Urtica Dioica Leaf Extract

Stinging Nettle Extract from Nettle Herb- For thousands of years, stinging nettle has been used to promote luscious, shiny hair. Stinging nettle supports the overall health and growth of hair as nettle offers essential vitamins and minerals that can benefit hair health, including vitamins A, B, C, D and E, along with minerals such as folate, riboflavin, magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron and manganese . This cocktail of essential nutrients contributes to healthy shiny hair. Nettle also contains silica, which makes hair and nails stronger and promotes hair growth by boosting blood flow. Nettle also has the ability to strengthen and relax blood vessels, aid in circulation and increase the amount of oxygen and nutrients received by the scalp. As a result, hair can grow stronger and longer.
Both witch hazel and nettle can inhibit the formation of DHT. Studies show that witch hazel and nettle extract have the ability to block dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone produced by testosterone that, when overproduced, can cause thinning of your hair and hair loss. By reducing the production of the 5 alpha-reductase enzyme (the enzyme responsible for converting testosterone to DHT), witch hazel and nettle can prevent this DHT imbalance. When there is too much DHT in the body, the hair growth cycle and the quality of the keratin your hair is made of are shortened.