Whether the cause is postpartum, aging, nutrition, stress, or a combination of these, hair thinning and hair loss are fairly common problems. And in a post-COVID world, they have only become more problematic; research has found that those who have had a COVID infection are four times more likely to develop hair loss than those who have not.
All this to say that products targeted at hair growth are more popular than ever. Scalp care, in particular, is having a moment, with Ayurveda-inspired scalp oils gaining popularity. Pinterest even named scalp care as one of their biggest forecasted trends for 2023. And while previously minoxidil-based products like Rogaine were the only viable options for thinning hair, serums for hair growth are now gaining popularity.
“There is limited data on hair growth serums for thinning hair compared to FDA-approved minoxidil, but some preliminary data is very promising,” said Minnesota-based dermatologist Jenny Liu. Ahead, we’ve rounded up 14 of the best hair growth serums on the market, including picks from Liu as well as celebrity hairstylist Clariss Rubenstein.