6 Hair Growth Products You Should Try

by Kweli I. Wright

Have you felt like your hair needs an extra boost? Using products like deep moisturizers, hair vitamins, styling aids, shampoos and conditioners can help eliminate breakage, style, smooth and soften your hair.

Some of our favorites include:

Elasta QP Mango Butter
1. Elasta QP Mango Butter – this gem can be used as a moisturizer after you poo, condition and leave-in, combine it with a gel for defined stretched curls, or combined with your favorite oil if your hair needs some extra TLC. $4, walgreens.com

  • gina

    7. Eliminate junk food, refned sugars, high fructose corn syrup, greasy foods.
    8. Eat more fruits and vegetables.
    9. Stop abusing flat irons.
    10. If you smoke, QUIT..not only is it bad for health, it stunts hair growth.
    11. Read labels, a lot of these so called hair growth products contain carcinogenics.
    12. Have patience.

  • jessib

    Try Maxi Hair pills, they work wonderfully and they are packed with essential vitamins. Those products up above don’t stimulate hair growth, rather they protect from breakage. You can get Maxi Hair online or at Whole Foods. 10/10 product!!!!!

  • chanela17

    YES!!! hairfinity is the damn TRUTH! lol i highly recommend hairfinity pills and cantu shea butter leave in conditioner. i also really really really love vatika coconut oil by dabur. it makes your hair look and feel so beautiful! it has coconut oil,lemon oil,amla oil, and henna. it’s amazing!

  • Cassia

    keep it well moisturized and watch it grow, all these years i’ve been messing around with my hair. Now its KKC, spray with water, and its growing like never before, or hair like our skin loves oils and to be loved,

  • Deb

    i don’t know if this counts but i’ve been using a mixture of jamaican black castor oil, emu oil, rosemary oil and peppermint oil on my edges for a month and I’ve seen so much growth in a short amount of time. I used the same mix on my eyebrows and the areas I focused on had grown in within a week or so. It sounds crazy but the mix really works. I did research on each of the ingredients too.

  • KitKat

    My aunts use a base mixture of rosemary and walnut for growth on their clients both relaxed and natural. The drawbacks are rosemary has an unpleasant scent and the walnut dries the hair. I personally add meadowfoam seed oil to help with the dryness. This is usually applied to clients that are going to have a wet set versus heat styling, also for those that set their hair once a week.
    This is the rosemary used, I know the ingredient list is not curly girl friendly but it works for growth.
    This is the walnut oil,

  • Mademoiselle

    “keep it well moisturized and watch it grow”

    That’s what I’ve learned in all my years. Everything else has had marginal gains for me.

  • Child, Please

    I love my Cantu products! So glad you put this one on here as I haven’t tried it out yet. I was hoping for a clutch article on deep conditioning techniques or recommended ones, but this one was good, too!

  • Common Sense

    Regarding the Shea butter, natural shea butter is not white, this is due to the refining process. Natural Shea Butter, the real deal is better. If it is white,it is not adequate to help the hair. Try to find the real shea butter which is yellow and has a thick consistency. Like sugar and rice, if your shea butter ingredient is white, it is not the essence of shea butter. Try to find the real shea butter and you will notice the difference.

  • sara

    Good and useful information about Natural Hair Growth thanks for sharing it.

  • Child, Please

    Thanks! I use the Cantu products and they have shea butter in them, but I was never sure how much I was getting. I’ve used refined shea butter, but mostly for my skin.

  • EL

    Yes Indeed. The simplest way to do it and the main way to do it. I think patience is a massive part of it. After transitioning to natural for nearly 14 months, I’ve really learned the value of patience with hair growth.

  • Deb

    You’ve actually got it flipped. My parents grew up using it in west Africa and the fresh Shea butter they use was usually ivory (not so much white). There are some that are naturally yellow but it’s not a deep yellow when palm oil or other crap is added. I usually go with ivory Shea butter. The smell usually gives it away though. Whenever I have Shea butter on, my dad can smell it a mile away. He actually hates it LOL but I think it’s because of some not so great memories he has connected with it.

  • http://gravatar.com/bornliberian bornliberian

    hair grows half an inch a month regardless. retaining length is “THE” issue for many of us.

  • Chelley5483

    This came right on time. Need to start with deep treatments again and protective styles. Ooooh but I can’t stand that Elasta QP lol. My hair was seriously done with me for a while when I used it. Love Mixed Chicks deep conditioner although it doesn’t feel like a deep conditioner to me.

  • Cassia

    OMG Deb isn’t it amazing how JBC actually makes your edges growth, really good product

  • http://www.hairformula37.com H.F.

    Interesting products. I would suggest also another hair growth product with protein and biotin in it as well, to help stimulate the hair follicles. Thanks for the info!

  • Deb

    It really does! I used the clear castor oil for about a year before using JBC and the difference in growth is astounding.

    But, it was when I added Rosemary, Peppermint and Emu Oil to my JBCO that the growth rate became ridiculously fast. I just mix them all in a 1oz.glass bottle with a pump so I can easily measure how many drops of the Essential Oils (Rosemary, Peppermint) I can safely add.

    I’ve also tried Emu Oil alone which is proven to help hair growth and I got lackluster results interestingly enough but that’s just me.

  • http://hair-palace.co.uk Hair palace

    This product works quite well. I and my friends have tried it many times. It is one of the best of its kind.

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