Dr.UGro Gashee https://ugro.com Cherish Your Roots Fri, 07 Aug 2020 23:11:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 Why Bamboo Extract May Be the Fountain of Youth For Your Hair https://ugro.com/why-bamboo-extract-may-be-the-fountain-of-youth-for-your-hair/ https://ugro.com/why-bamboo-extract-may-be-the-fountain-of-youth-for-your-hair/#respond Fri, 07 Aug 2020 23:11:29 +0000 https://ugro.com/?p=20616 Bamboo is considered to be the fastest growing plant in the world. Another remarkable fact to know is that it also contains higher levels of organic silica, beyond any other known source. Researchers believe that this mineral  plays a key role in supporting the bamboo plant’s resilience to  many types of stressors, a possible reason

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Bamboo is considered to be the fastest growing plant in the world. Another remarkable fact to know is that it also contains higher levels of organic silica, beyond any other known source. Researchers believe that this mineral  plays a key role in supporting the bamboo plant’s resilience to  many types of stressors, a possible reason behind its rapid proliferation, compared to other plant types. Bamboo extract is now considered a popular dietary supplement,  primarily due to its silica content. It not only improves various structures and functioning of the body, but may help improve the quality and growth cycles of the hair.

The bamboo plant is an abundant source of organic silica, offering a wide range of benefits for healthier hair and a healthy body

The bamboo plant is an abundant source of organic silica, offering a wide range of benefits for healthier hair and a healthy body

Silica, A Vital Mineral For Our Health

Silica  is a natural form of the trace mineral known as silicon. It’s scientific name is silicon dioxide, formed when silicon binds with two molecules of oxygen. Silica is found in our waters, our soil, plants as well as human and animal tissue. It is rated as the  second most abundant trace element in the world. In our bodies, it is the third most abundant trace mineral.

Scientists are now finding that silica may play an important role in the health of our bones and connective tissue.  Silica helps prevent bone absorption by our bodies. We often hear about the importance of calcium and vitamin D, needed for the absorption of this mineral. a 2013 publication in the International Journal of Endocrinology suggests that silica should also be considered a priority, contributing to the strength and the mineral density of our bones. Researchers believe that silica is used for the deposit of calcium into our bone structures, a process known as bone mineralization. Studies also show that people with broken bones who have  high silica levels in their bodies heal much faster than individuals with lower silica.

Silica improves the health of our bones, skin and our general physiology

Silica improves the health of our bones, skin and our general physiology

Also silica is a necessary component for the synthesis of collagen, a prominent protein constituent found within connective tissues in our bodies, according to a 2016 study by Sao Paulo University in Brazil

Additionally, silicon has an alkalinizing effect within the body. Since alkaline foods are normally associated with leafy vegetables, plant-based, minimally processed foods, many medical experts argue that processing is what matters for our health, and not alkalinity. There are other studies which support the opposite view. One review cites positive effects for the bones, back pain, chemotherapy, growth hormone levels and the muscles, resulting from alkaline diets.

Bamboo Extract Used in Ancient Medicine

Bamboo extract has long been used in traditional medicine systems for thousands of years. In Ayurveda, it is used to prepare a pharmacological mixture called Tabasheer, a white translucent substance made of silica, water, lime and potash. Within this school of thought, bamboo embodies the  principle of kapha-pitta,  with the ability to re-establish balance

In traditional Chinese medicine, bamboo clears phlegm, reduces heat, calms the heart and emotions of fear.  In more modern clinical terms, these capabilities are associated with the treatment of issues like: delirium, convulsions, acne, fever, coma, epilepsy, whooping cough, stomach problems, rheumatism and limb numbness.

Bamboo Extract May Support the Youth and Vitality of Our Hair 

Taking bamboo extract for the hair may improve collagen production, growth ability as well as the thickness and quality of the strands

Taking bamboo extract for the hair may improve collagen production, growth ability as well as the thickness and quality of the strands

When offered in more bioavailable forms, the silicon element may improve various characteristics associated with the quality of our hair. 

One study observed women with photoaged skin. However, the researchers were interested in seeing if bioavailable silicon (ch-OSA), choline stabilized orthosilicic acid could produce improvements in not just their skin, but also their hair and nails, as well [1]. In animals, this particular form of silicon was found to increase the concentration of hydroxyproline, a major component of collagen fibers,  in the dermis. For example, In calves, oral supplementation of ch-OSA led to an increased concentration of collagen in the cartilage tissue [2]. 

The human female subjects, of the treatment group, were asked to take oral supplements consisting of 10 mg of silicon a day for 20 weeks. At the end of this period, the roughness and mechanical elasticity of their skin had significantly improved, compared to the placebo group. Also, their hair and nails were less brittle than the control group. 

In another study, researchers were specifically interested in seeing if the oral intake of orthosilicic acid could improve hair quality [3]. This study involved 48 women with fine hair.  The treatment group was given 10 mg of ch-OSA every day for 9 months,  while the control group was given a placebo during this time. Interestingly, the women who took the silicon supplements showed different forms of improvements in their hair. 

In both groups, hair elasticity decreased, but the treatment group showed less of a decline. The control group showed greater hair breakage at the end of the 9 months. But no change was seen in the women who took the supplement. Overall, the ch-OSA intake resulted in better tensile strength of the hair.

The researchers also looked at the thickness of the hair by measuring the cross sections of individual strands. Surprisingly, hair thickness actually increased in the women who were treated with the  oral supplement 

Choline stabilized orthosilicic acid has a different molecular composition than silica (i.e. silicon dioxide). However, both studies illustrate the profound effect that silicon can potentially exert on the hair in terms of texture, strength and thickness. Further research on larger numbers of subjects would be needed to more fully confirm these conclusions. 

Currently, one scientific review published in An Bras Dermatol summarizes that silicon is needed for the optimal synthesis of collagen and also plays a role in activating hydroxylating enzymes during this process [4]. In terms of hair benefits, it mentions that higher content of silicon “results in a lower rate of hair loss and increased brightness.”

How Does Silicon Work To  Affect Our Hair?

Bamboo extract may help improve the hair’s thickness and growth

Bamboo extract may help improve the hair’s thickness and growth

As discussed earlier, silicon is an important element that our bodies need to produce collagen, the most abundant protein found in mammals. It is the main structural protein within the extracellular matrix which forms our connective tissue. But what does collagen have to do with our hair?

