But scientists investigating a chemical that smells like sandalwood have discovered the woody, floral “odorant” can stimulate hair growth. They published their findings in the journal Nature Communications.
“This is actually a rather amazing finding,” Ralf Paus, research leader and a scientist at the University of Manchester, told The Independent. “This is the first time ever that it has been shown that the remodeling of a normal human mini-organ [a hair] can be regulated by a simple, cosmetically widely-used odorant.”
— Read more at Battling Baldness With Sandalwood: Synthetic Scent Stimulates Hair Growth at Newsweek.