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For the vast majority of us, our hair will gray as we age. This change is visible and may accompany a noticeable difference in how your hair looks and feels. But one change that is not visible is a diminished reserve of keratin.
What is Keratin?
Keratin is a protein that is found in hair, nails, and skin. With hair being made up of 90 percent protein, a lack of keratin can affect your hair’s overall health. Natural reserves of keratin decline as we age. This decline can expose your hair’s cortex and make it brittle and drier, both leading to breakage. The good news is that you can add keratin back to your hair to make up for diminishing reserves.
This was the basis of Fay Afghahi creating the KeraHealth, a line of nutraceutical hair products.
KeraHealth creates hair products that deliver keratin to the body naturally and absorbably, using naturally sourced, clinically tested ingredients. One of Fay’s major accomplishments was tackling hair loss, a real concern for many older women.
Revolution Gray recently spoke to Fay about KeraHealth.
What is the story behind KeraHealth?
The brand came about quite organically. My experience as editor-in-chief at Elle Arabia afforded me the opportunity to try a large variety of beauty innovations as they launched. In turn, this gave me insight into what women were looking for in terms of beauty products.
I realized that the best results I always seemed to get were when I supplemented or wrote articles for detoxes or experiences about health spas. This motivated me to research in greater detail the benefits of beauty as a by-product of wellness, and that is how I created KeraHealth.
What prompted you to develop a range of products and treatments to address hair loss?
I suffered hair loss my entire life caused by stress and pregnancy. Before I knew it, by my early forties, I’d lost 3/4 of my hair. I tried all types of treatments; some worked for a while, others not at all. The more I researched the matter, the more I understood that hair loss was prevalent across the world, for both men and women. I am convinced that had I known what I know now in my 20s, I wouldn’t have lost so much hair.
What was your starting point on your development journey?
Science! I spoke to scientists and formulators to understand the science behind hair growth and hair loss. My approach was very nerdy, but this is what I really believe is essential and works. As of this point, we use naturally sourced and clinically proven ingredients in our formula.
KeraHealth Hair is described as a ‘nutraceutical.’ What is this and how does it differ from other hair supplements and products?
A nutraceutical by definition gives extra health and wellness benefits, going beyond that of a classical supplement. KeraHealth formulas have added powerful, clinically studied botanicals that provide stress adaptogenic and immunity-boosting benefits.
When choosing a supplement, it’s very important to consider the following:
Bioavailability: can the ingredient actually be absorbed by your body, or are you just flushing the supplement out.
Clinical studies: Have the ingredients been clinically proven, or are they just supported by spectacular, sexy marketing campaigns?
Clean ingredients: Make sure your supplements are clean and stearate free and, of course drug free!
What causes hair loss?
There are several causes linked to hair loss, the most common being stress, hormonal changes, illness, nutritional gaps, and of course, the aging process. I always encourage clients to run blood tests with their health care provider to make sure they are not deficient in things like iron, vitamin D, hormone levels, etc.
Why is KeraHealth effective?
Even though the reasons for hair loss can vary, science has told us what the body needs to grow hair. Hair is composed of 90 percent keratin. With age, illness, oxidative stress, the natural reserve of keratin in the body decreases. Our exclusive ingredient KerCysteine is a highly absorbable form of keratin that nourishes the hair follicles, strengthens them, and stimulates them to grow, even during the dormant stage.
There are other ingredients in the KeraHealth Hair formulas, such as vitamins, minerals, botanicals, and antioxidants. These ingredients work synergistically with KerCysteine to strengthen hair follicles, improve scalp microcirculation, and prevent hair loss.
Is KeraHealth safe for those suffering hair loss from related to COVID-19?
Absolutely, KeraHealth Hair simply gives the body what it needs to nourish and stimulate the hair follicles. The formulas contain naturally-sourced, clinically tested ingredients that are drug free. Should people not be comfortable using a supplement, there is also the option of using our Follicle Hero Care system, which also contains ingredients clinically proven to dramatically reduce hair loss, stimulate growth and increase hair protein content.
The antioxidants in the formulas are what are called “Primary Antioxidants,” meaning they respond to all types of oxidative stress. They are very good for supporting the immune system.
How quickly should you be able to see a difference in hair quality?
Our clinical studies show that results can be seen after the first month of use, but to really experience all the results, we do recommend a minimum of three months of use and at least six months. Hair will be strengthened, become denser with increased brightness and sheen.
Is KeraHealth designed as a short term boost to thicken and strengthen hair, or is it something that you would need to continue to use long term to maintain the results?
I always explain that when you want to put on muscle at the gym, you need to eat well and nourish your body correctly- it’s not something that happens overnight. Well, it’s the same thing with building up your hair follicles, they need ongoing care and nourishment.
Can you use KeraHealth on all hair types (including colored)?
Yes, KeraHealth really is for everyone–the only time we do not recommend using the supplements is for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
Does KeraHealth prevent hair loss as well as promote hair growth?
Yes, the formula nourishes and strengthens the hair follicles so that it is capable of maintaining the hair strand, and at the same time, the follicle is stimulated to grow.
The top reasons people suffer from hair loss/thinning hair should use KeraHealth in preference to other products:
A comprehensive approach: We offer our 360 Hair Health Plan–a four-step hair care system that includes supplementation, cleansing of the hair and scalp, nourishment of the hair and scalp, and our scalp energizer that is amazing for improving scalp microcirculation.
Bioavailability: our ingredients have very high absorbability rates
Clinical studies: Our ingredients been clinically proven, or are they just supported by spectacular, sexy marketing campaigns?
Clean ingredients: Our supplements are clean and stearate free and, of course, drug free!
Let us know if you try KeraHealth! Here is a product we like:
Follicle Hero Combo
Follicle Hero shampoo, conditioner, and scalp energizer combo cleanses, stimulates and nourishes your hair follicles to reduce hair loss while building strength and brightness of hair shafts.
Perfect for those who wish to reduce hair thinning and increase hair density, or simply to transform the health, strength, and sheen of their hair.
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