Tuesday, February 12, 2013

How To Grow Long Hair Fast! (1 Inch A Month!)



This post has been a long time comin'! I feel a bit guilty for not writing it sooner but as I mentioned in my last post I've been so busy! Nevertheless, I finally made the time to sit down and and write down the secrets to how I grew out my hair super fast!

But firs, I want to give you a semi-quick run through of my hair history because.. well, I simply feel compelled to do so and I want a pitty party for all the tragedies my locks have gone through!... If you simply don't care and want to skip through all this and get down to the nitty gritty, feel free to scroll down to the the bold How To Grow Long Hair Fast section.. no hurt feelings :)

 I always had long hair growing up, up until 7th grade when I chopped it off to my shoulders and like most girls I immediately regretted it. I let it grow a few inches down but would get trims often which would keep the length just below my shoulders. Three years after that I went through the worst hair experience ever! I went in for a trim and came out with hair up to my ears, to say the least! I felt like a boy! Seriously, worst experience ever- I cried!

(...skipping the oh-so tragic stories of the times I fried my hair with an extra-strength relaxer, bleached my hair to look like Ronald McDonald, and ripped off plenty of hair from extensions)

Four years later my hair finally grew out to my mid-back and I was so happy! Then, I got that sudden urge we all seem to get once our hair finally grows out, and I cut it.. short. Into an A-Line Bob to be exact. Granted it was longer than your typical A-Line Bob but it was still very short. Although I liked it for the time being, I once again missed my long hair and swore not to cut it short ever again! I went on a quest to find all the possibles ways to grow my hair out in the fastest time possibly, and I did just that!

I buckled down, did my research (lots and lots of research!), set a regimen, and followed it precisely.. and you wanna know what happened? My hair began growing from 1/4 of an inch to a full inch a month! Yup, you read right- a full inch! Hair typically grows about 1/4 of an inch to 1/2 of an inch a month and I was more than doubling that growth! I can't even begin to tell you how ecstatic I was!

So now I'm passing my secrets to you (or maybe not so secretive-secrets). I just want to throw a disclaimer out there and say that although I am a beauty junkie, I am by no means a hair professional, this is simply what has worked for myself and the few others I have advised to do so. Get it? Got it? Good!

Now, without further ado here are my secrets to

How To Grow Long Hair Fast!




1. Single most important step in this hair growing regimen is to take your pills. You will need to take..
-5000mg Biotin (this is the max that your body can absorb)
-Prenatals (yes you read that right, even if you're not preggos.. I promise you it's perfectly safe)
-Multivitamin
-3000mg Fish Oils 
- Optional: Folic Acid (I did not take these with my regimen but I have heard they are great for hair growth)

2. Second most important advice to follow is to not trim your hair so often! Ok, I need to elaborate on this quite a bit so let me try to brake this down for you. If you're following your regimen and your hair starts growing 1inch/month and you get a trim ever 6-8 weeks like recommended, your stylist will more than likely be cutting off that extra inch you just worked so hard to grow. I have yet to meet a hair stylist that will only cut 1/2 an inch when asked to.. we've all been there, we ask for a trim and get inches cut off.. they just can't do it they get too scissor happy! I can assure you, they will be cutting off most, if not all your new hair growth.

Every time I asked friends of mine, "How did you grow out your hair?" I always got the same answer- "I didn't cut my hair." It's that simple. Now, women all over the world will argue that getting frequent trims helps your hair grow but that is a lie that has been fed to us from the get-go! The fact that cutting off our dead ends send some type of "magical signal" to our roots to grow is complete bogus. It does't! What it does do is it promotes healthy hair growth which means that you will be cutting off your split ends so that your hair's not growing all split-endy and ugly whatnot. But, you should be taking care of your hair in the first place to prevent your hair from splitting so that you don't have to get trims as often (I'll be writing a separate post on how to keep your hair healthy while growing it out). I recommend only getting a trim 1-3 times per year, and 3 times is pushing it. So what did we just learn from all my babbling on? Don't cut your hair- that's right.. moving along!

3. Massage your scalp. I'll be quite honest and admit that I didn't do this as much as I should have but I'm sure I would've had even greater results if I had. By massaging your scalp for 3 minutes at a time about twice a day, you're stimulating your blood flow which in return helps your hair grow. You can opt to use your fingertips or a hair brush.

