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Barnet Girl
October 11th, 2013, 04:12 PM
Hi y'all - after seeing a bunch of Youtube clips on the "Inversion Method", I am so curious as to whether there is any truth to the rapid growth claims resulting from this :confused:, so I thought I would call on some willing LHC'ers to test it out. The method involves oiling the scalp with warm oil (apparently any oil will do) and then hanging upside down for 4 minutes (this can be done lying on a bed, as long as your head is inverted towards the floor) and this is done everyday for a week. The blood flow to the head is meant to cause the growth. I am so curious as to whether this does in fact work. Ridiculous amounts of growth are being reported, which are pretty unbelievable. 2-3 inches per week for some! (yeah right!)

Anyway - I won't totally poo-poo this notion, and I thought it would be good to call on anyone who has their roots done to test this method out. Of course those who don't do roots are welcome to give it a go as well, but as hair can wave and fall differently according to washing and combing methods, I think measuring root growth is a sure-fire way to measure accurately.

I have been trying out this method for 3 days - minus the oiling as my scalp is not fond of oiling and I refuse to wash my hair every day. I also started taking diatomaceous earth at the same time so if there is much growth, I won't know where to give credit. Also, my hair length changes daily due to braid waves etc so I find measuring a real pain. And if you have any health issues this method is not advisable.

If anyone has done it already please give feedback - I look forward to hearing your experiences!! :D

Hairitic
October 11th, 2013, 07:24 PM
Interesting :confused: Don't know if I could handle the oiling part either unless I could find a way to stay in the house for a whole week, lol :p :cool:
Would love to hear real results from LHC'ers.

AmyBeth
October 11th, 2013, 07:58 PM
I would be willing to try the oiling. I have been doing scalp massages with my head hanging off the side of the bed for 1.5 years and it increased my growth from just under 1/4 inch per month to just under 1/2 inch per month. No way would I shampoo every day. Would it still work if I just put new oil on top of old (yuck) and just shampooed once weekly? Or would I occlude my follicles so much that I would defeat the purpose?

Seeshami
October 11th, 2013, 08:17 PM
I think it all comes down to scalp stimulation that that you'd get the same results by just rubbing your scalp for the same amount of time.

Barnet Girl
October 12th, 2013, 01:49 AM
In all of the Youtube clips I've seen people are washing their hair daily - however I don't see the harm in putting more oil over the old - as long as you're willing to be indoors for a few days! I'm only going to do the oiling on my wash day. I can't help but giggle at myself - hanging upside down in the name of hair growth! :o

NuclearApple
October 12th, 2013, 04:27 AM
I would love to try this,I already knew it but I cannot wash my hair every day,I have to blow dry and it takes a full hour to dry and i don't have and that's too much every day.
buuuuuuuut,people if you can do this just do it!XD I wanna see if it works!

goldenlady
October 12th, 2013, 04:42 AM
I did this over summer.. boredom mainly ;). My hair grew a lot.. but I also started taking MSM, Was really relaxed and got a lot of vitamin D from sunbathing. So it wasn't a very reliable experiment.

veryhairyfairy
October 14th, 2013, 08:19 AM
*tentatively raises hand*

I henna, and I have a pretty good idea of how fast my hair already grows per month. I've been drinking enough water for years, and I've been taking my supplements and eating extra protein (and good fats) for the past several months and my growth rate has stayed the same, so this would be a good way to see how well it works if all variables are 'good'.

I think I'll henna on Sunday the 20th, so I'll measure roots before just to see what this months growth was like, and then I'll start nightly inverted scalp massages (with NO oil, I barely find time to wash twice a week!). I keep track of the exact days I henna in my planner, so it'll be very accurate to measure the roots... I might even take pictures! :)

TL;DR: I'll do it starting next Sunday!

Firefox7275
October 14th, 2013, 08:30 AM
I think it could work, massage and exercise both can probably due to the circulation boost. Presumably you do need a varied wholefood diet with all the nutrients the body needs for healthy skin and hair.

