Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Stem Extract


What is it? 

Horsetail has been used as an herbal remedy for centuries. Historically, it was used as a diuretic to increase the frequency of urination. In recent years, it has developed a reputation as a hair care and hair loss remedy. 

Some scientific studies indicate horsetail may promote healthy hair based on its silicon content, impact on collagen and antioxidant properties. It’s claimed that the silicon gives horsetail a texture that is useful for cleaning, improves hair growth speed, reduces dandruff and boosts scalp circulation. 

Many advocates of using horsetail for hair care suggest its impact on collagen and calcium for bone regeneration are also beneficial for hair health and appearance. 

They support these claims with a 2018 study concluding that the silicon in horsetail offers an enhanced biosynthesis of collagen that may improve the formation of cartilage and bone tissue in the treatment of osteoporosis. 

Horsetail’s antioxidant properties are helpful for hair health.  


What are the benefits to my hair/skin/well-being? 

  • Hair growth 
  • Boosts scalp circulation 
  • Source of collagen 
  • Antioxidant  


EWG’s Skin Deep Score = 1