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My wedding isn't until mid December, however my hair seems to grow really slowly. Right now it's 2 to 3 inches below my shoulders, which is great, but I want LONG, romantic locks for my big day! I've tried clip in extensions (Luxy actually has really nice stuff) but my hair is so fine that I feel the clip part shows through. Do any of you have any tips for growing out long, healthy hair? 

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  • I try to eat healthier and that worked for me. Prenatal vitamins also worked for me, but they don't work for everyone. Biotin did nothing for me, but they work for some.

    I would recommend practicing with clip in extensions again, if you have them anyway. Experiment with different hair styles. My aunt has extremely fine hair, and the clips can stay hidden on her. Maybe even ask a professional to do it for you. 
  • I feel your pain! My senior year in HS, my hair would not grow to save my life. When I moved out and got too lazy to straighten my hair all the time like I did back in HS I realized my hair started to grow! If you use hot tools very frequently on your hair without a good protecting spray, it tends to fry/damage your hair quicker. Damaged hair is hard to get growing. Even if your hair isn't damaged, I would try a good repair masque and use it twice a week, if possible. Ulta has one I lalalalaloveeeee. It's called Macadamia, and even though the jar is expensive ($30) you can get the $4 sample pack to try first JIC.

    I would also recommend trimming ends regularly, and scalp massages help a lot to as it stimulates hair follicles and feel so good! Especially if you are like me and love to have your hair up in a bun/ponytail all the time. Eating healthier helps, too. And keeping yourself very hydrated. 
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  • Biotin supplements, scalp massage, and eating eggs helped my hair and nails a bunch! I also used coconut oil in the ends a few nights a week to keep the ends from being dry and splitting.
  • Depending on how long you're looking to grow your hair, eating right, exercising, scalp massages will help to keep your hair and scalp healthy (and in optimum growing condition). However, typically hair grows about/up to 6 inches per year. 

    I have fast growing hair and mine grows about 7 inches a year. I've tried every kind of extension and by far, I'm most please with the halo extensions (there's a line of clear thread that holds the extensions in place). I'd definitely check them out. They don't have any clips so they're good for ladies with finer or thiner hair. They'd be a good option to look into in addition to healthy hair habits. 
  • I cut the ends of hair every 5 weeks and that makes it grow like crazy!!
  • I hear you! I started growing my hair last September when I got engaged and it's grown about 2-2.5" with just a few "trims" since. They say your hair grows .5" a month. I'm pretty sure mine grows .25". At least I have 15 more months to keep trying to grow it.
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  • Congratulations! I would try Biotin.  Find a hairstylist experienced with extensions. She will be able to hide the clips.They also make products to help with the clip hiding technique. Best of  luck!

    Lacee Deniz
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  • Try teasing the root of your own hair before clipping in the extensions.  This is going to create volume, and something for the clips to stick to (they won't get tangled into your hair I promise!)  I have fine textured hair, and this technique works great for me. 
  • edited August 2014

    I have fine hair too, but still like to wear clip-ins. If you don't have your heart set on having your hair completely down, I've found it's way easier to hide the clips if I wear my hair half up, or in a long side ponytail (because you don't need any clips up high on your head... you only need them down low by the side pony, or along the back underneath the pulled back hair if you are doing only half-up). A long side pony or long side braid (with my clip ins) is probably what I'll end up doing for my wedding.

    GNC has a good hair and nail vitamin too. I can't remember what it's called, but I used it for a few months last year and thought it really made a difference.

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