Hi Taylor. I would say, from personal experience, the inversion method is the most effective for hair GROWTH. If you want to maintain your hair health and growth, I would advise a coconut oil treatment too as it nourishes the hair and keeps it healthy. I hope this helps 🙂
I’m trying to grow my hair long as I recently cut my hair and realised that even after one month it didn’t grow. I’m definitely going to try this method out and I’ll come back and tell you if it’s working!
Our fine-haired sisters think we’ve got it easy just because we can do a doughnut bun without wearing a sock on our head, but having a mess of hair is sometimes, well, a mess. Here, finally, the solutions to the biggest thick-hair problems—except for clogging up your drain. Alas, we can’t help you there.
The Holy Grail of hair-loss treatment is getting shutdown follicles to regenerate. That’s what Cotsarelis’s lab is working on. Already they’ve made a major breakthrough: They’ve learned how to manipulate these stem cells in the test tube.
I have a big spot on the top back part of my head that’s completely cut and looks bald and hard to cover bc of severe gum that I had to have cut out.. how can I make it grow back fast enough to make it long enough to at least cut all my hair into a bob. Plz help asap!!!

Thin hair may come with age, and while there is nothing you can do to prevent aging, there are ways to promote naturally thicker hair. Nature has given us everything we need to promote naturally vibrant health and there are many methods that will promote hair growth and increase volume. If you’ve got thin hair, or your hair’s just not as thick as it once was trying any of the following home remedies will promote thicker hair and leave you feeling your best.
If you leave coconut oil in your hair over night and put a hot towel over it, and then rinse it out in the morning and just use shampoo on the most part of your hair and then just a little bit of conditioner on your ends. Don’t towel dry your hair either cause that breaks your hair and makes it frizzy.
I have also started the regimen based on your answer; however, I’ve applied the rosemary oil topically. I’ve heard that ingesting essential oils could be harmful, especially if they’re not labeled “therapeutic”. Do you have any comments, opinions or research regarding this?
Thick hair looks luxe long and is great for a pixie, where a stylist has a lot to work with. But that of-the-moment choppy bob? Not so much. “Thick hair that’s shoulder-length can very easily get big,” says Santiago.
Soak two to three tablespoons of fenugreek seeds in water for eight to 10 hours. Grind the soaked seeds to make a fine paste. You can also mix two teaspoons of coconut milk in it. Apply the paste on your hair and scalp and allow it to sit for about 30 minutes before washing your hair with lukewarm water. When done weekly on a regular basis, this remedy will prevent dry scalp and help you enjoy thicker hair.
Hey….I recently had a haircut and the parlour person made ma hairs too short n it’s looking damn wierd on me….I need to grow them fast…plss help….n do we have to use only coconut oil or once in a week coconut and castor oil along with daily coconut oil massage will work….and doing shampoo daily won’t affect the hair growth??
You can encourage the hair to produce hair faster by massaging it regularly. Simply, you warm up coconut oil until comfortable to touch. Then, you apply it into your hair scalp and roots for about 5-10 minutes. Repeat this method once a week for a couple of months, you will notice a significant hair growth.
Just a thought to all of those posting with thinning hair. First, have a blood test. Be sure your thyroid is not off wack. This solved part of my problem. But, my hair was damaged from weaves and stess. Now my hair is shoulder length, I insist on only 5 foils when I need a bit of a color lift. Hairdressers (if the are good), will do this for you at a reduced rate. On a trip to France I started using L’occitane hair repair shampoo in the hotel. My hair was thicker. Came home and started using their products for damaged hair. Expensive, but worth it. But, better still….I tried the banana & oilve old hair mask a month ago. This is even better (in terms of results) than L’occitane hair products. Now I use the banana, oilve oil hair mask a couple of times a week. It is simple and inexpensive. Forget the hair extensions. I am 65 and my hair is thicker and healthier than it was in my 40’s. I have fine blond hair. I have tried 100′s of products. Some hairdressers over process. (if you ask for a weave, ask for 5 foils, not a partial or full weave) avoid over processing. And, do not use that hot flat iron on your hair.
As for styling products from the wet to dry phase, I recommend a blow dry cream/serum like Bumble and bumble’s Repair Blow Dry. This product works for all textures of hair and is heat activated. It will smooth out the hair shaft and give better results for second and third-day hair.
While zinc can help with hair growth for those who are deficient, too much zinc in a non-deficient person can have the opposite effect. I’m currently experiencing hair loss due to supplementing zinc. Please present the complete picture when making recommendations.
Hi Heidi, that’s exactly it. The massage provides increased blood flow to the hair follicle which boosts growth, if you did it constantly then it wouldn’t be as effective. Massage is brilliant for hair health anyway so it won’t hurt to massage your hair daily but if you’re after rapid growth then you need a break in between.
Alopcia areata is not related to a more serious condition known as cicatricial alopecia, in which the immune system attacks the stem cells in the bulge of the folicle. This results in permanent hair loss.
This haircut is shorter on the sides and in the back. The back is shortest at the nape and gradually gets longer towards the crown, giving the crown area beautiful volume. It is layered on top, shorter in the back, and longer in the front.