NuclearApple
October 15th, 2013, 10:37 AM
I'm doing this already,couldnt resist lol x)
i'll post on friday to give you the results.

samanthajenalyn
October 15th, 2013, 12:43 PM
I'm thinking on trying this out. I oiled my scalp and hair today, since tomorrow is wash day. So I did it. Idk about oiling my scalp everyday though, I would be a grease ball lol :p

Stray_mind
October 16th, 2013, 09:21 AM
I'm gonna try this out next week, because i'll stay at home all days. I'll give you the results at the end of it. ;)

veryhairyfairy
October 22nd, 2013, 07:55 AM
Alrighty, so even though busy-ness has taken over my life, I'm going to be doing this starting tonight! I might not be checking in very often, but I'll be trying to do a 3-5 minute oil-less scalp massage every night before bed. Maybe it'll help with the crazy amounts of stress pouring over me! :)

I henna-ed last night and had exactly 1/2" of roots after exactly one month, which is what I usually have.
I take multivitamins, eat plenty of protein and good fats, and get about 30 mins of light exercise a day. I've been living this way for many months now with no change in my standard "1/2 an inch or slightly more a month" growth (so any increased growth would not be due to a lifestyle change, but could really only be attributed to scalp massage).

Wish me growth! :D

Domino
October 28th, 2013, 06:45 AM
I think I can try this. I'm growing out my henna and currently I have about 3 cm of roots. I did 5 mins of inversion and oil-less massage today, will continue for a week and then wait for 2 weeks. Will keep you updated :)

rainfortheend
November 14th, 2013, 09:58 AM
Good video showing how to do it...

http://youtu.be/AmZhSfOCC0w

veryhairyfairy
November 15th, 2013, 09:40 AM
Welp, after three weeks I have to bow out of this experiment. I've been having dandruff (for the first time ever, EVER) and the night-time massages are making it look so obvious! I wake up in the morning to flakes distributed through the first two inches of roots, and it's making me feel very self conscious! :( I'm at my wit's end with this dandruff, and I'm going to start applying an antifungal cream (not monistat, just some athlete's foot stuff I already have) to my scalp in hopes of curing it.

I measured my roots this morning, and I have almost exactly the amount of growth I would already have after three weeks. :shrug:
Scalp massage feels awesome, though, and I'll be doing this again as soon as my snowstorm is over. :)

ErinLeigh
November 15th, 2013, 11:49 AM
I would be willing to try this. I wash hair every day I go to work anyway, and don't mind leaving oil in hair on days i don't.
I just had roots done a about a week ago so can track the fresh growth easily, AND I actually have an inversion rack!
I also just cut to SL so I can also track that length. How can I post pictures? DO you need a photbucket acct or is there another way?
I don't mind posting pictures if I can figure out how.

I will start tonight and keep everyone updated. I usually grow the standard .5 inch a month I assume, maybe slightly less some months.

MaryMarx
November 16th, 2013, 07:04 AM
I did my first one today.
I'll try too do it everyday but I will probably need to skip one day in between or so due to lack of time and super early mornings.
Anyway, I mixed EVOO and Castor oil and warmed it up, applied it, wrapped head in plastic + warm beenie, sat on the couch and hung my head between my knees for four minutes. Then slowly moved up again and now I'll wear the oil beenie thing on for 3 or 4 hours, and CO out.

My head is comfortably (numb) warm and as strange as it sounds I feel kind of... revived.

ErinLeigh
November 16th, 2013, 07:23 AM
Day 1 done! Will take a picture tonight for my before photo.
I applied castor and olive oil to roots. Coconut to length. Hung upside down for 5 minutes while massaging. Would have hung longer but it was a busy work night.
Oil has been in hair 6 hours so far, will wash in 6 more (need to sleep first - graveyard shift and all....)

I kinda over oiled last night by mistake so should be fun trying to get this out!
I ordered some emu oil to add to the castor as I heard it helps. Delivery by 11.21 That will be added to the mix asap if that is ok.
Haven't read how it is taken from the Emus yet so hope that doesn't make me sad.

ErinLeigh
November 16th, 2013, 07:26 AM
Is photobucket mandatory for posting pictures? Is there another way to upload?

