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How To Grow Long, Luscious Hair

I don't claim to be an expert on hair, but since my own hair measures about 5 feet in length, I do know a few things about growing hair from personal experience.

I hope that you aren't expecting some miracle solution that will help you grow ten inches of hair in a month. Unfortunately, growing hair takes time and lots of patience. If you hear someone claim that they can do it otherwise, I'd be very cautious before taking their advice. However, there are several things that you can do to obtain healthy hair and speed up the growing process - if you're willing to pay the price.

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My lovely sister.

You may have noticed that women from the same family often have the same hair growth patterns. If you should see a woman that grows hair well, the chances are that the other women in her family grow hair well too. The same is true for women who cannot grow hair well. This is because heredity many times plays a big role in how our hair grows. In fact, my sister has extremely long hair and has written an article with pictures that describes her long hair journey. You can check it out here.

You may be saying, "My family members just aren't hair growers, so I'm stuck, right?" Not necessarily. Many times family traits are inherited because nutritional habits are also passed down. Nutritional deficiencies can be inherited just the same as hair color. The good news is the cycle can be broken, but it takes patience. With proper nutrition, deficiencies can almost always be reversed, but sometimes it takes several months or even years to completely reverse.

Curly hair is beautiful in it's own way whether long or short.
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Curly hair is beautiful in it's own way whether long or short.

If you have very curly hair, you may have a hard time growing it long. Curly hair rarely grows long, however, it's certainly not impossible. Curly hair is beautiful in its own way, whether it's long or short. That is, as long as it stays healthy!

There are several health situations that can keep your hair from looking its best. Thyroid problems, gastrointestinal issues, and even hormone imbalances. If you don't notice at least some improvement in your hair's quality after several months, you may consider an underlying health problem.

Thankfully, modern science has made it possible to get proper nutrition very easily without having to eat several pounds of the foods that contain the nutrients we need. This is through nutritional supplements. Even when taking nutritional supplements, make sure that you're getting ones of a good quality, or they just won't benefit. Make sure the supplement manufacturer has a reputation for good quality.

Even if you don't have a deficiency, proper nutrition and supplements can be used to boost you hair's growth rate. If you're wanting to add foods to your diet that will help hair growth here are a few you may want to try:

Barley: This nutritional grain is good for a number of things, but it's high content of niacin, a B vitamin, is essential for healthy hair.

High protein foods: Without enough protein, hair is forced into the resting phase, and is shed prematurely. Try adding more lean meats, beans or lentils to your diet. Protein is composed of the amino acids necessary to grow new cells - including hair. (Have you ever noticed how beautiful a Hispanic woman's hair is? It's because of the high protein from the beans in their diet).

Avocados, nuts and seeds: These contain high vitamin E, necessary for healthy hair.

Raw oats and bean sprouts: These contain silica, a very important mineral that is a must for growing healthy hair.

Sufficient fat: Many people automatically turn their noses up when fat is mentioned, but certain amounts of fats are necessary for health in general and for healthy hair. The key is finding the right kinds of fats. EFAs (essential fatty acids) found in foods such as fish, and pumpkin, are extremely important for healthy hair. Also, find a good balance from other plant and animal sources.

Here's a list of the supplements that will help you grow great hair:

VITAMINS: Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Biotin, Inositol, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12.

MINERALS: Calcium, Potassium, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Iodine, Selenium, Copper, Silica, Zinc, Sulfur, Chromium

HERBS: Sage, Chamomile, Catnip, Burdock Root, Horsetail

Get great vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements at local health food and/or drug stores, mail order catalogs or over the internet such as on eBay.

 

 

Here's Some Hair Tips That I Use:

  • Never brush hair when wet. This stretches the hair and makes it brittle.
  • Be patient when combing out snarls, use your fingers to break loose tough ones.
  • Shampoo the scalp well and the ends lightly. The scalp gets more oil, and the ends dry easily.
  • Shampoo less often. 3 or 4 times a week should be sufficient. This will keep from stripping your hair's natural oils.
  • Shampoo gently. Spread shampoo gently down the length of hair; don't massage and tangle.
  • Don't over-brush. Brushing too often causes breakage. Try using a high quality boar bristle brush; it'll be worth paying a little more for a good one.
  • Pin up or braid. Whenever you sleep or do housework, pin up or braid your hair to reduce breakage.
  • Use LOTS of conditioner, especially on the ends. Rinse thoroughly with cool water. For extra benefit, let set a minute of two before rinsing.
  • Deep condition occasionally by putting a thick layer of conditioner on hair then covering with a thermal shower cap. Blast with a hair dryer a few times, then let set. Rinse with cool water.

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Copyright: Carisa Gourley

Click on the highlighted title below to view Part II of this series of articles, "Tips and Tricks for Growing Long, Strong and Healthy Hair," which covers deep conditioning and other handy tips for growing long, beautiful hair.

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Comments 233 comments

MsSully 7 years ago

Thank you for the tips. My sister actually has gorgeous flowing long blond hair and just 2 years ago I did as well, but on a hot summer day I decided to chop it off into a bob. Which, I loved, but now miss my long blond hair.

I definitely know there are no miracles supplements. Thank you for your tips, I think I'll find them most helpful and will definitely be trying them. I've recently gotten on a major health kick, so I'll use some of the food tips within my diet and I think, other than that, your biggest tip is to take good care of the hair you have, which I will most definitely attempt to do.

Thank you again for the advice. I'm in this for the long haul. My hair does tend to grow a little faster than others. I chopped my hair off at the beginning of August and it was at my chin, now the front is only a half and inch from my shoulder and the back that was stacked is about 2 inches, so I think if I focus my energy into taking care of the hair I have, then I can keep myself from getting impatient and chopping it back off.

I do have one other question. I'm not sure of your hair type, but my hair is naturally very straight and while I have a very thick head of hair, my strands are actually very fine. Do you recommend any specific shampoo that can help keep it well mosturized and healthy withou weighing it down?


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blessedmommy 7 years ago from Oklahoma City Metro, Oklahoma Hub Author

Well, I too have very straight hair which is pretty thick near my scalp.  But as you can imagine, after it goes down 4 feet it tends to thin some, but thankfully, it still is thick enough that you can't really tell it.  As for the shampoo, you'll probably laugh,  but I use Suave 2 in 1 Smoothers for KIDS!  (It has to be Smoothers). It cleans my hair effectively without drying it out.  The conditioner that I just love and that I get great results from is Dove.   It has weightless moisturizers and it leaves my hair feeling like silk, and don't weigh it down.  I buy the economy size and absolutely cake it on.  It rinses real clean no matter how much you put on.  Also, if your hair already tends to grow fast, I'd imagine that you'd really get great and fast results from HSN-W (Hair, Skin, and Nails formula) from Nature's Sunshine.  (You'll have to type in HSN-W into the Nature's Sunshine search box because my link didn't work right). It's the link above that says, " Here's probably the closest thing you'll find to a miracle in a bottle."  This link is for convenience only, I will not make anything for selling it.


MsSully 7 years ago

Thanks again


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Rhym O'Reison 6 years ago from Crowley, Tx

This is a great hub! I learned alot and plan to try some of the supplements for my mane. Thanks.


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blessedmommy 6 years ago from Oklahoma City Metro, Oklahoma Hub Author

Great! Glad you liked it, Rhym! Thanks for visiting.


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Susan Ng 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Hi, blessedmommy. I've been wanting to make my hair soft, shiny, and straight again. :-) Would you recommend do-it-yourself-at-home hair spa treatments? If so, how do I choose which product is best for my type of hair?


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blessedmommy 6 years ago from Oklahoma City Metro, Oklahoma Hub Author

Hi Susan!  Obviously, I would need to know more about your hair type to be precise, but I will give you a few pointers.  If your hair craves mouisture, use hot oil treatments once or twice a week and deep condition at least once a week on top of your regular conditioning.  (See directions above on deep conditioning).  If your hair just seems dull and lifeless you may need to really take your supplements religiously.  Also, this may sound gross, but it's very effective and healthy regardles of your hair type and after just a few applications you may start to notice a huge difference... a mayonnaise and egg treatment is very beneficial.  Take freshly washed hair and apply mayonnaise mixed with an egg.  Use about twice as much mayonnaise as you would on your normal conditioning.  Cover with a disposable shower cap and let set for about an hour.  After setting, rinse thoroughly and completely.  Now wash a couple of times with a mild two-in-one shampoo/conditioner.  Let dry naturally and don't brush until almost completely dry.


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Susan Ng 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Duh! *slapping my forehead* I'd completely forgotten about that mayonnaise and egg treatment! Someone told me about that a loooong time ago! :p Thanks! :-)

By the way, do the mayonnaise and eggs have to be room temperature? 'Cause I keep them in the fridge. :-o


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blessedmommy 6 years ago from Oklahoma City Metro, Oklahoma Hub Author

They don't have to be room temperature, Susan, but penetration is usually improved by warmer temperatures.  Just spoon out what you will be using and let it set out on the cabinet for awhile. Hope it helps!!!


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Susan Ng 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Thanks, blessedmommy. I'll give it a try. :-)


Samantha 6 years ago

GREAT. Thanks!


Jez 6 years ago

hii im 16 years old and i can seem to groww my hair out long. i dontt blowdryy it or iron it everydayy so i dntt what else to do. i just startedd takingg some vitaminss and i hope that works a little but is there anyy otherr advicee you could offerr ?

pleaseeeee =)


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blessedmommy 6 years ago from Oklahoma City Metro, Oklahoma Hub Author

Jez,  My best advice is to follow what I've written above and have lots and lots and LOTS of patience ;)  You'll have long hair before you know it!


