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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    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!

    • 6

      But I’ve always thought that your hair grows pretty quick Jeni! lol Have you ever calculated how many inches you gain a year?

    • 8

      But were you massaging your scalp also? Seems like the article says that you need to do both at the same time, coupled with an essential oil.

  3. 11

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

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    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.

    • 25

      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. 26

    this is defin worth trying!

  13. 27

    love this gotta do my measurement tomorrow.

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    need to remember before and after fotos next month

  15. 29

    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

  20. 35

    Wow! Never thought to try this!

  21. 36

    i will definitely try this and post my results!

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      Tiffany M says:

      I am back letting you all know that this actually works! :) I started doing this after I wrote the above post 3 days ago and I just checked it tonight to see how things were going, In the front and back before I did this method I had 7 in in those sections. on the sides my hair was 7 1/2 in. Well tonight my front measures 8 in and my sides measure 8 in and my back measures 7 1/2 in. I am so happy that I saw this! Thank you for posting this! :)

      • 38

        Wow, extraordinary Tiffany! I’m checking my results tomorrow, can’t wait to see what happens….

        • 39
          Tiffany M says:

          Thank you very much! How did your results turn out? :) figured to give it a shot since my hair broke off during my first year of growing it out. I’m approaching my 2nd yr of growing out my hair (I’ve been natural for a long time, but I shaved my hair for a couple of years and decided to grow it back out Dec 11) and I thought that this would help. From stress to the pregnancy and not doing my hair and knowing what to really do, my hair was falling out so this is why I was only at 7in approaching my 2nd yr of growing out my hair. Now that I have this and am documenting what I do on my blog, I am finally growing my hair and in a more healthy way. I took my protective style down for this week since I am doing this method still, but I will put one back in when my 7 days are up. I hope that you got some great results! Also, I found your personal blog last night and I’m loving it! If you could please follow (or even check it out..I will definitely appreciate it) my blog that would be amazing! I just started it not that long ago and I’ve been very confused how to promote it since I don’t have a facebook or a twitter.

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            Hi Tiffany, I’m about to do a video showing my final results after 7 days so I don’t know yet. I will report back to let you know though :)

            Thanks for sharing your blog hun, I’ve said it before but I will say it again, I love your fro!

            I’ll tell ya, the hardest part about blogging is promotion, trust me. It takes a while but if you keep persevering, you will get there. Might I suggest that you look at They are one of the best resources out there for bloggers starting out. Good luck!

          • 41

            Thank you so much for your kind words, help, and support! :) I’ve been looking at the website that you’ve recommended and I love it! Thank you so much because it is hard trying to get your blog up and running for people to see. I was online and I saw this and I just started laughing. This girl said that this inversion method was her idea and if anyone uses this and doesn’t give her credit, she will report them. lol smh I was just like this girl just don’t know. There is nothing new under the sun.

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            LOL, ppl apparently used to do this method back in the 80’s so I don’t think she will have much luck in copyrighting the idea!

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            Tiffany M says:

            lol I was sitting at the computer laughing because I never ever heard someone say that they would take on somebody for plagiarizing something that isn’t even theirs. I was like she had to learn this from somewhere so evidently it wasn’t her idea. I did go through her comments for a little bit and I didn’t see any black people on there, but I had to let her and everyone know it is called the Inversion Method and sorry, she didn’t come up with this like all of them think that she did. People were getting scared that if they did this and didn’t mention her name, that they would be reported. smh

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    Soo do you do it everyday to see the results in a week? @shanique

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    @shanique Buntyn or anyone can you do this with braids?

    • 47

      Sure why not. You won’t be able to measure your growth accurately but it will work the same I would imagine.

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    Dimpilious Akilah says:

    Im going to try this inversion method hopefully it works

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    Missedwards says:

    I tried this last month and it appears to have worked. It wasn’t a whole inch, but I’d say half an inch, which is still good. I also skipped on two or three days. Im trying it again this week. I’m taking pics this time.

    • 50

      Would love to hear your results the second time round. Lots of ppl trying it for the first time say that it works but I want to see if there’s consistency in using the method…

  26. 51

    WOW my mom told me about this when I was like 12. i’m 24 now. this is something VERY old

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    Will washing my hair daily for the 7 days cause zero results from the inversion method?

    • 53

      It should still work Viv. Caucasian women on Youtube had excellent results even though they washed straight after each massage and inversion.

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    I have done this. I try to do the inversion on the first week of the month. It works for me. When i finish the inversion i already see a half an inch of new growth. And with low manpulation styles i will have at least an inch of new growth.

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    So after applying the oil and inverting do u wash after each night?

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    Hey. I watched your video a few days ago and all… Ironically, looking for an answer to one question I had, I popped up into your website.
    Ok, my question is do you have to apply oil to your head everyday for this to work? I mean.. It’s gonna be greasy looking and all if I do that.. But just asking. I really wanna do this.

    • 58

      Presumably yes you have to apply the oil daily. It does not make for a happy scalp, trust me. lol. Some ladies are washing their hair daily/every other day with this method so really it depends on you and your upper limit for greasiness.

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    Karen Baker says:

    Interesting. I have heard of this and I will try it. If you can touch your toes, it’s somewhat the same principle. Or like some of you have suggested, lay across your bed and let your head/hair down. I’ll give it a shot and see what happens…..

  32. 60

    Can u do it with hair extension fixed in?

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    Jessica says:

    Thanks for that information…I’ve had relaxed hair for 4 years and last year I decided to go natural. My hair has grown and getting back my natural hair and coz i can’t use creams I’ve used coconut oil (homemade) and noni oil (also homemade). I might try out this method tonight :) thanks BHI

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    Charlene says:

    I’ve been using IM for the past 4 months. After the 1st month I didn’t notice any length growth. After the 2nd month, I notice 1/2″ growth, but my hair was getting thicker. After the 3rd month my hair was so thick I could barely get a comb through it. After the 4th month I noticed 1″ and more thickness. I only put a little oil on my scalp each of the 7 nights and massage for at least 10 minutes and then invert for 4 minutes.

    I noticed that no one else has asked this question, but I’m very curious to know…..since I’m taking hair vitamins that promise growth also, should I see double the growth? i.e. growth from the IM plus more growth from the hair vitamins. Or will my hair just have the 1 growth spurt from one or the other?

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    Charlene says:

    I’ve been using IM for the past 4 months. After the 1st month I didn’t notice any length growth. After the 2nd month, I notice 1/2″ growth, but my hair was getting thicker. After the 3rd month my hair was so thick I could barely get a comb through it. After the 4th month I noticed 1″ and more thickness. I only put a little oil on my scalp each of the 7 nights and massage for at least 10 minutes and then invert for 4 minutes.

    I noticed that no one else has asked this question, but I’m very curious to know…..since I’m taking hair vitamins that promise growth also, should I see double the growth? i.e. growth from the IM plus more growth from the hair vitamins. Or will my hair just have the 1 growth spurt from? (Sorry if this question came through twice-didn’t see it immediately after I posted it.

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    My mother use to do this when I was a child. I would always look at her as if she was crazy lol

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    That’s is extremely funny

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    it actually works!

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    So does this have to be at the same time everyday, or can you do it like 8 o; clock wednesday but 6 o’clock thursday, etc? (I’m not doing major gaps but I can’t always get the exact time down due to what life throws at me sometimes).

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