Growing Hair Faster

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While you can't make your hair grow several inches in a day or week, there are ways to improve hair growth and appearance. This is a page about growing hair faster.
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September 25, 2011

Is it true that if you get olive oil and massage it all over your hair and leave it over night your hair grows faster and thicker? Please help.

By Amy

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September 25, 20110 found this helpful
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Go ahead and try it---that is all you can do. To me, it sounds awfully messy. People have a certain type of hair that is intended for them. There is an over the counter supplement that you can buy that is supposed to help hair, skin and nails, but I don't know if it works or not.

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June 20, 2011

I am an African teen and my hair has always been shorter than ear length. What can I do to make my hair grow? I stopped relaxing it. All I do is use cod fish oil and flat iron my hair. I am not happy with the results. I feel so ugly sometimes, when I look at my hair. It has really lowered my self esteem. I need a miracle.

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By KAS

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June 20, 20110 found this helpful
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KAS, I read this on a website: It said not to wash your hair too often because that will make it dry out an break off. Have it trimmed (just a little) every couple of months and use a conditioner every time you shampoo. Lots of conditioner and you should see an improvement.

I hate my hair sometimes too! But may I say without offending you to remember you are a beautiful daughter of God and he doesn't mess up!

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June 20, 20110 found this helpful
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Just like a plant that needs nourishment of minerals to grow abundantly and healthy, your head of hair needs nutrition also; begin by taking multivitamins and eating lots of fresh vegetables daily. In six months you should see your hair is longer. You must build up your body that's lacking in certain vitamins and minerals first before you notice improvement with your hair. Be consistent.

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June 20, 20110 found this helpful
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The vitamin that helps hair growth is Biotin. Get that as a supplement insted of a multi-vitamin.

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Not only will the dosage be more (than what is normally included in a multi) it will be alot cheaper.

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June 21, 20110 found this helpful
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Beauty comes from within, please do not define yourself by the length of your hair. Carol's daughter products are wonderful and helpful to strengthen hair. When my daughters went through the phase that you are experiencing, I allowed them to wear braids or twists. Also, place a note on your mirror to remind you that you are beautiful. Take the time everyday to find something that is unique that you love about yourself. God loves you and he does not make mistakes.

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June 21, 20110 found this helpful
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I know the troubles you are having with your hair. My hair always sat there while everyone else was watching theirs grow. Biotin has been mentioned, but you might also want to try Horsetail.

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It is silica but it is sold under that name. Nothing works overnight so you need to stick to a vitamin regimen. I think in a 3 month period you will start to see it is working!

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June 23, 2011

What oils make hair and fingernails grow faster?

By Sethy

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June 23, 20110 found this helpful
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I've currently been growing out my hair for almost a year, and these steps really work. This is what I've done and I hope some of these things work for you. :)

Hair normally grows about half an inch per month. So if your looking to grow it three inches, it will take six months. Six inches will take a year. But this can really speed up the process.

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1. Minimize using heat on hair. Heat + hair = split ends. It doesn't mean you can't use heat, it just means to use less of it. Instead of blow drying hair on high heat, try medium. Instead of straightening it every day, curl your hair with braids or by scrunching.

2. Hair vitamins work miracles. So does anything with bioton. And anything made especially for hair, skin, or nails. You can find these at your local health store. Just tell one of the women who are working there, you are looking for a vitamin that promotes hair growth and strengthens hair. And they will help you find what you are looking for. Not only do these help with hair, but they make your nails grow faster and stronger and they clear your skin. Hence, hair, skin and nails. :)

3. Massaging your scalp for 15 minutes a day stimulates blood flow and helps hair grow faster. Just take your fingers and give yourself a scalp message.

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Feels great too.

4. Use a hair mask about once a week to deep condition hair. Doesn't have to be expensive. V05 has one for just $3.99 and it works great. A hot oil treatment works great too.

5. Get your hair cut every six to eight weeks, and just get your hair stylist to remove your split ends. Doing this won't stop hair growth, doing so will stop your hair from splitting farther up and having to get more cut off. Just let your stylist know that you want to grow it out and only want the very dead ends taken off.

6. And most importantly, drink water! Lots of it! Eating well is also important. Make sure you are eating enough fish, salmon, and lentils. Fruits and vegetables are also good foods which keep you and your hair healthy. Its not so much on what you put on your hair, but what you put in your body. If your eating a well balanced diet, your hair should be silky, shiny and most of all, healthy as well.

And if your someone like me who had to go through that "awkward" faze in growing out hair, and finally giving up and chopping it all off, go to your hair stylist and tell her your frustrated and you are trying to grow it out. Hair dressers have excellent ways in cutting very little off your hair and really giving you a great shape so it can still grow out and look good while doing so.

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June 23, 20110 found this helpful
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I have always had healthy but fine hair, and then began noticing my hair was thinning out to much, my skin began to give me problems & as much as I took care of my nails, they began to break constantly. It turned out I had hypothyroidism and even with treatment. Ive not been the same. So rather than getting disgusted with myself, I began getting my hair & nails done more often & there has been an big big difference for the better. So my point is, it may & can be health or diet related, even the medications you take can do it to you. Either way take time to pamper yourself, because as we all know if we look good we feel good.
Have A Good One.
Cindy

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June 24, 20110 found this helpful
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I had to have my head shaved due to cranial aneurysm surgery in 06/2003. I take Vitamin E, Vitamin D and Gelatin. My hair is down to the top of my butt! I also get regular trims. Just the ends! Should I mention that I am 51 years young and my hair doesn't grow as fast as it did when I was younger. Good Luck!

