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How Clinical Effects Hair Therapy Foam Stimulates Hair Growth

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September 9, 2021
How Clinical Effects Hair Therapy Foam Stimulates Hair Growth
Stimulate Hair Naturally
April Summers

By April Summers

The Magic Formula

Clinical Effects Hair Therapy Foam is formulated for men fighting hair loss to get faster results.

It’s an all-natural formula with ingredients that minimize the effects of hair loss hormones, revitalize hair follicles, and stimulate new hair growth.

The claims advertised are modest and have left out just a few perks.

Clinical Effects Hair Therapy Foam:

1. Uses ingredients that target the root cause of male hair loss (DHT).

2. Helps stimulate new hair growth.

3. Revitalizes hair follicles.

4. Reduces the effects of hair loss hormones.

5. Is an easy-to-use, leave-in hair loss foam.

6. Produces no side effects or greasy residue (1).

    The research shows that this product also:

    7. Acts as an antioxidant, promoting the body’s ability to heal damaged cells and tissues.

    8. Soothes, conditions, and moisturizes the scalp.

    9. Cleanses the scalp and hair shafts.

    10. Softens hair strands and reduces frizz.

    11. Reduces and prevents damage to hair.

    12. Regulates sebum production to improve hair fullness and prevent breakage.

    You might be wondering what these incredible ingredients are and how chemists figured out how they interact with each other to create such a remarkable product.

    The research shows that each of these ingredients promotes hair growth and scalp health.

    And despite the long names that sound like they might blow something up, they’re all naturally derived and safe for most heads and locks, in the same way that apples are good for you.

    There’s always the rare individual with a sensitivity or propensity for a mild reaction, but much less common than with the sulfates and parabens common in store-shelf shampoos.

    The following is a brief overview of how the various ingredients are presented in two formats.

    First is a table containing each ingredient (except for water) with accompanying numbers corresponding to the perks advertised and added from the research.

    Second is the ingredients listed in short paragraphs with brief descriptions of how each one improves the growth of your hair.

    Ingredient

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    12

    Cocamidopropyl betaine

    PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil

    Serenoa Serrulata (Saw Palmetto) fruit extract

    Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos) leaf extract

    Vitis Vinifera (Grape) seed extract

    Linoleic acid

    Linolenic acid

    Oleic acid

    Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) oil

    Persea Gratissima (Avocado) oil

    Panthenol

    Butylene glycol

    Dextran

    Acetyl tetrapeptide-3

    Trifolium Pratense (Clover) flower extract

    Niacin

    Azelaic acid

    Tocopheryl acetate

    Zinc sulfate

    Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) oil

    Phenoxyethanol

    Ethylhexylglycerin

    Cocamidopropyl Betaine

    Since World War II, we’ve been using cocamidopropyl betaine when troops needed a cleanser that would lather up in cold water.

    Although it cleaned well, it was a mild, less astringent formula.

    Many shampoos dry out the scalp and signal oil glands to pump out sebum, creating oily, flat, dirty-looking hair.

    Cocamidopropyl betaine is more hydrating than harsher skin and hair care products because of its coconut oil.

    It’s also a thickening agent that makes products feel creamy and less likely to drip during use.

    Cocamidopropyl betaine is the second ingredient (after water) in Johnson’s® “no more tears” baby shampoo, and it’s used in other formulas for:

    • Contact lens solutions
    • Gynecological or anal wipes
    • Hair conditioners
    • Makeup remover
    • Liquid body wash
    • Liquid soap
    • Shampoos
    • Shaving cream
    • Toothpaste (2).

    PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil

    Pressed from the castor bean, this ingredient has been used by many generations for various health interventions.

    It is commonly used to grow healthier, thicker hair.

    Hair loss results from many factors such as genetics, diet, stress level, environment, and lifestyle.

    Because of its amino acids, it moisturizes and softens hair, minimizing the frizz caused by damaged shafts by coating them and helping them glide past each other.

    Castor oil used on roots and scalp will help:

    • Increase hair growth
    • Thicken hair that is starting to thin out
    • Reduce and prevent hair damage
    • Eliminate dry hair
    • Make the hair fuller and shinier
    • Deeply condition and moisturize hair and scalp
    • Prevent dry scalp
    • Boost your hair’s overall health (3).

    Serenoa Serrulata (Saw Palmetto) Fruit Extract

    Serenoa Serrulata extract comes from the saw palmetto plant’s berries and functions to balance sebum production.

    Too much, and hair becomes weak, falling out more quickly.

    Serenoa Serrulata extract also has properties that hydrate and strengthen the hair.

    Saw Palmetto’s anti-hair loss properties combat androgenic alopecia caused by age and genetics when the body produces dihydrotestosterone (DHT) due to the action of testosterone.