4. Do not wash your hair everyday! I think most of us know the cardinal rule of not washing our hair everyday, but not everyone follows it. The natural oils that our scalp produces are so crucial and nourishing for our both our scalp and hair! If you're not use to it start by washing your hair only every other day, if you want to take it a step further (which is better) than wash your hair every two days. I know some women complain that they simply cannot skip washes because their hair becomes one big oily mess.. trust me, I get it, but you can! You can essentially "train" your hair to not produce as many oils once you start skipping washes. I won't go much into detail on that because I will be writing a second post to go hand-in-hand with this post on how to grow your hair healthy!.. Cuz ya know I gotta do a whole 'nother post on that!

 One last suggestion: Take pictures and measurements of your hair. When I first began growing out my hair it was hard to see if there was any growth at the end of the month until I measured my hair and compared it to the previous month's measurements. At the end of the month I straightened my hair, put on an old t-shirt that I had marked by half an inch, then asked someone to make a line where my hair ended with a marker. Once I took off the t-shirt the measurements showed me how much my hair had grown in a month, that simple!



So I hope this info helped! I know it was very lengthy but I like to give as many details as possible! Like I said, I'm not a professional but this certainly did wonders for me. If you do decide to try it please do let me know how it works out for you! Good luck!



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  2. Hi Amy!

    Just wanted to let you know I am excited to start your remedy and I will be updating you with my results! Thanks for posting this, I love it already!

    XOXO

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  3. Hey girl! Quick question (or two): how soon did you see results? Also, did this make the hair on the rest of your body grow quickly as well? lol funny question, but just want to know if I should prepare to shave more often. thanks! :)

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    1. Hi! I saw results a month after. That's why I recommend that you measure it and take pictures so that you can track the hair growth! As for the rest of my body hair, I really cantell you if it grew faster or not! Haha! I guess I didn't pay much attention to that. Either way, it's all worth it in the end! :)

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    2. Be prepared to shave more often. And thread, wax or whatever more often. That's why I stopped taking biotin: it made ALLL my hair grow and I was spending more money glamscaping than usual.It works for some people without those results but if your hair already grows this just speeds up the process. Also, while there's no such thing as terminal length, there is the growth cycle of hair that you should take into account when doing any regimen. My own hair grows fastest if I leave it alone and don't manipulate it much, but her hair might grow fast anyway based on the part of the hair cycle her hair is in.

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  4. My hair has been to the the depths of you know what too. I have had very bad expirences whither hair dresser's . So I started doing all my highlighting and hardley ever cut it.. so I decided to go to hair school and chopped it..:(. It was so long and I cried.. so I'm supper excited to try this.thanks.. oh and PS.I'm that one in a million stylist that is not scissor happy..hehe when I say trim I mean like 1/4". I know how it feels yo be hacked..

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    1. Sam, I'm glad you're that one in a million! Haha! I feel your pain, too. Our hair is our pride possession! Hopefully this works out for you though. Let me know if it does and thanks for stopping by! :)

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  5. I'm just stumbling upon this but have been using the same methods for the last4 years... my hair is 33" long and was about half that when i started...i also put my hair in a bun at night helps keep it from getting tangled and supposedly wearing your hair up often keeps the ends healthy and makes it grow faster! And i didn't take prenatals but flinstone gummies with folic acid...

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    1. Katie it sounds like it did wonders for you too! I didn't take folic acid but I've heard it works really well. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Hi Amy. I am starting this régimen tomorrow! Loved this post. I will keep you updated. Did you write the post about growing your hair healthy yet? I would love to read that one as well! Thanks!

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    1. Thanks Jessica! I haven't written it yet but I will more than likely post it up by the end of this week or the begining of next week so keep a look out! :)

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  7. hello Amy!!! I am so excited that you posted this information. I have been trying to grow my hair out for so long, there are so many different remedies that's out there that will mess up your hair or that just doesn't work...SOOOOO I'm excited to try your remedy and hopefully this will work out for me..!!

