Hey guys, I was wondering if perhaps there is an optimum rate at which our hair grows, meaning once you reach that rate, no amount of extra supplements will make a difference. In other words, I was thinking that perhaps some of us seem to have "slow" growing hair coz our diets lack
in sufficient amounts of an essential element, so that once we get enough of it, then we will experience growth at a normal rate. Perhaps 1/2 an inch a month continuously. That might explain why some people will load up on biotin and not see the same result as someone else who was taking the same amount. Maybe the copycat was OK in their body's biotin content and was just lacking a different nutrient all together. Hence the reason why someone will swear that MSM is the magical ingredient while another swears it's biotin. When really it's all of them in their right amounts for our unique bodies - and in forms that are easily assimilated so they reach the important cells. Don't forget, some of us may have conditions that deplete nutrients from our bodies making us need more of them.
With that in mind, I did a search online and found an article that told me I wasn't too far off in my thinking. Check this out
In about 30 years, Diane Witt
achieved over 6 ft of growth, which works out to almost 3-4" per year [EDIT: Oops, that shoulda been "in about 20 years"...Sorry], that is if you ignore the breaks hair seems to take from growing and any breakage she might've encountered. Her hair looks pretty thick so no idea if she trims away thin ends, if any. I wonder if she has a biography out there? If not, why the heck not?
Interesting thought, isn't it? That it's LACK OF THE RIGHT COMBINATION and not necessarily one particular element. In which case, because A gets good results with BiotinX, doesn't mean I will get the same results if I run out and get the very same biotin. Coz maybe sufficient biotin wasn't what was lacking in my program. After all, vitamins come from food too. So my diet might be supplying me more with goodies that yours isn't. Which is why I think we need to look at the whole picture. Are you eating as well as you possible could? If we eat the best we can, I think we will be closer to nailing the regimen that works for us. And we will be able to tell what supplements we need to increase on for our particular problems (dryness, thinning, etc).
So rather than aiming for length, if we aim for overall health, I think length will creep up on us when we least expect it.