Frizzy and Dry Hair? Astaxanthin Can Help with That!
Have you had enough of your dry and frizzy hair? Men and women experience it and end up seeing their hair turn dull and brittle.
Though certain shampoo formulations aim to address dry hair, the problem sometimes persists. It is only when you address the root of the problem you can truly say goodbye to this pesky hair nuance.
But what exactly causes dry and frizzy hair? What remedies do you have aside from changing your shampoo? Interestingly, Astaxanthin - a powerful antioxidant that naturally occurs from certain types of algae – can help improve your hair’s condition.
How can this keto-carotenoid help? Let’s take a look below.
What Causes Dry and Frizzy Hair?
Many reasons contribute to dry and frizzy hair. A dry scalp is one of the most common, as it keeps the hair from enjoying natural lubrication. Moreover, dry scalp causes dandruff flakes when it starts to peel off and shed.
Another is the lack of hair protection provided by the cuticle. It is a protective layer that comes with every strand that protects the hair from sun damage and heat. When healthy, the cuticles bind tightly to keep the moisture intact. When they start to peel away, moisture and natural oils from the hair escape, which causes dry and frizzy hair.
Frequent exposure to harmful environmental conditions also leads to dry hair. These include exposure to sun, wind, and salty water. If you love swimming in the pool, chlorinated water can also cause dry hair.
The items you use on your hair can also contribute to its dryness. Harsh shampoo and blow-drying too often can reduce hair moisture. Sometimes, health conditions like fatigue, bulimia, and hypothyroidism can also lead to dry hair.
Lastly, aging also contributes to having dry skin. As we age, the hair’s moisture levels decrease.
Astaxanthin and Your Hair
How can Astaxanthin help improve your dry and frizzy hair? As a powerful antioxidant, Astaxanthin can help protect the hair from the effects of aging. Interestingly, Astaxanthin is 6,000 times stronger than Vitamin C. It’s also 110 times more potent than Vitamin E, which is known for its hair and skin benefits.
Aside from its antioxidant properties, Astaxanthin is also anti-inflammatory and can inhibit enzyme 5-alpha-reductase that converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
DHT Levels and Astaxanthin
DHT is a hormone synthesized from testosterone. It is one of the contributing factors that allow male sex characteristics to develop during puberty. These include an increase in body hair, developing a deep voice, and penis growth. The problem with DHT is when you have too much in the body.
High DHT levels can connect with the scalp’s hair follicles. In turn, the follicles begin to shrink and lose their ability to support healthy hair. The eventual result is hair loss.
Adding Astaxanthin to your daily diet can help limit the production of DHT. As we mentioned earlier, Astaxanthin inhibits 5-alpha-reductase, which is crucial for DHT production. Hence, Astaxanthin is an excellent hair vitamin that can complement or replace your other hair supplements.
Experience Astaxanthin with VCO, Today!
You can get Astaxanthin by eating crabs, shrimps, salmon, algae, and lobsters. But what if these aren’t available for your daily consumption? The answer is through NutraBod’s VCO + Astaxanthin capsules.
Take one capsule daily and enjoy the benefits of this unique combination that boosts absorption and bioavailability. Enjoy healthy hair, a healthy mind, and a healthy body with NutraBod, today!