Arginine for Hair Growth and Scalp Health

Arginine for Hair Growth and Scalp Health

Hair loss in men and women is surprisingly common, with millions of people suffering in just the United States. Hair loss typically affects older people, but certain conditions and symptoms can cause people to lose hair at any age.

Hair and scalp care products with high-quality ingredients have the potential to tackle symptoms and improve hair and scalp health. This can slow the hair thinning process.

This article explores the potential benefits of arginine, an ingredient in Divi’s Scalp Serum, Shampoo & Conditioner.

Arginine Explained

Arginine is considered a semi-essential amino acid. It helps regulate cellular communication and blood flow and is needed in infancy, during childbirth, or in recovery from trauma or critical illness.

It is also present in mitochondrial function when energy is generated after eating – during the process of food being oxidated 

Arginine is also essential to the development of white blood cells (T cells), which help the body’s immune system fight illness and disease.

How is Arginine Produced?

L-citrulline is a non-essential amino acid that changes into nitric oxide and L-arginine in the kidneys. Both help to promote good blood vessels and heart health and can boost the immune system.

The body gets arginine from recycling amino acids, synthesizing complex molecules from amino acids (De Novo Synthesis), or from dietary intake.

Foods rich in protein allow the body to acquire and produce the required amounts of L-arginine. Whole grains, beans, red meat, fish and poultry are all great sources.

Alternatively, people can take L-arginine supplements, either orally or topically, to ensure they have sufficient amounts of this amino acid.

Divi’s lineup of scalp care products provides a safe and dermatologically tested way for people to supplement L-arginine alongside many other beneficial ingredients.

Arginine and its Effects on the Human Body

Healthy L-arginine levels in the body allow for easy conversion into nitric oxide, which helps widen blood vessels and improve blood flow.

Good circulation is essential for overall health and well-being. It improves the ability of your organs to function at optimal capacity, speeds up the healing process, helps to keep the heart healthy, and supports the delivery of oxygen and nutrients around the body. Good circulation is also very important for scalp health.

The Benefits of Arginine for Your Hair and Scalp

The hair follicle and scalp microbiomes are made up of microorganisms, fungi, bacteria and viruses. This might sound disconcerting, but this carefully balanced environment helps you, your scalp and your hair follicles remain healthy.

Divi’s lineup of products contains specially designed formulas containing a number of clean ingredients to help maintain scalp and hair health. These ingredients, including arginine, can also help combat the symptoms of skin, scalp and hair conditions that go along with hair loss.

Arginine’s ability to promote the vasodilation process can improve the blood circulation of your scalp. This allows hair follicles to get the oxygen and nutrients they require, which can promote healthy hair growth.

The Effect of Arginine Treatments on Hair and Scalp Health

Divi’s Scalp Serum, Shampoo & Conditioner provide a convenient and simple way to apply arginine on a regular basis. The topical use of arginine can improve the following conditions: 

  • Dry Scalp – The stratum corneum is the outermost skin layer. It works as a barrier to stop excessive loss of moisture or prevent foreign materials from entering. The topical application of arginine has been shown to improve water retention and keep the scalp hydrated.
  • Itchy scalp – Located below the stratum corneum, the middle layer of the scalp contains arginine. This layer helps keep the skin moisturized and can soothe a dry, itchy scalp.
  • Dandruff – There are many potential causes for dandruff and ensuring you have good skin and scalp health is key to tackling them all. Good hair and scalp care can help prevent dandruff. Some causes of dandruff include skin conditions, including eczema and psoriasis, a reaction to hair care products, dry skin, oily skin, or an excess of Malassezia, which is part of the skin and scalp’s microbiome, and is nothing to worry about. However, if an imbalance in the microbiome occurs, this can increase Malassezia levels, leading to dandruff. Arginine’s ability to improve the oxygenation and blood flow of the scalp while keeping it moisturized can help restore the microbiome of the scalp.
  • Sensitive scalp: Scalp hydration and blood circulation are essential to eliminating scalp sensitivity. This can minimize the risk of scratching or swelling, which can further damage hair follicles.
  • Irritant dermatitis – This can be caused by reaction to a hair care product, a type of material or new laundry detergent. Also known as contact dermatitis, it can cause rashes and inflammation. Scratching can further exacerbate the condition, so treating the symptoms is essential. Studies show the topical application of arginine can be beneficial to irritant dermatitis and proliferate antimicrobial peptide numbers.
  • Thinning hair: The hair growth cycle is made up of the anagen, catagen, telogen and exogen phases. The anagen phase is the hair growth phase. The catagen phase is the transition period between the catagen and telogen phases. The telogen phase occurs when the hair rests and does not grow any further. The final phase is the exogen phase, when the hair sheds. Good scalp health can prolong the anagen phase and delay the telogen and exogen phases.
  • General hair loss: Increasing blood flow to the scalp and hair follicles typically stimulates hair growth and improves scalp health. Arginine’s ability to stimulate angiogenesis by creating nitric oxide helps get oxygen and nutrients to hair follicles.
  • Alopecia: The topical application of arginine can help open up potassium channels and improve the microvascular function of the skin. This can help improve hair shaft thickness and slow hair loss.