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    1. Hi Ashley, thanks for stopping by! I definitely know where you're coming from. I remember doing countless research since I was so desperate to grow my hair but I found nothing useful! I'm glad you're excited to try this out & I really hope it works for you as well :) Let me know it goes!

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  8. Great post! I already take prenatals biotin, I also take viviscal seems to work great. Does your regimine help grow thicker at all? hair is pretty thin.. .no fun!

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    1. Thanks Amanda! I can't speak from personal experience being that my hair has always been thick. But I can say that others have seen a significant difference in the thickness of their hair. Hope that helps! :)

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  9. Great tips! but taking prenatals while youre not preggers is NOT safe. AT ALL. especially if youre taking more folic acid on top of it.
    prenatals are designed with more iron & folic acid than is necessary for a not pregnant woman. too much iron can cause constipation, nausea, vomiting, and in the long term can lead to death. and you shouldn't be taking more than 1000 folic acid a day. (from the Mayo Clinic!!)

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    1. Alex, thanks for your input. When I began this regimen I spoke to a doctor and he assured me that it was perfectly safe and also explained that prenatals were nothing but a bunch of vitamins packed into one pill. Now, as I mentioned I did not take folic acid in addition to the prenatals but I do know some women who do so and have fan no risk. As I also mentioned I'm not a professional but this is what worked best for me.

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  10. Do you know if wearing your hair up slows the growth of it at all?

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  11. Actually some people believe to be helpful because of the pull your hair gets from being up.. But in one of my recent post you'll see that I mention that having your hair taught back too often or too harshly is damaging to your hair because it can cause a lot of breakage.

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  12. Did you take Biotin and Prenatal toether?

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  13. hi! loved your post AND your hair :) just one quick question though, do i have to take 5000 mg biotin PER DAY? the dosage per day wasn't clear to me, so...thanks for the rest though, i got a really bad hair cut a few days back and i'm missing my lovely long hair :'( will be doing all of this from today...thanks again! xoxoxo

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    1. Well thank you I appreciate that! And yes I took 5000mg per day. You can usually find a single pill with the dosage so you don't have to take more than one pill.. Good luck on growing back your hair! I'm sure this'll work for you :)

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  14. i love this i'm starting tomorrow imjust gonna go buy the pills

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  15. Thank you for sharing this info! I'm really excited to start. Just wanted to also mention the amount of Biotin suggested. Did you mean 5000 mcg (micrograms) instead of mg (milligrams)?

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  19. I had top-of-the-seat-length, extremely fine blonde hair this morning. I went in to get my normal 1/2 inch trim (which I typically do every 4-6 months). The stylist told me I would need at least an inch off to get the dry, split ends, and since it's been over 6 months since I last had it cut, I agreed to an inch. When she was finished it looked very healthy, but because my hair is so thin (transparent, in fact), I asked if cutting just a little more off would possibly make it look any fuller. She said she could do 3-4 more inches, and I looked at her with complete horror. I told her "absolutely no more than one more inch". I know it takes about 3-4 months for my hair to grow one inch, so the though of 2 inches total (6-8 months worth) freaks me out a bit. Anyway, long story short (no pun intended), she took off more than I asked, and it's about one to 1 1/2 inches too short now (just barely waist-length). It still looks very thin, by the way, but I have always had extremely fine, limp hair. I've already been taking the prenatals for a long time because we are planning to start a family as soon as my husband has a job. I will try adding biotin. I wash my hair whenever I don't have to work or go anyplace special. I do use the hairdryer on it a whole lot because it is the only way I can get any body into my hair, and I condition only the ends of my hair because it's so extraordinarily difficult for me to find hair products that aren't weighing. I use protein treatments sparingly, as they tend to dry my hair out and make it brittle. I'm not sure if they provide any benefit or not, really.

    Do you think algae-based omega 3s would be beneficial? I can' stomach fish oil.

    Also, I'm worried that pregnancy will prevent my hair from growing because of all the vitamins babies take. Do you know anything about what, if any, affect pregnancy could have on hair growth?

