SHOULD HAIR GROWTH OILS HAVE PENETRATING INGREDIENTS???

hi everyone!! so I'm formulating a hair growth oil but I wanted to know should I put incidents that penetrates the hair shaft such as

1)   Soybean oil- It is the queen bee when it comes to moisture retention, the lipids in the oil helps hair treatments to absorb better into your hair. A non-greasy carrier oil that will improve moisture retention and shine. etc 

this is my ingredient list 

  1. horsetail oil 
  2. linseed oil 
  3. jojoba oil
  4. sunflower oil
  5. evening primrose oil
  6. apricot kernel oil 
  7. wheat germ oil
  8. carrot seed oil
  9. hempseed oil 
  10. red palm oil
  11. broccoli seed oil (im not sure if im going to use this one)
  12. cocount oil 
  13. saw palmeto oil
  14. cantor oil
  15. safflower oil 
  16. capsicum annum 
  17. sesame oil
  18. neem oil
  19. basil oil
  20. essential oil blend
  21. pumpkin seed oil 
@Perry what do you think about this ingredient list for my growth oil?? and also should I add oils that penetrate the hair shaft???

Comments

  • MicroformulationMicroformulation Member, Professional Chemist
    Hair Growth is an OTC Product. While there may be anecdotal claims on the individual ingredients, it would be an unapproved drug. As many will counter with, "but it works", that is still not acceptable to the FDA.
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  • Which ingredient in this list makes hair grow?
  • PaprikPaprik Member
    I think the only proven ingredient for hair grow is Minoxidil. 

    In my opinion, no oil can help with grow.
    I even read an articles talking about silicones in hair care products and it said, that silicone prevents water loss too well, that in the end the hair follicle swells and dies. 
  • abieroseabierose Member
    Paprik said:
    I think the only proven ingredient for hair grow is Minoxidil. 

    In my opinion, no oil can help with grow.
    I even read an articles talking about silicones in hair care products and it said, that silicone prevents water loss too well, that in the end the hair follicle swells and dies. 
    Wow! Could you by chance send me a link to that article? Thank you!
  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    Silicones do not cause hair follicles to swell and die.
  • PaprikPaprik Member
    Thank you @Perry for your opinion and sorry for sharing these misinformation. However, I remember it wasn't from any mommy blogs or so. That is why it stuck in my head. I know silicones are perfectly fine for face and body, but about hair I don't know much yet. So good to know! :)  

    PS. I think you would want to use silicones for the hair length, not for the roots anyway, right? :)


  • AbdullahAbdullah Member
    @Perry how about petrolatum for hair? 
  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    @Abdullah - petrolatum has been used in hair products for multiple decades. There is no evidence (I could find) that it causes any hair loss.

    @Paprik - I've done a search on Google scholar and reviewed as many relevant papers as I could & found no study showing silicones had anything to do with hair loss. In fact, I found a couple that recommended using silicones as a way to prevent negative aspects of hair loss. 
  • AbdullahAbdullah Member
    @Perry thanks 
    What is the purpose of using petrolatum in hair products? 

    Is it used in hair or scalp? 
  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    It is for styling hair. It gives the “slick” look. We used it in VO5 Hairdressing. It was not meant fir the scalp
  • Paprik said:
    I think the only proven ingredient for hair grow is Minoxidil. 

    In my opinion, no oil can help with grow.
    I even read an articles talking about silicones in hair care products and it said, that silicone prevents water loss too well, that in the end the hair follicle swells and dies. 
    hey yes I know Minoxidil is the only proven thing but I don't know where I can purchase it

    @Perry do you know where I can get it 
  • PattsiPattsi Member
    https://www.koplusa.com/minoxidil-info

    Those natural oils may help with hair loss if you eat them. 

    I see capsicum so be careful with it.
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