I want to grow my hair. What can I do?
I used to use Tail and Mane Shampoo. I think it is for horses, but it really works.
I have RA and my hair is thin and usually does not grow fast, as my nails. I started taking Vitamin B, Biotin , Folic Acid and Vitamin D and within a few months, I noticed a big difference in my hair growth. In one of my forums, there was a big discussion on how much others noticed a difference in their nails and hair on the Vitamin D.
It is an old wives tale about 'any' remedies (posts listed previously) that will make your hair grow faster :-( I was a hairstylist for thirty years and both my parents were hairstylists who owned salons and schools for the thirty years before that.
Hair growth is biological and only illness or how you treat your hair day to day affects your hair. All human scalp hair generally grows only one half inch a month. There is simply no way to speed up it's growth.
The best thing you can do is treat your hair kindly by treating it kindly. What I mean is don't over process with chemicals or treat it harshly when combing, brushing, blow drying, iron curling/straightening and have a regular 'trim' every couple of months and especially if you are prone to 'split ends'.
Eat wisely, exercise and be good to your body in general :-)
There simply are no miracles when it comes to hair or even finger nail growth.
When taking a shower use conditioner first before shampooing and rinse with cold water it helps to keep hair shiny. Eat lots of protein like fish, eggs, and beans.
Wrap hair with a satin cap when going to sleep. Brush your hair with a boar bristle brush to release natural oils in your hair, also massages scalp to stimulate growth. Wash hair with baking soda and condition with a light natural oil (Jojoba oil, Coconut oil, Olive oil, Castor oil etc). Don't stress over your hair (a watch pot never boils).
Anyone have any advice for those who have had their thyroids removed? Ever since(July'08)my hair has been dry, brittle and breaking off.I'm also African American but have Native American, Irish and German blood too! (lol)I wash my hair everyday or atleast every other day. I'm going to get some Mane and Tail and some Horsetail today. I hope that will work.
For guest post from Kasey regarding hair loss due to thyroid:
There is a lot of general info there and links within the site which are more detailed ...
Hope this helps ...
Put your hair in a TIGHT braid or French briad. Many Mexicans do that and BELIEVE me it works! Make sure it's TIGHT though.
I have great results with Wild Growth Oil. It works fast seriously! Organic Root products such as the Shampoos, Conditioner, etc. works great also with Biotin pills is a must have!
Drink lots of water, stay away from caffine and alcohol, eat healthy, take a multi-vitamin, and exercise daily. Most americans are walking around dehydrated. Caffine and alcohol are diruretics, which causes your body to lose water, so if you consume them you should drink more then 8 - 8 ounce glasses a day. If you are not drinking enough water then your skin and hair are the first to suffer because the water you are drinking is going to go to your more vital organs. So drink more water. I have have seen a change in my hair and complection since I have stopped drinking pop. My hair is growing faster and is more bouncy. My skin is also looking more fresh and rosey.
I haven't tried it yer but it gives great tips, so I'm pretty sure it will work, and it suggest some supplements you can take, that may help you grow hair faster.
Be sure to drink a lot of water!
Good Luck! Bella Swan :)
Yes, I use horse shampoo, and I love it! Me and my friends simply brush our hair with boar bristle, shampoo once a week with non- silicone and alcohol (with conditioner too) massage our scalps (massaging scalp increases blood flow to hair roots) in the shower using not very hot water and applying lotion to skin after shower (really hot water is damaging) and treat our bodies fairly embracing what we are without fake nails (an old friend in high school lost a finger nail to them buggers') hair extensions, straightening, and chemicals.
Put Parnevu T-tree Growth Creme in your hair. Put a generous amount in your hair daily down to the entire scalp. Massage into scalp for 1 to 2 minutes, brush or style as usual. Massaging into hair from root to end. Reapply to dry damaged hair and scalp as needed excellent for natural, relaxed, pressed, curled or colored treated hair. It can be used before drying or setting hair.
My hair has been shrinking? I'm not sure what's going on but I think its due to a lot of stress over the past year.. I've lost a good five inches (not exaggerating). I've taken hair skin and nails vitamins from GNC, Doo Gro hot oil treatments for growth,mane and tail shampoo, the redken line for growing, Biotin shampoo and conditioner from GNC, haircuts and the list goes on and on.
