Begrudgingly tipping your stylist after a haircut that’s left you feeling unlike yourself and plotting your accelerated hair growth routine through a teary drive home? Or perhaps you’ve been trying to grow your hair for a long while but it seems to plateau at a certain length, leaving you frustrated and confused. Whatever your journey to longer locks entails, we’ve got the hero ingredients you need to look for.
While this is one of the better-known ingredients for hair growth, we typically just think of ingesting it with our daily vitamins. However, ingesting large amounts of biotin can have negative side effects as well, like acne or skin rashes. Topical biotin, aka vitamin B7, can help stimulate new keratin production, speeding the rate of growth in the follicles. Look for a treatment that contains topical biotin.
This simple ingredient is an all-natural solution for stubborn strands. It’s loaded with minerals, amino acids, and vitamins B, C, and E, helping to strengthen the hair so there is less shedding, as well as protecting it from breakage. It also contains a special carbohydrate known as inositol, which can protect and strengthen the follicles. Products with rice water are great treatments once or twice a week to see major results.
Arginine is a vital amino acid found in keratin, so it can help deep-condition and restore damaged hair, making it stronger against breakage. It’s also known to relax blood vessels, which can assist with supplying oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to the follicles to stimulate hair growth.
Aloe is not only hydrating to the hair shaft, but the natural plant enzymes can help break down buildup so that the follicles aren’t blocked with sweat, dead skin, and old product.
Products that contain lactic acid are great to use as a weekly treatment to remove buildup as well. Our scalp is just an extension of our face and should receive proper skincare such as exfoliation at least once a week to promote healthy growth.
Ah, caffeine. Is there anything you can’t do? While caffeine is mostly known for its benefits when ingested, it turns out it boasts some topical benefits as well—like stimulating hair growth and helping prevent hair loss.
This ingredient helps prevent buildup of dead skin cells and product, which can improve scalp health and help hair growth.
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