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10 Tips to Make Your Hair Grow Faster

Updated on April 3, 2013

Any womens wish, is to have a long, healthy and beautiful hair. However, hair takes its time to grow and we don't usually tend to wait for it. We feel the need to do something about it.

There's countless options we can follow, to speed our hair healthy growth. There's no such thing as magical potions to make it grow suddenly though.

If your purpose is to make your hair grow from a shoulders length hair to mid back length hair quickly, I'm afraid you won't get it. Technically all you can actually do, is to apply hair extensions, clip on ponytails or long wigs.

If you know what patience means though, there's a couple of tips you can follow to maximize all your hair's potential and consequently make it grow slightly faster than usual.

Tips to make your hair grow faster

Here are my 10 tips to make your hair grow faster!

1. Practice Good Hair Habits

If you want to have your hair grow faster, you need healthy hair. Good hair habits will help you avoid damaging your hair and keep it healthy.

Here some good practices:

  1. Use a brush with natural boar bristles.
  2. Don't braid or put your hair in a ponytail when it is still wet.
  3. Avoid chemical treatments such as bleaching, perms, coloring or highlighting.
  4. Minimize heat styling with things such as hot combs, hair dryers and curling irons.
  5. Although the best thing to do, is to avoid using heat styling, it is still important to dry your hairs roots after washing it. I learnt this with a specialized doctor. The roots of our hair take a long time to dry whenever we wash it, between 2 and 3 days actually. Therefore, it is extremely important to dry it with a hair dryer. Do not forget the important thing to is, is to dry your hairs roots, not the ends. If you leave the ends wet, is no big deal.

2. Maintain a healthy diet

Eating well and healthy is really important. You must eat lots of fruits and vegetables. You should also do a diet based on proteins. Since hair is protein, a diet that is too low in protein may cause some thinning hair or a retardation in the growth cycle. For instance, fish, eggs, beans or yogurt, are filled with protein. Soy protein has also been found to be helpful in stimulating hair growth.

Remember, beauty comes from the inside. In a way, you are what you eat. If you feed yourself lots of healthy nourishing foods your body will reflect this.

3. Flaxseed oil

Flax Seed Oil is a blue flowering plant that is grown on the Western Canadian Prairies for its oil rich seeds. This natural oil is highly recommended for the general well being and whole body nutrition. It is a natural acids source that are essential to keep our body healthy.

They are also good for the heart, reducing the risk of coronary heart disease. The recommended daily dose for most people is at least 1,000 mg taken one to three times daily.

Therefore, if you don't eat much fish, you must take the Flax Seed Oil supply in order to help your body having all the vitamins you need and consequently speed up your hairs growth.

4. Keep it trimmed!

To cut your split end is very important. When you ignore split ends, it ends up leaving you with shorter hair due to breakage.

Damage to your hair will move up from the ends and the only way to stop it in its tracks is to remove it as soon as it happens.

Do not forget the hair starts growing for the root, not the ends. Therefore, whenever the split ends are cut, your hair follicle is working less to repair split, dead ends and working more in the root. If you cut the ends frequently, your hair will grow faster and healthier. Trust me, it's true!

It's always easy to talk though. It's hard to put it into action. I hate having to trim my hair when I have worked so hard on making it long! But it's a need that will bring good results in a long term time. Just be patient and you will see!

5. Massage the scalp

Always give yourself a scalp massage. You will want to massage your hair at least three times a week, use the tips of your hands and firmly massage your scalp. Make sure you cover the entire head. With a good scalp massage you increased blood circulation which enriches skin with essential nutrients and oxygen.

After a massage actively circulating blood brings the nutrients to hair follicles. Besides, massage helps to relax and improves the strength of the roots.

6. Don’t wash your hair every day

I know it sounds disgusting, but washing your hair too often pulls the strands, damages the scalp, and rids your hair of the natural oils essential for growing long, thick hair. You must allow the hair oils to condition your hair rather than constantly washing the oils out.

