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How I Grew My Kinky Hair with Little Money

Updated on April 21, 2017
Hair's growing phase
Hair's growing phase

To begin with, this is an experience that I've had over the years, and I've used the following procedure with much success. I've varied it over the years, however, this time seems to be the easiest and fastest. You might think after reading the steps outlined here, that it doesn't seem easy. Trust me--- it is easy. Let's get to what I do.

First step: Buy yourself a "slammin" (my daughter's term ) wig or two. The wig should make your friends and family say "it becomes you." A wig that, maybe, you will not want to take off once your hair grows back. The reason is, you will be wearing it for the duration. The wig should ideally be of human hair as to facilitate longer wear. Of course, this information will work for any race. The wig idea is just for those of us with kinky hair. You see with this procedure you must wash your hair at least three times a week. You also must not use heat, (straightening instruments, blow dryers etc.) Hence the reason for the wig. More about that later.

Now for the Second step, buy the products. I will explain what I buy later.

My story (in brief), is that I was slowly developing male pattern baldness. At sixty one, some would think, just accept it. Well not me. I dug my heels in and did research. The same as I had done over 35 years earlier. Back then, I had problems with my hair growing. My research led me to growing my hair from within, which took a longer time. These days Fastfreta doesn't want to take a long time for anything. Back to the issue at hand, I've learned that heavy hair greases clogged my pores, so I discontinued their use. I also, learned through my research, the major ingredients for making the hair grow from within. At that time I was taking over 30 vitamins and herbs a day. They did work, so I am not knocking that. However, the same things that I was taking multiple doses of separately, is now combined in one or two doses of vitamins, and herbs. Also, back then I found there was no real topical hair growth aides. So I ate right, and religiously took my vitamins, and herbs. Somebody read my mind back then, and combined these things together. Now enough about me. Oh, by the way I don't have any before or after photos. I didn't know that I was going to write about my experience. I have helped my 82 year old friend regrow her hair. I since have begun to help others


What I use

Back to the issue at hand: what I buy. At my local Health food, or drug store, I buy the hair vitamins. Now, these vitamins must contain the following, Biotin, Choline, and Inositol. I don't care what else they have---if they don't contain those three ingredients, I don't buy them. The Biotin should be at least 1500 mg per dose. I read the label carefully--- a dose can be between 1 and 3 tablets. I like to take the vitamins in the least amount of tablets. I always take my vitamins with food, and at least 8 oz. of water to keep down stomach discomfort, and that works for me. I was once told by a friend (who's a doctor) to always take pills, of any kind with lots of water, and that's what I do. Back to the vitamins, I do try to get the best, and do that by reading and researching each one. 

Now to the topical products. At my local beauty supply store, I buy various and sundry light weight oils that are touted as hair growth oil. One light weight oil that I use is called "Doo Gro" mega thick oil. I also have a heavy-duty oil, called Wild Growth, hair oil,(see below), that is to be used one to three times a week. I use the best shampoos and conditioners that I can find, and afford. Brand names if possible. I also use products that are advertised as hair strengtheners (they do work). I forgot to mention that I also drink protein shakes on a regular basis in the beginning. This might all seems like a lot of work and money, but believe me it is not. I buy everything at my local Health Food, or Drug store. However, I would go to any length to regrow my hair.

Here is what I do. You might call this the third step. I take my vitamins conscientiously. At times I make protein shakes to speed up the process. I don't always do the protein shakes, but the vitamin and topical treatments I always do. I digress. Let' see---is this step four? I wash my hair at least 3 times a week. With each washing, I wash, and condition as usual. One thing I do that is crucial, I always comb the conditioner through my hair while wet, that completely dangles my hair. After towel drying, while still damp, with the pores still open, I apply the oil. I then massage it in very vigorously and thoroughly. I don't use my heavy oil at every washing, but I use oil of some kind. I then braid or plait my hair and leave it there until the next washing. In between washings I use the light oil, morning and night. To open the pores I sometimes wet a towel with the hottest water that I can stand and wrap my head with it, after I apply the oil. I usually perform my hair care ritual at night during a favorite TV program, it doesn't seem so tedious then. Now this is the time when, it's all about me, I don't like to answer phone calls or the like.

