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I received an email a few days ago from a reader with a link to an article on Black Girl Long Hair – Can Diet, Hair Oils or Supplements Really Speed Up Hair Growth? –
The reader wanted to know what my thoughts were given the subjects covered on this website include diet, oils and supplements as a way to grow your hair to optimal length. The article is 4 years old and was written by JC from The Natural Haven but it was reintroduced on their Facebook page a few days ago.
JC makes some valid points with references included, and I agree that nothing will make your hair develop super growth abilities including yeast cream and birth control. In fact, adding these items to your hair regimen and overdoing it in the pursuit of length might lead to hair loss or a slow growth pattern. It might look like its working for a time but there is no way to account for the long term effects of using such aids.
I have used diet, hair oils and supplements to recover from some horrible hair problems but this was done over time through careful experimenting and testing and never in too much of a hurry to produce results. I have covered this in a lot of articles on the site and particularly in the following hair loss articles: –
- 5 Reasons Your Hair Loss Might Be Connected to Iron Deficiency
- 20 Iron Rich Foods Guaranteed to Optimise Your Hair Growth
- Regrow Bald Spots with Jamaican Black Castor Oil
- Grow Your Hair Long with Emu Oil
- Healthy Hair From Inside with Oil
- Reverse Hair Thinning with Burdock Root Oil
In conclusion, while diet, hair oils and supplements won’t super accelerate your hair growth, what it will do is optimize your bodily functions internally and externally and foster a better environment to grow longer and healthier hair, which you will be able to retain in the long run.
Remember; always prioritize hair health over hair length!