Are you tired of thin, lifeless hair? Have you been searching for haircare products that can help promote thicker, fuller, and longer hair but don’t know where to start? Look no further! There are certain ingredients that can do wonders for your hair, and I have compiled a list of the top 5 ingredients you should look for in your haircare products. From melatonin to rosemary oil, these ingredients can help fight hair loss, increase blood circulation to the scalp, stimulate hair follicles, and nourish your hair from roots to ends. Read on to discover how these ingredients can help give you the luscious locks you’ve always wanted.
Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is the leading cause of hair loss because it’s toxic to the follicle. According to a 2012 study published in a peer-reviewed journal, melatonin fights DHT to reduce shedding. Melatonin blocks the DHT receptor sites in the hair follicles by modulating the levels of the enzyme, 5-alpha reductase, at the DHT hair follicles receptor sites which converts testosterone to DHT. Effectively, high levels of testosterone cause hair loss.
Caffeine is a mild stimulant that can stimulate blood circulation, and while it won’t stop hair thinning or shedding on its own, it Increases blood circulation to the scalp, which then in turn increases hair growth. One 2007 laboratory study found that caffeine helped block the effects of DHT in male hair follicles. It stimulated hair shaft elongation, resulting in longer, wider hair roots.
Capixyl has been a breakthrough treatment for hair loss for men and women in recent years. A biomimetic peptide of red clover extract with Biochanin A. Naturally stimulates hair follicles to produce at an optimal rate & awakens dormant follicles. (This ingredient is rarely found in most haircare products – see below for the products that have it!)
Researchers found rosemary oil to be as effective at encouraging hair regrowth. The 2015 study focused on people with androgenic alopecia (male pattern baldness or female pattern baldness); however, this special ingredient works on everyone! It works by strengthening the hair follicles & stimulating the scalp for growth.
CAUTION: Applying straight rosemary oil to the scalp can actually cause side effects! So be sure to use a product that is carefully formulated.
Nourishing from roots to ends. Pea Sprouts are very beneficial for hair growth, feeding both the scalp and hair with essential nutrients and antioxidants to refresh and revitalize hair from the root. It gives your hair more life & volume while strengthening follicle stem cells. It also shortens the telogen phase of your hair growth cycle.