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How I Grew My Kinky Hair with Little Money
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
Wild growth oil
- wild growth hair oil
Hair growth oil
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
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.