Using Glycine and Serine for Hair Growth

Using Glycine and Serine for Hair Growth

What Makes Divi Different? Using Glycine and Serine for Hair Growth

Are you searching for hair loss remedies? Sure, it's easy to find dozens of online sites discussing the use of oils, supplements, food products and amino acids to stimulate hair growth, but how do you determine which products include high-quality ingredients that will address the root cause of your hair loss? When you're shopping for hair care products, we know how challenging it can be to sort through all the hype. 

At Divi, we use science-friendly ingredients to create the most effective and safe products that result in beautiful, healthy hair. No fraud, no scam: just scientific evidence.Among the many ingredients in Divi’s Scalp Serum are the amino acids glycine and serine. Keep reading as we discuss the benefits of using these amino acids for scalp care and hair growth and why they're key ingredients in Divi’s Scalp Serum.

The Root of the Issue: What Causes Hair Loss?

We know that experiencing hair loss can be an uncomfortable and often a disheartening experience. You probably know that hair loss can result from a number of health complications, so the cause will differ from person to person.

Some frequent causes of hair loss include hormonal imbalance, genetic traits, stress, side effects of particular medications and aging. Male-pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia) is a genetic condition that triggers hair loss in many men as they age. Significant hormonal changes during menopause or following childbirth can cause women's hair to thin or shed.

Less serious issues – such as dry scalp, dandruff or sensitive skin – can also contribute to hair thinning or loss.

Divi’s Scalp Serum soothes the symptoms associated with hair loss, such as an itchy scalp or thinning hair, and promotes healthy hair, laying the ideal conditions for growth. 

We have put Divi’s Scalp Serum through extensive dermatological testing and include only clean, safe ingredients. However, if you believe that a health complication may be the cause of your hair loss, we encourage you to talk to your doctor before using our product.

How Amino Acids like Glycine and Serine Can Help Your Hair and Scalp

If you’ve spent time researching hair-loss solutions, you’ve probably run across articles about glycine and serine for hair growth. These two amino acids work together, supporting the production of hair proteins and repairing hair damage. 

Serine is responsible for the body’s production of proteins, including keratin, which makes up our hair, skin and nails. The body naturally biosynthesizes glycine from serine and produces glycine to promote cellular growth and health. Glycine has many physiological uses, but in the context of hair loss and growth, it may help to repair and thicken damaged hair and prevent breakage.

Amino acids, in general, enhance hair and skin texture, improving the skin’s elasticity and helping produce collagen. As a biosynthesized amino acid, glycine aids in this process as a building block for collagen production, contributing to the growth of new hair strands. Although glycine doesn’t cause new hair to grow, it can strengthen and deeply condition your existing hair, promoting fuller locks and preventing coarse split ends.

Glycine does more than just repair damaged hair. A 2017 study suggests glycine can improve and reinforce your scalp’s natural skin barrier, providing adequate hydration for up to 24 hours.

This reinforcement of the skin barrier helps bring relief to dry, itchy scalps. Glycine’s use in Divi’s Scalp Serum helps increase moisture in the scalp, soothing dry skin and itchiness and preventing dandruff buildup. Increased moisture can also reduce hair loss associated with over-itching and dry follicles.

Why We Use Glycine in Divi’s Scalp Serum

Hair loss is a pervasive problem affecting millions of Americans. Approximately 50% of males and 25% of females experience hair loss by age 50. The chances of hair loss increases when there are additional health or skin conditions.

Because the body synthesizes glycine from serine – an amino acid responsible for the production of proteins – glycine may improve hair health and create stronger strands, preventing breakage and thinning. As a key ingredient in Divi's paraben-, alcohol- and sulfate-free Scalp Serum, glycine assists in several hair growth-related processes, including:

  • Increasing hair follicle size
  • Inhibiting follicle death
  • Stimulating blood flow to the scalp
  • Expanding the growth cycle of hair
  • Boosting hair strength and healthy shine
  • Helping hair feel smooth and silky soft

Divi’s Scalp Serum accomplishes these hair growth goals using a proprietary, expertly crafted blend of ingredients that work synergistically to create the ultimate hair care experience. Glycine is a staple in our formula; its scientific properties make it an ideal addition to your hair growth regimen. 

