Histidine for Hair Growth: Evaluating Its Health Benefits and Effectiveness
If you’ve noticed that your hair is starting to thin, you’re not alone. Around 50% of men and 25% of women experience hair loss issues by the age of 50.
The good news is there’s a way to improve the health of your hair and scalp that doesn’t involve getting hair transplants or resorting to wigs and hairpieces.
After years of research and testing, Divi’s scientific team has formulated Divi’s Scalp Serum, which combines many powerhouse ingredients helping create an environment where hair can grow and prosper. Instead of feeling self-conscious about your hair (or lack of it), you’ll gain new confidence knowing you’ve got Divi’s Scalp Serum on your side.
Divi’s Scalp Serum’s ingredients work synergistically to help you achieve your hair-growth goals. This article focuses specifically on histidine and its benefits for hair and scalp health.
What Is Histidine?
Histidine is one of 20 essential amino acids that provide the body with protein building blocks. As an essential amino acid, histidine must be present in sufficient quantities for an adult to be healthy.
Although we typically associate amino acids with food and supplements, histidine can also be applied topically to the skin and scalp.
In terms of hair growth and promoting healthy hair, histidine plays three vital roles.
Its antioxidant properties help protect hair and soothe skin
To be clear, histidine is an amino acid, not an antioxidant, but it can help the body leverage the properties of antioxidants for an overall positive effect. Histidine works as a scavenger of free radicals, interfering with their function.
As a result, histidine can regulate the absorption of zinc, iron and copper. This is important because when copper builds up in your hair, it becomes a conduit for harmful UV rays that turn hair brittle and cause it to break.
In addition to keeping hair healthy, histidine’s antioxidant properties also serve to keep the skin hydrated, protecting it from the sun’s harmful rays and keeping your scalp and hair healthy.
Histidine conditions the hair
Having hair that looks and feels healthy is as important as ensuring hair grows and stays put.
You’ll find histidine in a range of hair growth and hair health products, including everything from shampoos and conditioners to eyelash serums.
Histidine is a staple in products focused on hair health mainly because of its conditioning properties. Instead of just coating the hair’s surface to make it appear smooth, histidine works as a chelant, attaching itself to impurities in the hair, which allows them to be rinsed down the drain, leaving you with clean, shiny, lustrous hair. If you have hard water, histidine is especially beneficial, since hard water can lead to calcium and magnesium buildup in your hair, leaving it flat, dull and lacking volume.
Histidine works synergistically with other ingredients
When it comes to histidine’s role in hair health, teamwork makes the dream work! Divi’s Scalp Serum combines histidine with complementary ingredients to combat oxidative stress, hair aging and follicle degradation, bringing you thicker and healthier hair. All of the ingredients work together as a powerful ally for your scalp and hair.
Why Histidine is Essential for Hair Growth
An effective hair growth formula should address not only hair growth but also overall hair health. This is precisely what Divi’s Scalp Serum does through its use of histidine, helping you maintain a healthy scalp, improve moisture, and offset environmental damage.
Histidine has maximum benefits when combined with other amino acids. It has a synergistic effect, working together with the other amino acids in Divi’s Scalp Serum to create maximum potential for addressing thinning hair and hair loss on all fronts.
How Histidine Works
Histidine has been clinically proven to soothe dry scalp, battle psoriasis, fight dandruff, and improve hair growth. Combined with the other powerful ingredients in Divi’s Scalp Serum, histidine contributes to the appearance of thicker, fuller hair.
As an essential amino acid, histidine is vital for several bodily functions, including hair growth. With the support of a healthy diet, topical applications of histidine can work quickly to:
- Prevent damage
- Soften hair
- Slow shedding
- Prevent hair breakage
Hair is made mostly of the protein keratin. Producing and maintaining this protein requires the efforts of all essential amino acids, including histidine. Applying this amino acid directly to the hair and scalp enables a targeted and effective hair growth solution.
Through its innovative blend of clean ingredients, Divi’s Scalp Serum promotes significant hair and scalp health benefits. A star ingredient in Divi’s Scalp Serum, histidine, is synthetically sourced to create this vegan-friendly and cruelty-free formula.
Benefits of Histidine
As a standalone ingredient, histidine has the following scientifically proven benefits:
- Removes buildup from hair
- Reduces tangles
- Reduces surface roughness
- Improves tensile strength
The Effect of Histidine on Hair Growth
Although several ingredients in Divi’s Scalp Serum address hair loss, this is not the role of histidine. Instead, histidine works to ensure the hair you have is thick, full and healthy. Although histidine won’t necessarily cause new follicles to form, its thickening effect can make it seem as if you have more hair, even if you don’t gain any new strands.
