Benefits of Ginseng for the Hair

Benefits of Ginseng

Ginseng has been one of the most popular herbal remedies in Asia for centuries. It’s popularity has also grown in North America, expanding through the health, nutrition, and beauty industries. There are two types of ginseng: American Ginseng and Asian Ginseng, both of which contain ginsenosides, the chemical components to which we attribute all of its clinical effects.  We’re familiar with the skin benefits of ginseng, also known as the root of immortality and so, let’s examine the benefits it has for hair.

Ginseng Promotes Hair Growth

Ginseng is formed by active components called ginsenosides that have a positive effect on hair growth and its cycle. The main reason why it helps promote hair growth is its ability to tackle some of the physiological factors that cause hair loss. 

For example, ginsenosides have an anti-oxidation effect that alters the hair growth cycle and affects keratinocytes and dermal papilla growth. These active components act as reversal agents when it comes to the UV-ray exposure that causes hair weakening and loss. Additionally, their anti-aging properties are attributed to slowing down deterioration of collagen and increasing the natural production of hyaluronic acid. 

The nutritional elements of ginseng such as saponin and phytosterols contribute to the maintenance of a healthy scalp. Saponin is an antibacterial compound that fights infections effectively and phytosterols are believed to be effective in minimizing premature greying of hair.

Can Ginseng Slow Down Hair Loss?

Ginseng’s herbal properties have the ability to modulate and decrease the levels of the inflammatory substance that leads to hair loss (TGF-β1). This inflammatory substance induces the falling out phase of the hair growth cycle. Ginseng does the opposite by increasing the life of hair in the growing phase of its cycle. Overall, it promotes a healthy hair growth cycle in which the falling off phase is not longer than the growing out phase. 

Hair Products With Ginseng 

The Repair Treatment restores hair mass with a unique formulation that includes regenerative ingredients such as keratin and it’s also blended with ginseng to regain volume and strength. 

The Nurture Treatment rebalances the hair oils with a lustrous formula made of sunflower seed, avocado, argan, evening primrose, grapeseed, and olive oils, shea butter, ginseng, and rosehip extracts. This treatment deeply nourishes the hair and  promotes hair growth.