Grow Taller Questions & Answers
How can you make your hair grow faster?
I straighten my hair everyday and the ends are so dead they just break off so my hair stays the same length. Besides getting
a trim, what else can I do to make my hair grow faster while still being able to straighten it?
Your hair should grow half an inch atleast every month. Obviously your hair isn’t going to grow any faster but these are some
tips to help it grow.
Your hair falls out on its own, but you may be pulling it out faster with the things you do. The gentler you are with your
hair, the less it will fall out. Don’t put your hair into tight ponytails or cornrows. Use butterfly clips and loose braids
Brush it carefully. If you have wavy or curly hair, there are probably times when you encounter resistance as you’re
brushing. Right before brushing, use your fingers to gently comb through your hair. And when you brush, start at the ends,
and hold the strand that you’re brushing with your other hand so that if you pull on the hair with a brush, you don’t pull on
the root (you pull from the grip of your hand instead).
Brush your hair before you shower in the morning. Throughout the night your hair can knot up pretty bad. Brushing your hair
before you shower reduces tangling in the shower. When using conditioner, try sifting your fingers through your hair. This
reduces extensive combing after your shower and helps distribute the conditioner evenly.
Minimize tangles in other situations, such as on windy days, by containing your hair with buns, braids, hats, etc.
Minimize how much you style your hair. Any kind of styling that involves pulling your hair at the root (blow drying
straight, straight iron, curling iron, rollers) will contribute to hair loss. Heat styling also can encourage hair to break.
If you really need to dry your hair fast, use a blow dryer for 5 minutes only.
Avoid or minimize harsh treatments like dyes, tints, bleaches, straighteners, and permanent waves. These weaken your hair
and increase the likelihood of breakage and loss.
Take a daily multivitamin. Your body needs several building blocks in order to produce a healthy head of hair, and you can
easily meet your body’s requirement by taking a multivitamin consistently. Keep in mind, however, that it can take several
months to notice the results, so don’t get discouraged.
If you’re a vegetarian, eat foods rich in Vitamin C whenever you eat iron-rich veggies. Vitamin C will help your body absorb
the kind of iron that is found in vegetables. Avoid dramatic weight loss. As you shed pounds, you shed hair. The dramatic
changes that your body undergoes when it loses weight quickly (the change in nutrients, the stress involved) can cause your
hair to thin. Diets low in protein and iron (e.g. very low-fat) and also those high in protein but low in fruits and
vegetables (e.g. Atkins) that result in dramatic weight loss can also trigger significant hair loss. Instead, keep a balanced
diet, and focus on gradual calorie reduction (one or two pounds a week).
Each hair on your head grows for 2-5 years, slows down for about six weeks, and rests for 3-5 months before falling out so a
new hair can grow in its place. Normally, 15% of your hair is at the resting phase, but a sudden change in nutrition can
cause some hair follicles in the growing phase to switch into the resting phase prematurely, possibly raising the percentage
to more than 30%.
Stress is a common cause of reversible hair loss. When you experience physical or emotional turmoil, it can take anywhere
from 3 weeks to 4 months for the results to show up in your hair.
Address any pressing health issues. Hair is a strong indicator of health. Many nutritional deficiencies can cause hair
growth to slow, and can cause hair to thin. Hormonal problems such as hypothyroidism and PC OS can also cause thinning. If
your hair has gotten seriously thinner or stops growing for more than a few months, you should discuss it with your doctor.
Naturally improve hair quality and growth. This can be done by warming coconut oil for 1-2 minutes in a microwave and apply
to scalp. Allow the oil to soak into scalp for an hour before washing. This increases hair growth and strength and also adds
a luster or shine to your hair.
Is there any women on here who has trouble with excessive hair loss?
I know everybodys hair sheds but mine is coming out by the handful. I’m 29 and my baby is 14 months old. I know women go
through a shedding phase after birth but it should only last six months and mine won’t stop. I’ve cut my hair shoulder length
for the first time in my life but that didn’t help any. The hair is all over my house and it just covers my bed from coming
out during the night. I guess I’ve got to go see a doctor because something is causing it and I don’t know what to do about
it. I was just hoping that if any women on this website had the same problem as me. If so, than maybe they can give me some
tips on what to do.
