If you’re constantly Googling tips and tricks to get your hair to grow longer, thicker, and generally healthier, you’re in good company. According to a recent study by HairRx, most of us are unhappy with the current state of our strands. As we age, our hair tends to become thinner, less dense, and slow growing, which explains these frustrations. “While some individuals are more genetically predisposed to severe thinning, it’s commonplace with everyone beginning around 30 years old,” says Justin E. Rome, MD, founder and Chief Medical Officer of the Barber Surgeons Guild. “With modern science, we can now create products for hair, eyebrows, lashes, and even beards that are not just good for cleaning and conditioning, but also beneficial for promoting the ideal scalp environment for healthy hair growth.”
The good news is that beauty brands are not only listening to our concerns, they are taking action. “As we’ve become increasingly fixated on longer, thicker, and more abundant amounts of hair, we’re seeing a high demand for products that promise to do everything from helping with growth and length to repairing damage,” says Kali Ferrara, senior colorist at Roy Teeluck Salon in New York City. “This is likely because the trends today are long and natural hairstyles, full brows, and thicker lashes, without the use of extensions and other artificial add-ons.”
Looking to test out some of the best new products to make hair grow faster? Here they are, according to the celebrity hairstylists who use them.
Ferrara recommends this multivitamin to all her clients. “They contain all your daily nutrient needs along with biotin and folic acid, two known vitamins for hair growth,” she says. “You’ll first see a change in your nail growth, but it will take up to six weeks to see much change in your hair.”
“This line of products, which also includes a brow serum, prevents hair loss while triggering the natural regrowth of hairs,” says Ferrara. “These formulas include their phyto-medic complex, arginine (an essential amino acid), lavender water, and soy proteins to strengthen and condition.” You can expect to see results in about six weeks, which is pretty impressive for a tiny little serum!