There are many oils which promotes hair growth on the market, castor oil being one of them, and unless you try them you’ll never know if these work for you. Mother nature has provided us with so much natural resources but today, we’re going to focus on chilli oil.
Chilli oil contains capsaicin which is an active ingredient in the chilli that is said to promote hair growth. A Japanese study has demonstrated that chilli worked for patients with alopecia.
The reason being is that capsaicin activates certain receptors under the skin which helps increase the production of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1). IGF-1 is a hormone that is similar to insulin, in structure and function. Basically, this protein helps in the process of cells reproduction and regeneration. IGF-1 also plays a role in the body’s creation of hair which is why it is recommended for hair growth.
If you want it to give it a go, please make sure to apply the oil on a small surface before, like any other products. People with a sensitive scalp might suffer from burning, irritation or/and inflammation.
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