Since hair loss is such a significant problem, our team at Divi prioritized creating gentle, practical products to combat the ongoing challenges associated with hair health. At Divi, we believe all our customers deserve to feel confident and comfortable in their skin.

How to Use Glycine for Hair Growth with Divi’s Scalp Serum

A naturally occurring amino acid, extracted glycine has earned an "A" rating in the Environment Working Group substance guide. This means the amino acid is safe for humans and the environment.

For easy daily application, use the serum on your entire scalp or just on specific problem areas. With Divi’s Scalp Serum in hand, measure out 3/4 of the dropper and apply this amount to the desired area of skin. Using your fingertips, massage the serum into your scalp and your hair roots. You’ll leave it in to work its magic.

Divi’s Scalp Serum has a lightweight formula that is quickly absorbed, and because it is water-based, you won’t feel any greasy residue.

The Potential Side Effects of Glycine: How Much is Safe?

Currently, there are no established limits on the maximum amount of glycine that should be consumed or absorbed in a day. Experts generally view synthesized glycine as a supplemental ingredient posing a minimal threat to human health. 

The glycine in Divi’s Scalp Serum has been measured and balanced to contain a safe amount of glycine that works synergistically with the other carefully selected ingredients. Divi’s Scalp Serum provides the benefits of topical glycine for hair growth, ensuring both optimum effectiveness and safety. 

Other Ingredients That Promote Hair Growth

Glycine and serine are highly potent and effective for improving scalp health and creating an environment for your hair to prosper, but they work best when integrated with other science-backed ingredients. Divi’s Scalp Serum contains a unique blend of effective, high-quality ingredients to support all of your hair growth goals, including:

  • Repairing and strengthening damaged, thinning hair
  • Stimulating blood flow to the scalp 
  • Soothing dry, itchy patches
  • Giving your hair a smooth, healthy shine

Divi’s Scalp Serum combines some of the best ingredients for scalp health and hair growth, including: 

Copper Tripeptide-1 (GHK-Cu)

Like glycine, peptides are amino acids that assist in the production of proteins, especially elastin and collagen. Studies show that the administration of GHK-Cu may result in increased follicle size and count during hair’s primary growth phase. Likewise, the tripeptide copper complex can extend the hair's growth cycle.

In combination, GHK-Cu can promote hair growth and glycine strengthens the hair stands to give you a fuller, healthier look.

Peppermint Oil

A beloved cooling agent in both the hair and skin care industries, peppermint oil is a fantastic ingredient for those struggling with dry scalp, psoriasis, eczema and itching from excessive dandruff. 

Peppermint oil produces a gentle cooling effect that can relieve itching and irritation on the scalp. In addition, studies show that peppermint oil may promote hair growth by increasing follicle depth and count, making it the perfect addition to any hair care routine that aims to thicken hair. 

Tea Tree Oil

Rich with antioxidant, antifungal and antibacterial properties, tea tree oil (also called Melaleuca alternifolia) is another critical hair care ingredient for reducing inflammation and irritation on the scalp. With properties that soothe itchy skin, reduce dandruff and promote overall scalp health, tea tree oil is a key ingredient in Divi’s Scalp Serum.


Like peppermint oil, menthol has a cooling effect that may soothe an itchy, dry scalp. However, it’s also considered a vasodilator, meaning it can stimulate blood flow to the scalp. This improved circulation allows hair follicles to open up, increasing the potential for hair growth. 

Menthol possesses antifungal and antimicrobial properties that can soothe underlying skin conditions. Using menthol and amino acids like serine and glycine for hair growth can promote follicle health and give you healthier, stronger hair.

Choose Divi’s Scalp Serum for Excellent Hair Health and Effectiveness

Divi’s Scalp Serum combines glycine and serine with other highly effective ingredients to promote hair growth and a healthy, itch-free scalp. 

Clean, effective and comforting, Divi’s Scalp Serum may be the perfect new addition to your hair care routine. Buy your first bottle today to begin setting your hair up for renewed growth.