Overnight Hair Growth with Over 60 Unexpected Ideas

how to make your hair grow super fast overnight
Want to grow your hair super fast overnight or in one week? You can ask the most expensive private doctors and the only guaranteed but a temporary solution is hair transplant or ingesting the following chemicals (not forgetting the possible side effects) and it is still not overnight:-
  • Minoxidil. Minoxidil (Rogaine) is available without a prescription. You spray or rub it into your scalp 2 times a day. 
  • Finasteride. Finasteride (Propecia) is available by prescription. It's a pill that you take once a day.

Instead, you can try these unexpected ideas (See #35) to grow your hair slowly by making minor changes every night.

Gradual but NOT guaranteed methods

If you are looking for a safer and gradual method, you could try these 37 ways that we research on growing hair faster. Sometimes all it takes is 1 to change your hair and life (No. 35 is quite unexpected): 
  1. Get loaded up with vitamins (e.g. Sugar Bear Hair Vitamins)
  2. Coconut Oils For Hair
  3. Chop Onion Juice 
  4. Mixed Apple Cider Vinegar with water 
  5. Aloe Vera Gel
  6. Honey
  7. Tea Bags
  8. Rice Water
  9. Mix Henna with Yogurt
  10. Mix Cayenne Pepper with olive oil
  11. Egg Mask
  12. Ginger
  13. Horsetail Extract
  14. Guava Leaves
  15. Turmeric with Raw Milk and Honey
  16. Coffee
  17. Curry Leaf
  18. Bee Pollen
  19. Amla Powder
  20. Chia Seeds
  21. Mustard Powder
  22. Crush Biotin with olive oil on your hair
  23. Raw Shea Butter
  24. Hibiscus
  25. Brewers Yeast
  26. Moringa
  27. Wheatgrass
  28. Potato Juice
  29. Rosewater
  30. Ginseng Herb
  31. Carrots
  32. Coconut Milk
  33. Blackstrap Molasses
  34. Saw Palmetto
  35. Baking Soda
  36. Protein Powder
  37. Inversion Method

Baking Soda Overnight

#35 Baking Soda was a surprise and we researched further. According to Healthline, people reported that baking soda, dissolved in water, can remove excess oil and buildup, soften your hair, and restore shine.

But the baking soda method comes with bad long-term consequences if you keep using ti overnight and will severely damage your hair over time.

The science from Healthline said, "The average scalp has a pH level of 5.5, and the hair shaft has a pH level of 3.67. Maintaining this balance helps with hair health, but baking soda has a pH level of 9."

Research from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4158629/ said that high pH (alkaline) will cause

  • cuticle damage
  • hair breakage
  • frizz
  • irritation

Another study on infants found that an alkaline soap (pH 9.5) significantly decreased the skin’s fat content and irritated the protective layer of the skin too. The study concluded that

"Each cleansing agent, even normal tap water, influences the skin surface. The increase of the skin pH irritates the physiological protective ‘acid mantle’, changes the composition of the cutaneous bacterial flora and the activity of enzymes in the upper epidermis, which have an acid pH optimum. The dissolution of fat from the skin surface may influence the hydration status leading to dry and squamous skin."

Even normal tap water would hurt the skin. Nevertheless, consider each long-term overnight method/myth carefully "No Harm Trying".

Lifestyle changes to improve your hair

We all know that lifestyle changes impact our hair. For example, some people asked if putting your hair in a ponytail makes it grow faster? Our answer is the opposite and putting your hair in any bun or ponytail is only guaranteed to create breakage. With breakage, your hair becomes less healthy and will grow slower instead of faster.

Instead of applying things on your hair, you can also improve your hair with the following lifestyle change:

  1. Stop with the daily wash as it dehydrates your hair.
  2. Keep your hair well-moisturized.
  3. Embrace your natural texture.
  4. Embrace your grays instead do dyeing which damages your hair
  5. Keep your flat-ironing impulses to a minimum.
  6. Add some face-flattering layers.
  7. Attend to that flaky scalp.
  8. Protect your hair from sun damage.
  9. Heat style carefully.
  10. Use dyes specifically formulated for your hair type.
  11. Try balayage.
  12. Master some protective styles.
  13. Skip the sticky hairspray.
  14. Get trims even when you’re growing out a short cut.
  15. Make sure you’re using the correct amount of product.
  16. Stop rubbing your hair to dry it.
  17. Try a soft updo.
  18. Invest in a silk pillowcase.
  19. Let your hair air dry whenever possible.
  20. Learn to love your curling wand.
  21. Get a brush with natural bristles.
  22. Do a regular deep-conditioning treatment.
  23. Ditch uncovered elastics for good.
  24. Maximize shine with a gloss treatment.
  25. Invest in a great dry shampoo.
  26. Get the right cut for your face.
  27. Condition at your roots and work your way up.
  28. Go in for a trim every six weeks to reduce split ends.
Again, we researched #19 which said to air dry your hair naturally. However, Dr. Tim Moore, Ph.D. in Microelectronics from Cambridge University and Chief Technology Officer at ghd (Good Hair Day) revealed why you're damaging your hair more by letting it dry naturally.
He said "Hair can absorb up to 30 percent of its weight in water. The longer it stays wet, the worse things get, as it continues to swell. This is because repeated swelling followed by slow drying of hair causes something called the cell membrane complex (essentially the glue holding the cuticle together) to crack, permanently damaging the hair. You’d be better off drying your locks quickly with heat, rather than going au natural."
Of course, the words got to be discounted coming from a company that sells hair dryers.
We kinda agreed that if you have long hair, the problem of sleeping with wet long hair is a bad idea and waiting is not a choice for many busy women. But if your hair is still medium length and growing, letting them dry over the night is a better idea.
At Hairqueenie, we hope you find this short guide useful as we will constantly improve it.
Efforts have been made to get the information as accurate and updated as possible. If you found any incorrect information with credible source, please send it via the contact us form
Sky Hoon
Hair Lover, Idea Starter. He started HairQueenie, which is ranked #27 in the FeedSpot Top 40 Hair Care Blogs and mentions in ManeAddicts and Tempest. Hair is not everything but something. He started Hairqueenie to share great hair products. Over time, he found there are more value to share answers to hair problems that cannot be found easily.
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