Updated: Apr 13
We all dream of having a full head of beautiful, healthy hair. But sometimes our body has other plans and we experience thinning hair, hair that breaks before it grows to the length we desire or hair loss in one or more areas of our scalp.
Luckily, there are solutions that can help! Proven products, as well as key lifestyle changes, can go a long way to preventing hair loss or even helping hair to grow back.
So whether you already have healthy hair but want to make it thicker, bouncier and shinier or want to encourage your hair to grow back after a period of hair loss, there are many lifestyle and product choices you can make to encourage healthy hair growth or regrowth. Keep reading to learn how to help your hair grow!
5 proven ways to promote hair growth
Stimulate your scalp
Healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp, and a healthy scalp needs nutrients. Use a gentle brush, scalp massager, or fingers to massage your scalp and stimulate blood flow. This helps to ensure nutrients make it to your hair follicles and can help to remove any buildup from your scalp that could be damaging your scalp or clogging hair follicles.
Our bodies know that our hair is not vital to our survival, so if our bodies are unhealthy or lacking nutrition, it will reduce the production of non-vital things like hair, skin and nails. This part of why we often see hair loss in people who have recently gone through surgery, suffered a serious illness or lived with a restricted diet.
So to get your hair back on track and growing beautifully again, make sure you are consuming proper nutrition and staying as healthy as possible, and talk to your doctor if help is needed in managing your nutrition.
Stress can cause hair loss because, under periods of high stress, hair follicles can go into a prolonged or inappropriately timed “resting phase” where they don’t grow. All hair follicles cycle through a natural resting phase as part of the hair growth cycle, but high stress can push hair into this phase at the wrong time or for too long, resulting in hair loss a few months after the stressful event.
So if you experienced a highly stressful period and noticed significant hair loss afterward, you are not alone, and reducing stress often allows the hair to grow back.
Use fortifying treatments to strengthen your hair
You don’t want to do all the work to get your hair growing again only for it to break off from damage, weakness, or split ends, which can cause the ends of your hair to snap when brushed. Try a strengthening shampoo and conditioner combo, like our Fortifying and Color Retention Shampoo, which contains Amino Acids to strengthen the hair strands, and our Splendid Magic Plus Hair Complex, which contains lavender, elderberry, and moringa extracts for hair strength and can be mixed with your conditioner in the shower or used as a light leave-in conditioner after your shower.
Use scalp health and hair growth system
So much about hair growth is actually all about scalp health, and we’ve formulated a treatment system, called the ECHO system, that maximizes scalp health and helps your hair grow.
E: Exfoliate your scalp. Apply our Splendid Hair Shampoo and Conditioner (for both oily and dry scalps) or Oil Balance Mask (for oily scalps) to prep and prepare your scalp for the anti-dandruff treatment. Rub the mask into your scalp, hairline, and at the nape of your neck. Our masks are specially formulated to be anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory, control oil, and improve hair follicle vitality. Then, without rinsing the mask, apply our Exfoliating Liquid Shampoo and massage it into your scalp. Rinse.
C: Clean your scalp. Choose the shampoo that is right for you. Since dandruff is a significant concern for you, we recommend:
The Oily Dandruff Relief Shampoo for dandruff caused by an oily scalp
The Dry Sensitive Soothing Shampoo for dandruff caused by having a dry scalp
H: Hydration. Choose the hydration option that is right for you. We recommend:
The Dry Sensitive Soothing Scalp Restorer or CISPER Scalp Restorer for Dry Scalp if your dandruff is caused by dry scalp
The Oily Danruff Relief Scalp Restorer or CISPER Scalp Restorer for Oily Scalp if your dandruff is caused by an oily scalp
O: Overall growth. Apply the CISPER Hair Revitalizing Serum to encourage healthy hair growth. We recommend applying this right before blow-drying your hair.
Noticing hair loss can feel scary and overwhelming, but thankfully there are treatment options and lifestyle changes that can help promote hair growth. Making sure you lead a healthy lifestyle, reducing and managing stress, stimulating your scalp, using our Splendid Hair treatments, and following our ECHO scalp health and hair growth system can help you grow strong, healthy hair!