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How Millet Seed Extract Can Help Grow Your Hair to New Lengths

September 23, 2021

1 Min read

When formulating the Prose Root Source™ hair supplements, our R&D team was not satisfied with the typical, commonly accepted ingredients that many products use to promote hair growth. They wanted to avoid causing any unwanted side effects while remaining innovative and creating a powerful product. That’s how they landed on millet seed extract, a potent ingredient that is safe, natural, and effective.

What is millet seed extract and where does it come from?

When formulating the Prose Root Source™ hair supplements, our R&D team was not satisfied with the typical, commonly accepted ingredients that many products use to promote hair growth. They wanted to avoid causing any unwanted side effects while remaining innovative and creating a powerful product. That’s how they landed on millet seed extract, a potent ingredient that is safe, natural, and effective.

Millet has been described as a “treasure plant” that was said to have grown abundantly in the ancient Hanging Gardens of Babylon, however, its origins were birthed more than 4000 years ago in Asia. Millet is known for its adaptable nature, as it can flourish in dry areas with minimal water but can also grow in more temperate climates. It’s rich in nutrients and has been a diet staple across all continents for centuries. 

When formulating Root Source™ supplements, the Prose R&D team was mindful to select a gluten-free millet seed extract that is carefully cultivated in France in the Loire Valley near Chambord Castle. The rich and balanced ecosystem that this particular area sustains produces extremely high-quality millet, which is key. 

Our millet seed extract is 100% natural and harvested through a process that is respectful of the environment. We always aim to source the best ingredients in order to support your hair’s health.

Millet’s primary active, millacin, is clinically shown to stimulate the follicle and attach the root securely in the scalp and is sourced from French valleys with sustainable, eco-friendly harvesting.

How does millet seed extract benefit hair?

If hair shedding is a concern of yours, millet seed extract can help you out in that department. Unlike some other hair growth supplements that block DHT hormones, millet works differently. Ex-vivo tests have demonstrated that millet seed extract significantly improves cell growth in hair bulbs by 140% while also increasing collagen thickness in the hair follicle. Collagen is your body’s most abundant protein. It has a variety of functions, including giving structure to your skin and aiding blood clotting. Millet seed extract works overtime on your hair in order to bring health, cell growth, and thickness.

All that to say, millet may promote hair growth while simultaneously keeping existing hair healthy and well-rooted to the scalp. Millet is outstanding and protects the current hair while helping future hair. 

This last benefit has been confirmed in a double-blind, randomized, and placebo-controlled clinical study where 91 percent of women with excessive hair shedding noticed a significant decrease in hair loss after three months of daily millet extract intake*. These results seem unreal, but we have seen millet work its magic.

Millet seed extract has been shown to enhance cell metabolism, cell proliferation, and tissue regeneration (in vitro tests). Furthermore, the extract supports healthy and lustrous skin while also stimulating hair development and strengthening hair roots. It also contains anti-inflammatory and wound-healing properties.

Millet seed brings shine to hair

Millet also has the ability to give hair a major shine boost. This is thanks to the Omega-6 fats and Miliacin it contains. The latter is a unique molecule whose efficacy has been clinically proven to reduce hair shedding and stimulate the hair bulb. Millet Seed Extract has been found to be effective in several clinical trials. It’s an excellent ingredient for firmly anchoring hair roots in the scalp, reducing hair loss, and promoting hair growth*. Nothing is better than hair that is shining, growing, and healthy.

Your scalp should feel more balanced after a few weeks of usage, and your hair should feel softer and stronger. You may observe new baby hairs growing after three months of usage; stay dedicated, and after six months, you’ll see the effects of new hair growth*. The outcome may differ.

Other ingredients such as zinc, horsetail extract, and acerola extract can potentially find their way into your custom formula. Zinc is known to  help with scalp health, horsetail extract is known to  support hair thickness, and acerola extract is known to assist against shedding.

If you’re looking to add even more shine, we have ingredients available in our hair care products, such as siberian pine nut oil and raspberry oil for additional hydration.

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What other notable ingredients are in Root Source™ supplements?

We paired millet seed extract with wheat oil and coriander oil, both also sourced in France, to create our breakthrough proprietary blend: PureCatalyst™. Our gluten-free wheat oil is rich in phytoceramides that aid in restoring the skin’s natural barrier and is made up of polar lipids that may encapsulate miliacin and help improve its bioavailability. 

So basically, the wheat oil is able to move throughout the body more easily and pass through the intestine, bloodstream, and eventually make its way to the scalp. Wheat Oil, with its high concentration of Phytoceramides, is a unique ingredient that nourishes the skin and makes it supple and smooth, as well as perhaps assisting the scalp in creating a more fruitful and healthy foundation for hair growth*.

Speaking of the scalp, coriander oil is an oil rich in Omega-12 fats that helps to soothe scalp sensitivity, especially for those experiencing an itchy scalp*. Coriander is soothing and supportive of scalp health.

Coriander was chosen by Prose for our R&D lab in South West France. Its 100% virgin Coriander Seed Oil is produced using a gentle extrusion process—the act of pushing out rather than extraction, which involves pulling seeds—that uses no solvents to be environmentally friendly. It’s high in petroselinic acid, as well as linoleic acid, phytosterol, and other nutrients.

In Root Source™ there are no traces of:

  • soy, nuts, gluten, or GMOs.
  • synthetic fillers or additives.
  • artificial flavors or colors.
  • pharmacological components or hormone disruptors.


Root Source™ is toxicologist-approved, dermatologist-approved and full of ingredients that are both sustainable and traceable. This product is also cruelty free and vegan, and globally sourced and tailored in the United States.

Try Prose

We have plenty of products and ingredients that are made with you in mind. Our ingredients are natural, sustainable, and backed by science. Although millet seed extract is phenomenal, it does not stand alone. We can take a look at your consultation and match you with ingredients that can support your hair and help it thrive. 

If you have certain ingredients you need to stay away from, we can provide a different set of ingredients, matched for you perfectly. Before checking out, you may see a complete list of your Root Source™ components in your shopping cart, but please keep in mind that we are unable to add or remove ingredients from your formulations. Please check your doctor before using Root Source™ if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have a health problem, or are taking medication.

You don’t have to wonder how to support your hair or help it grow, we have scientific research and information to back each product and ingredient. Take our free consultation today and get started on supporting your hair in its own unique journey.

We’ll ask you a series of questions to get a better understanding of your specific requirements, goals, lifestyle, and daily routine. Then we’ll propose a totally tailored haircare and supplement program that will give you the hair of your dreams.

Your hair products have never been this intentional. Meet Prose, we’ve got your hair in mind. We’ll be with you every step of the way.


What does your hair need to thrive? Take the consultation to find your formulas.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.