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

Upside downHow To Do The Inversion Method

It’s easy peasy really . . .

Measure a small piece of your hair and take a photo. An inch is not a great deal in the greater scheme of things so you are unlikely to see a difference with your naked eye.

Place the oil in an suitable applicator bottle then heat it up in a mug of hot water. You can also do this in the microwave (not too hot of course, just warm). Apply a little oil to your scalp and massage thoroughly making sure to get the entire scalp.

After that invert yourself in the way you find most comfortable. You can stand with your head touching your knees, do a dramatic upside down yoga pose or just lie or sit on your bed and allow your head to drop down.

Stay inverted for 4 minutes and repeat this for 7 consecutive days. That’s it!

How Often To Do It

Can you do the inversion method every day for a month to gain 4 inches? Errm, no. Have you ever heard of people becoming blind later in life and then finding that their other senses become enhanced very quickly thereafter? Yes, the sting in the tail is that the human body adapts pretty quickly so if done too often, the inversion method will simply stop working as your body adapts to it.

The consensus seems to be that you should only do this method for 1 week per month. Get your inch and that’s it, don’t be greedy!

Possible side effects

Head rush – Not a problem of course unless you are ill or preggers. The method should only be done by healthy individuals.

Vertigo – Same as head rush.

Scalp build up – That oil’s not going anywhere folks so those sensitive to build up may find themselves dealing with itchiness. Small price to pay for an inch of hair I would imagine but certainly worth mentioning.

Aside from that I really can’t forsee any major issues.

Evidence

None scientific of course but lots of anecdotal evidence on youtube and instagram so take your pick and be inspired.

Among others one of the most compelling videos I have found so far is by YouTuber JourneyToWaistLength who did the method for a week and indeed her hair appears to have grown by an inch in 7 days.

tape measure

The applicator bottle that she is using is the Roots Only comb applicator bottle.

Wanna try?

The way I see it and correct me if I’m wrong, the worst that could happen if it doesn’t work is that you waste a bit of oil or get a head rush. It’s certainly a safer hair growth technique than taking supplements in my book so there’s little reason not to try.

Being a slow grower myself I am suitably skeptical but I will certainly be giving it a go.

Will you try the inversion technique? Post your process and results in the comments below.

About Alma


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com 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 help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

About Alma


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com 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 help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

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  • Thanks for sharing My Picture! Heres the video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=so9ExluN8TM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Any oil that’s natural is ok

  • love this gotta do my measurement tomorrow.

  • need to remember before and after fotos next month

  • 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???

  • Thank you Shanique Buntyn

  • @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

  • Wow! Never thought to try this!

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

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

  • Viv

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

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

  • Judy

    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.

  • Tajaki

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

    • You certainly can if you want to.

  • Kharrima

    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.

    • 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.

  • Karen Baker

    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…..

  • Lovelyn

    Can u do it with hair extension fixed in?

  • Jessica

    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

  • Charlene

    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?

  • Charlene

    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.

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

  • That’s is extremely funny

  • it actually works!

  • 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).

  • Kaleigh

    I do not think this will work, People will believe any thing .