Keratinocyte Growth Factor for Hair Growth

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Keratinocyte Growth Factor for Hair Growth

Does Keratinocyte Growth Factor support hair growth?

Hair loss occurs in many women, but, unfortunately, there is no cure for any type of hair loss in men or women. Hair loss is a common issue that is often difficult to treat, which is why there are so few treatments in the market that actually work.

One of the treatments that has been found to be effective for reducing hair loss, and regrowth hair, in particular, is keratinocyte growth factor. In this article, we examine the effects of keratinocyte growth factor, and how it can potentially treat baldness and thinning hair.

What is keratinocyte growth factor?

The keratinocyte growth factor, also known as FGF7, or KGF, is a growth factor present in the epithelialization-phase of wound healing. In this phase, keratinocytes are covering the wound, forming the epithelium. KGF is a small signalling molecule that binds to fibroblast growth factor receptor 2b.

So, basically, KGF is a DIY active ingredient that can help promote the function of healthy hair growth by utilising the nutrients that contain prebiotics, polysaccharides and antioxidants to protect the cells that make hair.

This repairing agent is an important endogenous mediator of hair follicle growth, development, and differentiation. Normalisation of the nu/nu follicular differentiation defect and amelioration of chemotherapy-induced alopecia.

Keratinocyte growth factor (KGF) has been successfully used to reduce hair loss, and aid in the function of normal hair growth. KGF has shown to be an effective hair growth promoter.

How is keratinocyte growth factor used to treat hair loss?

Keratinocyte growth factor can, and is, used as a treatment for hair loss in both men and women. There are a select number of KGF based hair loss treatments that are available on the market, with the most common being in topical application form.

Keratinocyte growth factor is seen to be most effective when used in a serum. KGF based serums have been shown to help reduce hair fall, and encourage hair growth and hair regrowth in men and women who suffering from common hair loss conditions.

Is keratinocyte growth factor safe?

Keratinocyte growth factor, as a non-medical treatment, is banned from the EU cosmetic list. However, a safe and legal version of keratinocyte growth factor is available to purchase as a cosmetic, over the counter, with no doctor’s prescription needed.

HR23+ Scalp Therapy Serum uses keratinocyte growth factor that is not the rh-polypeptide-3 that is banned from the EU cosmetic List. The KGF used in HR23+ is a synthetic version, and is the sh-polypeptide -3 which is unrestricted in the European Union and the United Kingdom.

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What is the best keratinocyte growth factor serum to use for promoting hair growth?

There are a select few keratinocyte growth factor serums that are available on the market, with HR23+ Scalp Therapy Serum being one of the most popular and effective. 

HR23+ Scalp Therapy Serum combines KGF with 42 key ingredients, including MSR, Saw Palmetto, and Biotin, in order to help stimulate hair follicles, for thicker, stronger, and healthier hair growth. This formula can also help maintain the natural colour of the hair.

HR23+ Scalp Therapy Serum contains active ingredients to help with poor scalp micro-circulation and follicle atrophy caused by dihydrotestosterone, seasonal shedding, post-partum baldness, menopausal hair loss, and follicle ageing. Full nutrition is provided to compensate for loss of nutrients to the scalp brought about by poor blood irrigation.


It should be stressed that keratinocyte growth factor is in no way shape or form a cure for hair loss in men or women. However, it can act as an effective treatment for hair loss, particularly beneficial in promoting hair growth.

When taken/used with other hair growth properties, and hair loss preventers within a topical serum, keratinocyte growth factor can be effective at slowing down excessive shedding, as well as supporting and promoting the normal function of hair growth.

Like with any hair loss treatment, keratinocyte growth factor is most effective when used during earlier stages of hair loss.

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