Can Wasabi Restore Your Hair?
Over the years, there have been many wild and wacky hair loss solutions promoted to the public as a way to restore hair on the scalp. One Japanese company is now promoting a hair loss cure that definitely falls under the “wild and wacky” category. Kinin, a Japanese wasabi company, is claiming that the chemicals in wasabi can help stimulate hair growth up to three times faster than traditional medical solutions such as minoxidil (Rogaine).
The scientific minds at Kinin say that isosaponarin, a natural chemical found in wasabi plant leaves, helps to stimulate hair growth. They also say that the wasabi used to treat hair loss has to be ground from a fresh wasabi plant stem rather than any processed wasabi easily found in restaurant packets. The research team that discovered the connection between wasabi and hair growth say the isosaponarin in the leaves of wasabi plants awakens the papilla cells in the scalp as well as stimulates the development of proteins that create pathways that allow nutrients to travel to the papilla cells.
Before you get too excited and race off to eat some wasabi tonight, Kinin says that the wasabi has to come into contact with your scalp. In other words, eating wasabi on a daily basis won’t cause your hair to start growing again.
The other important thing to remember when it comes to wasabi and hair growth is the fact that there is no scientific evidence to back the claims made by Kinin. You can certainly spend money and try to reverse your hair loss by following the wasabi cure. You can also schedule a consultation appointment with a board-certified and experienced hair transplant surgeon. An experienced doctor will conduct a thorough medical examination of your scalp in order to determine the best option to treat your hair loss.