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Peppermint Oil Promotes Hair Growth without Toxic Signs

Discussion in 'Hair Loss and Alopecia Published Studies' started by alscarmuzza, May 7, 2015.

  1. alscarmuzza

    alscarmuzza Established Member

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    Abstract:
    Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is a plant native to Europe and has been widely used as a carminative and gastric stimulant worldwide. This plant also has been used in cosmetic formulations as a fragrance component and skin conditioning agent. This study investigated the effect of peppermint oil on hair growth in C57BL/6 mice. The animals were randomized into 4 groups based on different topical applications: saline (SA), jojoba oil (JO), 3% minoxidil (MXD), and 3% peppermint oil (PEO). The hair growth effects of the 4-week topical applications were evaluated in terms of hair growth, histological analysis, enzymatic activity of alkaline phosphatase (ALP), and gene expression of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), known bio-markers for the enhanced hair growth. Of the 4 experimental groups, PEO group showed the most prominent hair growth effects; a significant increase in dermal thickness, follicle number, and follicle depth. ALP activity and IGF-1 expression also significantly increased in PEO group. Body weight gain and food efficiency were not significantly different between groups. These results suggest that PEO induces a rapid anagen stage and could be used for a practical agent for hair growth without change of body weight gain and food efficiency.

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    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4289931/
     
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    #mice

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    Notcoolanymore Senior Member

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    I will give this a shot.
     
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    Of course it promotes hair growth, it is estrogenic, anything estrogenic would do that!

    Until you start to experience the same sides than if you would be on finasteride.

    There is no easy solution for male pattern baldness.
     
  5. alscarmuzza

    alscarmuzza Established Member

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    Yeah I know it's mice, but I found the histological analysis more interesting than that.

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    Seeing that this is referring to topical application, are you referring to topical finasteride?
     
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    whatevr Senior Member My Regimen

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    Seems pretty clear cut to me; become mice or become a woman.
     
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    I know a few anti hairloss products that contain peppermint oil. It's generally good for your hair's health too!
     
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    Hahaha!
     

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