I was recently talking to my BFF/roommate about how we both used to have very looooong hair which we cut off in a moment of desperation (let’s be real, we’ve all done it) and instantly regretted. I mean, don’t get me wrong, short hair is super chic and cute, but I personally love when my hair is long enough to cover my face, so that I can hide under it when I get anxious. Just kidding. Sort of. So, I have been trying my hardest to let my hair grow out without having to do something drastic like buy extensions or cut it all off and start over. But believe me, I have been tempted to do that numerous times.
After extensive research, I was able to find weird and random things that will, supposedly, help your hair grow to beautiful, Rapunzel-like lengths in no time. I’m not saying they will definitely work, but anything is worth a shot, right? I mean, if you have yeast infection cream laying around, you might as well use it on your hair! JK, if you need that, don’t waste it on your head, but it does, apparently, help your hair grow. Take a look at these random things that are supposed to make your hair grow. Beware: some of them are really weird.
Wearing A Shower CapThis method seems to be the least weird of them all. If you wear a shower cap (or saran wrap) on your head before you go to sleep, it will, supposedly, trap heat on your scalp which will cause your hair to grow faster. Obviously it won't grow a foot over night, but it might work if you do it every night. Image Source: Grease
Hanging Upside DownThis sounds ridiculous, but people actually do it. It's called the "inversion method" which is just a fancy way of saying "hanging your head off the edge of your bed" for four minutes every night for a week, but people really do swear by it, and now I feel like I need to try it. All you need to do is massage your scalp with oil (coconut or castor oil) and let it hang for a few minutes. Image Source: Stick It
Using Vaginal CreamOkay, there is actually some science behind this one. There is an active antifungal ingredient in creams that are used to treat yeast infections, like Monistat, that will, supposedly, help prevent hair loss and help your hair grow. There isn't a lot of evidence on this one, but it might be worth a shot, if you're willing to massage your hair with yeast infection cream. Image Source: Degreassi
Washing Your Hair With Bull SemenYep! You read that right! Bull semen is actually used by a lot of people to grow hair. There is a salon in California that uses a hair treatment that contains bull semen in order to make your locks ~long and silky~. I DEFINITELY wouldn't DIY this one, though, because you would need access to a bull (and his semen). Eek. Image Source: Riverdale
Using Fish OilThis one is a little less gross than the bull semen one, TBH. Fish oil contains omega-3 fatty acids that can produce natural oils that can lubricate the scalp, and help your hair grow and stay super healthy. In addition to healthy hair, they can also help your skin look clear and healthy! Nice. Image Source: The OC
Putting Eggs In Your HairEggs contain a lot of protein, which, coincidentally, is what makes up most of your hair. So, by using protein-rich eggs on your hair, you are helping to build your hair follicles and keep them super strong, which leads to healthy, long hair. To do this, simple add one egg in a bowl and mix in one tablespoon of olive oil, cover your hair, and let it sit for 10 minutes. You'll have mermaid length hair in no time. Image Source: Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Using Castor OilI didn't know this, but apparently castor oil is the number one DIY hair lengthening trick. It's inexpensive and contains omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids, which can help your hair grow and even make it strong and shiny AF. Supposedly, it can help you hair grow from three to five times its normal rate. So, if you want to have major long #HairGoals this summer, stock up on castor oil. Castor Oil, $8, Urban Outfitters
Are you going to try any of these weird hair tricks? Tell us in the comments!