What do I need to grow my hair out? Vitamins? Certain products? Help?

Hey! I've decided to grow my hair out long. Longer than I've ever had it.. I'm talkin' bottom of the back, or even longer. Right now, it's a little bit past my shoulders (see profile pic). I'm wondering what I can use to make it grow faster? I've heard of using some kinds of vitamins. And I've also heard of cutting of the tips every once in a while. Do y'all have any tips? Thanks.
Aloe Vera is meant to help hair grow quickly. My cousin who hair could not grow past shoulder length tried it with fantastic results.
Thanks. Did your cousin use the gel form of Aloe Vera?
Healthy diet which provides all the vitamins and minerals your body needs
Exercise for blood circulation which helps follicles grow
A tea with herbs like nettle and horsetail
Patience
Gentleness with your hair

That's about it.
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good luck! i've noticed a positive different in hair growth since taking supplements like biotin (details on my blog, link below on all i take)

also scalp massages w/oils helps as well as frequent deep treatments to protect and keep the hair you have it's healthiest so you don't need to trim it as much


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Thanks. Did your cousin use the gel form of Aloe Vera?
Originally Posted by blackcat10071
Yep she did. Sorry let me rephrase - she had the actual plant & was rubbing the aloe gel, which u can see inside the leaves when u break it in 2, into her hair.

Last edited by fonki; 06-04-2011 at 05:59 PM.
Hi, I'm growing mine as well. Currently shoulder length
I'm taking multi vitamins, and drinking rooibos tea. Rooibos tea is also good topically as well but I've not tried it yet
And of course a good diet and exercise all help.
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Co wash Keracare
RO Tresemme Naturals, DB pumpkinseed, Giovanni 2chic a&o
Stylers BRHG, Volumax Mega gel, Darcy's Botanicals ccg, Paul Mitchell sculpting foam, FSG, Camille Rose Curl Maker, Keracare Custard
Hi, I'm growing mine as well. Currently shoulder length
I'm taking multi vitamins, and drinking rooibos tea. Rooibos tea is also good topically as well but I've not tried it yet
And of course a good diet and exercise all help.
Originally Posted by pixie
Rooibos tea is lovely. I didn't know it could help with hair growth. I must give it a go

I read Virgin hair fertiliser is good too. Search forum for postings on it.
Hi, I'm growing mine as well. Currently shoulder length
I'm taking multi vitamins, and drinking rooibos tea. Rooibos tea is also good topically as well but I've not tried it yet
And of course a good diet and exercise all help.
Originally Posted by pixie
Rooibos tea is lovely. I didn't know it could help with hair growth. I must give it a go

I read Virgin hair fertiliser is good too. Search forum for postings on it.
Originally Posted by fonki
thanks fonki I'll take a look
2a/f//ii (fia)
Normal elasticity, Normal porosity, Fine texture
Low poo L'oreal eversleek,
Co wash Keracare
RO Tresemme Naturals, DB pumpkinseed, Giovanni 2chic a&o
Stylers BRHG, Volumax Mega gel, Darcy's Botanicals ccg, Paul Mitchell sculpting foam, FSG, Camille Rose Curl Maker, Keracare Custard
I just saw it bein sold on a UK website - pak cosmetics
Where and what kind of aloe vera gel

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I just saw it bein sold on a UK website - pak cosmetics
Originally Posted by fonki
Thanks fonki, you are a star
2a/f//ii (fia)
Normal elasticity, Normal porosity, Fine texture
Low poo L'oreal eversleek,
Co wash Keracare
RO Tresemme Naturals, DB pumpkinseed, Giovanni 2chic a&o
Stylers BRHG, Volumax Mega gel, Darcy's Botanicals ccg, Paul Mitchell sculpting foam, FSG, Camille Rose Curl Maker, Keracare Custard
Where and what kind of aloe vera gel

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Originally Posted by NaturallyMisha
You're prob better off goin to a health food store & gettin any 100% aloe Vera gel. Fruit of the earth, Vaseline are a couple of brands that sell it. But no doubt Yr local health food store will have some other brands. Check out the oils while Yr there.
Ok, thx. Will do. I know my hair loves olive oil. Would I apply the oil on freshly washed hair or dry hair?

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I guess whatever way works for you. I rarely wear oil nowadays but when i do i always put it on damp hair. It just works better for me that way. If whatever way works for u, then just continue with it, I say
I read somewhere in here and see people raving about it on YouTube that Castor oil is supposed to be great when it comes to hair growth. I'm ordering some myself and will try it out so I'll let you know if I notice any difference.
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Let's hear it for beautiful curls!!!
i remember hearing on dr. oz he said castor oil is great to help damaged, brittle hair..i never tried it myself personally. let us know how u like it

Diane
NYC/NJ
2c/3a..fine/regular texture..normal porosity..low elasticity..high density..cherub curls

faves: - deva, jessicurl, ouidad...major product junkie
mod cg method as of 10/2012
goals: grow out bad layered cut & grow hair to waist!
last softener: Sept 2010
last trim/roots color: 9/5/12..1/12/13 trim // 11/17/12..1/19/13 color

youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/curlywavydiane
What exercises help to grow out hair? Something special or just normal sport?
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