Products to make hair grow faster?

What are some products/supplments/recipes I can use to help my hair grow faster?


  • dee-naturedee-nature Registered Users Posts: 630 Curl Connoisseur
    Water,protein,legumes,castor oil,coconut oil (oils for hot oil scalp treatment) and hair steaming. Protective style can help retain length. As far as supplements ive heard biotin helps but its no miracle pill. All of these things promote growth.

    If you are doing all the rite things be patient, and length will come. I use to hate these words as a new natural but its true. Most of the women you see with long hair have been natural over 4 years. HTH :)

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  • RusycurlyRusycurly Registered Users Posts: 717
    Warming oils are supposed to stimulate blow flow to the scalp and therefore increase growth. My favorite is mustard oil. You can also use cinnamon or rosemary
    Hair: 3a, normal porosity and elasticity
    My hair loves: Vatika and Bhringraj oils, adores henna.
    My HGs: Bobeam's shampoo bars, CJAO, CJRM, Original Moxie's Hair Bling, Terressentials,
    Let's hear it for beautiful curls!!!
  • rmc2rmc2 Registered Users Posts: 349
    The first thing u want to do is make sure your scalp is cleaned and not "blocked" with product residue and the like, thus preventing hair from growing. Also, massaging your scalp may help. I like to do that with my prepoo using coconut oil with a few drops of rosemary essential oil.
  • CFcurlsCFcurls Registered Users Posts: 24
    I know what you mean about getting the hair to grow! Seems like my hair grows like a snail.

    Lately, i've been trying Ayurveda powders like amla (aka amalaki/indian gooseberry), brahmi, and bringraj for hair growth since they supposedly add thickness, hair growth, and darken the hair (i've got some white hairs all over my head). I'm not sure if it will work since I just started, but i'll see in a few weeks how it goes. I've also heard that emu oil supposedly enhances hair growth as well.

    Just a quick note on the cinnamon though, I put cinnamon on my scalp a long time ago, and it did enhance blood flow to my scalp i'm sure, but for god's sake don't put it directly on your scalp without something else! I made that mistake and my whole head burned like it was on fire, I was scrubbing the life out of my head to get it all out lol. I think if I put some cinnamon in a carrier oil like coconut or something it would have been ok, but I was over eager lol.
    3a/3b/3c medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity, medium-high density

    No-Poo: Keracare cleansing conditioner, Suave naturals, rhassoul clay
    Seal: Jojoba oil, JC N&S, EVCO
    Stylers: KCCC, SS CEJ, Eco Styler argan oil gel
    DT: Currently doing a Ayurvedic routine with - Godrej Nupur 9-herb blend powder, variety of Ayurvedic herbs: Brahmi, Shikakai, Aloe Vera, Methi (fenugreek), Bhringraj, Amla, Neem, Hibiscus

    Oils i'm really liking ATM: Vatika oil, Bhringraj oil, Emu oil
  • pinkwolfpinkwolf CaliRegistered Users Posts: 430 Curl Novice
    I do a hot oil treatment consisting of half castor oil and half evoo with a few drops of rosemary eo. I don't believe in those miracle hair growth pills but I do take a centrum women's multivitamin once a day.

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    Wash: BS/ACV, ABS, KC Come Clean
    Conditioner: Garnier WB Honey Treasures
    , Garnier WB Apple & Green Tea
    Pre-Poo: Oils & Honey Mix
    DC: Garnier WB Honey Treasures Mask, SM 10-N-1

    PT: Super Mayo Deep Conditioning Treatment
    Leave-In: KCKT
    Whipped Shea Butter
    EVCO, Jojoba
  • BlackAngelPlayahBlackAngelPlayah Registered Users Posts: 1,419 Curl Neophyte
    Drink plenty of water, eat well, rest well, take a multivitamin if you feel ya need to, care for your ends- keep them moisturized and sealed... Be gentle with your hair. Don't tear through it, be easy with it. Sleep in a satin bonnet or on a satin pillowcase. Even a satin/silk scarf will work.
    Use products that don't strip your hair and are moisturizing will keep your hair healthy. Know your properties. Are you low porosity? Does your hair like protein? These are basic things that will help you so much.

