Developers of a new sports health product aimed at those who frequently wear headgear had originally set out to create a generic product for scalp itch and irritability – their research steered them into our wonderful world of bikes.

Apparently, their research found that the problem of itchiness amongst those who frequently wear headgear – motorbike helmets, bike helmets etc – is rather common.

In a study of 1036 bikers – conducted by Manchester based Ahead Solutions – almost 8 out of 10 said that they had experienced scalp itchiness at some point in the past two years, with around a third experiencing recurrent irritation.

Interestingly, not all the frequent sufferers assumed their headgear to be the root cause of the problem; around a half thought the problem related to the shampoo and hair products they used. Switching to alternative products, 96% experienced no improvement in their condition. Eighty percent of those questioned said itchiness and irritation was a constant issue for them.

The resulting product, Menthogen, is claimed by the developers to be a post-ride luxurious, invigorating spray that cools, soothes & revitalizes the scalp. The product has anti-irritant properties; ideal for those who might suffer from itch or irritation due to wearing protective headgear. It also reduces traction alopecia – a common side effect of tightly fitted helmet / headgear.

How does Menthogen work?

Menthogen is a unique, clinically tested and proven formulation of effective moisturisers, anti-irritants and antibacterial agents which rapidly impart their soothing and regenerative properties to the scalp, clearing any trace of irritation. Regular use of Menthogen harmonises the scalp and optimises the conditions for complete scalp health and hygiene.

Menthogen contains key ingredients to combat traction alopecia; premature loss of hair exacerbated by tightly fitted headwear. Firstly a vaso-dilator increases capillary blood flow to the scalp and its hair bulbs, increasing nutritional take up. Secondly two ingredients act to prolong the growing stage of hair whilst counteracting the growth inhibitory effect of testosterone.

Who has developed Menthogen?

Menthogen is the creation of a team of UK Trichologists & product developers with over 50 years clinical experience of treating scalp maladies and of formulating and manufacturing products.

How should Menthogen be used?

Menthogen should be used once daily by parting the hair & spraying directly onto scalp from around three inches. Disperse lotion with fingertips massaging into scalp for a few seconds. Repeat until the affected area of the scalp has been covered.

The scalp should tingle slightly; a slight reddening of the skin may appear. This is the normal effect of the vaso-dilators and does not last long. Menthogen should always be applied onto a clean scalp.

What ingredients are contained in Menthogen?

Key ingredients of Menthogen include: –

Estradolium – which helps to prolongs the hairs anagen (growing) phase which automatically slows telogen (loss) phase.

A combination of Salvea Sclarea, Cedrus Manetti, Humulus Lupus; natural extracts that are boast a wealth of antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti-dandruff properties.

Methyl Nicotinate is a vaso-dilator which increases capillary blood flow to the hair bulbs – this in turn increases nutritional take up of the hair’s bulbs.


Menthogen should not be used if one is allergic to any of the ingredients in it. Menthogen should not be applied to broken or damaged skin. Care should be taken to avoid spraying into the eyes; if accidentally sprayed into eyes then bathe eyes with clean cold water. Menthogen should not be used on children.

For further information please visit the dedicated Menthogen website.

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