Jez 6 years ago

lol its so hard thoughh lol ill tryy thankss alottt =]


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Decrescendo 6 years ago

Interesting tip. Do you have any new updates coming?


danielle 6 years ago

Taking pills is a great way to grow you hair I have been doing that for a while now and my hair is getting so long.


d-t-f 6 years ago

a oil that speeds up hair up to 1 to 2 inches per week or two is called wild growth hair oil you can find this at sallys beauty shop or order it online.at

www.wildgrowth.com


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nashomega 6 years ago

Great HUB!

GREAT ADVICE!


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blessedmommy 6 years ago from Oklahoma City Metro, Oklahoma Hub Author

Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Danielle!

D.T.F. This was the first I've heard of that oil. Have you tried it personally? If so, I'd appreciate a review. Thanks for stopping by my hub!

Thank you, Nashomega, I appreciate it!


Kina 6 years ago

My hair only grows to a certain length do I take all of those vitamins at the same time to make my hair grow? Iwant log hair so bad that I was wondering can they give me some type of shot in my head to make it grow.It's got to be someting in this world that can do that I just need to know what.


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blessedmommy 6 years ago from Oklahoma City Metro, Oklahoma Hub Author

Kina: LOL I don't know about a shot in the head but there are some very practical thngs that you can do that may bring you success. Try a nightly scalp massage for about 10 minutes. Follow the tips above and check out my other article for hair growing tips. http://hubpages.com/hub/Tips--Tricks-For-Growing-L...

Remember that growing long hair takes patience and persistence.

Happy hair growing!


**schmid's** 6 years ago

Okay i have very thick frizzy medium lenght hair and i won't to grow it out A.S.A.P. I am very impatient so i need a lot of tips so i can not just chop it off again!!

Please! and thank ya


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blessedmommy 6 years ago from Oklahoma City Metro, Oklahoma Hub Author

Schmid's: Thanks for stopping by! Check out the other article I wrote, "Tips and Tricks for Growing Long, Strong and Healthy Hair" for additional tips. You can follow the link to get there! http://hubpages.com/hub/Tips--Tricks-For-Growing-L...


mary 6 years ago

hi im lookin 4 a bit of advice im 16 an im 5ft1 iv got hair down to my knees its very shinny an soft but very very thin iv constantly got it in a bun coz it looks horibel down i cant put it up or curl it coz its to long an i cant have it down or in a poneystail coz its to thin iv been beggin my mum to let me have it cut an now shes said yes im not shure what to do with it i need it cut to about the middel of my bk have any body got any idears of how i can make it look good its a big change an im afraid to cut it now haha plzz help


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blessedmommy 6 years ago from Oklahoma City Metro, Oklahoma Hub Author

Mary:  I hope that you decide against cutting your hair.  There are supplements that you can take to thicken it up.  (See above).  It definitely won't happen overnight, but it can be done.  Meanwhile wear it up in pretty twists to keep it from breaking. Be very careful when brushing and never brush it while it's wet.  These things keep your hair thin.  Braid it into braids while you sleep.  I know that you said your hair is too long to wear up but my hair is probably as long as yours and I wear it up almost all the time in the summer.  My sister has hair that is about five feet long and she wears hers up often as well. (And hers is extremely thick). Please check out her article of pretty ways to wear your hair up by clicking here. http://hubpages.com/_19751977cnj/hub/How-To-Make-A...


mel 6 years ago

i love long hair and have been trying to grow it for ages. i just want to get it like 4cm longer is there anything else that helps if you just want it a little longer? some that works for all you guys with long hair. i can't believe that you got it past your hips. WOW how did you do that? how long did it take you? anyway plz help me i would like it to grow 4cm in the next 3-4 months. is that long enough?


ericka=] 6 years ago

I had long hair but then i cut it short and i NEED it to grow!! I'm 13 and i have thyroid so my hair sometimes fall and i have thin hair!! So can you please give me some tips on how to grow healthy and thicker hair!! THANK YOU =]

ericka =]


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blessedmommy 6 years ago from Oklahoma City Metro, Oklahoma Hub Author

Erika: First, the herb kelp will feed your thyroid and provide many necessary minerals. You can also go to a health food store and buy supplement combinations for your thyroid. Your hair may not grow properly if your thyroid isn't functioning right and if you are not getting good nutrition. An herb called horsetail will be great for growing hair and nails. Also, buy some evelopes of unflavored gelatin and mix it with water or buy it in capsules if you don't want to drink it. (MAKE SURE to check with your parents and doctor before taking any supplements to make sure it's ok). Meanwhile, just take extra care to not overbrush and style as this breaks your hair and make sure it is well conditioned.


Talia 5 years ago

hi am 14 and some boy at school cut half of my hair! it was soooo long but now its just bellow my ears! i always cry about and i want to know how long can i grow it 2 weeks or a mounth (if you can) thanks so much


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blessedmommy 5 years ago from Oklahoma City Metro, Oklahoma Hub Author

Talia: It takes times and patience to grow hair.  I know that's not what you wanted to hear, but if you just take real good care of it and follow the advice above, your hair will be back before you know it.

Oh...and stay away from that boy at school ;)  LOL


caitibug 5 years ago

blessedmommy does your hair grow as fast as your nails? i heard this somewhere but i don't think it's true because i think my hair grows kind of fast, but it's winter so my nails aren't growing fast. does this mean my hair isn't growing fast either?


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blessedmommy 5 years ago from Oklahoma City Metro, Oklahoma Hub Author

Caitibug: This is evidently a myth because I have never been able to grow long fingernails but I can grow long hair. It is true, however, that many of the supplements that you take to grow hair also helps you grow fingernails.


caitibug 5 years ago

how can i get hair that is thick on the head, but thins out a tad bit at the ends... something like selena gomez's hair?? is there a special way to wash your hair and part it to make it like that?? if there is could you tell me?


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blessedmommy 5 years ago from Oklahoma City Metro, Oklahoma Hub Author

Caitibug: Not sure what you mean....When hair is uncut and pretty long it naturally gets thinner as it goes down. In the case of Selena Gomez, I think she has her hair professionally styled and cut to lay the way it does.


selenagomez123 5 years ago

Caitibug: I know what you mean about Selena Gomez's hair. If you want your hair to be styled like hers, keep reading. Next time you go to your hair-cut place, ask if the stylist can give you lots of layers. That's all. But keep in mind, you might need to get your hair cut a bit more often than once every 5 months after you get the layers, so your hair won't look ragged. Your hair will look nice whether the length is long like Selena's or short like mine. You won't have to blow dry it every morning to make it look suitable for public, even thought the styling makes it BEAUTIFUL! It is a really cute style, though (my hair has it too). I hope I could help. :)


tori9349 5 years ago

I just wanted to thank you for this wonderful page, blessedmommy!!I have been using your tips, and my hair is actually growing much faster than its normal pace! You have to be patient, but it works! I am so happy, my hair is beautiful and longer. My friend also uses your tips on hair, and DANG her hair almost trails to the ground! (But I guess, considering she's only four feet, that's not too amazing LOL) Once again, thank you!!! :)


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blessedmommy 5 years ago from Oklahoma City Metro, Oklahoma Hub Author

Tori9349: Thanks so much for the feedback! So glad that the tips have been helpful for you and your friend. Keep it up!


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Hub Love 5 years ago from United States

Lots of great tips on growing hair long! Long hair is a lot to take care of, but well worth it!


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LondonGirl 5 years ago from London

Great hub! My hair isn't nearly as long as yours (waist length) but washing it 3-4 times a week sounds too much to me. I wash mine perhaps 3 times a fortnight, and that's fine.


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blessedmommy 5 years ago from Oklahoma City Metro, Oklahoma Hub Author

LondonGirl: When you don't use styling products, such as hairspray, you can go a lot longer without washing your hair. Also, when you wear your hair up you can go a lot longer. But if you wear it down all the time and use styling products it is good to wash it 3-4 times a week (especially to condition it). I wear my hair up pretty often so I don't have to wash it as much as that either.


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LondonGirl 5 years ago from London

I never use hairspray, mousse, etc. Nor do I use a hair dryer. I reckon hair looks best when it is healthy and naturally shiny, and using those types of things dulls the hair.


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blessedmommy 5 years ago from Oklahoma City Metro, Oklahoma Hub Author

Good for you, LondonGirl! I never use hair dryers either. I use hairspray occasionally when I wear my hair up so that my baby hair don't go everywhere but that's it. My hair is also very naturally shiny.

Thanks for sharing your tips!


lale1 5 years ago

hello, i was just wondering if you know how long would hair grow in 6 months? what kind of a style would it be ? _thank you


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LondonGirl 5 years ago from London

Most people's hair grows about 1/2 inch a month.


rico 5 years ago

muahahaha!!!!! i have the best hair


caitibug 5 years ago

blessedmommy: what are some simple things that will spead up my hair growth?? i want hair that is 6 inches below my shoulders, and my hair needs to grow 4 more inches to get to my desired length. im not asking for some sort of vitamin, or good diet recomendations because that's all i ever hear. i just want to know if brushing, combing my hair alot will help. will a certain shampoo speed it up. will getting my hair trimmed help. and if getting it trimmed helps, won't it soung silly to my hair stylist that i want 1/4 of an inch cut off?? cuz i mean getting that much cut off leaves me better off never getting it cut.


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blessedmommy 5 years ago from Oklahoma City Metro, Oklahoma Hub Author

Caitibug: You may want to check out my other article that gives tips for growing long hair. Please look directly above all the comments to find the link to it.


maddy 5 years ago

Thank you so much for giving out that information.I am 9 years old but that information really worked on me.I looked up hair groth on other web pages and its good to wash your hair with cold or warm water.you cant use hot water because it stresses the hair and cause loss of hair.I know you already said it but i just wanted to make sure im right.And thanks agian for telling that imformation i didnt know about growing.  


