A detailed guide to understand how this powerful amino acid is innovating hair treatments around the world, boosting growth, protection and smoothening.
What is Arginine (L-Arginine)?
L-arginine is a semi-essential amino acid that is involved in many important functions in our body. The term "semi-essential" infers that our body, generally, synthesizes certain amounts of it.
It is also obtained from the diet and is necessary for the body to make proteins. L-arginine is found in red meat, poultry and fish. It can also be made in a laboratory and used as a medicine.
In deep technical terms, Arginine, also known as L-arginine, is an amino acid that is used in the biosynthesis of proteins.
Arginine in Beauty Products
This amino acid recently became a trend because of its health benefits effects. It's attracting increasing attention as a remedy for hair loss, and also as a follicle-stimulator and as a protection protein for the hair's natural color. Also, we can hear about many benefits to skincare as well.
Recently, a few top cosmetics brands are investing in adding L-Arginine in the composition of some of their beauty products, exploring the powerful benefits of the amino acid, especially when composing a complete hair or skin treatment.
The outstanding results observed are surprising customers and manufacturers, leading some beauty products and brands to the top of the market, due to the many benefits that Arginine can provide to hair and skin.
In recent years have we found reports from desperate people that managed to solve their hair loss problems when they started to apply this protein in their hair treatment. L-Arginine effects are also proven by scientific researches:
"In addition to the potency-enhancing attributes, arginine is of great importance to hair growth, owing to its role as a precursor to nitric oxide. This is because the nitric oxide formed from arginine opens the potassium channels of the [hair] cells. This can improve the circulation to the hair roots and stimulate hair growth."
Functions and Benefits of Arginine in Hair Treatments
External applications, like hair proteins, shampoos, and conditioners can guarantee incredible effects in any kind of hair, especially when used together in a controlled treatment.
It is proven that hair products that contain Arginine can improve your overall hair structure quality and in many other ways, which we'll talk about right below.
Boosting hair growth and preventing hair loss
Several publications indicate that the amino acid Arginine has an enormous effect on hair growth and regeneration. As a precursor to nitrogen oxide, it is of vital importance for hair growth.
"In addition to the potency-enhancing attributes, arginine is of great importance to hair growth, owing to its role as a precursor to nitric oxide. This is because the nitric oxide formed from arginine opens the potassium channels of the cells. This can improve the circulation to the hair roots and stimulate hair growth"
The amino acid acts as a powerful ally against hair loss issues as well. It promotes blood circulation in the fine skin tissue, ensures that the hair roots are better supplied with essential nutrients and it supports the immune system, preventing hair loss caused by any kind of illness.
Providing protection against bleach and color damage
One study is suggesting that Arginine may also be able to help protect the hair from excessive damage from hair bleaching and coloring.
It's known that when you color your hair, hydrogen peroxide attacks the natural oils and proteins in your hair structure, and it can reduce your hair's strength.
Is this study, researchers replaced the ammonia with arginine and showed that the arginine actually helped to enter hair fibers, resulting in significantly stronger hair.
Stimulation of hair follicles
Arginine is known to relax the blood vessels, improving the flow of the blood to the scalp and the base of hair follicles, which also stimulates hair growth and regeneration. Cosmetics with arginine in their composition are known to prevent poor development of hair follicles, promoting healthier hair.
Supporting straightening and smoothing treatments
Also is becoming common to find cosmetics that add Arginine in their composition, like shampoos and conditioners, especially when they're used following a hair care treatment, which is highly recommended by specialists as a preventive and a complementary solution.
At Vitta Gold we found this combination as an innovative solution to our protein straightening treatment kit, adding this powerful amino acid in our protein, and also in our shampoo and conditioner, building the perfect kit to straighten your hair while preventing loss, protecting its color and structure.
Sold in more than 40 countries and with an outstanding rate of approval, as our results are always guaranteed (and you can check out some reviews at our product page), Nanoplex Arginina Kit has reached the next level of protein cosmetics, becoming a worldwide leader product in the beauty market.