26 Best Ways How to Regrow Hair on Bald Spot Fast, Ranked

Medically reviewedby Dr. Ahmad Chaudhry M.B.B.S.
WrittenbyLuat Duong
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Today, most men grow up to see their fathers, their uncles, and their siblings start to form that god-forsaken M-shaped hairline.

It starts at 25-30 years old, and for some people, it starts even sooner.

For young men, living with that fear of being the next one in line can be terrifying, and once you develop your first bald spot, or are born with one, it's the only thing you can see.

This feeling of insecurity and low self-esteem amplifies when it's time for an important appointment.

A date, an interview, or meeting a special someone's parents, where you need to make an impactful first impression: You need full confidence to do so.

Top 26 ways how to regrow hair on bald spot fast?

Here are the 26 most effective ways to regrow hair on bald spot fast, ranked from most effective to least effective:

  1. Scandinavian Biolabs Bio-Pilixin Activation Serum
  2. Minoxidil (Rogaine)
  3. Finasteride (Propecia)
  4. Microneedling
  5. Laser therapy
  6. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  7. Hair transplant surgery
  8. Scalp massage
  9. Balanced diet
  10. Supplements
  11. Biotin
  12. Collagen
  13. Onion juice
  14. Saw palmetto
  15. Caffeine-based treatments
  16. Aloe vera
  17. Rosemary oil
  18. Pumpkin seed oil
  19. Castor oil
  20. Peppermint oil
  21. Green tea
  22. Ketoconazole shampoo
  23. Stress reduction
  24. Avoiding harsh hair treatments
  25. Silk or satin pillowcases
  26. Quitting smoking

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Minoxidil (Rogaine)

Minoxidil is an FDA-approved treatment for male pattern baldness.

As a topical solution or foam, minoxidil is directly applied to bald spots twice per day. It works by opening ATP-sensitive potassium channels in the scalp, which signals the hair follicle to enter the active hair growth phase. Most people see the first new small hairs within 4 months of use. Continued daily application is necessary to maintain results, as hair will be lost if treatment is stopped.

Finasteride (Propecia)

This oral pill works by interfering with the conversion of testosterone to DHT via 5-alpha reductase inhibition. DHT plays a role in androgenic alopecia, so reducing its levels helps prevent further hair loss or alopecia. Within 6-12 months of daily use, many experience slowed hair loss and 20-30% hair regrowth of bald spots as hair follicles re-enter the growth phase. Results are best maintained with continued use.


This treatment involves rolling a device with fine needles over bald areas 1-2 times per week to cause micro-injuries. The body's wound healing response stimulates dormant follicles to regenerate hair. Most see gradual regrowth within 4 months as new vellus hairs thicken over time. Combining microneedling with minoxidil application maximizes results by further signaling growth.

Scalp Activation Derma Roller
Scalp Activation Derma Roller
A hand-held microneedling tool intended to stimulate the scalp and encourage fuller hair

Laser therapy

Low-level laser/light therapy uses specific wavelengths absorbed by cytochromes in hair follicles to stimulate cellular activity. This kickstarts dormant hair follicles into a new anagen phase. Doing a series of 8-12 weekly in-office treatments increases blood flow to nourish newly stimulated follicles. Patients often see finer new hairs after 3 months thickening over 6-9 months of consistent laser therapy.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy

This involves extracting a small amount of a person's blood, processing it to concentrate platelets, then injecting the PRP back into bald areas. The high level of growth factors in platelets stimulates new hair growth when injected into the scalp. Most see fuller hair within 4 months, as PRP therapy awakens dormant follicles.

Hair transplant surgery

A hair transplant surgeon takes hair follicles from the back/sides of the scalp and surgically implants them into the bald spot. The transplanted follicles continue normal hair growth cycles once implanted. While results require 6-12 months to be fully visible, hair transplant surgery provides a permanent solution to female pattern baldness or male pattern baldness when other hair loss treatment options haven't worked.

Scalp massage

Daily massage using medium pressure stimulates blood flow to follicles while breaking up surface buildup. This nourishes follicles for optimum growth and distribution of natural oils. When combined with other therapies, consistent massage over 2-3 months can promote a thicker appearance and slightly faster hair growth of bald spots.

When doing a scalp massage, consider warm coconut oil to add extra moisturization to your scalp.

Balanced diet

Especially vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, biotin, and zinc provide important healthy hair growth factors for hair follicles. Following a nutritious diet minimizes deficiencies, allowing follicles to operate at their healthiest. While diet alone may not reverse long-term baldness, it supports hair regrowth therapies for maximum results over 3-6 months.

Adopting a weight loss diet or a nutritionally deficient diet can exacerbate your risks of hair fall or baldness.


High-quality supplements containing biotin, collagen, saw palmetto, vitamin D3, and other growth-promoting ingredients can complement other regrowth strategies. Supplementation nourishes follicles from within to encourage cycling into anagen faster when combined with external therapies. Most experience thicker regrowth after 2-3 months of supplementation.

