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Bamboo Extract for Hair Health

By Mary Kate Nyland |
Bamboo Extract for Hair Health

Time and time again, we’ve found that whatever our bodies need, mother nature provides. From nutritious and beneficial ingredients, to the soothing powers of some fresh air, the natural world gives us so much to help us thrive.

It’s why we look for plant-based ingredients to support hair, skin, and nails health. From stinging nettle to saw palmetto, the truth is that these hardworking ingredients have major hair benefits.

Case in point: Bamboo extract. Derived from the leaves of this fast-growing plant in its natural form, bamboo extract supports hair and skin health and provides the body with huge nutrition. Keep reading to learn more about bamboo plant extract benefits!

What Makes Hair Healthy?

To understand why bamboo extract has the potential to help your hair, it’s a good idea to understand what actually makes hair healthy in the first place. Some of the most common traits associated with hair health — thickness, bounciness, smoothness — are actually side effects of proper nutrition and hydration.

Like any other part of your body, your hair and scalp rely on your internal wellness to function at their best. 

Healthy Hair Needs Proper Nutrition

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again! If you’re not reaching your daily recommended intake of vitamins and minerals, your hair and skin will show it. A balanced, nutritious diet plays a crucial role in maintaining your wellness and, by effect, helps you attain beautiful healthy hair growth.

Thankfully, bamboo is packed with vitamins and minerals that help support hair strength. Bamboo is rich in potassium, calcium, copper, zinc, and iron, a vital mineral when it comes to healthier hair growth and strengthening hair follicles.

Bamboo also includes vitamin C and vitamin E, which both have positive effects on hair’s appearance and growth cycles.

Youthful Looking Hair Comes Down to Biology

Our bodies naturally produce proteins like collagen found all over our connective tissues, but when we get older, collagen production slows and that accounts for the thinning hair and wrinkles many people see the more they age. 

But that doesn’t mean that these proteins can’t be supplemented! Enter, bamboo extract.

Its high silica content restores elasticity to your hair, leaving it looking and feeling lustrous. Silica is an essential mineral that helps to produce the amino acids which make up collagen. The organic silica found in bamboo extract is highly absorbable and can help to compensate for silica deficiency.

Collagen produced from bamboo’s high silica levels helps support healthy hair in a couple ways. In one study, researchers concluded that silica improves brightness and adds shine to hair as well as reducing hair loss.

And a bonus? It also can make your skin appear more elastic and therefore more youthful.

Healthy Hair is Resilient to Damage

Even the best diet in the world can’t protect hair from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that cause damage to other cells. For that reason, it’s important to seek out food and hair products that contain antioxidants, which can help fight them off and minimize harm.

And you guessed it, bamboo extract has lots of antioxidant properties.

Free radicals can contribute to hair thinning and hair loss over time, as they cause oxidative stress to the hair follicles. Bamboo extract helps to counteract this process by neutralizing free radicals and preventing build-up in the scalp, which can clog hair follicles and inhibit healthy growth. 

So by nourishing your scalp with antioxidants, bamboo extract can help to promote a fuller, thicker mane with better moisture retention, protecting your hair from further damage. 

Last Thoughts on Bamboo Extract

Prioritizing bamboo for hair health is a great idea. As one of the fastest growing plants on earth, bamboo is a self-generating natural resource that can provide us with a wealth of benefits. 

This hardworking extract derived from the bamboo plant (known among scientists as the Bambusa Vulgaris plant) is a huge help in both topical hair treatments like hair oil and oral supplements, delivering essential nutrients directly to the scalp and hair follicles. 

With its high silica and antioxidant content, bamboo extract can help to promote healthy hair growth, reduce frizz, prevent hair loss, and protect against damage. So why not harness the power of the bamboo plant and try bamboo extract for yourself?

Our men’s formula includes bamboo extract and we’ve seen firsthand from members of our community how, in combination with the other ingredients, bamboo extract can produce real results. Check out Wellbel Men and see what it can do for your hair care game!


Use of silicon for skin and hair care: an approach of chemical forms available and efficacy | National Library of Medicine

Vitamins C and E: Beneficial effects from a mechanistic perspective | National Library of Medicine

Mary Kate Nyland
Mary Kate Nyland is a content and copy writer with a passion for wellness.
Dalia Yadegar PA-C
Dalia Yadegar is a Board Certified Physician Assistant who specializes in Dermatology and Integrative Medicine.
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