Those who know me, know I’m afraid of hairdressers. Way too often my hair was messed up and I have never managed to find a hairdresser who understood what I had in mind. And trust me, I’ve searched everywhere for him/her. Long ago I decided not to cut my hair (only 2 times a year) and I stopped coloring and styling my hair. Problem solved et voilà healthy hair. Especially heat turned out to really be disastrous for beautiful hair since your hair is growing very slow because it breaks down way too fast. In addition, all natural shine will vanish the moment you start using heat (too often). But how to grow your hair really fast?
Not long ago it was time again for my rare appointment with the hairdresser and since my hair almost reached to hip level I told her to cut off a bit more. Note to self, never say ”cut off a bit more” when you have in mind 2 inches. After another little hairdresser trauma I searched on Youtube to find out how fast it takes for hair to actually grow. I came across the ‘Inversion Method’ ‘. This seems to be a new hype on Youtube, but I realized that my father already did this during my childhood when he dried my hair. This may explain why I had the most beautiful and longest hair as a child. Not kidding.
So, since the Inversion Method seems to be the secret to grow your hair fast and healhty, I thought I should give it a try. And guess what? It works …. Really. This really is THE secret to long healthy hair. Why? Well, it makes sense. The faster your hair grows, the less chances of breakage so the healthier the hair will be.
The Inversion Method
Normally, hair grows up to 1 to 1,5 centimeters per month. So 3 to 5 centimeters in just seven days sounds too good to be true, right?
How does the Inerversion Method work?
- You’ll need to massage olive or coconut oil on your scalp. Argan and jojoba oil is also a good option. I didn’t use an oil every time since you will need to wash it out after it and I don’t wash my hair every day. When I did use an oil, I opted for coconut oil. On other days I used the natural ” oil ” on my head.
- Sit down and bend your head forward (between your knees). Your head is hanging upside now (inversion). Sit like this for 4-minutes while you are gently massaging your scalp.
- If necessary wash or rinse out the oil from your hair. Repeat this process seven days straight and then give the hair/scalp three weeks of rest before doing the Inversion Method again.
Click here for a video on how the Inversion Method works.
It’s not only very relaxing (who doesn’t like a massage?), but it gives your hair a lot of volume if you don’t wash your hair afterwards.
Please be carefull though when you’re pregnant, have low blood pressure or have problems with your back.
For a week I did the inversion method every night. Only one time I used an oil (coconut oil). Before I started I measured my longest lock. I did not make the five centimeter as many claim on YouTube, but oh my did my hair grow! To be precise, 2,5 centimeters. Indeed, 2,5 centimeters in 7 days !! Reminder, hair grows an average of 1 to 1,5 centimeters per month.
In addition, my hair has more volume and is smoother. Totally worth it!
I‘m quite convinced though that healthy food and drinking plenty of water have a lot of influence on the health of your hair (growth). So just massaging your scalp will not leave you with instantly healthier hair.
I’m still afraid of the hairdresser, but for more volume or growth I will repeat this. Would you hang upside down for healthier hair?
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