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How To Stimulate Hair Growth Naturally & Safely

by Bridget Reed March 10, 2023 7 min read

How To Stimulate Hair Growth Naturally & Safely

If we could have a superpower besides invisibility or time travel, we would want to master healthy hair growth — especially as we age.

Whether you are battling a decrease in hair thickness, alopecia areata, or mild hair thinning due to aging, stimulating natural hair growth is an exciting and tempting prospect. But is promoting hair growth naturally and safely just an idea that is too good to be true, much like owning an invisibility cloak? 

Promoting natural hair growth takes a multi-pronged approach, and we will explore each aspect of what goes into stimulating healthier hair growth safely and naturally. Combating hair loss can start from the inside out with supplements that target hair health, especially supplements containing vitamin C, biotin, fatty acids, and vitamin E. 

Giving your scalp some love is also important since healthy hair care starts with a healthy scalp! Topical products, like hair masks and essential oils, can also support hair regrowth. Another way to stimulate natural hair growth? By gaining knowledge of your hair type and texture! 

Here at Better Not Younger, we share tips on stimulating hair growth safely and naturally. And once you have your results from our Better Hair Quiz, selecting products to support your hair health will come naturally!

What Causes Hair To Grow?

Before diving into how to stimulate hair growth, we should first understand a little bit more about the phases of hair growth: from the scalp to the hair shaft to the ends!

Every hairstyle begins its life within the hair follicle, below the skin surface on the scalp. At the bottom of the follicle is a system of blood vessels that feeds the cells. The part of the hair system that is alive is called the bulb, which divides its cells every 23 to 72 hours — significantly faster than the cells in most body parts!

The phase of the hair growth cycle on the scalp is called the anagen phase. The rapid division of the hair cells leads to the hair being pushed out at approximately one centimeter every 28 days. 

In this growth phase, hair will grow from two to six years. Body hair has a shorter growth period than the hair on our head, and some people experience a shortening of the hair growth period when they age. The longer the growth period, the longer new hair grows. Hair growth relies on a clean scalp to grow from and proper nutrition to grow properly. 

Ever wonder why you see board-certified dermatologists for hair issues? Whether you’re looking for a finasteride prescription or professional advice about the best natural oils to support hair growth, dermatology is the branch of medicine dealing with the skin. And haircare has its roots (literally) in your skin.

What Causes Hair Loss?

Even outside of hair loss and hair thinning that comes with aging, the average person loses 50 to 100 strands of hair each day. Hair loss is normal in some respects and a healthy part of the hair cycle. When you wash your hair, hair loss can be up to 250 strands. So, how do you tell if your hair loss is more than just the normal shedding cycle?

Hair loss outside the usual cycle of loss will show itself in thinning hair. For men, this can mean a receding hairline, male pattern baldness, and a more visible scalp. For women, the thinning hair is visible on the scalp line and notable in a wider gap where hair parts — although a receding hairline is also possible. 

The most common causes of hair loss are due to hereditary genes. It’s very likely that if your parents and blood relatives have signs of hair loss, you may experience it as well. Androgenetic alopecia, the term for women's hair loss, affects 30 million women. Typically, the hair loss seen in women happens at the 50-year mark or older, though it can also be found in teens. 

Medical conditions can also be a major cause of hair loss. This can range from pregnancy, anemia, or illness. Menopause is also another major contributor for aging women who find their hair begins to thin. 

If you aren’t getting enough vitamins and minerals in your diet, the overall health of your hair growth can suffer. For example, missing omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D could impact your hair.

Lastly, how we treat our hair can impact our hair. Being rough with hair through hair styling, coloring, heat tools, and chemical treatments at the salon can also lead to hair loss and hair breakage.

How Can I Regrow My Thinning Hair?

Noticing that your hair is becoming thin can be an alarming and scary position to be in. You’re not alone! Stimulating hair growth in both a safe and natural way is key to growing new hair and maintaining the integrity of the hair you’re already workin’ with!

Regrowing hair is technically possible through medication or topical solutions (such as Minoxidil or Rogaine). Hair transplants are another option for boosting the density of your hair, but this treatment plan can be expensive. While regrowing hair is possible, it requires more care and possible side effects. 

There are a few options if you want to take a more natural approach. Stimulating the scalp is possible by going to the root and scalp with physical stimulation and hair care products. Often the hair shafts have too narrow of an exit point from the scalp. The follicle will shrink over time, leading to thinner hair. 

By including a scalp massage in your hair care routine, you can stimulate blood circulation — which, in turn, can support natural hair growth. Since general hair loss can occur as the anagen phase becomes shorter, stimulating the scalp and using volumizing shampoos and conditioners can help give a fuller look.

Ensuring that you get a well-balanced diet full of vitamins and minerals to help keep hair healthy is also a great way to naturally support hair growth. As we get older, we may not be able to absorb as many vitamins and minerals as we used to. This is where supplements can come in handy to support the health of your hair from the inside out.

The Best Products To Promote Hair Growth Naturally

Natural stimulation of the scalp is made easy with our Superpower™ Hair & Scalp Duo. The massager physically stimulates your scalp to support healthy blood flow while applying our serum directly at the base of your hair follicles. The serum is safe and effective because it uses natural, plant-derived ingredients like ginger and centella asiatica extracts.

Our Wake Up Call Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner is ideal for an easy routine swap. This volumizing shampoo and conditioner combo gives your hair body, strength, and moisture — which is a must for our hair as we age! With their ability to clean, hydrate, and add fullness, you can’t ask for an easier way to support thin aging hair.

Supplementation can be a simple way to know that you are giving your hair what it needs to support hair growth naturally. Our Significant Other Hair, Skin, & Nails Supplement features all of the nutrients essential for strong, healthy hair that can flourish and grow. 

It boasts all of the good stuff that hair needs to thrive. You’ll find vitamin A, folic acid, biotin, vitamin C, iodine, and zinc in these heart-shaped gummies. Take two daily (or as directed by your healthcare provider).

At Better Not Younger, you can shop for hair care products based on your specific concern. You’ll find shampoos, conditioners, hair masks, scalp serums, hair thickeners, and supplements in our Thinning Hair Collection

From there, you can browse with confidence, knowing that whatever approach you take to support your hair growth safely, all of our products at Better Not Younger are paraben-free, sulfate-free, and cruelty-free.


Looking for ways to regrow your hair or combat hair loss can lead to a dizzying array of choices and possibilities. But when you seek to stimulate hair growth in a natural and safe way, the window gets a bit smaller.

At Better Not Younger, we are here to change the narrative around aging — and also the narrative that hair care products can’t be effective when they are naturally derived. There are many ways to support hair growth with a natural focus and safety in mind. 

Stimulating the scalp through massages and some swaps in the shower is as easy as it gets! Our products here at Better Not Younger consider the most natural and safe routes to aiding aging hair — trust us, you’re worth it!


Hair Loss Causes | AAD

Hair Growth - an Overview | ScienceDirect Topics.

Your Guide to Aging, Thinning Hair | Cleveland Clinic

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