The main reason why the herb is believed to be able to stimulate hair growth is because of its antioxidant effects. Horsetail can also improve circulation, leading to the improvement of hair follicles and to help stimulate hair growth. Blood circulation improves the condition of both the scalp and the individual hair follicles. With these improvements comes the ability for hair follicles to produce new hair.
Because of its silica content, horsetail is also useful when trying to stimulate hair growth. The herb rejuvenates your hair, adding sheen to the appearance and strength to the hair shafts. It also contains selenium and cysteine, which are known to promote healthy hair growth. Both of these substances contribute to healthier hair and prevent free radicals from damaging the cells.
Ingredients: SHAKE WELL BEFORE USE Purified Water, Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Equisetum Arvense Extract, Citric AcidBotanical name: Equisetum arvense
Common name: Horsetail
Applications: Floral waters, Linen waters, Body milk, Body lotions, Body custards, Serums, Hair products, Face and eye creams (oil in water emulsions for the body & face).
Background Information: Although Horsetail can be toxic in large amounts it has a long history of use in natural beauty care. It is rare in its chemistry being rich in Silica, trace minerals and alkaloids which see it best suited in hair treatments.
Suitable for: Water based products.
Usage Guide: 0.5-1%.