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Lanolin: An Effective Moisturizing Agent for the Scalp

Lanolin, as described by Black’s Veterinary Dictionary, is the fat found in sheep’s wool, and is widely used in many creams and beauty products (491). However, there have been studies that show a link between lanolin and hair growth is possible. The reason why lanolin has been used in various cosmetic products, including hair products, […]

Vitamin D and hair growth: More important than you thought

Vitamin D has been shown to be very important in activating stem cells in hair follicles and regulating skin biology (Bollag, 2012). There are receptors

Selenium Supplements for Hair Growth

Selenium is a trace element that the human body requires in order to regulate antioxidants, thyroid hormones, and also has a link to human hair and bones (Masumoto et al., 2007). The exact role that Selenium plays in hair growth has yet to be fully understood, but it seems to be linked to its role […]

Ginkgo Biloba for Hair Loss

Limited research suggests that Ginkgo Biloba Extract (GBE) is a possible treatment for hair loss. GBE is reportedly used in three hair products (FDA 2006). Kobayashi et al (1993) conducted a study to determine the effects of GBE in normal, pre-shaven mice. As GBE was shown to promote hair regrowth in these mice, they suggested […]

Vitamin E for Hair Growth: How Does It Work?

Vitamin E has antioxidant properties and is fat-soluble, enabling it to penetrate to a precise site in the cell membrane. These attributes may be important in its function (Packer et al, 1979) for hair growth. A study by Naziroglu and Kokcam (2000) demonstrated an association between oxidative stress and hair loss. They found that patients […]