I heard about a product called Mira and I wondered if anyone else has heard of it or has used it? I guess the women in the middle east use it and it is supposed to make your hair grow 4 inches a month guaranteed? Just wondering if anyone has any feedback before I spend $80 on it?
All I was going to suggest was gelatin, and a good healthy diet. (06/29/2007)
I was researching this last week and found out that Prenatal vitamins were not safe to take (if you are NOT pregnant), because they contain extra iron and that it can make you sick if you are not pregnant. Most of the information I found says to take a daily multivitamin and b-complex. So, that is what I am doing. Hope the heat thing works because it is hot in Arizona. (06/29/2007)
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I have been growing my hair for the last 11 years, I am now sitting on it, I don't think it's growing fast enough. I cut my hair by the Old Farmer's Almanac, there are dates each month to cut to discourage your hair from growing. That is when I cut my front, and to encourage your hair to grow, this is when I cut the back. I didn't know if this was really working until telling my neighbor and she started having the boy's hair cut on the discourage days. I neglected to give her the dates one year. After about 3 months she called and begged for them, The boy's hair was growing so fast, cutting on the wrong day was getting expensive. I take MSM and I shampoo with baby shampoo and simple Green 3 times a week. My hair is very shiny, healthy and very little gray at 56.
The best thing to do is make sure you are eating healthy and taking vitamins. You don't need to take prenatal ones (too much Iron can actually inhibit hair growth), but here's a good start:
And, if you can, ensure you get some gelatin into your diet, and adequate protein for your age, weight and caloric intake. This will ensure your hair grows optimally, from what my aunt has always told me - and she's a hairdresser who owns her own salon.
The other advice she gave me for growing out my hair was that - make sure to use scrunchies or other cloth covered rubber bands to ensure your hair doesn't break, don't pull your hair back too hard or it will inhibit blood flow to your scalp and stop hair growth, occasionally do a scalp massage to increase blood flow and make sure to lay off the product so your hair isn't too weighed down (if it's pulling itself down too hard it will inhibit blood flow as well). Good luck! (07/03/2007)
If you want to make your hair grow naturally (like I do) then here's a recipe:
Warm 2 tsp. of olive oil and 2 tsp. coconut oil and gently massage every part of the scalp for 10-15 minutes. Rinse a towel in hot water, wipe and wind the hair around the head as it cools. Repeat 2 or 3 times to issue total saturation. After that, shampoo and rinse well. (07/08/2007)
You're hair grows on average a half an inch a month (a little longer in the summer and a little slower in the winter). My suggestion would be to let your hair get as much sun as possible (using a product with UV protection to prevent damage). The sun and essential vitamins with nutrients, like folic acid, are the only things that will make your hair grow faster. A conditioning treatment once a week for a half an hour wouldn't hurt either. It will help prevent split ends (which will make your hair actually appear shorter than what it is). (07/08/2007)
Spit in your hands and rub it on your scalp. The saliva enzymes help breakdown and kill bacteria allowing hair to grow. Then wash hair in shampoo. Do this every morning for a month and you will see great results.
(b)Editor's Note:(/b) I can't find anything to confirm that this might work. (07/08/2007)
By brenda looklock
I'm ONLY 15 and my hair is falling out very bad. I have patches and I am a Muslim so I wear a cap under my scarf and tighten it very hard. I have been feeling minor headaches and seeing patches of hair falling out. I want to know what is causing me to feel this way, and how can I make my hair grow real fast? I really don't care about the price, please help. =[
(b)Editor's Note:(/b) Wearing a tight cap can cut off circulation to your scalp, I'd loosen it as much as you are able. Also the headaches and patches of hair falling out could be symptoms of a health problem so please see a doctor. (07/10/2007)
People, for about $9 you can go to GNC and get a bottle of all natural pills called horsetail. I have used it and have seen amazing results. My hair grows very slowly and I was so happy when I started taking them, they will even make your nails grow, but if you are looking for something to make your hair grow, it's horsetail. Green bottle, you can't really miss it! Fantastic results!(B)(/b) All herbs, perfectly healthy. (07/12/2007)
I guarantee that Ultra Hair Plus with MSM and Hair Factors are your ultimate answers! I would also highly recommend Eskimo 3 oil and grape seed oil (1 Tbsp per day). You will be amazed by the results. GUARANTEED. I have seen the results on my hair and I tell everyone. Your air will be thicker, stronger, fuller, healthier and so much longer! (07/14/2007)
Being in the sunlight won't make your hair grow, sunlight actually damages your hair. The reason why our hair grows so much faster in the summer is because we start to sweat. So it would help with pills and keeping a good diet, if you have kinky or an African textured hair then try to wash it everyday using lots of conditioner, you can tell that it's working if your nails start to grow longer and faster and trust me, give it a little less then a week. (07/15/2007)
I'm a massage therapist and in school we were taught to do something called hair pulling. Pretty much all you do is run your fingers through your hair at the scalp and form a fist with your hand trapping the hair between your fingers very close to the scalp, then twist your hand a bit rather than pulling outwards. Sometimes it can be a little sore, you should hold it for a while, ideally until the pain goes away. If you really wanted to make your hair grow I would do this daily, all over your scalp. It makes sense that this could make your hair grow faster because it increases circulation.
