The Science Behind Peppermint & Hair Re-Growth

Mia Maguire

Peppermint oil is one of the most common essential oils, used for a variety of different reasons, from detracting rodents, cleaning furniture, and as of recently, for potentially accelerating hair growth. Peppermint hair growth products are on the rise as of late, and like many hair care trends, it can be difficult to discern whether such solutions are purely a gimmick or actually work as promised. Peppermint boasts menthol, which offers a wide range of benefits for hair, skin and scalp—it’s antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and it’s also a natural vasodilator (a.k.a it boosts blood flow and stimulates circulation by opening up vessels), making it a great agent for not only hair growth, split ends and...

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