" A study revealed that Peppermint Oil improves the hair growth by 92% compared to 55% of Minoxidil."
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.
At a low concentration, peppermint oil is very soothing to the skin. However, at a higher concentration, peppermint oil can be very stimulating; it increases the blood circulation in certain parts of the body including in the scalp.
" I used (Hair Growth) Serum every day for 30 days and my hair shedding has stopped. " Debra S. learn more >>>
Peppermint Oil Promotes Hair Growth Better Than Minoxidil
A study published in Toxicology Research Journal 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. It serves as an indicator for the efficacy of peppermint oil in the treatment of hair loss. This study also highlighted that the use of peppermint oil to support hair growth is safe.
" After using so many products on the market, I tried this product. It’s two months now and I see hair growth. I found the product perfect. The customer support is brilliant. They are always in touch and answer you professionally. 100% recommended." Amir, Ireland learn more >>>
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 reduces the blood flow to hair follicles, so much so that the hair follicles are deprived of nutrients. The topical use of menthol increases blood flow in the scalp and helps bring nutrients to hair follicles, hence, it helps 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.
Hair Growth Serum is a revitalising hair serum to reduce hair loss and promote hair growth with caffeine, niacinamide, menthol and rosemary essential oil as the key ingredients. Scalp Stimulator is a pre-Shampoo Treatment Oil to rejuvenate hair follicles with menthol, stabilised vitamin E and rosemary essential oil as the active ingredients. These hair treatment products are suitable for both men and women.
" 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." dr. Agustin Blanch, Spain learn more >>>
Henry Tianus is a multi-award-winning Anti-Ageing Scientist based in London, UK. Henry Tianus has been listed as The Recognised Institute Practitioner at The Institute of Traditional Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy (ITHMA), London (UK) since 2005. Henry Tianus's articles have been read by people in more than 100 countries with US and UK at the top of the list. Join Henry Tianus eNewsletter to receive the latest health and wellbeing tips.
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