The best products for promoting hair growth
Rapunzel, eat your heart out
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Content Producer / January 28 2022
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 Pocahantas’ 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.
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!
$78 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.
$46 at MECCA
JS Health 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 JS Health
Apotecari Mane Event
Formulated by utilising a team of experts in the fields of naturopathy, nutrition and trichology, this 3-month 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.
$135.95 at Adore Beauty
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.
$37 at MECCA
Trico.Lab Good Hair Vitamins
Biotin, silica, and collagen are the key players in this budget-friendly 2-month supply of hair growth vitamins. Simply take one tablet a day to see improvements in hair growth, strength and overall scalp health.
$39.95 at Adore Beauty
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.
$16.99 at Priceline
Ke iAfrica Imbiza Oil
Part of the process of getting that hair growth going again is firing up dormant follicles, something that this growth-promoting hair treatment oil is particularly good at. Its hibiscus, coconut oil and amla powder blend is bound to help you counteract any hair loss or thinning; just work it into your hair routine every second day and you'll be on your way to luscious locks once more.
$38 at Ke iAfrica
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 a Content Producer 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 Girlfriend and Beauty Heaven.