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    1. Use aloe and honey. It will thicken your hair. It worked for me within one month! You can use the aloe olant that can be found in most grocery stores or you can get the organic one from a health food store that's already made and bottled. As for the honey, raw is best but I got results from using the one in the bear squeeze bottle. Mix enough together depending on the length of your hair and leave it on anywhere from 2 hours up to overnight. Your hair will grow fast, thicken, and the best part be SOOO soft and shiny. The aloe repaired my damaged bleached, spaghetti like hair in 1 week! Try it! I promise you that it will work :)

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  20. Hi, that make sure. Pill prenatals and bioton 5000MG can help grow hair fast right??? Let me know pls thank you

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  21. I like natural treatment for Hair Grow.thanks

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  24. Hi, well i have tried to grow my hair for a while and noticed that some products work and some dont they are just a scam

    best way is to do the few tips, eat healthy, and find a good natural hair growth method.

    I now use only natural products and NO chemicals at all, I use a natural hair growth cream and root stimulator from Anaqah natural beauty products and this has worked well for me.my hair grows just over a inch a month and im very happy i made the transition

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  25. I like your tips, I just wanted to say that I don't think the thing about getting your ends trimmed is bogus at all. The thing about getting them trimmed is that if you get split ends, they can end up splitting all the way up your hair and causing a lot of bad breakage, which can prevent new hair from growing, old hair from getting longer, and it can also make your hair become unmanageable and even fall out! Now, not everyone has a problem with split ends, which is why some still grow long hair without ever getting a trim. Also, did you gain much weight taking the prenatals? I heard that you should break them up into your shampoo for direct absorption into your hair so you don't have to worry about that. thanks! :)

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  26. hey I have a question though. Did the combination of biotin and prenatals cause acne? I already suffer from acne but i do need to grow out my ear length hair and stop feeling like a boy. if it did, did you take anything else with it to stop acne?

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  27. I tortured my hair, went to beauty school, and chopped it off to get it healthy. I will for sure try your method, and hey, we dont all get scissor happy :)

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  28. I really love this article! I used to have my hair down to my butt as a girl and at age 11 accidentally chopped it off past my shoulders. I thought the hairstyle I was getting was just adding layers to my long hair to take a but of weight off. But nobody told me that it was a short style. At first I liked it cause it was easier to handle but I started to miss my hair. Ever since I have been trying to grow it back. I would grow it four inches and my mom would talk me into a trim which always happened to cut off those four inches and not to mention she told me to thing my hair out. She has very fine think hair and didn't know how to handle my hair. Biggest mistakes! I love my hair thick and long. I'm serious about growing my hair out and won't listen to her about cutting, dying or even thinning it. I want my thick hair to grow back. It's not as thick as it used to be. Any tips? I've been growing my hair out for a year and a half now. My hair is almost half way to my goal length down to my hips if not longer. I'm starting to eat eggs everyday which has slot of the vitamins my hair needs. When I first started growing out my hair I ate two eggs everyday for a month and my hair grew three inches! I'm about to turn twenty in October and I want my hair to half way to my goal length. I'm defiantly going to follow these. I also stopped completely using heat on my hair air two years now and my hair is so much easier to manage. I have thick course curly, wavy and straight hair so it gets tough to handle from time to time. I also use coconut oil once a week cause my hair sets out so bad

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  32. Hey there,if i take biotin how much growth will i get in a month? Thanks

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  33. Will I still see results in a few months if I use heat on my hair a lot and my hair is damaged but use heat protectant?

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  34. this is a brilliant post, at the moment I am trying to grow out my pixie crop...its so frustrating! I have already started to wash my hair every 3 days instead of every day and do an intense coconut mask once a week....i have a mullet at the moment! STAY STRONG haha x

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  35. I'm just stumbling upon this but have been using the same methods for the last4 years... my hair is 33" long and was about half that when i started...i also put my hair in a bun at night helps keep it from getting tangled and supposedly wearing your hair up often keeps the ends healthy and makes it grow faster! And i didn't take prenatals but flinstone gummies with folic acid...


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  38. Starting this regimen today! I am not taking the prenatals, but am doing a multivitamin, the biotin, niacin, and fish oil. I am also adding in a castor oil/coconut oils mask 2 times a week! I was just taking my multivitamin/niacin, and had already seen a difference, so I'm praying these added things work even more! Thanks for this, it's motivating!

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

How To Grow Long Hair Fast! (1 Inch A Month!)