Choose organic products or products made with natural oils and soap agents. Check www.thegoodguide.com for detailed information about different hair products and which ones are better to use for those concerned about hair loss.
Wow, that’s the height of stupidity and ignorance. Firstly, hair is extremely porous, so oil, eggs, juice of onion or pastes like amla will absolutely heal both scalp and hair follicle. Second, eyebrows and eyelashes can start to fall and skin can begin to become stressed out from too much washing or facial scrubbing. Last, it is universally acknowledged that daily hair washing is not desirable and contributes to hair loss. Where did you get your information???
This is certainly the single most informative site on hairloss and logical steps on how to reverse it. God bless you for giving me hope that this can be reversed. I am definitely changing my diet and focus my efforts on balancing hormones. Thank you for the excellent presentation of info as well as it’s easy flow with logical inferences / conclusions. Your writing style was so refreshing because it was not bombastic!
Remember – ‘Inversion’ is when your heart is positioned higher than your head. Inversion poses and twists are commonly found in yoga practises and are safe to perform, but if you feel dizzy or light-headed stop immediately.
Hair grows everywhere on the human skin except on the palms of our hands and the soles of our feet, but many hairs are so fine they’re virtually invisible. Hair is made up of a protein called keratin that is produced in hair follicles in the outer layer of skin. As follicles produce new hair cells, old cells are being pushed out through the surface of the skin at the rate of about six inches a year. The hair you can see is actually a string of dead keratin cells. The average adult head has about 100,000 to 150,000 hairs and loses up to 100 of them a day; finding a few stray hairs on your hairbrush is not necessarily cause for alarm.
Alopecia Areata — Alopecia areata is considered an autoimmune disease in which the immune system mistakenly attacks the hair follicles. The effected hair follicles become small and drastically slow down hair production. Researchers believe that some type of trigger, such as a virus or vitamin deficiency, may bring on the attack. (16)
if washing would be the reason then let me explain i hope u wud be washing ur face everyday why dont your eyebrows or eyelashes start falling very badly. applying egg is height of stupidity. the only solution is start eating proteinaceous things. hairs do not have pores through egg or other thing can enter and heal them.
Hi Katie. Firstly, now you’ve got some length back, it’s imperative that you keep your hair in good condition. This means, regular cuts, and nourishing hair treatments (coconut oil, natural masks etc). I’d also recommend brushing your hair regularly, as this stimulates hair follicles, and, furthering this, the inversion method. Good luck in your quest. 🙂
Several studies have examined the relationship between iron deficiency and hair loss, and some suggest that iron deficiency may be related to alopecia areata, androgenetic alopecia, telogen effluvium and diffuse hair loss. (7)
Washing too infrequently can also be harmful. People with thinning hair often find themselves more susceptible to dandruff and scalp conditions which can be avoided by regular (though not daily) washing.
I’m a hairdresser for 35 years your wrong on. Mioxidill…. Use Nioxin shampoo and conditioner,and there treatments along with supplements or eating write… Nioxin is all natural, itwill last longer if not for ever folicales… Minoxidel,hair falls out after 60 days Nioxin 180 days and only half falls out rest will stay forever Hair lose is caused by testosterone,which is only on the top of your head and not the back has none..that’s why hair graphs are working so well!!! It $$$$ but does work… When the folicales are cloged with testosterone the hair is still under the skin? It can’t grow because its clogged with testosterone? Nioxion unclog the fopical and allows the hair to break threw to grow. Then we have Sun damage which is shinny skin,there’s no help but skin graft for that.. So make sure you wear a hat in the sun and most important…. Wash your hats often in the dish washer… Testosterone when it dries TRIPLES IN STRENGHTH AND CAUSES MORE HAIR LOSS!!!!!!!!!! I’ve worked with Nioxion for years and have hair lose myself…
tbh, i tried all method of getting rid of baldness (naturally) bt failed 🙁 ig i’ve 2 follow ur advice n c if it may b of help……..4sure it’ll, as u r a doc 😀 cant stand baldness especially @ this young age of 21 🙁
Anagen. The growth phase of hair. An unknown signal tells follicle stem cells to do their thing. Next, the permanent part of the follicle — the dermal papilla — gives the “go” signal to hair matrix cells. Those cells grow wildly and become pigmented, creating a new hair shaft. At any given time, 90% of hair cells are in this stage.
Hair follows a specific growth cycle with three distinct and concurrent phases: anagen, catagen, and telogen phases. Each phase has specific characteristics that determine the length of the hair. All three phases occur simultaneously; one strand of hair may be in the anagen phase, while another is in the telogen phase.
When your hair is dry, do a dry brush from the head downward once every day. Use a wooden bristle brush that stimulates the scalp and pulls the natural oils produced at the top of the head down to the ends. This will naturally hydrate your hair.
My problem is actually oposite, my hair grows like a chia plant, i cut it really short and by the end of the month i have the big hair again, i cut my hair with on passed a 2 and have my hair really short so now im gona see how much it can grow in a week
A mixture of orange juice and apple puree is also a good way to get thicker hair naturally. Applying this to your hair and scalp for thirty minutes once or twice a week is great to promote thick hair. It should be rinsed well. No additional shampoo is necessary if it is not desired.
