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Can I use Harkontroll when I am pregnant and breastfeeding?

You can use Harkontroll Original both when you’re pregnant and breastfeeding, but should wait with Harkontroll Boost until afterwards. Always inform your midwife if you are taking supplements while you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

How Long Should I Take Harkontroll for?

Healthy hair grows on average about 1 cm per month, and slower in the hairline. Harkontroll Boost is recommended for at least 3 months for optimal results. After that, you can switch to the wider composite Harkontroll Original, which can be used regularly to ensure a good supply of nutrients to the hair root and thereby preserve the hair's quality and strength. But you can also continue using Harkontroll Boost all the time if you want.

Can Harkontroll Give Side Effects?

Yes, if you are sensitive or have an allergy to any of the ingredients, you should avoid taking Harkontroll.

Where does the keratin in Harkontroll Boost come from?

It is a bioavailable keratin called Cynatine HNS, bioavailable means that it attaches to the hair root from the inside and nourishes so you have stronger and fuller hair.

Does Harkontroll contain lactose, milk protein or gluten?

No, Harkontroll is free of these allergens.

How does Harkontroll work?

The hair root is nourished by the blood circulation, and it is therefore important to have a good nutritional status for hair and nails to get theirs. There is never a single substance that causes hair and nails to lose their condition, strength and growth. Vitamins and minerals work together in the body to fulfill different functions. Harkontroll Original is broadly composed of nutrients with mutual interaction, and contains important biotin, zinc and selenium needed to maintain normal hair quality and hair growth. Harkontroll Original also contains millet, our most nutritious cereal and silicon from bamboo. Harkontroll Boost is composed of vitamins, minerals and an extra dose of biotin for periods when the hair needs a little extra. Harkontroll Boost also contains the patented keratin Cynatine HNS. Keratin is the main component in hair, a protein that has the highest content of the amino acid cysteine, a natural reservoir of sulfur.

Does the hair grow all the time?

No, the hair has different phases. The anagen phase lasts for 2 to 8 years. Here the cells divide in the hair root and produce the surface of the hair. The hair follicle grows into the deeper layers of the skin for nourishment. The length of the hair is also determined by the length of this phase. The catagenic phase stands for renewal and lasts for 2 to 4 weeks. The hair follicle shrinks to about one-sixth of its normal size, the hair then stops growing, and the root eventually pushes up and falls off. The telogen phase is also called the hair rest phase and lasts for about 2 to 4 months. The hair does not grow but stays in contact with the hair follicle when the root rests. About 10-15% of all hairs are always in the telogen phase, and after this the cycle is complete the hair changes again to the anagen phase.

How is hair affected during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

During pregnancy, estrogen levels rise sharply in the body, and the hair often becomes thicker and shinier. After childbirth, estrogen levels fall again and the hair follicles enter the dormant phase, leading to increased hair loss for a period. There is usually nothing to worry about. During the breastfeeding period, it can be valuable to be extra careful with the nutrient intake, as the body is exposed to great stress and more nutrition is needed.

How is the hair affected by menopause?

During menopause, the balance between the hormone’s estrogen and testosterone changes, which affects the hair's quality and growth. With increasing age, the number of hairs on the head also decreases, as the growth phase becomes shorter and the resting phase longer. This means that the hair cannot grow as long as it could before. A lower estrogen content also affects the hair's durability, and it becomes thinner and more fragile. A good way to make sure you have longer and stronger hair is by using Harkontroll Boost.

What is meant by hair loss?

We normally lose about 100 hairs a day, which is nothing to worry about. If you lose more hairs for a longer period, you can talk about hair loss. There are many causes of hair loss, such as thyroid problems, prolonged stress or infections. If you are worried, you should seek help from a doctor to find out the underlying causes.

What external factors affect the hair?

Too much washing, vigorous brushing, coloring, chemical bleaching, sun and bathing, strong heat from straighteners and hair dryers as well as tight hair sets can affect the quality of the hair by weakening and thinning the hair. Let the hair rest from time to time and be careful with regular wraps to add moisture, a dry and brittle hair will mean it falls out easily. Also be sure to use styling products with heat protection when the hair is to be flattened or blow-dried and protect the hair from strong sun during the summer.

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