This post has been a long time comin'! I feel a bit guilty for not writing it sooner but as I mentioned in my last post I've been so busy! Nevertheless, I finally made the time to sit down and and write down the secrets to how I grew out my hair super fast!

But firs, I want to give you a semi-quick run through of my hair history because.. well, I simply feel compelled to do so and I want a pitty party for all the tragedies my locks have gone through!... If you simply don't care and want to skip through all this and get down to the nitty gritty, feel free to scroll down to the the bold How To Grow Long Hair Fast section.. no hurt feelings :)

 I always had long hair growing up, up until 7th grade when I chopped it off to my shoulders and like most girls I immediately regretted it. I let it grow a few inches down but would get trims often which would keep the length just below my shoulders. Three years after that I went through the worst hair experience ever! I went in for a trim and came out with hair up to my ears, to say the least! I felt like a boy! Seriously, worst experience ever- I cried!

(...skipping the oh-so tragic stories of the times I fried my hair with an extra-strength relaxer, bleached my hair to look like Ronald McDonald, and ripped off plenty of hair from extensions)

Four years later my hair finally grew out to my mid-back and I was so happy! Then, I got that sudden urge we all seem to get once our hair finally grows out, and I cut it.. short. Into an A-Line Bob to be exact. Granted it was longer than your typical A-Line Bob but it was still very short. Although I liked it for the time being, I once again missed my long hair and swore not to cut it short ever again! I went on a quest to find all the possibles ways to grow my hair out in the fastest time possibly, and I did just that!

I buckled down, did my research (lots and lots of research!), set a regimen, and followed it precisely.. and you wanna know what happened? My hair began growing from 1/4 of an inch to a full inch a month! Yup, you read right- a full inch! Hair typically grows about 1/4 of an inch to 1/2 of an inch a month and I was more than doubling that growth! I can't even begin to tell you how ecstatic I was!

So now I'm passing my secrets to you (or maybe not so secretive-secrets). I just want to throw a disclaimer out there and say that although I am a beauty junkie, I am by no means a hair professional, this is simply what has worked for myself and the few others I have advised to do so. Get it? Got it? Good!

Now, without further ado here are my secrets to

How To Grow Long Hair Fast!




1. Single most important step in this hair growing regimen is to take your pills. You will need to take..
-5000mg Biotin (this is the max that your body can absorb)
-Prenatals (yes you read that right, even if you're not preggos.. I promise you it's perfectly safe)
-Multivitamin
-3000mg Fish Oils 
- Optional: Folic Acid (I did not take these with my regimen but I have heard they are great for hair growth)

2. Second most important advice to follow is to not trim your hair so often! Ok, I need to elaborate on this quite a bit so let me try to brake this down for you. If you're following your regimen and your hair starts growing 1inch/month and you get a trim ever 6-8 weeks like recommended, your stylist will more than likely be cutting off that extra inch you just worked so hard to grow. I have yet to meet a hair stylist that will only cut 1/2 an inch when asked to.. we've all been there, we ask for a trim and get inches cut off.. they just can't do it they get too scissor happy! I can assure you, they will be cutting off most, if not all your new hair growth.

Every time I asked friends of mine, "How did you grow out your hair?" I always got the same answer- "I didn't cut my hair." It's that simple. Now, women all over the world will argue that getting frequent trims helps your hair grow but that is a lie that has been fed to us from the get-go! The fact that cutting off our dead ends send some type of "magical signal" to our roots to grow is complete bogus. It does't! What it does do is it promotes healthy hair growth which means that you will be cutting off your split ends so that your hair's not growing all split-endy and ugly whatnot. But, you should be taking care of your hair in the first place to prevent your hair from splitting so that you don't have to get trims as often (I'll be writing a separate post on how to keep your hair healthy while growing it out). I recommend only getting a trim 1-3 times per year, and 3 times is pushing it. So what did we just learn from all my babbling on? Don't cut your hair- that's right.. moving along!

3. Massage your scalp. I'll be quite honest and admit that I didn't do this as much as I should have but I'm sure I would've had even greater results if I had. By massaging your scalp for 3 minutes at a time about twice a day, you're stimulating your blood flow which in return helps your hair grow. You can opt to use your fingertips or a hair brush.

