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How do I make my hair grow faster?

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Hi Rebekah,

HRT made my hair more healthy, though it didn't grow any faster. I've been growing it out for about 18 months and it's barely down to the middle of my neck.

In addition to the standard HRT meds, other drugs that help are Propecia (Finasteride); and Rogaine (Minoxidil). These drugs can be used to grow hair where it was balding; can make hair thicker, but not grow faster, to my knowledge.

Beyond that, eat a good diet with emphasis on proteins,

My apologies for being vague about this - I've relatively thin and slow-growing hair, but haven't tried to do anything to improve it either.

Best of luck!


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Its expensive, ($300 to $3K) but it works, they are called fused in extensions! It will depend on the stylist who does them for you and the fiber used.

Otherwise, best way is to not take shortcuts near the barber shop for a year, and it will be about 6 inches longer this time next year. Not what you want to hear, but thats the best that mama nature will do for head hair, although beards seem to grow much faster.

I have a number of nice hair pieces that go well with my own hair and fill it out, but again, my cheapest was a set of bangs for about $40, and most recent was a twelve inch clip in extension for $80. I am wearing the extension in three of my more recent gallery posts. For $180 or a bit more, you can get a 32" wig that does not look too bad, but which will blow your passability in one fast wearing if you do not get used to the instant hair. During winter months, long synthetic hair has a problem with room heaters too, so you have to be careful.

I have been using wigs for many years, and learn something new every time I wear one. It has been two and a half years to get my hair to where I do not have to wear wigs unless I want to, which I still do.

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Guest wildwolf94

this is gana sound weird bu geting you hair CUT can make it grow faster. my mom made me get hair cut the oteher day and the hair dresser saw i clearly was not happy about that, so she shared some information with me, the more offten you have your hair trimmed (dead/split ends removed) the more it will grow, it also helps to keep your hair healthy and hold moisture (the way it should) longer. right away after hearing that i had to hide my smile but i was definaly happy, ill be trimming my split ends every month or so now :) hope this helped

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Guest Robin Winter

You can't. Hair growth rates are coded in our genes. The only way you might see a change in growth is by changing your hormones, but even that isn't going to give you a rate two or three times faster than what it is now. Keeping healthy will keep your hair growing normally and healthy, but nothing you do will make it grow faster. Keeping it clear of split ends will allow you to grow it longer (not faster) by reducing breakage.

If you absolutely must have long hair fast, I suggest you take Vicky's advice and get some quality extensions.

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Guest Valerie


When I retired from the Navy, I let my hair grow. I had it cut once between Dec, 2004 and Nov, 2007. My hair was very curly and halfway down my back.

Since I started my Transition, 25 months ago, I have been letting my hair grow out again. I have not had it cut in a little over a year, other then every couple of months to trim it to remove split ends. My hair still has not reached my collar in length since I started growing it out again.

I use Finestride and Rogain, I also take a Hair, Skin and Nail supplement to try and get my hair to grow.

It has only been filling back in and slowly thickening, but not growing longer. :hairpull:

So, I am interested in this topic as well and looking for any advice.



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Guest Lani

this is gana sound weird bu geting you hair CUT can make it grow faster. my mom made me get hair cut the oteher day and the hair dresser saw i clearly was not happy about that, so she shared some information with me, the more offten you have your hair trimmed (dead/split ends removed) the more it will grow, it also helps to keep your hair healthy and hold moisture (the way it should) longer. right away after hearing that i had to hide my smile but i was definaly happy, ill be trimming my split ends every month or so now :) hope this helped

Isabella is on to something here...

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Guest Lizzie McTrucker

There really isn't a magic cure for making hair grow faster. It takes time and some regular upkeep to keep it looking healthy. Like already stated, having a balanced diet helps, as does monthly trims (not cuts, trims) to remove split ends. I had short spiky hair before I started all this and to get where I am now took about 3 years.

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Guest Maria_B

I'm in the same boat as Lizzie.

Not entirely sure whose hair looks better ;)

Not what you want to hear, but 3 years in the making and my hair only reaches halfway where I want it. No magic potion for instant hair. :(.

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