    DHT shrinks and thins hair follicles, making their hold on strands increasingly weaker until they eventually fall out.

    Serenoa Serrulata inhibits the enzyme that converts testosterone into DHT, extending the life of the hair and follicle (4), (5).

    Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos) Leaf Extract

    Rooibos combats free radical (unstable molecule missing an electron) damage to DNA in cells with its antioxidant capacity.

    Hailing from South America, Rooibos green tea contains phenolic compounds, which have been shown to increase hair growth (6).

    Rooibos extract is a common ingredient in many products, including:

    • Facial masks and moisturizers
    • Conditioner
    • Serums and essences
    • Foundation
    • Hair treatments
    • Baby lotion
    • Eye cream
    • Sunscreen (7).

    Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract

    Grape seed extract is a natural supplement that comes from wine grapes and contains proanthocyanidins, known for their anti-inflammatory effects.

    This ingredient supports health benefits, including:

    • Preventing venous insufficiency.
    • Promoting wound healing.
    • Reducing inflammation (8), (9).

    Grapeseed oil is lightweight and is used to add moisture, strength, and shine when applied to your hair, and if you’re short some strands, to grow it back (10).

    Linoleic Acid

    Linolenic acid is the precursor of arachidonic acid, an omega-6 polyunsaturated fat in your cell membranes, involved in regulating many cellular processes, including cell survival, angiogenesis, and mitogenesis.

    It contains flavonoids called procyanidin oligomers, which are potent antioxidants.

    The dermal papilla, composed of specialized fibroblasts located in the bulb of the hair follicle, contributes to the control of hair growth and the hair cycle, helping existing shafts grow longer (11), (12).

    Linolenic Acid

    Linolenic Acid is an essential omega-6 fatty acid found in vegetable oils such as safflower oil, soybean oil, and sunflower oil.

    Linolenic acid is essential for:

    • skin regeneration
    • hair growth
    • metabolism

    You need a healthy scalp and a well-nourished body for good hair condition.

    A deficiency of linolenic acid can lead to dry hair and hair loss without enough of it to maintain other body functions.

    When you don’t have sufficient nutrients available, your body directs what it has to vital functions away from hair follicles because hair is last on the list of essential survival functions (13).

    Oleic Acid

    Oleic acid is a monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acid that:

    • Boosts hair growth
    • Prevents dry scalp
    • Repairs damaged follicles
    • Strengthens cellular membranes

    Oleic acid controls water loss from your hair strands while making each shaft softer and more pliable (14).

    Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil

    Evening primrose oil (EPO) is a flowering herb with a yellow blossom growing in North America and Europe.

    It opens its petals at night instead of the morning and is rich in linoleic acids and other omega chain fatty acids, including:

    • Palmitic acid
    • Oleic acid
    • Stearic acid
    • Myristic acid
    • Oleopalmitic acid
    • Vaccenic acid
    • Eicosanoic acid (15).

    EPO is also known for many properties, including:

    • Hormone-balancing
    • Minimizing hair loss
    • Encouraging healthy hair cell growth
    • Fighting oxidative stress
    • Reducing inflammation

    EPO also contains phytoestrogens that may decrease unwanted symptoms of hormone-related conditions like menopause, and since hair loss sometimes happens during menopause, EPO may do double duty (16).

    Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil

    Persea Gratissima Oil is extracted by pressing avocados.

    Avocado oil is full of omega fatty acids, oleic acid, phytosterols, and vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K.

    Vitamin E in avocado oil can reverse and heal damage done by the sun’s rays.

    Vitamin E also helps with general hair repair and protection, strengthening hair shafts and preventing breakage.

    Vitamin D is crucial for the generation of new hair follicles.

    Avocado oil helps increase collagen production, which is essential for continuous healthy hair growth.

    It’s extremely rich in oleic acid and monounsaturated fats, making it one of few oils that can penetrate and moisturize your hair from the root instead of just coating it, making it heavier (17).

    Avocado oil is also known to reduce dandruff and help detangle hair, preventing damage to the shafts (18).

    Panthenol

    Panthenol becomes vitamin B-5 when it’s absorbed into the body (19).

    In topical cosmetics, it’s used to:

    • Moisturize
    • Soften
    • Soothe
    • Build a barrier against irritation
    • Prevent water loss (20).

    Haircare products include panthenol because of its ability to improve shine, softness, and strength.

    It locks in moisture to protect your hair from styling or environmental damage.

    Panthenol may also help slow down and minimize the look of thinning hair when used with other active ingredients as a leave-in treatment (21).

    Butylene Glycol

    Butylene glycol is made from distilled corn and decreases viscosity, helping hair products maintain fluid and even consistency.

    It’s also a conditioning agent adding a layer of softness and improving the texture of your hair.

