Since you have landed on this article, you must be looking for a hot new approach to promote your hair growth? Well, you’re in luck!😉
The inversion method is a widely popular technique amongst women of all ethnicities and hair types! Many of those that have performed this method, have reported an additional 1 to 2 inches of hair growth, PER MONTH.
We’re here to give you the inside scoop on this hair growth hack so that you can judge for yourself whether it will be best for your hair growth journey, or not.
Let’s dive in!
What is the Inversion Method?
If you have been searching on the internet recently for ways to grow your hair quicker, I am sure that you have heard about the inversion method.
The inversion method is believed to work by inverting ( hanging upside down ) for a set period of time. By doing this, it is thought to increase blood flow to your scalp causing your hair follicles to be stimulated, and resulting in quicker hair growth.
An important part of the inversion method process is to massage your scalp before and/or during the process.
The blood rushing to your roots, because of gravity🤓, coupled with the massaging motion of your fingertips provides an optimal “climate” for your hair to drastically grow.
Does the Inversion Method Really Work?
There are many people out there that claim the inversion method works to grow hair noticeably quicker within as little as a week.
Health professionals & scientists have not been able to confirm that this actually works. What we do know though, is that the circulation of blood to the scalp can promote hair growth.
To know if the inversion method will work for you really depends on your own body. While it works for some, it may just cause headaches and dizziness for others.
Is The Inversion Method Safe?
The inversion method is safe, but there are a few things you should be mindful of when you begin to perform this technique.
The act of being upside down can have negative effects on certain people. Your blood pressure is likely to increase and you may find that your heart rate slows down.
This can result in dizziness, back pain, and headaches.
This technique is not recommended if you have any of the following conditions:
- High blood pressure
- Heart conditions
- Back or leg fracture
(Source: Healthline )
Also, we recommend to not perform the inversion method when you are on your menstrual cycle or during pregnancy. During this time, your body is already in flux from hormones and is prone to be sensitive to blood rushing to the head abnormally.
Disclaimer: We are not licensed or practicing medical professionals, you should consult with your physician to make sure it’s okay before attempting on your own.
How to Do the Inversion Method: 7 Steps
- Step 1: Shampoo and condition your hair as normal
- Step 2: Take your favorite carrier oil of choice, such as coconut, jojoba, castor, or argan, and dilute it with a bit of water.
- Step 3: Focusing on the scalp, apply the oil to your clean hair, and then comb the oil through your hair.
- Step 4: Now, treat yourself to a nice scalp massage. Massage the oil into your scalp for around 3 to 5 minutes (or more if you’re enjoying yourself, who doesn’t love a scalp massage?). Now, your hair is prepped and ready for the inversion.
- Step 5: There are a few ways you can flip your head over. You can do this:
- Over the bathroom sink
- While sitting on a chair
- Standing straight up
- At the edge of your bed
- Doing a backbend over a chair.
Once you find a comfortable position, slowly transition yourself to hang upside down.
- Step 6: Brush all of your hair so that it is hanging straight down to the ground. Stay in this position for about 4 to 5 minutes. If you begin to feel dizzy or uncomfortable, don’t force yourself to stay in the position for the whole time.
- Step 7: Come out of the position slowly so that you don’t get light-headed.
Results From Using the Inversion Method
The ultimate goal of the inversion method is, of course, to grow your hair. Some have found that their hair has grown anywhere between one to two extra inches per month.
Actually, we previously wrote a blog that is dedicated just to the results from the inversion method and other tips you should know as a beginner!
Maintaining Your Natural, Healthy Hair
Along with the inversion method, there are quite a lot of other options you can do to achieve your hair growth goals.
If you’re looking to grow your hair each month, practice the inversion method, plus:
- Check your products to see if they contain harsh chemicals. If they do, switch them out for other, more natural products.
- Up your omega-3 intake by eating more salmon, seeds, flaxseeds, and walnuts.
- Take a hair growth vitamin every day, we love the Shedavi Hair Growth Vitamins.
- Try to minimize the number of heating products you use on your hair.
- Up your protein intake by incorporating more beans, chicken, and eggs to your diet.
- Don’t forget about zinc, as zinc helps promote hair growth. You can find zinc in leafy greens or in supplements.
Frequently Asked Questions About the Inversion Method
We know you have a ton of questions about the inversion method, and we wanted to answer all of them for you. Below are the hottest questions people have asked about the inversion method.
Q: Can you do the inversion method every day?
A: The secret to having the inversion method work best is to do it enough so that you can promote hair growth, but not enough so that your body becomes accustomed to being at 180 degrees each day.
The sweet spot is to do the inversion method every day for one week each month.
Q: Do you wash your hair after the inversion method?
Since you are adding oil to your hair before you do your inversion, it is recommended to wash your hair after you perform your inversion. The oil is totally optional, although it is highly recommended.
If you decide to use an oil application, try out our top-rated Hair & Scalp Growth Elixir
We recommend using a CoWash, such as the Shedavi Crowned CoWash or the Shedavi Crowned Moisturizing Conditioner. Using Shampoo on a daily basis can dry out your hair, and we are all about creating moisture in the Shedavi family.
Q: Does hanging upside down increase hair growth?
There is still no solid scientific evidence to show that hanging upside down will increase hair growth, but there are plenty of people in the curly hair community and long hair community who find this method effective. It is worth giving it a try to see if it works for you.
Q: How fast does the inversion method work?
The inversion method suggests an extra inch or two of growth each month, so if this method works for you, you could begin to see hair growth within the first month.
We suggest measuring your hair length at the beginning of the month and then again at the end of the month to see if the inversion method provided you with any additional hair growth.
Q: Does the inversion method work without oil?
You can certainly skip the oil if that works best for you and your hair.
The oil helps when it is massaged into the scalp to start and promote blood circulation, but if you choose to omit this step, don’t forget to give yourself a scalp massage when you are upside down.
If you’d like to go this route, check out our Hair & Scalp Growth Elixir that includes all of the essential oils your natural hair needs.
Q: Is the inversion method scientifically proven?
At this time, there is no scientific research to back up the claim that the inversion method actually works to promote hair growth. There are scientific studies that prove a scalp massage can help increase hair growth.
Are You Ready For Healthy Hair Growth?
We hope you feel excited about trying the inversion method.
Remember, on top of using the inversion method, we want to keep your hair healthy, moisturized, and luscious. Keep your hair looking as beautiful as ever by using Shedavi products.
Let us know how long your hair has grown using the inversion method in the comments. :)