Is peppermint shampoo really good for your hair?

Is peppermint shampoo really good for your hair?

If you're after healthy hair, you've most likely tried at least one shampoo or conditioning treatment with an 'on-trend' ingredient in it. Activated Charcoal? Aloe Vera? Provitamin B5? Essential Oils? You may have missed out on trying one of the best ones though... Peppermint Oil! With a number of benefits you likely weren’t aware of, Peppermint Shampoo and Conditioner is really, REALLY good for your hair!

What are the benefits of Peppermint Shampoo?

Peppermint Oil is excellent for your hair and scalp. Unlike some of the other ingredients out there (that get a lot of 'buzz' but don't necessarily do all that much!), Peppermint Oil has been clinically proven [1] to stimulate blood flow through your scalp and hair follicles. It contains a natural compound called Menthol which has cooling, anti-bacterial and healing properties. It also has a very recognisable, crisp and refreshing fragrance.

Peppermint Oil is really beneficial to your hair and scalp as the Menthol cleanses and invigorates the hair by removing residue and dirt. Menthol also gives Peppermint Oil its health and healing qualities. As Peppermint is a natural compound and not artificially created, it's able to clean your hair and follicles without stripping away any of your skin's natural oils. Peppermint actually balances out your hair's natural oils and leaves it looking shiny and full of life. 

How does Peppermint Shampoo work?

Menthol is a vasodilator and vasodilators help to open our blood vessels and improve blood flow throughout the body. [2] In some instances of female hair loss, the pattern of hair loss occurs due to starved blood flow to the hair follicles. Where blood goes, health flows, and by applying Peppermint Oil topically to the scalp, the increased stimulation could potentially improve hair growth and help to prevent some hair loss. [3] Regardless of any potential boosted growth, extra blood circulation to your hair follicles means that extra essential nutrients are being delivered to help nourish the cells and follicles for added health.

What's that tingle???

Apart from the proven scientific benefits of using Pepperming Oil on your hair and scalp, there's another aspect that isn't spoken about nearly enough in our opinion: the way it makes you FEEL!

You can actually feel the added stimulation as you wash your hair. It's quite a fun process too. Once you start washing your hair, you'll suddenly feel a fresh rush as a cooling tingle spreads over your skin. The feeling gets a little more intense as you rinse away daily impurities and warm water rushes over your scalp. Once you turn off the tap, you'll notice a rush of cool air on your scalp and experience the final tingle which really is one of the best ways to wake up! Start every day feeling fresh and tingly and being surrounded by the most gorgeous aroma.

Dry, itchy scalp? No problems!

Peppermint shampoos and conditioners can also help with dryness, itching and other scalp problems. You may be concerned that adding something tingly to something that is itchy and or irriated is not a great idea, but in fact, it's the perfect solution! Peppermint Oil has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, which means it's actually good for irritated, dry, itchy and sensitive scalps and can help to calm irritation. 

Topical application of Peppermint Oil can help to clarify, clean and invigorate. It helps to rid your hair and scalp of residue, without stripping any of your skin's natural oils. It also has antiseptic healing properties which ultimately leaves your hair nourished and hydrated without weighing it down. You can always add another level of moisture by alternating washes with an extra nourishing conditioner like Boost & Be Shine Boost Conditioner, or add a weekly Hair Repair Mask to your hair care regime. By combining products, you'll effectively cleanse the hair properly and then give it extra nourishment for added shine and lustre.

Other surprising benefits of Peppermint Shampoo

As if the overview above isn't enough to have you running out for your own bottle of Peppermint Shampoo & Conditoner, there are a number of other benefits and uses for this gorgeous natural oil:

It helps to control dandruff - Dandruff can be really stubborn and difficult to treat. Clear dry skin off your scalp by adding Peppermint Shampoo and Conditioner to your daily/weekly routine. Peppermint Oil not only clears the dead skin residue, but calms the irritiation and helps to soothe the need to scratch. After only a few days' use (provided you are dealing with a 'regular' case of dandruff), you'll notice a reduction in build-up and a reduced level of itchiness. 

Sooth aches and congestion - Massage your Peppermint Shampoo and Conditioner slowly and gently onto your scalp and hair when you have a headache. The massage itself will help to soothe tension and the combination of Menthol and Peppermint opens up nasal passages, soothes irritation and helps to promote easier breathing.

Treat lice - Peppermint Oil is a useful ingredient when trying to keep lice at bay. The Menthol once agains help to soother an itchy scalp and effectively guards against head lice. (Great for all the mum's out there not wanting to use harsh chemicals on little heads!) Even if you have to use a more stringent initial treatment process, Peppermint shampoo can help to support your efforts for a longer period than normal shampoos and conditioners.

Boost & Be Peppermint Shampoo & Conditioner

There’s a lot to like about Boost & Be Shampoo & Conditoner... for starters, it's really invigorating! Fill your senses with crisp, fresh, Peppermint aromas with every use. Enjoy a light, cool tingle on your scalp too as a fresh reminder that you're effectively cleansing your scalp and boosting healing blood flow to the area.

All Boost & Be Shampoos and Conditioners are #kindtohair and free of "nasty" chemicals, including Sulphates and Parabens. They're full of organic botanical ingredients to support the health of follicles and encourage healthy hair and are 100% vegan and cruelty free. 

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[1] National Centre for Biotechnology Information - Peppermint promotes hair growth without toxic signs

[2] - Can peppermint oil benefit your hair?

[3] Medical New Today - Does peppermint oil work for hair growth?

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