First, collagen helps to form the structure of our hair follicles. Also, the tissue which surrounds the follicles is also composed of this protein. Researchers are also finding that this outer collagen influences the actual functioning of the hair follicles. Different studies have shown that the surrounding collagen which encloses the hair bulb increases and becomes thicker when the follicle is actively producing new hair during the anagen growth phase. When the hair growth rate slows during the catagen phase, this collagen becomes depleted by losing two layers of this protein tissue.

Within the actual structure of our hair, silicon is present at 1-10ppm.

Silicon also plays a more indirect role in the health of our hair. It helps to balance our levels of calcium and magnesium, which in turn reestablishes the proper balance of our hormones. Not only is this important for preventing osteoporosis, but also other issues related to hormonal imbalance, including hair loss and thinning caused by low estrogen levels in women.

Benefits of Bamboo for Hair and Health,  a Rich Bioavailable Source of Silica

One study confirmed the abundant content of silica in bamboo. However these amounts can vary depending on the plant species and the processing methods used. The researchers concluded that bamboo is nonetheless an excellent source of silica and a suitable choice for food supplementation, as well as nutraceutical and cosmetic applications. 

Taking bamboo extract on a regular basis should be done with the intent of benefiting the entire body, which would also include the functioning and vitality of the hair follicles as well. This can be made available through a comprehensive oral supplement with other natural ingredients.  

Always consult a doctor when making choices about dietary requirements and supplementation.

Frequently Asked Questions – Bamboo Extract

Can bamboo extract help with androgenic alopecia hair loss?

As noted earlier, the silica in bamboo extract may help improve collagen production. And this in turn may also affect the hair cycle. Androgenic alopecia is primarily caused by genetics and high levels of DHT in the blood. Bamboo extract may help in a general sense, but should not be regarded as a treatment for androgenic alopecia. 

When can I see results in my hair from taking bamboo extract?

There are no standard timeframes for seeing hair improvements resulting from taking bamboo extract supplementation.  Also, there are many factors which affect hair quality and growth for different individuals. Pre-existing health conditions and genetics, for example are important considerations, as well as the degree of exposure to environmental factors like the sun, diet and chemical pollutants.

Further Reading

Learn how turmeric, a common kitchen spice used for cooking, may actually  offer powerful benefits for healthier hair growth, according to science

Does saw palmetto actually work for healthier hair production? Find out in this article.  

References 

[1]  Favaretto G, Campos PMBGM (2016) Influence of an Oral Supplementation Based on Orthosilicic Acid Choline-Stabilized on Skin, Hair and Nails: A Clinical Study with Objective Approach. Clin Pharmacol Biopharm 5:160. doi:10.4172/2167-065X.1000160

[2] M R Calomme 1, D A Vanden Berghe, Supplementation of Calves With Stabilized Orthosilicic Acid. Effect on the Si, Ca, Mg, and P Concentrations in Serum and the Collagen Concentration in Skin and Cartilage, Biol Trace Elem Res, 1997 Feb;56(2):153-65. doi: 10.1007/BF02785389.

[3] R R Wickett , E Kossmann, A Barel et. al, Effect of Oral Intake of Choline-Stabilized Orthosilicic Acid on Hair Tensile Strength and Morphology in Women With Fine Hair. Arch Dermatol Res, 2007 Dec;299(10):499-505. doi: 10.1007/s00403-007-0796-z. Epub 2007 Oct 25.

[4] Lidiane Advincula de Araújo, Flavia Addor, An Bras Dermatol, May-Jun 2016;91(3):331-5. doi: 10.1590/abd1806-4841.20163986

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How Grape Seed Extract Can Improve Your Hair and Body’s Health Too https://ugro.com/how-grape-seed-extract-can-improve-your-hair-and-bodys-health-too/ https://ugro.com/how-grape-seed-extract-can-improve-your-hair-and-bodys-health-too/#respond Fri, 07 Aug 2020 23:09:11 +0000 https://ugro.com/?p=20612 Since the dawn of history, grapes have been consumed by humans across many different cultures, either as raw fruits or prepared as food products such as juice, jams and wine. The seeds themselves are normally discarded, since they are hard and have a bitter taste. Yet,  since they are a rich source of antioxidants, they

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Since the dawn of history, grapes have been consumed by humans across many different cultures, either as raw fruits or prepared as food products such as juice, jams and wine. The seeds themselves are normally discarded, since they are hard and have a bitter taste. Yet,  since they are a rich source of antioxidants, they are now being processed as  dietary supplements. Furthermore, research studies are now acknowledging the enormous benefits offered by grape seed extract for the hair and overall health.

Grape seeds are a rich and abundant source of antioxidants Grape seeds are a rich and abundant source of antioxidants

The Grape Seed – An Antioxidant Powerhouse

Grape seeds contain high concentrations of antioxidants due to the presence of compounds like phenolic acids, anthocyanins, flavenoids and oligomeric proanthocyanidin complexes (OPC’s). Antioxidants are molecules which neutralize and inhibit the destructive effects of free radical compounds (also known as reactive oxidative species) which contribute to the aging of our tissues and even our DNA. They originate from within our bodies as well as outside, environmental sources. 

Antioxidants and Healthier Hair Growth

Antioxidants may help stave off premature aging processes in the body which can also affect the hair follicles Antioxidants may help fight premature aging processes in the body which can also affect and damage the hair follicles

As we get older, the production of antioxidants in our bodies declines, accelerating various aging processes. Our hair follicles are also affected by this oxidative stress. 

In individuals with androgenic alopecia (i.e. common pattern baldness), researchers have found high levels of oxidative damage incurred by free radicals.

Researchers examined 27 patients suffering from androgenic alopecia, measuring specific byproducts as indicators of oxidative stress [1]. These included MDA, TEAC and thiol. Compared to normal controls, they noted greatly diminished antioxidant activity and higher levels of MDA within the blood plasma of these subjects which indicated heightened oxidative stress . 

According to a publication by the International Journal of Trichology, our “endogenous defense mechanisms” against free radicals decreases [2]. These include our body’s own antioxidants in the form of enzymes and non-enzymes. 

Without these defense mechanisms, we, of course, experience more oxidative stress and faster aging. Our hair follicles produce less hair in the form of alopecia. There is also a decline in the production of pigment producing cells called melanocytes, causing our hair to turn gray or white.

