Divi’s Scalp Serum: The Benefits of Green Tea Extract for Hair Growth

Divi’s Scalp Serum: The Benefits of Green Tea Extract for Hair Growth

More than just a delicious drink and a traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine, antioxidant-rich green tea has become the subject of much interest in the Western world because of its many emerging health benefits. Noting the effects of its catechins and polyphenols, researchers have studied – and the public has clamored after – green tea because of its purported effects in a wide variety of areas, from its role as an antioxidant to its efficacy in preventing or treating cancer, cardiovascular events like heart attacks and strokes, obesity, and diabetes. 

As an alternative to drinking tea in liquid form, the extraction and inclusion of polyphenols and catechins, especially the component epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), has demonstrated clinically proven health benefits when incorporated into topical products. At Divi, we are especially interested in the use of these components of green tea to create a healthier scalp and promote the potential of healthy hair growth. 

Our team at Divi is committed to creating hair and scalp care products incorporating clean, vegan, science-backed ingredients to fight hair loss. The dermatologist-approved Divi’s Scalp Serum features a proprietary blend of amino acids, peptides, vitamins and luscious-but-clinically effective botanical extracts to combat hair loss and stimulate hair regrowth. Our team of scientific researchers has developed a formula based on the science and clinical studies behind each ingredient as it relates to scalp health and hair development.

If you want to find an alternative solution to medicated treatments, transplant surgery, or hormone regulation, Divi’s Scalp Serum with green tea extract could help. Learn more about the benefits of using green tea extract for hair in the paragraphs below.

What Is Green Tea?

What we call green tea, like black tea and Oolong tea, is a product of the Camellia sinensis plant. What distinguishes these types of tea is the way each is processed. For green tea, the freshly harvested tea leaves get immediately steamed before they can ferment, preserving the natural polyphenol compounds, which are called catechins. The tea is then rolled and dried for distribution.

Chemical analysis of green tea has yielded an array of very complex ingredients (percentages based on dry leaf weight):

    • 30% phenolic compounds, mostly flavanols, flavonols and its most abundant catechin, epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) 
  • 26% fiber
    • 15%-20% proteins and their enzymes
    • 1%-4% amino acids, such as theanine or 5-N-ethylglutamine, glutamic acid, tryptophan, glycine, serine, aspartic acid, tyrosine, valine, leucine, threonine, arginine and lysine
    • 5%-7% carbohydrates such as cellulose, pectins, glucose, fructose and sucrose
    • 7% lipids (linoleic and α-linolenic acids)
    • 5% minerals and trace elements such as calcium, magnesium, chromium, manganese, iron, copper, zinc, molybdenum, selenium, sodium, phosphorus, cobalt, strontium, nickel, potassium, fluorine and aluminum
    • 2% pigments (chlorophyll, carotenoids)
    • Trace amounts of 
      • Sterols (stigmasterol)
      • Vitamins (B, C, E)
      • Xanthic bases (caffeine, theophylline)
      • Volatile compounds (aldehydes, alcohols, esters, lactones, hydrocarbons).

    How Does Green Tea Affect the Human Body?

    Research has confirmed the health effects of consuming green tea include the:

     Green tea also exhibits benefits from the following well-researched properties:

    The Effects of Green Tea as Part of a Topical Application for Scalp or Hair

    Green tea has also become a tool for topical use with the rise of what one 2020 article titled “New Herbal Biomedicines” tested in controlled clinical studies to treat dermatological disorders like rosacea and acne or to protect the skin from sunburn and photoaging.

    A 2020 study advocates green tea’s usage in a topical formulation that stops hemorrhage as well as inhibits the growth of two bacteria: Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Earlier antimicrobial studies reveal the promising synergistic effectiveness of incorporating green tea extract and its catechins (epigallate catechin and epigallocatechin gallate), two types of methylxanthine, caffeine, and theophylline with gentamicin in a topical formulation to fight resistant strains of the above-mentioned bacteria

    Doctors often recommend products containing tea extract to treat androgenetic alopecia (male- and female-pattern hair loss) in both men and women. A 2005 study shows significant hair growth in a controlled study of mice whose drinking water was supplemented with polyphenol extract from green tea. In a clinical study on mice in 2011, researchers topically applied EGCG to stop testosterone-induced hair loss.

    Green tea extract is rich in EGCG and appears to benefit patients with hair loss by extending the anagen growth phase of the hair follicle and decreasing the telogen shedding phase. A 2017 study demonstrated the effectiveness of green tea in a polyherbal formula with other traditional Asian medicines to effect hair regeneration in mice. A 2007 study of EGCG’s efficacy on human hair growth shows how EGCG promoted hair growth in human dermal papilla cells both in-vitro and in-vivo. Similar studies point to green tea extracts with concentrated levels of EGCG inhibiting the binding of the androgen dihydrotestosterone (DHT) to the hair roots and supporting new hair growth.

    Most significantly, a 2019 review study from Poland examined the use of tea and its constituents in cosmetic applications. The authors found that the effects of the tea plants differed depending upon the skin layer. The stratum corneum layer responds to the green tea’s antioxidant properties, while in deeper layers the polyphenols offer significant protection against UV radiation. They also delay signs of aging by inhibiting the enzymes that destroy lipids like collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. At the dermic level, green tea compounds improve microcirculation and oxygenation and also protect Vitamin C and adrenaline from oxidation while strengthening blood vessels.