    Butylene glycol moisturizes and conditions skin and hair by coating the surface of your cells (22), (23).

    It is also a solvent that maintains a liquid consistency in a chemical compound, helping active ingredients that could become gritty or clumpy stay dissolved.

    It keeps the ingredients in cosmetics spread out and in their desired state for use.

    Dextran

    Dextran is a branched polysaccharide derived from the bacteria Leuconostoc mesenteroides and sucrose (24).

    In addition to improving blood flow to hair follicles by easily penetrating the epidermis, dextran improves nitric oxide synthesis in the keratinocytes.

    These primary cells make up the skin that contains hair follicles.

    Keratinocyte growth factor guides proliferation and differentiation in epithelial tissues, regulates the stem cells of the hair follicles, and increases the androgen (growth) phase (25).

    In hair products, dextran also stabilizes the alcohol in oil-type emulsion, making the application more manageable, improving your hair's protection, nourishment, and appearance (26).

    Acetyl Tetrapeptide-3

    Acetyl Tetrapeptide-3 is an innovative biomimetic peptide combined with a red clover extract that targets the main causes of hair loss (DHT), providing fuller and thicker hair (27).

    The herbal extract combination comprising acetyl tetrapeptide-3 with biochanin A and ginseng extracts was compared to 3% minoxidil solution in a study to treat androgenic alopecia (AGA).

    Researchers found that the combination may be a viable phytopharmaceutical to treat mild to moderate AGA in both male and female patients (28).

    Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract

    Red clover extract comes from a wild flowering plant widely used in traditional medicine (29).

    A study with men showed an increase in the hair growth (anagen) phase and a decrease in the hair loss (telogen) phase when a five percent red clover extract was applied to the scalp for four months, compared with the placebo group (30).

    And in a study with postmenopausal women, participants reported significant improvements in hair and skin texture, appearance, and overall quality after taking red clover extract for 90 days (31), (32).

    Niacin

    Niacin is a form of vitamin B3 found in foods such as:

    • Yeast
    • Meat
    • Fish
    • Milk
    • Eggs
    • Green vegetables
    • Cereal grains (33).

    Poor blood circulation is a vital factor in hair thinning and loss.

    Niacin aids in faster and thicker hair growth by improving your vascular and circulatory systems.

    It promotes a healthy scalp and hair by bringing oxygen and nutrients to follicles and helping them recover from stressors like tight styles that try to pull your hair out.

    Niacin also helps facilitate new growth and repairs damaged hair (34).

    Azelaic acid

    Azelaic acid naturally occurs in grains such as barley, wheat, and rye. It has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties (35).

    Azelaic acid reduces inflammation and may reduce hair loss.

    It has been combined with minoxidil to treat androgenic alopecia (AGA) and improve hair follicle growth (36).

    Tocopheryl Acetate

    Tocopheryl acetate is a form of vitamin E often found in skin and hair care products for its antioxidant properties (37).

    It is effective in promoting hair growth (38).

    Zinc Sulfate

    Zinc is a vital micronutrient required for the normal function of the skin and performs anti androgen action (39).

    The topical application of zinc can reduce DHT and is essential for hair growth.

    By supporting healthy follicles and preventing the overproduction of DHT, zinc helps promote a healthy head of hair (40).

    Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil

    Minoxidil was created as a hypertension medication, but the medication's adverse side effects include:

    • increased heart rate
    • difficulty breathing
    • rapid weight gain
    • edema
    • seborrhoeic dermatitis
    • itchy scalp
    • scaling (41).

    Peppermint oil facilitates hair growth without these side effects by protecting blood flow to the hair follicles and possibly inducing an early anagen stage (42).

    Phenoxyethanol

    Phenoxyethanol is a solvent also known as a glycol ether.

    It is often used as a preservative or stabilizer for other ingredients that might otherwise deteriorate, spoil, or become less effective too quickly.

    It’s also used in cosmetics and hair products as an antibacterial and preservative to prevent them from losing their potency or spoiling.

    Manufacturers who want to avoid using parabens use phenoxyethanol in their products as a substitute (43).

    Ethylhexylglycerin

    Ethylhexylglycerin is a pure, colorless, synthetic ingredient naturally derived from glycerin, an organic compound found in animals and plants.

    It acts as a preservative, surfactant, and moisturizer and is a favorable alternative to parabens and sulfates often found in hair growth and hair care products.

    It keeps products fresh and safe and ensures a softer scalp, attracting moisture to the skin, promoting retention, and preventing evaporation (44).

    There You Have It

    As you can see, the scientists who formulated Clinical Effects Hair Therapy Foam don’t mess around.

    The research supports every ingredient’s use in this incredible product made to grow you some hair!