After a while, your hair will be trained, and it won't look as dirty as it looked before, and the washes will last longer. There's plenty of videos on youtube of beauty gurus that teach you the best way to train your hair.

The ideal, would be to wash your hair between 2 or 3 times a week, maximum. You'll see it will get shinier and healthier.

7. Comb after wash it - Dont Brush it

Comb through your hair with a wide toothed comb right when you turn off your shower water when it is still soaking wet. It's much better for detangles your hair super quickly. This way you are struggling afterward or having to attack your hair with a brush. Using a brush on wet hair can break the strands you have worked so hard to protect.

Use a wide-toothed comb and comb your hair in a slow motion.

Additionally, avoid pulling your hair tightly especially for women who are fond of ponytails, braids, cornrows and clips.


8. Always Use Heat Protect


Applying a heat protectant spray when using heated styling tools is very important.

Heat protectant is something I often forget to use, but it is really important to protect your strands against damage. If you protect your hair from the time it is a baby hair at your root it will have a long and happy lifespan, and be able to grow much longer than if you abuse it for years.

9. Use a deep conditioning treatment

This will help hydrate strands and make them stronger. A hair treatment can help restore damaged hair, add shine and body to dull lifeless hair, and improve the texture of frizzy, unmanageable hair.

Damaged hair loses two essential components; moisture and protein. Most times, both of these elements need to be replaced for an effective hair treatment.

An occasional deep conditioning or reconstructing treatment will help restore your hair to its prime condition. It's also a good idea to treat your hair before and after any chemical processes.

I love my Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque because it truly leaves my hair really soft and easier to comb.


10. Reduce Stress

Finally, we all know stress ain't good for our health. Stress can cause a variety of health problems, so it should be no surprise that it also affects the hair. Excessive stress will slow down your hair's growth rate and it will make it weaker, turning it extremely more vulnerable to breaks.

Some stress-reducing techniques are deep breathing, regular exercise, mediation, yoga, or enjoying a hobby or recreational activity such as reading, cooking, or gardening

Is very important to reduce your stress level as much as you can to get a hair and life more healthy.

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      Madison 19 months ago

      Im so in love with these tips thay work for my hair

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      Theresa Gibbons 2 years ago

      I have a question-

      What about tips for curly hair? How can I not wash my hair everyday and brush my hair everyday, so it don't have nots and don't look a mess????

      I can not brush or come my hair without washing it due to the curls if I try the brush or come gets stuck. My hair has been falling out, hairs left on the brush for years and I can't seem to find help anywhere. :( now I'm trying vitamins and soon telling my Doctor about it...

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      Ariana Paulins 3 years ago from Ohio

      This is a wonderful article! I actually use the macadamia hair repair masque and I love it! It smells so good and my hair feels amazing afterwards. I also like the fact that you mentioned eating a healthy diet. Many people forget that beauty is from the inside out. Thanks for sharing!

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      Cherylann Mollan 3 years ago from India

      Great tips. Had a question though, what's the best way to use a heat protecting serum? Should i apply it when my hair is wet or dry, before or after straightening? And does it make your hair very greasy? I straighten my hair quite often and end up loosing a lot of hair. So, was hoping someone could help me out. :)

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      Kassandra 3 years ago from Minnesota

      Awesome hub! Definitely have researched many times on how to make my hair more healthy and you definitely have simplified for more. Most talk about adding oils, which I'm not too keen on, so I will definitely take this tips to my daily routine. Thanks!

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      Brandy 3 years ago

      Good tips, just wish there was a shampoo that would help it by ten times.

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      Toy Tasting 3 years ago from Mumbai

      Thanks for sharing the information. I so wanted long hair. Somehow, I couldn't. After reading your hub, I feel there are a lot of things I have not been following.

