Keratin (Hydrolyzed from sheep wool)
Keratin is a protein and the major building block of the hair, much like collagen is to the skin. Keratin acts both as an external protective protein in the cuticle (the outer layers of the hair) and as an internal structural protein in the cortex (the core of the hair that determines its strength). Due to outside damaging factors and lifestyle choices, the body might not be able to produce sufficient amounts of keratin, which is one of the reasons for hair loss and thinning.
Biotin (Vitamin B7)
Biotin plays an important role in making fatty acids, protein metabolism and creating energy. Though not common, biotin deficiency can lead to impaired hair growth and thinning.
Zinc is key for hair tissue growth and repair. It plays a crucial role in DNA and RNA production, required for the normal division of hair follicle cells thus leading to healthier hair growth. It also helps keep the oil glands around the follicles working properly. Hair loss could be a symptom of zinc deficiency.
Bamboo (Bambusa arundinacea)
Bamboo is rich in silica, which helps the synthesis of hair fibres. Silica acts as a nutrient transporter to the periphery of the body (hair, skin, nails) and thus ensures that the hair follicles are supplied with all the vital minerals necessary for their healthy growth.
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
Vitamin B2 pays a key role in the process of hair growth by activating vitamins B3 and B6, which are pivotal to hair development and are very easy to obtain through diet. It is also an antioxidant and immune system booster. Deficiency in Vitamin B2 is a possible cause of hair loss.
Rocket (Eruca sativa)
Rocket or arugula, apart from being a key ingredient in Mediterranean cuisine, supports hair growth by stimulating the capillaries of the hair bulb
Fo-Ti (Polygonum multiflorum)
Fo-Ti, also known as He Shou Wu, is a herb used in traditional Chinese medicine to restore thinning hair and promote hair growth by stimulating the hair follicles. It is also known to bring colour back to greying hair as it induces melanin synthesis – thus having a positive effect on hair pigments.