Keratinocyte growth factor (KGF) is a DIY active ingredient that may help promote healthy hair growth. Using our sea kelp bioferment as a suspension, KGF utilizes the nutrients that contain prebiotics, polysaccharides and antioxidants to protect the cells that make hair. Simply add 1 tube to 4 oz of your favorite hair mask or base cream. Or add to 4 oz of our Sea Kelp Coral for a power packed hair mask, leave-in conditioner or homemade nail conditioner. Once mixed, apply nightly to scalp, nails or brows to help promote healthy hair and nail growth Looking for a pre-made product? Try one of our existing products that contain KGF, like Double Action Hair Serum or Brow and Lash Serum. For best results, make sure you let it soak into skin and hair follicles for as long as possible.
How to use it
Beginner: Add 1 tube to 4 oz of your favorite hair mask, base cream or Sea Kelp Coral.
Advanced: This ingredient is recommended for use at about 0.00005% in formulations. Carefully add this solution during the cool down phase of formulation with gentle mixing. This ingredient is soluble in creams and water-based products, but not recommended for use in anhydrous products.
Store product in fridge. Do not freeze.
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For Topical Use Only, Not Intended for Consumption.
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