ErinLeigh
November 16th, 2013, 07:31 AM
still trying to post pic

MaryMarx
November 16th, 2013, 07:53 AM
Is photobucket mandatory for posting pictures? Is there another way to upload?
You can also upload to your album here, and then use the BB code which you find to the right side of the picture, and insert it here.

MaryMarx
November 24th, 2013, 01:19 AM
So I tried this, one week.
I started last Saturday, oiled, inversed 4 minutes, wrapped it in plastic and a beanie for a couple of hours, I did this Sunday to Wednesday I think.
Then I didn't have the time to wash every day (CO). But I continued the inversion without oil for some days.

Can't say there was any difference in growth. Anyone else tried?

Auksaplauke
December 5th, 2013, 06:35 AM
Has anyone tried this: Hair Inversion? For those who don't know what it is, it's basically leaning forward or going upside down (or any other position) that increases blood flow to the head. Apparently it encourages hair growth.
I saw this youtube , they say hair grow 1 inch in 7 days. I begin to challenge inversion method.

invertion method

1.Massage an oil of your choice (that has been warmed in hot water) onto your scalp. Olive oil is recommended, but you can experiment with any oil you have on hand.
2.Do a simple inversion for 4 minutes.
3.Let oil sit on scalp for at least two hours. Co-wash to remove excess oil (only if necessary).
Repeat for ONLY 7 consecutive days
4.Wait at least 3-4 weeks between each attempt. Otherwise, your body gets used to the extra blood flow, and the method won’t work as well, if at all. Or, at worst, you become susceptible to some dangerous health risks. So, only attempt to do this over seven consecutive days once per month. No more!
5.Enjoy your new growth!

Kikina
December 5th, 2013, 06:39 AM
1 inch in a week? Sounds too good to be true.
Still, has anyone seen if it works? :confused:

Kaelee
December 5th, 2013, 06:57 AM
I've heard of people getting one inch per week as a random growth spurt, and then going back to their normal growth rate after. Sometimes that gets mistaken for fantastic results from something or other.

I think a lot of LHCers do this- it's part of scalp massage technique, which a lot of people here do. No unbelievable growth rates though.

Madora
December 5th, 2013, 08:27 AM
While hair inversion is a good idea (helps with circulation among the follicles) it is not a guarantee of faster growth. I invert daily when brushing with my pure bbb. Also, simply inverting w/o doing something to your hair is pointless. Brush or comb it, or massage it while inverting to reap the rewards of same.

truepeacenik
December 5th, 2013, 09:20 AM
Or, just have inversion as part of your stretch and exercise routine.

I've occasionally tried washing inverted. As long as I condition upright, it's all good.
Otherwise, it's a hair revolution, and I'm the target of the coup.

Kaelee
December 5th, 2013, 09:31 AM
Or, just have inversion as part of your stretch and exercise routine.

I've occasionally tried washing inverted. As long as I condition upright, it's all good.
Otherwise, it's a hair revolution, and I'm the target of the coup.

:laugh: Same here!!! Washing or brushing upside down both lead to a crazy amount of tangles for me.

4AllEternity
December 5th, 2013, 10:56 AM
It sounds like pseudoscience to me. Increased blood flow to the scalp would in the long-term increase hair growth, but just for 5 minutes a day? I doubt it. For one thing, when you invert yourself, your body will automatically compensate for the increased blood pressure in your head and torso via a mechanism called vasoconstriction (the blood vessels clench). So overall, circulation to your head won't be that much better, and in fact might be worse (the increase blood pressure could prevent adequate microcirculation). Secondly, ignoring that, one study did find increased hair growth in mice genetically modified to express an angiongenesis gene more than normal mice (hence increased microcirculation) demonstrated faster hair growth, but keep in mind these mice had their genes modified so that they constantly had higher circulation. And even then, growth did not increase by 700% like this method claims (normal growth rate is 0.5 inches per month, whereas this claims a growth rate of 4 inches a month).

