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How do you grow out YOUR hair???

mslittlelalamslittlelala Posts: 139Registered Users
Dumb question right? I know there must be more to it than
"just letting it grow"
So here's my deeper questions
Do you refrain from trims and dusting or just cuts?
Do you really see a difference when you drink more water?
Do you spray it with water a certain amount of times a week?
Do you refrain from consuming anything in particular?
I know it depends on what my hair wants but I'm still curious

Here's some of what I do and plan to start doing...
CG method
Taking Msm powder half a teaspoon but might start taking more
2000 iu vitamin d
countrylife maxi hair vitamins
womens 1 a day
64oz water a day
exercising
prepooing
dcing with AOHSR
Dusting when ssks
Protein 1x a week if I don't use a protein gel

Also how do you remember to take your vitamins?
FULL CG - 2nd Attempt 2/27/11
TYPE: Fluffy see through coils & corkscrews when dry & product free
HGS underlined
DC: AOHSR / AOGPB / AOSwim / Elucence
PO: BWC RM / CV Poo Bars
Cowash: Vo5 KL / GTTT Dilute / Vo5 SC
RO: AOBGA
LEAVE INS
Warm mths - help??
Cool mths - H20, Olive oil, whipped shea butter
STYLE: La Bella Styling Gel / Deva SIF

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  • FunyBunyHuny127FunyBunyHuny127 Posts: 17Registered Users
    Dumb question right? I know there must be more to it than
    "just letting it grow"
    So here's my deeper questions
    Do you refrain from trims and dusting or just cuts?
    Do you really see a difference when you drink more water?
    Do you spray it with water a certain amount of times a week?
    Do you refrain from consuming anything in particular?
    I know it depends on what my hair wants but I'm still curious

    Here's some of what I do and plan to start doing...
    CG method
    Taking Msm powder half a teaspoon but might start taking more
    2000 iu vitamin d
    countrylife maxi hair vitamins
    womens 1 a day
    64oz water a day
    exercising
    prepooing
    dcing with AOHSR
    Dusting when ssks
    Protein 1x a week if I don't use a protein gel

    Also how do you remember to take your vitamins?

    All if those things you wanna do to grow out your hair is very important! Go girl! I have been trying to grow out my hair for years by trying EVERY growth trick in the book. The thing that I realized is that all it takes is time patience and love, honestly. The most important thing to do is retain your length. When I say this, you must get to know your hair. Spend as much time with it when detangling regularly, just be patient. Know you natural shedding amounts. Moisturize & DC. Don't trim to much, you trim, when you NEED it, not on a regular basis. If you're taking care of your ends, why cut/dust/trim it?

    I really hoped that helped and just take your vitamins with a meal so you never forget.
    3c/4a and absolutely lovin' it:love4:
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  • afrodominican1afrodominican1 Posts: 650Registered Users
    I agree with FBH127. I had to take a step back and think about it. I figure out that every product band wagon is not for me. Every style is not for me and that taking care of my body( eating healthy, exerciseing, relaxing, etc.) will take care of my hair. I dont use harsh products and I stick to the same basic products that I figured has worked in the past. I take my vitamins and im careful when handling my hair. I dont abuse it. HTH.
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  • Lovelylauz02Lovelylauz02 Posts: 10Registered Users
    I found that when I have more protein in my diet, my hair seems to grow faster. Now my hair hates protein treatments and will fall out. But when I take my whey protein shakes on the regular my hair is better. I also protective style it for at least two days a week, dc weekly and just touch and feel my hair to see what it needs. Good luck

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  • mslittlelalamslittlelala Posts: 139Registered Users
    Thanks ladies... I will focus on being gentle with my hair. I will also try to take my protein shakes more often I need them anyway for my workouts its just hard for me to stick with taking things.
    FULL CG - 2nd Attempt 2/27/11
    TYPE: Fluffy see through coils & corkscrews when dry & product free
    HGS underlined
    DC: AOHSR / AOGPB / AOSwim / Elucence
    PO: BWC RM / CV Poo Bars
    Cowash: Vo5 KL / GTTT Dilute / Vo5 SC
    RO: AOBGA
    LEAVE INS
    Warm mths - help??
    Cool mths - H20, Olive oil, whipped shea butter
    STYLE: La Bella Styling Gel / Deva SIF
  • LISA LISALISA LISA Posts: 566Registered Users
    It's always good to take your vitamins, eat enough protein, exercise & drink enough water. I find that if I pay too much attention to my hair's growth rate - it never grows. But if I try not to obsess over it and just go about my business - ta-dah - it grows fast! Go figure!