How to Apply Histidine to Your Scalp and Hair Using Divi’s Scalp Serum
All it takes is a few seconds out of your day to battle hair loss using Divi’s Scalp Serum. Fill the dropper three-quarters full and distribute the serum across your entire scalp or specifically on trouble areas. Be sure to let it absorb fully.
Divi’s Scalp Serum combines some of the most powerful ingredients to target the symptoms of hair loss. In addition to histidine, Divi’s Scalp Serum contains:
- Glycerin: Improves the skin barrier
- Vitamin C: Helps with the absorption of other nutrients
- Caffeine: Stimulates hair growth
- Tea tree oil: Promotes a clean and healthy scalp
- Green tea extract: Supports hair growth
- Rosemary leaf extract: Boosts circulation in the scalp
- Peppermint oil: Soothes the scalp
- Eucalyptus oil: Stimulates hair follicle activity
- Acetyl tetrapeptide-3: Supports hair follicle structure
- Copper tripeptide-1: Stimulates collagen production
- Biotin: Accelerates hair growth
- Menthol: Opens up hair follicles for faster growth
- Sodium lactate: Moisturizes the scalp
- Arginine: Strengthens hair
- Serine: Promotes new follicle cells
- Amino acids: Valine, isoleucine and proline work synergistically with histidine for follicle health
- Hyaluronic Acid: Plumps hair follicles for thicker hair
What Causes Hair Loss?
Did you know the average person loses about 100 strands of hair from their head every day? Given that most people have between 100,000 and 150,000 hairs on their head, this number is relatively small. So, if you see hair accumulating in your brush or notice an occasional couple of hairs on your pillowcase, it’s not necessarily cause for concern.
However, there are conditions that lead to not only quicker hair loss but an inability to replace hair that has fallen out.
Some Hair Loss is Normal
A certain amount of hair loss is normal and it’s a part of your hair’s life cycle. Without getting overly technical, here’s a glimpse into the process:
Your hair (whether it’s on your head, face or body) is made up of dead keratin cells that are pushed away from the surface of your skin to make way for new hair cells.
Hair growth has a life cycle divided into four distinct stages:
Stage 1: Growing Phase
Hair follicles spend the longest time in the growth phase, scientifically dubbed the anagen phase. On average, this phase lasts 3-5 years but can be anywhere from 2-8 years. Not only does this phase vary by person, it also varies by body region. Imagine if your eyebrow hair grew for eight years!
Because the anagen phase is the longest, it is the stage that 90% of your follicles are experiencing at any time.
Stage 2: Transition Phase
Also referred to as the catagen phase, the transition phase is short and sweet, lasting only about 10 days. The hair follicle shrinks and prepares for the hair to separate from your head.
Stage 3: Resting Phase
After the catagen phase, your hair follicle will hang out for another few months. Your hair is no longer growing, but it’s also unlikely to fall out. It’s at this point when new follicles start to form. This stage is also known as the telogen phase.
Stage 4: Shedding Phase
The final phase, the exogen phase, is where real hair loss happens. The hair separates from the scalp, but it might hang on a bit longer until you wash or brush your hair. This is why you often find that you lose hair when you comb or shampoo your hair.
During this phase, new hair should grow to replace the old follicle.
The length of the growth stage can vary widely from person to person, and scientists are still trying to pinpoint what causes this variation. Although the length of the growth stage can influence how long someone’s hair gets before the follicle dies, it’s the exogen (or shedding) phase that determines whether someone has a lush head of hair or whether they begin experiencing hair loss concerns.
However, as we get older or other conditions manifest themselves, the speed at which hair follicle death happens and the replacement pace becomes out of balance. The result is thinning hair or baldness.
This is where products like Divi’s Scalp Serum come in to combat the myriad factors causing accelerated hair loss.
Hair Loss Triggers
Hair loss is triggered by several factors, including:
- Autoimmune diseases
- Medical conditions and illnesses
- Cosmetic procedures
Although Divi’s Scalp Serum doesn’t address every cause of hair loss, its ingredients have been shown to be effective in treating symptoms associated with:
- Thinning hair
- Dull hair
- Flat and frizzy hair
- Brittle hair
Why Choose Divi’s Scalp Serum for Optimal Hair Health
The synergistic ingredients of Divi’s Scalp Serum are designed to address the symptoms of hair loss and thinning hair, including speeding up the hair growth cycle and stimulating blood flow to the scalp. The addition of histidine is part of the science-backed formula, which we recommend to anyone struggling with hair loss or hair thinning. Buy a bottle of Divi’s Scalp Serum today!