KellieMai
December 5th, 2013, 11:03 AM
I sort of tried this a month or so ago. And by sort of I mean I did it for a week but some days I forgot to use oil, I didn't really time myself and Sometimes I inverted in the morning and sometimes the evening. I think I got half an inch in a week which is still pretty good but it could have been from a random hair growth spurt. I did massage my scalp while I was inverted, but I do that almost daily anyway. I might try it again and be more accurate with timing myself and such, but i won't use oil everyday because that means I'll have to wash my hair everyday which isn't very convenient for me, and doent seem worth it :)

wrh452
December 5th, 2013, 11:43 AM
I have been trying to massage my scalp lately, upside down when possible, and I went from 3/4 of an inch per month to 1 inch per month. Not a huge difference.

leslissocool
December 5th, 2013, 12:14 PM
Actually I made a thread about yoga and hair growth a loooong time ago (can't seem to find it) and yes, inverting did help my hair growth (along with higher protein consumption). I got a LOT of growth, close to 2 inches in a month, but that was it then It went to an inch a month (before that was about 1/2 an inch, I was eating badly and my hair wasn't growing).


I think truepeacenik is right, making it a part of your daily workout or scalp massage can give you great results. But I don't think an inch a week is true.


I have the type of hair (wavy) that looks longer or shorter depending on weather and moisture content, it's hard to measure growth weekly or monthly even, I try to take pictures every 3 to 6 months.

freesia
December 5th, 2013, 12:26 PM
Actually I made a thread about yoga and hair growth a loooong time ago (can't seem to find it)

Could it be this ??? link (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=70013)

leslissocool
December 5th, 2013, 12:49 PM
Could it be this ??? link (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=70013)

YES! That was it!

But I think the pictures are gone. Anyways, it was when I was trying to lose my post twin weightm so in spite of dramatic weight loss my hair grew A LOT.

jacqueline101
December 5th, 2013, 01:12 PM
I do an inversion every other day when I apply my monistat. I don't know if it guarantees fast growth but it helps the blood flow to the scalp. I think it just feels good. Sorry for my opinion.

Brileeka
December 5th, 2013, 01:42 PM
1 inch a week. that means 4 inches in a month. meaning my hair could grow four feet in a year hahaha in my dreams

Valkyriejae
December 5th, 2013, 01:46 PM
I guess I invert? I flip my hair upside down to wash it and also to help rinse out my conditioner. Also, when I do my sleep braid I lie on my bed and let my head hang back off the edge (makes it easier to start the braid higher up so I can flip it up over my pillow easily :) ) I haven't noticed any difference in growth because of this though, maybe it's not for long enough?

swearnsue
December 5th, 2013, 02:31 PM
If it worked, my hair would be to my ankles by now. I brush and massage my scalp every morning and evening with my head down for about two years now and I only get barely 1/2 inch per month if I'm lucky.

Madora
December 5th, 2013, 03:37 PM
If it worked, my hair would be to my ankles by now. I brush and massage my scalp every morning and evening with my head down for about two years now and I only get barely 1/2 inch per month if I'm lucky.

Man, you said it, swearnsue! If the inversion method worked, my hair would be out the door!

truepeacenik
December 5th, 2013, 03:42 PM
I do an inversion every other day when I apply my monistat. I don't know if it guarantees fast growth but it helps the blood flow to the scalp. I think it just feels good. Sorry for my opinion.

Never apologize for your opinion. Ever.

Aside from sinus pressure, I like inversion.

Foxylocks
December 5th, 2013, 05:51 PM
I've tried both this and scalp massaging before. Neither did anything. The massages just made my hair fall out more.

Auksaplauke
December 6th, 2013, 11:19 AM
Now I'm trying this method. Now is day 2 .
I read a lot of good reviews on youtube about this method that works.

swearnsue
December 6th, 2013, 01:02 PM
Man, you said it, swearnsue! If the inversion method worked, my hair would be out the door!

