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Date added: 07/14/2014 Found in Transition: Chime Edwards Gives 5 Ways to Grow Longer Hair While Transitioning

The regulation of human hair growth has been said to be one of most mysterious biologic events. Most naturals know, the average person grows about a half an inch of hair per month. Some women grow more, others less. But there are some techniques you can use during your transition that will help your hair grow longer.

By Chime Edwards


Did you know a simple massage could increase growth? Simply massage your scalp for 30 seconds to a minute. This helps open up blood vessels and increase blood circulation which will deliver oxygen and essential nutrients to the hair follicles. This enables healthy hair growth.

Use Vodka

Vodka isn't only reserved for the turn up—it can actually encourage hair growth. There is a scalp stimulator recipe that combines two teaspoons of vodka, 5 drops of lavender, chamomile and rosemary oil with one tablespoon of distilled water. This mixture is then massaged into the scalp to kill germs and open up the hair follicles to encourage hair growth.

Apply Aloe Vera Gel

Apply aloe vera gel to your scalp to stimulate growth. It's traditionally used to promote hair growth—especially in those suffering from alopecia. It may help to activate new hair growth on bald spots of your scalp and prevent hair loss.

Try Biotin or a Dietary Supplement

Taking biotin or a dietary supplement that contains biotin can significantly contribute to growth during your transition. Biotin is vital to cell proliferation making it an effective tool for hair growth. Biotin also renews the follicles and roots of the hairs that are already growing which will result in thicker, fuller and healthier hair.

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