Homemade Hair Growth Serum

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I recently got a haircut that I hate.  I had just gotten my hair to the length I wanted and went to the stylist to have it cut into the shape I wanted and even it out some.  Unfortunately, just about all my length is gone now.  I am quite annoyed because I told him exactly what I wanted – just the back and the sides, don’t really touch the top or the front.  I should have said something as soon as I saw the first large tuft of hair fall but I think once I saw that, I just kind of gave up and accepted that I would have a haircut I didn’t really like.  *sigh* It happens to the best of us at least once, I guess.  And like everyone is saying, it’s just hair.  It will grow back.  Welllll, I want it back now!  I especially want my little sideburns back.  How you gonna just take those off without permission?  I need those!  So since I’m in a rush for my hair to grow back, I made a little concoction to speed things up a bit.

Scalp stimulation is key for fast hair growth.  I strongly recommend head massages on a regular basis.  Don’t make a habit of playing with your hair but massaging the scalp does wonders for growth.  This serum only requires 3 ingredients.

  1. Jamaican black castor oil
  2. peppermint essential oil
  3. rosemary essential oil

Place about 3 tablespoons of castor oil, 30-40 drops of peppermint oil, 30-40 drops of rosemary oil in a small container.  Mix thoroughly.  Apply to your scalp and MASSAGE your scalp with gentle to moderate pressure for at least 10 minutes.  Let the mixture sit on your scalp and tingle and do its work for at least an half an hour.  You probably want to wear a plastic shower cap so you don’t get oil all over your furniture and stuff.  Shampoo and condition as usual after.  Repeat as often as necessary.  I’m probably going to do this everyday or every other day until I achieve at least 1 or 2 inches of growth.

I think this cut has traumatized me enough that I might go back to long hair and scrap this whole #shorthairdontcare attitude.  Maybe I’ll be brave enough to post a picture in a week or two after I recover and come to terms with my hair.  A lot of drama, I know, but this is the first time I’ve ever truly hated my hair and couldn’t even find a way to improve it somewhat while I wait for growth.  I tried a hat but that was worse.  Maybe it’s about time I build a scarf collection.

3 thoughts on “Homemade Hair Growth Serum

  1. Argh, I was saying…can I leave this mixture in my hair if I know I’m going to wash my hair maybe the next morning or something? I would wash my hair more often but the drying part is what’s tripping me up since I’m still relaxing my hair.

    I was also saying I feel your pain bc my last hair cut was shockingly short but completely necessary. I also think you look incredible with short hair so either way it will be cool.

    • Hmmm, if you reduce the amount of essential oils, you might be able to get away with keeping it in overnight. I think it would be better to do it 30 min to an hour before you wash though, maybe first thing in the morning and then wash later?

      Thanks for the comfort girl! I think I’m about to post a pic on IG for some encouragement. I hate it 0.5% less each day so that’s something.

      • Cool, I put wayyyyyy too much essential oil in and my scalp is sort of on fire LOL but it’s weird bc it’s just super tingly not so much irritated. Well, you live and you learn lol, i’ll try again in a couple days and go heavy on the Castor oil.

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