(Closed) Your secrets to make hair longer and thicker!

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Don’t wash it often and moisturize it with coconut oil (rub it in, leave it a while and shampoo out) – eat a diet hight in protein/omega 3s/healthy fat – take prenatals if you feel like it, don’t blowdry it except on special occasions.  Moroccan Oil makes a “restorative hair mask” that you can use a couple times a week.  I had the same problem and my hairdresser actually told me I have thick hair now. I’ve never had thick hair in my life.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Prenatal vitamins.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MissCountryGirl727:  I had heard a bunch about prenatals, I really was not sold on them but they are very inexpensive and since the Fi and I know we want to try for children as soon as the wedding is over I thought why not. I was amazed when in a matter of weeks a saw a difference in both my hair and nails!

 

@bella128:  I am a coconut oil fan as well, I use it as a pre wash..I have really seen a difference in the overall health of my hair since I have started!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Prenatal vitamins and Biotin Have worked wonders for me. I take both every day. I also invested in some good salon quality shampoo. Oh, and I only wash my hair once or twice a week. My hair has made a complete 180 from dry and thin to shiny and thicker!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Barn

I use Mane ‘n Tail, it helps hair growth. You can google it to see before and after pics. My recommendation would be to NOT use it every day/ very frequently because it can be drying. I’d start off with a couple times a week, making sure you deep condition! 

A warning about Biotin, just from reading online (because I was considering it also) is that it can cause cystic acne if you take too much. This isn’t from personal experience though, so take it with a grain of salt 🙂

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@deetroitwhat:  +1

 

My hair was really thick until, like you, I went through a stressful period and it really thinned out. I was going to try biotin because I’ve heard it works great, but I read that it causes cystic acne in a lot of people. My luck, I would be one of those people so I went with prenatals instead. I’ve been taking them for about 2 months and see a MAJOR improvement. I have hair sprouts popping up EVERYwhere. My hair feels fuller, stronger and looks healthier.

 

I bought Nature Valley (? I think thats what they’re called. I always get this confused with Nature’s Own, which is the bread I think. Maybe its the other way around… hah!) and at the time they were buy one get one free! I spent $12 on two big bottles. I figured I didnt need any fancy kind since I’m not TTC. My mother is a hairstylist and was always criticizing my thinning hair (as if I was choosing for it to be that way) and she has commented on what a drastic change there has been in a short time period.

 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

@bella128:  Where do you get coconut oil?

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Prenatal vitamins. Folic acid and biotin

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I was taking prenatal vitamins and also biotin and they didnt do anything for me. The past year I started using Nioxin shampoo and conditioner and its worked wonders for me! My hair has grown so much…I also eat a really healthy diet! Hope that helps!

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have really thick hair and I am not sure exactly what the secrets are, but here are some of the things I do:

I treat it like silk.  I use a natural bristle boar brush and gently start at the bottom.  I never tease it or use hairspray or heat.  I still style it, but I let it be natural.  I also don’t blow dry!  When I am washing it I also treat it like silk and use a heavy conditioner, and approach with patience so that I am not tearing any in the shower.  I very gently brush before the shower.

I use natural shampoo (no sulfates or parabens).

I don’t color my hair.  If you really want to, think about partial foil of highlights, just to add some dimesnion, but I would stear clear dyes, I don’t think they are the best for your hair.

Since we are what we eat, I try to eat the best I can.  Fresh fruits and veggies and lots of protein!  Also, I take prenatals (I am expecting).

 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

 Tagging this just so I can followup on it later.

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