Not sure what benefits pumpkins have, apart from making spooky faces on over Halloween? Surprisingly, pumpkin is a natural and powerful method of encouraging hair growth. This is one of the many great reasons it has made it's way into Spectaculash and our eyebrow enhancing serum.
Pumpkins are rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties and pumpkin seed oil has been highly valued for its healing properties ever since it was first produced in Austria in the 17th century!
It's argued that the reason why pumpkin seed oil helps hair growth is because it contains includes phytosterols. Phytosterols, which are found in most plants, act a little like cholesterols, but they show only positive health benefits. Phytosterols work by blocking the enzymes and hormones in your scalp (Like DHT: dihydrotestosterone) which cause hair loss, and slow that process down.
Pumpkin is also full of minerals such as potassium and zinc which work to help to keep hair healthy and encourage hair re-growth. Zinc helps to encourage collagen production, which stimulates dying hair follicles and encourages stronger re-growth. It also includes folate, a B vitamin that helps to stimulate hair growth by improving your blood circulation!
You can find pumpkin seed oil in Spectaculash and our eyebrow growth serum.