Let me ask you a question: do you still leave out milk and cookies for Santa Claus?
Or think the tooth fairy will leave some cash if you put a tooth under your pillow?
Unfortunately, the idea that keratin treatments will make your hair longer is a also just a fairy tale.
And whether we like it or not, we live in the real world.
Where Santa and the Tooth Fairly only live within the pages of Grimm’s Fairy Tales.
To make myself clear: at least in this universe, keratin treatments don’t make your hair longer.
Not a single centimeter, no matter how many hours you spend in front of the mirror. And they certainly won’t turn you into the next Rapunzel.
The only thing that will make your hair grow is time. Or, some products and treatments specifically designed to help your hair grow.
Which is something I had to learn from experience.
Because I also used to believe in fairy tales. I’m also a huge fan of Nordic mythology and J.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. I love the story… and all the characters with luscious long hair.
And I also bought into the fairy tale that a keratin treatment would make my hair longer.
After all, who wouldn’t spend $150 to make their hair 6 inches longer?
The stylist didn’t ask me why I wanted to straighten my hair. After examining my hair, he said that my hair would take to the treatment very well.
And he wasn’t wrong.
The keratin tamed my curls and created shiny and healthy-looking hair.
Frizz was nothing but a distant memory, and I no longer needed to spend hours in the bathroom straightening it.
That being said, it didn’t make my hair grow at all.
After the treatment, I measured my hair every three days. I was ecstatic the first week, the second I started to lose hope, and by the third week, I was completely disappointed.
By the time the fourth week came around I was downright depressed. And even a bit angry. I felt as if the universe conspired against me.After a month, my hair had only grown a centimeter… just like everyone else.
The result was clear: Keratin straightening treatments do not make your hair grow any faster.
But maybe you’re wondering why, exactly, keratin treatments won’t help your hair grow faster.
Well, keep reading to find out.
We’ll also discuss some treatments that can make your hair grow faster.
Because, although I may be a bit naive, I’m not a quitter. Even after the keratin treatment didn’t work, I swore I wouldn’t give up.
Have you ever wanted to make your hair grow faster?
Then don’t move, and keep reading to learn about:
- Why keratin treatments do not affect hair growth
- Products to accelerate hair growth
- Natural, homemade hair masks to encourage growth[/ su_list]
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Why Keratin Treatments Don’t Effect Hair Growth
There’s nothing wrong having hopes and dreams, as life would be quite bitter without them.
But believing that keratin treatment can make your hair longer is a bit much.
Hair naturally contains keratin, but it’s often lost when hair is dyed, heat-treated, and even exposed to certain weather conditions such as excessive UV ray exposure.
Keratin treatments add additional proteins to the hair strands and seal them in with a flat iron.
Of course, if you have curly hair it will appear significantly longer when straightened because all the curls are stretched out… but the actual length stays the same.
Personally, although the keratin treatment didn’t cause the effect I wanted, it was still worth it. It infused my hair with some new life, so I felt that the $200 was well spent.
But it also had another positive effect.
Adding proteins made each strand of hair thicker, and therefore stronger.
But I still wanted to know how to make my hair grow faster.
And I figured it out!
Have you ever heard of hair growth supplements?
How to accelerate hair growth
When I started researching supplements, I had never heard of biotin. I had heard of The Bionic Woman, but had no idea what biotin was.
After some research, I discovered that biotin, also known as vitamin B-7, is an essential nutrient found in many foods.
For example, eggs, salmon, cauliflower, avocado, and cucumber are all rich in biotin. This vitamin supports the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, and is also sold as a supplement in many pharmacies and stores.
I also called a cousin of mine who’s a dermatologist, who confirmed what I learned online.
So I started taking biotin supplements every morning.
After three months, I measured my hair and discovered that it had grown nearly two and a half inches, almost twice as much as normal.
As well as helping my hair grow longer, I also noticed new baby hairs around my temples. The biotin even helping my scalp create new strands.
While taking the supplement, I also changed some of my routine beauty products, such as my shampoo.
Is anyone curious about what shampoo I used?
Thick & Full shampoo by OGX.
I don’t know if it was because of the keratin or the collagen in this shampoo, but since I’ve started using it I noticed that my hair has become stronger and is less prone to breakage, which also helps it grow longer.
But there are other treatments you can add to your beauty routine to help stimulate hair growth.
Natural hair masks to stimulate growth
To be honest, I don’t often use natural treatments, basically because this treatment normally requires more time before you start to see results.
That being said, while using the shampoo and taking biotin, I also discovered a hair mask that leaves my locks super healthy and strong.
It’s easy to make, and I apply it once every ten days.
- One egg white
- One tablespoon of olive oil
- One tablespoon of honey
- Start by mixing together all three ingredients.
- Once it’s thoroughly mixed, apply it your hair and massage it into your scalp.
- Let it sit for about thirty minutes, and then thoroughly rinse and shampoo your hair.
Are you a tea drinker?
Then stop throwing away your used tea bags!
Believe it or not, you can use them to stimulate hair growth.
For this treatment, simply boil used tea bags in water for one minute. Let it cool, apply it to your hair and scalp, and let it sit for about 45 minutes before rinsing with cool water.
Green tea is rich in antioxidants that promote hair growth and strengthens your strands from the roots.
Although my story started with disappointment, it ended in victory: I finally had the long hair I always wanted.
Now you know why a keratin treatment won't make your hair longer, and you've even learned some treatments and products that will.
So, you have two options:
- Keep believing in fairy tale treatments
- Use these effective methods and finally get and get the long, luxurious locks you’ve always wanted.
It's up to you!
Are you planning on using any of these treatments on your hair? Let me know in the comments!