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blessedmommy 5 years ago from Oklahoma City Metro, Oklahoma Hub Author

You are right, Maddy! Hair should be washed in lukewarm water and rinsed in cool. I am so glad that you stopped by to visit and I hope this article helps you with taking good care of your hair!


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ratcliffe07 5 years ago

I want to grow my hair out...it is taking its time and is now a couple inches below my shoulders. It seems to grow and then just stop at a certain place adn then i have to end up getting a trim because the ends split...it never gets any longer that way :(...

I agree with the Hair skin and nail vitamins. My friend started using them and she came home with shoulder lenth hair from florida. I saw her a month later and her hair was a good four inches below her shoulder. I have known her for years and i know her hair does not grow fast so i was like wow! I am going to have to try those


supermum1961 5 years ago

This is a truly great hub. All women should take time to grow and care for their hair as it truly is our glory. I look forward to reading more hubs from you blessedmommy!


sedny  5 years ago

i followed the instruction and i have long hair.first idid believe much but i came to know that it was true.now i am happy with my hair


abi 5 years ago

i have a short hair..may i know what are the vitamins in capsules which is available in the philippiines and has a cheap price..tnx..godbless


MishaLeight 5 years ago

hey blessedmommy, i just wanted to know. you say you should wash your hair abround 3 or 4 times a week, but i'm 16 and my hair gets greasy and nasty alot. my hair is about 2cm pst my shoulders and i have to wash it EVERY night of it looks like iv'e dipped my head in the chip pan, i know its ''stripping my hair of natural oils'' and all and i want ot know will this make a huge difference to growing my hair?


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blessedmommy 5 years ago from Oklahoma City Metro, Oklahoma Hub Author

MishaLeight: If you have very oily hair or you use a lot of styling products, it may be necessary to wash your hair more often - maybe even every night. The best thing to do would be to limit the styling products and to wear your hair twisted up once in awhile, but if you're not ready to give up your style, then just be sure to wash with a mild shampoo and condition every time you wash. You may also want to do deep conditioning once or twice a month.

I used to have oily hair when I was younger and I found that using regular dishwashing soap followed by a good condition would get rid of lots of excess buildup and make my hair very soft and healthy. Just make sure that you don't do this more than once a month or so.


Raven 5 years ago

I love the information you have given for growing hair. It is good info. I have long hair, I cu off 16 inches in the last year due to it being so thin on the ends. So I am working on getting it thicker, I still have tailbone length hair. I use a mix of oils that I make up based loosely on the Scottish experiment on using oils to increase growth. It does help, I feel more relaxed afterwards too. I will be back for more great info.


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lifedancer 5 years ago from California

It's so good to see good nutrition being promoted for having healthy hair. Hair and nails can tell us a lot about our body's general health. Getting sufficient fruit and vegetables, the good oils and whole grains is usually not a priority for teenagers. If you can reach them through vanity, great!

One warning about kelp. Most are just dry seaweed. If you take sufficient amounts to be effective as an nutrient, you will be getting too much iodine and can harm the thyroid gland, actually stop it from functioning. Recently I researched kelp products and found only one, "Doctor's Best FibroBoost", which is tested for iodine content. It contains Seanol, Ecklonia cava extract, and only 13.3 micrograms per 400 mg capsule. Taking the recommended dosage of 3 capsules will still give you well below the RDA for iodine, even if you are taking a multivitamin. I don't have anything to do with this company. It was so difficult to find a product without too much iodine, I just want to let you know.

One more recommendation for reducing hair damage. Don't wear tight ponytails or other styles that puts constant pulling on the hair. This causes so much stress that the hair falls out before it usually would.


jadine 5 years ago

this infomation is very helpfu may i suggest that you also improve your fitness with more exercise to build sweat, sweating helps the hair grow! also boar bristle brush your hair research it on google and find out why this helps!

byeeee


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blessedmommy 5 years ago from Oklahoma City Metro, Oklahoma Hub Author

Kishla! Hello friend! Thanks for the encouragement and for stopping by to say hello. We don't get to talk much in person anymore so its refreshing to see you pop up in the comments. Glad you stopped by. Let me know if you start writing hubs!


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Very well done! A+++!!


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blessedmommy 4 years ago from Oklahoma City Metro, Oklahoma Hub Author

Thank you, kims3003!


WildIris 4 years ago

Beautiful photo of your sis. I had long, long hair once, almost to the floor. I cut it. I did not have many opportunities to wear it out, and when I did, it always got caught on door knobs. Your hair tips are right on. I practice most of them. I'm sure my hair would have kept growing and trailed behind me if I had not cut it to my waist. Thanks for the nice Hub!


Nikki 4 years ago

Great Picture my hair is really growing back iijust wish it was still its old length i really admire your hair tips.......


moobug234 4 years ago

I absolutley need to brush my hair when it's wet, because I leave the house before it has time to dry, and I already get up at 5:50 in the morning. Is it possible for me to continue doing this, but with a way to cause less damage? Also, I have wanted Repunzel length locks since I was 5, but I always get frustrated with it when it gets to my shoulders, this is why I have always defaulted to chopping it of to my chin. HELP!!!


moobug234 4 years ago

blessedmommy, do you approve of shampoo and conditioner that makes you hair grow longer faster, because I just ordered some, and I asked my styleist, but shortly after that, i found your hub, and i thought i btter ask you too!

i also wanted to say thank you for your great tips.


moobug234 4 years ago

How do I grow out layers without looking ragged? =)thank ya


4 years ago

you are a hair-growing genius!!! 100%!!!


awesomehair 4 years ago

You are amazing!!! Nice one! :)


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blessedmommy 4 years ago from Oklahoma City Metro, Oklahoma Hub Author

moobug234: I know this isn't what you want me to say but brushing your hair while wet is probably the very thing keeping your locks from growing. You may need to come up with an alternative such as washing the night before or just get up earlier.

As far as the shampoo and conditioner it may make your hair healthier but I still say that the consistency of taking good care of your hair over the long term will be your best bet. Growing long, beautiful hair just don't happen overnight. If there was a miracle in a shampoo bottle I'm thinking that there would be a whole lot more people walking around with long hair. It won't hurt to use the product and you may even find that it will improve your hair's texture, but your best bet is a whole lot of patience. Thanks for the comments!


moobug234 4 years ago

Thank you SO much. Funny thing, I was thinking about washing my hair at night, because I was actually finding dirt on my pillow!!! Gross, right! :P :):)


Nicky 4 years ago

I have started seeing my hair grow since the last time i had to cut it, however my job requires my hair to be up. so ever day 5 times a week a need to put my hair up. what are some tricks to stop breakage. or tricks in putting in it up to reduce damage?


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blessedmommy 4 years ago from Oklahoma City Metro, Oklahoma Hub Author

Nicky...Putting your hair up actually promotes hair growth because it "stops" breakage! (I wear mine up almost all the time at home). When your hair is all bound up together it reduces the chance of it breaking off. It's kind of like when you have a single strand of thread it's easy to break but if you bind together about 60 strands it's very hard to break. It's the same way with hair. However, the way you put it up may damage it if you aren't careful. Don't use excessive bobby pins and make sure bobby pins are rubber coated at the tips. The way I do is just twist mine up in a layered roll and hold it with jaw clamps. Another really good option is to braid your hair first and then pin up your braid. Hope this helps!


Lobbie 4 years ago

Hello, blessedmommy! Thank you so much for all the information to grow your hair long! I have a question that you may be unfamiliar with, but if you have any advice about it, I would really appreciate your opinion! Is using body art quality henna on your hair a plus for helping it grow? I hear it can make your hair very thick and stronge! What is your veiw on Henna?


AfroChic 4 years ago

Hi Blessdmommy, I have been sitting under my hairdryer with a shower cap and 1 whisked egg applied to my hair for nearly 1hr now reading your hub which I have found most interesting and educational. I am a Afro Chick and my background is Jamaican. I have been using hair extensions (weave) in my hair for 6 years now as I hate my hair being short. On a number of occasions I have tried to wear my hair natural but don't feel short hair suits my face shape so I revert back to extensions which I know is no good for my hair but looks and makes me feel Grrrrreat!. My hair as a child was a lot thicker and longer but since I abused it with hair gel and slicked back styles ect, my hair became short brittle fine and weak and my hair line is thinning with some hair loss, so this was the reason for me hiding under weaved styles. Anyway as of lately I have been focusing on my health and fitness and last night decided to remove my hair extensions in order to start my hair growth plan which I am keeping a picture and video diary of. so I plan to stay away from hair weave!!! I plan to wash my hair once a week using a Avalon Organics Volumizing Shampoo, Rosemary which is enriched with Wheat Protein + Vitamin E, Panthenol & Arginine. I then plan to use the egg treatment once a week I did not add the mayonnaise though is this needed or can I use the egg on it's own? I do like the sound of the mayo & avocado treatment also so may wash hair twice a week to incl this treatment. Then use Castor Oil with drops of Rosemary oil to lotion my hair. I need to find some braided styles to start the process. Anyhow the only problem I might face is when it's time to get dressed up in my gladrags! I was thinking of buying a wig to wear on those nights out with friends until my hair quality improves HMMMMM what do you think?