LOL, I've seen your hair....it would be out your door and into your neighbor's door a mile away!!!

knhess
December 6th, 2013, 01:27 PM
I read about the inversion method probably five years ago in a magazine as a way to give yourself a little energy boost throughout the day. They recommended doing it morning, afternoon, and night for 30 seconds if I recall correctly. Since then I have done it whenever I want to "feel" the blood circulate to my head. It definitely does feel refreshing to me. I can't say if it really makes hair grow any quicker - but extra circulation to the scalp always helps!

Snorman
January 30th, 2014, 02:44 AM
I read that if you do in too often your body gets used to the extra blood flow and it won't work, that's why people only do it for a week at a time, and probably why none of those who does it everyday, always, see any difference..
But I really don't know. Going to try it though.
Just want my hair to grow.
Probably will start tonight, and do a little overnight treatment as well. Have to do it this week anyway :)
Will take pictures, if anyone's interested!
(and I probably won't be washing my hair everyday.. It's not bad to put on new oil on the old one, right...?)

Rosetta
January 30th, 2014, 02:56 AM
I wish I had seen this before washing my hair this morning ;) But I'll try to remember it on the next wash day! I often oil before wash anyway, though mostly just the ends and length. But hanging upside down has never occurred to me (wonder why) ;)

Snorman
January 30th, 2014, 03:09 AM
I know it's bad for your hair to wash everyday, but if you wash with CO, that's not as bad, right? Still bad, but not as with shampoo?
I tried to figure out when to wash during these 7 days, and if I could possibly leave one day in between, but it seems as I will have to wash everyday, except during the weekend..

ellenajordans
January 30th, 2014, 06:47 AM
I'll try it, do you have to oil your scalp everyday?

Snorman
January 30th, 2014, 07:02 AM
That's what I hear, but I guess you could just oil it every other day, and do the massage/upside down thing everyday...?
I'm gonna go full on with oil everyday, though!

NativeSparrow
January 31st, 2014, 11:29 AM
Im interested to see how this works out. I think Ill start trying it next month. I am trying to get a "control" month since I have never measured my growth before joing LHC. I was also hoping to aquire some kind of scalp massager that would help me with the scalp massage - for some reason I really dont like massaging with my fingertips. Any suggestions for gentle but effective scalp massage tools?

Like alot of yall Im not sure if i can oil EVERY day. Im gonna try though!

Snorman
February 1st, 2014, 02:46 AM
I didin't oil yesterday... There was no time :/ I left for work at 7a.m. and got home 2.30a.m..
But I did the upside down-part. Hopefullt it won't ruin anything. perhaps I will just have to do one extra day. Anyway, doing my third (or second...?) day today.
Hair is sooooo soft, but I don't like showering everyday... Even my skin says no... Hm.

RancheroTheBee
February 1st, 2014, 09:19 AM
I heard about it a while ago and I filed it under "too good to be true", and I wonder how much of it has to do with the massage. I started massage a while ago, and I noticed a difference (of about 1/4" of my regular monthly growth) but I don't often use oil on my scalp if I'm not planning on washing it soon. I honestly feel like some of the people reporting 1-2 inches a week might just be bad at measuring. :|

SkyChild
February 1st, 2014, 12:35 PM
I agree that it's probably more to do with the massage and hanging upside down than the oil.
The bloodflow bit I understand but oil...? Don't know. As a control I'd be willing to do scalp massage and hanging upside down without the oil!

Snorman
February 5th, 2014, 02:03 AM
Eh, didn't really work except that my hair looks freakishly healthy now. No magical growth :P

MeAndTheMaz
February 5th, 2014, 05:54 PM
I've seen people on here that say they haven't seen much growth after a week of hanging upside down. Since this seems dependent on blood flow to the head, but only for a short time, I wonder if people who exercise regularly don't see the benefit because they have increased blood flow on a more regular basis, and therefore, are "immune" to the effects.

Just wondering.