      I will surely start following them soon. Hope it works. :)

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      Emily 3 years ago

      Trying to grow my hair longer before prom. My hair grows quite fast anyway, half a year ago it was REALLY short, I was always mistaken for a boy, and now it is about level with my collar bones at the front and about level with my shoulder blades at the back. I really hope these tips will work for me, so I'm going to try them out! ^^

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      GiblinGirl 3 years ago from New Jersey

      Interesting tips - especially about drying the roots. I always think more about drying the ends since that's the part that's always dripping wet. I'll have to try concentrating more on the roots to see if that helps. My hair is constantly dry looking.

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      mirahairoil 4 years ago

      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.

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      Ryem 4 years ago from Maryland

      There are some really good tips in this hub!

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      deergha 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Very practical and useful hub. Thank you for sharing. Shared and votes up and away.

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      FullOfLoveSites 4 years ago from United States

      Thanks for your tips, Angela (you're so pretty in your profile pic, btw). I want to make up for the hair fall that I've been suffering sometimes. One of my biggest mistakes is combing my hair while it's still wet! Thanks again for your advice. :)

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      catlover 4 years ago

      fabulous tips! really helpful...

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      ankita kaur 4 years ago

      i want long hair but when i liok own hair i m totally split rough but i want long hair

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      Ashely 4 years ago

      These are all great. I've been trying to grow my hair out, and I've heard that cutting the tiniest bit off of your ends helps. It really does. Your hairs are like little threads, and they fray at the bottoms, trimming a very small amount each month really helps. Also, a lot of salons offer high frequency scalp treatments. This is proven most effective. It increases blood flow of the scalp, and are good to get about every two weeks

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      ashley 4 years ago

      Vitamin E and multivitamins have also helped me with the growth of my hair... thank you very helpful

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      katie 4 years ago

      keep from getting salmonella. I changed my diet to more greens. I take a vitamin d with calcium and I don't do my hair at all with a blow dryer or straightener. I marked where my hair was on an old tshirt and I can always put it on to see how far I've come. So happy!

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      ???? 4 years ago

      Omg thanks, this helps so much

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      anujnia 4 years ago

      niceee thanku so much

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      Patricia 4 years ago

      I just finish reading this, so im gonna g and try it and see if it works.. but i have a feeling that it will definitely work.. but i love reading these tips... thanks

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      danielle 4 years ago

      this are very good tips and i am very glad that without even knowing ive been following them alll along and its been working quite well sins my hair is getting longer each time ;D

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      akanksha singh 4 years ago

      thanks for great tips

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      jordan 4 years ago

      h thanks for the tips i real want my hair to be long

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      shinnu sharma 4 years ago

      wow great tips i am loving it reaaly say hats offf to u and i love my hair

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      yangla 4 years ago

      Nice tips gonna try

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      kila 4 years ago

      Thank you

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      tina 4 years ago

      I tried them out & it worked perfectly...

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      ankita 4 years ago

      cool tips... m gonna apply dem...

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      Jenny 4 years ago

      just read so letz c bt im sure it will work...thankssss....

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      tattuwurn 4 years ago

      Hello! This article is quite timely, as lately I'm starting to lose hair a bit more than normal. Voted up, useful and shared.

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      Marilyn Kee 4 years ago from Penang, Malaysia

      Great tips! I've got short hair now, waiting for my hair to grow so I could dip dye it. Now that with these tips, I wouldn't need to wait for the ticking clock! ;)

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      ashely 4 years ago

      thanku for this tips.

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      evettie 4 years ago

      im going to try this i hope it works

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      arpita mohanty 4 years ago

      nic tips

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      j b 4 years ago

      am soo soo in love with this

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      Betty Lewis 4 years ago

      I am an older women who would really like my hair to be longer. I think this tips would really help me. Maybe my granddaughter will finally think I'm "cool". Thanks for this great website.

      Take Care,

      Betty Lewis

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      Moni 4 years ago

      Thanks a lot.i am an Indian, aged 18. My mom tells me to leave my hair after shower after and comb it when its damp because wet roots tear faster. Can u plz give some tips on how to avoid having split ends?

