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How to Use the Inversion Method to Grow Hair

Two Parts:

Do you want to regrow hair or grow hair faster? One of the most popular ways to do this is through the inversion method. First, you apply oils to your scalp and then you hang your head upside down for a short period of time. Proponents argue that the increased blood flow to your scalp reinvigorates slowly-growing hair follicles, thus increasing growth. No scientific evidence exists that proves or disproves the inversion method's ability to regrow hair or to grow hair faster on normal scalps, although there is some evidence that baldness may be caused by reduced blood flow in the scalp.For every success story touting the wonders of the inversion method,there is another debunking its claims.Either way, why not try it for yourself?


Applying Oil to Your Head

  1. Choose your oil.There is not one agreed upon oil for the inversion method. Try olive oil, castor oil, coconut oil, grape seed oil, or Moroccan argon oil, if you want to use natural ingredients.
    • Choose an oil with an aroma that you find soothing. Since the inversion method incorporates massage, pick a scented oil that you find relaxing.
  2. Warm up oil.Warm up around 3–4 tablespoon (44–59 ml) oil. Take a cup of hot water and place your oil bottle in it. You can get this water from the sink. Let the oil sit for a minute or so until it is warm to the touch. Your goal is to increase blood flow to your scalp. Warmer oil will increase the blood retention in your scalp cells. Do not overheat the oil. You don’t want to burn your scalp.
  3. Apply oil to your scalp.If you’ve experienced hair loss, make sure that you cover your problem areas first, then proceed to cover the remainder of your scalp. Make sure that you cover your entire scalp with a thin layer of oil. It doesn't take a lot of oil to achieve full coverage.
  4. Comb the oil through the rest of your hair.If your hair tends to split or break, try to spread oil to all of your hair. Hair splits or breaks when it is short on moisture and nutrients. Natural oils will help replenish both.
    • If you have curly hair, be gentle or avoid this step altogether. You don’t want to pull out more hair in the process.

Stimulating Your Hair Follicles

  1. Massage gently.With the tips of your fingers, knead your scalp. Move your fingers in little circles - clockwise and then counterclockwise. Don't be afraid to use your palms in addition to your fingers.Your palms can apply pressure to a greater area at one time.
    • Focus on your problem areas, but don’t forget about the rest of your scalp. Do not massage too hard or you might unintentionally rip out hair or damage hair follicles. Massage for 4 minutes and then stop.
  2. Tip your head upside down.You can do this over a sink or bathtub. Alternatively, you could choose to sit upside down in a chair with your legs over the back of the chair. No matter how you choose to do it, let your hair hang loosely and hold your head at a comfortable angle. Your goal is to find a comfortable position and to relax.
  3. Hold this position for 4 minutes.This gives the oils enough time to seep into your scalp while letting gravity increase the blood flow to the scalp. Take deep breaths. Clear your mind. Relax. This step resembles meditation.
  4. Sit back up.Come up slowly, or else you may feel dizzy, faint, or weak.
    • Do not try the inversion method if you have low or high blood pressure, a detached retina, an ear infection, a spinal injury, heart problems, a hernia, or are pregnant. The inversion position itself could exacerbate your condition or cause further injury.
  5. Consider leaving the oil on for a longer period of time.If you have an incredibly dry scalp, this might be a good decision. Some suggest leaving it in your hair for a couple of hours or even overnight.
    • Take a plastic bag and cover your hair so you don't get any oil on your clothes, furniture, or bed. You can use a normal grocery bad or purchase a plastic wrap meant for hair treatments. You can purchase these from any beauty shop.
    • If you decide to leave the oil in your hair for longer period of time, know that it could make your scalp and hair too oily. This could cause your follicles to clog up rather than grow new hair.
  6. Wash your hair.Be sure to completely rinse out all the leftover oil. If you miss a spot, it will be far "greasier" than the other parts of your head. Make sure that you don’t use a harsh shampoo. Harsher shampoos (with a pH higher than 7) will strip your hair’s natural oils.Shampoos like L'Oreal EverCreme Intense Nourishing or Heads and Shoulders work well. Generally, any shampoo geared towards dry scalps have lower pH balances.
  7. Repeat every 3-4 weeks.Depending on your personal condition, you might find it helpful to perform this treatment every 3 weeks. Repeated use at a higher frequency could make your hair too oily and may even clog your hair follicles, further reducing your hair growth potential.
    • Keep in mind that results will vary based on the person.

