INTEGRATE FOOD SUPPLEMENTS INTO YOUR BEAUTY ROUTINE
The virtues of food supplements are well established. They fill in particular the deficiencies at the origin of various hair problems. Therefore, integrating them into your beauty routine is a good idea… provided you follow certain rules.
Food supplements make it possible to prevent or compensate for a lack by providing a concentrated source of nutrients or any other substance having a nutritional or physiological effect. On the hair side, they intervene inside the hair fiber and act as a boost. Their targeted action can address many issues: brittle hair, dull hair, hair loss, dry hair, greasy hair, dandruff . Yes, but now, dietary supplements are not drugs. As their name suggests, they only have one complementary action. Explanation.
Include food supplements in a balanced diet
And yes, the beauty and health of the hair comes first and foremost from the plate. The ideal cocktail looks like this:
- Fruits and vegetables rich in iron and vitamin C, for the strength of the hair fiber.
- Oily fish and oilseeds (almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts), rich in omega 3 and trace elements, such as magnesium, for hydration of the scalp.
- Antioxidants (goji berries, melons, carrots, green vegetables), to protect hair from free radicals and oxidative stress.
- Green vegetables, citrus fruits and animal proteins, rich in vitamin B.
However, essential nutrients are less present than in the past in our diet, the fault of largely processed products. In addition, other elements, such as stress and pollution, increase our need for essential nutrients. This is why dietary supplements are important. But they should only intervene to supplement, and not replace, our various daily meals.
Integrate food supplements into an adapted beauty routine
As we saw above, food supplements are not miracle products. They cannot constitute a beauty routine on their own. To be effective, they must work in synergy with external care, they are all interdependent.
Food supplements act inside the hair fiber, nourish the bulb and ensure the durability of the keratin. This enhances the effectiveness of outpatient care. As for external treatments, oils, shampoos, conditioners and masks, act outside the hair fibre. To promote the performance of dietary supplements, they must be natural and non-aggressive. It is therefore necessary to give priority to treatments without sulphates, silicones or parabens , and limit coloring and the use of hair dryers and straighteners.
Integrate food supplements in the form of a cure
Food supplements are not taken permanently. These are cures of a few months during which they integrate the beauty routine. In hair care, treatments generally last three months. This is the time it takes to unlock cellular memory and get results.
A cure can be carried out several times a year. We target the changes of seasons, in particular the beginning of autumn and the beginning of spring, when the immune defenses are the most failing.
No food supplements in your beauty routine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding! And in case of adverse effects, we stop the cure.
For vitamin and mineral intake (iron, magnesium, etc.), it is better to go through the blood test box to avoid overdose. In case of strong deficiencies, you make an appointment with your doctor. In any case, it is always advisable to read the dosages carefully.
Good to know: food supplements dedicated to the hair tend to make the nails very resistant and to accelerate the growth. So we avoid hardening nail care for the duration of the cure.