7 Powerful Ways To Stimulate Hair Growth
In this article I’m going to reveal 7 powerful (and natural) ways to quickly stimulate new hair growth. What I want for you is in 60 days to be seeing tiny new hairs pushing forward from previously bald patches of your scalp.
After using these 7 techniques your hair should also feel thicker, longer and look healthier.
The key here is to be consistent. Hair loss takes place slowly over time, and hair growth also takes time. Your body won’t react immediately, even to these powerful methods.
I recommend choosing your favourite 2 or 3 ways to stimulate hair growth from the list below and focusing on them. If you try to do all of these, you probably won’t be as consistent as you need to be.
Pick two or three methods and stick to them until they become a habit.
Use A Dermaroller
I’ve written an entire article about mesotherapy for hair loss here, so I’m just going to summarise the findings quickly in this article.
Mesotherapy works in two ways, a mechanical action and a chemical action, let’s look at both of these below and how they form the basis of mesotherapy for hair growth.
Body builders know that to grow your muscles your must first tear them down in oder to trigger more growth. Within the tiny tears new cells are formed which increase the muscles size.
In mesotherapy, mechanical stimulation is used to slightly wound the skin causing it to create new cells. In the scalp this facilitates the production of collagen and elastin, increasing circulation and improving the elasticity which can help to grow more hairs.
At the same time as the mechanical stimulation, a mixture of hair growing ingredients is applied to the scalp.
This contains a mixture of specific minerals, vitamins, herbs, amino acids and co-enzymes which can block DHT directly, clean the clogged hair follicles, heal the wounds and increase circulation.
This is mesotherapy in a nutshell, and it has been used successfully to stimulate new hairs to grow quite successfully.
In fact, in a clinical study, using a dermaroller was proven to cause hair growth:
As you can see, using a dermaroller + minoxidil vs minoxidil alone dramatically increased the mean hair count of patients after 12 weeks.
Minoxidil hair count went up by 17. Whereas dermaroller + minoxidil went up by a whopping 91 points. Making it essentially 4-5 X more effective.
The same study shows the results in a different way below.
(FYI: Microneedling = dermaroller = mesotherapy)
We can also see from the before and after photos below just how effectively the microneedling process is at stimulating hair growth:
In fact, there is actually a better method than the one they used in the study.
They used a dermaroller. This is an easier method, and quicker, but it isn’t actually the most effective way.
The problem is, the dermaroller can get caught up in the hair, making it harder to do over thinning patches (as opposed to just doing it on the hairline.)
In addition, the dermaroller actually causes a bigger wound, which takes longer to heal. For this reason, I recommend you use what’s called a ‘dermastamp’ instead.
See photo below:
The stamp is better than the roller in my experience because it causes less unnecessary damage and can be applied all over the scalp (not just along the hairline.)
To conclude this section of the article, start using a dermastamp (along with the right topical solution) to directly and very effectively encourage blood flow, reverse fibrosis and calcification and initiate new hair growth.
Take note, it’s also very important to correctly clean the roller or stamp before use. It must be clean otherwise you increase the risk of infection.
I recommend cleaning with boiling hot water, then spraying with an antiseptic like Dettol, then rinsing again with boiling hot water. You must do this each time before you use it.
I also recommend the 1mm sized needles.
You can do this treatment up to 2x per week, over the entire scalp. I don’t recommend anymore than this, since the skin needs to properly heal in between.
1 x per week is also fine, and is probably a better frequency for a maintenance regime.
Now let’s look at one of my favourite (and downright effective) ways to further increase hair growth.
Ready? Okay let’s jump in…
Massage & Scalp Exercises
Circulation in the scalp is vitally important for hair growth. Without blood reaching the hair follicles, they quickly wither and die.
Conversely, when blood circulation is good, the hair follicles receive all of the oxygen, nutrients and minerals that they need to grow – and they do just that.
So, the question is; how do we increase circulation, and hence blood flow, to the scalp?
The answer is scalp exercises and massages. Let’s look at both of these individually.
You can either give yourself a scalp/head massage, or get someone else to do it for you. The latter is obviously better, but doing it yourself works very well anyway.
Use your hands and rub in circular motions, first at the side (above the ears), then at the front, then at the back.
Feel the scalp loosening and relaxing as you massage. You will actually get better at giving yourself head massages over time.
Not only does this boost circulation, but if reduces stress and tension which causes hair loss in the first place.
Studies have shown just how effective the massages are to regrow hair lost. A study in from the University of Hong Kong, researchers massaged participants scalps everyday for 20 minutes.
After 300 days the results were absolutely incredible. Just look at the % hair loss before and after the treatment (highlighted in yellow) below:
As you can see, in every single group, the % of hair lost (ie bald patches) was drastically reduced.
The amount by which new hair growth was stimulated was absolutely incredible.
I know we don’t all have dedicated researchers willing to massage our scalps for 20 minutes per day, but we can still get the similar results by doing the massages ourselves.
However, the right techniques need to be applied for the massages to be effective.
Inside my program, Hair Equilibrium, I show you in HD videos exactly how to perform the massages (an exercises) for maximum effectiveness.
This is something you don’t want to miss (or do wrong) so if you’re serious about regrowing your hair then I highly recommend checking out Hair Equilibrium.
You can also improve circulation to the hair follicles with scalp exercises. This basically involves tensing and relaxing the muscles in your head, namely your forehead, to stretch and relax the skin.
If you stare at a computer all day long then you may have unnatural tension around your eyes and forehead.
It’s important to remove this tension each day with these simple exercises so that the scalp doesn’t become tight and restrict blood flow. The two most basic and effective exercises are:
Raise your eyebrows as high up as they will go
Lower your eyebrows (furrow) as far as they will go
These two exercises will relax the forehead and remove tension at the front of the head where hair loss is most likely to occur.
Studies have shown the in high oxygen conditions, the levels of the hormone DHT are reduced. Hair follicles thrive on nutrients and oxygen supplied by the blood capillaries.
All of these mean that daily practice of the scalp exercises is one effective, simple (and completely free) way to initiate new follicle growth.
Create A Hair Growth Tonic
In the right conditions, your hair will flourish, but it needs the trace nutrients and minerals that are useful for hair growth.
Fortunately nature provided us with exactly what we need in the form of specialist plants which can be made into a hair growth tonic, or serum and applied to the scalp.
There are different variations and combinations of effective remedies that you can make at home, but I will highlight the most effective ingredients and a recipe which you can start with.
DHT is known as the hormone which causes pattern baldness. Actually, contrary to what almost everybody thinks, high DHT levels aren’t really what causes hair loss, it’s a sensitivity to DHT that causes hair to wither and die.
However, blocking DHT in the scalp can help new hair growth, and this is how you do it.
You will need to create a home made mixture that topically blocks DHT in the scalp. I’ve written a much longer article about that here but I’ll summarise the procedure quickly now.
You will want to create a mixture that you can rub on your scalp. This is particularly good around the hair line if the hair is receding. Find out how to tell the difference between a mature vs receding hairline.