Native to Europe, peppermint (mentha spicata) has long been used in traditional herbal medicine and aromatherapy for the treatment of various conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, sunburn and itching.
In low concentration, peppermint oil is very soothing to the skin. However, in moderate and high concentration, peppermint oil is very stimulating. Hence, it can increase blood circulation in certain parts of the body including in the scalp.
Peppermint Oil Promotes Hair Growth Better Than Minoxidil
A study published in Toxicology Research suggested that peppermint oil is more effective than minoxidil in promoting hair growth. The topical application of peppermint oil has been shown to increase the number and the depth of hair follicles. After 4 weeks, Peppermint Oil improved the hair growth by 92% compared to 55% of Minoxidil. This study also highlighted that the use of peppermint oil to support hair growth is safe.
Although this study may need to be repeated on human subjects, it serves as an early indicator on how effective peppermint oil can be in the treatment of hair loss.
Menthol in Peppermint Oil Promotes Hair Growth
Peppermint oil contains around 40% menthol, a phytochemical that has antioxidant and revitalising properties. A study published in Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin suggested that topical application of menthol improves blood circulation.
In people who suffer from androgenetic hair loss, Dihydrotestosterone is believed to have caused the miniaturisation of hair follicles. Dihydrotestosterone seems to reduce blood flow to hair follicles, so much so that the hair follicles are deprived from nutrients. The topical use of menthol increases blood flow in the scalp and helps bring nutrients to hair follicles. Hence, it may prevent hair follicles from shrinkage.
Menthol and caffeine are the two main ingredients in Henry Tianus Hair Loss Solution. It took me about 12 years to perfect my hair loss solution formulas, Hair Growth Serum and Scalp Stimulator. I have been using both products religiously to slow down my hereditary hair loss and support healthy hair growth.
" FANTASTIC! Dear Henry, today my hair loss patient who started using Henry Tianus Hair Loss Solution Products one week ago, came to my clinic and told me that Henry Tianus products are FANTASTIC. His hair look healthier and stronger already. Congratulation Henry, good job. " dr. Agustin Blanch, Spain.
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