The best products for promoting hair growth
Rapunzel, eat your heart out
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / October 13 2023
We don’t know if it was the influence of one too many Disney princesses with enviably long strands, but regardless of how stinking hot the summers get in Australia, if we can grow our hair to Rapunzel-level lengths – then by God we’re going to do it.
The only problem is, unlike the cartoon influences of our childhood, our hair requires actual maintenance in order to imitate Pocahontas’ permanent wind machine waves.
Thankfully, there’s an entire cast of hair growth promoting products on the market to help the process along.
So if you're follically challenged like us, get your debit cards ready for some seriously good product recommendations that you’ll want to add to cart ASAP.
JSHealth Hair + Energy
Simplify the process of hair renewal with an easy-to-swallow pill that can be included in your daily dose of vitamins. Not only does this formula promote hair and nail growth, it also optimises skin health, energy levels, thyroid function and metabolism. We love an all-rounder.
$44.99 at JSHealth
Hobe Labs Energizer Hair Follicle Stimulator with Jojoba & Vitamin B-5
This beauty is one of iHerb's best sellers, and for good reason. It helps achieve thicker, fuller, healthier hair in a matter of weeks. A unique formula of jojoba and herbs, combined with panthenol (vitamin B5), will give your hair and scalp incredible new vitality.
$9.17 at iHerb
Aéde Power Activist Hair Growth Supplement
To say we’re a little bit obsessed with the Aéde Power Activist hair growth supplement formula would be an understatement. Whether you’re growing out your locks or trying to thicken your hair in areas where it grows sparsely, you’re likely to meet the healthiest version of your hair with this ingestible in your daily routine. The vegan-friendly formula contains a blend of biotin, selenium and vitamins, which help to promote full, lush, shiny hair, with more body to boot too.
$72 at Oz Hair & Beauty
Kérastase Résistance Extentioniste Hair Serum
If your hair growth has been affected by heat and hair colour damage, then the Kerastase® Extentioniste Scalp Serum is a must. Boasting a formula packed full of ceramides, this hair growth solution makes short work of rebuilding and restoring the hair fibre, preventing future breakage and promoting future growth to boot. Simply treat yourself to a relaxing scalp massage a few times a week to see results – don’t mind if we do!
$90 at Adore Beauty
Vida Glow Marine Collagen Original
Vida Glow Marine Collagen may be your go-to for promoting a plump and youthful-looking complexion, but did you know that the 100 per cent hydrolysed natural marine collagen formula is also great for promoting hair growth? Derived from the scales of sustainably-sourced deep sea red snapper, this highly bio-available form of collagen is also free from gluten, sugar, wheat, additives, preservatives or flavours.
$70 at Adore Beauty
Sachajuan Hair Repair
This innovative formula utilises ocean silk technology to promote cell renewal and hair growth, intensely repairing and leaving strands looking silky and shiny. Red algae thickens hair and promotes growth, while wheat protein prevents moisture loss and breakage, and castor oil hydrates, strengthens and encourages hair regrowth.
$51 at Adore Beauty
Apotecari Mane Event
Formulated by utilising a team of experts in the fields of naturopathy, nutrition and trichology, this treatment optimises hair growth, length and condition for a holistic approach to hair health. Made right here in Australia, and formulated using amino acids, B vitamins and silica extract, this nutrient-dense pick is perfect for the health conscious. We’re talking an ingredient list free from refined sugars, artificial colours, sweeteners, flavours, preservatives, gluten, wheat, dairy, lactose, shellfish and egg.
$54.95 at Active Skin
Briogeo B. Well Organic + Cold-Pressed 100% Castor Oil
Amp up the nourishment with this 100 per cent organic cold-pressed castor oil. The multi-purpose formula not only supports healthy hair growth, but also the health of the scalp, skin and brows too. Mineral-rich and full of fatty-acids, this lavender-hued hair saviour is made by utilising an innovative cold-pressed extraction method that preserves all those precious nutrients for optimal product performance.
$45 at Briogeo Hair
GROW Longer Stronger Stimulating Scalp Scrub
Nourishing your actual hair (whether from within or topically) isn't your only option, either; stimulating your scalp with a good scrub is a dynamite strategy for getting growth moving. This sea salt and peppermint oil offering purifies and invigorates the skin beneath your hair, leaving it balanced, restored and ready to help you in hitting your Rapunzel goals.
$17 at Woolworths
HER HEIR Scalp Massager in ‘Beige’
You might be wondering, how does this scalp massager help to grow your hair? Well, let us tell you about the magic of a simple scalp massager. Designed to help you achieve your Rapunzel-worthy locks with its circulation-boosting silicone bristles, it works to deeply buff away any product buildup that’s blocking your luscious lock dreams from coming true.
$15 at Her Heir
Can’t seem to grow your hair? Follow the lead of A-list celebs and try extensions. This is how Chris Appleton created Kim Kardashian’s floor-length ponytail for the 2021 Met Gala.
Main image credit: @jastookes
Briar is the Beauty Editor at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Refinery29, Girlfriend and beautyheaven.