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    Default Study on Peppermint EO and hair growth.

    Just randomly searching stuff I came across this study on the effects of peppermint oil. Here's a link http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4289931/

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    Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is a plant native to Europe and has been widely used as a carminative and gastric stimulant worldwide. This plant also has been used in cosmetic formulations as a fragrance component and skin conditioning agent. This study investigated the effect of peppermint oil on hair growth in C57BL/6 mice. The animals were randomized into 4 groups based on different topical applications: saline (SA), jojoba oil (JO), 3% minoxidil (MXD), and 3% peppermint oil (PEO). The hair growth effects of the 4-week topical applications were evaluated in terms of hair growth, histological analysis, enzymatic activity of alkaline phosphatase (ALP), and gene expression of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), known bio-markers for the enhanced hair growth. Of the 4 experimental groups, PEO group showed the most prominent hair growth effects; a significant increase in dermal thickness, follicle number, and follicle depth. ALP activity and IGF-1 expression also significantly increased in PEO group. Body weight gain and food efficiency were not significantly different between groups. These results suggest that PEO induces a rapid anagen stage and could be used for a practical agent for hair growth without change of body weight gain and food efficiency."

    I know some members here have reported increased growth when using peppermint oil and reading this it seems to be worth considering.
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    I bought some peppermint oil a month ago because I really wanted to try it but then I started experimenting with saw palmetto instead and didn't want to do both at the same time since I wouldn't know what to attribute results to. Long story short, yesterday I went and returned the peppermint oil because I figured I wouldn't be using it any time soon. Darn. Guess I'll have to go out and rebuy some to try.

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    Default Re: Study on Peppermint EO and hair growth.

    There's A LOT peppermint oil in my new herbal conditioner, and i have lots of new hairs that have started growing just after i started using this, I suspect it is the peppermint oil in it. Thumbs up from me.

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    Default Re: Study on Peppermint EO and hair growth.

    I use peppermint oil on my scalp all the time. It's great stuff

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    I don't know if this helps with my growth but it feels amazing in a pre poo scalp treatment which is good enough for me!
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    Default Re: Study on Peppermint EO and hair growth.

    I used it once in my tea rinse and it felt oh so heavenly.im gonna go buy some.

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    Default Re: Study on Peppermint EO and hair growth.

    very interesting, and something I feel I could actually try! Thank you for posting!
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    i need to try this!! thanks for sharing. it is hard to decide sometimes which out of many available oils and experiments to try.
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    Default Re: Study on Peppermint EO and hair growth.

    Wow, fascinating! I'd like to see this replicated with other animals. Did anyone notice how many mice were in each group?
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    What does that mean "an increase in follicle number"? I thought we had a set number of follicles?

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