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How to get you hair longer naturally

Updated on April 23, 2012

My mistake

A few years ago I made a huge mistake I cut my long hair off. After I chopped it off it didn't seem to grow like it use to. I started dying my hair a lot every week it was a new colour, black, blonde brunette blue, pink, red, you name it I had it in my hair. I style my hair a lot using curling irons, flat irons and blow dryers. My hair surprisingly stayed pretty healthy but it just didn't seem to grow. I started trying new things to help my hair grow and guess what? They worked!

Here's what I did

I started using olive oil and warming it up in the microwave for 30 seconds. Then I flip my head upside down and massage the oil into my hair focusing on the roots and the ends. Sounds kind of weird but doing this adds essential fats to your hair. When your head is upside down it redirects the blood flow to your head stimulating the hair follicles helping your hair grow.

Another household product I use is mayonnaise NOT miracle whip. Mayonnaise is good for adding fats and proteins to your hair. I would recommend mayonnaise with olive oil already in it. If you don't have that then just simply add olive oil into your mayonnaise. Eggs, putting raw eggs in your hair adds a lot of proteins to your hair . When you wash the eggs out I would suggest using cool to cold water. Hot water can cook the eggs into your hair. Avocado is also very good for your hair you can blend it up and mix it with olive oil, mayonnaise or both. If you're going to attempt this I would highly recommend blending the avocado very well otherwise good luck finding the little chunks in your hair!

You are what you eat!

Okay, not literally. I stopped eating fast food and started eating a lot healthier, I noticed a huge difference not only in my hair but in my skin and nails.

The best foods to eat include salmon which is filled with omega-3 fatty acids and packed with vitamin B-12 and iron. This helps keep the scalp moisturized and makes hair shiny. Dark green veggies such as spinach, broccoli and Swiss chard. These are fantastic sources of both vitamins A and C which is required by your body to help it make sebum the oily substance that your hair secretes. Sebum is also known as the hairs natural conditioner. Eating carrots which are full of vitamin A helps promote a healthy scalp. Fruits eat lots of fruit on the side of meals or as a snack. Eat beans, yes beans they are filled with iron, zinc and they're packed with protein. Chicken and eggs are loaded with proteins that will promote hair growth and strength. Whole grains says it all! Low fat dairy products, loaded with calcium an important mineral for hair growth.

My secret weapons for hair growth

My wide tooth comb, yes I said it a comb not a brush. The wide tooth comb is my favorite tool to use when it comes to my hair. Using a wide tooth comb not only gets the job done but it also helps my hair from breaking, and pulling while brushing it. I normally start at the bottom of my hair and work my way up. Another weapon I use are prenatal vitamins that I take daily. No I'm not expecting nor plan to. The prenatal vitamins are loaded with so many vitamins. They're good for your hair, your nails, your skin and overall you! I would recommend shampoos and conditioners that are made to strengthen and repair your hair. By exercising on a regular basis and eating healthy helps create a healthy you and when you're healthy your hair is healthy.

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      Sarah Carlsley 5 years ago from Minnesota

      Good tips!

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      mizznajim 5 years ago

      It really is amazing how fast it grows, I'm so glad I gave up fast food!

      The best to you as well.

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      Carrie L. Cronkite 5 years ago from Maine

      Wonderful advice, everything you said is truth and has worked for me too. It's amazing how fast your hair can start growing again when you change your diet to a healthy one. The best to you!