How to Apply Arginine to Your Scalp and Hair Using Divi’s Products

Divi has done the hard work of determining a clean formula of high-quality ingredients, including arginine, capable of improving hair and scalp health and promoting hair growth in the process.

Divi’s Shampoo

Divi’s Shampoo contains a range of great ingredients, including arginine, which have been dermatologically tested and are suitable for vegan use.

Divi’s Shampoo is easy to use. Simply apply product to wet hair. Gently massage into the scalp for a rich lather and cleanse. Rinse and repeat (if desired). Follow with Divi’s Conditioner for best results.

Divi’s Conditioner

After shampooing your hair, use Divi’s Conditioner to improve hydration and shine. You should focus on applying the product to the ends of your hair while it is still wet.

Comb the product through your hair and allow the product to sit for a minimum of three minutes before thoroughly rinsing.

Divi’s Scalp Serum

Divi’s Scalp Serum is designed to nourish your hair follicles, remove the build-up of styling products, and protect against hair thinning. It can be used in the evening before going to bed or in the morning before your day begins.

You should apply three-quarters of a dropper to the scalp, either throughout it or in areas where you would like to see results. Your hair should be either dry or towel-dried.

After applying our Scalp Serum to the scalp, massage it gently and allow it to soak in.

Side Effects of Arginine

There is no need to worry about side effects with Divi’s scalp care range. It has been dermatologically tested to ensure a perfect blend of ingredients every time.

Our products are safe to use as directed and we only use clean ingredients to ensure the best possible results. Therefore, it’s safe to use arginine through the topical application of Divi’s Scalp Serum, Shampoo & Conditioner.

FAQs About Arginine for Hair Growth

Can arginine be used by vegans?

All of Divi’s products are suitable for vegans to use. We only use cruelty-free, clean products to ensure our Shampoo, Conditioner and Scalp Serum is suitable for everyone.

Will arginine make my hair grow longer?

We have selected ingredients with the potential to treat the symptoms of hair and scalp conditions while improving hair and scalp health.

By doing this, we improve your chances of delaying hair loss and ensure your scalp is in the best position to promote hair growth.

Is it safe to leave hair products containing arginine on my hair overnight?

Yes, Divi’s Scalp Serum is designed to be safe for use overnight or throughout the day. You may feel a slight tingle after application, but this is a sign of the serum working and should be temporary in any instance. 

Should arginine be applied directly to the scalp?

As we have shown in this article, the topical application of arginine can help improve scalp health. Divi’s range of high-quality scalp care products enables a simple daily application of arginine and allows you to reap its benefits, alongside those of the other active ingredients.

What hair care benefits does arginine have?

Arginine is one of the amino acids that make up keratin, which is one of the most important materials making up hair. Arginine can help strengthen and moisturize hair, as well as protect it from damage caused by bleach and other treatments.

Final Thoughts

Divi makes the most of a range of scientifically proven ingredients shown to benefit healthy hair growth. Arginine is just one ingredient with the potential to improve scalp health. By creating a blend of active ingredients in our Shampoo, Conditioner and Scalp Serum, we provide an excellent opportunity for you to benefit from their topical application.