    And be patient. A watched pot never boils and hair doesn't grow over night! Give it time to grow! We all hate to hear this, but it's the best advice ever. :)
  • JudyinozJudyinoz Registered Users Posts: 2
    What I have been doing to help my hair grow faster is.

    Biotin: 300mcg I take 4 a day for a total of 1200mcgs a day.

    Egg Masks: 2xs a week - 1 egg 2tbs coconut oil 2 tbs of sweet almond oil

    The egg mask helps with breakage the oil for mositurizing

    Along with Biotin I also take zinc 220mcg a day sometimes I will cut the pill in half and take a half a day. I do this because biotin can cause breakouts on your face and the zinc prevents that. Zinc is really good for your skin and helps out your immune system.

    Scalp Massage. I tend to do this everyday afterwork. This helps stimulate hair growth

    I also lay off heating tools to prevent breakage and damage.
  • FmasuhrFmasuhr GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 1,354 Curl Neophyte
    all these tips are great! i believe that healthy and fast hair growth starts with the scalp, so having a good hair wash/cleasing routne is a must and keeping it free of dandruff and pruduct build up.
    i message my scalp with an oil mixture, helps keep it moisturised and full of important vitamins to help with my hair growth. half argan oil, (argan oils full of goodies and is nice and light) evening primrose oil, (omega 9 and tones of Vit E) peppermint and rosemary oil, this helps with any dandruff or build up what i may get. its nice and light and doesnt make my hair greasy or weighd down.
    i used to take boitan as well and really thought that helped, ill have to start on it again.
    i think all this combined has helped with my hair growth. :D

    my hair: 3b, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
    my hair loves conditioner only styling!
    Oils and my own procuts are my hairs best friend
    my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.
  • islandballerinaislandballerina Registered Users Posts: 11
    In order to keep your scalp cleaned and not blocked with product like rmc2 said, try doing the acv (apple cider vinegar rinse). I did it last night and my hair feels product free. Its amazing!!!! But if your hair is dry after, just do a deep treatment like I did.
  • AloxxistyleAloxxistyle Registered Users Posts: 3
    so y hasn't my hair grown....i have been natural for over 10 years and my hair falls out,have 2 bald spots on top, using hair growth pills for about 2 years, no heat, manipulation whatsoever. I get minute growth, then next i can['t even put it in a ponytail...I am using coconut oil now since so many folks claim it makes one hsir any advice would help right now..thanks and yes i do drink plenty of water
  • BluebloodBlueblood Registered Users Posts: 1,748 Curl Neophyte
    so y hasn't my hair grown....i have been natural for over 10 years and my hair falls out,have 2 bald spots on top, using hair growth pills for about 2 years, no heat, manipulation whatsoever. I get minute growth, then next i can

    Go to a doctor and have full blood work for hormones including thyroid, micronutrients including B12, ferritin (storage iron) and vitamin D, and diabetes. Then get a copy of all the results.

    Out of whack hormones, lack of various micro nutrients and lots of medication can cause hair loss/lack of growth. Loads of medications can actually lead to micronutrient deficiencies.

    There are other people around who can give you advice as some doctors are very dismissive of female hair loss, or don't have the correct knowledge to interpret the results from the tests. For example lots of doctors don't understand that low/high ferritin levels are often a precursor to issues with haemoglobin and can screw up your white blood cell count. They also ignore symptoms if they don't fit their prejudices.

    Ideally you should go to a dermatologist or trichologist with the results but if you are lucky sometimes a nurse can pin point what's wrong.

    Hair vitamins and over the counter supplements may not contain the right amount of a micronutrient if you are deficient. For example not providing you with enough iron if you are anaemic/have low ferritin levels. They can also complicate matters by giving you too much of one vitamin e.g folic acid and so hiding a deficiency with another.

    Sometimes hair loss just occurs with no known cause but until you have had tests and possibly your hair examined you won't know if the cause is something simple or not.

    BTW I know doctor's fees cost a lot in the states but if you add up what you spent on hair vitamins and home remedies over the years it would have probably been the same cost.

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