4. Do not wash your hair everyday! I think most of us know the cardinal rule of not washing our hair everyday, but not everyone follows it. The natural oils that our scalp produces are so crucial and nourishing for our both our scalp and hair! If you're not use to it start by washing your hair only every other day, if you want to take it a step further (which is better) than wash your hair every two days. I know some women complain that they simply cannot skip washes because their hair becomes one big oily mess.. trust me, I get it, but you can! You can essentially "train" your hair to not produce as many oils once you start skipping washes. I won't go much into detail on that because I will be writing a second post to go hand-in-hand with this post on how to grow your hair healthy!.. Cuz ya know I gotta do a whole 'nother post on that!

 One last suggestion: Take pictures and measurements of your hair. When I first began growing out my hair it was hard to see if there was any growth at the end of the month until I measured my hair and compared it to the previous month's measurements. At the end of the month I straightened my hair, put on an old t-shirt that I had marked by half an inch, then asked someone to make a line where my hair ended with a marker. Once I took off the t-shirt the measurements showed me how much my hair had grown in a month, that simple!



So I hope this info helped! I know it was very lengthy but I like to give as many details as possible! Like I said, I'm not a professional but this certainly did wonders for me. If you do decide to try it please do let me know how it works out for you! Good luck!



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  2. Hi Amy!

    Just wanted to let you know I am excited to start your remedy and I will be updating you with my results! Thanks for posting this, I love it already!

    XOXO

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  3. Hey girl! Quick question (or two): how soon did you see results? Also, did this make the hair on the rest of your body grow quickly as well? lol funny question, but just want to know if I should prepare to shave more often. thanks! :)

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    1. Hi! I saw results a month after. That's why I recommend that you measure it and take pictures so that you can track the hair growth! As for the rest of my body hair, I really cantell you if it grew faster or not! Haha! I guess I didn't pay much attention to that. Either way, it's all worth it in the end! :)

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    2. Be prepared to shave more often. And thread, wax or whatever more often. That's why I stopped taking biotin: it made ALLL my hair grow and I was spending more money glamscaping than usual.It works for some people without those results but if your hair already grows this just speeds up the process. Also, while there's no such thing as terminal length, there is the growth cycle of hair that you should take into account when doing any regimen. My own hair grows fastest if I leave it alone and don't manipulate it much, but her hair might grow fast anyway based on the part of the hair cycle her hair is in.

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  4. My hair has been to the the depths of you know what too. I have had very bad expirences whither hair dresser's . So I started doing all my highlighting and hardley ever cut it.. so I decided to go to hair school and chopped it..:(. It was so long and I cried.. so I'm supper excited to try this.thanks.. oh and PS.I'm that one in a million stylist that is not scissor happy..hehe when I say trim I mean like 1/4". I know how it feels yo be hacked..

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    1. Sam, I'm glad you're that one in a million! Haha! I feel your pain, too. Our hair is our pride possession! Hopefully this works out for you though. Let me know if it does and thanks for stopping by! :)

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  5. I'm just stumbling upon this but have been using the same methods for the last4 years... my hair is 33" long and was about half that when i started...i also put my hair in a bun at night helps keep it from getting tangled and supposedly wearing your hair up often keeps the ends healthy and makes it grow faster! And i didn't take prenatals but flinstone gummies with folic acid...

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    1. Katie it sounds like it did wonders for you too! I didn't take folic acid but I've heard it works really well. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Hi Amy. I am starting this régimen tomorrow! Loved this post. I will keep you updated. Did you write the post about growing your hair healthy yet? I would love to read that one as well! Thanks!

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    1. Thanks Jessica! I haven't written it yet but I will more than likely post it up by the end of this week or the begining of next week so keep a look out! :)

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  7. hello Amy!!! I am so excited that you posted this information. I have been trying to grow my hair out for so long, there are so many different remedies that's out there that will mess up your hair or that just doesn't work...SOOOOO I'm excited to try your remedy and hopefully this will work out for me..!!

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    1. Hi Ashley, thanks for stopping by! I definitely know where you're coming from. I remember doing countless research since I was so desperate to grow my hair but I found nothing useful! I'm glad you're excited to try this out & I really hope it works for you as well :) Let me know it goes!

