Is it possible to use rosemary essential oil for hair growth? Researchers are looking deeper into this question.
What is Rosemary? Rosemary is a fragrant evergreen plant with needle-like leaves The ancients considered it to be a symbol of remembrance. The also celebrated the herb’s strong healing powers. References to rosemary are even found in literature, such as Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet which includes a well-known quote “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance, pray you love,
Gamma linoleic acid (GLA) is an unsaturated Omega 6 fatty acid that comes from plant sources such as borage seeds, primrose, hemp seeds, oats, barley and spirulina. Compared to other fatty acids, the human body metabolizes GLA through a different set of processes. This produces breakdown compounds that have been shown to fight inflammation and
Researchers are looking into biotin healthy hair connections.
What is Biotin? : Biotin, also known as “vitamin B7”, is a water-soluble vitamin of the vitamin B complex family. It is a vital part of a healthy metabolism, digestive system, and nervous system. Biotin for hair, also called Vitamin H, (i.e. hair) plays a major role in strengthening both the strands and hair follicles This nutrient is
Researchers are looking into oleic acid for hair restoration and growth purposes.
What is Oleic acid: Oleic acid, also known as “Omega-9” is a fatty acid that is found in animal and various vegetable oils and fats. Fatty acids are vital to life in general. They are the main components of food fats, oils and fat deposits in animals and man. Monounsaturated fats like oleic acid are less
Eugenol is a major component of cinnamon, the oil of which has been studied for its inhibitory properties against fungal infection. The effective resistance to potential hair loss via follicular infection has encouraged subsequent studies on eugenol for hair strength.
Eugenol is a liquid compound, often colorless, sometimes pale yellow, which is found in various essential oils, including clove oil. It is often used in perfumes for its aromatic qualities. Several studies have demonstrated certain attributes of eugenol that could potentially benefit hair health. These include 1. Anti-androgenic effects; 2. antioxidant effects, as well as;
A Natural Remedy For Hair Loss? Methylsulfonylmethane MSM Hair Growth: Hair loss affects millions in the United States every year. All across the nation, men and women are searching for ways to rectify hair loss and live more confidently. Recent studies surrounding methylsulfonylmethane hair growth proved positive for rodents treated for alopecia. What is Methylsulfonylmethane?
The Benefits of Horsetail Horsetail for hair growth has been studied over the years and the research results support its efficacy in treating a variety of ailments. It is an ancient herb that has been used for thousands of years to treat and improve bone health, regulate blood flow and assist in maintaining skin and
The hydrangea plant extract may offer a natural form of treatment to help control hair loss
Hydrangeas which belong to the Saxifragaceae family, are known for their beautiful pink and lavender colored flower clusters. Although they are cherished in gardens and given as gifts, the lower part of the plant (the roots and rhizomes, or the underground stem segments) also offer therapeutic benefits. Extracts have been used for medicinal purposes to
Apigenin benefits for hair follicles helps to prolong the anagen growth phase by suppressing TGF-B1
Apigenin is a bioflavonoid compound found in plants that exhibit potent anti-oxidant properties. Natural sources include: celery, chamomile tea, parsley, grapefruit, onions, oranges, wheat sprouts, grapes, and cherries. Besides being an anti-oxidant, apigenin is also known for its anti-inflammatory, and anti-tumor healing capabilities. However, there is one other interesting property that could potentially make a
Scientists are taking a closer look into pumpkin seed oil for hair loss
Pumpkin seed oil is produced by roasting the seeds and then pressing them to extract the oil. Aside from culinary uses, the oil is recognized for a wide range of health benefits, including diabetes, anxiety, and cancer. Even the World Health Organization recommends the consumption of pumpkin seeds as a rich, viable source of zinc. Pumpkin
Researchers are studying the potential for safflower floret extract for hair growth (1, 3).
Carthamus tinctorius, widely known by its common name as Safflower, is a branched plant with thistle-like petals. Safflower’s use in home remedies for hair growth has historical roots. The plant has been used as a potion for hair growth in ancient times. In the past, however, no scientific evidence has supported the idea of Carthamus
The Eclipta prostrata is often called the
Eclipta alba, also called Bhringraj and the “false daisy”, is an Ayurvedic herb found in India and southwestern parts of the United States. The plant is believed to prevent aging while regenerating hair, teeth, and bones. Eclipta alba also improves memory, sight, and hearing. Those looking for natural remedies for there hair loss might be interested in
Researchers continue to examine uses of red ginseng for hair loss.
Fructose Panax ginseng, also commonly referred to as Korean red ginseng or simply “red ginseng”, is a root plant which is often used in eastern medicine. It is often associated with Korea due to its indigenous growth in the country. However, it is also found in eastern Siberia and the northeast territory of China. The
Heap of green tea leaves and powder
Green tea extract (GTE) is a concentrated antioxidant compound derived from Camellia sinensis leaves. Unlike the leaves that are used for oolong and black teas, these leaves do not undergo an oxidation process. The consumption of these leaves is often linked to certain health benefits. Recently, however, researchers turned to examine green tea for hair
Do's and Dont's of Maintaining Healthy Black Hair
Maintaining Healthy Black Hair: Common hair tips such as trimming split ends, deep conditioning and avoiding hairstyles that pull at the hair are targeted towards a general population of women. However, women of color need to adopt a unique regimen for maintaining healthy black hair. Women of color have a tighter curl pattern that is
Natural Hair Ingredients and Processing Methods: People are constantly searching for “all natural” and organic hair growth products. Although many of these products claim to have pure ingredients directly from the source; they not be as effective as one would expect. The effectiveness of Natural Hair ingredients will largely depend on how they are processed.