Drink Your Hair Loss Woes Away
By Anna Jimenez |
You know antioxidants are good for the skin (natural protectors that come from plants, fruit, and vitamins to help repair cell damage from sun, smoke and pollution), but did you know they are good for your hair too? It's logical, however for some reason, it's not talked about as much as it should be.
Antioxidants neutralize free radicals in the environment to keep hair healthy and strong. Some even say that flooding the hair with antioxidants prevents hair loss since certain ones, like green tea and vitamins, are thought to promote hair growth and prevent the cuticle from shrinking. "Antioxidants are extremely beneficial in the prevention of hair loss as well as stimulating new, healthy hair growth," says Sheri Roman of Roman Salon in Los Angeles. But before you start chugging gallons of green tea, note that no scientific studies have been able to validate the theory.
If it is true, you can also try raising a glass to Xango, the drinkable supplement, and its Juni line ($13 and up). The star antioxidant ingredient, mangosteen, inundates the hair and scalp with free-radical defending benefits as well as moisture.
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