Post # 1
I’m trying to grow my hair out for the wedding to avoid costly extensions being put in…..
I’m cutting it (trims) every month,
not washing every day (ewww right? I’m a stay at home mom. I perfected the ponytail!)
but I’m owrried it’s not going to be much longer by August….any tips or tricks??? Suplaments I can take???
Post # 3
my hair used to grow like mad before i colored it, and now it doesn’t grow either. my stylist told me it’s bc it’s been damaged, and she recommend paul mitchell’s super strong line. it’s a little pricey (i hate spending money on something that’s literally going down the drain), but it’s definitely minimizing breakage (which in turn made my hair grow).
don’t feel bad about not washing every day — i don’t either! i just condition on the off days. it grossed me out when i first thought about it but my hair is a lot nicer now that i don’t.
Post # 5
Trim it every 8-10 weeks, not every 4 weeks. B vitamins, pre-natal vitamins. Good luck.
Post # 6
I hate red meat…but I will say it does the trick!
Post # 7
oooh thanks!!!! I was thinking about hitting up the pre-natals again – my hair grew like mad when I was preggers….
Post # 8
prenatals are pretty much b6, b12 and biotin btw…..just with a raised cost and the name prenatal.
Post # 9
Also get out in the sun. Your hair grows faster during the summer form all the vitamins you get from sunlight. Trimmimg it will keep it healthy but it won’t gow that much faster.
Post # 10
im not saying it works, ive never tried it, but i heard if you put mayonaise in your hair it helps it grow….as gross as it sounds
Post # 11
Great tips! I’m trying to grow my hair out as well. This is the first time it’s been past my shoulders in years. I have been in that Cut it short –> Grow it out –> Cut it short –> Grow it out cycle for awhile. Now that it is getting longer it’s hard to resist the urge to cut it again .
Post # 12
I worked in a salon as a Receptionist for a year and picked up a few tips that have been covered by other commenters (ie: pre-natal vitamins, routine baby trims and sunlight) but here is one that sounds kind of superstitious but I SWEAR it works because I have been doing it for years now.
Basically, get your baby-trims when the moon is in a WAXING cycle. That means that any day between a new moon to a full moon is ideal because the feminine energy is growing, thus increasing the growth of your hair. Getting a trim when the moon is WANING (full moon down to new) interupts this cycle and thus your hair will not grow as fast. I was born/raised in Tucson, AZ and a lot of hispanic hairsylists know about this unspoken tradition. Its completely unfounded in science but its very effective!
Post # 13
Very interesting – I’m going to try some of these ‘tricks’. The moon waxing one seems easy enough. Just check the calendar before you schedule a hair appt 🙂 Even if it doesn’t work – I haven’t lost anything!