What should I do if the hair loss is serious? Is ginger rubbing the scalp useful?
Let’s talk about the conclusion first: Ginger has the risk of damaging hair follicles, and the effect is not as good as the commonly used drugs for hair loss.
In reality, it is said that ginger cures hair loss. Unknown hair friends can't stop the temptation of "low price and easy access", and they use it one after another.
The main active ingredient of ginger is gingerol, which has antioxidant, anti-mutagenic, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, anti-motion sickness, anti-tumor, and cold-dispelling biological activities (see the next sentence if it is not easy to understand), and its production can be used to treat heart disease. Effective medicine or health food for patients with vascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis , gastric ulcer, and advanced severe vomiting of cancer. But so far, there is no research literature showing that it has the effect of preventing hair loss .
On the contrary, a study published by Southern Medical University in 2013 showed that gingerol not only fails to grow hair, but also inhibits hair growth in hair follicles and prolongs the telogen phase of hair follicles .
Around 2005, Kao Company of Japan applied for a patent in the United States for a water-soluble ginger extract without gingerol, which is believed to have excellent body hair growth inhibitory effect . The reason for removing gingerol is that gingerol is too irritating to be applied directly to the skin. In this way, whether it is gingerol or water-soluble ginger extract that does not contain gingerol, it actually inhibits hair growth, rather than having the magical effect of "ginger can grow hair" that is spread by word of mouth.
In East Asia, most people think that ginger can grow hair because the juice of ginger is irritating, so they think it can promote blood circulation, which stimulates the hair follicles under the scalp to start working and grow hair. I don’t understand this point again. We all know that to improve the body’s immunity, we need to ensure normal work and rest and a healthy diet. Why is it the other way around when it comes to maintaining hair follicles?
Some people began to say that their use of ginger therapy is effective. This may just be an isolated phenomenon, and whether you use ginger or not, the act of massaging your scalp can increase blood flow to the area. It would be very useful if it was used as an additional treatment alongside clinically proven medications for hair loss. It can help enhance the effects of treatment.
Applying ginger to the scalp has no apparent benefit in preventing shedding. It is known to have anti-inflammatory properties and is often used as a natural remedy for pain or nausea, but is also thought to cause skin irritation in some people.
In terms of helping to improve hair condition, fresh ginger can indeed be beneficial if consumed rather than applied directly to the scalp, and it contains magnesium, vitamin B-6, and vitamin C that can improve hair health.
Not only ginger, but also spicy and irritating natural plants such as pepper, garlic extract, mint, etc., have been tried externally to treat hair loss, and there is no scientific basis.
A large number of consumers are still paying for it. It is estimated that those businesses who sell concepts can wake up every night with a smile~~~
I still do not recommend trying ginger for hair growth. It is best to go to the hospital to check, according to the cause, develop a hair growth plan.