Post # 1
So my hair usually grows pretty slowly, and 2 winters ago I had it pretty long…down to my waist long. In February of last year, I decided I was going to chop it all off and donated 13 inches to Locks of Love (well worth it to-the only other lady in the salon at the time started crying when they cut my hair, and told me her daughter had cancer and was going through chemo and that I was doing an amazing thing…which made me cry. The girl cutting my hair walked back over and saw my crying and thought it was because she had just chopped off all my hair! hahaha).
Anyways, a month later my fiance proposed, and a year later my hair was finally just getting past my shoulders (not long enough for what I wanted it to be when I get married!! I have fine, not thick at all hair and wanted it to be full enough for a pretty style!)
A month ago I realized I wasn’t going to have the length I wanted in time for the wedding (sad day) and decided I would try pre-natal vitamins because I remembered my friend saying how quickly her hair grew while she was taking them while pregnant.
Let me just say, if you need your hair to grow faster and want stronger nails, do it. Take the prenatal vitamins. It is working so well! I see my younger sister on a regular basis and she could even tell that my hair was getting longer! So happy!!
Anyone else have good tips for hair growth????
Post # 3
OMG!!! Why didn’t anyone tell me this 6 months ago?! lol.
Post # 4
Biotin. I started taking prenatals maybe 4 months ago and I did notice a difference. I have fine, thin, slow-growing hair too, so I could tell when it started growing a little faster. Then maybe a month and a half ago I started taking biotin. My hair is growing so fast now, that I could already see roots coming in 3 days ago when I just got my hair colored last Thursday. I also alternate using Mane ‘n Tail horse shampoo because my hair dresser suggested it. And a couple of weeks ago I added aloe vera supplements to my routine because a few people have told me they had great results using them too.
Post # 6
Awesome!! I definitely need to take those for my nails, they always break.
I wash my hair with Head and Shoulders classic clean (just the shampoo, I usually use herbal essence for conditioner)…and I swear it makes my hair grow faster. Or maybe I’m crazy. But I also don’t care to blow dry or use a flat iron or anything. I’m just super lazy. My hair is to my belly button right now…waaay too long…use to be almost to my knees when I was a kid! My dad said long hair is beautiful and he would never let me cut my hair.
But I donated my hair as well about 3 1/2 yrs ago and cut it to about my chin. It felt SO good to donate it and it was refreshing to try out a new hairstyle! But now my hair is just as long as it was when I cut it.
Post # 7
Prenatal vitamins work awesome! I had short hair when I got pregnant with my daughter and then started taking my vitamins and continued taking them and my hair is pretty long now. It’s been about 2yrs since I got pregnant and my hair has grown to my waist just about.
Post # 8
@HeatherMM: Did you start taking Biotin on top of the prenatals? Or did you switch from the prenatals to biotin?
@PeachyKiwi: I also usually have weak nails; this has helped so much! When I donated I also cut it to my chin 🙂 How many inches did you donate???
Post # 9
At 47 years old, can I take pre-natal vitamins for my hair? Or am I too “old” I am starting menopause apparently…. LOL
I just want length, I have thick and lots of hair… yep good genes!
Post # 10
What exactly in the prenatals help hair and nail growth? Is it an amino acid or what? I would rather buy the isolated vitamins and such. I would be mortified buying prenatals or having them in the home.
I have super thin hair as well and I highly recommend Neutrogina Leave In Conditioner. My hair is prone to breakage and it helps a lot. Also, it’s safe for use with heat, so I put it on, let it dry, then straighten my hair.
I also cut back on blow drying and straightening my hair. Maybe straighten it once a fortnight now.
Post # 11
Nice! If your hair still isn’t at the “right” length, I suggest looking into clip in extensions. They’ll add volume and length.
Post # 12
@DeeVine1217: Thats what I have gone for, but buy Remi/Remy real human hair as the acrylic ones dont act the same
Post # 13
@Frazis: Glad the vitamins seem to be working.
I’m kind of on the fence as to whether you can actually do anything to grow your hair faster. Most things you read unfortunately say that there is nothing you can do to speed up hair growth if you already have a healthy diet etc.
Worst case you could try extensions or a hairpiece.
Hairdressers can work magic w. fairly short hair though so I doubt you’d be hooped in any case.
Post # 14
I take it along with the prenatals. I get the 5000mcg and take it twice a day.
Post # 15
About 2 years ago I started hoping we’d get engaged and so I started to let my hair grow, knowing I wanted it long for the wedding. It’s not down past my bra strap. I guess that’s a plus to being together for 7 1/2 years?? ha.
Post # 16
My hair grows ridiculously fast on its own. I have baby fine hair and a lot of it. I also own about 4 different lengths of remi-hair clip-in extensions. I use them to give my hair a fuller look, not really for length.
I find that my hair will grow more slowly the more heat I apply to it (rather, the heat damages the hair, and the hair breaks off, making it harder to obtain length… not really slowing down the growing process).
For my wedding I hope to have my hair 4 inches above my waste (it is about mid-back by now) and am probably going to buy some pre-natal vitamins just to give my hair a boost. I also have great nails and I can easily grow them out long enough so that people think my nails are fake, so I hope it helps keep them that way!