What Goes Down At Night?

If you follow me on instagram, you’d have come across a few comparison pictures detailing my hair growth over the last one year and I promised to keep tabs on methods, processes, habits as well as products that I’ve incorporated into my hair care regimen. Guess what.. I did! 😀 and always will do.

My growth comparisons from January to November 2015
Hair growth comparisons from January to November 2015

Contrary to what you might be thinking, ‘What Happens At Night’ is solely about my sleeping position and not the usual satin bonnet or silk pillowcase routine (I recommend those though).

The Genesis of My Sleeping Position

As a norm (for me), I sleep with my legs elevated (head on the mattress, legs on pillows) and there are just 2 reasons for this.

  1. An excruciating lower back pain
  2. Nocturia- a condition in which you wake up during the night because you have to urinate.

Sometime ago, a yogini (a female who practices yoga) mentioned the inversion method to me (it involves placing your head upside down at about a 75 to 90 degree angle from the edge of your bed, chair or an inversion table for a specified amount of time usually 4-6 minutes).

Inversion method for blood circulation to scalp
Inversion method for blood circulation to scalp

She explained how it facilitates hair growth and since I was already accustomed to sleeping without a pillow under my head, the curious cat in me embarked on an inversion method mission. Much to my expectations, I got tired after sometime and it went from being a night routine to something I seldom did. Also my hair was still at TWA stage so I wasn’t motivated to do any statistical analysis of how much length I had retained.

A Second Chance

I’m reconsidering incorporating the inversion method into my night routines again. Wanna find out why? Read below;

  • It’s a natural way of boosting blood flow to our hair follicles.
  • A member of my instagram family acknowledged that her hair increased in volume and certain bald spots on her head filled out after trying the inversion method.
  • For some reason, I believe it contributed to my rapid hair growth.

That said, your genetic makeup is a great determiner of how much hair you will gain since the hair follicles are preprogrammed already. Also, the inversion method works best on scalps that are clean and free from build ups. It’s safe to recommend that people who are under stress or suffering alopecia, balding or any other form of hair loss, give this method a shot. A trial hurts no one but if you suffer migraines, this method isn’t for you as it’ll only worsen it.

What method(s) have you tried for hair growth and did you notice any changes? Please feel free to share with us.

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What Goes Down At Night?

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