You may need some progesterone cream. If you can find an Arbonne consultant, their progesterone cream is the best I’ve tried.
Also try telling your scalp and neck to relax. Neck and scalp tension cut off the circulation to your hair and can cause
If you have a beauty school near you, go in and get a conditioning treatment with a scalp massage. Heaven!
Remind yourself during the day to relax. That has to be hard with a baby, but stress is hard for you and your hair.
Also, add some salmon or some omega 3 oil to your diet. You need that for healthy hair, and pregnancy may have depleted your
system. You probably still need a good multivitamin, too.
Best of luck to you!
What natural oils can i use to get my hair to grow longer and as quick as possible?
does olive oil work?
i am an african american, so i dont wash my hair everyday.
Yes, coconut oil can help if you massage it daily into the scalp, but coconut oil alone will not be enough to regrow your
hair. You have to attack your hairline and hair loss on the inside and the outside. Although baldness can be hereditary,
depending on how early in the process you catch it and keep your hair by using a great hair growth regimen to stimulate hair
regrowth. A good plan has three necessary components: a healthy eating plan, substantial water intake, and a high quality
hair growth and hair care product.
Find a hair growth product that contains powerful essential oils, natural oils, natural herbs, and vitamin rich nutrients
your hair needs to survive. Look for products with ingredients such as: Aloe Vera, Citrus Fruits, Jojoba, Rosemary, and Sage.
Make sure you stray away from all natural products that use natural extracts. Extracts are not as powerful as essentials
oils. They are a cheap substitute for the real thing. Although there are several natural hair care products on the market,
not all hair growth products are created equal. Make sure you read the fine print. Most “natural” products still contain
phosphates, sodium lauryl sulfate, petroleum, mineral oil, and other lab created humectants that ultimately damage your hair.
My advice—if you can’t read the ingredients, don’t buy the product. When I was searching for a natural hair growth product,
I found one really great buy, Beauty 4 Ashes Super Hair Growth System. You can find it wwwdiscoverb4acom.
Also, here are some tips that have worked on several of my clients who have dealt with minor thinning to severe hair loss.
Tip #1: Change your diet.
Increase your intake of proteins. Don’t load up on bacon, but load up on fish, eggs, beans, and cheese. Also, don’t forget
Tip # 2: Drink plenty of water
6-8 glasses is a must. 8-12 is even better.
Tip #3: Get your vitamins
Avoid prenatal vitamins if you are not pregnant. Take a B Complex and a Vitamin E.
Tip #4: Place as little heat and chemicals on your hair as possible.
Tip #5: Live a stress free life.
How do I get my hair from falling out and all over my clothes?
It’s not falling out in clumps or anything like i’m dying. But, I can run my hands through my thick mass of hair and it will
come out in strands all in my hands, and its constantly on my shirt on the soulders and stuff. It also comes out ALOT when
I’ve had this same exact problem for the past couple of years. It’s so annoying.
I’d recommend going to the dermatologist, since they might be able to determine what is causing this problem. Excessive hair
loss can be caused from:
1. Too many styling products and heating. If you straighten/curl/blow dry your hair on a frequent basis, you might want to
stop for a while and let your hair heal. Also, apply hair masks and deep conditioner on a weekly basis since this will help
nourish the hair and scalp and reduce breakage.
2. Lack/not enough vitamins and minerals. These are extremely important for hair and nail growth, so if your nails are weak
and break easily, you might not be getting a proper dosage of these. Try supplements, especially Vitamin A and E, which help
your hair, nails and skin be healthier.
3. Stress/Depression/Anxiety. Find ways to relax and try to target whatever is causing the problem.
4. Thyroid gland. I’m not so sure about how this one works, but I do know that it can cause hair loss. Try going to the
doctor and getting a blood test.
Remember to be gentle with your hair, try to not put it up frequently, brush it often (Better your hairs on the brush than
all over your clothes, right?) a paddle brush with plastic round tips and spaced out bristles works best, and find a
shampoo/conditioner that helps nourish and thicken your hair. (Although expensive, Redken works wonders for me.)
Just remember that this is not as abnormal as it might seem. It took me a loooooong time to come with terms with that.
