No matter whether you are searching for products to combat balding or you just want fuller, better healthier-looking hair, the quest for the safest and most effective hair growth stimulants is and has always been a challenge. There are various types of hair growth stimulants, from sprays to serums to grease, and more. We’ve researched some of the most popular products in each category to let you decide which one is best for you!
Hair Growth Sprays
Hair growth spray is one of the many types of hair growth stimulants and it’s meant to be sprayed directly onto your roots to promote hair health. Hair growth spray is usually leave-in, meaning that you will need to let it sit in your hair for a certain amount of time, and the drug that usually makes up hair growth spray is a hair growth drug called minoxidil. Here is a variety of hair growth sprays that have been proven to work:
Bondi Boost Intensive Hair Growth Spray
While this product does not use minoxidil and instead uses Procapil, another hair loss treatment, a study comparing minoxidil and Procapil found that participants who used Procapil saw “significantly better clinical recovery in terms of hair growth.”
ELEVATE Hair Growth Spray
This hair spray contains 5% minoxidil and works by stimulating the growth of existing hair and stimulating growth of hair follicles.
Natural Hair and Scalp Stimulator Alternatives
- Rosemary oil: A study suggested that rosemary essential oil could actually be as effective as minoxidil as a hair growth stimulator.
- Ginger extract: Ginger extract is also a key part of many hair growth sprays because it has been proven to increase circulation to the scalp, which promotes hair and scalp stimulation.
Hair serum, which usually comes in the form of a bottled liquid and a dropper mechanism, allows you to apply topical solutions directly onto your scalp. Hair serums work similarly to sprays in that you should usually leave it in for maximum hair growth stimulation. Here are some popular and effective products that are available in the market today.
Nutrafol Growth Activator Serum
Nutrafol’s Growth Activator hair serum boasts an absorbent formula highlighting Ashwagandha Exosomes as a primary selling point. This hair serum also utilizes natural ingredients like pea sprouts, green tea, sea buckthorn, and moringa.
The GRO Hair Serum line are liquid topical products that specialize in the appearance of hair health while using vegan ingredients, such as mung beans, which have vitamins that are good for overall health, curcumin, which contain anti-aging nutrients like antioxidants, and red clover, which both contains anti-aging and immune system-boosting minerals.
Hair Growth Grease
Hair growth grease is a hair growth product for those who have naturally curly hair, and it takes care of your hair by soothing dryness and irritation, while trapping moisture in your scalp. This helps prevent breaking and tangling of the existing hair. Especially for those with curly hair, hair growth grease can massively increase the appearance of volume. Hair growth grease, therefore, is hair grease that claims to have added ingredients that aid hair growth. While the texture effects of hair grease are well-known, the hair growth effects of hair growth grease have not been thoroughly studied scientifically, so do your own research before use. Here are some popular hair growth greases that are currently available on the market.
GROW Hair Grease
GROW Hair Grease uses a concoction of natural ingredients, including oils, including coconut oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, beeswax, and more to maintain the appearance of volume and prevent drying.
Black Magic Oil
This hair growth grease especially, for black hair, contains both peppermint, to add a tingly, cool sensation on the scalp, as well as eucalyptus, to cleanse it. Additionally, Black Magic Oil hair growth grease is pleasant to smell, with lavender, cinnamon, and oregano added for extra fragrance.
Which Hair Growth Stimulant to Choose?
From hair growth spray and serum to oil and grease, there are a great number of different ways that you can stimulate hair growth. The number of different products out there can get overwhelming. Ultimately, the choice is yours on what products to use for your hair health. Just make sure to do your research and ask the right questions to ensure you get the product that's right for you and your hair goals!
Hopefully, this condensed article on hair growth stimulants has provided a bit of help! Check out some of our other blogs for more information on how to keep your hair and scalp healthy and thriving.