There’s more than a few good reasons why our longing for thick, luscious hair becomes more acute in the summer months. Thick hair will stay put in a sporty pony tail from breakfast through to beach bar, whilst elegant up styles remain firmly in place throughout the long hot party evenings.
But it’s not only a looks thing. Typically 25% wider in diameter than the average fine hair strand, thick hair can withstand the battering of sea and sun far more successfully than fine, needing a lot less maintenance to keep healthy for longer.
But if, like an estimated one third of the population, you’ve had to settle for fine, flyaway hair, help is at hand. Omega 3 MOPL, ethically produced from herring caviar, is rich in vitamin A, an essential ingredient for improving the elasticity and quality of healthy hair follicles. A recent study (1) showed that Omega 3 MOPL is 80% better absorbed over a 12 hour period than normal fish oil, making it the ideal supplement choice to encourage a rapid improvement in hair strength and thickness.
Ricky Walters, head stylist at the upmarket Daniel Galvin Salon at the Corinthia Hotel in London, has been stocking Omega 3 MOPL Herring Caviar for nearly two years and many of his clients report thicker, more manageable hair after taking it.
‘I first came across the Omega 3 MOPL Herring Caviar a couple of years ago through a client who had used it,’ says Ricky. ‘My client had experienced some hair growth problems but since taking Omega 3 MOPL she had a headful of fuller, thicker hair – and she was absolutely thrilled with it.
‘We started stocking it at the salon and it flew off our shelves. Now around 20% of our clients regularly take Omega 3 MOPL, many of whom had had significant hair problems including thinning hair. It really seems to help with hair growth and thickness.’
Kelly Small, 25, a clinic co-ordinator at a London dental practice who lives in central London, has been taking Omega 3 MOPL for ten months to combat her fine, soft hair.
‘Although hairdressers have told me I have a lot of hair, it has always been very fine, soft and thin looking,’ says Kelly. ‘I found that confusing – how could you have a lot of hair but it still look thin? But my hairdresser explained that I was lacking density in the individual hair strands.'
‘Over the years I have tried a few different supplements, including sea kelp and tablets specifically designed to strengthen hair and nails. However, nothing really worked and I didn’t take them for very long. Instead I used hair extensions on nights out to provide extra volume and spent a lot of time blow drying my hair.'
‘Last June, my hairdresser mentioned Omega 3 MOPL and suggested I try it. He said it had worked well for other clients who had fine hair so I was happy to give it a try. My hair started to improve after three months of taking it, although it was other people who noticed the difference in my hair before I even did!'
‘Friends started commenting on how shiny my hair was and how much thicker it looked. One friend even asked me if I was wearing hair extensions. On my next visit to my hairdresser he couldn’t believe the condition of my hair, saying how much stronger and thicker it was than before, which was amazing.'
‘At around Christmas time, I found my hair felt fuller, as if each strand of hair was thicker. And when I wore a pony tail it actually felt as if I had a good chunk of hair in the band rather than just a thin sliver!'
‘For the first time in my life, rather than fine wisps I now have reasonably thick hair and I am delighted with the improvement. I haven’t particularly changed my diet or lifestyle during this time other than take Omega 3 MOPL so I will continue to take it and hopefully my hair will continue to improve.’
Omega-3 MOPL™ Herring Caviar is available from all good health food shops including Whole Foods Market, Planet Organic and at Holland & Barrett from August or online at www.tomolivernutrition.com RRP £24.99 for 30 tablets or £39.99 for 60 tablets.