So Blessedmommy I know your not of Afro origin and our hair challenges are different but I thought I would share with you my story I'd best go rinse the egg out now not forgetting to use cool water as I normally would use hot! Thank you for your tips and advice I will keep you updated with my hair growth...lets see how long I can stay away from

the WEAVE! LOL


rayray 4 years ago

i have a thyroid but my hair keeps falling out...i just want to know wll it continue faliing out untill i become balled or if it will stop evntually


Alora 4 years ago

hello blessedmommy!!!

your tips are quite similar 2 the ones on profrssional websites so you r obviously correct (i guess LOL)

but does straght ironing my hair cause damage or is it ok??!!


kim 4 years ago

Hello, thanks for all great tips, herbs, and mineral and vitamin supplements. I have a medium amount of thickness to my hair and the texture of my hair is very fine, but it tends to curl easily with a little gel, applied when wet. Naturally, it has wave to it. I am 35, and I notice when my hair was longer, it was not as full as in my mid-late 20's. Wondered if this occurs w/age (I heard it can). Now I recently chopped it into a bob, and I want to grow it long and healthy again.

I currently take a B-vitamin complex, multi-vitamin, silica, Beta-carotene, vit d, zinc, & c. Wondered if vitamins you mentioned are OK to take as supplements in addition to your daily diet..how much of one vitamin is harmful, etc. Also, do have any advice on growing hair faster, or is it matter of patience?

Thanks in advance, u can reply to:

flirty_girl4u@hotmail.com, or here.

:o)


Perferct 4 years ago

my hair grows very slow and its very thick i hate that is there anyway u can help me ??????????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


heather 4 years ago

My hair won't grow. I haven't cut it in two and a half years, i used to straighten and dye it a lot and it never got longer. Now I stopped straightening and dying it but it's damaged. I just got an inch trimmed off to get rid of the split ends, but i still find some split ends and some parts are dried out and damaged. I don't know what to do now. Everyone says the only way to get your hair to grow is to get rid off all the split ends and damaged parts, but in order to do that, I would have to shave my head and start all over and I really do not want to do that, I don't want to get any more cut off it's already so short.

What should I do? Do I have to shave my head? is there any other option?


sorinna 4 years ago

hi my hair was to my butt then i cut it to shoulder length and i want it to grow back wat should i dooo?


debs :X xxx 4 years ago

as for both of you to - trim your hair every month . Wash it Monday,Thursday,Sunday NO MORE !!! AND DON'T THINK ABOUT YOUR HAIR , GET A NEW HOBBIE . I have hair 1 inch below my shoulders , but DON'T think about it x


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blessedmommy 4 years ago from Oklahoma City Metro, Oklahoma Hub Author

debs: Why trim off the progress of growth? Trimming hair will not help it to grow; that is a myth...it grows from the roots. The key is keeping the hair (especially the ends that are prone to splitting) very well conditioned. My hair is to the back of my knees and hasn't been as much as trimmed an inch in over 20 years.


hayley 4 years ago

does fish oil help you hair grow?????????????


Michelle 4 years ago

To all you girls out there who have died they're hair so much it's completely fried.

Check out these products over the internet

Elumine Hair Site has a shop locater.

CHI silk infusion

ENJOI Repair Conditioner

ENJOI Hydrating Shampoo

Elumine

You're done. =)

I have extremely short hair that I'm trying to grow long, and these products are keeping my hair from dying, so I don't need a trim often =)


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heart4theword 4 years ago from hub

This is a great hub! You shared things about growing long hair I haven't seen or heard before. I did think as you said, some people are born to have long hair, it's in their genes:) Great Job!


marie 4 years ago

I have waist length hair, I never use heat and 90% of the time its in a bun, but I do get highlights roots only 2x a year. What helps with me is only washing 2-3 times a week, only using sulfate free shampoo on scalp only, and conditioner from ears down. I sometimes do not wash the conditioner out and bun my hair and leave it in until the next wash. Macadamia oil is an excellent product too, well worth the money.

I also have hypothyroidism and am on thyroxine, you need to to take the meds on an empty stomach with a glass of water and not eat anything for the next hour (I am also an RN) this will allow proper absorption into the body, I grow just over half inch a month, my hair is still thin but is thickening up, MSM also helps with thickening the hair and helping it grow.


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Research Analyst 4 years ago

This is great, such lovely long hair, thanks for sharing these wonderful tips.


Gina 4 years ago

After reading ur article I def plan to try what I can.... But is it pointless for me? Thin hair does run in my fam, and I have super fine curly hair! I can get length but not healthy. It falls out by the handfuls, I feel I eat fairly healthy, only shampoo every other day or so, and cake on frizz serum conditioner and let it sit for 5-10 min and only rinse 90% out also deep condition every 2-3wks... I'm s.o.l. arnt I?


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blessedmommy 4 years ago from Oklahoma City Metro, Oklahoma Hub Author

Gina, Try taking horsetail herb and/or hair vitamins religiously. You may just be deficient on key nutrients that strengthen hair. The fact that it runs in your family may show inherited deficiency. Give it at least six months to start noticing improvement. Remember, you are trying to restore your body with needed nutrients so you MUST be consistent!


thinhair 4 years ago

I have really thin hair and im like thirteen

conditioner is really bad for you ive heard cos it has chemicals that damige yur hair so its okay once a week or soo... what should i do to make my hair thiker cos my mum has thin hair and my dads bald!


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blessedmommy 4 years ago from Oklahoma City Metro, Oklahoma Hub Author

thinhair: I don't know where you heard that conditioner is bad for your hair but I'm afraid that you've been terribly misinformed. The truth is conditioner of some type is a must if you want to grow long and strong and "thick" hair. If your family doesn't use it this could be why your hair is so thin. When hair is not conditioned properly it becomes dull, lifeless and brittle.

If you are not wanting to use a conditioner with chemicals there are other more natural ways to condition the hair. Apply mayonnaise and eggs and let set for 20-60 minutes and then wash thoroughly with shampoo. Also, coconut oil at the roots and ends may be beneficial.


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technorican 4 years ago from Houston

I'm latina but I guess I don't eat enough beans. :)


Smiley Miley 4 years ago

BEANS ??!! really

but i also use ' Just for Me'

hair milk with soymilk & honey

that still does not tell me how i can grow my hair befor gradustion


Maria 4 years ago

Iv'e been trying to grow my hair out long for a very long time now. I would like it to be down to my waist but right now it's just a few inches lower than my shoulders. My mom recommended monthly trims and to mix coconut oil with moska oil and apply to my scalp. Iv'e already noticed it longer and it's already been a few weeks. yay!


Ben Bowling 4 years ago

This is a great article on how to grow long, healthy hair. Many women come into our salon asking about secrets to growing out their hair, and as you described, the only secret is to treat it well and keep it healthy! Glad I found your site. Feel free to visit mine as well.


Beca 4 years ago

Hey, I was justing wondering, but on sunny days, does the sun grow your hair out? Cause I dont get outside alot cause it usually raining or its like 30 degrees outside... I want to grow my hair long before december because I have a semiformal-dance and I thought I would look beautiful with somewhat long curly hair :) ty if u reply!


Lucy 4 years ago

I have hair problems over 3 years already and dont know how to fix it! My hair is falling a part and literally im not talking about 5-10 single hair a day..

I did try rogaine agree doesnt work as good as they advertise tried for 3 month no results no effect "nothing" and other chinese herbal seems to be BS..

Im from CANADA and a lot of products are prohibited here.. If product can not pass customs most likely its not original.

If there is any one else who tried lida hair restoration please advise, let me know further results!

I really want to try something that is working..

Thanks Lucy.


ann29 4 years ago

I had blonde/strawberry hair a little bit past my chest and i got fed up with it so i cut to just below my shoulders.... and I HATE IT. My hair i naturally straight and i straighten in the morning now cuz the ends flip out and it just look horrible on me also i cut my bangs too which i hate... i was just wondering if i there is a way to grow like 1-3 inches in a month i know it takes time but i hate it. Does the wild hair oil product actually work?

please help!!!!


nethu 4 years ago

awsome


Elisse 4 years ago

Hi! uhm. i have a problem about my hair. last 2008, I permed my hair. This cause a lot of damaged to my hair. And i am experiencing having a hard time to grow it back fast.Please help me. Thanks :))


AshyKate 3 years ago

My hair is really getting me down lately :9 its so thin and it is falling out and just won't grow and I'm only 16!

I have heard that massaging the scalp with coconut oil, rosmary oil and aloe vera infused with specific herbs helps hair grow, if this is true, I was wondering is it ok for me to use say rosmary oil one day, coconut another etc ? Also somebody told em that emu oil in shampoo and conditioner can help thicken hair is this true? I am desperate to try anything, also can I take the vitamins etc with blood pressure medication, is it safe?


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OpticIllusions 3 years ago from United States

Blessed Mommy, you make some great points about growing long hair but i'll have to ask you to reconsider the statement "curly hair rarely grows long" Reason being, google Teri Laflesh


zinnia yasmin 3 years ago

hi ma name is zinnia,,,,

ma hair can't grow faster.....

for long time it just not growing.....

one of ma friend who has a short hair than me but now days she has a long hair than me.....

now um very upset what to do with ma hair.....

plz help me!!!!!


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blessedmommy 3 years ago from Oklahoma City Metro, Oklahoma Hub Author

OpticIllusions: My statement was that it "rarely" grows long not that it is impossible.


Diamond 11 yr old 3 years ago

pleas tell me u can grow ur hair in 3-4 months and expect at least 4 inches of hair hellllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllp meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee?


Lucay 3 years ago

hey i really like your tips, i have really thin hair just below my neck, and i really want to grow it out, ive been growing it for years and it hasnt made it longer, i really want my hair long for graduation in 11 months, thanks, lucy x


Emma 3 years ago

Hey, sorry this might be a little long LOL.