Community Q&A

  • Question
    Would any oil work for the method (such as jojoba, Almond, or peppermint)?

    Registered Nurse
    Jennifer Boidy is a Registered Nurse in Maryland. She received her Associate of Science in Nursing from Carroll Community College in 2012.
    Registered Nurse
    Expert Answer
    You can use the oil of your preference. Just make sure to first test the oil on a small obscure area of skin first to make sure you don’t have an allergic reaction, especially if the oil has any added scents. Just rub some of the oil on the chosen area and wait 48 hours to see if the area develops any kind of redness or irritation. If it does, you should not use it on your scalp.
  • Question
    What if the oil isn't warmed up? Will I still get the same results?

    Registered Nurse
    Jennifer Boidy is a Registered Nurse in Maryland. She received her Associate of Science in Nursing from Carroll Community College in 2012.
    Registered Nurse
    Expert Answer
    The theory is that using warm oil increases the stimulation of the scalp due to the increased temperature. You may or may not get the same results by not warming the oil.
  • Question
    Will the inversion method work if I do not apply oil to my hair?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Yes. For some people with already oily hair, it will probably work better without oil. But if you do not have very oily hair already, oiling will give you better results.
  • Question
    Can I do this every day for a month?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    No. You shouldn't do that or your body will get used to it and it won't work anymore. One week each month is sufficient.
  • Question
    I have super short hair; will I be able to see the change after the first time or will I have to do it a few times before I see results?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    You'll have to do it a few times. I did this three or four times last week after buzzing my head and I have already seen some results.
  • Question
    Can I mix two different oils together?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Yes, you can mix all the oils you want together, but try not to use vegetable oil.
  • Question
    I've tried this once before, but it didn't work.
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    You can't really see the 1/2 inch/inch (the amount of hair growth) difference. You need to do this for at least four times to see a huge difference.
  • Question
    Will the method still work if I have split ends?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    This method should work, as you are focusing on the roots and not the ends. However, you should regularly trim your hair to avoid split ends, which keeps your hair healthy.
  • Question
    What do you mean one week each month? Do you refer to a full week?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Yes, daily for a whole week, then stop for three or four weeks, then proceed with the treatment.
  • Question
    How long should I leave the oil in my hair before rinsing it out?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    You should leave the oil in your hair for at least 1 hour. If you are doing it in the evening, however, you can leave it overnight and wash it out in the morning.
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May 11, 2019

"I was helped by the information regarding the inversion shampoo, and how often to treat my hair with hot oil. Theinformation on the importance of healthy eating, exercise, and proper sleep was a plus. Basically everything discussed in the article was very informative and will be put into practice as soon as possible. Thank you for sharing."

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Jun 23, 2019

"I really want log healthy hair. I'm 13 years old; when I was around 8 it was to my tailbone, but when I was 10 Iwas so stupid and cut it to shoulder length by myself. It looked awful. I keep cutting the tips, but now I have it healthy. I did this for the first time now. I hope it works."
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"I wash my hair every three days to help keep natural oils in. I wash it over a sink or in the bath tub leaning overwashing my hair. This helps my memory, and bending over a sink helps get oxygen to my locks and my brain."

Um Mahmoud Shettima

Aug 8, 2019

"I tried the inversion method using warm olive oil for 4 days while my hair was in small cornrows with noextensions. I grew 2 inches of hair! Will be trying it again in 5 weeks time."

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"I used this method because I figured I had nothing to lose. I must say, it really does work. My hair grew aboutalmost an inch in a week. I cant wait to do it again next month!"
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Kayle Maria

Dec 11, 2019

"I have been doing the inversion method for a while, and I've seen a huge difference from a year ago. It was at myshoulders really short, and now it's tail bone length."

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Jun 20, 2019

"I really want long hair like the other girls in my grade. It has been getting me down and I get bulliedoccasionally for my shortish hair, so I will try this. "
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