Last Modified on Jun 26, 2015
Natural Remedies, Supplements, Minerals and Home Remedies from our Readers to make your hair grow faster!
For many people, men and women alike, our hair grows more slowly as we age, which leaves the hair that we do have growing older, more brittle, and overall less healthy as we have less new hair to replace it. Even a baby's hair might not grow as quickly as in other infants. This isn't inevitable. You can make changes to your diet and your hair care routine to make your hair grow faster!
Hair needs various proteins, fats/oils, and minerals to grow properly. Likewise, we need to keep the skin of our scalp healthy and the hair follicles in which hair growth occurs healthy as well.
Natural hair care remedies, nourishing shampoos, revitalizing herbal conditioners, and the right hair care habits can quickly improve your overall hair health and improve hair growth rates.
[YEA] Castor oil (cold pressed and cold processed) and almond oil does wonder for hair growth. I use the brand of castor oil from my local organic health store... Been using it for 4 months now and my hair is no longer falling out. It's thicker and my bald hairline (from bad perms, braids and weaves for years)now has fuzzy hair there. Search the internet and read what people are saying. I apply daily on my scalp.
[YEA] For longer/faster hair growth I took d-Biotin, about 1000 mg per day. It has to be specifically d-Biotin, not just "biotin." Within two weeks I was cutting my nails so much I stopped taking it!
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Abbotsford, Bc Canada
HI about the diswashing liquid, I was wondering if anyone had experience with their own hair (adults). IF so how did it work on grown ups? Would it make an adults hair grow also? Thanks.
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Culver City, Ca
[YEA] I am a big fan of Earth Clinic and I not only use it to my benefit, but I also recommend remedies to friends and loved ones. My cousins lamented that her 2 yr. old daughter's hair was not growing as fast as it ought to. So, low and behold, I looked for a remedy which would suit a 2yr old. My cousin started using Original Dawn dishwashing liquid and saw immediate results. It's been over 2 months and there hasn't been any negative side effects. My sister cut her hair early this year and she expect that it would grow back quickly, but to her surprise, no. I spoke about the results my cousin noticed with her daughter and my sister decided to try Dawn. Well, it has been almost 2 weeks since she started and guess what, her hair is growing at an unexpectedly speedy rate.
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Thousand Oaks, California
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[YEA] I would like to add Silica (horsetail) to the recommended supplements for hair growth. This is in addition to not just Biotin - I take 5000mcg of Biotin daily - but the complete range of B supplements. I take separate B3, B6, Niacinamide, and B12 supps, and a B complex to get the others like B5, folic acid etc. I take them all together to get their synergistic effect. This is called taking them in concert.
It is also worth mentioning that I also notice my hair and my nails grow much more noticeably when I increase my protein intake.
I do these and my hair grows at least an inch a month. It takes a while at first to notice (3-4 months you will see a real difference, probably at your next hair appointment). The conventional half-inch-a-month "widsom" is to dumb down expectations and is only if you are nutritionally deficient! Everyone's hair grew at an inch a month, which was the accepted quoted "widsom" until about 20-30 years ago when chemical additives increased in our food. Our ability to grow hair as a species hasnt changed, just our eating habits have.
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I've had excellent results regrowing my hair using a laser therapy pen. The 660nm wavelength stimulates ATP withing the hair cells and scalp. NASA and Russian scientists have done a lot of research on hair growth and wound repair with lasers.
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Hurst, Tx, US
This recent study suggests that peppermint oil may be useful for promoting hair growth. Possibly better than 3% minoxidil: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4289931/. Art
Could we please have a heading for faster hair growth??? So many women experience a slowing down of hair growth as they age and this is something that has plagued me for about 5 years now. I recently happened upon this reflexology method - simply place knuckles of both hands together to sort of form a heart shape with your hands and rub your fingernails together vigorously for at least 5 minutes a day. This will stimulate the nails and hair follicles as they're interconnected. I've been doing it a few times now and I swear my hair is longer almost overnight!! But it's been so slow, any difference is noticeable. Will keep you posted!
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Seattle, Wa - Usa
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I too tried taking biotin for faster hair growth. Perhaps I saw some results, but not much. Now I am taking a vitamin B complex, coenzyme vitamin B's, to be exact, and this seems to be getting results. Plus, I like getting the full range of B's, not just biotin.
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Papamoa, New Zealand
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White River Jct, Vermont
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Los Angeles, Ca
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Huntington Beach, Ca