How To Safely Stimulate Natural Hair Growth
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, hair loss, or hair thinning due to aging, stimulating natural hair growth is an exciting and tempting prospect. The good news is that it’s possible to do it. Yet, it takes a multi-pronged approach. We will explore each aspect of what goes into stimulating natural, healthier hair growth.
Healthy hair starts from the inside out with supplements that target hair health, especially supplements containing vitamin C, biotin, fatty acids, and vitamin E.
Don’t neglect your scalp! Healthy hair begins with a healthy scalp. Topical products, like hair masks, serums and essential oils, can support healthier hair growth. Lastly, knowing your hair type and texture is crucial to learning how to stimulate natural hair growth.
Once you have your results from our Better Hair Quiz, selecting products to support your scalp & hair health will come naturally!
How Does Hair Grow?
Before diving into how to stimulate natural hair growth, we should first understand more about the phases of hair growth.
Every strand 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 and proper nutrition to grow strong.
Why do 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 healthy hair has its roots (literally) in your skin.
What Causes Hair Loss?
The average person loses 50 to 100 strands of hair each day. Hair loss is a standard and healthy part of the cycle. When you wash your hair, hair loss can be up to 250 strands.
But how can you tell if hair loss is more than the normal shedding cycle?
Recent research has shown that up to 50% of women can expect to experience some level of hair loss during their lifetime. Typically, the hair loss seen in women happens at 50 years or older and could manifest as thinning hair: a receding hairline and a broader gap in hair parts.
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.
Medical conditions can also be a significant cause of hair loss. This can range from pregnancy, anemia, or illness.
If you aren’t getting enough vitamins and minerals in your diet, the overall health of your hair can suffer. For example, missing omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D could impact your hair.
Lastly, being rough with our scalp and hair through styling, coloring, heat tools, and chemical treatments can also lead to hair breakage and loss.
How Can I Regrow My Thinning Hair?
Noticing that your hair is becoming thin can be an alarming and scary experience. But you’re not alone! Safely stimulating natural hair growth is vital to healthier, stronger growth while maintaining the integrity of the hair you’re already working 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 a more natural approach. Stimulating the scalp is possible by stimulating the roots with physical stimulation and hair care products.
Often, hair shafts have too narrow of an exit point from the scalp. The follicle will shrink over time, leading to thinner hair. You can stimulate blood circulation by including a scalp massage in your haircare routine to support natural hair growth.
Since hair loss can occur as the anagen phase (when hair starts growing inside the scalp) becomes shorter, stimulating the scalp while using volumizing products can help deliver a fuller look.
Ensuring a well-balanced diet, full of vitamins and minerals, is also a great way to support hair growth naturally. But as we get older, our bodies 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 your hair health from the inside out.
The Best Products To Support Natural Hair Growth
Natural scalp stimulation is 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.
Even when the case is more noticeable hair thinning, you can still do something about it. Our Superpower™+ Advanced Hair & Scalp Duo is designed for women experiencing significant shedding plus a dry, itchy scalp. It’s formulated with our gentle yet effective Superpower™ blend combined with rosemary extract and apple cider vinegar. The Comfort Liquid Comb is designed to deliver the gel serum at the roots while gently stimulating the scalp with its soft silicone bristles.
You can complement the serum treatment with our new Superpower™ Thickening Hairpatches. These work like an eye patch, but for your hairline and temples where many women start experiencing the first signs of hair thinning. They are formulated with Capixyl™, centella asiatica, and red ginseng. This powerful blend is delivered through sustained-release technology which allows for a longer and better interactions of ingredients with the scalp and hair.
Our Wake Up Call Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner are ideal for a healthier haircare routine. This volumizing combo gives your hair body strength and moisture—a must for aging hair! The duo cleans, hydrates, and adds fullness, without weighing hair down.
Supplementation can be a simple way to make sure that you are giving your hair what it needs to support hair growth naturally. Our Significant Other Hair, Skin, & Nails Supplement features nutrients essential for hair that can flourish. 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 (plus, they are delicious!).
You can shop for haircare products at Better Not Younger based on your concerns. You’ll find shampoos, conditioners, serums, stylers, 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 Better Not Younger products are paraben-free, sls-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 the window gets smaller when you seek to naturally and safely stimulate hair growth.
At Better Not Younger, we’re changing the narrative around women and aging while challenging the idea that safe, naturally derived haircare products aren’t effective. There are many natural ways to support healthier hair growth. Stimulating the scalp through massages and some haircare routine updates are essential.
Better Not Younger products are specially designed to bring strength and fullness back to hair—trust us, your hair is worth it!