For a product to claim it helps hair grow, it should obviously contain some active ingredient that makes the magic happen. At Nourish Beaute, we know that the best approach to hair growth is multiple approaches, which is why you will see different active ingredients in different products. For example, our hair growth serum is powered by Redensyl®, whereas our hair growth shampoo uses the clinically-proven Procapil to increase hair growth. People, ourselves included, tend to hear these science-sounding words and think, “That must be bad, that must have a bunch of harsh chemicals in it.” But, don’t worry. In today’s blog, we’re going to explain what each of these active ingredients is, where they come from, and what their role is in hair loss prevention. Keep reading to learn more!
Redensyl: Supports Cell Division
Our hair (along with everything else in the universe) is made up of cells. Living cells divide and duplicate to create more identical cells. Regarding hair, these living cells reside in the hair follicle. As they divide (every 1-3 days), they create more hair that is pushed out of the follicle, increasing the length of the strand of hair.
Redensyl, which powers our hair growth serum, is a newly-discovered molecule called dihydroquercetin-glucoside (DHQG), which is a molecule derived from plant extracts. This molecule targets stem cells in the hair follicles and encourages quicker cell division, which results in more hair growth. In clinical studies testing the effects of Redensyl versus Minoxidil (the main ingredient in hair growth products like Rogaine), Redensyl was shown to work twice as well as Minoxidil!
Procapil: Blocks DHT
Procapil is a clinically-proven ingredient that we use in our hair growth shampoo. It is safe to use and has no known negative reactions, making it perfect for people with sensitive skin. Procapil functions as a DHT blocker. If you remember from previous blogs, DHT is a hormone that targets hair follicles, causing them to shrink and die.
Procapil is made up of three nature-derived ingredients. The first is biotinyl-GHK — we know, it sounds completely unnatural, but it is simply a form of biotin, a well-known hair growth vitamin. The second ingredient in Procapil is oleanolic acid, which is a naturally-occuring chemical compound derived from olive trees. Lastly, Procapil contains apigenin, a flavonoid found in citrus plants.
These ingredients work together to achieve two main functions. The first is preventing the effects of DHT on the hair follicles. The second function of Procapil is to increase blood flow to the scalp. Together, these functions help to keep hair nourished, strong, and healthy.
In a clinical study, Procapil was shown to increase hair growth by 121% and decrease hair loss by 47% in just a two-week period. If that’s just two weeks, imagine the results that come with making this powerful ingredient part of your daily routine!
Baicapil™: Increases Density With Plant-Based Ingredients
Baicapil is a patented hair growth formula that combines three plant-based active ingredients to increase hair density, decrease hair loss, and stimulate hair growth. It is made up of soy extract, wheat sprout extract, and extract from the root of the purple-flowered plant Baikal Skullcap. In a clinical study, Baicapil was shown to activate the hair growth cycle and increase the amount of time hair spent in the growth phase (before becoming dormant and falling out in the resting phase). It also increased the density of hair by 59%, visibly increased the thickness of the strands, and reduced hair loss by 60%. Nourish Beaute’s Baicapil hair growth products include our hair growth conditioner and hair growth mask!