An increase in free radicals  leads to greater oxidative stress. However, it is possible to counter this imbalance by increasing our dietary intake of antioxidants, with grape seed extract as an optimal choice.

What Research Has Discovered About How Grape Seed Extract Affects the Hair

Studies are supporting the potential of compounds found within the grape seed to benefit the hair. Studies are supporting the potential of compounds found within the grape seed to benefit the hair.

Within the ever-expanding availability of natural treatments, it is no secret that there are numerous claims being made about what can actually help improve hair quality and growth. Consumers must rely on their discernment to separate hype from more viable options to address their health and cosmetic concerns.

The information needed for making informed choices can be found in research studies and science-based literature. 

There are several interesting studies which help support the beneficial effects of compounds found within grape seed extract on the hair. 

In a notable South Korean study, male subjects with various levels of androgenic alopecia were asked to take pumpkin seed oil capsules [3]. A different type of seed extract was used. However, what pumpkin seed oil and grape seed extract both have in common are high concentrations of procyandin oligomers which may have been responsible for increasing the average hair count in this study by 40%.

Another important study performed on human subjects used a 1% concentration of procyandin B-2 tonic, derived from apples [4]. Topical applications resulted in significant hair growth after just 6 months. Researchers concluded that “Procyandin B-2 therapy shows potential as a safe and promising cure for male pattern baldness.”

The use of proanthocyanidins specifically extracted from grape seeds has been studied in mice [5]. A team of Japanese researchers was interested in finding out which plant extracts are capable of promoting hair growth activities. They studied about 1000 botanical derivatives and found that the proanthocyanidins from grape seeds produced the most impressive results. 

First, the proliferation of hair follicle cells from mice (in vitro) increased by 230%. When used on mice in vivo, the proanthocyandins showed a remarkable ability to convert resting, non-growth telogen hair follicles to the active anagen (hair producing) phase.

Grape Seed Extract For Healthier Hair Follicles – Improving Blood Flow and Collagen

 

Grape seed extract may promote improved blood flow and delay the aging of collagen in the body Grape seed extract may promote improved blood flow and delay the aging of collagen in the body

Hair follicles rely on blood flow for oxygen and nutrition. Also since they are structurally made of collagen, the strength and health of this protein fiber matters for their overall functioning. 

Medical researchers have learned that the high antioxidant concentrations found in grape seeds can actually improve blood circulation. 

Supplements made from grape seed extract are used to help reduce the oxidation of LDL (bad cholesterol) which forms hardened fat deposits of plaque in the arteries. 

In 17 postmenopausal women, 400mg of GSE achieved a blood-thinning effect, reducing the potential risk of blood clots.

In another study, 400mg of GSE was taken by a group of younger women after sitting for 6 hours during each trial. They experienced reduced swelling and edemas by 70% compared to the control group who did not take the supplements. These effects may have been achieved by minimizing oxidative stress, producing a strengthening effect of the blood vessels.

Research also suggests that grape seed extract may increase the resistance of collagen to the body’s own processes of degradation. 

What does all this mean for our hair? Healthy blood flow and collagen are necessary for the longevity of the follicles and their ability to produce new hair shafts. And since the hair is virtually anatomically identical to the nails, the quality of our nails is also likely to benefit.

Beyond Hair – How Grape Seed Extract Benefits Your Overall Health

The high antioxidant content of grape seed extracts is not just limited to benefiting the hair, but also a wide range of other health areas. Here are  few to consider.

Kidney

Did you know that our kidneys are highly susceptible to irreversible oxidative damage? In one study, 23 subjects with chronic renal failure took 2 grams of GSE every day for 6 months resulting in a 3% decrease in urinary protein and a 9% improvement in kidney filtration

Brain

Grape seed extract contains flavenoids with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which may inhibit the formation of beta amyloid peptide fibrils, which contribute to degenerative diseases in the brain like Alzheimers. A study on 111 older adults who took regular GSE supplements showed improvements in memory, language and cognitive functioning. 

Liver

In vivo studies on toxin exposure show  that grape seed extract recycles antioxidants,  reduces inflammation and protects  against free radical damage with toxin exposure. A small study on humans revealed that GSE reduced levels of ALA (alanine amino transferase), an enzyme indicative of liver toxicity by 46%, while vitamin C produced no changes. 

Cancer

Scientists have also found that the antioxidant activity of GSE may help against cancer. But additionally, some studies suggest that  extract from the grape seed may also promote cancer-killing chemoactivity against malignant cells. Taking GSE supplements may help reduce the risk of cancer. 

Infectious Growths

Grape seed extract also possesses antifungal and antibacterial properties. Supplements are commonly taken to treat candida, a yeast-like fungus. Studies also show that GSE can inhibit other types of bacteria responsible for food poisoning and abdominal upset. 

Taking grape seed extract can optimize many aspects of your health  including the functioning of your hair follicles. Regular food sources may not always provide sufficiently high levels of antioxidants that can really make a significant difference for our bodies. Surely, oral supplementation through natural products can help provide the amounts needed. However, by choosing more natural sources of antioxidants, like grape seed, we can improve the availability of antioxidant compounds for our cells and tissues.

Frequently Asked Questions – Grape Seed Extract for the Hair and Health

1.  What does 95% grape seed extract mean? How is this beneficial?

The 95% usually refers to the concentration of procyanidins, formed from proanthocyanidins in the grape seed extract. These compounds are usually cited in research literature on GSE as the active treatment factor, due to their antioxidant benefits.  However, the actual potency does not depend on the concentration, but rather the processing of the grape seeds.

2. What extraction methods for processing grape seeds are safe and will preserve the integrity of essential phytochemicals? 

As with any natural botanical, heat should be omitted to prevent the destruction of important constituents. Thus, the use of alcohol as a solvent is the conventional means of extraction. Examples include acetone, methanol, acetonitrile and ethyl acetate. Newer innovations that are also being used include proton NMR spectroscopy and high performance liquid chromatography.

3. Does grapeseed extract have antiviral properties?

According to researchers, grapeseed extract may be effective against foodborne viruses such as feline calicivirus and murine norovirus as well as hepatitis. These viral types are different from the Coronavirus, which according to foodsafetynews.com does not transmit through foodborne routes.

Further Reading

Are there ways to restore hair naturally? Learn more about what science has to say about natural, plant-based treatment ingredients.