Out of all the hair growing methods I have heard, the only thing that makes much sense to me are vitamins, scalp massage, and hair pulling. I would doubt that rubbing anything in your scalp would do anything in the way of making your hair grow faster, you would most likely get more benefit from rubbing it in than from the product itself. I have looked up a lot about making hair grow faster, everything I have found said that the myths that it grows faster if you trim it regularly, and conditioners etc., aren't true. (07/18/2007)
Stop getting your hair cut at a salon, if you ask for a trim they cut off 2 inches, even a 1 inch cut is taking off a months growth. I bleach my hair blond and have still been able to get it to grow this long and its beautiful.
Once a week while your watching tv, take the scissors and trim off the split ends only. Women with really long hair do not get their hair cut at salons. My hair went from bra strap length to my waist in a year!
Get weekly deep conditioning treatments and condition your hair daily, also stimulate your scalp by combing NOT BRUSHING your hair nightly for at least 5 minutes (throw your brushes out ladies, they stretch/pull your hair and damage it). We also tend to shampoo our hair too much, try to only shampoo your hair every other shower, shampooing removes the natural oils in your hair drying it out even more. (08/22/2007)
What I use for my hair is baby shampoo. It's very soft and it doesn't hurt my hair, so my hair won't shed as much using it. Using other shampoos everyday may cause a lot of shedding, which will lead you hair to being really thin and causes split ends. (08/26/2007)
All of the previous conclusions and feed backs are very good. I've concluded though that the hair has its on set time to grow. Yes, we can assist a bit in growing, but it all is determined on the growth cycle you have. Some people's growth cycles are longer or shorter. Anyway, the best things that I see to do is to eat healthy and take good care of your hair. My beautician told me that deep conditioning at least once a month reduces hair breakages and strengthens it also. Some people may wash their hair too often, this could possibly be stunting some of your hair growth.
You can't really expect your hair to grow much past what you have due to genetics. Genetics are a determining factor also for the length your hair will grow. Not all people have long beautiful hair and that's something you may have to live with . I all I can say is to treat your hair and keep it well hydrated and conditioned. The technique of pulling your hair scares me because I would think I would be pulling my hair out. Rubbing your scalp daily increases circulation in the scalp and that sounds effective to me. So just take care of your hair and it will reward you. I've cut my hair all my life and it's always grew back. My hair was below the bra line, and I always kept it cut just below the shoulder. It always reaches that same spot every time I cut it again. (08/26/2007)
By K T
The 'lauryl sulfate' and the 'laureth sulfate' in shampoos, the first main ingredients, are harsh and strip away the oils on your hair, leaving it more vulnerable. Baby shampoo does not have these in it so it is much gentler. Unless you have a tendency to very oily hair I suppose you'd like this. (08/31/2007)
Okay. Here are my pieces of advice! Practical things that cause hair growth and good hair health: warmth (summer, steam rooms and so forth), stimulation to the scalp, getting plenty of nutrients daily, and water.
