Sea Algae: the ingredient that gives you mermaid locks (eat your heart out Ariel!)

When most of us think of natural hair care products we usually think of ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter, even some essential oils come to mind (hello Ylang Ylang) but what we don’t often think of is algae and yet two very specific algae have life-changing restorative properties for our hair.

What are these two algaes and where do they come from?

Derived from two types of algae from the Coastal area of Brittany, France; Laminaria Digitata is an algae that is known for its stimulating properties and its ability to regulate sebum flow. Pelvetia Canaliculata is an algae that is known for its anti-stress, stimulating and cleansing properties.

What is it these two algaes do for your hair?

The combined action of both these extracts results in improved hair vitality as it stimulates microcirculation of the scalp. Scientific studies have shown that these ingredients used daily will increase hair growth by up to 27% and increase overall hair density by over 10%.

Now, we realised the above is a bit of a big statement to make… ‘increasing overall hair density by over 10%?’…. that alone will have a dramatic effect for your overall hair volume.

But these two algaes essentially help to optimize your own hair-growing potential and then, with continued use, will keep it at its best.

So what’s the science?

We’re glad you asked that one! Having used these algaes ourselves and seen incredible results we wanted to know what exactly was going on…

From our research we’ve found that Pelvetia Canaliculata inhibit testosterone-binding factors that can lead to hair loss in women. So, apparently, it can 'mimic' hormone activity. The other magical sea algae ingredient Laminaria Digitatis has a slew of minerals, potassium, magnesium, calcium and iron, as well as vitamins A, B3, B6, B12, C and E. Vitamin A is beneficial to hair follicles, as it keeps the hair root lubricated. Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant that aids effective circulation in the scalp due to increased oxygen uptake in blood, therefore it plays an important role in promoting hair growth and preventing hair loss and those minerals also play an important part in hair growth and maintaining a healthy amount of hair because mineral deficiency will reduce your body’s chance to regulate the blood circulation that promotes healthy hair growth and thyroid hormones that prevent dry hair and hair loss as well as defects in your hair colour.

There are many research articles that have looked into the health and hair benefits of these two algaes (sadly too many to post links to here) but if you would like to read more about these ingredients and the health benefits of essential oils and effectiveness of natural remedies for hair growth then click here.

Which of Our Products Contain these two Sea Algae?

Our Hair Growth Elixir has optimal levels of both Pelvetia Canaliculata and Laminaria Digitatis to ensure you maximise your hair’s growth potential. Within two weeks of using our Hair Growth Elixir you should start to see results but it can take up to two months of daily use for you to realise it’s full effects depending on your body’s scalp and overall health levels.

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