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Biotin for Hair and Scalp Health

Biotin for Hair and Scalp Health

The correct supplementation, along with the right topical application, can make a huge difference in your scalp health and hair growth, so why not consider products packed with everything you need for a healthy scalp?

A number of scientific studies show the positive effects of biotin supplements for scalp health and potential hair growth, and a biotin deficiency is a common cause of hair problems. So, it is no wonder we added biotin into the formula for Divi’s lineup of scalp products.

Here at Divi, we know how effective biotin can be for your scalp and hair. This article details some of that information to help you make an informed decision about your scalp care.

Biotin and Its Effects on the Human Body

Biotin forms part of the B-complex group of vitamins. It is one of eight B vitamins and is otherwise known as vitamin H or vitamin B-7. Since it is a water-soluble vitamin, our bodies do not store it. This is why many people take daily biotin supplements.

Taking biotin supplements and natural B vitamins helps your body convert fuel into food. This group of vitamins, known together as B-complex vitamins, helps your body metabolize fats, carbohydrates and amino acids, which are the building blocks for protein.

Biotin also helps with cell function, fatty acid synthesis, gluconeogenesis and amino acid breakdown. Hair loss is a result of a biotin deficiency, and various studies show that biotin can improve hair growth, especially in people with a deficiency or an underlying problem.

It is very rare to have an excess of biotin in your body and, since it is water-soluble, it is excreted through your urine if your body has too much of it. 

Biotin is also found in a number of readily available foods, including bananas, eggs, milk, spinach, oat flakes, pork liver, white mushrooms and more. Biotin is generally taken orally through food or biotin dietary supplements and now scientists have begun to see the benefits of its topical application on the scalp.

The Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition published research demonstrating the positive effects of biotin on people with diabetes. Biotin also helps with various allergic disorders and hair and nail growth.

The Benefits of Biotin for Your Hair and Scalp

Biotin makes an excellent hair growth supplement, as your body needs it for keratin production. It also increases follicle growth.

Various studies show how biotin supplementation can aid in reducing temporary hair loss and can stimulate hair regrowth for those suffering from alopecia or a clinical biotin deficiency.

The Ablon Skin Institute Research Center conducted a study using biotin as an ingredient in a hair supplement and noticed an improvement in scalp coverage, hair volume and hair thickness after the treatment period finished.

Biotin promotes a number of other health benefits, including: 

  • Promoting brain function
  • Regulating metabolic levels
  • Maintaining healthy nails and skin
  • Maintaining healthy hair

Does Biotin Block DHT in the Scalp?

DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) is a sex hormone that contributes to the overall development of male sex characteristics, as it is derived from testosterone. This hormone contributes to a number of changes during puberty, such as muscle mass, body hair, and how your body stores fat.

DHT is present in both women and men, and having healthy levels of DHT helps prevent scalp inflammation, smaller hair follicles, and miniaturized hair. One downside is DHT can also lead to hair thinning.

Our hormones play a major role in androgenic alopecia (AGA), especially testosterone and DHT. AGA is a common autoimmune disorder in both men and women that causes hair loss. With this disorder, women experience their hair coming out in clumps and thinning out, while men usually notice a receding hairline.

Biotin on its own cannot block DHT, but it can be used in conjunction with other ingredients to mitigate its negative effects on hair follicles. Biotin itself aids in strengthening your current hair.

Divi’s Scalp Serum uses a formula of various ingredients that all have amazing benefits for your scalp hair. Other ingredients in the proprietary formula, such as tea tree oil and caffeine, block DHT.

Tea tree oil also has antiandrogenic properties that can reduce and block the production of DHT, whereas caffeine can use phosphodiesterase to block DHT’s miniaturization effect.

The Effect of Biotin Treatments on Follicle Health

Biotin can stimulate the production of keratin in hair and increase the overall rate of follicle growth. The body does not store biotin for very long, and most biotin is absorbed from the foods we eat.

By consuming foods rich in biotin, you can improve your scalp health. Research shows how biotin can be very effective for those already suffering from nutritional deficiencies or androgenetic alopecia.

A systematic review of case reports and random clinical trials found that in cases where biotin was supplemented to treat poor nail or hair growth, all participants, including those with alopecia, showed positive changes in hair and nail health. 

Here’s what the review found:

  • Biotin plays a role in protein synthesis and keratin production, which gives evidence of its impact on hair and nail growth.
  • Biotin deficiency is either congenital or acquired.
  • Biotin can greatly improve hair growth for those with underlying health conditions.

How to Apply Biotin Using Divi’s Scalp Serum

You should apply Divi’s Scalp Serum once a day. You may not notice results immediately, as it will take some time for all of the ingredients to start working with your body. All the ingredients in our Scalp Serum work in different ways and at different paces. We recommend a minimum of three months’ use before you see the full benefits of the product.

One topical application per day is all it takes. Simply apply ¾ dropper of Divi’s Scalp Serum on your scalp, either during the day or at night, as directed on the bottle. Then let it soak into your scalp overnight or throughout the day.

Divi’s Scalp Serum contains a number of ingredients to promote hair growth, reduce product build-up, and enhance scalp health. The application of biotin in this product is perfectly safe and will not cause unwanted side effects.

Side Effects of Biotin 

Divi’s Scalp Serum has been specifically formulated to deliver a safe amount of all the active ingredients it contains. The amount of biotin in our Scalp Serum is carefully measured to deliver the correct dosages to aid in scalp health and relieve your symptoms related to alopecia and other hair and scalp issues.

FAQs

Is Biotin Safe?

Biotin is safe to use, and the amounts in Divi’s lineup of products have been carefully measured to ensure the most optimal dosage is provided. 

Can Vegans Use Divi’s Products Containing Biotin?

Biotin is vegan, as are all the ingredients in Divi’s Scalp Serum, Shampoo & Conditioner.

Divi’s Scalp Serum for Optimal Scalp Health

Divi’s Scalp Serum has been dermatologically tested and its effectiveness is backed by science. Our Scalp Serum is a blend of clean ingredients working in synergy with each other to promote healthier, fuller and thicker hair. One of these ingredients, biotin, is essential to this blend.

It’s important to have a healthy and happy scalp, which increases your chances of healthy and happy hair, and Divi’s Scalp Serum provides your scalp with all the nourishment it needs.