DR. UGro Gashee Ingredients
Board Certified Dermatologist Formulated and Tested
Dr. Sanusi Umar MD
In researching a natural hair product, we chose only ingredients and formulation processes that are allowed by major Natural Product Standards for holistic health delivery. We also used the same standards in avoiding prohibited ingredients and formulation processes.
Sanusi Umar MD (Dr. U), Creator and formulator of Dr.UGro Gashee Botanical Hair Serum, Lotion, Pomade and Oral Supplements
Our hair and bodies are made up of elements of the earth. To be whole and in harmony with nature, our tissues intuitively embrace pure, natural compounds to nourish and repair itself. For every problem presented to our body by nature, there exists in nature s solution that will help the body in finding its balance with nature. It is for us to find these solutions. Luckily, the unlocking of these solutions has been happening for thousands of years starting with the ingenuity of long past sages from all over the world. Inspired by the ingenuity of our ancestors, Dr.U Gro Gashee topical hair products are consciously designed, eco-friendly cold-formulation of botanicals that benefits all hair types. Over 95% of its ingredients are natural or derived from nature! Cold formulation means that beneficial plant ingredients are not destroyed by heat. Dr.U Gro Gashee proprietary formulas were created and tested by a dermatologist to combine modern science with the organic intelligence of plant chemistry.
Booster of antioxidant glutathione
Improves health and longevity of hair
Gashee Oral Capsules
Piperine which STudies have shown it stimulates blood flow to the scalp, increases the bioavailability of nutrients and inhibits 5 a – reductase to downregulate hair loss causing DHT
Gashee Oral Capsules
World’s richest source of organic silica. Research has shown that higher silica content in the hair correlates with reduced hair loss and improved brightness.
Gashee Oral Capsules
One of the trace elements of hair. Its absence in hair results in hair loss
Chamomile is rich in bioflavinoids such as apigenin through which it exerts antioxidant and anti inflammatory effects.
Apigenin inhibits TGF – 𝛃1 an inhibitor of hair growth
Adequate levels of copper in our bodies are important for the proper growth and coloration of our hair
A natural form of vitamin B9 helps our bodies produce DNA, RNA and red blood cells.
Helps in filling the missing gaps of keratin along the hair strands. It contributes to shinier, healthier looking hair.
Hyaluronic acid has been shown to directly stimulates dermal papilla cells of hair follicles
Needed for normal red blood cell function, studies have shown that pattern hair loss sufferers have lower than average iron levels
Shown to enhance zinc and iron absorption in women with telogen effluvium, a diffused hair thinning condition
Rich in choline and inositol which help to soften and moisturize dry, brittle hair.
Related to 𝛃 carotenoids, it is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory
It inhibits 5ɑ-reductase to downregulate DHT
Contains beta-sitosterol. Which inhibits 5 a reductase to inhibit DHT
Has anti inflammatory properties
Involved in hair follicle cell division and maintenance of hair color
A moisturizer, conditioner and Sun protection for hair. Studies have shown UV damage to be a factor in hair loss
When formed into selenoproteins, it is a powerful antioxidant
It is important in thyroid hormone production.
Silicone dioxide is made from silicon and oxygen. Also known as quartz, it is found naturally in the body, earth, plants and animals. We utilize silicone dioxide to develop every part of the body.
Intake of silicone has been shown to lower the rate of hair loss and increase brightness of hair.
Derived from sea kelp
Iodine is needed for thyroid hormone production. Low thyroid levels causes an increase in telogen (resting) hair at the expense of anagen (growing) hair
Vitamin E acts as a powerful antioxidant, by neutralizing free radicals which cause oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is associated with hair loss and hair graying.
Important role for maintaining the normal functioning and development of our hair follicles.
Vitamin B12 is needed for DNA synthesis and the formation of red blood cells, functions necessary for healthy hair, skin and nails
fights against oxidative stress caused by free radicals and there aging effects on hair follicles
Promoter of collagen synthesis. The collagen investing hair follicles regulates anagen hair cycle phase
A rich source of vegan protein and nutrients such as zinc, iron, selenium, and B vitamins.
Hydrolyzed Marine Collagen
Derived from the scales of fish skin Collagen which surrounds the hair follicle helps regulate the hair production cycle, becoming thicker during the anagen growth phase.
Our "Forbidden List" of Ingredients Not Allowed On Dr.UGro Gashee
NO SYNTHETIC COLORANTS
NO ADDED FRAGRANCE
NO TOXIC CHEMICALS
NO BHA / BHT
NO PROPYLENE GLYNOL
NO MINERAL OIL
Additional Ingredient Information
Look for: methylparabens, isopropylparaben, propylparabens, isobutylparaben, butylparabens, and ethylparabens
Found in : Used as preservatives in foods, pharmaceuticals, neutraceuticals and cosmetics such as makeup, body washes, deodorants, shampoos and facial cleansers
Concerns: Exert estrogen like effect and cause and accelerate breast cancer, disruption of fertility and birth outcomes. It can cause skin sensitivities and ecological damage such as coral killing.
SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE
Look for: Sodium dodecyl sulfate, SDS, sodium lauryl sulfate, SLS, Sodium laureth sulfate, SLES, sodium lauryl ether sulfate, ammonium lauryl sulfate, ALS, and sodium pareth sulfate
Found in: Cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and personal care products and cleaning products such as shampoo, body wash, cleansers, mascara and acne treatments where they primarily function as surfactants (Lathering agents)
Concerns: By removing lipids from the skin barrier, they cause skin, lung, and eye irritants. Some products containing SLS are sometimes contaminated with the carcinogen 1,4-dioxane as a byproduct of its production process.
Look for: phthalate, diethylphthalate, DEP, dibutylphthalate, DBP, dimethylphthalate, Di-2-ethylhexylphthalate, DEHP and fragrance.
Found in: Used as platicizers in cosmetics, personal care products where malleability and stickiness is desired – eg deodorants and hair sprays) , food, insecticides, medical tubing and fluid bags, building materials.
Concerns: Although the FDA has not found helath risks posed by phthalates in cosmetic products, there are reports of their implication disrupting the endocrine system, breast cancer risk and birth defects
FORMALDEHYDE and FORMALDEHYDE RELEASING PRESERVATIVES
Look for: Formaldehyde, quaternium-15, DMDM hydantoin, imidazolidinyl urea, diazolidinyl urea, polyoxymethylene urea, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol (bromopol) and glyoxal.
Found in: Mainly used as preservatives they are found in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals such as eyelash glues, hair gels, hair styling products, baby shampoo, soap, color cosmetics and in particularly high quantity in nail polish.
Concerns: They are carcinogenic and mutagenic (Can cause birth defects). They are a very common cause of skin irritation and allergic reactions
Look for: FD & C (Food drugs & cosmetics) or D & C (Drugs and cosmetics). These are colors derived from Petroleum refinery byproducts.
Found in: cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and personal care products such as toothpastes and mouthwash
Concerns: Many have been linked to skin irritation and allergies, nervous system toxicity / ADHD and cancer. They can also contain heavy metals which can penetrate into the skin. They are banned in the EU from cosmetics and heavily regulated in the USA
MINERAL OIL / PETROLATUM
Look for: Petrolatum, Petroleum Jelly, Paraffin Oil, Mineral Oil
Found in: cosmetics and personal care products, from bath oils, hair care products, to skin care cosmetics. They are also used as skin barrier agents and solvents
Concerns: They generally are comedogenic and may cause premature skin aging. Alarmingly, they are subject to contamination by polycyclic hydrocarbons (PAHs) which are cancer causing. The term White Petrolatum is reserved for highly refined petrolatum that is supposed to be free of PAHs.
POLYETHYLENES / PEG
Look for: Polyethylene, polyethylene glycol (PEG)
Found in: Cosmetics and personal care products, including as a binder, thickener, film-forming agent, emulsion stabilizer, and abrasive. Commonly found in scrubs, body wash, toothpaste, makeup and skin cleansers.
Concerns: They could be contaminated with 1,4-dioxane which may be carcinogenic with skin penetrating capability
PROPYLENE GLYCOL (PG)
Look for: Propylene glycol, PG, 1,2-propanediol.
Found in: Cosmetics, foods and pharmaceuticals as a solvent, humectant, thinner and fragrance ingredient. It can be found in moisturizers, sunscreen, makeup products, conditioners, shampoo and hair sprays.
Concerns: Skin irritant and penetrator. May be implicated in liver, kidney and nervous system abnormalities.
Look for: Triclosan, Triclocarban
Found in: Used as a preservative because of its antimicrobial abilities. Found in antibacterial soaps and detergents, toothpaste and tooth whitening products, antiperspirants/deodorants, shaving products, creams, color cosmetics
Concerns: An endocrine disruptor — It reduces thyroid function and enhances estradiol and testosterone activity as well as estrogen or testosterone responsive cancer cells. It is a skin irritant and a disruptor of ecosystems by its environmental toxicity.
BHA & BHT
Look for: Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT)
Found in: As synthetic antioxidants, they are used as preservatives in foods and a variety of personal care products including Lip products, hair products, makeup, sunscreen, antiperspirant/deodorant, fragrance and creams
Concerns: Include endocrine disruption and organ-system toxicity. They have caused cancer of the liver in animal tests.
Fragrances are a blend of chemicals that gives each perfume or cologne its unique scent. The scent chemicals are often not listed since they are considered trade secrets
Look for: Fragrance or perfume or any one of the scent chemicals. Also look for solvents, stabilizers, UV –absorbers, preservatives and dyes which are frequently associated with the scent chemicals and have in themselves sources for concern
Found in cosmetics, perfumes and pharmaceuticals
Concerns: According to the International Fragrance Association, over 3000 scent chemicals have been linked to adverse health effects including sensitivities, allergies, reproductive toxicities and cancer
Look for: Phenoxyethanol, 2-Phenoxyethanol, Euxyl K® 400 (mixture of Phenoxyethanol and 1,2-dibromo-2,4-dicyanobutane), PhE
Found in: Many natural and synthetic products where it is used as a preservative replacement for parabens or as a stabilizer in perfumes and soaps. However, it is synthetic cosmetics frequently found in pharmaceuticals, makeup, fragrances and personal care products including toothpastes
Concerns: skin reactions that vary in severity from minor to anaphylaxis. It has been linked to acute nervous system toxicities in infants.
NO TOXIC CHEMICALS
To view a comprehensive list of harsh chemicals and processes avoided in the making Dr.UGro Gashee visit our list of disallowed and allowed ingredients and processes page