Claiming a certain length is quintessential to just about every hair journey. And most of us would certainly be open to trying out new things to get it there faster. Even with that, you’ll notice that I don’t talk about growth aids much on this blog. I like to keep things as basic as possible around here because growth aids are one of those things that don’t work the same for each head of hair. And they can be prone to causing some serious and unwanted side effects.
Which Growth Aids have I tried?
When I started my hair journey, I did test out a few growth aids. But after not seeing much as far as accelerated growth rate (and/or having to deal with the side effects), I’ve sworn them off for the most part. Below are my experiences with the growth aids I have tried and some new info on newer ones that have been circulating the hair blog/vlogosphere lately.
It’s a supplement that you can purchase from your local pharmacy or grocery store. It’s been claimed that it increases the growth of your hair and nails. And it is also supposed to improve the quality of your skin. When I started taking it I did notice that my eyebrows were getting out of control earlier than expected. However, I distinctly remember is that I got a bunch of painfully large pimples on my face as well. Some say you should drink a lot of water when taking them and/or take it in conjunction with vitamin B-complex. But I was already over it by then and haven’t tried it again since.
Oil Scalp Messages
What’s been popular lately?
But if you are like me keep your finger on the pulse of things happening in the hair blogger/vlogger world, you too have noticed major increases in the amount of growth aid discussions going on. I’ve rounded up some blogger and vlogger sources that have been testing out some growth aids that are currently popular.
The Inversion Method
I first heard about it on youtube when LongNhealthy(here too), DessyGT and JourneyToWaistlength posted their video results after doing the inversion method for 7 days straight. And each of them got at least an inch in that time frame. What is the Inversion Method, you ask? Essentially you commit to daily scalp messages for seven days straight and you must do this with your head upside down. It sounds easy enough, right? A part of me definitely wants to give this a try because who doesn’t want an extra inch of hair after just 7 days, but the other part of me just doesn’t have the motivation to actually commit to that. Right now, my focus is on my ends — not growth, so maybe after my ends are in better shape, I’ll give this one a try.
It is a hair growth supplement and Longing4Length was the first place that I saw this product mentioned. At first I thought ok, just another hair growth concoction, but with celebrity endorsements from the likes of Keshia Knight Pulliam and Porshia Williams (Stewart), two women with beautiful hair, it certainly made me do a double take. My cousin just let me know that she ordered some, so I’ll be checking in on her impressions of it after she’s used it for about a month.