One thing that indicates that my hair is growing is that my scalp is very itchy and or sore..... "oh happy day," when that happens. Another good indication is, since I am graying, and I dye my hair (oh yes I do), is I can see new growth sooner than I use to. Now ladies (and maybe gentlemen) don't let any of these steps deter you--- depending on who you are you can see new faster growth within about three months. I even find that once I begin the process, after about 6 months, I sometimes let down my guard and don't perform all my steps as often as I should. I do always take my vitamins, no matter what the situation is. These are my steps, I hope they have been helpful. Make no mistake this is a process, so be prepared to follow through, and under normal circumstances you should have success.



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Phase of growing hair

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      Ashley 8 years ago

      Wow this is Amazing!! I'm definitely going to try this!! Sounds very inexpensive!

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      Dianne J. 8 years ago

      I think I want to try this. You can never have too much hair.

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      msmicaela 7 years ago

      yep,,, conditioning, protein (in food or drinks), and low manipulation...really does work.. oh and that doo gro oil is really great to help spead it up

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      Steve Andrews 7 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Great advice but too much trouble for me - I think I have got used to my baldness on top but if I ever change my mind I'll know what to try!

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      Alfreta Sailor 7 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks Bard of Ely for stopping by.

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      benny Faye Douglass 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Good advice, I think I will have to try it for my hair. thanks for a enlighten hub, Freta. have a blessed day.

      Creativeone59

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      Alfreta Sailor 7 years ago from Southern California

      Thank you creativeone59 for stopping by, come back again soon.

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      Helen Cater 7 years ago from UK

      Thanks for this as a hairdresser myself it's interesting hearing other ways.

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      Alfreta Sailor 7 years ago from Southern California

      Why hello there Helen, thanks for stopping by. Come back again soon.

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      create a page 7 years ago from Maryland, USA

      So fastfreta you are an expert on hair growth too, I see. You certainly are a wonder woman.

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      Alfreta Sailor 7 years ago from Southern California

      Well not really, however I did learn a few things along the way, and I only passed on what I learned. You know, now, even though I've grown my hair back, I don't want to stop wearing the wig, because I have no bad hair days. Thanks again.

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      Sara 7 years ago

      Interesting information...very convincing since you have tried this yourself and it worked. This actually seems doable!

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      Alfreta Sailor 7 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks Sara for stopping by, please come again soon.

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Hi, Fastfreta. I get so tired of my hair that sometimes I'm tempted to shave it off and buy some wigs! Then I could have a new style whenever I wanted.

      I enjoy your articles. You seem like you'd be a really fun person to be around! Must be because you're from GA!

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      Alfreta Sailor 7 years ago from Southern California

      Oh yeah, habee, you know us Georgia girls. Thanks for reading my hubs, please come back soon.

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      Tamarii2 7 years ago from NEW YORK

      Just dropping in to read.Interesting Hub.Always good to learn and to pass it on.I know some cancer patients that may

      want these extra tips.Thanks

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      Alfreta Sailor 7 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks Tamarii2, glad to see you again. Please stop again soon.

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      steven 7 years ago

      I like your article so much.My honor to share cheap ugg boots.

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      Alfreta Sailor 7 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks steven for stopping. I'd like to know more about the boots.

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      knell63 7 years ago from Umbria, Italy

      I think I'm just going to grow bold disgracefully and let it be. I did have a long blonde wig I borrowed once for a play not sure I could carry it off these days though.

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      Alfreta Sailor 7 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks knell63 for your comment, it is a is a crack up. Thanks for stopping. Please come again soon.

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      Gemynii 7 years ago from Texas

      OMG! I really want to thank you for this Hub! I am developing male pattern baldness and really want to speed up the process of hair growth. Now I realize that I haven't been taking the proper vitamins. You are a Blessing!

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      Alfreta Sailor 7 years ago from Southern California

      Thank Gemynii for stopping. Yes this has really worked well for me. As a matter of fact I can't keep up with the regrowth as far as the gray is concerned. Don't forget the topical treatment as well. I just started one of my daughters on it, however her hair is very thick, she just wants her length back, and it is working.

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      This is very useful. Your hair must have really grown now and I bet you've got your eyes on a special hair style for Xmas.

      Thanks. :)

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      Alfreta Sailor 7 years ago from Southern California

      You're right, it has grown, but I've become so accustomed to the wigs that I'm having a hard time going back to my real hair. I think maybe this month. I'll keep you abreast.

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      Julianna 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      I honestly did not know that protein shakes speeds up the process of hair growth, no wonder my hair grows so quickly, you are amazing when it comes to valuable information and I can see that I will be hanging out in your hubs often. :)

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      Alfreta Sailor 7 years ago from Southern California

      Thank you AEvans, you're great for the ego, if I had one. LOL! Anyway I'd like for you to read my series on Jealousy and give me your comments, I'm considering taking this one to another level.