Ok, so i am 13 and in October i got a brazilian keratin treatment(i believe that is what its called) it straightens your hair for 4 months.

Its been around 3 months now and i am pretty sick of my straight hair, i miss my curly red hair.

Any tips on removing this treatment or speeding up the process?

Question two: haha, so since i was in like 2nd grade i have kept getting my hair cut to a short bobish haircut, but i really want to like make a change and grow it long, right now it is about probably 1/2-1 in past my shoulder, how can i speed up the process, like any certain way to wash hair?

Thanks, just tell me any tips if you have any, thank you so much

- Emma :)


ally 3 years ago

i want to grow long hair anddont knw to i want to grow it natrual


lcm54 3 years ago

omg that is some great advice

and yes curlky hair is pretty btw my sister's hair is so long it is down to her hips


mandy 3 years ago

Blessed mommy, it sure is nice to read post from a person who is knowledgeable in the subject matter as well as concerned and helpful to others. You give wonderful advice , very detailed and informative!

I would now like to return the favo, and give you a little advice....write more! What I mean is your bright

Interesting accurate and easy to understand. I for one would buy a book that you wrote because you can also sense honestly and caring in you writing. That is hard to find. I hope you do and I hope it is on all kinds of topics! Good luck. Mandy


mandy 3 years ago

Sorry about the spelling mistakes above. Im on my phone. The keys are to tiny! :)


Jessica 3 years ago

I love the idea of the rapid oil hair growth in the comment erlier,which i think would work for this, but how could i grow my hair past my feet and still keep it healthy? i'm 11 years old and my hair is a few inches past my shoulders. how long will this take. trust me, i'm not being in patient!


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blessedmommy 3 years ago from Oklahoma City Metro, Oklahoma Hub Author

Thank you, Mandy, your comment is so much appreciated! Writing is truly one of the things that I most enjoy. Thanks for the encouragement!


Jssica 3 years ago

OOPS. sorry about the Exclamatin point. i hope you dont think im yelling at you.


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blessedmommy 3 years ago from Oklahoma City Metro, Oklahoma Hub Author

Jessica, I didn't think you were yelling, sweetie, I just don't know what else to tell you other than what is already written above...unless you check out my other article about long hair. It has tips on how to grow it long.


Jessica 3 years ago

ok! thx!


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gabgirl12 3 years ago

Oh my goodness! I know this hub has been here for awhile but this information is great! Thanks!


Jessica 3 years ago

I have been thinking alot about what d-t-f said. With that oil, mathmaticly, I could grow my hair 70 feet in 18 years!


Jessica 3 years ago

Oh! Would that be a hasel to care for for? Should I do 18 feet instead? I sure think so! It is soooooooooooo unrealistic to have hair as long as Repunzle's!!!!!!!!!!!!


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blessedmommy 3 years ago from Oklahoma City Metro, Oklahoma Hub Author

Jessica: Your opinion is noted, but I'm wondering...If you don't want long hair, then why did you come to my article? This page is for those who DO want it. Maybe you should visit pages according to your interests? This is not a debate forum.


Katie Lovell 3 years ago

How Long DO You Think It Will Take To Get To My But If It Is Above My Shoulder's


Jessica 3 years ago

I AM one of those people who DO want long. Matter of fact, I want hair longer than most people. A whole 18 feet! 70 feet would be tooooooo long! 70! Big number! Your article would be really useful for 18 feet! Thats really long!


Jessica 3 years ago

I take vitamin B12 every morning and eat lots of vegies and beans. It has grown a bit longer and faster since I first saw this hub. I even always follow your tips. Even multi vitamins help my hair. I always set goals every 5 months for my hair. My hair got very lucious, and is getting longer, too.


yulissagomez 3 years ago

i take very good care of my hair, and seeying as im a latina, I eat alot of beans:p but I wanted to know if leave on conditioners can harm your hair. iknow im a bit late, but please answer.

with love and thanks for your great and helful page

God bless you and your sister.

atte; Yulissa


Typhiniii 3 years ago

oooh ill try someof these tips


Kayla 3 years ago

My hair got cut alot when i went to the salon to get it trimmed. IDK if it was cause i had alot of damage or she just didnt know i was trying to grow my hair. its in a weave now, idk if thats good or bad and idk how much my hair has actually grown it been a month but i have been doing whatever i can to make it grow. Idk why my hair hasnt been growing that much, well it as but i guess its falling out. its to my neck after i got it cut but i didnt get to see it that much cause after i got it cut my sister put a weave in it as soon as we got home. before it was on my back kinda but it wasnt very long. also my hair was curled when i got it cut so i dont know the exact legnth. when i was little i let my bunny out then i coudnt find it so i just left it out and went to sleep then it hopped onto the bed and it kept on eating my hair :(. But im still kind little now though


Kayla 3 years ago

I'm 9 heehee and i tink my bunny chewed on my hair wen i was 6 or 7...more likely 7


Kayla 3 years ago

I really want my hair to grow really longg


ryana 3 years ago

wow your sister is so LLLLUUUUCCCCKKKKYYYYY1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


NikkiS 3 years ago

I've been growing my hair out for about 3 years. It's in the middle of my back, and I always wear it up in a braid. It's in pretty good shape, but the ends are still permed from when I started growing it. I pick it out after I wash it, and then comb it into curls with a fine comb. I let it just dry, and then back up in a braid. I wash it (only) a couple of times a week. So far, so good, but I've got a l-o-n-g way to go. Thanks for all the great advice. You're my hero! If it wasn't for you, I'd probably still be getting monthly cuts and wondering why I had short hair.


maria shahid 3 years ago

my hairs are too short and they are not shiny.i want my hairs long;shiny,curly


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ESTHER BEN 3 years ago

Thanks, for the tips. Will defintly try them and will get back to you...


Great gobby:) 3 years ago

Everything here you said is great, but it doesnt really have that strong of effect on african american women hair. But once again it is great advice.


3 years ago

I just wanted to note that one thing that has REALLY helped my hairs health is installing shower head filters. There was a noticeable difference in my hair and skin's health immediately! That being said, I have LA city water, and live in an older building that probably has pretty icky pipes, so this might only help people who don't have great shower water. I didn't realize they even MADE shower head filters until just recently, but it is the best investment in my health I've made! I installed a KDF type filter first, and then a Vitamin C filter below it, then my shower head. The KDF filter is sort of like a Brita filter except they are capable of handling the water volume and temperature (this is key!!! normal faucet filters cannot effectively filter warm/hot water!), and the Vitamin C filter removes and leftover chlorine or chloramine in the water. Vitamin C is also good for your skin and hair, anyway. My lungs are also a lot clearer after showering, as I'm no longer inhaling aerosolized chlorine, so this my be helpful for those of you who also have sensitive lungs. Just a thought!


Charlene 3 years ago

This post offers a great deal of advice. As a kid my hair never grew past my neck. A couple months ago my hair reached 1/4" below my bra strap. Unfortunately I had to cut it up to above my shoulders due to the terrible split ends. I want my hair to grow back much faster than it is. I've always wanted to have long, flowing hair ever since I was 4. I'm doing everything I can think of. Please note that I come from a family of all types of hair and all lengths. So my question is, does this mean that some of us are nutrient deficient? I take all kinds of herbs and supplements and I just started using Mega-Tek (which is designed for horses but safe for human use). I know it has a great deal of protein in it and you must be careful about protein overload (which I am). However my hair seems to "love" protein and I counteract it with moisture. I'm in several hair challenges at work and on some of the hair boards. I want so bad to win. My hair grows anywhere from 1/8" - 1" per month. Why is this? Also I recently did a Global Brazilian Hair Treatment (2nd time) and my hair likes (not "loves") it. I'm also taking the Sacred Eden vitamins but not noticing any extra growth. I spent a lot of money on those-several months supply and still have some left!! I massage my hair for at least 5 minutes EVERY night and drink at least 2 litres of water per day. I only wash my hair once per week and do a deep conditioning at least once per month. I've been drinking protein shakes every other day. I'm a trooper, but I'm also very impatient and I hate to lose. Please offer me any advice that you might have other than what I'm already doing. Oh and I go for a 1/2 hour walk each evening for exercise. Is there any hormone injections that you know of or anything else that might speed up the progress of hair growth (from the scalp that is) :) Thanks in advance!


Harriet 3 years ago

Heyy!!

i am 14 i used to have nice thickish hair. my friends then made me realise that my hair looks thinner and now i cant stop thinking about it!!!!!! i dont care about length because my hair is by my waist i know that it thins out a bit towards the ends but this seems like alot! also i want to know how to keep from getting split ends and keeping them nice. my friends go on at me because i wash my hair allll the time once a day and they say it strips the oils from you hair and yess i know it does but i cant stand not washing it i wash it less in winter but in summer i swim everyday in the pool and i figure washing it everyday is better then leaving chlorine in it....help??!?!?!?!


Stephanie v 3 years ago

Hi

i have VERY curly hair i used to have it mid back but ever since i started college 2years ago i just iron it and wash it once a week and decided to cut it up to my shoulders to have a "new look" now i miss my long hair very much but i hate how i look with curly hair and it just seems like it just stays at shoulder length..hw many times a week can i iron my hair and still have it healthy?and does ironing my hair stop my hair growth?

Please help i really wish to have my hair length back

Ty so much


kaisha 3 years ago

well actually i had long hair since childhood but then had an accident in which i had to cut my hair since then there is no improvement in my hair always with the same hairstyle... im fed up plz help me... would my hair ever grow????