    Tea polyphenols also have strong anti-inflammatory properties and are very strong antioxidant agents with anti-aging value. Clinical studies using a 2% green tea extract in a hydrophilic gel provide evidence that it can affect a significant increase in skin moisture and improve skin texture, reducing roughness and enhancing smoothness.  

    How Divi’s Scalp Serum Delivers Green Tea Extract to Your Hair Roots and Follicles

    Divi’s Scalp Serum requires a once-a-day application of 3/4 of a dropper to the scalp. You should use your fingers to work the formula into your scalp to encourage a reduction in hair thinning and an improvement in hair growth over time.

    The innovative serum is a no-residue, lightweight formula delivering a powerful, clinically determined dose of green tea extract as part of a larger group of clean botanical ingredients, plus amino acids, peptides and vitamins. Divi’s Scalp Serum helps users trying to manage their hair loss or an irritated scalp take advantage of the clinically proven health benefits of the clean ingredient formula, including:

    • Increasing the appearance of thicker, fuller hair
    • Reducing hair thinning and shedding
    • Stimulating blood flow to the scalp and hair follicles

    How the Green Tea Extract in Divi’s Scalp Serum Works With Other Ingredients

    The other ingredients in Divi’s Scalp Serum work in synergy with green tea extract and each other to provide a complete formula to target several hair and scalp issues in a single product, offering several health benefits for a soothed scalp and luscious locks.

    Other ingredients in our Scalp Serum are:

    • Glycerin, which improves hair flexibility, preventing split ends and hair breakage. It also hydrates the scalp and reduces dandruff
    • Ascorbic acid (vitamin C), which is essential for hair growth and vital for iron absorption, as an iron deficiency can lead to hair loss
    • Caffeine, which encourages the growth of longer hair, suppresses DHT, and reduces inflammation
    • Tea tree oil, which smooths the skin of the scalp and reduces dry skin and dandruff
    • Rosemary extract, which improves circulation in the scalp and revitalizes the hair follicles
    • Peppermint oil, which soothes the scalp and increases circulation
    • Eucalyptus oil, which stimulates the hair follicles for new hair growth and reduces scalp inflammation
    • Acetyl tetrapeptide-3, which stimulates tissue regeneration of the structures around the hair follicles, strengthening the roots to reduce hair shedding
    • Copper tripeptide-1, which stimulates the production of collagen to lengthen and thicken the hair
    • Biotin, which is essential for forming keratin, the protein in human hair, skin and nails
    • Hyaluronic acid, which adds hydration and plumping to high-porosity hair for improved thickness and fullness.
    • Menthol, which is a vasodilator that supports hair regrowth by increasing circulation in the scalp.

    The formula used in Divi’s Scalp Serum includes other essential micronutrients and amino acids to stimulate collagen development, smooth the hair membrane, and tame frizzy hair. These essential amino acids and micronutrients include glycine, serine, valine, proline, threonine, isoleucine and more.

    Can Green Tea Extract Damage Your Hair?

    No reports exist of EGCG from green tea extract in the dosage range in Divi’s Scalp Serum causing problems for users.

    Other Methods to Incorporate for Healthy Hair Growth

    Along with using Divi’s Scalp Serum to restore your hair’s natural beauty, you may consider incorporating some other hair care tips into your routine:

    • Use cool styling rather than hot tools. Heat can cause irreparable damage to your hair, especially for people with hair loss or thinning. Learn some new techniques for comfortable up-dos, braids and half-up styles to complement any look. Don’t forget to add cute accessories like butterfly clips, studded pins and eye-catching scrunchies.
    • Manage your stress. Stress leads to unhealthy habits capable of inhibiting hair growth and leading to hair loss, such as lack of sleep, poor nutrition and hormone imbalance. Take time to address your stress by getting better sleep, eating better, and taking care of yourself.
    • Eat a diet rich in vitamins, minerals and fatty acids. Healthy hair, skin and nails require adequate nutrition to develop new cells and maintain a strong and glowing appearance. Look for foods or supplements rich in iron and Omega-3 fatty acids.
    • Massage your scalp to stimulate growth. Improve your scalp’s circulation and stimulate the follicles to grow with regular massages using your fingers or a special scalp massager tool.

    Get the Benefits of Green Tea Extract With Divi’s Scalp Serum

    For help inhibiting alopecia-induced hair loss and thinning, turn to our science-backed Scalp Serum to incorporate clinically proven green tea extract. Green tea extract can help both women and men fight the signs of androgenetic alopecia by blocking DHT receptors around the hair follicle and stimulating hair growth by nourishing the cells of the scalp to produce healthy hair follicles and strong hair roots. Our clean, vegan ingredients work together in synergy, meaning the effect of the whole is greater than the sum of the constituent parts.


    Founder Dani Austin struggled through her own hair loss journey to develop Divi’s products and promote a healthy haircare lifestyle. After proving that our Scalp Serum worked on her own hair, she put it on the market to share it with the public who were seeking relief from scalp problems and hair loss. Based upon the glowing success of the Divi’s Scalp Serum, the company has expanded Divi’s offerings to include our Shampoo & Conditioner.

    At Divi, we strive to provide people looking for healthier, thicker hair with hair care products like no other – especially our formulas using clean, science-backed ingredients with nothing synthetic or artificial. We make all our products in the U.S.A. with globally sourced, 100%-vegan ingredients and test each product with registered dermatologists and in clinical trials. Safe and effective for colored or bleached hair, anyone can use our products to improve their scalp and hair health.

    Visit our online store to place your order for Divi’s Scalp Serum containing green tea extract for hair health.