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      jessicab 7 years ago from Alabama

      Great advice on growing kinky hair, wild growth oil is good to use also.

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      Alfreta Sailor 7 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks jessicab, if you notice I did include that in the hub and I also added a link to purchase it. Thanks for stopping, please stop again.

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      Camlo De Ville 7 years ago from Cologne, Germany

      This really works?

      I have a slight problem, and am considering undergoing some pretty expensive treatment to solve it. But if your method works -- certainly worth a try.

      I'll let you know ...

      Great read!

      All the best, Camlo

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      Alfreta Sailor 7 years ago from Southern California

      Yes, Camlo, it really did work for me. I actually have grown my hair back to the thickness that it was before. It took about a year to get it back to what it was, but I'm glad that I stuck with it.

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      clspeakstoo 7 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      This is the exact information I need. Thank you

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      Alfreta Sailor 7 years ago from Southern California

      Thank you clspeakstoo for stopping and I hope that it works for you the way it did for me. Please stop again soon.

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      Camlo De Ville 6 years ago from Cologne, Germany

      Hi Fastfreta!

      Just wanted to let you know that I've just written a Hair Loss related Hub, and have linked it to this great Hub of yours. Is that okay with you? If not, just let me know.

      BTW, I still have to try your formula here, but I will ... just have to get into the right frame of mind.

      All the best, Camlo

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      Alfreta Sailor 6 years ago from Southern California

      By all means link, link, link. I'll be sure to go over and read yours. Thanks for reading and commenting. See you soon.

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      bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

      Hey girl! Get ready! Camlo is sending everyone over here to read this EXCELLENT hub!Rate up!

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      Alfreta Sailor 6 years ago from Southern California

      Thank you bayoulady and Camlo.

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      biotin hair growth 6 years ago

      very detailed article. thanks for the info. god bless!

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      Alfreta Sailor 6 years ago from Southern California

      Thank you biotin hair growth. Very descriptive name!

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      Gloria Siess 6 years ago from Northern California

      NICE HUB!/Biotin is a great vitamin-I agree! If you have time, check out my Hub on my Niece's sudden baldness: The Heartache of Alopecia: One Teenager's Story.

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      Alfreta Sailor 6 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks GarnetBird for stopping. And I will stop and read your hub.

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      roshall 6 years ago from Ohio

      I HAVE TO GIVE THIS A TRY.THANKS.YOU DID A VERY GOOD JOB ON THIS ALSO.WILL GET BACK TO YOU WITH MY RESULTS.

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      Alfreta Sailor 6 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks roshall, I do hope it works as well for you as it did for me. Keep in touch, and thanks for taking time to leave a comment.

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Wow! You must have been reading my mind when you wrote this hub. My hair is baby fine, thin, straight and now I am losing it - yes...I am way, way over the hill. You are so knowledgeable! Love this and will try it. Gosh, I would be walking on a cloud if I could grow more hair.

      Thank you, thank, thankyou! Voted up.

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      Alfreta Sailor 5 years ago from Southern California

      vocalcoach, yours sounds like a dietary problem. If nothing else, you need hair vitamins. By all means if you try the treatment, don't neglect the vitamin part of it. I think that's what helped me the most. Glad you stopped, let me know if any of this works.

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      ceehair 5 years ago

      thanks for this great info. my worry is, can i get these vitamin supplements in ghana?

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      Alfreta Sailor 5 years ago from Southern California

      You're so welcome ceehair, thank you. I'm not sure if you can buy these vitamins in Ghana, however you can purchase them online, as a matter of fact, I don't know if they show up on my article there, but you can purchase them right from my article, or rather they appear on my article where I am. Check out the ads and try to order them from here. Please let me know of your success, or lack thereof, maybe I can be of service to you somehow.

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      Donna Kristine 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      I swear, I'm trying this. Thanks fastfreta.

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      Alfreta Sailor 5 years ago from Southern California

      Good for you Kristine, because it did work for me. See you soon, on your hubs I mean, (smile).

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      Lady Summerset 5 years ago from Willingboro, New Jersey

      You've covered a lot of bases regarding hair in this article. Good information.

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      Alfreta Sailor 5 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks Lady Summerset, for stopping and reading and taking the time to leave a comment.

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