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Hair Nutrient Tablets
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This option is perfect for busy people who might often not have the time to eat a balanced diet.


This B vitamin is essential for hair health as evidenced by biotin deficiency causing hair loss. Taking a 10,000 mcg supplement daily delivers substantial amounts able to stimulate follicles dormant in bald spots. Used alongside other methods, biotin often produces visible new growth within 3 months that continue thickening over 6-9 months.


As a main component of hair, supplemental collagen peptides or powder deliver amino acids to nourish follicles internally. This supports healthy growth and cycling when combined with topical treatments. Most see gradual but noticeable regrowth filling in bald patches within 6 months of daily collagen supplementation.

Onion juice

Applying 1-2 tablespoons of fresh onion juice directly to the bald scalp 2 times per week aids in improving hair density. The sulfur compounds and quercetin in onions help improve blood circulation to the follicles. Within 2-4 weeks, new tiny vellus hairs may be visible as regrowth begins. Continuing the application consistently over 3-6 months will help these soft hairs gradually get thicker and longer until they resemble the thickness of existing hair.

Saw palmetto

Taking 160-320mg of saw palmetto supplement daily helps inhibit 5-alpha reductase, the enzyme responsible for converting testosterone to DHT. High DHT levels are thought to contribute to hair loss. Consistent saw palmetto supplementation over 6-9 months, when combined with topical regrowth methods, can help reduce further hair loss and encourage dormant follicles to re-enter the hair growth cycle. New fine hair may be visible within 3-6 months and will gradually get thicker.

Caffeine-based treatments

Applying a specially formulated shampoo or hair growth serum containing 1-3% caffeine to the bald scalp and massaging it in for 3-5 minutes 1-2 times per day stimulates circulation to the follicles through its vasoconstriction effects. Doing this daily regimen consistently for 8-12 weeks may produce subtle, soft vellus hairs starting to emerge as early as 6 weeks. Continuing the caffeine treatment for 3-6 months total will allow these new hairs time to mature and get darker, thicker strands closely resembling existing hair.

Aloe vera

aloe vera for balding | How to Regrow Hair on Bald Spot Fast

Gently massaging fresh aloe vera gel directly onto the clean bald scalp daily aids healing and circulation to the follicles. Its polysaccharides help soothe any irritation and encourage healthy hair health. Within 4 weeks, a small number of barely visible baby fine hairs may start to appear. Sticking with the aloe vera treatment faithfully for at least 6 months total will provide the time needed for these new, soft hairs to steadily get longer, thicker, and darker to camouflage the bald spots.

Rosemary oil

Rosemary oil has garnered a lot of attention lately as a natural remedy for a bald spot or baldness.

Adding 5-7 drops of 100% pure rosemary oil to a 1-ounce carrier oil like coconut oil or olive oil and massaging it thoroughly onto the clean, dry scalp evenly stimulates circulation with its anti-inflammatory properties. Continuing this process daily for several weeks allows rosemary oil's circulatory benefits to progressively refresh the hair shaft over time. Within 4-6 weeks, the earliest signs of slight peach fuzz-like baby fine hairs may begin emerging in previously bald areas as a result of improved blood flow delivering nutrients to reawakened follicles.

Pumpkin seed oil

pumpkin seed | How to Regrow Hair on Bald Spot Fast

Massaging 3-5 drops of pure, cold-pressed pumpkin seed oil directly onto the balding scalp each evening before bed delivers essential fatty acids and anti-DHT properties to the follicles overnight. Within 6-8 weeks, peptides and amino acids in the oil may help promote the formation of the tiniest, soft vellus hairs at the front line of hair growth. Continuing daily massage with pumpkin seed oil for a full 6-9 months allows the optimal time for these baby hairs to lengthen and thicken into more substantial hair strands.

Castor oil

Gently massaging 3-5 tablespoons of 100% pure castor oil into the clean, dry scalp 30 minutes before bedtime supplies follicles with ricinoleic acid and fatty chain lipids to nourish hair growth. The increased scalp circulation brought on by massage also aids the process. Within 8 weeks, a light fuzzing of baby fine hairs may start to develop on areas that had been bald. Making the castor oil massage a daily habit for 6 continuous months total helps promote the progressive thickening and maturation of these new, frail hairs into substantial, pigmented hair shafts.

Peppermint oil

Peppermint oil has been shown in clinical trials to be effective in dealing with androgenetic alopecia and baldness.

Dropping 5-7 drops of 100% pure, therapeutic-grade peppermint essential oil into a 1-ounce carrier of a moisturizing oil like jojoba or coconut oil, then massaging the blend thoroughly and gently onto the balding scalp twice per day stimulates circulation for follicle nutrition. Keep massaging for at least 3 minutes each time. Within 4-6 weeks, new almost invisible baby fine hairs may have started to emerge from previously bare areas as follicles react to improved blood flow. Continuing the peppermint oil massage regularly for a full 6 months allows sufficient time for a progressive change from downy hairs to fuller, pigmented hair regrowth.

