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May 5, 2005

Does anyone know a natural way to grow my hair, my hair fell out from chemicals, and I really want to grow it back. Any suggestions?

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December 4, 20171 found this helpful

Taking biotin daily helps. It can be found near the vitamins in a drugstore.

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December 5, 20171 found this helpful

Gelatin capsules help.

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March 8, 20180 found this helpful

I recently learned of liquid Biotin. They get into your system a lot quicker than the pill form. You can squeeze half a dropper in Smoothies, Water and or squeeze it under your Tongue. Mind you the dropper will only allow you to fill it up halfway

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March 8, 20180 found this helpful

I watched Dr.Oz as he touched on the subject of Gelatin for Hair growth. He said any type of Gelatin infused pills or Capsules will not be as effective vs non gelatin pills

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October 16, 2012

I am looking for a natural rapid hair growth solution for a black African lady. My hair is very short of about 1 cm long and I want it to grow very long without using chemicals. How can I grow my hair very long without perming it, what home remedies will help me best to grow it very long?


By Phiri Z


October 18, 20120 found this helpful
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Hair grows at about 1/2 inch per month. Nothing you put on it will make it grow faster. Nothing you eat, drink, or take will make it grow faster. Perms, shampoos, oils - none of them will make your hair grow faster.

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December 4, 2010

Does anyone know a natural way to grow my hair, my hair fell out from chemicals, and I really want to grow it back. Any suggestions?

Thank you.



Naturally Grow Hair

I would try Pre-natal vitamins. When I was pregnant my hair and nails grew like crazy. I know it was due to the vitamins. You can buy them over the counter in most drug stores, maybe even Walmart. (05/05/2005)


By Sandy

Naturally Grow Hair

Go to health store and buy oil of rosemary. This helps grow hair. Also if they have plenty of merchandise you can look for a special shampoo with rosemary in it. I did it for my younger daughter. She looks much better now. (05/06/2005)

By Judie

Naturally Grow Hair

Maybe Rogaine would help you. I believe it used to be by prescription only, but now you can buy it over the counter, at Wal-Mart.
When you say your hair fell out from chemicals, was it chemotherapy or just tints?
I wish you the best! (05/07/2005)

By Alleen

Naturally Grow Hair

I am trying to find out the same thing and I learned a few things along the way. Vitamins and proteins are very important to hair growth. Your hair is made up of dead protein. So if you take some B vitamins like B6, it is said to help promote faster and healthier hair growth. There is also beta-carotenes, biotin, and green vegetables. I know there are more, but that's all that I can think of at the moment. Also, it's good to stimulate the scalp, by brushing it a lot at night before bed and doing a scalp massage. It really does help. Thanks. (05/07/2006)


By Crystal

Naturally Grow Hair

The suggestion about the birth control pills is maybe not a good idea. The hormones in the pills for some people can make their hair grow, but will make hair fall out for others. I have been taking BC pills for a while now and it has totally made my hair fall out. My doctor is taking me off them so we can see if my hair will grow back. I've been taking an amino acid (protein) supplement, drinking lots of water, and using Mane n Tail shampoo. It all seems to be helping along with stopping the BC pills. I'll have a much better idea of how it is working in about 6 months.

BTW, Wendy I feel for ya, girl. I have the same worries that you do. I hate when my boss walks behind me while I'm sitting at my desk. I feel like my bald area must be glaring at him. It's probably not as bad as you think. I know I make it worse in my mind than it really is. But try taking some vitamins or a protein supplement. Also, have you tried women's Rogaine? That has helped me. Didn't totally make the hair come back, but it did regrow some of it. Mostly, I think eliminating the root of the problem is the key. Sounds like yours was stress. Mine is the BC pills. Good luck!! (Oh, and the amino acid supplement is called AG Pro by Miller Pharmaceuticals. It's kinda hard to find, but I got it from It was recommended on another post on the internet and seemed to be working for the user.) (06/21/2007)


By Megan

Naturally Grow Hair

My hair fell out and literally stopped growing when I was diagnosed with hypothyroid disease. So I was treated by my doctor for this. But my hair still wouldn't grow back.
I am interested in herbs and among many herbs recommended for hair loss, was one called horsetail. I took two capsules three times a day and my hair started to grow in and actually grown in three weeks.

I thought it was my imagination too, but my hairdresser was amazed. Another lady overhead me and tried it with the same results. However, another lady tried it with no results.

Herbs are medicine and should be treated seriously. I was desperate and bought my horsetail capsules at Whole Foods Market.