Also u have castor oil grapesead oil all accesable and inexpensive fotlrgot to say u dont have to buy top grade coconut oil its expensive plus lot of enzyms removed through filtering funny thing cheaper oils are better as long as pure if u lucky enough to have access to unrefined x
I have been growing my hair out now it will be about 2 months on the 26th of December. Before reading all the tips and strategies that were suggested i had already been practicing a few that was mentioned.Before my beard amd head hair was very thin and wasnt growing any longer but now my hair is already about 3 inches long. Boiton was a huge factor in my journey. I take the 5000ml biotin pill with a one a day vitamin every day just to cover what my diet may be lacking. I also message my scalp once a day with miss jessies curl conditioner followed with cold water everyday . I will keep you updated on how far my hair comes.
Hi there Xander. I’m glad you had faith to trust out tutorial! We really have had lots of success with it and I hope you do too. The one thing I would mention is that when doing the inversion method, it’s extremely important to hang your head low. This forces blood to rush to the head which helps to stimulate the hair follicles and promote growth. Do let us know how you got on – we can’t wait to see the results! 🙂
This hairstyle is layered short and tight on the sides and in the back. It is longer and layered on the top, then connected to the hair on the sides and in the back. It is shorter in the back and gradually gets longer to the front, making the pieces instantly function as a trendy fringe.
I oil my hair twice a week in the night & wash it the next morning, but still my hair looks thin & from the next day my scalp is oily although my hair is dry like oily skin. There is no fresh look & how to get rid of oily scalp.
Hey! Should I do all the tips so these together are going to work on my hair or if I do the Method and for example I take Vitamin H too it’s gonna be a bit longer/stronger? Sorry for bad English tho and thanks for the tips!
Ive been using warm olive oil all over more about 30mins or even over night. Of course washout in the morning. . Also may-o is another great one and coconut oil. Love it. And i like the vo5 hot oil treatments… its helped so im passing it on ladies enjoy and i hope u like the results i do….
“There’s something magical about it,” says Santiago. Flip your head upside down and gather your hair into a ponytail, then twist into a coil. (Need more guidance? Check out these tutorials.) Santiago seals down flyways with Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Edge Control Smoother. “It’s so amazing and works on every hair type,” she says.
As it turns out, just because your ponytail is extra full, it doesn’t automatically mean your hair is thick. In reality, it might actually be dense. “One of the biggest myths about hair thickness that people make, especially if they have any ounce of curl, is that their hair is thick, unruly, and unmanageable,” says François. “But, what you’ll find is that the majority of people that actually have curly hair, but it’s not thick or dense. So when they straighten their hair, you actually see it is quite fine.”
If you’re considering this look, I recommend air drying with some sea salt spray worked in to bring out natural texture. You can blow dry just the roots if more volume is desired. Then take a 1-inch curling iron or wand and wrap random sections around it to give the hair some polish and define the waves.
I feel like I have unhealthy hair since I haven’t really looked after it well. I’ve tried these methods but due the way it is it doesn’t work. I’m wondering if I should cut it into some sort of of bob even though my hair only reaches my shoulders or maybe a centimetre or two above it. Will cutting my hair make it grow longer and healthier or is shaving a better option?
“Sonic hedgehog can convert resting hair into growing hair,” Cotsarelis says. “We really don’t know it’s full role, but if it controls follicle size and growth, it could be something a treatment might be based around.”
Similarly out of fashion are flap-type procedures, where a flap of hair from a hair-bearing area is partially removed, swung around, and attached to a frontal area. But this can lead to scarring or death or a portion of the scalp.
I got my hair cut into a pixi cut last SUMMER! now only may do i have a half bob. GIVE ME HELp cause i cant buy any of these things and i desperatly need help. Can you estimate how long (in months ) itll take to get my hair to my shoulders?
I have been trying to grow my hair longer for a year and it’s just stuck, I take Biotin 10,000 mcg and my hair is thicker for sure, I have new hair, I Added collagen and vitamin c, I have not tried the inversion method, I do have dry hair, so oil is what I need, can I add egg and flaxseed oil with coconut oil when I massage my head and can I leave these ingredients overnight? I need a quick response!!!
Hi Paige. Sorry to hear you’re frustrated with your hair. Coconut oil will definitely help with the nourishment, as should also help it from tangling. I would, however, recommend the inversion method to encourage hair growth and also make sure you are eating a variety of fruits and vegetables to provide your hair with all the nourishment it needs. I hope this helps. Thanks, Steph
I was enjoying reading your supplied information – until you mentioned bathing and the Catholic Church – I googled the same topic and discovered that you were definitely wrong in your assertions that the catholic Church banned bathing in the Middle Ages. The Church did no such thing. As an educator and a History enthusiast it annoys me no end when writers, commentators etc make sweeping statements whether it be about a particular church, faith belief, society, peoples, etc that they obviously know nothing about. For me the lack of research points also to an ignorance, a laziness, on the side of the writer who just wants to be popular, like a child, or wants to sound as if they actually know something. Stick to what you know please. You only make a fool of your self otherwise!