References

[1]  BE Prie,* L Iosif,* Oxidative stress in androgenetic alopecia, J Med Life. 2016 Jan-Mar; 9(1): 79–83.

[2] R. M. Trüeb, The impact of oxidative stress on hair, 17 November 2015

[3]  Young Hye Cho , Sang Yeoup Lee et al., Effect of Pumpkin Seed Oil in Men With Androgentic Alopecia. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2014;2014:549721. doi: 10.1155/2014/549721. Epub 2014 Apr 23

[4] A Kamimura 1, T Takahashi, Y Watanabe, Investigation of Topical Application of Procyanidin B-2 From Apple to Identify Its Potential Use as a Hair Growing Agent, Phytomedicin, 2000 Dec;7(6):529-36. doi: 10.1016/S0944-7113(00)80040-9

[5] T Takahashi , T Kamiya, Y Yokoo, Proanthocyanidins From Grape Seeds Promote Proliferation of Mouse Hair Follicle Cells in Vitro and Convert Hair Cycle in Vivo, Acta Derm Venereol, 1998 Nov;78(6):428-32. doi: 10.1080/000155598442719.

 

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What is MSM and Does It Help Hair Growth? https://ugro.com/what-is-msm-and-does-it-help-hair-growth/ https://ugro.com/what-is-msm-and-does-it-help-hair-growth/#respond Tue, 28 Jul 2020 22:29:16 +0000 https://ugro.com/?p=21685 MSM (methylsulfomethoane), also known as dimethyl sulfone, methyl sulfone and DMSO2, is a colorless, crystalline substance which is an organic source of biologically active sulfur which can exert a direct physiological effect in the body. Often touted as the “miracle supplement,” it is recommended for inflammatory conditions such as arthritis,along with other health applications such

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MSM (methylsulfomethoane), also known as dimethyl sulfone, methyl sulfone and DMSO2, is a colorless, crystalline substance which is an organic source of biologically active sulfur which can exert a direct physiological effect in the body. Often touted as the “miracle supplement,” it is recommended for inflammatory conditions such as arthritis,along with other health applications such diabetes, chronic pain, TMJ and migraines. Many people also want to know, what does MSM do for your hair?

As a popular health supplement, MSM has also been linked to hair and skin beauty. By supplying sulfur, MSM is said to improve our collagen production for the skin and keratin for the hair. But does this mean that MSM can actually help hair grow?

MSM is a supplement that can help improve our skin, hair and other health areas.

MSM is a supplement that can help improve our skin, hair and other health areas.

A Research Study on MSM for Hair Growth versus Drug Delivery

One study wanted to find out if MSM could help another compound called MAP (Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate) improve its ability to grow hair [1]. Within their research, the scientists also tested the ability of MSM, by itself to grow hair. 

Previous studies have shown that MAP is able to end the telogen (hair growth resting stage) phase and initiate the active anagen hair growth phase in mice (Sung et. al., 2006). It can promote the proliferation of derma papilla cells which regulate hair follicle growth and development 

What is MSM Used for as a Topical Treatment?

Researchers are looking at MSM to help improve topical skin penetration and drug delivery.

Researchers are looking at MSM to help improve topical skin penetration and drug delivery.

As derivative of DMOS, the researchers believed that MSM (which has a very similar chemical structure) could also improve the permeability of cells. It was likely that MSM could potentially improve the hair growth performance of MAP as a skin penetration enhancer for drug delivery. 

Testing the Benefits of MSM for Skin Penetration

The researchers performed their experiment on mice with alopecia. They first prepared various concentrations of MAP

  • 2.5%
  • 5%
  • 7.5%
  • 10%

At concentrations higher than 7.5%, they found that hair growth effects plateaued. This is how they determined that 7.5% was highest concentration needed for improving hair growth.

The researchers also wanted to test various concentrations of MSM, along with the 7.5% MAP. This included:

  • 1%
  • 5%
  • 10%

5-10% MSM was able to produce better hair growth effects compared to MAP 7.55 alone. The researchers. In fact, the amount of hair growth achieved was proportionate to the concentration of MSM used. 

In the next phase of the experimentation, the researchers wanted to find out how and why MSM was able to enhance hair growth. 

Does MSM for Hair Growth Actually Work? 

The scientists  first tested the hypothesis that MSM itself worked to enhance the growth of hair, compounding the effects of MAP. This was based on the idea that MSM provides sulfur which is used to create keratin for the hair fibers. 

The scientists applied 7.5% MSM by itself to the backs of mice with alopecia. But no hair growth was achieved. 

The next hypothesis they tested was that MSM works as a skin penetration enhancer, by improving the transdermal delivery of MAP to the follicles. When applying higher concentrations of MSM along with the 7.5% MAP, they found that skin penetration actually decreased, instead of improving. This outcome disproved the notion that MSM helps improve hair growth by enhancing the receptivity of the skin.

The final possibility tested by the researchers was that MSM improved the retention of the 7.5% MAP. When measuring the amount of MAP in the skin due to 10% MSM, they found that it had accumulated at an impressive 8.5 ug/cm2, nearly 200 times more than MAP alone. 

The researchers concluded that while MSM does not improve hair growth, it can work in a dose dependent fashion to improve the retention of a particular ingredient in the skin, like MAP, to boost its effectiveness. 

What is MSM Taken For? How Can It Help Hair Follicles?

MSM can help keep our hair follicles healthy by reducing inflammation, a rather common contributor of hair loss

MSM can help keep our hair follicles healthy by reducing inflammation, a rather common contributor of hair loss

MSM supplement usage is primarily recommended for treating inflammation. Inflammation is part of our immune system’ response. It is intended to help our tissues heal, following an injury, or provide defense against invaders like viruses and bacteria. 

During an inflammatory reaction, our bodies release cytokine proteins which signal and communicate for other resources (e.g. hormones, nutrients and immune cells) to aggregate at the site of the trigger in order to fix the issue. 

But sometimes, these responses are miscalibrated. They may be excessive or present when there is no internal threat. White blood cells may start attacking other cells and tissues, including those of the hair follicles, which causes damage to them. 

