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The Inversion Method – Grow 1 Inch Of Hair In 7 Days!

inversion method 1 inch in 7 days

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Sensationalist headlines are very much part of our daily lives. An average day is so full of distractions, particularly online, that editors have learned to become, let’s say ‘creative’ with their titles to drive clicks to websites or increase circulation for newspapers and magazines.

However, in this instance the title of this article is completely accurate. The inversion method is the newest craze in the hair care community that reportedly allows you to grow an inch of hair in a week.

Actually ‘new’ is an overstatement (there goes the sensationalism again). This method has been around for years and I remember distinctly reading about it a year or two ago.

But at the time there were so many other hair methods, tricks and techniques coming out for hair growth; tea rinses, peppermint oil, the green house effect that it became overwhelming to try to remember them all.

For me and many others the inversion method was essentially dismissed as hair folklore.

Recently however, this method has resurfaced with many ladies searching for information and results so I decided to put my research hat on and dig out the what’s, how’s and when’s of this method of rocket fueling your hair growth.

What Is The Inversion Method For Hair Growth?

Simply put this method involves turning your head upside down for 4 minutes a day for 7 consecutive days per month (no more). You should couple this with a scalp massage with an oil of your choice.

How Does It Work?

The principal is simple. Essentially by massaging your scalp and turning your head upside down, blood chock full of nutrients rushes to your head and scalp thereby providing the ideal environment for hair growth. Essentially you are tricking your body into thinking that there is a huge abundance of nutrients so as a result there is an increase in hair growth.

It works in a similar way as many hair growth supplements that contain agents, niacin being an example,  that increase blood supply to the scalp thereby boosting hair growth.

The massage aspect of the method also bears close resemblance to the common method of increasing hair growth with scalp massages.

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About Alma

Hi! I'm Alma Ruddock, a full time blogger. I stumbled on a hair care forum in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair forever!. I started as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to bring new information about hair on both this website and my personal blog.

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    Thanks for sharing My Picture! Heres the video
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    I’ve always been skeptical of the inversion method. I practice yoga nearly 5-6 days a week and spend about 20 minutes a day inverted when doing my headstands and forearm stands… no growth spurts around these parts lol!

  3. 11

    I’m excited! Im going to try it tonight. Thanks for sharing!

  4. 13

    Markisha S Williams check this out. I want to try it.

  5. 14

    Thanks for sharing this information will try it after I take out my braids, can I use my current oil which JBCO??

  6. 18

    I’m inverting as well, I’m on day 5 today will do it once a week every month

  7. 20

    I’m going to try this with my braids starting today, what oil did you chose you use!!

  8. 21

    I’ve been hearing alot about this method…I wanna try it…..

  9. 22

    I’m going to start doing this! Does it matter what oil you use?

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    Any oil that’s natural is ok

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    Creativelyyours says:

    That is true about the inversion method being around for a number of yrs. I have come across this method in the 80′s. But some of the YouTube vids are inaccurate as far as how long you can invert your head and what you could use on your hair. Of course you could use oils on your hair, it won’t hurt. But some of the advice given on YT is to use oil, massage for a certain amount of time, then leave oil on for 1-2 hrs. then rinse out. This last step is not necessary. As far how long you could invert your head is anywhere between 15-20 mins. or more. People buy what they call “inversion” tables that is for back pain and you are inverted upside down for the time period I mentioned above. Also as Jeni posted below people who practice yoga invert their heads for more than 4 mins. without any danger. Those with high blood pressure, heart problems or those who get dizzy should avoid the IM. Hair growth? It has caused 1 inch a week for me. But also realize that it might not work for everyone. From YT, I tried MN (vaginal antifungal cream) and that broke my hair off.

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      Very interesting, I had no idea that the method had been around that long. I’m interested in finding out if you are doing this method weekly or if it’s over a 1 week period only per month as the youtubers seem to suggest?

  12. 27

    this is defin worth trying!

  13. 28

    love this gotta do my measurement tomorrow.

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    need to remember before and after fotos next month

  15. 30

    Shanique Buntyn after you invert what do you do afterwards? Do you style as usual or shampoo it out?? Will coconut oil work as well???

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    Thank you Shanique Buntyn

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    Rhianne Budel says:

    I will be trying it. But aftr the hair challenge

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    I tried it a couple times in one week without the massage (I did it just before getting out of bed). I feel that it worked for me because my body was not used to me being in that position. I read where it’s best to do this for one week once a month this way your body won’t get used to this method and no longer cause a growth spurt. For those who are new to this method you may see growth – I did!

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    @Sharron Jones I already had a quite a lot of new growth being that I’m 11 weeks but I have noticed that it has become harder to comb and very quickly so I assume I have obtained some more growth and really do think it is working. When I had did a length check it was on wet hair and I wash weekly and I pulled it down but I can’t compare length to dry hair

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    Alice Martinez, I am going to try this!

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