My personal experience:
I had cut my hair to my chin one year and was horrified! A couple months later it was still the same length and I was about to leave for WA to go help on a farm (not something that I would normally do, but I wanted to get away for awhile). Before I left for WA I went to my hair stylist and she did a conditioning treatment and saw how long my hair was. I went to this farm and was there a month... I came back and my hair had grown at least 2 inches in that month. I believe it to be due to all the vegetables we ate. All we ate was stuff grown in the garden or raised on the farm. We had tons of squash every day and drank lots of water. It was an extremely healthy lifestyle! I came back and all my friends and family were shocked, my hair stylist was amazed.
Also in the summer my hair grows much faster than the winter, I believe that to be due to the warmer weather.
I have some friends whose hair grows like crazy, an inch or more a month is nothing out of the ordinary. Everyone's hair grows at a different speed. Also those with damaged hair are going to face problems due to hair breakage, but still your hair will grow!
If you can't eat that many veggies each day, try a hair vitamin: I buy mine from the salon I go to. It's called Nioxin. My friends and I have found it works really well. We notice our hair grows a little faster but it also feels healthier when we take these vitamins.
Hope this helps! (09/09/2007)
4today.com take the essential formula. I noticed it makes my hair grow faster, and I lose my appetite! Gee, who could ask for more :D (10/02/2007)
I use Main & Tail shampoo and conditioner found in the pet aisle at Wal mart, and it makes my hair grow faster and thicker. I also get the dead and split ends trimmed every 6-8 weeks. If you have split or dead ends, it slows hair growth. Don't wash your hair everyday, it dries it out and also slows hair growth. (12/05/2007)
I take horsetail too and it makes my hair and nails grow also.
Smoochie :) (12/05/2007)
I am pregnant and the prenatal vitamins that my doctor prescribed me were huge horse pills, so I had a really difficult time taking them daily. I asked my ob gyn (pregnancy doctor) what I could do about that and she told me that taking 2 Flintstones chewables a day would be fine. They have made my hair and nails grow. (02/04/2008)
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I was told by my friend who is from China that she uses milk in the shower. She pours a glass of milk in her hair once a week and leaves it in for about five minutes and that is how she got her hair to grow. Also, she would wear it in a braid to help it grow. Worked for her.
Brush your hair every morning when you get up before you take a shower (but don't brush your hair when it's wet), and before you sleep.
I heard putting warm olive oil on your scalp and wrapping with with a hot towel for a 1/2 hr makes it grow. No need to rinse. (03/30/2008)
Hi, olive oil treatments and main and tail horse shampoo and vitamins work well. (04/03/2008)
By Jewelry mom
Dr. Miracle's. It's the best, trust me. :] (04/12/2008)
I never had a problem growing hair. Being an African American woman I keep my hair moisturized all year long. I love to keep it trimmed. Really I would love to tell my secret, but all I can't say. Use Jojoba every other day. Every three weeks when you wash hair (Organic Roots Products), get a toothbrush for troubled areas and scrub so the scalp can get get circulation. Follow with hair mayo. (04/29/2008)
Just use Mayonnaise, it will really work with a good conditioner. (06/11/2008)
Green tea plain and simple. It helps your nails grow too. (06/17/2008)
My hair was down to below my breasts, and I cut it off about two and a half months ago to about an inch below my chin and dyed it bleach blond straight from brown. My hair is now 2 inches past my shoulders, so way longer, my hair is very thick and grows at a normal rate not all THAT fast.
Here's what I did: take about five thousand milligrams of biotin a day (no this will not hurt you, I have a cosmetology license) and use mane n tail horse shampoo every other day and drink a lot of water.
There is also a cheaper shampoo called silk solutions which also works. When you buy shampoos or conditioners anything with quaternium-80 in it will boost hair growth. So look for that. Other than that I have found my customers that don't straighten/curl their hair everyday have faster hair growth. So try to do that once or twice a week to let it grow if your hair looks horrible not straightened (like mine). Throwing it up in a pony tail and not putting heat on it will not hurt your hair. Just make sure it's dry, not wet. (06/17/2008)
I recently cut my hair to the style of Rihanna, we look a bit alike and I'm 19 so why not right? Well, I like to change my look every now and again, so of course I'm a bit bored with it, I have been growing my hair for about 5 months, and I've been using DR. Miracle's and it really works. Every time I use the hot grow oil and the red serum at the same time. I relax my hair three weeks later
each time, I do that every three weeks, over and over and it's always at least two inches longer in just 3 weeks! I'm very happy with the results. But to give my hair a boost I think I'll try the 5 thousand milligrams of biotin too! It can't hurt. My hair grows fast! Use Dr. Miracle's People! (06/24/2008)
Okay, I have a couple Tips:
1) Brush your hair whenever you get the chance. Do not brush when your hair is wet. This creates split ends. When you brush your hair it moves your the hair around the scalp, like you know when you shave your legs (girls) or your face (guys). You rub the skin where you shaved...and like 30 minutes maybe you can already feel hairs. The same works for your hair on your head.