Snorman
February 5th, 2014, 10:00 PM
Yeah, I'm wondering that too.. I read that somewhere, but don't know how accurate it is...
I'm always doing yoga and stretching and things like that, that involve hanging upside down, so maybe I'm immune? :P

Tini'sNewHair
February 5th, 2014, 10:35 PM
I will give it a go because it cant hurt BUT i wont be washing my hair everyday and i wont oil everyday, I just managed to stretch my washes and theres noway im going backwards now, phew. See yas in a week lol

Snorman
February 6th, 2014, 12:51 AM
Good luck, Tini! :)

proo
February 6th, 2014, 08:55 AM
I did this a couple weeks ago:
massaged my scalp while bent over for 4 minutes, once per day, for 7 days,
no oil.
Got 3/4" of growth.
Definitely going to do this monthly.

MeAndTheMaz
February 6th, 2014, 09:25 AM
Maybe if you're going to try this (or have done so already), you can tell us if you're a regular exerciser or, shall we say, live a sedentary lifestyle?

SkyChild
February 6th, 2014, 09:52 AM
I'm going to keep doing it. My lifestyle is quite sedentary but I am trying to up my excersize gradually (this might change growth rates too though)

Snorman
February 9th, 2014, 04:59 PM
What? That's awesome for you!! Wish I could get that kind of results!

Tini'sNewHair
February 9th, 2014, 06:30 PM
Thanks Snorman. Ahhh I forgot to do the other day, been so busy but im continuing anyway. So far its just a bit of "fun" :p If this works I should be at waist two months earlier yayts

bunzfan
February 17th, 2014, 05:44 PM
I thought I'd give it a shot as a co wash'er it wouldn't be as drying I do think it's the massage then anything else I haven't washed since last time and my scalp isn't oily you don't need to use loads.

rachel1031
February 23rd, 2014, 07:02 PM
Reporting in - My roots are gray and I had them done about a month ago, so I thought I'd make a good experimenter. I modified this, though, because I didn't want to use olive oil on my hair every night. But I did do the inversion and massage and used olive oil three times. And the results were -

Nothing, zip, zero, nada. The experiment was a complete failure. But it felt nice!

LauraLongLocks
February 23rd, 2014, 09:26 PM
I'll do an official measurement tomorrow, but I don't think it did anything for my growth. Maybe it's because I'm pretty active? So my blood flow to my scalp is already good? Anyway, I don't think it did anything for my growth rate, but I'll check tomorrow and report in.

LightSabr
March 2nd, 2014, 06:52 AM
I did this for around three days in the middle of February, then kind of lost motivation and stopped. While I didn't see any additional growth that week, I finished out the month with an extra quarter inch. I was extremely surprised, as this was the only change I had made. Maybe it takes a while to see the effects? I'll be trying for the full week this month to see if there's anything to that. My lifestyle is sedentary and I did not use any oil. I only massaged for five minutes before hanging upside down.

bunzfan
March 2nd, 2014, 08:02 AM
I tried it but didn't do the full 7 more like 4 and got 1/2 worth doing for a few months.

Shufro
April 30th, 2014, 02:35 AM
Im trying this this week im do excited. I'll tell you my results (if i get any)

Shufro
April 30th, 2014, 02:37 AM
Man, you said it, swearnsue! If the inversion method worked, my hair would be out the door!

Haha no you are supposed to do it one week per month. :-)

Shufro
May 17th, 2014, 02:20 PM
I did it for four minutes 6 days in a row. I measured before i started my hair was at 26 inches and now my hair is 26.8 so it grew 2 centimeters (0.8 inches) in 6 days!

White tea
July 21st, 2014, 03:30 AM
I did it for 7 days, 4 minutes / day. my head was upside down and I massaged my scalp ( I did't use any oil ) for each time, but It didn't work. I mean, my hair grew 1 cm, but that's the normal amount for me, nothing special :/ I'm a bit dissapointed but maybe my body got used to increased blood flow bc I workout and do sports a lot.

diddiedaisy
July 22nd, 2014, 09:33 AM
I started this last night, I'm not going to use oil everytime though. I've got 1mm of fresh growth and normally on the first week of dying I only get up to 2mm, so it will easy to tell if I have extra growth.

diddiedaisy
July 27th, 2014, 11:53 AM
Well I've done my seven days and my growth has been 1 mm. This is exactly what it normally grows on week two after hair dye. Over the next two weeks I'll grow 8 mm to get to my 4 weekly 1cm.

