Suffer from Thinning Hair? Silica is Proven to Make Hair Thicker and Stronger
Posted on 06 January 2022
We all want to experience our healthiest hair possible and sometimes we need the help of additional supplementation to make it possible. But which supplement is best? If you're looking to actually experience thicker hair, the vitamin that may make the difference in your hair is actually a mineral.
And that mineral is known as silica.
According to a published study, long term silica supplementation can transform your hair in three distinct and powerful ways. The study involved a group of nearly 50 women who had fine hair. Half of these women were asked to consume 10mg of silica daily for a total of 9 months. The other half of the participants were given a placebo. At the start of the study they took measurements of how strong their hair was in order to determine the effects of taking silica.
SILICA AND HAIR ELASTICITY
One of the main focuses of this study was to study the hair's elasticity over the course of time. The women who weren't given silica experienced a greater decline in the elasticity of their strands. Silica allowed the hair to retain more elasticity over the course of nine months. Hair elasticity is so important.
SILICA AND HAIR BREAKAGE
If longer, stronger hair is your end goal, silica absolutely has to be a part of your diet and supplementation. Researchers observed that women in the placebo group (who didn't supplement with silica) experienced a decline in "break load" by 10%! Break load is a measurement of how much physical stress a strand of hair can endure before breaking. Our hair typically gets weaker over time because daily styling, and other stressors, chip away at the cuticle layer. What's incredible is the group that took silica consistently over the 9 month period only saw a break load decline of only 2%. That's five times less than the non-silica group.
SILICA AND HAIR THICKNESS
Overall, the research suggests that silica has "a positive effect on strength, elasticity, break load" resulting in thicker hair. If thicker hair is your goal, you have to address the factors that create thinning hair...like brittleness, weakness, and breakage. Silica does just that. Bamboo offers a plant based form of silica that is unmatched. No other plant in the world provides access to such concentrated levels of silica. This is why Beautifully Bamboo customers experience such wonderful results. Try our all natural bamboo tea or bamboo extract powder today.