When it comes to caring for your hair, the products you choose make a huge impact. What you put in your hair doesn't just stay in your hair — it filters down into your scalp and the rest of your body.
Mainstream hair products with artificial ingredients, harmful chemicals, and preservatives can hurt you while trying to care for your hair. The risk is far greater than the reward.
Healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp, and your hair care products should prioritize scalp health. At Divi, we only use safe and clean ingredients in our hair products, like Divi’s Scalp Serum and Divi’s Shampoo, to provide well-rounded hair and scalp care. One of these ingredients is arginine, which has been shown to help manage hair loss symptoms and other common scalp concerns.
Here is an overview of why Divi’s team included arginine in our hair products.
What Is Arginine?
Arginine is part of the amino acids your body produces naturally to make proteins. These proteins are the building blocks for proper blood flow and healthy, happy hair. Human hair consists primarily of arginine-produced proteins like keratin. Arginine strengthens hair strands and forms nitric oxide, which opens the hair cells' potassium channels to improve circulation and nourish the hair roots, contributing to healthy hair growth.
As an ingredient in Divi's Scalp Serum, Conditioner, and Shampoo, arginine moisturizes the hair, follicles, and scalp to strengthen hair and counteract damage and breakage caused by brushing, hot styling tools, and the use of bleach or hair dye.
Where Does Arginine in Divi’s Hair Products Come From?
Your body typically creates all the arginine it needs for specific functions. But what happens when your body doesn't have adequate arginine levels?
If your body does not produce the right amount of arginine, it can adversely affect your hair and scalp health. That's where topical solutions come into play. Divi’s hair products use arginine taken from natural sources, including:
- Whole grains
Benefits of Arginine for Hair and Scalp Health
You'll find hundreds of hair products on the market claiming to give you the luscious, flowing locks you've always wanted. What do the ingredients say, though? They often contain parabens and phthalates — things that offer short-term gains but aren't good for your hair in the long term.
Please don't put your hair at risk while trying to care for it! Get clean, science-backed products that prioritize safety and target the root cause of hair health problems. Divi's hair products include a lightweight mix of 100% research-backed ingredients to support natural cell renewal and help you improve your scalp health, which creates a healthy environment for hair to grow.
What are the benefits of arginine for treating hair loss symptoms and nourishing your scalp? There are a few positives to highlight.
Strengthening Your Hair
Bleaching and coloring can cause significant damage to your hair's structure. Chemicals like hydrogen peroxide attack the proteins and natural oils your hair needs to stay thick and full. This can leave your hair weak and susceptible to thinning or balding.
According to one study, arginine may help protect your hair from coloring and bleaching agents. It can strengthen the hair shafts and help anchor the follicles in the scalp, providing more durability and a luxurious appearance.
Improving Blood Circulation
If you struggle with balding, thinning, or shedding hair, it could be because your scalp isn't healthy. Poor blood circulation in your scalp can result in an unhealthy environment for your hair to grow. Arginine can help in this situation.
Arginine helps synthesize nitric oxide, which helps dilate blood vessels and improve blood circulation, revitalizing your scalp. Topical application of arginine, for example, through the use of Divi's hair products, can encourage better blood flow in your scalp to promote healthier, stronger hair.
Stimulating Hair Follicles
You might think the best hair care products focus on individual hair fibers. However, that's not the case. Hair care products like Divi's go deeper than that — all the way to the roots.
Our hair products include arginine to stimulate hair follicles, starting at the hair root. Research shows this amino acid can help speed up the cell division process so that hair will grow faster and healthier.
How Arginine Can Improve Hair Loss Symptoms
Millions of men and women across the globe suffer from hair loss. As you get older and your hormones change, your hair growth cycle can change, too. One of the most common causes of hormone-based hair loss is androgenetic alopecia.
Androgenetic alopecia is responsible for creating the characteristic M-shaped receding hairline for men and thinning for women. This doesn't have to be your hair's inevitable fate. Arginine-infused hair products can help minimize hair loss symptoms and promote the appearance of thicker, stronger, healthier hair.
In a recent randomized controlled trial, doctors discovered that topical solutions containing arginine might effectively treat androgenetic alopecia. The trial involved 23 consecutive weeks of treatment and multiple follow-up tests. Afterward, the researchers saw noticeable improvements in the overall hair health and growth of participants who applied an arginine-infused hair care product to their scalps.
How to Apply Divi's Scalp Serum with Arginine
While high-end products complicate their directions for hair care, we simplify the process. Divi's Scalp Serum, Shampoo, and Conditioner all contain arginine as part of its science-backed, proprietary formula, and our products are completely safe and easy to apply.
To apply our Scalp Serum, follow these directions:
- Add ¾ of a dropper daily to your entire scalp
- Massage it into your scalp and let it soak in
- Your bottle will last a full 30 days using ¾ dropper, but you can always use more
To apply our Shampoo:
- Apply product to wet hair
- Gently massage into hair and scalp to lather and cleanse
- Rinse thoroughly and follow up with Divi's Conditioner
To apply our Conditioner:
- Apply product to wet hair, focusing on the ends
- Let the product sit for at least three minutes
- Comb product through hair and rinse thoroughly
Are there any side effects to using arginine for hair care?
Arginine is an essential, naturally occurring substance offering many benefits. We include it in our hair care products, and our products are dermatologist-tested and clinically proven to be effective. Divi takes great pride in giving you fantastic results without all the health concerns.
