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.