4 – Shampoo containing plant extracts may promote hair growth – South Korean study
In January, a shampoo containing Inula helenium (IH) and Caesalpinia Sappan (CS) extracts were found to promote hair growth in people with androgenetic alopecia.
Androgenetic alopecia is a common type of hair loss and current available treatments include FDA-approved drugs, like minoxidil and finasteride to promote hair growth. However, they come with adverse drug reactions, such as skin irritation, sexual dysfunction, and circulatory disorders.
Researchers from South Korea tested a scalp shampoo containing IH and CS extracts on people suffering from hair loss, and found it significantly increase total hair count, showing a promising remedy for preventing hair loss and promote hair growth.
The research was published in the journal, Cosmetics.