When you hear the word "peppermint," what comes to mind? Perhaps you imagine a red- and white-striped candy, or maybe you remember the taste of your favorite peppermint-flavored gum. You may not immediately think of the potential benefits of peppermint oil for hair growth and scalp health, but that's what we're here to explore.
People have used peppermint oil for its health benefits for thousands of years, and it remains popular today. At Divi, we use peppermint oil and other clinically effective, clean ingredients in Divi's Scalp Serum to relieve the symptoms of a dry, itchy scalp and encourage healthy hair growth.
What Is Peppermint Oil?
Peppermint oil is a highly concentrated oil that comes from peppermint plants. Peppermint oil contains a compound called menthol, which gives peppermint its minty taste, refreshing fragrance and cooling sensation on the skin.
Many hair and skin care products use peppermint oil – not just because of the good smell. Let's dive into some of the benefits of peppermint oil in Divi's Scalp Serum.
How Does Peppermint Oil Benefit the Scalp?
When you use Divi's Scalp Serum, you'll notice the pleasant smell of the peppermint oil, but the fragrance isn't the only advantage this ingredient has to offer. Peppermint oil's beneficial effects may relieve symptoms related to many scalp and hair conditions that cause skin irritation and thinning hair.
We use peppermint oil in our line of hair care products because it provides many benefits.
Soothes Itching and Inflammation
Menthol, which gives peppermint oil its refreshing scent and tingly feel, can help naturally soothe the scalp. The cooling effect of menthol in Divi's Scalp Serum can soothe scalp itchiness and reduce inflammation. If the itchiness or inflammation stems from the presence of bacteria, peppermint oil's antibacterial properties also come into play for symptom relief.
The antifungal properties of peppermint oil may help relieve symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis on the scalp. Divi's Scalp Serum can offer relief from dryness, itching and other severe dandruff symptoms affecting 11.6% of the general population by reducing yeast organisms and balancing the scalp's pH.
The benefits of peppermint oil for hair growth, like increasing circulation, soothing itchiness, and stimulating hair growth, may relieve people suffering from different types of alopecia.
Improves Blood Flow
Studies show that the topical application of peppermint oil can help increase blood flow in the skin. Your scalp’s hair follicles rely on tiny capillaries for the oxygen and glucose-rich blood they need to promote hair growth. If these capillaries shrink or become damaged, your hair follicles won't get enough nutrients.
Undernourished hair follicles need increased blood flow to grow new, healthier hair. That's where Divi's Scalp Serum can help.
Applying Divi's Scalp Serum to the scalp can increase blood circulation, ensuring that the hair follicles get the nutrients they need to promote thicker, healthier hair growth and a hydrated, nourished scalp.
You might notice thinning hair for several reasons that disrupt hair's natural growth cycle, such as during menopause, after giving birth, or as you age. Divi's Scalp Serum with peppermint oil can jumpstart healthy hair growth and give the appearance of thicker hair.
While washing your hair with shampoo can help reduce product buildup and wash away germs, it may not eliminate all the microorganisms on the scalp. Peppermint oil has antibacterial properties capable of killing bacteria.
By killing these harmful microorganisms, the peppermint oil in Divi's Scalp Serum can help prevent skin irritation, inflammation and infection on the scalp. It may also relieve severe acne by reducing the chance of infection in clogged hair follicles.
Manages Oil Production
Peppermint oil may help people who suffer from oily or dry scalps because it helps balance pH levels in the scalp, directly affecting oil and bacteria levels that cause greasiness or dryness. A scalp with a balanced pH produces shiny hair with a good balance of natural oils.
We include peppermint oil as a clean, clinically proven ingredient in our Divi's Scalp Serum to encourage pH balance and prevent symptoms like oiliness, dryness, dandruff and hair damage. Peppermint oil also helps remove excess oil and product buildup from the scalp, leaving your hair feeling refreshed and clean.
How Does Peppermint Oil Affect Hair Growth?
Researchers have been studying the benefits of peppermint oil for hair growth for almost a decade. We include it in Divi's Scalp Serum because science is on our side.
In one study, researchers noted that peppermint oil increased the sensitivity of cutaneous cold receptors on the scalp. While that might sound like Greek to you, here's what it means: Peppermint oil nourishes the epidermis (outer layer of skin) and the subcutis (the bottom layer of skin) to promote hair growth.
After applying peppermint oil topically for four weeks, researchers observed thicker, longer hair and noted an elongation of the hair follicles, which promotes longer hair shafts.
Menthol to Improve Scalp Circulation
The study also highlights menthol as a penetration enhancer, which means topical peppermint oil easily permeates the skin's outermost layer and into blood circulation. The researchers note peppermint oil's ability to promote improved blood flow and increase the activity of alkaline phosphatase, an enzyme that can stimulate hair growth.