I am losing my hair. I am a healthy person but the water I use to wash my hair is bit salty.?
Can I have some genuine tips to restore the hair loss.
I can tell that products like Hair Genesis work, and you also get a chance to test it. It works like a supplement working
from inside with vitamins and herbs etc.
You also need direct treatment of the scalp from the outside. I have found a great trick, combine more than one hair loss
treatment product and you get the best result.
I even had hair loss for a stress, and use the Hair Genesis (I bought from this store > http://bit.ly/1FdwM9, with $20 off,
every time!), and my hair returned to normal shortly.
How can I stop form my hair shedding excessively?
I’m 17 years old and my hair won’t stop shedding! I stopped dying it a while before it started happening and I don’t put any
heat to my hair. I just wash it and brush it. I use the Mane and Tale shampoo but that doesn’t seem to help. I know it’s
normal to shed a bit but this beyond normal. My hair has thinned out SO much. How can I make it stop or what’s causing it?
Threre are many causes for hair fall.
* Stress: Stress is one of the main causes of hair fall.
* Deficient diet: People who are on low protein diet or who have abnormal eating behaviour may develop protein malnutrition.
In lack of protein body shifts the growing hair to resting phase, after few month hair fall starts.
* The most common cause of hair loss in men is considered to be androgenetic alopecia. Also known as ‘male pattern
baldness’, the problem is caused due to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) hormone on hair follicles. Front, top, and crown area of
scalp are sensitive to DHT.
Tips to prevent hair loss:
1. Hot oil treatments: Take any natural oil – olive, coconut, canola – and heat it up so that it is warm, but not too hot.
Massage it gently into your scalp. Put on a shower cap and leave it on for an hour, then shampoo your hair.
2. Natural juices: You can rub your scalp with either garlic juice, onion juice or ginger juice. Leave it on overnight and
wash it thoroughly in the morning.
3. Get a head massage: Massaging your scalp for a few minutes daily will help stimulate circulation. Good circulation in the
scalp keeps hair follicles active. Circulation may be improved through massage by using a few drops of lavender or bay
essential oil in an almond or sesame oil base.
4. Antioxidants: Apply warm green tea (two bags brewed in one cup of water) on your scalp and leave this mixture on for an
hour and then rinse. Green tea contains antioxidants which prevent hair loss and boost hair growth.
5. Practice meditation: Believe it or not, most of the times, the root cause for hair loss is stress and tension. Meditation
can help in reducing that and restore hormonal balance.
How to make hair grow faster and longer ?
Okay so in June, my aunt cut my dead ends (1 inch) off but she said my hair grew in an “V” shape, so she ended up cutting
like 5 1/2 inches off. It was in the middle of my back and now its a little past my shoulders. I really want it long and
healthy by next Saturday for my friends party . Any suggestions? BTW, I use garnier fructis shampoo/conditioner/leave in
conditioner/anti frizz/soothing milk.
First there are some things that you have to know.
1- Hair growth depends on 2 main things; your genes, and intensive moisturizing.
2- Healthy conditioned hair grows 1/4 inch per month, so now you know if your hair is healthy and well conditioned then it’s
gonna probably grow 1/4 inch every month.
Now, in order to grow hair longer, faster, stronger, you’ll have to moisturize it, moisturize it, and moisturize it.
Before showering you can apply a home made hair mask; ingredients—->avocado, egg yolk, honey. Mix all together, apply it
and keep for 20 mins. ALSO! there’s another thing you can do, use oils-like, Castor oil, and Coconut oil.
Don’t wash hair daily. (washing hair daily tends to damage your hair and cause hair loss).
Wash hair 3 times a week. AGAIN! USE HAIR MASKS OR OILS BEFORE WASHING.
Use good conditioners, i recommend Pantene conditioners.
Apply good serum after washing hair and drying it.
Eat healthy food. (Vitamin Rich Food).
Try not to use too much heat.
QUICK TIPS !
Apply oil to your hair, massage scalp for 10-20 seconds, then rap hair with a scarf, and sleep with it.
Then wash your hair the next day.
Use moisturizing creams after showering on damp hair for EXTRA conditioning !