That said, you should always use Divi's hair products as directed. Side effects may occur if you ingest it, get it in your eyes, or use too much at one time. Follow the straightforward instructions carefully to see the best results.
We always recommend patch-testing any new product. If you have an adverse reaction, we advise that you discontinue use and consult your doctor.
Other Ingredients in Divi's Hair Products
We don't just use arginine! Our hair and scalp care products include a long list of clean, science-backed ingredients, each with different properties that can help with the following:
- Targeting root causes of hair health
- Giving your hair a thicker, fuller appearance
- Fighting signs of balding, shedding, and thinning
- Cultivating a healthy environment for hair growth
- Strengthening the structure around the hair follicles
- Energizing and soothing the scalp
- Stimulating blood flow to the hair follicles
- Promoting fast, natural cell renewal
In addition to arginine, what other ingredients in Divi's hair products can nourish your scalp and leave your hair feeling thicker? Below, you'll find a list of just a few of the other ingredients that we use.
According to a study published in 2016, eucalyptus oil has important fungicidal, nematicidal, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties. This means it can keep your scalp from getting dry, itchy, and inflamed. We've included this ingredient in our Scalp Serum because a healthy scalp leads to a healthy head of hair.
Recent studies show that vitamin deficiencies could lead to hair loss. In particular, ascorbic acid (commonly known as Vitamin C) helps your body absorb iron — a critical ingredient for growing longer, more beautiful hair. This ingredient intensifies arginine's benefits for treating hair loss symptoms and promoting overall growth.
Rosemary Leaf Extract
Arginine may work great alone but offers even greater benefits when combined with other ingredients, such as rosemary leaf extract. Rosemary leaf extract (also called rosemary oil) has many hair care benefits and could have the same effectiveness as minoxidil. We include rosemary oil in our Scalp Serum to help with the following:
- Increasing blood flow in the scalp
- Revitalizing hair follicles
- Inhibiting DHT-related hair loss
- Maximizing hair growth
Frizzy, brittle, and limp hair can be a nightmare to finagle before you go out in public. Not only does it usually feel uncomfortable, it also affects your confidence.
At Divi, we understand how important your hair is to you. That's why we infuse our hair products with hyaluronic acid, naturally produced by the human body. Hyaluronic acid offers many hair care benefits, including:
- Better hydration
- A thicker, fuller appearance
- Less frizziness
Caffeine might sound like an odd ingredient to include in a hair care product. After all, isn't it only suitable for waking you up in the morning? Drinking caffeine does that, but applying it topically to your scalp may help combat hair loss symptoms and encourage growth.
Don't just take our word for it, though. According to an in-depth University of Lübeck study, caffeine may help you grow healthier hair if you suffer from androgenetic alopecia. This clean ingredient can also assist with the following:
- Helping your hair look younger
- Protecting your scalp from harmful ultraviolet rays
- Improving blood circulation in the scalp
- Breaking down fatty acids
Arginine is one of many things that can boost your hair follicles and encourage hair growth. A study published in 2014 indicates that applying peppermint oil to your hair and scalp could help produce more hair follicles, increase their depth, and contribute to hair growth in general. We've put peppermint oil in our hair products for just that purpose.
Younger people can typically produce adequate amounts of copper tripeptide-1 (GHK-Cu). However, copper peptide levels drop as you get older. This is part of why skin grows rougher and looser over time.
GHK-Cu isn't just responsible for smoother, firmer skin. In 2007, a research study found that this amino acid may noticeably extend the hair growth cycle to provide longer, stronger hair. Divi's Scalp Serum includes copper tripeptide-1 to help your hair look its best.
Tea Tree Oil
If you've done independent research on hair and scalp care, you've probably come across tea tree oil. You can use tea tree oil to improve scalp problems and your hair's overall quality. At Divi, we've added tea tree oil and many other ingredients to our hair products. Our hair products with tea tree oil can help with the following:
- Preventing the buildup of dead skin cells
- Promoting a hydrated, healthy scalp
- Reducing dandruff
Suitable for all hair types
Everyone's hair is different. Whether you have curly and thick hair or straight, fine hair, you may wonder, "Do arginine's benefits for treating hair loss symptoms vary according to hair type?"
The answer is no. At Divi, we use a specific, power-packed blend of clean ingredients in our hair products to support a healthy scalp — regardless of hair type. You should consider using our products if you struggle with balding, thinning, or shedding hair.
Divi's Scalp Serum: Your Solution to Safe, Effective Hair Care
The team at Divi understands tossing out the old familiar hair products and buying new ones can be scary. That's why we want you to know as much as possible about our Scalp Serum, Shampoo, and Conditioner, so be sure to check out some of our other articles on our fantastic ingredients.
Divi's hair products contain only clean, vegan-friendly, dermatologist-tested ingredients like arginine, tea tree oil, and Vitamin C. Our clinically tested formula helps support a healthy and balanced scalp that nourishes hair follicles and revitalizes hair roots, increasing the appearance of thicker, fuller hair.
With so many hair care products on the market, how do you find the one that's right for you? At Divi, we make it easy by offering science-supported products formulated with clinically effective clean ingredients, like arginine, with benefits for treating hair loss symptoms, improving follicle health, and nourishing your scalp. If you're looking for safe, effective hair care, look no further than our Scalp Serum, Shampoo, and Conditioner.