2) Guys (maybe girls) shave your head real close. If your hair is thin and it's already short just shave it. Not only will your hair be THICKER, but I don't know about girls, but for guys shaving your head isn't that bad, it basically grows back with about an inch after the first 2 weeks, and it doesn't look bad.
3) Eat a lot of JELLO. It makes your hair grow faster and your nails grow, not only fast but stronger so they don't break as easy. :D So like a spoon of Jello in a cup of warm water and drink it, or put it in the fridge and make actual jello. They both work. There are plenty of ways to have good healthy hair but it all starts out with a good diet, but I'm not going to get into that because that's a whole different subject. Hope this helped. (07/29/2008)
Olive Oil, trust me people it works. I've bleached my hair for 4 years and it's perfectly healthy, even my hairdressers believe. (08/04/2008)
Drink plenty of water, take b-complex pills, eat jello, massage your head to circulate blood flow every day for just 5 minutes, and your hair will grow. =) Simple as that. =) (08/10/2008)
I have long, black, shiny hair. My tips: do not shampoo your hair everyday (a conditioner may help but not to be used everyday also). Do not comb your hair when still wet, brush your hair every morning before taking a bath and before you sleep, and avoid ponytails often. (09/17/2008)
Hi, I have some advice for you guys. My hair was really short and for years it would never grow and I was really upset. I always wanted long hair. I started using Mane And Tail horse shampoo, you can get it at Walmart or at Sally's beauty supply stores and it works. But the problem with me is that everyone says not to wash it everyday, but my scalp gets greasy. But I deep condition it a couple times a week and take vitamins everyday.
My sister told me prenatal pills work and they help make you really healthy too. My friend tried to tell me you can't take then unless you're pregnant, but that's not true, they just help make you healthy and make your nails and hair grow faster.
I also don't brush my hair, I use a comb because brushing damages it. Also don't dye it or straighten it a lot. Try to only use your straightener when you absolutely need to or you're going somewhere important. If you're like me, my hair looks horrible when I don't dry it or straighten it but I try not to when I'm not going anywhere. If your hair is fine, you shouldn't have it set higher than 370 degrees F, that is the worst. Hope this helps and if you have any advice for me, let me know. (09/19/2008)
Has anyone used nara hair oil? (10/09/2008)
I just cut off 7 inches of my hair and I really want it to grow back quickly. Where is the best place to get vitamins for growing hair. Also, when should you do the olive oil product. Do you have any other ideas to make hair grow faster? (10/12/2008)
By Natalie S
I've read all the comments and there are a few tips that are constantly being mentioned which I'm gonna try out for my self. I'm 16 years old and have been growing my hair for the past 9 months and yes I've noticed some progress but it's still not the length that I want. I'm lucky that I don't get split ends, I think that has something to do with genetics though, but I also do eat a lot of protein and straighten my hair only once a week. I have never actually used any conditioner in my hair ever, but I think that I might start as it is winter.
For all those who have recently gotten a bad haircut all I can say is just let it grow or try and make your current hairstyle work. Believe me, I have been through my fair share of bad haircuts, the less attention you bring to it the easier it is to get over. Also I would recommend using these hair tips, it couldn't hurt, although personally I wouldn't take any pills. (10/19/2008)
Trust me, I have had six kids, and had shoulder length hair. I didn't take prenatal pills for six of my kids, with my fourth child my doctor said I had no choice but to take the prenatal pills. Let me tell you, my hair grew from shoulder length to waist length in nine months. It was crazy, I couldn't believe it. It really works! (11/10/2008)
So do the horsetail pills really work? Should I get some and if so where?