Nothing but nothing is going to budge my stubborn growth rate :(

kqq
July 28th, 2014, 03:52 AM
I've started it today too :)
I don't believe that exactly it will work, but maybe my oils mix will work. I always wash my hair in that position over bath.
I have mixed olive oil, castrol oil, sesame oil and few drops rosemary oil.
I take small amount of it and massage my scalp in inversion position.
I will not measure it, but I think better blood circulation because of massage and oils will help.

I'm not sure how often I should now wash my hair. I normally wash my hair twice or once a week. I have curly hair. My hair don't looks oily now, but when it will look like this or get ithy or sth I will wash.

Eas693
June 30th, 2016, 04:06 PM
I will be starting today. I also henna ed my hair this afternoon. So I will be able to measure the results really well. I am going to skip the oil today but will start that tomorrow with caster oil, coconut oil, tea tree eo, and peppermint eo

Adorkable One
June 30th, 2016, 04:28 PM
I love this inversion method. Personally, I did notice a significant increase in hair growth, which was really surprising. It was really easy for me to tell because I used to bleach my hair, and the regrowth is easy to measure. I would dye my roots every 5-6 weeks. When I first started the inversion method, I did it for 7 days, as recommended, to test how it worked. I ended up having to dye my roots after only 4 weeks because of the faster growth.

Despite my success, I don't do this every day anymore. I do it maybe 2-3 times a week/ in between washes. I typically wash my hair about once a week though. Also, I do not use oil anymore while doing this. Since joining here, I've realized that putting oil on my scalp has increased my shedding. So instead, I rely on my own scalp oils, and thus do the inversion method a few days after I last washed my hair. So for me, my take on the inversion method sort of borrows techniques from the NW/SO methods. The scalp massage is a good opportunity to sort of redistribute sebum and clear up my scalp. I feel it rejuvenates my hair, and gives it volume, as well as potentially increase hair growth. I don't do daily though, so I doubt I'm seeing any increased growth anymore. But, I still find it beneficial for my hair.

megthehennahead
March 27th, 2017, 01:00 PM
I figure it can't hurt (although I'm a dancer so I spend plenty of time inverted while stretching and such so I may not see much effect), and even if it doesn't increase growth, a scalp massage always feel wonderful.

I did my roots overnight 3/16-17 and started the inversion method on 3/25. I'm not doing oil everyday or I will be a total greaseball. I had just the slightest hint of lighter orange at my roots when I started, so I should be able to tell if I have much extra growth.

EssentialJo
April 22nd, 2017, 09:37 PM
I just finished this experiment yesterday and am happy to say I actually saw significant growth! I used a henna oil infusion, bent over and massaged my hair nightly, rinsed out oil in the morning. Ended up with a measurement of 1 inch more than my 3rd day! (I forgot to measure when I started. :P).

I watched and poo poo'ed the YouTubes about this for years and only decided to try because I started an oiling regimen about a week ago anyway so why not add massage and inversion. From what I understand, this is something to do only occasionally (maybe once a quarter?) or else your head gets used to all the extra circulation and grows at normal rate seeming to not work. I may do this seasonally to track consistency.

Aunty Miki
April 23rd, 2017, 03:13 AM
I'm going to have to try this in a modified way because of cochlear implant surgery in '01 giving me vertigo if I lay my head flat or upside down. I sure do want more length, though.

Voqque
April 25th, 2017, 05:11 AM
For whatever my words worth, and I'm sorry I don't have any pictures as it was a few years ago, but I did try this for a week when I'd freshly died my hair blonde and I managed to get half an inch. An inch seems far too much to be able to achieve in such a short amount of time.

Turtlesorgtfo
April 25th, 2017, 05:33 AM
I don't know, I'm skeptical of this method. I've seen it around on YouTube, too, so I thought I'd give it a go. For a few months now I have been massaging my head with a scalp treatment every week, while being upside down. Coupled with daily yoga (that's a lot of downdog!), I think there's a lot of bloodflow going to my scalp. I can't say I have noticed much of a difference, to be honest. I still get my average 1cm growth/month.