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Here’s why biotin is the ultimate elixir you need to stop hair fall

Updated on:30 July 2020, 18:37pm IST
If you are suffering from hair loss or thinning and don’t know what to do, start by incorporating biotin into your diet
Shreya Gupta
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Biotin can be the solution to all your hair woes. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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Ladies, monsoon season is here and so is the hair fall season! And if you have been finding fallen strands on your pillows, bathroom floor, and basically everywhere, then you definitely need to change certain things for good. Incorporating biotin in your diet is of them. 

Nobody likes hair fall or hair loss. And so, there are many tips and tricks on the Internet to prevent this from happening. But the one tip that can really come to your rescue and to your hair’s is biotin. 

So, what is biotin?
Biotin is also called vitamin H or water-soluble vitamin B. It helps in strengthening your hair and thus prevents hair fall and hair thinning. Apart from the hair, it is also great for your skin and nails. This was also confirmed in a study conducted by Ablon Skin Institute Research Center and the University of California, the findings for which were published in the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology. 

What can biotin do for your hair?
Our hair is made up of a protein called keratin and the one thing that biotin does is that it improves the framework of keratin thereby strengthening the hair from within. A study published in the journal Dermatology Research and Practice in 2015 also found that the participants who were given oral biotin supplements had significant hair growth and also suffered less hair loss.

Yes, the road to envious hair does include biotin. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

From where can you get this hallowed vitamin?
Biotin is an essential vitamin, deficiency of which can lead to hair thinning and hair fall. Many people consume biotin supplements or tablets, but you can definitely skip those and switch to natural foods that can easily fulfil your daily requirement of biotin. Some biotin-rich foods that you can nosh on are:
*Egg yolk
*Cheese
*Mushroom
*Cauliflower
*Banana
*Oats
*Spinach
*Whole grains

Also, read: From banishing dandruff to hair growth: 5 things tea tree oil can do for you

If you want to go the supplement route, consult with your doctor beforehand as an increased dosage of biotin can lead to skin rashes, problems with insulin release, an upset stomach.

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Shreya Gupta Shreya Gupta

Finding nirvana in good food, Shreya also loves reading books and is a die-hard Potterhead. Confident and motivated she's fun to be with. Plus food. Always.