There are many types of hair regrowth products available today, most of the products that contain drugs also have a multitude of side effects while not working all that well.
Some ways to stimulate hair growth naturally work just as well, and often better than, commercial products on the market today – with virtually no side effects.
Anecdotal evidence doesn’t really cut the mustard with us when were looking for results, we wanted some clinically proven natural products. So here are the 5 scientifically proven ways to increase hair growth that we found.
Rosemary – Rosmarinus officinalis L.
In clinical trial “Rosemary Oil vs Minoxidil 2% for the Treatment of Androgenetic Alopecia: A Randomized Comparative Trial ”Rosemary oil significantly increased hair count in just 6 months of regular use. Though there was no significant difference in 3 months.
With regular topical use and patience you have a chance of regrowing lost hair using just rosemary oil with little to no side effects, unlike most commercial hair regrowth products.
Peppermint – Mentha piperita
In a medical trial “Peppermint Oil Promotes Hair Growth Without Toxic Signs” 3% peppermint oil topical use for 4 weeks induces a rapid anagen stage (the active growth phase of hair follicles). Just after 4 weeks of use of 3% peppermint oil topically significantly increased dermal thickness, follicle number, and follicle depth.
Trial “Hair Growth-Promoting Effects of Lavender Oil in C57BL/6 Mice” used 5% lavender oil on female mice. Just in 4 weeks of topical application of lavender oil 5 times a week significantly increased number of hair follicles, deepened hair follicle depth, and thickened dermal layer.
Pumpkin seed oil
Trial “Effect of Pumpkin Seed Oil on Hair Growth in Men With Androgenetic Alopecia: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial” was done on male mice by giving 400mg of pumpkin seed oil daily for 24 weeks. Hair count increased by 40%.
Zizyphus jujuba essential oil
Study “Hair Growth Promoting Effect of Zizyphus Jujuba Essential Oil” with 1% zizyphus jujuba essential oil topical application for 21 days showed significant hair growth promoting activity.