Make Hair Grow Longer 3 years ago

I am constantly letting my hair grow long to turn around and cut it off. I found that these tips are actually pretty helpful when I am trying to grow it out. http://www.vitaminsforlonghair.com/make-hair-grow-...


leila 3 years ago

As a child i had very thick hair. When i wuz 12 i got short layers and then it became a little thin but it wuz still thick. and then i did it again in april and it wuz okay. but after school reopened again i wuz pretty sick for a month and had to take antibiotics and steriods for my asthma for some time. after that it got a bit thin and then i cut it again. so each time its short its fine but when it starts to get long i tend to play with my hair a lot so i don't know if thats also the problem. so where can i get these herbs? and i also have mild to moderate ezcema so will these herbs also help with ezcema or just the hair?


Jessica 3 years ago

My daugther is 3 years old and her hair is pretty much thin.I don't know what to do with her hair because her friend who are same age as her and her hair is long and thick. I want my daugther to have healthy thick hair.. help please contact me

Xjmavila84x@gmail.com


narsheka 3 years ago

hey,im 12 and i had to cut my hair really short!! :(

but it has grown heaps the back of my hair is up to my shoulders but the front is shorter and really thik i hate it and also what shampoo and stuff do i use to help with spilt ends and dry hair please help me! =]


Sara Jackson 3 years ago

Hi, i'm Sara and i'm trying to grow my hair out, and right now my hair is very short. I kept cutting it but I stopped cutting it and right now it's maybe a few inches above my chin. Do you have any tips you could give me for growing my hair out long?


Elle may ransfield 3 years ago

This help heaps but im just orried because i am 12 years of age and i died my hair last year. From then i have died my hair 4 times.. and i want to do that a 5th time but i am scared it will reck you haven't given that answer, do you recon you could?


Camie Augastine 3 years ago

Hi iam Camie.... I want long hair ..... my birthday is going to come on december ...... i would like to know some tips for growing it

YOUR SISTER 'S WAS LOVELY !!!!!!!!!!!!!


Jessygirl 3 years ago

Hi,

I've always wanted long hair. But my hair has always been shoulder length or less. Mostly because I always end up cutting it or getting layers.

So I decided I wanted to grow my hair out. I have naturally curly hair, so I grew out all my layers and it got a few inches past my shoulders. I loved it! But, I still wanted long hair. So I went in for a trim and the lady cut it up past my shoulders:'(

I got fed up so I bought extensions.

Is this going to damage my hair so it wont grow as fast, or grow at all? They are clip in and I've only had them for a week or so.


Crystal 3 years ago

Hello!

Lotsa useful information here... after reading a lot of tips 'n' such, I've still had no luck. Here's my issue...

I am 30 yr old, Caucasian. I have ALWAYS had very thin, oily hair, to the point of having to wash it every day.

It has a natural wave to it that I do not like which in turn forces me to blow dry it straight & occasionally straighten it (maybe only once or twice a wk). My hair also breaks very easily, even when trying to be gentle with it weather it's wet or dry. I also try to wear my hair up when I can but pretty much all hair ties cause more breakage. Even worse, it's at this shoulder length where my clothes rub up against the ends. I have tried hair, skin & nails vitamins, various shampoos & conditioners, oils (which tend to make my hair MORE oily, even when added while my hair is damp after the shower). I also pretty much have to shampoo every day (b/c my hair is so oily) and I try to use a rich conditioner on JUST the ends, followed by a leave-in conditioner but I still have frayed ends that tend to get worse 2-3 hrs into the day due to humidity. I am just beyond frustrated!!!

I've been reading a lot about shampoos, conditioners, vitamins & other treatments but still have no idea what to do. Any guidance would be appreciated! Thanks!


katepollitt 3 years ago

i haven't cut my hair for 3 and a half years. it is down to my waist line. i want to get it cut but i don't know if i should.


katepollitt 3 years ago

it's really really healthy too. barely any split ends. but it's so thick i don't know what to do with it.


Camie Augastine 3 years ago

Only two more months for my birthday!!!!! and i am so excited but my hair is too short and i want it to be long..

Please give me some tips for growing it longer.......!!!!!


legacy 3 years ago

Hi blessed mommy ,im tryna grow my hair out i bleached it so breaks off my hair use to b

e to my butt now to my shoulders i hate it can you give me some tips anyone


Lucy :) 3 years ago

Helllooo! I love long hair! I have hair down to around the top of my bra (sorry, couldn't think of any other way to describe it XD). It is quite thick and grows average (1/2 inch a month). I am wondering if when it grows (2 years) to my waist it will stick be quite thick and how can I keep it healthy during the time I spend growing it?


jenniferdigregorio 3 years ago

i wish i can grow my hair back

itis up to my shoulder.

tell me a easyer way to grow that will be help full


SHELIA M. GIVIN 3 years ago

WOW, I have to say i have learned alot just reading some of your comment's,Thank You Blessed Mommy being a Cancer survivor i'm having trouble with the whole hair thingy and just happend across this page by chance,I also forgot the mayo and egg thing will do tonight THANX AGAIN


Brittany 3 years ago

I have been taking 6 pills every night and have seen a significant hair growth, my hair hardly grows and over the past month it has grown 2 inches. I take 4.5g MSM, 5g biotin, and a prenatal vitamin (Citra-natal) which contains omegas/fatty acids. I would recommend this.


annyi.smith 3 years ago

Hi

I want long hairs to be till my thighs but its growing very slow now its till my shoulders so pls say me a easier way to keep them thick and grow long.

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lindsy 3 years ago

what should i do if i want to have shot hair cause im hot blooded but i want my hair lared and strait and smooth my hairs real dry i dont usualy do nothing with it but my grandson inspired me to do something


curlz curlz 3 years ago

I just read this hub I am so gonna try it. I so used to have long hair but since I would have trouble straightening (my hair is super curly by the way) so I cut it to my shoulders.7 years later its only below the shoulders.....LOL.....I need my long hair back.....also I always brush my hair when wet because if I wait until almost dry o gosh I have a mess of hair all tangled...but now thanks to blessedmommy I have a different way of how to take care of my hair.....lets do this "long hair here we come"


INeedLongHair 3 years ago

So my hair is up to the top of my neck and i want my hair to beup to right above my chest maybe a little longer. Is it possible for it to be like that in like maybe a month or two?


INeedLongHair 3 years ago

So my hair is up to the top of my neck and i want my hair to beup to right above my chest maybe a little longer. Is it possible for it to be like that in like maybe a month or two?


niki 3 years ago

How can I make those short bits by the ears grow?


Charlene 3 years ago

It's me again. I posted 6 weeks ago and still haven't received any advice/suggestions/response(s) from the OP! There's been quite a few questions, yet no answers. Has the original poster gone on vacation or simply gave up on this website? I took a great deal of time and effort to ask questions and would appreciate some common courtesy!!!


jade 3 years ago

hey. would eating carrots everyday help? and do u know any easy hairstyles for school which can help? and does leaving hair down 2 school make it thin out?


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Bredavies 3 years ago

I am going to put this article under my favorites! I really want long hair!


poopybutt 3 years ago

thanks so much for your tips :)


Princeton'sGirl 3 years ago

I'm African American An My Hair USED To Be All Curly An Nice But My Aunt Messed It Up An Its Hard An Rough..An Its Not Growing Anymore...Its Mostly Breaking And Dropping.... Do You Have Any Tips On How To Get It Longer... The Mayonnaise Remedy Doesnt Work On My Hair.... I Use Sauve Kids- Smoothers... That Gets My Hair A Little Wavy Then It Turns Back.... DOES Braids Help?


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Tulsi Tuli Dey 3 years ago from Calcutta, India

i m an indian.i have mid length hair, its wavy,i have oily scalp bt dry n damaged hair. i then startd using olive oil coconut oil n lemon mixture. it startd wrkng slowly. bt nt efffctve for long. i even have split ends. in summers i have oily scalp for which i hv to shampoo my hair olternate days, in winter i hv dry scalp 1st n dn oily scalp nxt. i even have hairfall. my hair is lighter d area near my fore-head comparing to the rest.i used to have thick n healty hair. i use a pantene n head n shoulders shampoo n garnier conditioner. solution please?


happyfarm101 3 years ago

hello. I am in highschool and honestly I have a really big dream(obsession) with trying to grow long hair. My hair right now is about 5 inches past my shoulders but i have some problems. Its thick up top but thins at the bottom. it is very stringy and frizzy. I have been doing some of your tips like the mayonase and egg mask and not washing in hot water but im trying to descide what extent i need to go to for my certain hair type to get my resul;ts. I would like my hair to my waist. I also wash my hair everynight because if i dont it becomes oiley the next day for school. whats should i be doing to reach my goal?If there are some simple solutions or sugestions you may have please commet back!


Eva 3 years ago

I really liked this up.I used 2 comb my hair but after readin this,im going to get a brush.My hair is shoulder lenght and i want it to grow longer.lol


Candis 3 years ago

How did you get you hear that long


Dianne 3 years ago

Thank you very much again for the other informatioms!!!