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June 24, 20110 found this helpful
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I got a tip from my beautician to try prenatal tablets. I am far past the natal stage but she claims its great on growing hair and nails. You can buy prenatal pills in your pharmacy. I am not sure if you have a Krogers Grocery Store there, but that is where I got mine. Hope this works, I guess its worth a try. Good Luck.

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I had really badly split ends, so the person cutting my hair said I should cut it up to my shoulders to get rid of them. So I did, and I really miss my long hair. How can I make it grow faster and healthier? How often should I cut it? Please answer.

By horselover4

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July 11, 20111 found this helpful
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I have read that gently pulling on the hair will help it to grow. The directions were to run your fingers into your hair at the scalp and from there pull very, very gently. I have never tried for any length of time so I don't know if it will help your hair to grow more quickly, but it does feel good. Since hair grows slowly, it may take some time to see results. Good luck.

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July 11, 20111 found this helpful
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I've heard that taking Biotin supplements makes the hair and nails grow faster.

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July 11, 20111 found this helpful
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If you are in good health your hair is going to grow at your inherited amount of length each month. For the majority of people in the world that is 1/2 inch per month and there is absolutely no way to speed that process up. If you have health issues and/or take medications have your doctor order a full range of blood tests to see what your body might be lacking so you can take supplements he/she recommends if need be.

Since you said your hairstylist recommended you cut so much length off because of split ends that tells me (I was a hairstylist for 35 years as were both of my parents before me) that you need to be more gentle on your hair. Hair and nails are dead appendages once they grow out of the follicle/cuticle and once damaged all you can to is cut or try using certain products that will hopefully make them appear more healthy looking.

Use only a wide tooth comb when your hair is wet, a boar bristle brush when it's dry and either way start gently combing/brushing from the end of your hair up to your scalp. The less you fuss with your hair the better and protecting from the elements, such as a hat in the sun or bathing cap in the pool or salt water and air dry or minimal blow dryer use is a good idea too. Also, don't use rubber bands other than the cloth type meant for hair use.

Oh, and have a trim to remove any possible new split ends every six to eight weeks to keep control of possible future splits. Once a split starts it will continue splitting up the hair shaft until the splits are removed. If you are gentle you might not have to have a trim for a few months. I haven't needed a trim for over six months.

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April 10, 2013

I was wondering if there was a fast and easy way to get my hair to grow longer and faster. Also, is there a way to curl my hair without heat and special products?

By I love animals

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July 18, 2011

What can I do to make my natural hair grow faster, healthier, and long?

By Diane from Kampala, Uganda

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February 28, 2012

Is there a good shampoo to help your hair grow faster?

By RL

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November 16, 2011

I live in Sri Lanka so it's very hard to get extensions. I am eager to know how grow the hair very fast. I have naturally thick hair. I want to grow my hair longer in 3 days at least. I would like to know how to grow the hair 1cm a day. Please help.

By Clare from Sri Lanka

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April 24, 2011

I want to know if I can find a product that can grow my hair in only one month.
My type of hair is the one like the African American type black hair. Please give me an answer, about my hair very fast.

By Annia from Haiti, PAP

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April 25, 20110 found this helpful
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Again, Annia, there is no product that will make your hair grow that fast either. With your nails you have the option of getting artificial nails. But with your hair there is no similar option, other than a wig. As with your nails, vitamins will help your hair become more healthy, but it takes time. Hair and nails only grow so fast and nothing will make them grow faster.

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April 27, 20111 found this helpful
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The posts listed in this section are all terrific and right on! Also remember to not whip or snap your hair to keep it from breaking off. That is, use a natural brush and don't go faster at the ends. Don't ever let your hair blow in the wind, it not only drys out your hair, but makes hard tangles (sometimes have to cut them out), and again, snaps off the ends. Treat your hair like the valuable possession that you desire.
Good luck.

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May 5, 20110 found this helpful
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Again, the prenatal vitamins work on your hair too... Also for your hair, try a shampoo called "Mane and Tail" -- it works.

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September 26, 2012

If I dyed my hair a lot and got split ends and then I got a Mohawk with a ducktail and now it won't grow what do I do?

By Adrian C.

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I have fairly long hair, but it isn't dead at the ends. I'm getting it cut, but I want it long again. What are some tips to grow it faster?

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August 22, 20170 found this helpful

Some people's hair grows fast and some slow. You basically need to heat healthy to promote hair growth. At night you can try braiding your hair when you sleep. This works for some people.
If you want your hair long, why cut it?

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June 10, 2014

I am looking for how to make your hair grow?

By AC from Philadelpha, PA

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December 8, 2019

How can you grow hair really fast? My friend has trichotillomania (hair pulling disorder) and is really insecure about it. I really want to help her.

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December 11, 2016

This is a page about using Listerine for promoting hair growth. This mouthwash may promote the health of your scalp by reducing bacteria and yeast.

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August 26, 2016

This is a page about growing hair naturally. Having hair that is slow to grow or trying to grow back hair after an illness can be frustrating and seem to take forever.

African American Woman with hands in her long natural hair

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