That title is aggressive, and has nothing to do with what I’m going to do. Typical. I do remember letting you guys know that I am the Dan Howell of blog posts. It has been a few months, but I saw something that I really wanted to try, and rather than trying it, and seeing if worked all by my lonesome I decided I would post results here!
So here’s what’s happening: I chopped my hair off in April. I loved it, and the summer months were great with 14 inches of my hair gone. Now, though, it’s at a bit of an awkward length, and I put highlights in it, which was an ill thought out decision, but I’m growing to like them if I’m being honest. Mostly because the toner my stylist put in it makes it look exactly like my hair did before (I’m a wreck, sue me). I looked for natural ways to help my hair grow in healthy, and strong, that didn’t involve taking a pill or putting on a serum. What I found was a lot of youtube videos claiming to have found a way to grow your hair 1 inch over night. Complete bs if you ask me. I was so curious about it that I decided I should try it. I took a picture of my hair yesterday while it was dry, and measured it this morning before doing the treatment. My hair is a little less than 9 inches long when measuring a piece from the back. I’ll upload the pictures, and write a reaction to the treatment sometime within the next few days so that you can see the pictures side by side.
The treatment (which, if you’re trying to grow your hair out, you’ve probably seen already, and maybe tried) is two eggs, three tablespoons of oil, and a tablespoon of honey (optional). You take that mixture, and rub it into your scalp, then throughout your hair. Leave it in for 25-30 minutes, then wash out with cold water. I used two tablespoons of olive oil, one tablespoon of argon oil, and I didn’t use honey. After washing it out take two tablespoons of warm coconut oil, and massage it into your scalp for 6-10 mins, then rub it throughout your hair all the way down to the ends. Leave it in for 8 hours, then wash out. And like magic your hair is now an inch longer.
I watched so many videos on this, and it “works” for some people, and doesn’t for others. I looked up some science behind it, and found that eggs, and oils are great for hair growth, and strong hair! Someone said that the oil helps the hair slide out of the scalp easier (weird sounding, but sciencey I guess.) I watched a youtuber who seemed trustworthy, and she swore up and down that it worked for her. Me, being a try it or live not knowing type person, needed to see it for myself. I’m currently sitting with the coconut oil in while writing this, so I’ll be strapped in for the next 6 hours and 22 mins according to my timer. I’m going to write a disclaimer that I’m not leaving it in for a full 8 hours because I have somewhere to be tonight, and have to be washing this out by 4:30, so it’ll be in my hair for a total of 5 hours probably. I don’t know how long it’ll end up being until I get there so I’ll let you know exactly how long I left it in when I write the reaction post.
Now, I have my doubts about it growing a full inch, but I will say that from everything I’ve read this is an amazing mask for your hair. Doing it once or twice a month is PLENTY to help your hair be healthy. Even if it doesn’t show major growth results it’s still great for your hair, so I’m going to do things a little bit different than other people have.
I looked up a bunch of tips, and natural tricks to help your hair grow faster, and what I’m going to do is add these tips into my life for about three months. Here’s what I”m doing exactly:
The inversion method. Every night before I go to bed I’m going to be flipping my head over, and massaging my scalp for 4 minutes. On days I wash my hair I’m going to massage with coconut, and argon oil, and then leave it in for an hour before washing my hair. I’m only going to be washing my hair every three days. So if I wash my hair on a Monday I won’t wash my hair until Thursday. I’m also only going to do this hair mask once a month, because protein overload is not a good thing for your hair’s health! I’m also adding foods into my diet that promote hair growth. I’m adding things like almonds, oranges, spinach, sunflower seeds, almond butter, chia seeds, and at least one egg a day. I’ll also never be going to bed with my hair wet, and will be braiding it before bed. I saw a lot of pills you could take, but I really wanted to try to see if there was a solution that didn’t involve taking a pill twice a day. Someone even said prenatal vitamins help hair growth, but that seemed excessive to me. I’m just trying to make my hair super healthy, and add some length to get past the awkward length I’m at now.
In conclusion I’m not only going to do this mask once, and shut it down, or build it up. I’m going to do this mask once a month, do the inversion method, and eat foods that promote healthy hair growth. Every month I’ll update you guys on how much my hair has grown. I’ll post pictures, and the measurements so you guys can know I’m not lying to you about whether it works or not.
Let me take you through what I did today, and how it felt. I got up this morning, and spooned out two tablespoons of coconut oil. I boiled water in the kettle, and put my oil in a small glass, then put that glass into a bowl. Then I poured the boiling water around the cup so that the heat from the water melted the oil naturally without compromising any of its make up. DO NOT MICROWAVE THE OIL. It breaks up some of its healthy minerals (from what I’ve read.) Then I got to work making my egg mixture. I put two eggs, two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, and one tablespoon of argon oil in a bowl, and beat the mixture until it was completely smooth. Then I went to my bathroom, and bent over the tub, massaging the mixture into my scalp before rubbing it through my hair. It was very sticky, and definitely didn’t feel amazing on my head, but I put the shower cap on anyway, and strapped in for my wait time by watching an episode of Supernatural. Luckily I only had to keep it on for 25 minutes. Then I went to the shower, and conditioned it out of my hair so I could be sure all the egg was out. A conditioner is completely fine to use. Then I let my hair air dry for 20 minutes. Once my hair was only slightly damp I took my now melted coconut oil, and massaged it into my scalp for ten minutes, then I rubbed it all throughout my hair. I made sure to use all of it, completely soaking my hair. Once that was done I wrapped it up in a shower cap, and am now watching some more Supernatural, and will probably cook, read, and play The Sims 4 for awhile to pass the time.
It’s really rainy outside, and I picked a great day to do absolutely nothing with my life, but sit here with coconut oil on my head. I will say that when I washed the egg mixture out of my hair I could have sworn I already saw a difference, but it could just be my hope for it. Like I said before, even if it doesn’t really work, I know I’ll be doing this monthly because it’s amazing for your hair’s health. After the three months I’ll be showing you, hopefully, the difference three months of some rules made to my hair’s thickness, health, and growth.
I’ll update you all soon, and wish me luck!