MSM treats chronic, low-grade inflammation by inhibiting a protein complex and nuclear factor known as NF-kB which promotes gene expression for the production of cytokines, chemokines and expression molecules [2] 

MSM also reduces the production of signaling proteins associated with systemic inflammation such as interleukin 6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNf-a) [3] 

Within the context of hair follicles, inflammation is often linked to a common and reversible form of hair loss known as telogen effluvium which manifests as unwanted thinning and shedding. 

By suppressing excessive inflammatory responses throughout the general physiology, MSM can also contribute to healthier hair follicles.

MSM Benefits for Oxidative Stress 

Oxidative stress due to free radicals has been linked to alopecia. MSM can act as a neutralizer to mitigate this type of damage.

Oxidative stress due to free radicals has been linked to alopecia. MSM can act as a neutralizer to mitigate this type of damage.

 Health articles found online discuss the detrimental effects of oxidative stress. And many people are aware that this issue can be countered with the help of antioxidants. 

Oxidative stress is a leading cause of aging processes in the body which also affect our hair follicles. It is  is caused by unstable free radical molecules which are missing an electron and attempt to regain it by stealing it, so to speak from nearby cells and tissues, perpetuating a chain reaction. 

MSM supplements are often  described to have powerful antioxidant capabilities. However, the compound itself works to aid in the synthesis of  glutathione in the liver,  As the most important antioxidant found within our bodies, it is often regarded as an anti-aging nutrient. 

Glutathione requires sulfur [4], a nutrient which can be supplied by MSM. As this antioxidant works to neutralize free radicals within the body, it  contributes to the health, vitality and longevity of our hair follicles. 

In summary, MSM can improve the delivery of other topical agents which benefit the hair producing functions of the follicles. However it will not directly promote hair growth. Rather, MSM can realistically be expected to stave off inflammation and oxidative stress as two key sources of follicular damage which can lead to possible hair loss. 

Frequently Asked Question – What is MSM? 

What is MSM derived from?

MSM can be made synthetically in lab settings and most commercially available MSM in the food and pharmaceutical industry is synthesis. Very precise methods of synthesis results in bio-identical MSM that is the same in every practical sense as the naturally occurring form.  Likewise, MSM can also be derived from natural plant sources such as

  • Tomatoes
  • Alfalfa sprouts
  • Coffee beans
  • Legumes
  • Apples
  • Raspberries
  • Swiss chard

The starting point of MSM is sulfate in the ocean which is taken up by algae, phytoplankton and other marine micro-organisms. It turns into various compounds before it is released into the atmosphere. Eventually, MSM is formed and descends into the earth’s soil through rain and precipitation. Plants then absorb the MSM allowing the nutrient to become available through food sources. 

What are some common MSM side effects to be aware of? 

MSM is generally considered to be safe. However, there have not yet been any long term studies on the effects of high doses. Possible side effects may include fatigue, nausea, diarrhea, insomnia, headaches, concentration difficulties, skin reactions or swelling in the feet or ankles. 

It is important to ask your doctor if it is safe to take MSM if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Other conditions to inquire about with a physician include: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, prostate cancer, asthma, allergies, bleeding or blood clotting disorders like hemophilia. 

Can MSM supplements improve the texture and softness of the hair? 

As the third most abundant mineral in the body, sulfur is undoubtedly crucial for our health and well-being . MSM is an excellent source of organic sulfur to create keratin which is needed for normal hair structures.  However, dryness and brittleness of the hair is largely due to moisture loss which can be attributed to age and UV radiation from the sun. The sulfur provided by MSM can help the hair’s general state of health, a benefit that has been exploited by some oral and topical hair product lines. But there are no known studies which link sulfur deficiencies to changes in hair texture.  

Further Reading

Discover how a corn derived compound can improve your hair’s softness and shine

Learn more about how olive leaf extract can help help hair loss

References

  1. S. Shanmugan et. al., The Effect of Methylsulfonylmethane on Hair Growth Promotion of Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate for the Treatment of Alopecia, Biomolecules and Therapeutics, 17(3), 241-248 (2009)
  2. T.Lawrence, The Nuclear Factor NF-kB Pathway in Inflammation, Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol. 2009 Dec; 1(6): a001651
  3. Ahn. H et.al., Methysulfonylmethane inhiibits NLRP3 inflammasome activation, Cytokine 2015 Feb; 71(2):223-31.doi: 10.1016/j.cyto.2014.11.001. Epub 2014 Nov 21.
  4.  Grimble RF1. The effects of sulfur amino acid intake on immune function in humans. J Nutr. 2006 Jun;136(6 Suppl):1660S-1665S. doi: 10.1093/jn/136.6.1660S.

 

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Niacin is a water-soluble B vitamin (B3) and an essential human nutrient which must be obtained from diet sources since it cannot be synthesized by the body. It’s primary role is to turn food into energy needed by our cells. Within the body, vitamin B3 can combine with nicotinic acid. The end product is niacinamide, also known as nicotinamide which has been receiving much attention as a skin beauty ingredient. And now more research studies are coming to the forefront which support Niacin benefits for hair follicle health. 

Sources of Niacin for Your Hair and Overall Health

Niacin can be found in green leafy vegetables and other healthful food sources.

Niacin can be found in green leafy vegetables and other healthful food sources.

Niacin can be derived from natural food sources such as:

  • green vegetables
  • mushrooms
  • nuts
  • sunflower seeds
  • cereal grains
  • green peas

Niacin as well as niacinamide are also available to consumers as supplement products

Research on Topical Niacinamide for Hair Growth in Women

Niacin may potentially help women suffering from alopcia hair loss

Niacin may potentially help women suffering from alopcia hair loss

In a research study called, A pilot study evaluating the efficacy of topically applied niacin derivatives for treatment of female pattern alopecia, 60 women at various stages of pattern hair loss (Ludwig types 1-3)  participated in a double-blind, placebo controlled study on the effects of nicotinate [1]. 

In women, pattern hair loss (androgenic alopecia) manifests as thinning hair density, increased shedding and hair strands with reduced volume. So far, Minoxidil 2% is the only approved treatment for this condition. 

As discussed earlier, nicotinic acid combines with Niacin to form nicotinamide, also known as niacinamide. The anionic form of this acid is nicotinate which was observed in this study. 

The researchers observed the topical effects of octyl nicotinate.  They divided the female participants into two groups:

  1. Treatment group who received a topical solution of the octyl nicotinate
  2. Control group who received an inactive vehicle solution

After 6 months, the Niacin derivative solution was able to induce a significant increase in the fullness of hair within the treatment group subjects. The researchers are not clear on the exact mechanism of action. But they speculate that the treatment formula may have helped improve the density of the follicles and the quality of existing hairs. 

