Hair cycle


Foods rich in biotin

In an old post, I have talked about the benefits of biotin for the hair. You can read that HERE.  However, as someone who is acne-prone, I try as much as possible to avoid supplements containing biotin. One of the most common side-effects of biotin supplements is acne. Instead, I prefer to get my biotin from whole foods. I have compiled a non-exhaustive list of foods that contain biotin: Mushrooms Tuna Turkey Avocados Salmon Liver Peanut butter Cheese Cauliflower Wholewheat bread Berries (blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries) Sardines Bananas Pork BeefRead More

Foods rich in MSM

Hi everyone. A couple of weeks ago, I decided to start taking joint supplements. Not that I have any joint issues but since I do a lot of high impact exercise, I am taking them as a precautionary measure. When I read the ingredients of the bottle I bought, I learnt that it also contained MSM. YAY! An added hair benefit for me! I have talked about the benefits of MSM for the hair. You can read that HERE and HERE.  If you are not a supplement kind of person, you canRead More

MSM and Biotin: minerals and vitamins for hair growth?

   I talked about the hair cycle and shedding in a recent post. (Click HERE to read it). It got me to thinking. The anagen phase is only 2 years in some people and as long as 8 years in others ! This might explain why your hair is not growing long or why someone else’s hair just keeps growing and growing.      Anyways, I did some research to find out what could potentially prolong the anagen phase. Guess what came up on my Google search? Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM). It is a sulfur-containing compoundRead More

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