Many people, myself included, have emotional ties to their hair. Never is this attachment more apparent than when you get a particularly bad haircut—it becomes painfully obvious how much your hair acts as a confidence booster and security blanket in many ways. So imagine the discomfort a person may feel when they start to experience hair thinning or hair loss—something that can happen to women and men as young as their early 20s.
Naturally, hair-thickening products and supplements have been around for ages, but finding one that actually works is another story. As Women's Health reports, dermatologists, beauty editors, and real women have found success with Nutrafol Women Advanced Thinning Hair & Hair Loss Supplement ($88).
"It has vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and adaptogens that address stress and inflammation and in general optimize the immune system so hair follicles can be triggered to grow healthy and strong," explains Cleveland Clinic dermatologist Melissa Piliang, MD, who was "particularly impressed" with the supplement. Roughly 150 Amazon customers were equally pleased, giving the product five-star reviews on site.
Nutrafol's secret apparently lies in its unique blend of ingredients, including ashwagandha, biocercumin, and palm oil extract, that typical hair loss supplements don't have. "Think of it like watering a plant in sick soil—it doesn't matter how much you water if the roots are in an unhealthy environment," says New York City dermatologist Dendy Engelman, MD. "It's the same with the hair follicle. If you don't address the underlying causes of hair thinning, the follicle likely won't absorb and use the nutrients you feed it." In other words, the product treats the cause of hair loss itself, rather than hair health.
Head over to Women's Health for more, and shop Nutrafol below.