This showed that nicotinic acid derivatives can be a potentially viable treatment for female alopecia. But continued studies on larger sample sizes are still needed at this point. 

A Study on a Niacin Topical Hair Growth Formulation

In another study, A Novel Cosmetic Approach to Treat Thinning Hair, a group of researchers designed a topical leave in formulation to treat hair strands with diminished diameters [2].  This consisted of the following set of ingredients (CNPDA)

  • caffeine
  • niacinamide
  • pantheol
  • dimethicone
  • acrylate polymer

The research team hoped to find a new way to address thinning hair in women. Existing hair loss treatments usually attempt to improve hair density or prevent further damage. So far, there are no solutions that actually address the thinning diameter of the hair shafts. 

This group of scientists were optimistic that they could devise a Niacin based formula to help address this issue of diminishing hair strand thickness. 

They measured hair fiber diameters using a laser scan micrometer. They also used the tensile break stress and torsion pendulum testing methods to determine improvements in mechanical and behavioral properties.

Based on their data, the researchers found that the CNPDA treatment was able to increase hair strand diameters by 2-5 um, expanding their cross sectional areas by about 10%. 

The treated hairs also displayed the characteristic properties of thicker hair with improved subtleness, pliability and ability to withstand force without breaking. 

Niacin HDL and Why It Matters For Hair Loss

Low HDL (good cholesterol) may be linked to hair loss. Niacin may help provide treatment benefits.

Low HDL (good cholesterol) may be linked to hair loss. Niacin may help provide treatment benefits.

Niacin may potentially help reduce hair loss by improving levels of high density lipoproteins, also known HDL cholesterol, or “good cholesterol” in the body. 

In a study called, Both low circulatins insulin-like growth factor and high density lipoproteins are associated with hair loss in women, a group of scientists discovered a strong correlation between low HDL levels and hair loss in females [3]. 

They closely examined 323 middle-aged women and found that the subjects with lower than average HDL cholesterol were more likely to suffer from hair loss, compared to the female participants with normal levels of good cholesterol.

Since niacin is commonly used to boost HDL cholesterol , this nutrient may be able to prevent, or even reverse hair loss in women. Further research would needed to see if this could be a cause and effect relationship. 

Niacin and It’s Role In Keratin Production

Niacin, in it’s amide form, niacinamde,  helps to facilitate and speed up the synthesis of keratin(keratinization) in the hair follicles which is needed to form the visible hair strands . 

This process centers around a cell division mechanism at the base of the follicles. The derma papilla cells emit a hormonal signal to the stem cells which causes them to differentiate into progenitor cells. These progenitor cells divide and split into two daughter cells. One of them will retain the nucleus and the other will die, forming a container of keratin (keratinocyte). This buildup of keratin forms new hair strands.

Niacin’s job is to help keep this process moving. A lack of proper movement will result in weak, thin strands.. 

How Niacin Improves Blood Flow

Researchers are finding that niacin may help improve blood flow to the scalp for healthier hair.

Researchers are finding that niacin may help improve blood flow to the scalp for healthier hair.

Niacin helps blood vessels dilate which helps to improve blood circulation throughout the body. 

Additionally its derivative, nicotinic acid  can also reduce blood thickness (i.e. viscosity) which also facilitates blood flow. 

Healthy hair depends on blood circulation  to deliver oxygen and nutrients needed by the follicle to function properly.  By helping to stimulate blood circulation, Niacin contributes to optimizing hair growth processes. 

Niacin Repairs DNA Damage

Niacin also helps repair DNA damage which can decrease the protein levels which are necessary for the healthy production of hair. 

Our DNA contains code sequences for building all the proteins in the body. Damage to the DNA, which occurs through natural aging processes, UV radiation and free radicals  can hinder the construction of important protein structures, whether they are used for hair or other parts of the body. 

Niacin is used to make a coenzyme called NAD (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide) which plays a primary role in a process called oxidative phosphorylation, converting food derived components like fatty acids and glucose into energy. 

Research shows that the body engages in heightened levels of oxidative phosphorylation in response to damaged DNA. 

Niacin therefore helps to restore normal protein production by serving as a crucial building block for  DNA repair processes. 

Frequently Asked Questions – Niacin Benefits for Hair Follicle Health

How many mg of niacin for hair growth should I take on a daily basis? 

Although Niacin is considered a vitamin and a nutrient that we need for our health, over -dosage can lead to adverse health effects. These include: flushing, upset stomach, liver dysfunction, glucose intolerance and blurred vision. The recommended daily allowance (RDA) for adult male is 16mg/day. And the RDA for adult females is 14mg per day. The Tolerable Upper (TU) upper intake level of niacin has been determined to be 35 mg/day.

The consumption of niacin through food sources is likely to be safe. But the safe use of supplement products for niacin ( or any other nutrient ) should be discussed with your physician who can recommend an appropriate dosage for your particular health needs. For these reasons, may may find topical hair products to be the best method to deliver niacin to the hair. There is less chance of systemic side effects to niacing from applying through a topical product. Some natural hair products have made optimal use of niacin in their formulation to very good effect on hair health.

 

Does nicotinamide cause hair loss?

There are no studies which support nicotinamide as a cause of hair loss. In fact research, such as the studies discussed above, actually suggest that nicotinamide supports hair growth as a topical treatment and within the body’s own natural processes. 

Are Niacin benefits for hair limited to the hair strands? Can the nutrient also help the hair follicle?

Researchers have found that nicotinamide is able to exert photoprotective properties [4]. And as an ingredient in sunscreens, it can also offer improved protection for the the epidermal barrier of the skin’s surface , Which also benefits the hair follicles, keeping them safe from the damaging effects of UV rays. 