MASSAGE hair whenever you get a chance to !
(and NO! pulling your hair doesn’t help)
Hope this helps, it worked for me, hope it does for you too x
Personal Experience, and Mom.
Suggestions for topical cream/ointment for dry patchy skin on dogs?
My chihuahua has hair loss behind her ears. It began with scabs around the tips of her ears, which have resulted in hair
loss, and now dry patchy spots behind her ear. I have seen the vet twice for this and they say it’s allergies. I am currently
feeding her Blue Buffalo fish and brown rice for small breeds, a pump of omega 3 fatty acids once a day, bathe her weekly
with Pyoben medicated shampoo, and I cover her scaly areas with a Mometamax cream. I recently ran out of my second bottle of
this topical solution, and I need a temporary over the counter suggestion. I am in the process of moving and it will take two
weeks before I can take her to see a new vet. Thank you for your help and advice 🙂
She can’t tolerate grain (rice, wheat). There is a long explanation for this but the short answer is grain-free diet. Take it
or leave it – if you want a topical treatment to treat the spots it’s benzol-peroxide 5% acne creme but the stuff will break
out somewhere else in a few days – the only cure is grain-free diet.
Its not cream that she needs, its a change of diet.
I have learnt by my mistakes. My present dog had dreadful problems because of the food which I gave her, I experimented with
dog food, I tried raw diets, cooked diets and over the years I tried various dog foods. She did not like the raw diets and
the dog food that I gave her resulted in diarrhoea. As an experienced dog owner I introduced any changes gradually.
Nevertheless my dog still had problems.
Eventually, because of my researches on the Internet I found that the experts have discovered that GRAIN in our dog’s diet
causes many problems. I now know that grain creates acidity in the blood. This causes skin problems, digestive issues,
allergies, sickness, constipation, diarrhoea, anal gland problems etc.,
If your dog has skin problems or any of the above problems PLEASE CHANGE THE DIET. Avoid Grain, rice, beef derivatives and
dairy food. Try a diet which is FISH BASED AND GRAIN FREE don’t forget that rice is also classed as grain.
A rapid change of diet will upset your dog; any change of diet must be done gradually. Do please change to a grain free
diet. I have had sixteen dogs throughout the years and they have had various problems. Perhaps if I had known about the
dangers of GRAIN they would have had fewer problems.
Is himalaya protein shampoo with conditioner good for hair?
I am facing lot of hair fall these days. I have tried so many shampoos(VLCC, Pantene etc.) but still facing the hair fall. My
hair gets dirty every second day and becomes very dry. Is himalaya protein shampoo with conditioner good for hair?
No. Do you know what’s IN THE PROTEIN SHAMPOO WITH CONDITIONER?
If I bottled all my tips & suggestion & charged $45 each, would someone buy it? Of course not! I’m a nobody! But you get
them all FREE ON YA HAIR.
When you’re facing hair falls, it’s because of an allergic reaction to chemicals, hair and beauty products. Other reasons why
Supplements ($42 billions are wasted and could hurt your lungs, liver, organs), steroids, hereditary, hair dyes,
perming/relaxers, straightening (have read many on YA HAIR, and have responded to them since 2009), diet, having babies (yes
I read twice it happened to them), stress, medications with testosterone, certain antidepressants, menopause, & anti-acne.
Find the ’cause’ and eliminate them, and your hair will improve.
When your hair is crying for help, that’s when it’s too late to do anything about it, and hair products or hair loss growth
can not reverse the problem. They are all billion dollar business.
Save your money instead of buying hair growth products or supplements. Vogue Dec. 2010 issue has a section on biotin,
supplements, etc. .
The FDA don’t even approve of them. Because of inadequate quality control and inspection, supplements contaminated with
heavy metals, pesticides, or prescription drugs have been sold to unsuspecting consumers. And FDA rules covering
manufacturing quality don’t apply to the companies that supply herbs, vitamins, and other raw ingredients.
Beginning in February 2008, they experienced one symptom after another: diarrhea, joint pain, hair loss, lung problems, and
fingernails and toenails that fell off.