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  8. Great post! I already take prenatals biotin, I also take viviscal seems to work great. Does your regimine help grow thicker at all? hair is pretty thin.. .no fun!

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    1. Thanks Amanda! I can't speak from personal experience being that my hair has always been thick. But I can say that others have seen a significant difference in the thickness of their hair. Hope that helps! :)

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  9. Great tips! but taking prenatals while youre not preggers is NOT safe. AT ALL. especially if youre taking more folic acid on top of it.
    prenatals are designed with more iron & folic acid than is necessary for a not pregnant woman. too much iron can cause constipation, nausea, vomiting, and in the long term can lead to death. and you shouldn't be taking more than 1000 folic acid a day. (from the Mayo Clinic!!)

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    1. Alex, thanks for your input. When I began this regimen I spoke to a doctor and he assured me that it was perfectly safe and also explained that prenatals were nothing but a bunch of vitamins packed into one pill. Now, as I mentioned I did not take folic acid in addition to the prenatals but I do know some women who do so and have fan no risk. As I also mentioned I'm not a professional but this is what worked best for me.

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  10. Do you know if wearing your hair up slows the growth of it at all?

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  11. Actually some people believe to be helpful because of the pull your hair gets from being up.. But in one of my recent post you'll see that I mention that having your hair taught back too often or too harshly is damaging to your hair because it can cause a lot of breakage.

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  12. Did you take Biotin and Prenatal toether?

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  13. hi! loved your post AND your hair :) just one quick question though, do i have to take 5000 mg biotin PER DAY? the dosage per day wasn't clear to me, so...thanks for the rest though, i got a really bad hair cut a few days back and i'm missing my lovely long hair :'( will be doing all of this from today...thanks again! xoxoxo

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    1. Well thank you I appreciate that! And yes I took 5000mg per day. You can usually find a single pill with the dosage so you don't have to take more than one pill.. Good luck on growing back your hair! I'm sure this'll work for you :)

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  14. i love this i'm starting tomorrow imjust gonna go buy the pills

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  15. Thank you for sharing this info! I'm really excited to start. Just wanted to also mention the amount of Biotin suggested. Did you mean 5000 mcg (micrograms) instead of mg (milligrams)?

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  19. I had top-of-the-seat-length, extremely fine blonde hair this morning. I went in to get my normal 1/2 inch trim (which I typically do every 4-6 months). The stylist told me I would need at least an inch off to get the dry, split ends, and since it's been over 6 months since I last had it cut, I agreed to an inch. When she was finished it looked very healthy, but because my hair is so thin (transparent, in fact), I asked if cutting just a little more off would possibly make it look any fuller. She said she could do 3-4 more inches, and I looked at her with complete horror. I told her "absolutely no more than one more inch". I know it takes about 3-4 months for my hair to grow one inch, so the though of 2 inches total (6-8 months worth) freaks me out a bit. Anyway, long story short (no pun intended), she took off more than I asked, and it's about one to 1 1/2 inches too short now (just barely waist-length). It still looks very thin, by the way, but I have always had extremely fine, limp hair. I've already been taking the prenatals for a long time because we are planning to start a family as soon as my husband has a job. I will try adding biotin. I wash my hair whenever I don't have to work or go anyplace special. I do use the hairdryer on it a whole lot because it is the only way I can get any body into my hair, and I condition only the ends of my hair because it's so extraordinarily difficult for me to find hair products that aren't weighing. I use protein treatments sparingly, as they tend to dry my hair out and make it brittle. I'm not sure if they provide any benefit or not, really.

    Do you think algae-based omega 3s would be beneficial? I can' stomach fish oil.

    Also, I'm worried that pregnancy will prevent my hair from growing because of all the vitamins babies take. Do you know anything about what, if any, affect pregnancy could have on hair growth?

