7 Crazy Ways to Grow Your Hair Faster

If You'll Try Anything, These Ideas Are Sure to Give Your Hair Growth a Boost

If growing your hair out faster is a top priority, then you've probably looked high and low for miracle ideas. Here are the five craziest ideas that people swear to work. Crazy or not, if you're desperate to grow your hair out right now, it never hurts to try.

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If you google "inversion method" for hair growth, you'll find some pretty wild claims. Some people swear that they can grow their hair 4-inches in a week, while others have more reasonable claims. I'll be honest, I've never tried hanging upside down to grow my hair, but I might give this one a try. It certainly won't hurt, and let's face it; a little extra blood to the brain just might do me some good as well. More »

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Oil, oil, and more oil seem to be a universal hair growth tip all over the world wide web. From castor oil to coconut oil, frequent massages of oil into your scalp make claims of growing your hair faster and stronger. I'm personally a big fan of coconut oil for many reasons, but you can pick your oil of choice by flipping through your kitchen cabinets. Weekly oil treatments can be done by massaging oil directly into your scalp and letting it sit for 30-60 minutes before shampooing out. You'll want to shampoo the oil out very well as oil can leave your hair greasy.

 

If you really want to increase the scalp stimulation and get even weirder, try adding some hot pepper or hot sauce to your oil massage. People all over the internet swear by it, and scalp stimulation has long been touted as a hair growth accelerator. Nothing quite as stimulating as hot peppers, right? Just be careful because your scalp may not like the heat. More »

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Healthy Diet

If you are what you eat, and you're eating a healthy diet your hair just might benefit. Experts claim that a proper hair enriching diet will make your hair healthier, shiny, and make it grow longer faster. If you're looking for hair healthy foods that will enhance your hair growth, I've put together a list here. Lucky for you, hair growing nutrients are also great for a healthier body altogether, so you win from head to toe.

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De-Stressing

Did you know that stress can cause your hair to stop growing or even make it fall out? As if the stress in your life wasn't causing you enough problems, if your stress level is out of control, it's doing no favors to your hair growth either. It's time to minimize the stress, ladies and let your hair benefit by growing longer and healthier. Whether you need to enroll in a regular yoga class, see a therapist, or look into a career change, let's make this year the year that stress didn't destroy your hair.

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Anti-Fungal Cream

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Not just any anti-fungal cream, Monistat, to be exact. Yep, massaging your head with Monistat can actually help your hair grow faster. How, you ask? Well, the anti-fungal cream can help balance the natural fungus on your scalp, creating a healthier scalp, and allowing your hair to grow faster. This one really tops the weird list for me, so don't ask me for personal experience on this method. Women all over the World Wide Web swear by this method, but warn you to wash the cream out very, very well. It can be a greasy (and smelly) mess if you don't get it all out.

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Bull Leavings

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Some people claim that bull semen and fecal matter are ​great treatments to make your hair grow faster. I'm just going to go ahead and trust the internet on this one. I didn't try it, and I don't intend to, but you're here because you're willing to try anything, right? Yikes. 

There are shampoos that have big claims to grow your hair faster. F.A.S.T Shampoo and Conditioner actually showed some improvement in my ultra-slow-growing hair when I grew my pixie cute out a while back. I've also had people claim this shampoo/conditioner will grow your hair faster. I'm convinced that it's the protein enriched formulas that do the trick. More »