How I Grew My Natural Hair One Inch In Just 24 Hours
Hi, I’m Kim, and I am about to conduct a natural hair experiment that will blow your freakin’ mind.
You see this 4C hair?
I’ve been natural since 2012, nurturing it under “protective styles” all those YouTube hair gurus like to yap about. But while everyone else’s hair seems to grow to their damn feet in like six months, I’ve barely reached bar strap length in five years.
Just when I was beginning to lose hope, I stumbled upon ItsKnotSoEasy’s video entitled, “How to Grow Your Hair Overnight! 1 Inch in 1 Day !!!”
I know. My reaction was the same as yours: “A whole inch in one day? GTFO that’s impossible!”
But ItsKnotSoEasy shut me the hell up when her hair did, in fact, grow an extra inch overnight right before my very eyes. “What the hell kind of witchcraft is this?” I wondered. Of course, with my hair growing slower than a turtle trudging through molasses, I had to give this sorcery a try.
What You’ll Need:
- Two eggs
- 4 tablespoons of pure grapeseed oil
- 6 tablespoons of pure coconut oil
Side note: I’m not excited about the eggs in this recipe. I really don’t like the thought of gooey yolks in my hair. Shudder.
My Starting Point
Alright, seems like my hair almost reaches the five-inch mark on my tee. Far from impressive.
Step One: Prep The Magic Concoction
Add the grapeseed oil to the eggs and mix it up good. Leave the coconut oil aside for now.
Step Two: Slap This Crap Onto Your Hair
As you can see, I am not particularly thrilled about pouring this gunk onto my head. By the way, this stuff is no yolk! It’s super messy. This is a get-your-newspapers-on-the-floor type of hair treatment. If you’re cheap like me, yet resourceful, make a DIY smock for yourself by grabbing a garbage bag and poking three holes in that bad boy.
Step Three: Massage Your Scalp
After you smother your hair with this stuff, you’ve got to massage your scalp. ItsKnotSoEasy uses a scalp brush, but why spend money on that thing when I can use my fingers – for free?
Step Four: Trap Your Hair In Your Own Body Heat for An Hour
ItsKnotSoEasy uses saran wrap followed by two plastic caps. I do not have saran wrap nor two plastic caps, and I refuse to buy any. So, therefore, I will use a grocery bag and a slouchy beanie. Do I look absolutely ridiculous? Yes. But at least there’s a body heat party goin’ on all up in my head to really get this stuff to do its magic. Boom!
After waiting 60 minutes, we get to rinse this stuff out. Hallelujah.
Step Five: Coat Your Hair With Coconut Oil and Go to Bed
Repeat the same steps as above. Coat your hair, cover it up with a plastic bag, and give yourself a scalp massage. But this time, leave the coconut oil on ’til the morning and wash it out when you wake up.
Did it grow an inch? Oh the suspense is killing me!
I made my ‘fro grow y’all!
The Before and After:
I cannot believe my eyes. It worked!
Now before you go nuts thinking you can use this treatment every day for seven days and get seven inches of growth – not so fast!
Eggs have protein in it, so if you put too much of this stuff in your hair, your delicate natural hair tresses will become brittle and dry. Yikes. Doing this once a month is more feasible.
Now you guys try it and let us know how it works for you!
Kimberly Gedeon is a creative content connoisseur with nearly 2,000 professional articles published online. Say hello to her on Twitter @sweetenedcafe or Instagram @kimmiexsweetie. She doesn’t bite … much.