Ingredient Profile: Oat Bran Extract—Good for Breakfast, Better for Hair Growth

Oats are a popular breakfast super food because they are even more nutritious than they are filling. Not only are they great for heart and stomach health, but the benefits extend to your head, too. While consuming oats can boost collagen and support your immune system, topical application in our serum also promotes a healthy scalp and hair growth.

Why Oats?

When first discovered, ancient wheat and barley farmers actually considered oats to be a nuisance until around 2000 BC when Scandinavian and Polish farmers realized oats grew much better than wheat. Since then, oats grew in popularity throughout the Roman Empire, Great Britain, and now North America.

Oat bran is made from only the outer shell of the oat seeds. This outer shell is packed with fiber, protein, and iron as well as key trace minerals like magnesium, thiamin, folate, and pantothenic acid, phosphorus, manganese, zinc, and copper. These components make oats very effective in strengthening the scalp, supporting healthy hair follicles, and reinforcing strong strands.

How Oat Bran Extract Helps Grow Hair

Hailed by herbalists and housewives for its ability to soothe itches, oats have the ability to normalize the skin’s pH levels, reducing inflammation and moisturizing dry skin. Oats are also rich in saponins that naturally cleanse the skin as well as beta-glucan that encourages moisture retention and protects skin from environmental irritants. They are also chock full of omega-6 fatty acids that help repair damaged hair and prevent scalp flaking.

Oats are a superfood rich in nutrients necessary to support a healthy scalp and strong strands. In addition to eating your oats, we’ve included oat bran extract in our serum to bring these benefits straight to your scalp. Have you ever used oats in your hair care routine? Hit us up! We’d love to learn from your experience and answer your questions.

By
Kathy Watson

Over her 10-year career as a journalist, Kathy has worked as a columnist and reporter for both print magazines and digital publications. She started as a beat reporter for her college newspaper covering biosciences and general science. Kathy holds a B.A. in political science. Reviewed by Collective Laboratories' Medical Advisory Board

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