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    1. Use aloe and honey. It will thicken your hair. It worked for me within one month! You can use the aloe olant that can be found in most grocery stores or you can get the organic one from a health food store that's already made and bottled. As for the honey, raw is best but I got results from using the one in the bear squeeze bottle. Mix enough together depending on the length of your hair and leave it on anywhere from 2 hours up to overnight. Your hair will grow fast, thicken, and the best part be SOOO soft and shiny. The aloe repaired my damaged bleached, spaghetti like hair in 1 week! Try it! I promise you that it will work :)

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  20. Hi, that make sure. Pill prenatals and bioton 5000MG can help grow hair fast right??? Let me know pls thank you

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  21. I like natural treatment for Hair Grow.thanks

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  24. Hi, well i have tried to grow my hair for a while and noticed that some products work and some dont they are just a scam

    best way is to do the few tips, eat healthy, and find a good natural hair growth method.

    I now use only natural products and NO chemicals at all, I use a natural hair growth cream and root stimulator from Anaqah natural beauty products and this has worked well for me.my hair grows just over a inch a month and im very happy i made the transition

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  25. I like your tips, I just wanted to say that I don't think the thing about getting your ends trimmed is bogus at all. The thing about getting them trimmed is that if you get split ends, they can end up splitting all the way up your hair and causing a lot of bad breakage, which can prevent new hair from growing, old hair from getting longer, and it can also make your hair become unmanageable and even fall out! Now, not everyone has a problem with split ends, which is why some still grow long hair without ever getting a trim. Also, did you gain much weight taking the prenatals? I heard that you should break them up into your shampoo for direct absorption into your hair so you don't have to worry about that. thanks! :)

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  26. hey I have a question though. Did the combination of biotin and prenatals cause acne? I already suffer from acne but i do need to grow out my ear length hair and stop feeling like a boy. if it did, did you take anything else with it to stop acne?

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  27. I tortured my hair, went to beauty school, and chopped it off to get it healthy. I will for sure try your method, and hey, we dont all get scissor happy :)

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  28. I really love this article! I used to have my hair down to my butt as a girl and at age 11 accidentally chopped it off past my shoulders. I thought the hairstyle I was getting was just adding layers to my long hair to take a but of weight off. But nobody told me that it was a short style. At first I liked it cause it was easier to handle but I started to miss my hair. Ever since I have been trying to grow it back. I would grow it four inches and my mom would talk me into a trim which always happened to cut off those four inches and not to mention she told me to thing my hair out. She has very fine think hair and didn't know how to handle my hair. Biggest mistakes! I love my hair thick and long. I'm serious about growing my hair out and won't listen to her about cutting, dying or even thinning it. I want my thick hair to grow back. It's not as thick as it used to be. Any tips? I've been growing my hair out for a year and a half now. My hair is almost half way to my goal length down to my hips if not longer. I'm starting to eat eggs everyday which has slot of the vitamins my hair needs. When I first started growing out my hair I ate two eggs everyday for a month and my hair grew three inches! I'm about to turn twenty in October and I want my hair to half way to my goal length. I'm defiantly going to follow these. I also stopped completely using heat on my hair air two years now and my hair is so much easier to manage. I have thick course curly, wavy and straight hair so it gets tough to handle from time to time. I also use coconut oil once a week cause my hair sets out so bad

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  31. Very impressive article. Most of the girls are like to read articles, stories related to hair, skin, beauty etc..........

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  32. Hey there,if i take biotin how much growth will i get in a month? Thanks

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  33. Will I still see results in a few months if I use heat on my hair a lot and my hair is damaged but use heat protectant?

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  34. this is a brilliant post, at the moment I am trying to grow out my pixie crop...its so frustrating! I have already started to wash my hair every 3 days instead of every day and do an intense coconut mask once a week....i have a mullet at the moment! STAY STRONG haha x

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  35. I'm just stumbling upon this but have been using the same methods for the last4 years... my hair is 33" long and was about half that when i started...i also put my hair in a bun at night helps keep it from getting tangled and supposedly wearing your hair up often keeps the ends healthy and makes it grow faster! And i didn't take prenatals but flinstone gummies with folic acid...


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  36. Do you have to take the prenatal pills

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  38. Starting this regimen today! I am not taking the prenatals, but am doing a multivitamin, the biotin, niacin, and fish oil. I am also adding in a castor oil/coconut oils mask 2 times a week! I was just taking my multivitamin/niacin, and had already seen a difference, so I'm praying these added things work even more! Thanks for this, it's motivating!

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