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How do I make my hair grow longer?

By June 11, 2013 - 10:27am
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I have been trying for years to make my hair grow longer. I've done the hot oils, hair masks, leave in conditioners, etc yet nothing has been working. Recently I've been taking biotin which seems to be working but maybe not with the quickness I'm expecting. Another tip I've read is to keep hot styling tools off your head, for me this is the most painful thing to do. I love my blow dryer and straightener! Any ladies out there have any ideas or secrets you use that actually works?

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Here are some ways you can grow hair fast naturally: Read below...

• To increase the length of your hair, nip any potential damage in the bud by getting regular trims. Trims just cut the bottom of your hair. These are not meant to cut a lot of inches.

• You always want to use a wide toothed com b to comb wet hair. Avoid using a brush to brush wet hair fact is, when your mane is wet, it is most likely to be broken and damaged.

• Use an aloe Vera massage on your scalp, leave it for an hour and then rinse it with warm water.

• Another natural approach is to rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar and sage tea.

• Boiled water with rosemary leaves used as a daily rinse will also strengthen your hair strands even further.

* Resist the urge to cut hair or to color it as this will only hurt your efforts to grow out your hair.

* Another good technique is to use a hot oil treatment made of natural herbs to cleanse the scalp and increase blood flow for maximum hair growth.

Finally, If you have 2 minutes - I will share you my story "How I Make My Hair Grow Faster, Longer, Thicker and More Beautiful in 15 Days". Read my full story at http://makemyhairgrowfaster.org

July 23, 2013 - 9:39pm
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You cannot technically make hair grow faster, but you can nourish it in order to facilitate in your hair's natural process of growth. Also, providing enough nourishment to your strands can ensure that when new hair grows, it will be healthier and more vibrant. If you would like more tips on the subject, I recommend you check out this post that I've written: http://www.myhaircare.com.au/blog/ask-the-expert-can-you-make-hair-grow-longer/

June 29, 2013 - 6:29pm
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I experienced hair loss and researched the best vitamins to combat the problem. Then some one told me that a product named Reloxe included all the safe vitamins etc. that stimulated hair growth. I tried it and they were right! Worked in about 3 months. Reloxe Stopped me from having to buy 10 or more different kinds of vitamins per month. LOL
Prenatal vitamins are densely packed with vitamins and nutrients that aid in hair growth as well as skin and overall health.

June 19, 2013 - 12:34am
(reply to Anonymous)

Thank you for the advice! I will have to go look for it. Can you get Reloxe anywhere like CVS or Walgreens or is it more of a speciality item? I've heard Pre-Natal vitamins are wonderful also! I will have to check out all of this information.

Thank you! I'll be on the hunt for Reloxe :)

June 19, 2013 - 11:57am
(reply to Sara Dietz)

Your welcome :-) Have you taking Reloxe already?

July 9, 2013 - 2:38am

Hi Susan,

Thank you so much for posting the article!! I truly believe the theory of "terminal hair length". That is so interesting to think about but I really think it is true. I'm sure this has something to do with bleaching my hair (it's naturally medium-dark brown) and I've been dying it blonde for some time now. I've noticed it has been getting a little long but with the hot AZ summer months coming I'm hoping to prevent the heat from drying it out.

Thank you so much!


June 11, 2013 - 2:40pm
HERWriter Guide

Hi saradietz

Great question!

Indeed it is hard to keep styling tools away from your head, especially if you don't have much natural volume or you have curls or frizz you want to straighten. But these tools are very bad for the hair because the intense heat weakens and breaks the hair and therefore hinders growth.

Hair on average grows about a half inch every month - not much when you're watching it happen but pretty quickly when you haven't seen a person in a year and their hair has grown half way down their back!

You're doing well using good oils to help with moisture and biotin has great reviews for growth but again, it always seems to take a long time while you're watching!

Keeping your diet healthy and fresh is important, as is keeping it out of the sun as much as possible - anything really, to keep it from drying out. Do you dye your hair? Think about going natural for a while. Use a clarifying shampoo as soon as you get out of a swimming pool.

Also, try to find a style that you really like that doesn't require too many styling tools. Using a serum to style your hair as naturally as you can will help prevent damage.

Here is an article I wrote on tips for having healthy hair using natural products: http://www.empowher.com/skin-hair-amp-nails/content/natural-treatments-d...

Do you know that some women may have what's called a terminal hair length?  It's a debated issue but essentially it's that we have a genetic hair length where our hair will grow to a certain length and then go in to a phase of rest and not grow anymore. Some believe in this, some don't.

No matter what I have done, my hair never grows longer than about 17 inches from the crown of my head but I know women who have had hair down to their backsides!  Make of it what you will.

I hope this helps and remember that your hair is growing, it just takes time.



June 11, 2013 - 12:13pm
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