Also, 1000mg of biotin a day really helps keep hair from falling out, my sister recommended this to me and it works.


Good luck! (09/09/2007)

By metroplex

Naturally Grow Hair

For those who want healthy hair and to grow it fast, use coconut oil every time before you take a shower! (11/22/2007)

By linky

Naturally Grow Hair

Try boiling nettles and rosemary leaves with a half cup of water. Use about 3-5 tablespoons, place as a leave in after every wash. Hair will get extremely thick, oil scalp with rosemary oil, make a conditioner out of avocado, garlic, eggs, and mayonnaise massage in scalp and hair. Leave in about 15-30 minutes with cap under heat or wrap with a hot towel for penetration. I'm black Dominican, who receives comments on my hair all the time. God bless you. Have a great day! (01/05/2008)

By Nairobi

Naturally Grow Hair

Hasn't anyone heard of milk? I drink tons and tons of milk. That will do it. Makes nails stronger too. (01/14/2008)

By Salma

Naturally Grow Hair

I read your statement and I have pointers to grow your hair.

  • Read ingredients! Only use natural hair products this will definitely speed hair growth!

  • Don't use products with alcohol, petroleum jelly, and mineral oil.
  • Only brush and comb hair when necessary, even then use wide tooth combs. This insures way less breakage.
  • Wear non stressing hairstyles; no tight braids, ponytails, weaves, etc.
  • Wash hair and deep condition at least once a week
  • You can also change your diet, try more fish, eggs, peanuts, green leafy veggies, oysters, clams, things like that.

Also I have some recipes and essential oils you must try. This has worked tremendously on my hair and the exact thing that's happening to you already happened to me. I've been growing my hair since July, since I started all over and my hair is past my shoulders now. So, OK here we go.

Hair Loss Tonic

  • 10 drops rosemary oil
  • 10 drops of lavender
  • 5 drops of basil
  • 4 ounces of jojoba oil
Apply to scalp.

Blends Recipe For Hair Growth

  • 2 drops thyme oil (thyme vulgaris)
  • 2 drops atlas cedarwood essential oil (cedrus atlantica)
  • 3 drops rosemary essential oil (rosmarunus afficinalis)
  • 3 drops lavender essential oil (laveandula angustifolia)

  • 3 ml jojoba oil
  • 20 ml grapeseed oil
Mix well thyme, cedarwood, lavender, and rosemary essential oils in a small glass jar. After that, add the remaining oils. Mix thoroughly. Massage recipe into your scalp for at least 2 minutes every night. Wrap head in a warm towel to enhance treatment. Leave on for 1 hour then wash out. Do for 2 weeks then take 1 week break then repeat.

Sample Blend For Hair Conditioner

  • 1 Tbsp. jojoba carrier oil
  • 3 drops rosemary
Mix in small bowl. Wet hair with warm water and then apply conditioner. Let sit for 15 - 30 minutes then rinse hair as normal.

These hair recipes were tested on alorecia areata patients, this disease causes balding and balding spots. These patients followed the same procedure and only 40% grew nearly half their hair back. The other percentage grew ALL or almost all their original length hair back, so I back this up 100%

Remember to always use natural products on your hair! Follow these recipes and happy hair growing!


By Amber

Naturally Grow Hair

Take rice (yes rice, any sort) wash the rice really well (of course saving the water). Take the water that you washed the rice with, and put it in your hair. Leave it overnight. Next morning, rinse it out. This method results in healthy hair!

Honey, egg yokes, and a spoon of olive oil, mix it all well on dry hair. Apply it all over massaging the scalp. Leave it on for an hour and TA TA! Your hair will grow in no time! (04/30/2008)

By Arta

Naturally Grow Hair

There is a shampoo called Daragen hair repair shampoo it is very expensive 17.00 per bottle, but it is excellent for hair growth also use mayonnaise and homemade egg conditioner every two weeks. Black ladies what we have to do is to stop perming our hair. Perms are chemicals, we need to wear our hair natural, nappy as they say and I am happy and nappy in the Nati. My hair is growing like crazy since I stop perming it. There is a good hair grease called Dax it almost looks black, but it has my hair looking really thick. Also make sure you take vitamin B. (10/31/2008)

By Belinda J L Cincinnati OH

Naturally Grow Hair

There really is no way for hair to grow super fast. But the shampoo Nioxin works well. I've been using it for a couple of weeks and I'm already seeing a difference. My hair is still fried and such, but I'm hoping to fix it.

Best of luck to you all! (12/08/2008)

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