Polygonum Multiflorum as Hair Anti Aging
Jul 21, 2022 | By Maria Eliza Pineda
As with everything on our bodies, your hair also goes through an aging process and goes through some major changes as you get older. If your skin gets wrinkled, your muscles and bones get a little weaker, and your immune system gets a little more vulnerable, your hair also experiences signs of aging.
There are a few ways you can tell that your hair is going through some changes from either stress or age. Sometimes, stress can be a factor that can cause premature signs of aging in the hair, skin, and body. For the hair, these signs include graying or silver hair, hair loss, weakened and brittle strands, dry or irritated scalp, and changes in oil production (oilier roots).
Extensive studies have been done and various products have already been produced to reverse or at least slow down the signs of aging for your skin and body. For the skin, you’ve got moisturizers, serums, facemasks, and more to nourish the skin and prevent dryness and wrinkles. For the body, there are great supplements out there to maintain your overall health. But what about your hair?
After years of research, the Mayraki Professional team has developed a treatment that reverses the major signs of aging in the hair and scalp. The Mayraki Anti-gray Hair Color Restoring Treatment uses the Polygonum multiflorum as its main active ingredient because of its major anti-aging benefits. Want to find out why Polygonum multiflorum is the ultimate hair anti-aging ingredient? Read on!
What is Polygonum Multiflorum?
Polygonum multiflorum or sometimes known as Chinese Knotweed or tuber fleeceflower is a type of flowering plant belonging to the buckwheat family. This plant is native to central and southern China and has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for hundreds of years. It is said to have numerous health benefits for the body. Studies show that Polygonum multiflorum has properties that can combat diseases like inflammation, cancer, and even Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.
Besides its claimed health benefits, it was also widely used as a traditional beauty remedy for aging hair. People used this plant as an anti-aging remedy to get youthful, lively locks that showed no signs of graying, thinning, dandruff, or greasiness.
Anti-Aging Benefits of Polygonum Multiflorum
Prevents Gray Hair
As mentioned previously, traditional Chinese medicine has used Polygonum multiflorum as a remedy for graying hair. A recent study and experiment in 2017 has just proven that the anti-graying effects of Polygonum multiflorum are quite real and our Chinese ancestors were right all along! Polygonum multiflorum was shown to have significant effects on the melanin production of hair.
Melanin, or lack thereof, is the cause of graying hair. Once you start getting older or if there are any hormonal changes or imbalances in your body, your hair starts producing less melanin which is the pigment that colors the hair. Your hair will lose its natural pigment which is what makes it gray or silver in color.
Polygonum multiflorum does not dye hair or cover up gray hair with artificial pigments. What Polygonum multiflorum does is stimulate and increase melanin production in the hair follicles so that they grow in pigmented. This means that it effectively prevents gray hair from growing and restores your hair back to its original color.
Promotes Hair Growth
Another major problem and sign of hair aging is thinning. Arguably, the top 2 most visible and significant issues of stress and aging are having gray hair and excessive hair loss. As you get older, your scalp and hair go through hormonal changes that alter the healthy chemistry that allows your hair to go through the stages of growth normally. When you have excessive hair loss, it means that more of your follicles are dormant rather than in the active stage of growth.
A very recent study on Polygonum multiflorum has just discovered that the plant has properties that prevent hair loss and promote hair growth. The study showed that Polygonum multiflorum decreased proteins that induced catagen such as Dkk-1, BAD, Bcl2, and the hair fall hormone DHT (dihydrotestosterone).
Catagen signals the end of the active hair growth phase and when the hair starts falling off as it gets cut off from the blood supply. It’s a normal part of the phases of growth of your hair, but changes in the body could lead to hair prematurely going into the catagen phase and increasing your hair fall significantly. By decreasing catagen inducing proteins and hormones, Polygonum multiflorum will effectively prevent excessive hair fall that comes from going into the catagen phase prematurely.
Polygonum multiflorum then elongates the time that the hair is in the active growing phase, anagen. It delays the catagen phase and allows the hair to fully live out its term before falling out and going dormant. This means that despite there being hair fall, there will still be more significant hair growth to replace the dead cells and prevent your hair from thinning or balding.
Anti-Bacterial and Antioxidant
A more subtle change when you experience more stress or as you get older is the quality of your hair and scalp. At times, these hormonal changes could lead to issues like dandruff, irritation, and an oilier scalp.
A study has shown that Polygonum multiflorum also has antibacterial properties and is an antioxidant. These properties are probably what made it so popular in traditional medicine and remedies for numerous diseases. Antibacterial properties are also majorly beneficial for aging hair as it prevents dandruff, inflammation, irritation, and excessive oils.
Being an antioxidant, Polygonum multiflorum can also clear away toxins and free radicals that buildup in your hair as you go about your daily life. This then prevents damage, buildup, and hair fall that may cause your hair to look thin and unhealthy.
Restore Your Hair’s Youth
Just like your skin and body, your hair needs a little more love and attention too as you get older. Harness the powerful hair anti-aging properties of Polygonum multiflorum and restore your hair’s health and youth. Get the Mayraki Anti-gray Hair Color Restoring Treatment and see the results for yourself!