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Congratulations Sandy on being this week’s winner!

The fantastic people at Viviscal and KMR Communications are giving away to one lucky reader a supply of Viviscal for luscious hair!  

Your hair is very sensitive; not just to “bad hair days,” but to all the different imbalances that can occur in your body. One of the strongest indicators of imbalances is thinning hair. Up to one out of three women experience thinning hair at some point in their lifetime and many of those women could prevent or treat their thinning hair through one of the most important factors: nutrition. 

 For decades people have been told “you are what you eat,” and when it comes to your hair the statement could not be more relevant. Like all diets, there are some things that just cannot be incorporated into a healthy meal. For that reason, healthcare company lifes2good has introduced Viviscal, an all-natural supplement that nourishes thinning hair and promotes existing hair growth. According to hair expert and tricologist Vetta Thompson, “Viviscal decreases hair loss and regenerates new hair growth by nourishing hair follicles with a healthy balance of needed nutrients.”

The Healthy Hair Diet

Not all diets are created equal. Vetta lists her most important foods to include in your daily diet for luscious and healthy locks:

 Take a Hair Vitamin

    • There are some things you just can’t get from foods, explains Vetta. Viviscal Thinning Hair Vitamins for Women are formulated with 22% marine protein for the ultimate in full, healthy hair growth. Viviscal‘s unique formula has been reputed to help with a wide variety of hair concerns, including thinning hair and hair loss. The hair vitamins contain a high amount of amino acids (proteins) derived from marine origin extracts along with Vitamin C. Price: $49.95

 Stay Hydrated

    • According to Vetta, drinking eight 12-ounce glasses of water a day is vital to building the foundation for healthy hair. When hair becomes dehydrated, it can develop problems with dandruff, become brittle, and require more styling products.

 Get Plenty of Calcium

    • Getting an adequate amount of calcium in your diet daily can promote hair growth and strengthen hair overall, says Vetta. Calcium in the form of dairy products that are low in fat are the best choice, as well as leafy green vegetables.

 Eat Your Protein

    • Your hair is made of protein – protein deficiency can cause a loss of hair color, and can also cause the hair to become brittle and prone to breakage. According to Vetta, “Many of my patients arrive with weak hair, usually a telltale sign of protein deficiency. Once I get them on the right track nutritionally, they see marked improvements.” Vetta recommends incorporating lean protein such as chicken and beef.

 Eat Healthy Fats

    • Essential omega-3 fatty acids are key for a healthy scalp. People who consume few essential omega-3 fatty acids can experience brittle, dry hair and eventually hair loss. Vetta recommends eating fish, nuts and healthy fats like olive oil to maintain a good balance.

How Viviscal Impacts the Hair Growth Cycle

Hair is a fascinating feature: it is the second fastest growing tissue in the body, and hair loss is only visible once you’ve lost more than 50% of your hair.  In a 2007 survey conducted by Viviscal, 93% of women considered their hair to be important to their overall appearance – making hair loss a point of concern for many.

What many women don’t realize is their hair follows a patterned growth cycle in which the hair is constantly being lost and then replaced again. Viviscal works to stimulate the hair growth cycle over the period of four months. There are four stages of hair recovery:

 Months 1-2: Viviscal slows and nourishes thinning hair

  • Months 2-3: Hair becomes stronger and growth of existing hair is promoted
  • Months 3-4: Viviscal promotes the growth of ‘dormant’ hairs, which are thin and wispy at first
  • Months 5-6: New hairs become stronger, healthier and more vibrant

Vetta believes many women experiencing hair loss may be suffering unnecessarily. “Thinning hair can have a devastatingly negative impact on a woman’s life,” says Vetta. “The fact that more than 40 million American women suffer from hair loss is astounding. It shows how common this issue is and how often this issue is hidden from family members and friends. It can take over a woman’s entire existence.” Viviscal offers a simple solution that can help women overcome the embarrassment and anxiety of thinning hair. By making simple lifestyle changes and incorporating Viviscal into your daily routine, it is possible to reverse the harmful effects of thinning hair and gain back confidence in the process.

JUST ENTER YOUR NAME IN THE COMMENTS FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO WIN!   Winner’s name will be drawn on Friday, Oct. 31. at noon CST.