Can Crystals Help Promote Hair Growth?

Written by Annie Jangam

Crystals are believed to be magical! Traditionally, they have been used for spiritual healing. They are now popularly used to cleanse the energy in the house, to ward off negative spirits, and to calm anxious nerves. It is now believed that you can get long, luscious locks using different crystals. Is there some truth to this claim? Let’s find out below.

What Are Crystals?

Crystals are colored stones that are usually formed due to mineral deposits. They have a specific atomic arrangement – usually in a highly ordered, repetitive pattern – that gives them a distinct morphology. Few common kinds of crystals are opal, quartz, and moonstone. Crystals and gemstones are often used in jewelry and home decor. They are believed to have properties that can heal the body, mind, and soul.

So, it is no wonder that many people believe that crystals can help in hair growth. Keep reading to find out more.

Why Do People Use Crystals For Growing Hair?

The energy radiated by crystals is said to have healing properties. Thus, it is widely believed that crystals can promote hair growth by stimulating the scalp with their distinctive energy. However, there is no scientific evidence to support this claim.

Can Crystals Help With Hair Growth?

No, there is no verified scientific evidence that crystals can help with hair growth. Any purported health benefits are said to be a result of the placebo effect. In general, crystal healing comes under pseudoscience. There are few staunch proponents who promote the use of crystals as a holistic approach to treat anxiety and stress. And, stress is believed to be one of the triggers for hair loss (1). So, combating stress may help in promoting hair growth. However, keep in mind that there is no proof that crystals can reduce stress.

Crystals are often used to massage the scalp. Scalp massage is known to help in improving hair thickness (2). Improved blood circulation helps in better nutrient absorption. The natural oils from your scalp are also distributed evenly during a scalp massage, which nourishes and strengthens the hair. But, using a crystal to do a scalp massage seems to be of little relevance.

Though there is no scientific evidence that crystals promote, hair growth there have been no side effects associated with it. So, if you want to try to use them, you can find out how in the next section. 

How To Use Crystals For Hair Growth

According to anecdotal evidence, there are different ways to use crystals for hair growth.

  • The most popular method is crystal programming, where it is believed that crystals activate chakras (or energy centers) in the body.
  • Scalp massages with crystals are also encouraged to stimulate blood circulation.
  • Finally, water infused with crystals is used to rinse the hair to balance the energy.

Crystals need to be cleaned daily to remove dust and clear the energy fields.  This is done by passing them under running water and leaving them in the sunlight/moonlight for 6-12 hours.

Those were a few of the ways to use crystals for hair growth. Keep reading to find out the most popular crystal used for hair growth.

 What Are The Best Crystals For Hair Growth?

It is believed that different types of crystals have different energy spectrums. Thus, it is important to choose the right crystal for your needs. Black onyx,  mookaite jasper, clear quartz, moonstone, and opal are popularly used for hair growth. It is also believed that you can use crystals for achieving long and shiny hair. These crystals are also believed to treat dandruff, hair loss, and lice infestation.


Crystals are made of mineral deposits that give them vivid colors and structures. They are believed to have healing properties that are yet to be proven scientifically. The practitioners of holistic therapies believe that crystals balance the energy centers or chakras in our body and promote hair growth. It is advisable to use them with a pinch of salt. Since there have been no side effects reported, there is no harm in trying them. In case you notice excess or sudden hair loss, do consult your doctor immediately.

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    1. Telogen Effluvium: A Review
    2. Standardized Scalp Massage Results in Increased Hair Thickness by Inducing Stretching Forces to Dermal Papilla Cells in the Subcutaneous Tissue
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Annie Jangam is a Molecular Biologist with 7 years of research experience in Rice Functional Genomics and Nutrient Signalling with International Publications in Abiotic stress, Nitrogen, and G-protein signaling. She specializes in writing on Health and Wellness. She has been an avid reader since childhood and is passionate about stories that help decipher life and its meaning. She believes in Human Rights for all and that one should "love others like we love ourselves."