Thursday, 3 October 2013

Upside Down You're Turning Me - Inversion method




Now call me crazy, but I tried this bad boy a few weeks ago! I had previously seen this method circulating on the net but for whatever reason, I didn't pay it much attention. About a month ago, I read a post in which Yahya of Pocahontas Haircare Secrets spoke about this method and her successes using it. At this point, I thought well it's only 28 minutes of my week, if it works great, if not oh well.
After some research, I proceeded with my version of the inversion method. Unfortunately, I'm wearing cornrows for my long-term protective style, so accurate measurement was virtually impossible, so I decided to just eyeball it.

I applied warmed coconut oil to my scalp and leaned over my kitchen sink for four minutes everyday for a week. At the end, when I pulled the braid away from my scalp, there was a notable difference. I love the instant gratification of this method!

It is said that it is best to do this once per month for (7 days) for it to be effective. So I will continue with it until the end of my stretch. At that point I will compare my results to what I would typically get to see the difference. One thing though, as per my 'operation moisture' which I spoke of in this post, I will be using the Green House Effect (GHE) method as well. As such, I won't be able to say which method is responsible for any increase in growth :-( But at least we'll know whether they affect my hair's growth rate or not.

I'll keep you posted.

XOXO,
Abbi

13 comments :

  1. I'm excited to hear your results!

    KLP @ SavingOurStrands

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    1. So far I can see a difference, but the real results will come in December. I'm looking forward as well! lol

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  2. I was thinking just like you. I saw mention of it and thought "yeah whatever." Then after reading Yahya's post I thought "What the heck? Why not give it a shot.?" I've been doing both inversion and GHE. I don't know that I've seen much growth. I figured my new growth would be telling this story. I'm about 8 weeks post now. It doesn't seem that I have anymore than usual. I did not use warm oil on my scalp so maybe I will do this next time. Can't wait to read your future update.

    Andrea
    Lengthening Locks

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    1. lol Great minds! I'm doing the GHE to overcome dryness but let's see if there are any truths to it being called a growth aid. It'll be interesting to see how it turns out for both you and I.

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  3. when I wrote the posts, I didn't know they were going to be so popular and convince others to try so fast. thanks for giving the methods a try! I hope you see results when you measure. andrea, sorry it doesn't seem to be working for you.

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    1. Yahya, the way you documented and showed the evidence is what did it for me. I love your scientific approach to hair care. I hope so too! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Can't wait for your results!! I am thinking of working it in too been doing GHE but not consistently hmmm....

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    1. Give it a shot, I think it's worth the try. There's nothing to lose really. Why not consistently? lol

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  5. inversion method, huh?
    i'll definitely give this a try!

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    1. Many people have success stories, I think it's worth a try.

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  6. I'm actually on a personal inversion/ghe challenge myself. And Yahya's post is what convinced me to do it!

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    1. Oh I'd love to hear how it turns out since my attempt was futile.

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  7. Can you do this method with cornrows in a bun? And can you do this in braids to? Thanks!

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