Here are the 10 best hair loss products to reduce and stop thinning hair and encourage new hair growth
With two years and well over 100 blog posts under my belt, there is one topic that seems to get the most attention…
It’s the one thing that I get the most emails about, and my pins about it go C-R-A-Z-Y on Pinterest…
Conversely, it was also absolutely the hardest thing I ever wrote about.
Thinning hair is something that so many people struggle with at some point in their lives, but very few honestly share about their challenges with severe hair loss.
For me, losing my hair was a terrifying experience…one filled with embarrassment and humility…and at some points complete hopelessness that I could stop or reverse it.
Things were so bad, I actually bought one of these “fake buns” to help hide my hair loss!
Not only did I wear it at social gatherings….
I also chose my Halloween costume based on the bun…AKA Lois Lane! I mean, that’s some serious commitment to the fake bun!
Girl, I was desperate, and looking for anything to help increase my hair density, even if it meant “faking it”!!
The good news is that if you too have traveled through the awful experience of losing hair or currently are in that place in your life, there are many hair products and over-the-counter remedies that can help combat hair loss and stimulate growth but also improve hair health overall.
I am here to tell you things can get better! There are practical things you can do today to strengthen hair and support hair growth. Hang in there, friend!
Luckily, I was able to stop the massive amount of hair shedding I was experiencing and regrow new hair, but it took some focus, determination, and persistence to figure out the “root” cause…no pun intended!
It also took a lot of patience because the hair regrowth process takes some time.
If you are in need of help to determine what may be the underlying cause of your hair loss and ways to promote hair growth, I wrote an extensive blog post about it here “Why Is My Hair Falling Out (and 8 Ways I Stopped it) – Women’s Hair Loss Solutions and Remedies”
Beyond the things I share in that post to stop hair thinning and boost hair growth, I also have committed to taking better care of myself…my hair loss was a direct correlation to my own self-defeating habits and extreme lack of self-care…
and I’m not talking about the mani/pedi, facial-filled spa day type of self-care…more like the eat veggies, be kind to yourself, get some sleep, and drink H2O kinda’ self-care.
To be honest, I was taking care of my house plants better than I was taking care of myself!! Having healthy hair is just one of the positive side effects of extreme self-care and putting your overall health as a top priority.
In the last year and a half, I’ve pretty much tried EVERYTHING…from guided hair growth meditations to listening to subliminal messages while I slept to stimulate my hair follicle to regrow hair…
You name it, I gave it a whirl…I’ve seriously tried countless hair growth products and protocols to treat hair loss, so I am your go-to girl for sharing what has worked, and what has not!
Now, I’m going to break down my top 10 products to stop hair loss and start new hair growth, and all of these products that promote hair growth, I continue to use to this day!
(Disclaimer – I am not a medical doctor, and this is not health care advice…be sure to see your health care provider to check your lab work…addressing and correcting my adrenal fatigue was crucial in my healing journey, so be sure you rule out any serious medical conditions)
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I’m sure you’ve heard all about the health benefits of fish oil, right? Well, it also positively impacts promoting hair growth.
Well, I’m not a fan of swallowing big ole’ pills of anything, especially fish oil (can you say fishy burps?)
So I take a spoonful of this liquid oral supplement of Omegas every AM. They make a variety of flavors, and I’ve tried Lemon and Orange, but I (and my family) like the taste of the Mango Peach one the best!
Did you know when your head is wet it is the most prone to hair breakage? #truestory
That’s why you need to use a wide-tooth comb to gently detangle your wet hair after showering as a part of your hair care routine. Be kind to those damp tresses!
It can be used on either wet or dry hair and helps protect the hair shaft from further damage.
I bought my wide-toothed comb from Wal-Mart for just a couple of bucks…now, that’s what I call a cheap and easy solution to help you have your best hair!!
Collagen powders are seriously trending these days…I mean we all want to stay youthful forever, right??
Due to my age and because I’m a vegetarian, my holistic MD recommended that I double up on my collagens…So I take this Collagen Peptide Powder in my coffee every AM and I use this product made by Organixx mid-day when I make my protein smoothie.
Collagen is one of the most effective hair growth supplements that can help improve your overall hair health.
Let’s raise a glass to double dosing on collagen!! Salud!!
I have heard soooo many amazing things about the Olaplex products…
Not just from self-proclaimed “influencers”, but even some of my best buds…one of which is a hairstylist…
BUT….I’m cheap…so I held off as long as I could…
Then for Christmas, my daughter bought me a trial set, and gosh dang it, I’m hooked!
I actually went out and bought the ENTIRE set #3-#6, and can tell my hair is becoming stronger and healthier….
I guess the lesson is…some things are worth splurging for! Especially if it’s a hair growth product that can help you have thicker hair…that’s priceless!
Being in my late 40’s and having very dark hair, I now need to color my hair on a regular basis which can be super damaging to my hair.
In general color-treated hair is often damaged hair because of the harsh chemicals used in the process.
I have switched to a less toxic hair coloring system (Madison Reed) and try to spread out the time between colorings as far as I possibly can.
To help increase the intervals between processing my hair, I use this Loreal Root Cover Up Spray to hide those gray hair roots!
I’m an essential oils junkie…yep, I own it…I use them for pretty much every dern’ thing under the sun…
So when I saw a “recipe” for a hair growth serum, I knew I was going to have to try it…
And I love it! Not only is it good for your hair because it’s primarily made of botanical extracts, but it also smells, ah-mazing!
Wondering what exactly a “hair growth tonic” does?
Because it is made of essential oils and other natural ingredients like witch hazel and hemp seed oil, it nourishes not only the hair shaft but also increases blood flow to improve your scalp health which ultimately can stimulate hair growth.
I wrote an entire blog post about how to make your own hair growth spray here if you want to check it out!
Hair supplements in gummy bear form?
Hello, sign me up!!
I use the Sugar Bear Hair Gummy Vitamins because they contain Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin B-6, Folic Acid, Vitamin B-12, Biotin, Pantothenic Acid, Iodine, Zinc, Choline, Inositol, as the active vitamins and mineral. They also have no gelatin, no dairy, and no gluten, so it works for my vegetarian diet.
As a vegetarian, I have to pay closer attention to my protein intake more than most people..along with other essential vitamins and minerals.
Almost every day (except the days I’m feeling like a lazy bones), I use this protein powder to make a shake…I also add in collagen powder and a bunch of my supplement pill contents to make it a super smoothie!
I HATE swallowing pills, so I pour out the powder from the capsules of my supplements, throw them in my smoothie, and gulp that bad boy down!
When you start researching hair loss, scalp massaging is often at the top of the recommendations.
It stimulates circulation which in turn makes the follicles more active encouraging hair growth and preventing further hair loss.
After reviewing several products I bought this scalp massaging gadget from Amazon.
I use it in the shower and on my scalp pretty much every single time I bathe.
I mean, who doesn’t want a daily scalp massage? And It promotes healthy hair growth! I call that a DOUBLE WIN!!
Where’s the first place you go to get advice about hair loss…Youtube, of course!!
I use it after showering and before styling, and it really makes my hair appear more full and voluminous.
More of that, please!!
There you have it, my top 10 hair growth products that I use almost every.single.day!
UPDATE: Good News!! It’s Working!! My hair is growing in thicker and stronger, and I no longer need to wear a synthetic bun to hide the thinness!! Buh-bye, fake bun!!
So, until next time, cheers to taking your mane from a meager “meh” to mermaid marvelous, and cheers to you!!