Leading health experts believe that green tea may support healthy hair growth and regrowth.
In one small study, researchers added topical green tea-derived EGCG extract to the scalps of three participants with alopecia.
After four days, the participants experienced significant increases in hair growth activity.
EGCG appeared to increase hair growth by stimulating hair follicles and preventing damage to the skin and hair cells.
What’s more, in a hair loss study in mice, researchers found that 33 percent of the animals who had consumed green tea extract experienced hair regrowth after six months, while no mice in the control group experienced improvement.