Further Reading

Learn more about the research which supports the benefits of shea butter for healthier hair

Dream of having softer, shinier hair? Discover a natural eco-friendly compound for hair conditioning known as glyceryl oleate 

References 

  1. Draelos et.al,A pilot study evaluating the efficacy of topically applied niacin derivatives for treatment of female pattern alopecia,, Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, 4(4): 258-61, Jan. 2006
  2. Davi MG, et al., A novel cosmetic approach to treat thinning hair, BrJ. Dermatol 2011 Dec; 165 Suppl 3:24-30
  3. Noordman et. al., Both low circulatins insulin-like growth factor and high density lipoproteins are associated with hair loss in women, Br.J Dermatol. 2016
  4. Gehring W., Nicotinic acid/ niacinamide and the skin, J.Cosmet. Dermatol: 2004 Apr. 3(2) 88-93

 

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The men in his family — they have different degrees of hair loss and baldness. But Josh clung to the idea that he could restore his hair and break his family’s hair stereotypes. He knew if he didn’t take proactive measures to protect and strengthen his hair, that he’d end up like them. 

“I was perhaps sensitive that I was looking into the future,” he said referring to his family members. “Hair loss can be something that distracts your mind and takes your mind off the moment.” 

After that, the Van Nuys, Calif. native said he noticed his hair was dry and brittle. “I was also experiencing some fall out,” he added.

 

“I’d been looking for something to up my game,” Josh said candidly. 

He also shared that aside from the dry hair, it was flat and he was experiencing a scalp irritation. Eventually, he  found Dr. UGro Gashee Botanical Hair Lotion and started using it on a daily basis.  The Gashee Hair Lotion is an all natural hair lotion that supports growing hair by keeping it nourished and moisturized. 

Mane Taming: Managing His Hair Care Routine

Using Gashee to restore and maintain healthy hair.

Josh decided to use Dr.UGro Gashee in an effort to implement a hair restorative routine.

Every morning, after he’s washed and towel dried his hair Josh adds a few drops of the hair lotion in his palms and combs through his strands, especially coating the scalp and ends.

 Implementing the Dr. UGro Gashee products

As soon as Josh discovered the Dr. UGro Gashee products he said he used the hair lotion daily.

After that, he’s off to start his day. Simple and easy. The hair lotion applied to the scalp nourished and boosted growing hair, but it also reduced hair breakage, split ends and frizz. By implementing the hair lotion into his hair grooming routine, Josh said he noticed, almost immediately, how the revitalizing serum soothed his irritated scalp.

“It’s all natural. It smells great; it feels great,” “My wife loves the smell” Josh remarked. “My hair feels thicker, stronger and healthier. The Dr. UGro Gashee hair product definitely has brought some life back into my hair that wasn’t there before. I’m going to stick with it.”

 

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Fighting Hair Frustrations: Unearthing Natural Hair Care Solutions

Over a year ago, life threw yet another challenge to breast cancer survivor, Ana, from Anaheim, Calif. Although her hair did grow back months after chemotherapy, the texture and tone of the hair changed. Her hair had lost its luster and it was breaking. I could not build volume or grow it long, she explained. 

“I was sad,” Ana said about her hair issues. “I cried.”

Hiding her hair frustrations under scarves.

Ana’s hair frustrations led her to hiding her sparse hair underneath scarves and other types of coverings.

Like other women, Ana’s hair is a part of her identity and seeing it diminish and so fragile felt traumatic​. She was dispirited.  Therefore, unsure how to address her frustrations she hid her patchy hair by wearing hats, hair scarves, and headbands. 

Trial And Error Hair Restoration

Brushing her patchy lifeless hair, she pondered on hair restoration options and decided to seek help. She consulted with a number of hair specialists who prescribed pharmaceutical medications.  But nothing proved effective. 

Ana tried a little bit of every type of hair restoration product.

Ana tried a number of hair care products, including pharmaceutical prescriptions, but nothing worked.

“I’ve used so many products,” Ana said. “I tried them for six to eight months, but nothing worked.”

Witnessing her ongoing frustrations, Ana’s husband decided to take matters into his own hands – help her find hair care solutions. He scoured the Internet. 

After that, he found Dr. Sanusi Umar (Dr. U). After reviewing her history and examining Ana, Dr.U recommended she began a twice-daily regimen of Dr. UGro Gashee, a natural hair care solution that is eco-friendly and cold formulated with botanicals and phytoactive ingredients.

 

The Surprising Gashee Results

Results within two months of using.

Ana said she saw results within the first two months of the daily use of Dr. UGro Gashee Botanical Hair Lotion.

Ana decided to try the Gashee Botanical Hair Lotion. Within two months of using the hair lotion, Ana said she saw a difference in her hair. She was speechless – it was actually working.

“When I saw my little itty bitty hairs,” Ana said. “I thought, ‘Oh, this product is working.’ I was happy.”

A year later, Ana continues to use Dr. UGro Gashee Hair Lotion as it has made her hair much fuller, she is finally able to grow her hair long, whereas, before Gashee, her hair was low volume and never able to grow long. Her hair no longer looked dull, frayed, or damaged. Her strands finally came to life.

“Dr. UGro Gashee gave me my smile back,” Ana said. “I am so happy.”

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Hawthorne, Calif. native, Laura, ran the hairbrush through her hair. Her coarse parched hair strands clung to the brush like magnets.  Sitting in front of piles of straggly hair, an immense wave of sadness washed over her. Her hair was patchy, sparse and brittle, according to Laura. It lost its fullness and life as the days went by. 

“It was just all the issues that you can think of with a hair that’s just not healthy,” Laura said solemnly. 

Addressing hair frustrations.

Laura was frustrated with her unhealthy, patchy and brittle hair.

Maybe It Was Menopause

Laura attributed the loss of fullness, breakage and dullness of her hair to menopause. After menopause her hair lost its luster, she said. Similarly to other women dealing with matte textured hair, Laura searched for products to revitalize her hair.

Despite her age, she wanted her hair to be shiny, reflective, fuller and longer hair that looked healthy. She scrolled through pages of medical journals, product websites and tried an array of home remedies. Furthermore, she went to see doctors and specialists who prescribed pharmaceutical medications. 

Throwing in the Towel – Almost

Laura grew weary. Nothing seemed to work. Hopeless and eager to bring life back into her ailing, now limp hair, her physician recommended she see a dermatologic surgeon (Dr Umar). Upon reviewing her, Dr U determined that there is no indication for surgery and recommended that Laura considers using Dr. UGro Gashee, an all natural hair product, a chance. 

Gashee Natural Botanical Hair Lotion  is eco-friendly and cold formulated with botanicals and phytoactive ingredients. 

 “In these last 14 months my whole story has changed,” she said. “It was incredible how fast it filled in.”

