Ginseng. It’s good in tea, but what’s it doing in our hair care? Good question, with an even better answer…
What is Ginseng Root Extract?
Ginseng is a perennial plant characterized by its fleshy roots, which are commonly used to make herbal supplements. Ginseng is one of the most popular herbal remedies, and according to traditional Chinese medicine is used for energy and endurance, lowering blood sugar or cholesterol levels, reducing stress, promoting relaxation, as an immune system booster...the list goes on.
In addition to ginseng root extract’s use as an herbal supplement, it can also be added to cosmetic products, typically as an extract. In hair products like shampoo, the benefits are multifaceted. First, ginseng is thought to promote healthy hair growth. Ginseng also penetrates the hair shaft, which improves the strength of hair, helping to prevent breakage like split ends.
Is it Safe for Use?
Not all naturally occurring ingredients are safe simply because they are natural, so it’s important to vet natural ingredients alongside their manufactured counterparts. Ginseng root extract is a commonly used herbal remedy, but it’s recommended for use in moderation when ingested. However, in products where the ginseng is an external element, it is safe for regular use.
Why We Love It
Ginseng root extract is a fortifying ingredient, so we use it across our entire product line, including in our shampoo and conditioner, hair color, and styling products. Its ability to strengthen hair makes it a versatile addition to our formulas, without adding any potential side effects.
The Bottom Line on Ginseng Root Extract
There’s a reason why ginseng root is used so readily across different types of products, from herbal supplements to hair care products—it provides a variety of benefits without risk. I sing, you sing, we all sing for ginseng...not as catchy as the ice cream ditty, but better for you, that’s for sure.