God Bless you all!!! TC!!!! :D


Sarah 2 years ago

Thanks for the tips, I already had quite long hair, just past the mid back area, but I was concerned about maintaining it- having healthy hair and all that. I use to wash my hair every night and always combed it while it was still wet. Due to your advice I've stopped washing it every night and combing it whilst wet and now my hair grows soo fast, and I lose less hairs every time I brush, it just seems nicer too its less dry and alot shinier.


ravenmickey 2 years ago

thank you so much "blessedmommy" for the very informative hub. my hair was long last year but when my stylist retouched my highlights she used too much bleach making all my hair eventually fall out over time. prior to my hair falling out it had been growing very fast and was to the middle of my back in long layers. in order to make my hair even i had to cut it neck legnth. it's been almost a year since i've cut my hair and its only grown 2 inches total!

the texture of my hair is medium coarse (i'm a black hispanic) so i wash and treat my hair once a week with a hair oil and try to use the curling iron sparingly. something i notice is that my eating habits have changed since i've had long hair (i use to eat fish 3-5 times a week) as oppose to now where i eat fish seldomly (due to now living with boyfriend who doesn't eat fish at all). maybe this is part of the reason why my hair is growing back so slow or is this all in my head?


meme 2 years ago

my hair is up to my sholder but one inch long can u give me advice and i could give advice uh if u take showers in the morning that good if u do at night its also good if after not its OK well i do night time so year first i use shampoo scrub and wash and use shampoo again afther the wash then the first wash of shampoo is the brekfast of ur and and the secound shampoo wash is the lunch and use condistner as desesert up if moring use shapoo then wash thats it then take a shower later at night and do one shampoo and then wash then use condisner as desesert sorry about mis-spelling


lorenna 2 years ago

i had pretty hair.... i recently cut it... well shaved it all off exept1/4 of an inch. im thirteen and i donated it to locks of love... for the people with cancer.... do u hav any advice on how i can grow it back fast (like in 7-9 mon. an have it down to my shoulders .... my hair usually grows fast.... i drink lots of water and eat healthy....


aanee 2 years ago

hey..

in 19.. ive never had realllyy long hair just normal length..

i cut it short to a graduating bob cut... because they just wouldnt grow after a particular length.

ive tried most of the things youve said.

but i seriously need advice.

my hair get oily fast soo i shampoo almost everyday.. condition alternately.. i do oil my hair..

my hair grow reallllyyy slowly..

is there anything at all that can stimulate hair growth..

thank you :) :)


gleneke rolle 2 years ago

my hair is damage very bad a hair salon perm my hair and my is not to be perm cause my hair is natural and my hair is so blod in the middle what do i do plz help me it's lik some one shave it


Avika 2 years ago

My hairs are very small and drys very quickly. I had tryed all the methods to grow my hair. I am using clinic plus shampoo and vatika hair oil. Tell me what i can use to grow my hair faster....plz


leteshagordon 2 years ago

blessedmommy:i have been trying to grow my hair i tried braids and perm. my hair was a little longer before but i didnt know how to take care of it so half of it fell off my hair is not really short but its close to my shoulders i juss want long hair down to my boobs and im black so my hair does not grow really fast. plz help me can you tell me what kind of products i can buy at the store, and how long it would take, and what should i do. plz write back:(


Tracy 2 years ago

I have mid back curly hair and you got me to appreciate it again. I was about to try chopping it off to see if that would help with the breakage, shedding and general growth but I'll try improving my diet first. Thank you! :D


Norelis 2 years ago

Hi , I am 15 years old and I have been trying to grow out my hair. It usually gets to a point where it just stops. I'm getting a trim so I can have healthy hair and start all over , how do I get it to grow faster and without so many dead ends? I really want long beautiful hair but I just don't know how to take care of it. I can't take pills because my mom thinks its unsafe. My diet is pretty good. Help! Thank you.


Me. =P 2 years ago

Ugh, i really want long hair before school starts! So... I want to grow my hair to my ''mid back'' Can anyone help me?

Thanks for the tips btw :-)


Tamina 2 years ago

hey trying 2 keep this short...... i used 2 have very thick hair and i cut it in layers 2wice than i went for a straight cut got bored then went for layers then got bored and went back 2 straight cut aand recently got layers during thnxsgiving break. and i have been eating a ton of carrots 2 make it thick for the past year and its still not working. btw i also have asthma and was really sick 2 months ago and im sick now. so do these herbs help for that? and iz there any way i can make my hair naturally straight? it used 2 be straight then i started 2 make it wavy and now its like become wavy but i really want my straight hair back.


rylerr 2 years ago

dont shower everyday only every other day,trim split ends to keep hair growing strong


Kym 2 years ago

hiya blessedmommy I recently cut my hair really short, boy short tbh being about 1 to 3cms short and longest is my fringe as i kept that long. I have always had trouble growing it long and i really regret cutting it. how can i grow it long again? my hair is mega curly too :( i really hope i haven't committed hair suicide. :'( help!


Simona 2 years ago

Hi Blessed Mummy!

I'm desperate!

Long hair is my dream... But the problem is that I have very very Thin and dry hair, so it seems electrical and when I tie it , I don't have that big mass ! Now I have it to my shoulder, but still, I am not satisfied with its appearance!

Gimme some advice please!

Your hair is stunning!!!!


justine 2 years ago

hey i recently cut my hair off and now its about up to the bottom of my ear, so is there anything else that can make it grow to about shoulder length in about 1year or shorter. thanx =)


elenni 2 years ago

hello miss blessed mummy.. I'm 16 years old and i'm soooo sad about my hair.. there blonde straight but 2 years ago they were too long.. a bit higher of my hips..at the top were many but down down were not that much.. so my mum said i had to cut them :/i did.. and since now they havent grow at all!! i cut them again .. now there 5 inches under my sholder but they are very few. i dont know what happened.. also they are very bad damaged and i have many destroyed hair and some of them where cut off because of the treatment i mean nobody cut them they just broke up in the middle.. and the end of my hair are destroyed too.. i use very conditioner and i shower my hair 2 days a week. but still. the ends are destroyed.. :'( i need my long many hair back... also i have iron problems::'( plz help me.. in february is my birthday and my hair sucks.. i have to be pretty then .. now i use braids:(


Kara Keener 2 years ago

My hair is between the length of my back and shoulders. I really want my long hair back though. I remember when I was really little, like kindergarten, I had hair that went past my hips, both me and my momma did, then we went to Disney world, and momma wanted to get our hair cut. Luckily she knows how to cut hair, so it wasn't as bad!! But I am gonna take these tips to heart and use them!!! :)


laniwiles 2 years ago

46 years old , hair is thinning quickly over the last year, been taking some of the suppliments you recommended. different sights recommend different things.I take vit. b, iodine (should i also put the liquid decolorized form on my thinning areas??? can i over do it???? i take zinc and fish oil suppliments. i read the bottle of horsetail and it says ;men only??? the top of my head and front have really thinned, i had really really thick hair most of my life??? any suggestions other than what you have already posted??? please help!! thank you and God bless you. leilaniwiles@yahoo.com


Elizabeth. 2 years ago

Hey girl. I am 1/4th black, and I've been told because of that it's hard to grow hair? I have no idea if that's true or not. ( I hope not! ) Up to 6th grade, I had long, gorgeous, curly hair that I, along with everyone else loved. But the summer before 7th grade, I had it cut to look like Selena Gomez. -___- DUMB, I know, but ever since then, it's not growing as fast as I want it. I've read literally hundreds of tips. I'm just now starting to do them, and take viitimans for it. I was wondering if you have any tips that could help me? Thank you very much ! And I must say, your sisters hair is gorgeouuuus!


Jossy 2 years ago

I'm a black,i have pretty long hair of abt 15 and half inches,its black with some beautiful combination of brown hair which is not obvious,its thick and has a very good scalp,alot of people adore no matter the kind of style i do,i've being growing it since 2007 october til now and its till growing,how can i make it grow longer and faster,thanks


Cherbonolover65 2 years ago

HI blessedmommy i was wondering the tips on your sisters hair becaus my hair is shoulder length but i want it to be hip length. Any awesome tips?


Mark H. 2 years ago

My girlfriend is from Puerto Rico and she had some lovely long hair


M.H. 2 years ago

My girlfriend is from Puerto Rico and she had very long hair that was knee length. Then one day she went into a salon and chopped it into a chin-length bob. She is hot.


Daughters-hair 2 years ago

Hey my 12 year old daughter has short hair and i really want it to grow because she wants the styles you can do with long hair and i've tried everything.can you people please help?


katie 2 years ago

hi my hair short how do i get it really long i read your article and it as some great facts but is ther a easy


J.C. 2 years ago

My hair has always been on the thin side. Thank God I have curls that kind of hide how thin it it, but even with the curls, I still feel my hair is "see through." I've recently resorted to wearing lace front wigs in an effort to have the hair I've always wanted. I've often been very much into health and fitness and eat a proper diet with high protein, however it doesn't seem to do anything for my hair or nails which are just plain aweful. I had my thyroid tested thinking I may have an issue since both my mom and my aunt have irregular thyroids (one hype and one hyper). My doctor confirmed that mine is operating as normal and I am healthy. I recently bought a hair oil "Doo Gro, Mega Thick Growth Oil" which seems to be helping a little bit, or maybe it's my imagination. I also bought a box of Knox gelatin, which I haven't started yet. I am not sure if I should smear it around in my hair or ingest it. I also bought prenatal vitamins which I am afraid to take since I already take a daily multivitamin with fish oil supplements. I instead crushed up the vitamins and put them into my shampoo, which some other hair forum suggested. I am not sure if I am on the right track with all of this... I have never dyed or permed my hair. My hair is pretty much "virgin" hair. I don't use heat styling aids. All I do on a daily basis is spread some leave in conditioner and maybe a bit of curl serum and leave the house. Since I started the wig thing, I don't even really do that. I cover it in a nylon cap and throw the wig on and leave. However, I am worried that the combs in the wig may be damaging my hair... Please help and let me know if I am somewhat on the right track. Also, would you suggest I eat/drink the gelatin or smear it all over my head?


Lori 2 years ago

Hi... great tips!

