Article by Alexandra Engler, Mind Body Green, July 22, 2022
At some point or another, most of us consider "hair growth" a top priority. Whether it's because you're growing out a short cut, noticing your part or hairline is a bit more sparse than it normally is, experiencing increased shedding, or just wanting fuller locks—healthy hair growth is a worthy beauty endeavor.
Now, whenever we talk about hair growth and loss, I always like to caveat that if it's a serious concern for you: Don't hesitate to visit a beauty or health professional. They'll be better equipped to help you understand your needs and next steps. But if it's simply fuller, healthier, or longer hair you're after, you've come to the right place.
Here, we've rounded up the products—from serums and shampoos to supplements and tools—to help you achieve your goals.
It may seem straightforward, but "hair growth products" is actually a broad category. Not only do many different types of formats exist, but hair growth itself can mean several different things depending on who you ask. For some, it may mean they want their hair to grow fast. For others, it means they're after fuller-looking hair. And for those dealing with hair shedding, it means products that can help promote regular, consistent growth.
So that's why on the list below you'll see scalp-centered products that deep clean the follicle, as well as creams that hydrate and strengthen the hair fiber: Both elements are critical for healthy hair.
Additionally, there are many potential causes of hair shedding (we go over it later). So in order to see real results, it takes a holistic approach that will incorporate lifestyle, nutrition, hair care, and habits. While the below products are effective for many folks, there's no one miracle elixir that will grant you full growth. I say this not to discourage you or discount these smart formulas but to set expectations that for healthy hair growth there's much to consider. And in order to find your most effective routine, it may take some trial and error.
But many people (myself included!) have achieved fuller-looking hair by being diligent and sticking with it. You can too.
Variety: There are a lot of ways to support your healthy hair growth, from serums to supplements. We included a wide variety so you can find options that fit into your routine.
High-quality formulas: Each innovative formula is intelligently designed for its specific use case and purpose.
Smart actives: We looked for ingredients that could support your scalp and fiber to improve the health of your hair.
Tested & recommended: The products on this list have either been tested by the mbg team, recommended from professionals, or come with rave reviews from real users.
Developed by a world-renowned hair thinning expert, researcher, and product formulator Lars Skjoth, Ph.D., this targeted and personalized scalp elixir is astonishingly effective. (Skjoth started several internationally renowned hair loss clinics and is considered to be the best of the best in noninvasive hair growth protocols.) In it, the brand infuses their proprietary ingredients derived from burdock root, marigold, apple, sandalwood, and naturally occurring sterols, tannins, and fatty acids found in botanicals. It comes highly recommended by top beauty experts (including several world-class celebrity stylists); additionally, I used it several years ago during a time of dramatic hair shedding—it's the only thing that brought back some fullness to my hair. You can visit one of the brand's clinics or do a virtual consultation to start the process to get your very own bottle. Just be prepared that this is an intense step to add to a hair routine, due to the rigorous instructions and daily use. However, if you're serious about hair growth, this is the ultimate method. I have never spoken to a single person who has used this product and not remarked on its incredible performance.