body doesn’t produce it. Most people get enough from their diet to maintain hair health, but including it your hair growth shampoo can boost its effectiveness. As part of a shampoo formula, biotin will help stimulate growth, strength, and overall hair health.
Keratin is a key structural protein that makes up a whopping 90% of your hair. Keratin is distinct from other proteins because it is rich in cysteine, a sulfur-based amino acid that gives it a unique strengthening and protective quality. Cysteine is often lost during chemical treatments on hair, and is often a contributing factor to damaged and weakened hair.
We specifically recommend hydrolyzed keratin because of its ability to penetrate the hair shaft. Hydrolyze means break up into smaller pieces to fragment the protein. Hydrolyzed keratin proteins are small enough to be deposited into the shafts of hair follicles to fill in cracks along damaged areas. The result is that hair that is stronger, more elastic, and less prone to breakage. Less breakage means your hair strands will grow longer, healthier looking and more manageable overall.
How to Get the Best Results from Your Hair Growth Shampoo
Think of any growth shampoo as a multivitamin for your hair — it’s just one part of the equation for healthy hair. If you really want to see results, you should also have a proper diet in place to make sure you’re getting all the nutrients your follicles need.
Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Shampoo contains everything outlined here, in addition to essential oils and extracts for a clean, stimulated scalp. As part of a complete hair growth program, you can see noticeable results after 3 months of consistent use.