According Dr. Melissa Piliang, a dermatologist at the Cleveland Clinic. Americans spent an estimated $176 million on hair
loss products last year, and chances are some of that money was not well spent. Don’t let charming salon owners, seductive
ads or fancy gimmicks convince you otherwise.
CNN, Slate, Consumer Reports, MSN, YAHOO have posted them online for years how people spend $20 billion per year on vitamins
and supplements. According to Everyday Health, here’s an article that will tell you why . . . those PRODUCTS by any other
name do NOT WORK. It is false advertisements.
Growing healthy hair doesn’t come from a bottle or pills and hair products do not speed hair growth. Any hair oil, is
another form to keep hair moisturized, nothing more. If you’re in HS, your hair & nails should be growing normally, and as
healthily as possible, since you’re eating healthy foods. But when hair isn’t growing as fast, it’s because they’ve been
tempered with: chemicals, hair straightening, etc. . . My hair grew from bob to waist length in 3 1/2 – 4 years in HS.
I know hair. I have over 4 decades of hair know-how. I have silky, shiny, soft, smooth very healthy hair down to my knees.
Previously damaged by perming & dyeing in the 80’s & 90’s. I’ve known people in their 30’s whose hair stopped growing from
ironing their hair in the 70’s. My hair is a product of $1.99 OTC shampoo, no conditioner.
How long would it take for my hair to grow?
I am currently trying to grow my hair out about five inches.
Right now it sits at about shoulder length or a bit longer.
I do have wavy, thick hair, but I straighten it with a flat iron.
Would you say a year or two?
Try these things. If you dont use thesed tips then 10 months because hair usually grows about half an inch each month
Brush your hair before shampooing.
Massage your head. This help to loosen more dead particles. It also helps to improve blood circulation. Start massaging from
the back of the head with finger rotating slowly and gently. Work the finger in circular movements. This gives relaxation to
the muscles there.
Wet the hair thoroughly with warm water. Use a little of shampoo, mix with equal quantity of water and rub into hair till
getting a thick froth.
Rinsing neatly after shampooing is essential. Do it 3 to 4 times. The last rinse better with cold water. Add a little
vinegar/lemon also make everything better.
Put on your conditioner.
Finally you have to dry your hair. Treat it with great value. Use dry and soft towel. Do not rub, just blot and dry.
TipsGet it trimmed regularly. They say it helps it and it really does. It keeps your hair healthy, which helps it to
grow,cut your hair 1/8 an inch every 6 months,it will grow faster because you trimmed all the split ends
Get a good natural bristle brush and brush your hair and scalp every day for about 10 minutes. This will stimulate growth
better than anything that you can do.
You can rub your scalp and it helps the blood flow faster which supply more vitamins to your roots. Do this three times a
day. When you wake up for 5 minutes. During the day just sometimes as long as you want. And right before you go to sleep for
Warm 2 tsp. of olive oil and 2 tsp. coconut oil and gently massage every part of the scalp for 10-15 minutes. Rinse a towel
in hot water, wipe and wind the hair around the head as it cools. Repeat 2 or 3 times to issue total saturation. After that,
shampoo and rinse well. It is good for brittle dry hair.If you do this once a week it will help your hair grow faster.
WarningsMake sure you don’t have dandruff or split ends or dry hair or oily hair or hair loss etc. which will affect hair
growth. If you have any of these things then give care to avoid that.
The first step is prevention. Care for your hair as you would any valuable possession. Use a mild shampoo that is
recommended for your hair type, such as: oily hair, dry hair, color treated, etc. If you are unsure, seek the advice of a
hairdresser. I suggest using a conditioner after every shampoo; again, one that is formulated for your hair type. The
conditioner will soften the hair and reduce the amount of wear causing friction between hair strands. Reduce the amount of
heat styling you do. Whenever possible, let your hair dry naturally.
Finally, get regular trims. If you are striving for longer hair, see your hairdresser at least every ten to twelve weeks to
have one quarter to one half inch trimmed. This will get rid of any budding split ends while, at the same time, allowing for
While making sure these things are taken care of, remember that the hair papilla, where the hair begins, is nourished by
blood vessels, so concentrate on a healthy lifestyle. Make sure you are getting the essential nutrients required by your body
and promote good circulation with regular exercise and scalp massage.