Within two months of using Gashee Hair Lotion, according to Laura, she saw an astonishing change. For instance, the hair’s texture was strong. Her hair wasn’t breaking and it no longer was piling on her brush.

“I couldn’t believe it,” she gushed. “It was a miracle.”

Her hair’s color was enhanced and the best part, according to Laura, “My hair wasn’t in the brush.”

Dr. UGro Gashee gave Hawthorne a woman a surprising result: healthy hair restoration.

Dr. UGro Gashee changed Laura’s hair texture and health in a span of 14 months.

“I wanted to shout out to the world,” she said with a smile. “Use this product.” 

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Two years ago, Chicago native, Diane, noticed the texture and thickness of her hair changed. It was patchy and frail. The sparse hairs revealed a substantial part of her scalp on the top of the temple; the skimpy hairs told a telltale story that something was amiss. 

“My hair was never thick,” she said. “Not thin, but never thick. I’ve never had a thick consistency of hair.”

However, even if she knew her hair wasn’t the most voluminous, she especially raised an eyebrow when she realized the hair on her edges, back and nape of her head were sparse too. 

Stress Was Just The Tipping Point

Similarly, her husband, Tony said he noticed her scanty hair more so after the death of her parents and siblings. He attributed those heart-wrenching experiences to the change in Diane’s hair.

“[It was] the rigor of stress,” her husband Tony explained. 

After that, Diane found a spot on the center of her head. That’s when it became real. According to Tony, she didn’t seem too concerned until that day.  She questioned everything – hair products, types of hairstyles, medications, lifestyle and diet. Something had changed and she couldn’t quite figure out why her hair looked transparent.

Understanding The Root Of The Problem

Diane was dead-set in finding a solution to her hair dilemma. As a result, she saw a number of  hair specialists and dermatologists. Doctor after specialist diagnosed her condition and prescribed pharmaceutical medications and topicals. There were even years of injections on her scalp.

In addition, she was sent to see a dermatologic surgeon for a surgical solution. But much to her disappointment, she was not a surgical candidate, as her condition was not treatable by surgery. 

She researched and tried all types of hair products. But there was no improvement in her hair’s overall health. 

Giving Natural Hair Solutions A Chance

Disheartened, Diane hit a dead end. However, she was determined to find a solution that would work for her. Therefore, when recommended to try Dr. UGro Gashee, by board-certified dermatologist Dr. Sanusi Umar, she did so without hesitation. Once she received the Gashee Natural Botanical Hair Lotion, she discontinued all pharmaceutical treatments. Months later she switched to the Gashee Natural Botanical Hair Pomade formula.

The Gashee Pomade is an all natural hair pomade that is free of petroleum, drugs or harsh chemicals. Even in its most organic form, the pomade can be used as a natural hair mask that conditions and moisturizes hair. 

She switched, according to Diane, because the pomade is an ideal stylant for edge control. Other users, particularly men, have also said they’ve used the Gashee hair pomade for waves. The best part of the pomade – it doesn’t dry out the hair, the hair remains supple and holds the style in place. Above all, the pomade has the same lotion phytoactive ingredients that are distinguished to stimulate and boost growing hair.

It Worked! What The What?!

“I went into it not knowing what to expect,” Diane said.  

Restoring her hair without the hassle.

Though she was uncertain of the type of results the Dr.UGro Hair Lotion would provide, Diane didn’t give up the hope of restoring her hair.

According to Diane, when she started using the product she’d take a small amount of lotion and applied it throughout her scalp and hair. She did this diligently for months. Little by little, Tony said he noticed her hair getting better.

“All of sudden,” teary eyed Tony said with a smile. “My baby’s hair got thicker.”

After that, pleased with the results, Diane said she decided to try the Dr. UGro Gashee Natural Hair and Nail Oral Supplements

“I continuously use the product along with the supplements,” Diane said. “Where I had thinning patches, I now see fullness.”

Similar to the Gashee pomade and lotion, the oral supplements have all natural ingredients without pharmaceuticals or harsh chemicals or harsh preservatives. When combined with the topical lotion or pomade, it can have  potent and boosting effects to hair and nails.

 

 

The Gashee Hair Makeover

Diane was surprised to find a product that actually worked.

Though she was uncertain of the type of results the Dr.UGro Hair Lotion would provide, Diane didn’t give up the hope of restoring her hair.

Her hair was fuller. There was a striking difference in her hair in comparison to pictures she’d taken prior to using the products, she pointed out. 

But it wasn’t just the thickness. According to Diane, she noticed during the time she’d been using the pomade her hair was stronger. Similarly, her edges had filled up and the overall health of her hair was astonishing. 

With a beaming smile, Diane demonstrated how she slicked back her short curly hair into a sleek low ponytail.

“It has changed my life,” Diane said with a smile. “in terms of how I see myself and how I am confident in appearing in the outside world.”

Slowly turning her head from side to side, she confessed it was the first time in three years that she was able to style her own hair.

“Oh look at this, she got a ponytail,” Tony said awestruck. “I’m elated and so is she. This is a wonderful product. This product works for real. It’s working on my wife.”

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As soon as Carla and Jodie saw what made Rapunzel let down her long hair in the first place, they clutched their sparse scalps in shock.

Like most people, they heard the story as kids. But never did they imagine that Rapunzel was a real woman—who worked hard to earn those locks with a secret sauce that turns out to be Gashee.

Well, at least was her secret until the prince swiped the goods up and galloped off into the sunset with them. So rude, right?

Rude—yet, somehow still dashing. That’s the power Gashee™ over Repunzel’s bandit prince that had Carla and Jodie wanting one to call their own.

But according to the commercial, princes have a thing Gashee and long lush tresses. And in that department, the two lifelong friends were certainly lacking.

Carla’s strands began to say “see ya” after extensions tugged at her roots for years, causing her to lose her edge. Thanks to “traction alopecia.”

And ever since going bleach blonde, Jodie’s tresses began to see trouble thanks to harsh chemical damage.

 

 

Rapunzel and her Gashee Bandit Prince

 

 

BFFs do everything together, so Carla and Jodie had tried everything in the book to bring their roots back.

Hair masks worked for some time but never lasted. And the supplements were chewy and sweet, but never resulted in any real growth.

 

That’s when they knew they had to get their hands on one thing— Gashee!!

 

 

 

 

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