When it’s time to dip into your first jar of Dr. UGro™ Edge by Gashee, you can expect your nostrils to do a double-take. Ingredients plucked straight from nature make for a crimson-colored concoction with a scent you might not expect from a hair product. And first and foremost, Gashee might smell a bit like an herb to you. Why? Because, well… it is an herb. Read on as we predict the adjectives that might come to mind as you take a whiff of this powerful pomade.
- Earthy: Each of the ingredients found in Dr. UGro™ Edge is a substance that naturally occurs on our planet. For instance, rosemary, one of the ingredient list’s most pungent players, has been known to stimulate blood flow to the scalp. It’s antimicrobial as well, which wards off inflammation that could harm the follicles. Rosemary essence may also cause hair growth by blocking 5a-reductase to lower DHT levels (1).
- Unique: Each of the 26 ingredients in Dr. UGro™ Edge has their own distinctive smell. Given that, Dr. UGro™ Edge users have attributed the product to a “unique” aroma. According to Merriam-Webster, “unique” means “being the only one of its kind; unlike anything else.” No, we haven’t sniffed every pomade under the sun. So, who knows if this stuff smells similar to anything else on the market? But we’re willing to bet that by the time the hydrangea, lemongrass oil, and peppermint spend a second or two up your schnoz, you’ll be calling this scent “unique” as well.
- Musky: The language experts at Vocabulary.com refer to “musky” as a strong, sweet smell. Deer in the wild see “musky” as something in the air that makes them want to get it on. No, really. Deer secrete a musky odor to draw their mates in. And for this reason, humans have turned to the scent of musk to do the same thing. We’re not saying that a swipe of Dr. UGro™ Edge Mane Musk on the scalp won’t increase your swipe-right ratio this summer. But we’re also not *NOT* saying it.
- Botanical: How to describe the ingredient list for Dr. UGro™ Edge? Three words: Plants for DAYS. If you’re wondering why this stuff smells like an herb, then that’s because it’s chock-full of herbs. A dab of lemongrass oil, a perennial herb native to Southeast Asia, lends antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Polygonum multiflorum, an herb used for centuries in Chinese medicine, has been proven to lead to improvements in hair loss, growth, and a reduction in shedding (2). Eclipta Alba, an Ayurvedic herb, has been shown to outperform hair loss pharmaceutical Minoxidil on human subjects (3).
- Spicy: A splash of Tapatio wakes up your taste buds. In a similar fashion, a smell of Dr. UGro™ Edge Cool Spice will likely shake up your sniffer. But don’t worry — your scalp won’t even feel a tingle once the pomade is put on. The spice stops at the scent.
- Crunchy: No, Dr. UGro™ Edge doesn’t come with a bonus pair of Birkenstocks. But by the time you coat your scalp with this cruelty-free and vegan cream, you’ll feel like a qualified candidate for “Tree-Hugger of the Year.” All jokes aside, the one-of-a-kind smell of Dr. UGro™ Edge is just another reminder that you’re working wonders for your hair — and for the world around you.
We want to know: How do you feel about the smell of Dr. UGro™ Edge? Grab a jar and let us know in the comments!
- Datta, Kakali, et al. “Eclipta Alba Extract with Potential for Hair Growth Promoting Activity.” Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol. 124, no. 3, 2009, pp. 450–456., doi:10.1016/j.jep.2009.05.023.
- Murata, Kazuya, et al. “Promotion of Hair Growth By Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract.” Phytotherapy Research, vol. 27, no. 2, 2012, pp. 212–217., doi:10.1002/ptr.4712.
- Park, Hye-Jin, et al. “Topical Application of Polygonum Multiflorum Extract Induces Hair Growth of Resting Hair Follicles through Upregulating Shh and β-Catenin Expression in C57BL/6 Mice.” Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol. 135, no. 2, 2011, pp. 369–375., doi:10.1016/j.jep.2011.03.028.