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How To Grow Your Hair Faster Than Usual

Updated on February 20, 2020
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Evie Sparkes is a published YA novelist with a passion for all things fashion, hair and beauty.

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First Things First

It's best of your hair is in reasonable condition before you begin this journey to longer lovelier hair.

If it's brittle and dry on the ends then take a trip to your hairdresser and get those ends snipped off.

Does FAST Shampoo Really Work?

I once used this product over a three month period. I was sceptical at first but I had read some good reviews. Some not so good, but there were enough good ones for me to give it a try.

It's not cheap so I did have to think about it. I hate wasting money. I'm happy to spend out on things that do what they promise but I was taking a punt on this product.

My hair grows super slow and I am not a patient person!

Did It Work?

Well to my surprise, yes it did speed up my hair growth. Not massively, but my hair grew half an inch in one month, whereas it usually doesn't even grow a quarter of an inch per month. So I was pleased.

What's Right With It?

It does what it says.

What's Wrong With It?

It did make my hair very soft, rather more than I would have liked as my hair is dead straight and I find it difficult to style when it's too soft. It is a bit drying if you use it for long periods of time too. I'd suggest a month on and a month off.

The Inversion Method

This is where you tip your head upside down and massage your scalp for 4 minutes. I don't think I managed four minutes but it didn't seem to matter.

Coconut oil is suggested for the massage part but then you're supposed to leave it in overnight and I can't be doing with that. I'm sure that really isn't necessary though. It's the stimulation of the blood supply with the massage that does the work really.

Does It Work?

I didn't get an inch in a week as people have suggested but I do think it helped a little. Not as good as the FAST shampoo and conditioner but cheaper!

Derma-Roller

Yep! This handy little tool really stimulates the blood to your hair follicles. It hurts though. If you can take lots of tiny little needles pushing into your scalp then this is a great way to stimulate hair growth.

Egg Whites and Olive oil

This is a well publicised method but for me it was a complete waste of time and too messy for words.

I'd say if you really want to give it a go then do, but I feel it's a bit gimmicky and not worth the effort.

Washing Your Hair Over The Bath

This is rather like the inversion method. Okay, so you're not massaging for four minutes but you are stimulating the blood supply and you are, for a while tipping your head upside down and this is key. The blood goes to your head and in turn helps with speedy growth.

Does It Work?

It does seem to make my hair grow a little faster if I wash my hair in this way for two weeks at a time. It's a simple way to boost your natural growth speed.

Get Regular Trims

If you are too nervous that your stylist might get all scissor happy and chop off all of the new growth you've so laboriously cultivated, then you can always snip off the very ends yourself or get your other half (or your Mum) to do it for you.

It's important to keep the ends of your hair healthy, otherwise they'll end up breaking off and in turn damaging the hair above.

Water Softeners or Alternatives

A great way of making sure that your hair stays in great condition, thus allowing it to grow and stay healthy is by having a water softeners installed. Clearly you wouldn't do it simply for wonderful hair, but it is an added bonus!


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Find Your Style

Sometimes I get stuck in the 'Hair Growth' phase and forget that actually my hair suits me better when it's shorter.

I have a small face and long hair does swamp it a bit. Look at your style and if it's short and you're just dying to have long hair, consider the shape of your face. Do you have a long face? If you do, then longer hair may not be the best option for you. Maybe try embracing your shorter hair and get inventive with styling instead.

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