My hair is like oily twords the top of my head but the rest of my hair is very dry. About 2 years ago I decided to dye my hair blonde (naturally red headed) I had very long, thick, beautiful hair. However, I didn't get my hair dyed professionally and bleached it so many times to try to get the 'bleached' blonde look that it totally killed my hair and I had to get about 6-7 inches chopped off. Now my hair is finally starting to grow again.. but there is getting to be a thin spot in the back of my head (my dermatologist told me its just a calic to not worry about it) But I honestly think it's thinning there, this happened before I dyed it so... I was wondering if the vitamins would help more hair grow in that spot and also if you would recommend me using Biolage hair shampoo and conditioner. Thanks for listening!


chantelle shephard 2 years ago

hi i have shoulder length hair i have died my hair like all the time and completely messed my hair up preventing groth ect i have now stop dieing my hair and i want to have long hair how can i get this fast !? xxxxxxx


Ashlee 2 years ago

My hair is about neck to shoulder length and is filled with layers! I had bangs for the longest time but just recently decided to grow them out. I have layers in my hair that are even shorter than my bangs. The results: messy, untamed, frizzy looking, losing my mind over hair. How do I get through this? Grin and bear it? Any styling tips that wont damage my hair so I can grow it out?


Brooke 2 years ago

I've been trying to grow my hair for a year and a half and I don't feel like I've really gotten anywhere. I trim the ends once every month, I use a wide-tooth comb, and I brush my hair probably twice a day max.


Happy Hair 2 years ago

I love your hair im 10 but its about 4 inches over my shoulders


Milla 2 years ago

Hi, I am 16 years old and I recently had a nasty haircut, leaving less than half of my hair just below my shoulders, and the top 3/4 is just past my ears. All I can do is tie it and braid it back, wearing it down it looks ridiculous. My hair is naturally blonde, pin-straight, and thin. I've literally done everything and I want to get out of this! I just got my hair to reach below my shoulders for the first time in my lifetime (my mom liked to keep it real short during my childhood, which I hated.)

I hope that all your tips help me out, I've been trying all kinds of things but my hair is impossibly slow at growing! I always eat healthy and I am taking supplements but nothing is helping speed it up just yet!

Thanks for a few tips I haven't heard about before as well, like shampooing GENTLY.

Is there anything else I should possibly know about?


gghgkhlh 2 years ago

Thumbs up if you think latinas are the sexiest beings in the world. They such natural beauties. With their long luscious hair they look like angels from heaven. Not to mention they are smart too.


yazmin 2 years ago

cool but what does itt mean like its -- this long were it says past hips......it's not even past my hips yet.I mean,i'm only 13 but cool information but my hair is long I have the seconed longest hair in my family because my aunt has the 1st longest.


Hunnybee 2 years ago

I want to grow my hair faster buts it's taking ages to grow!i am 13 and my hairstyle is a pixie hairstyle and it is doing my head in people make fun of me for it and I don't like it I would like some tips on how to get it to grow it is above my ear at one side and at the other it is at my chin!please give me tips:(


Skye 2 years ago

Hi. I'm a model and I need my hair to be at my waste by september and it's damaged and a little past my shoulders. I was addicted to bleach and I quit bleaching my hair and I take Biotin. I get oil treatments every once in a while. Any advice? I need my hair to grow ASAP! As a model, it's my job to let them damage my hair and use heat, so it's so hard!


Kershnee 2 years ago

Try using olive oil...it beats any conditioner and is a natural treatment for your hair. Dont sleep in a tight ponytail...massage in two beaten eggs in your hair, let dry and then shampoo off well...always use a wide toothed comb for your hair. Never blow dry hair when its wet, hair is most fragil;e when it's wet. Try to trim hair a 1/2 inch every three months. I use a leave in conditioner in my hair it's absoultely excellent. It's by Wetline Pro and ccalled 'natural green'. It has horse tail extract, aloe vera and other natural ingredients and helps me grow my hair. I would recommend it to anyone. my hair is very healthy now and is at my mid-back. When my hair is oily, i usually put it up in a ponytail or in a jaw grip and looks that way. I wash my hair twice week. My hair growes quite fast using these methods. Also, when shampooing, massage scalp for about 5 minutes this helps with the blood circulation and helps hair grow. Drinking lots of water is extremenly important since your hair also needs that water to grow. I usually drink about 2 litres or more a day. I hope my comments and suggestions work. Good luck guys with growing your hair.


Kay 2 years ago

I had hair that was shoulder length long and just today I got a bob I cut. I miss my old hair and want to get a bit longer hair. Will this work? If so how long will it take to grow back?


kershnee 2 years ago

Being patient is the key to long hair...I have been using tissue oil in my hair for the past month. I noticed over a centimeter in growth..which is quite good...an my hair is noticeably more shiny and glossy and soft. Always massage ur head in circular motions when washing with shampoo. i do not use conditioner since i use the tissue oil and it does not leave any greasy residue which helps me keep my hair cleaner for longer. Hope this helps you


andreaa 2 years ago

ok so im 14 and a year ago i washed my hair EVERYDAY and STRAIGHTENED it EVERYDAY and its SOOOO dry!!! is there anyway i can bring it back to health?? i have so many flyaways too! PLEASE HELP!!


kershnee 2 years ago

olive oil or tissue oil. massage into ur scalp and tips of the hair. this should work. Also try using horse shampoo, it is supossed to add strength and shine into ur hair. Takin vitamin with biotin in it will help stimulate hair growth while keeeping it shiny and healthy. Hope this works!!!!


ishrat 2 years ago

i have many splits in my hair but over all my hair is good looking, silky but not shiny coz of these splits. Please suggest me for these split ends...


Miranda 2 years ago

My hair is wavy and thick, and I recently just chopped it to my chin. I loved for a while and now I want my long hair back. I'm also very impatient and can't wait years for it to come back; so if there's any growth formulas that actually work, can you please tell me? Thx


blessedmommy 2 years ago

Read the above comments and this should help you grow your hair


Chrissy 2 years ago

Hey =) thanks for this awesome page, ill try not to ask the same ?s lol, my main one is well i work as a beautian and im trying to grow my hair out and i dont like my natural color but i am trying to lessen how much i color my hair and im only doing the same thing not changeing colors....but i know that not great but anyway point is that when i work i have to wash my hair every other day and then on the weekend i let it go 3 days and its sooo oily its flat and yucky, also i flat iron my hair( i cant leav it un flatted but i cant mouse it either..my hair is so annoying i cant seem to do anything for it that is good...but i do try to use the best products and flat iron i can...i know thats all bad but it there anthing i can do to not wash it as much?? my hair is getting longer and would have been alot longer had i not been trying to cut off some cosmetology damage from 2 yrs ago. so any advice? thanks


blessedmommy 2 years ago

horse shampoo...doesn't have a film in it that makes your hair greast. keeps ur hair cleaer for longer


may 2 years ago

i m 13 years old and my hair is just down by my hips i really appreciate ur thinking but dove is really good


jello :) 2 years ago

hey :) is there any way i could grow out 3 inches over night my hairis shour and the thing this year is long hair need help


Kelta 2 years ago

My hair is wavy, neck-shoulder length and it is thin and not heavy. My hair does not grow a lot, when hair reaches the shoulders then stops growing.It is been like that for years. The ends split. I am 20 years old and I want my hair to be long.What can I do to make my hair thick and heavy? I use the best shampoos and I haven't seen a difference. I wash my hair 2-3 times a week. Every time I see my friend her hair is longer and longer. Also can you tell me what to do to make my wavy hair luscious?


La 2 years ago

Do you use any kind if mouse and stuff?? My hair is to the middle of my back and curly but it looks kinda if tired.(if I know what I mean) just don't know if there is a hair product I could use to make it prettier


ALEXIA03 2 years ago

i have short hair , and i do not like at all ! and i am veryy dissapointed on my hair . i want my hair LONG ! and some of my friends told me to BRUSH my HAIR every minute so that my hair Will be pulled . is that true? What should i DO ? :(


IM 2 years ago

I've been trying to grow my hair for 2 years now and its still only to my shoulders. It's a very light blonde so is very thin. I've tried basically all the tips you've given but nothing seems to be working. Do you have any more tips that could work?


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Rayne123 15 months ago

Great hub and ideas.

I have also read your sisters hubs and she has an amazing story.

Her hair is beautiful. Like I commented on your sisters hub, today hair just doesnt grow for woman the way it use to (with the few exceptions, your sister being one) we do too much damage today with all the hot techniques out there for our hair.

Colouring and perming does not help either. Back in the bible days the woman had long natural hair due to the environment and of course for the fact they went natural. They had virgin hair.

If you do see a woman with very long hair like your sisters, usually it is hair extensions.

I know coconut oil is good for your hair but for me very expensive. Silica is also good, I now use biotin as it is cheap, however I find it works very slow, too slow. The results wont be out of this world and will start to take effects months and months later, but it helps to some degree.

Bless you

Laurie


Jillian 13 months ago

So everyone is saying you should only wash your hair like every three days! I am a swimmer so my hair gets wet everyday and has a lot of chlorine. My hair is still very soft and healthy, semi-thick and mid-back length. So what should I do to try and keep the natural oils in my hair??


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Rayne123 13 months ago

HI Alex03

IF I may answer u

I could be wrong however I think pulling your hair by brushing only splits it.

Good luck

Laurie


Cassidy 6 months ago

I have mid back semi thick layered brown hair and I was wondering what the best way to dry your hair without damage


chinju 5 months ago

I want long hair.please help me.plese.please.


chinju. age21. 5 months ago

I want a long hair.please help me.please.l am married.i have a child.age is 3.sory i dont know english.

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