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Have problem hair that just won’t grow? Well, I may have stumbled across a solution. While browsing YouTube a while back, I meandered upon a video from one of my favorite YouTubers, Melissa Erial. She makes absolutely stunning hair tutorials. If you’ve never watched any of her flawless hairstyle creations, you’re missing out! One video in particular intrigued me. It was entitled, “GROW your hair 2 inches in just 1 week – Hair growth serum!” Needless to say I was instantly fascinated. Here’s the original vid that caught my eye …
- Extract 7 oz. of aloe vera gel from an aloe vera plant and place it into a blender (or bowl).
- Add 3 TBSP of Jamaican Black Castor Oil (JBCO).
- I used “extra strength” organic JBCO from Simply Organic.
- Add 1 tsp of vitamin e oil.
- I used Sundown Naturals vitamin e oil.
- Combine ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.
- Or, you can just add the ingredients to a small or medium bowl, like a did, and use a hand mixer.
- Transfer contents to an 8 oz. applicator bottle.
DAY #1: Start out on freshly washed (e.g., shampooed, conditioned, deep conditioned, etc.), detangled, damp hair. Shake mixture prior to use (if necessary). I didn’t have to do this because my hand mixer did such a good job of combining all of the ingredients. Next, part hair and apply mixture directly to your scalp.Or, you can just randomly apply the concoction all over your mane. When done, massage your scalp for 5 minutes. Comb mixture through hair. (I finger combed!) Then, style your hair as desired.
DAY #2 – #7: Co-wash mixture from prior day out of your hair. Once hair is clean, apply serum all over scalp and hair, repeating the process for each subsequent day as before (on day #1).
I decided to run a little 7-day experiment to see if I could obtain similar results as Melissa Erial. Here’s what happened …
I think this strategy might work better for someone with relaxed or type 1 or 2 hair. Although my hair felt soft, stayed well-moisturized, and had phenomenal curl definition, it didn’t do much in the way of hair growth. (Sigh.) On to the next experiment …