    I micro-trim my own hair every 4 months or so. I figure at this rate it will grow 2 inches by September 1, which should put me just below BSL.
    Big Chop from hip - 5/2014
    Enjoying the journey to APL or BSL!
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  • RapunzelRapunzel Posts: 6Registered Users
    very true
    A 3b 2c combo a couple of inches above my elbows...think Amanda Marshall hair
  • ReynaCRReynaCR Posts: 405Registered Users
    1 teaspoon MSM with juice, biotin pills and scalp massages with castor oil.
    :queen: Reyna

    "Don't look back and ask why, look forward and ask why not!?" - Unk.
  • TanyaJoleneTanyaJolene Banned Posts: 85Banned Users
    I could never get into hair vitamins - they were a pain to remember to take, and I don't think they made much difference. I do scalp massages and make sure to protect my ends. That is about it, just taking care of my hair. The more obsessive I get about it, the less it seems to grow!
  • bklyn_bellebklyn_belle Posts: 423Registered Users
    Protecting your ends. Afterall without ends your hair looks like it never grew.

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  • ReynaCRReynaCR Posts: 405Registered Users
    Protecting your ends. Afterall without ends your hair looks like it never grew.

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    Hi Bklyn Belle..

    Sry if this sounds like a silly question... but if I have a twa and I just get up in the morning, moisturize and seal my twists with castor oil and then put on a beanie, that counts as protecting my ends, right?
    :queen: Reyna

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  • Fantastic1221Fantastic1221 Posts: 356Registered Users
    essentially thats all ive been doing for the past year and I have seen great growth without even trying to grow

    I find that when i spend too much time focusing on my hair and messing with it, i lose hair and length

    just do what you normally do and stop thinking about hair
  • koolkurlskoolkurls Posts: 26Registered Users
    As for vitamins, I leave the bottle on my kitchen counter so I will see it everyday. It helps.

    As for getting my hair to grow, I don't think the vitamins are helping. I use the braid method. Leave twist or braids in for a month sometimes 2 and when I take them out, I let my hair breath for a few days. I spray with water and moisturize daily with olive oil moisturizing lotion. I started really paying attention to my hair and products I use 7 months ago and my hair has grown 2 1/2 to 3 inches since.

    Patience is the number 1 key. A lot of people look for the easy fast route, I say fill your days with something to keep you busy where you don't have to keep focusing on your hair growing.
  • koolkurlskoolkurls Posts: 26Registered Users
    ReynaCR wrote: »
    Protecting your ends. Afterall without ends your hair looks like it never grew.

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    Hi Bklyn Belle..

    Sry if this sounds like a silly question... but if I have a twa and I just get up in the morning, moisturize and seal my twists with castor oil and then put on a beanie, that counts as protecting my ends, right?

    Oh yeah wear something under the beanie like a satin cap to protect your ends from drying out due to the material of the beanie(if it's cotton)
  • SandraDgroovySandraDgroovy Posts: 139Registered Users
    Sounds like you have a good game plan. I agree with everyone, patience is key. When I started transitioning and growing it out in 2008, I was obsessed and took every pill & did every trick in the book and it couldn't grow fast enough. I must say, I really noticed a difference when I consistently took GNC Ultranourish hair, but taking the biotin pills broke me out!

    2011, I have a good routine down and decided to give the obsession a rest, and my hair has definitely grown. I wash once a week, cowash 1-2 twice a week, spray with water every morning and add moisture to my curls. I am so bad, I haven't deep conditioned or overnight conditioned-like I used to during my obession, but adding that in once a week again! Definitely makes a difference in softness and moisture.

    Taking care of my body through proper nutrition & workouts definitely helps. Being vegetarian, I find when I increase my protein with protein shakes, more tofu, etc, my hair seems to respond. I take my vitamins every morning with a healthy breakfast to make it a routine and ritual to start the day off on a good, healthy note. :toothy4:
  • ReynaCRReynaCR Posts: 405Registered Users
    koolkurls wrote: »
    ReynaCR wrote: »
    Protecting your ends. Afterall without ends your hair looks like it never grew.

    Sent from my HTC Glacier using CurlTalk App

    Hi Bklyn Belle..

    Sry if this sounds like a silly question... but if I have a twa and I just get up in the morning, moisturize and seal my twists with castor oil and then put on a beanie, that counts as protecting my ends, right?

    Oh yeah wear something under the beanie like a satin cap to protect your ends from drying out due to the material of the beanie(if it's cotton)

    Thanks! I noticed that since I've been doing this, my hair is still soft at the end of the day. amazing how one little small thing can make a difference!
    :queen: Reyna

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  • TayciBearTayciBear Posts: 7Registered Users
    When my hair grew from shoulder length to waistlength in 2 years I did not dye it, I did not use any heat, I didn't use any product (just on top of my head for my ponytail), I didn't cut it for two years, and I also got pregnant and gave birth. I didn't use cg method or anything nor took any particular good care of my hair. It is 3b/3c.
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  • principessa1984principessa1984 Posts: 129Registered Users
    Wow...you plan on doing a lot. I just say to keep your hair well conditioned. Don't let it get dry. Take a multivitamin. Eat well. Use a little oil. And call it a day. Your hair wants to grow. It takes far more effort (i.e. heat/color/chemicals) to keep it from growing.
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    Pre-poo: mild protein(VO5)+castor oil+tea tree
    Steam treatments: 1-2x weekly
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