That’s a mouth full, but here’s the skinny from the study:
- Elm extract contains procyanidins, a flavonoid. When hair was treated with elm extract BEFORE being exposed to hydrogen peroxide and ammonia (found is most hair dyes), surface damage and protein loss was reduced because of the procyanidins. The elm’s procyanidins were found to bind strongly with the hair’s protein, increasing its tensile strength.
- The study also suggests that elm extract and its procyanidins promote hair growth and protect against damage from perming, sun and aging.
Is slippery elm a part of your life?