Peppermint Oil and the Hair Growth Gene
Lastly, the study examined the effects of peppermint oil on gene expression. This may sound complex, but the basics are that the IGF-1 gene supports the growth of thicker hair and encourages cell growth in as little as two weeks. As an ingredient in Divi's Scalp Serum, peppermint oil has been shown to nourish the scalp and promote thicker hair growth.
Peppermint Oil to Relieve Symptoms of Dandruff
Dandruff can cause a lot of embarrassment and frustration. People struggling with dandruff may use harsh shampoos that strip away too many natural oils or have a yeast fungus that feeds on hair oils.
Divi's Scalp Serum with peppermint oil's cleansing, and cooling effect may improve the symptoms of dandruff by:
- Soothing scalp itchiness and inflammation
- Eliminating overgrowth of bacteria and fungus
- Balancing hair oil production
When you cleanse, nourish, and soothe sensitive scalp skin with Divi's Scalp Serum, you may notice less flaking and healthier, thicker, longer hair.
Peppermint Oil Helps Soothe Eczema Symptoms
Eczema, also called atopic dermatitis, refers to a group of skin conditions resulting in redness, inflammation and itchiness. The affected skin may appear scaly or bumpy, and scratching tends to worsen and spread the rash. An eczema rash may blister and ooze, especially if it becomes infected.
Common eczema triggers include skin allergies, immune system issues, skin barrier dysfunction, cold and dry weather, and anxiety and stress.
Peppermint oil helps improve symptoms of eczema on the scalp by creating a healthier environment for hair follicles. Divi's Scalp Serum with peppermint oil has been shown to soothe itchiness, reduce inflammation, and kill bacteria and other harmful microorganisms that may cause a flare-up.
Peppermint Oil to Improve Symptoms of Male- and Female-Pattern Baldness
Androgen alopecia (or androgenetic alopecia) is the technical name for male- and female-pattern baldness. This condition affects more than 50 million men and 30 million women across the United States.
Male-pattern baldness is the most common reason men deal with hair loss. This genetic condition commonly causes the hairline to recede gradually and hair to become thin around the front and crown of the head. Men with the recognizable "M" hairline shape likely deal with this type of hair loss.
Androgenic alopecia looks different for women. Female-pattern baldness causes general hair thinning throughout the entire scalp and increased hair loss on the crown of the head.
People with androgenic alopecia may use Divi's Scalp Serum containing peppermint oil for hair growth, taking advantage of this ingredient's ability to improve scalp health and promote thicker hair. Peppermint oil works as a "vasodilator," which means it opens up capillaries and blood vessels to stimulate blood flow and circulation. Healthy blood flow can potentially help hair growth by nourishing hair follicles.
Divi's Scalp Serum: Clinically Effective Ingredients to Promote Healthy Hair
At Divi, we focus on clean ingredients to care for your hair from root to tip. We use clean vegan-friendly ingredients to provide relief from scalp irritation and help with hair loss symptoms. Our 100% scientifically backed formula contains peppermint oil to give you all the benefits without causing any adverse effects on your skin.
In addition to soothing peppermint oil, we've packed Divi's Scalp Serum with clinically proven ingredients to nourish your hair and scalp:
- Glycerin – Hydrates and moisturizes hair follicles and shafts and prevents breakage
- Tea tree oil – Prevents dead skin cell buildup for a clean, dandruff-free scalp
- Eucalyptus oil – Reduces scalp inflammation and stimulates hair follicles for healthy hair growth
- Arginine – Strengthens hair, prevents damage, and improves hair elasticity
- Copper gluconate – Maintains strong hair shaft structure for hair that grows long and strong
With these powerful nourishing ingredients, Divi's Scalp Serum can improve follicle health, calm scalp irritation, hydrate your scalp, and promote hair's growth phase to encourage thicker, stronger, fuller hair that is less prone to breakage and fallout.
How to Use Divi's Scalp Serum
After washing your hair with Divi's Shampoo & Conditioner, apply three-quarters of a dropper of Divi's Scalp Serum once a day. You can apply it to the entire scalp or focus on problem areas. You'll feel a pleasant tingling effect, which is a sign of the peppermint oil working.
Repeat daily (in the morning or at night) to enjoy the appearance of thicker, fuller hair, healthy hair growth, and a hydrated and nourished scalp!
If you notice any excessive redness, dryness or irritation after using Divi’s Scalp Serum, stop use and speak to your doctor.
Add Divi's Scalp Serum to Your Hair Care Routine
Thinning hair and hair loss can happen for different reasons or even multiple reasons at once. But you don't have to sit back and let thinning hair affect your confidence! At Divi, we bring you the benefits of peppermint oil for hair growth in our Scalp Serum.
Healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp, and at Divi, we carefully choose clean, effective ingredients for our Scalp Serum to promote healthy hair. As an ingredient in Divi's Scalp Serum, peppermint oil soothes scalp itchiness and inflammation, fights harmful microorganisms, stimulates hair growth, and creates a nourishing environment to encourage thick, healthy hair growth. Try Divi's Scalp Serum today and add this soothing, nourishing step to your hair care routine.