Not too long ago a story broke in the media of a woman who tried to rob a Beauty Supply Store of $850 worth of hair weaves. The woman got involved in a violent altercation with the shop owner and at one point the woman’s little baby was caught up in the fight and fell from her stroller as it was being flung around.
After pleading guilty to attempted robbery, the woman was sentenced to 5 years in prison. Now the point I am making with this story is that there’s a reason why black women who form 12% of America’s population are consumers of over 33% of hair care products. Basically we take our hair very seriously.
Yes I know that the title sound ludicrous and we all know that every few weeks yet another lotion, potion or technique of speeding up hair growth is released but still you couldn’t resist clicking through to see what this one was about.
This particular method was shared by YouTuber longNhealthy (videos to follow) who while doing the inversion method decided to change a couple of things and see if they improved her results. And oh boy, did thye ever! She claims to have received 2 inches of hair growth in 5 days.
Here’s what she did:
If you don’t already know what the inversion method is then click here to read the full article. But the summary version is that you apply warm oil to your scalp and massage it, then turn upside down, either hanging off the side of your bed or bending over for 4 minutes each day. This increases blood flow to the scalp area.
Now when it’s all mixed up it definitely looks like the original cause of the black death but perhaps knowing it’s home-made from all natural ingredients should ease your worries about applying it on your scalp. Here’s what you need…
16oz clear castor oil or Jamaican black castor oil – Castor oil is great for regrowing bald spots in people suffering from alopecia.
45 black tea bags – Black tea contains caffeine which stimulates hair growth.
30 biotin pills 5000mcg – Biotin is the original hair growth supplement and also stimulates hair growth and thickens hair too.
½ bottle cayenne pepper – We wrote something recently on cayenne pepper being used as a hair growth aid
2 large squirts of garlic oil – Garlic is known to stop shedding and is commonly used in some medicated shampoos.
Stocking or cheesecloth to strain the oil
You will also need an oven preheated to 200 degrees f
Pour the castor oil into an oven proof dish (she used a loaf pan). Add just the contents of the tea bags, not the bags themselves to the oil and also pour in the contents of the biotin capsules into the mix and not the whole capsule. I would imagine that if you use biotin pills you can crush them before adding to the mix.
Mix the concoction really well then put in the oven for and no less than 5 hours but no more than 5 ½ hours, yes beauty takes a looooong time! The cooking time allows the ingredients to fully infuse into the oil. After the time has elapsed strain the oil through the stocking/cheesecloth.
Now add the onion and garlic oils in a 2:1 ratio to your strained oil mix. In the video (at the end of the post) she says ‘drops of oil’ but they look more like large squirts to me. Shake the bottle to combine.
She also recommends a dark colored bottle to store the oil in but it appears that a normal applicator bottle works just as well. And that’s your hairdrenalin potion made!
My thoughts on this recipe
What can I say, there’s no smoke without fire and this oil is a veritable mixture of many individual ingredients that have been proven scientifically to enhance hair growth. I can definitely see how this mix would be considered a powerful growth stimulant once you get over the color of course!
PS – You also have to store the oil in the fridge for long term use and it lasts quite a long time
Now she didn’t mention if she drank it every day but I think it’s a safe bet to assume that she did. If you love tea anyway then a cup of this hydrating mineral rich drink won’t be too much of a hardship to take daily.
So without further ado, here’s the video on her extraordinary growth:
Here’s the video on how to make the diy hairdrenalin potion:
Just like the original inversion method unless you have a medical condition or perhaps a sensitivity to any of the ingredients I don’t see too much wrong with trying this method of boosting your hair growth.
If you have very light colored hair then I would definitely give the hairdrenalin potion a miss because the black tea in the recipe will stain your hair. If your hair is already black/dark brown, you don’t have a problem.
I’m pretty sure that individual results will vary and your increase in hair growth probably depends on your current hair growth rate and of course how diligent you are at doing the method.
Still 7 days a month out of your life to massage your scalp with oil isn’t much to ask so with that said, I would love to hear your thoughts on this and whether you will be trying it.