Green tea

Drinking 3-4 cups of green tea daily and massaging the cooled, leftover tea bags onto the scalp 1-2x per week increases the antioxidants catechins delivered to hair follicles. Within 4-6 weeks, improved circulation from catechins like EGCG may stimulate the thinnest, soft vellus hairs to emerge. Continuing this green tea regimen for 6-12 months total allows time for the new tiny hairs to lengthen and darken into thicker, pigmented hair strands on previously bald areas.

Ketoconazole shampoo

Lathering 1-2% ketoconazole anti-dandruff shampoo onto balding areas 2-3x per week, massaging for 3-5 minutes before rinsing inhibits DHT while removing scale and debris for cleaner follicles. Initial baby fine hairs may appear within 6-8 weeks as DHT levels fall locally. Making this scalp treatment part of a consistent 6 month routine helps promote steady progression of these soft hairs darkening and increasing diameter until they resemble existing hair.

Stress reduction

Taking 15-30 minutes daily to use relaxation techniques like meditation, deep breathing, massage or yoga lowers cortisol, permitting healthier hair cycles. Combined with 6 months of hair growth methods, reducing stress helps coax maximum possible hair growth by keeping follicles focused on growth instead of defense responses triggered by stress. Subtle vellus hairs may arise within 2 months under lower stress levels.

Avoiding harsh hair treatments

Switching to natural styles and heat styling only rarely with heat protectant allows damaged cuticle scales time to repair themselves from chemicals/heat over 6 months. This protects freshly stimulated follicles from environmental assaults that could hinder the potential regrowth of sparse, fine hair within 3 months onto areas previously resistant to regrowth efforts due to past trauma.

Silk or satin pillowcases

Gentler fabrics like silk or satin minimize nightly friction breakage to fragile baby fine hairs appearing within 2-4 months as new regrowth is stimulated onto bald spots from nutritional support. Continued use for 6-12 months prevents snagging or pulling off these tiny hairs as they lengthen, darken, and increase in diameter caliber over the course of consistent treatments to regrowing hair.

Quitting smoking

Nicotine constricts blood vessels crucial for healthy hair nourishment. Within 2 weeks of cessation, improved circulation may prompt barely visible, soft 1mm long vellus hairs to start emerging within 4-6 weeks from bald areas as a result of reoxygenated blood flow to the newly stimulated follicles. Committing permanently to being smoke-free allows 6-12 months for optimally nourished follicles to thicken these hairs into substantial regrowth.

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What causes bald spots?

Bald spots can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetic predisposition, hormonal imbalances, stress, certain medications, nutritional deficiencies, and specific hair care practices. Some common causes include male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia), telogen effluvium, traction alopecia, and alopecia areata.

Genetic predisposition

Male pattern baldness, or androgenetic alopecia, is a hereditary form of hair loss that affects both men and women.

In men, it typically manifests as a receding hairline and thinning on the crown, while in women, it often leads to overall hair thinning.

Genetics play a significant role in determining the age at which hair loss begins and the severity of the condition.

Hormonal imbalances

Hormonal imbalances can lead to hair loss and bald spots in both men and women.

For women, this can be due to pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, or conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). In men, high levels of dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a byproduct of testosterone, can cause hair follicles to shrink and eventually stop producing hair.


Stress can contribute to thinning hair through a condition called telogen effluvium, which occurs when a significant number of hair follicles enter the resting phase prematurely.

This can be triggered by physical or emotional stress, leading to sudden and diffuse hair shedding.

Medications and nutritional deficiencies

Certain medications, such as chemotherapy drugs, blood thinners, and some antidepressants, can cause baldness as a side effect.

Nutritional deficiencies, including insufficient intake of essential vitamins and minerals like iron, zinc, and biotin, can also contribute to a visible bald patch.

Hair care practices

Traction alopecia is a form of hair loss caused by consistently applying tension to the hair, such as through tight hairstyles like ponytails, braids, or buns.

This prolonged tension damages hair follicles and can lead to bald spots.

Additionally, using harsh hair care products containing ingredients like sodium lauryl sulfate, propylene glycol, and sodium chloride may cause hair loss for some individuals.

Alopecia areata

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles, resulting in hair loss.

This can manifest as small, round bald patches on the scalp or other parts of the body. The exact cause of alopecia areata is unknown, but it is believed to be influenced by genetic and environmental factors.

Medical treatments

Some medical treatments might expose you to baldness or bald spots such as chemotherapy cancer treatment.

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Luat Duong

Luat Duong is a Copenhagen-based writer and content strategist specializing in hair loss and health. His work has been featured in MyHealthGuide, The Right Hairstyles, and Woman's Era. He is a graduate of Vaasa University. You can connect with him on LinkedIn.