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      lex 4 years ago

      I used to have long hair but when I went to the salon to have my hair cut, I gave a picture to the hairdresser so that she could see what knid of cut I want but she only looked at it for like 2 seconds then said okay. When she started to cut my hair I was wondering why my back neck feels exposed then I realized that she cut it WAY short and it doesn't even look like the one on the picture!!!!!!!!!! My friend don't like that hairdresser too cause she had experienced the same thing!!

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      lilly 4 years ago

      The tips work like a charm thanks for everything grew 2 in within a month

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      Jigir jinganiya 4 years ago

      Hair is important to every one so all are follow this tips

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      Autumn 4 years ago

      those are great tips im gonna try them

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      Willow 4 years ago

      Hi! My name is Willow and I really need to know how to grow out my hair faster\longer. It's only a couple centimeters below my shoulders. It used to be down to my bottom but then i got it cut. It's funny, because I never knew how much I loved my long hair till I it was gone. I was wondering if there are any special shampoos, or even a l l n a t u r a l vitamins would be great!!! Thank you for your time!!! :)

      SINCERELY~

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      WILLOW

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      jadeee 4 years ago

      i need my hair to grow real fast as i cut it off its to my shoulders and it was to my bum i loved it anyone know what's the best thing for it??thanks

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      RRR 4 years ago

      THANK U SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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      yassra 4 years ago

      Great tips.I try my best.Thank you ssssssssssssssssssssssoooooooooooooooooooooo mmmmmmmmmmmmuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuccccccccccccccccccccchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Cristina 4 years ago

      Thanks for the tips. i really could use them.

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      Phsyco Path 4 years ago

      I am taking these tips so they better work or else.....

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      Darlene 4 years ago

      Thanks for the info it's really helpful. But I'm not sure if it would really work. But I believe it would work.

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      jasmine 4 years ago

      While this thing is awesome. do. the steps it works

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      Ella 4 years ago

      Great! It worked!

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      bids that give 4 years ago

      I am 35 and needed the help for the dry hair. This is the last time I am growing it long. So, I want it to look good.

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      farhakhan 4 years ago

      iam trying this tips

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      deepa 4 years ago

      good tips for natural hair growth

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      umm. 4 years ago

      Um I guess it was okay but does trimming it really help ?

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      ramya 4 years ago

      good tips

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      AngelaPereira 4 years ago

      abigail - Yes it does. You should try!

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      abigail 4 years ago

      good tips,but does it really show results?

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      Maeve 4 years ago

      Thank you so much for these tips!

      They are very helpful, I got my hair cut up last year, and now its about mid length but really want it to be longer like it used to and I am getting it cut tomorrow because I used to get it trimmed regularly and I noticed it did grow a lot faster and I decided to do that again, I will definitely be trying your tips, thank you! x

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      Bob 4 years ago

      When will I start seeing results!!! I really want to grow my hair out by december

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      Deanna 4 years ago

      this all was very interesting! an was a big help thanks:)

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      jen 4 years ago

      When will I start seeing results?

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      Iresha Dias 4 years ago

      very interesting !!!

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      KellyMediaBest 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      Cool hub! In my experience some of the best things you can do for healthy, long and thick hair are included in this article. Changing your diet to include vitamins and nutrients ( especially from fruits and vegetables, beans and nuts). I try to only wash my had 3 times a week (unless I have important engagements) and like you said, it has gotten less greasy in between washes over time, and this has really helped improve the shininess and health of my hair. I haven't tried taking a flaxseed oil supplement, but I have been taking Biotin. I had this recommended to me by a hairdresser after getting a haircut that I thought was too short. It really does help hair grow fast!

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      Kimberly 5 years ago

      Thank you

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      AngelaPereira 5 years ago

      Emily - Try this tips and be patient! It will grow.

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      AngelaPereira 5 years ago

      Jazz - WOW Amazing! I'm glad i helped :)

      Carol - Thank so much for stopping by. You really should try this tips, it really works!

      Taylor - Yes, the masque helps to moisturize your hair and make it stronger.

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      Taylor 5 years ago

      The Deep Conditioning Works !

