Fast Track Your Lash Growth
I was taught that when properly applied, extensions could be worn indefinitely. However, we all have those clients who for whatever reason (Thyroid disease, post-partum, medications, etc), have short, sparse lashes. Despite your best efforts to cautiously apply extensions that are not to heavy or long, the clients still seems to be experiencing premature eyelash shedding. Don't give up just yet.... here are some ways to help not only your clients with poor lash health, but anyone who is looking for more length and strength for their lashes.
Biotin, (or vitamin H) is part of the complex B vitamins. This supplement helps the body metabolize fats and carbohydrates. Biotin has been shown to improve hair health and maintaining proper function of the nervous system. It’s uncommon to have a deficiency in biotin, chronic smokers, alcoholics, pregnant women, those with Crohn’s and/or liver disease and anyone eating a poor diet are most likely to have a biotin deficiency. Symptoms often appear as dry eyes, cracking on the sides of the mouth, scaly skin, depression and hair loss.
Here are just 2 great benefits and reasons you should be suggesting this supplement to you clients with poor lash health.
1. Strengthen hair and nails
Though there’s minimal research to support the effects of biotin on hair growth, there’s strong evidence to support a deficiency will cause hair loss. Similarly, the vitamin also helps thicken nail cuticles and prevents breakage. A number of hair care companies are now including biotin directly in their products though medical experts suggest taking biotin orally for optimal results. Thirty micrograms (mcg) a day is the adequate intake level lishttp://www.swansonvitamins.com/swanson-ultra-timed-release-biotin-10-mg-60-tabsted for adults over the age of 19. I retail extended release tablets to my salon clients. I order these through Swansons.
2. Improve the health of your skin
A biotin deficiency can lead to a variety of skin problems including rashes, acne, psoriasis, dermatitis and overall itchiness. “B vitamins play a key role in the function of the nervous system and do affect hormone function, which suggests why depleting biotin levels can in turn play a significant role in skin health,” says Fyshe. If skin isn’t nourished from the inside out, toxicities will form throughout the nervous system and manifest itself on the skin’s surface. This is one of the biggest signs that suggest a deficiency in biotin or vitamin B.
There have been several studies that demonstrate that the silica found in horsetail may aid in boosting hair growth and health, and might even be advantageous for dandruff, hair loss, and split ends. Consuming a horsetail extract capsule or drinking one cup of horsetail tea for 8 weeks may increase the effectiveness of the herb on this particular issue.
Several fomultions of lash growth serum are available. These contain chemicals which keep the hair (and eyelash) from leaving the anagen phase of hair growth. We retail Grande Lash MD to our clients to promote lash growth. Results are obvious in 4-8 weeks.
Fast growth - Poor Quality
Keep in mind. Adding a growth serum alone for a client who has weak or thin lashes will only cause the growth of more, longer, poor quality lashes. Remember to recommend supplements with the addition of any growth serum.