Hair loss is something that’s very common among men and women. A lot of times, they look for different hair growth products that can help them. However, these don’t always work. Either the claims are exaggerated, or the product used is just not right.
Hair loss can occur due to many different reasons. You need to consult your doctor to get an accurate diagnosis. It’s not always possible for you to stop your hair loss using some hair growth products. Nevertheless, some of them might work for you depending on the type of hair loss you have and the ingredients of the product.
What Are Some of the Best Hair Growth Products?
Here’s a list of all the good ones that can benefit your hair.
Marc Anthony Grow Long Biotin Leave In Conditioner Spray & Hair Detangler
Not one of the most popular hair growth products out there, but it’s certainly up there, having over 27,000 reviews on Amazon alone (that, too, with 4.5/5 stars!). Containing caffeine, ginseng, vitamin E, and biotin, among other ingredients, this product is raved about. Some say that it made their hair grow fast. For others, it’s been great for making their hair more manageable.
It’s true that you need vitamins for normal hair growth. Its deficiency can make you lose your hair. One study published in the International Journal of Dermatology found that caffeine could potentially stimulate hair growth in people with androgenetic alopecia. Research has also shown that ginseng is beneficial for preventing hair loss. So, no wonder so many people like it. And it’s most definitely a steal at its price.
5% Minoxidil Foam
Johnson’s and Jhonson’s minoxidil foam is considered one of the best hair growth products. It even won Allure’s “Best of Beauty” award in 2019. Other than containing minoxidil, it also has AHAs for the exfoliation of the scalp.
Minoxidil is approved by the FDA for hair loss, and it is quite commonly prescribed for different hair loss types. And it works for many people, if not for some others. It can help regrow hair if you’ve lost it due to androgenetic alopecia or traction alopecia. However, skin irritation is a common problem with this ingredient. Also, keep in mind that it doesn’t work for everybody.
Regoxidine Men’s 5% Minoxidil Foam
Among the different hair growth products for men, this one is especially popular. As the name suggests, it contains minoxidil. Therefore, it can stimulate blood flow to the scalp and work in other ways to help the hair grow. However, again, the problem with it is that it only works for as long as you use it.
Wild Growth Hair Oil
This is basically kind of a super-oil. Having over 18,000 reviews on Amazon, it has certainly worked for a lot of people. You may understand once you take a look at some of its ingredients:
- Coconut oil
- Jojoba oil
- Olive oil
- Rice bran
- Fruits and vegetable seeds
- Essential oils
It has a lot of the good things packed into one bottle. There are many research studies on some of these ingredients that outline their benefit for hair. It can nourish the strands and keep them moisturized, which can help with breakage. There are some people who say that they had noticeable growth after using it for a month.
However, there are others who say they lost hair. Too much oil can result in seborrheic dermatitis, which can end up causing hair loss. However, it cannot be said if that was the case with all those who lost their hair. There’s a possibility that they were dealing with a hair loss whose progress couldn’t be stopped or slowed down by such oils.
Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector
The No.3 Hair Perfector by Olaplex is another product that works for hair growth. The company makes it clear that it’s not a conditioner but a treatment (a weekly one at that). According to them, when used with their No.0 Intensive Bond Building Hair Treatment, it can result in “68% more repair” and give you “3x stronger hair”.
The product works at a molecular level, repairing bonds broken due to different stressors. Many praises have been sung for this product. Many say that it made their hair stronger and shed less.
Containing argan oil and linseed extract, this is definitely one of the best hair growth products out there. Argan oil alone contains a lot of vitamin E and fatty acids. Not just that, but it is also an anti-oxidant. It can also provide a degree of protection to your hair against heat and sun damage.
While you can find it in different hair growth products, in its oil form, many people massage it into their scalps before washing it off. The oil, along with the massage, can certainly help your hair grow. Keep in mind that no research shows that the use of argan oil can help treat pattern baldness.
WOW Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo
A clarifying shampoo (used for getting rid of build-up on the scalp), WOW Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo is considered one of the more natural hair growth products because it is plant-based. Not only does it get rid of product build-up (due to pollution, dry shampoo, or other hair care products) but also helps repair the hair.
The apple cider vinegar also leaves the hair looking more shiny and healthy. If you’re someone who frequently uses a lot of hair products, it’s a good idea to give your scalp a wash with this shampoo (only 1-2 times a week). Keeping the scalp clean is one way to ensure healthy hair growth.
Olly Ultra Strength Hair Softgels
These dietary supplements contain a blend of ingredients that are good for your hair. While once we thought of shampoos or conditioners as “the” hair growth products, supplements have quickly taken their place. This one, in particular, contains some of the following ingredients:
- Folic acid
- Amla extract
Understandably, many people also say that their skin and nails got better with it. Supplements are good hair growth products if you have a mineral or vitamin deficiency. In other cases, you should consult your doctor about their consumption. There are many people who start taking supplements for hair loss, even if it’s occurring due to some other reason. If that’s the case, you won’t notice any change in your hair.
Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides Powder
Since most of your hair is protein, it makes sense that giving it that will help it grow. You might have seen this product being advertised by none other than Jennifer Anniston herself (whose hair has been talked about a lot!).
Containing collagen peptides, vitamin C and hyaluronic acid, this is not just a hair growth product. According to the company, you only need 1-2 scoops a day which you can add to different kinds of foods from dressing to plain water.
PURA D’OR Hair Thinning Therapy Energizing Scalp Serum
Serums are commonly used to promote hair growth. However, among many of them, this one stands out. It contains 15 active ingredients, some of which are:
- Apple stem cell
- Tea tree
This serum is supposed to help with thinning and “invigoration” of the scalp while moisturizing it. While a lot of people like using it, saying that it works, albeit a bit slowly, others say that it doesn’t do anything. Some also say that it made their hair fall worse.
When Should You See A Doctor?
Sure, these are some of the hair growth products that work, but it isn’t always the case, and a lot of people say just that. Not all of them are cheap either, so it isn’t really possible to experiment with all of them. The best thing to do if you’re experiencing hair loss is to talk to your doctor.
Other than androgenetic alopecia, it is possible that you’re losing your hair due to a skin condition like infection or alopecia areata. It could also occur due to a health condition, such as lupus. Your doctor may perform different tests and exams to determine the exact cause of it. So, your first course of action shouldn’t be buying any “fast” hair growth products. It should be trying to get to the “root” of the problem.
So, up above is a list of some of the best hair growth products. Mainly, the reason that they work for so many people is their ingredients. They contain proteins, vitamins, minerals, oils, and plant extracts, among many other wonderful ingredients. Research on some of them certainly shows that they can help the hair grow and keep it healthy. You can also consider using them if you want to give your hair a boost of nourishment.
Reviewed and Approved by Dr. Hassan Soueid.