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      Carol 5 years ago

      Thanks for the great tips. I am 55 and needed the help for the dry hair. This is the last time I am growing it long. So, I want it to look good. It's a middle age hair hippy thing for me. Love the tips about eating right and not shampooing to often. I use an African American product to put a bit of oil back into my hair and it does not make it oily. I have dyed dark blonde hair, so I use numerous products to keep it from getting frizzy. So worth it though. Gonna use all of your great tips.

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      Jazz 5 years ago

      I used these tips and my hair is down to my hips and it was up to my bra strap before hand so it has grown 9 inches in the last 4 months.:)

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      Kandicccce 5 years ago

      These are such good tips! Thanks but do u use a blow dryer ro dry ur roots?(;

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      Aisha 5 years ago

      Hey my hair long and it is felling a lot and I don't use dryer but I dry it with towel and I want to know is there is treatment for my hait

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      Emily 5 years ago

      I can't do anything to make my hair grow can anyone help?

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      Jarvitta 5 years ago

      What do I have to do to grow my hair out or to use I rilly want to grow my hair out so bacon you tell me what I got to do to rilly grow it out

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      preethy zia 5 years ago

      i like the tips i was try this tips it is a good tips i love allllllll thank u so much

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      nikkie999 5 years ago

      i have not tryed it yet but i will. i will trim my hair and wash it 3 times a week. i'll dry my scalp every time i wash

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      Kimmie 5 years ago

      Nobody is bald they are just taller then their hair but for women it is like a security blanket for us.

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      marcia 5 years ago

      Birth control pills make your hair grow as well...

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      Camryn 5 years ago

      When will this start to show effect?? After 1 week? When?

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      DimWorkouts 5 years ago

      I've found that nutrition plays a huge part of this and I've seemed to have great success using flax seeds instead of oil. I just found it easier to sprinkle some into cereal in the morning. Each to their own though - it's all good. :)

      I was looking on http://longhaired.net/ for the same kind of thing and it said to do the massage every night of the week but keep it short and don't use too much pressure. What would you think of doing that instead of a few times a week?

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      denise.... 5 years ago

      I take very good care of my hair. I hardly even straighten it or even curl it. But I do highlight it a lot but I also buy deep condition. For my hair..

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      sheilah 5 years ago

      am an african gal from uganda, here we like such equipments, so what can i do to make ma hair look lovely and long? answer me pliz here is ma mail[ sheila_ndagire@ yahoo.com] thank u who ever will do me that fever.

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      allison 5 years ago

      great tips they are really working so far im only 11 but it was really helpful tips :D

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      Keyah 5 years ago

      I am going to try it

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      Miss Mermaid 5 years ago

      All the tips are fantastic.

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      Abhee mishra 5 years ago from India

      Exactly what i was looking for :)

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      Ame 5 years ago

      Great tips I'm only 12 but it's great to start early right? Btw voted up on all : ) thanks

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      sinead 5 years ago

      i used to have lovely long hair down to the middle of my back i miss it soo much i gt it cut nd nw its too short its up to my shoulder and im goin to my first disco n da 21st of june dats 2 weeks please help:(

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      Chanté 5 years ago

      I'm gonna try your tips and i have a really good feeling its gonna work!!!

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      Rashmita 5 years ago

      amazing tips :)

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      Deco-Ambientes 5 years ago

      Very interesting!

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      Hannah Michael 5 years ago

      Cool Tips

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      Abdelnchare 5 years ago

      Nice

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      taniah 5 years ago

      I don't know if going to work but going to try it lol

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      izy* 5 years ago

      Great now i can grow my hair beautifully

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      5 years ago

      Loved the tips thank you.

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      harshika 5 years ago

      use coconut oil everyday before going to sleep.....

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      Kierra 5 years ago

      This helped me a lot but if u comb ur hair while wet its just as bad as brushing! I just finger out my hair when wet helps me a lot....

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      nandini 5 years ago

      Thanqqq for the good tips.

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      MsGreet 5 years ago

      Great article:) i canot wait for my hair to be long again!