Retinol, peptides, antioxidants, niacinamide, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid: you probably have some or all of these ingredients in your antiageing skincare arsenal. But what about your hair care? Our scalps actually age faster than the skin on our faces and yet most of us take the most laid-back approach to slowing scalp ageing.
As your scalp starts to age it can feel dryer and more dehydrated, the skin starts to thin and there is less blood flow to the scalp which in turn affects the hair follicles and can lead to thinning and/or shedding of hair. Scalp ageing also slows the production of melanin—the substance that gives hair its colour—and this is why you notice more grey hairs as you grow older.
While we cannot completely stop the process of ageing, there are key ingredients that we can incorporate into our hair care routines to slow scalp ageing and keep our hair strong, glossy and healthy. Below, we list some of these ingredients you should look out for when choosing scalp care products and treatments.
Salmon PDRN, which is also known as salmon DNA, is packed with skin nourishing nutrients like polypeptides, amino acids and vitamins and is known to promote cell growth and tissue regeneration to tackle hair loss and thinning of hair. PDRN is also a biocompatible substance, which makes it safe in the long run. You can add this healing and nurturing ingredient to your hair care routine with regular treatments at Papilla Scalp Care centres where it is the key ingredient in the Papilla-exclusive stem cell solution used in the treatments such as the S.E.P Activator.
A key ingredient in the Papilla Hair Regeneration Tonic with PhytoKines (4 to 6) and Hair Regeneration Conditioner, Copper Tripeptide-1 sinks into the deeper layers of the skin where it helps stimulate blood flow to the hair follicles which in turn encourages hair growth and reduces irritation and inflammation to reduce hair fall.
Antioxidants like ubiquinone, glutathione, and ascorbic acid act like sponges sopping up free radicals within the body and ascorbic acid even helps with collagen production. Free radicals are highly reactive particles formed during our day-to-day lives and can cause cellular damage which eventually leads to ageing. Reduce damage from free radicals and slow the ageing process with the Hair Regeneration Tonic with PhytoKines (Hair Loss 4 to 6), the Regeneration Scalp Mask as well as the shampoos and conditioners from Papilla Haircare, all of which feature these antioxidants.
Tuber Fleeceflower extract
A key component of the Papilla Haircare proprietary Phyto Revive Complex, found in all the Hair Rewind shampoos and conditioner masks, this botanical ingredient prolongs the hair’s anagen (growing) phase by increasing the number as well as size of hair follicles to help boost hair growth. It also helps activate melanin production to reduce greying and maintain hair colour for longer.
Candlenut/Kukui nut extract
Candlenut extract makes up part of the Pre-M ingredient found in the Hair Rewind Anti-Greying shampoos and conditioner masks and works to slowly deposit natural dark plant pigments to the hair follicles. This helps to preserve natural hair colour for longer while also making it lush and glossy.