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5 Super Surprising Ingredients That Promote Hair Growth

Jim Markham, celebrity stylist and serial brand founder, definitely knows a thing or two about hair growth. After all, he’s the mind behind the ColorProof BioRepair-8™ Anti-Aging Scalp & Hair Therapy Kitwhich targets the four main causes of hair loss by harnessing advanced plant bio-cellular technologyand has yielded amazing trial results. Searching for the best ingredients to wake up the scalp and increase strands has basically become a way of life for Jim. So, obviously, we wanted to know which natural ingredients help promote hair growth straight from him. We’re stoked he shared his list of surprise ingredients that actually lead to hair growth. And according to the expert, all you need for thicker strands can be found in your kitchen. Discover which ingredients you need below!

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“An apple a day really does keep the doctor away,” notes Jim of his top selection. Apples contain essential minerals including magnesium, potassium, copper, and calcium—all of which help decrease hair loss. They also contain nutrients that help restore and regenerate new cell turnover. “Procyanidin B-2 is the ingredient actually proven to aid in hair growth,” he confirms.

Grapeseed Oil

“Grapeseed oil, which comes from the seeds of grapes that are thrown away during the process of winemaking, also has superb benefits,” adds Jim. This is because grapes are packed with vitamin E, which is essential for hair growth. “Vitamin E helps block the production of DHT, a hormone that causes hair loss.” Grapeseed oil applied directly to the scalp will encourage the spread of other natural oils. This process relaxes hair follicles and encourages growth overall.


“Eggs aren’t just food for us, they’re also for our hair,” says Jim. Full of proteins and minerals, egg yolks can actually help hair grow back. This is because they contain biotin and B-complex vitamins. “Make yourself an at-home mask by applying egg yolk directly to the roots of hair follicles. Massage it into the scalp for maximum benefits,” he advises. “Aside from actually applying the yolk to your hair, incorporating eggs into your diet can also help with hair growth.”


Onions make the list because they are super-rich in chemical sulfur, which has been proven to aid in hair growth. There are also many natural antioxidants found in onions, which work against buildup and bacteria to regenerate hair growth. To reap the full benefits of this miracle veggie “use the juice from two to three onions and apply it directly to scalp the before shampooing.”


“Potatoes are made up of vitamin B and C, zinc, and iron—all ingredients that are scientifically proven to encourage hair growth,” says Jim. Like onions, juicing two to three potatoes and applying this liquid to your roots can actually aid in the hair growth process. The tasty vegetable also has natural ingredients that can “cleanse any accumulation forming on the scalp, which can help refresh your hair for growth.”

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