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Poll: Do External Hair Care Products Work?

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There’s no doubt about it. The hair care industry is a massive one. Haircare products promise beautiful, soft, and silky-smooth locks that feel and look healthy. From purple shampoos, cleansing conditioners, and all the hair growth products out there promising to give you a head full of thick and luscious hair, men and women alike have been hooked by the marketing offer surrounding hair care.

Do any of these products even work? After all, most of our hair is dead cells anyways. How is it possible that we can somehow nourish something dead?

The Science of Hair Care

When it comes to hair care products, it all comes down to the ingredients. For decades, shampoos and conditioners have been touted for their ability to soothe the scalp and maintain moisture. Based on the idea that the only “living” part of our hair is the follicle, one could think that these products are effective. So does the science behind them.

Hair Growth Products

Again, it all bottles down to the ingredients. For example, when it comes to hair growth products, external uses of finasteride have proven to help slow down the effects of male baldness by 70%. Other ingredients like minoxidil sprays have proven to help increase total hair count.

Internal Hair Care Products

However, feeding hair from within has also shown some promising results. For example, adding pumpkin seed oil as a daily supplement increased hair count by 40%, according to a study. Other supplements like rosemary oil have also been studied, but more research is needed.

Your GR8 Hair

While we wouldn’t say all hair care products are effective at treating your hair care concerns, there’s hope. If you’re struggling with scalp or hair issues, consider speaking to a dermatologist to see what possible external hair care products you should use.

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Geraldine is a GR8NESS Contributing Editor who writes about self care, clean makeup and beauty, mental health, and relationships – as well as natural remedies and fitness. She’s a coffee enthusiast with Venezuelan roots, a former ballerina, and the sunscreen patrol. Most of the time, you can find her working on her skincare routine or trying a new dance workout.
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