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Weird Ways to Grow Your Hair Faster

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If growing your hair out faster is a top priority, then you've probably looked high and low for miracle ideas. Here are the five oddest ideas that people swear by. Ridiculous or not, if you're desperate to grow your hair out right now, it never hurts to try.

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The Inversion Method

If you google "inversion method" for hair growth, you'll find some pretty wild claims. Some people swear that they can grow their hair 4-inches in a week, while others have more reasonable claims. It's exactly what you think it is: people flipping themselves upside down to grow their hair. 

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Scalp Massage With Oil

Oil, oil, and more oil seems to be a universal hair growth tip all over the world. From castor oil to coconut oil, it's hard to find an oil people won't tell you to massage into your scalp. Everyone loves coconut oil, but you can pick your oil of choice. There's probably one you can use in your kitchen cabinet. Weekly oil treatments can be done by massaging oil directly into your scalp and letting it sit for 30-60 minutes before shampooing out. You'll want to shampoo the oil out really—obviously, oil can leave your hair pretty greasy.

If you really want to increase the scalp stimulation and get even weirder, try adding some hot pepper or hot sauce to the oil massage. People all over the Internet swear by it, and scalp stimulation has long been touted as a growth accelerator. Just be careful, as your scalp may not like the heat.

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This might be the most difficult method of all, but it works. Stress can cause your hair to stop growing, or even make it fall out. As if the stress in your life wasn't causing you enough problems. If your stress level is out of control, it's doing no favors to your hair growth either. Whether you need to enroll in a regular yoga class, see a therapist, or look into a career change, make this year, the year that stress didn't destroy your hair.

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Anti-Fungal Cream

Not just any anti-fungal cream, Monistat, to be exact. Yep, massaging your head with Monistat can apparently help your hair grow faster. How, you ask? Well, the anti-fungal cream can help balance the natural fungus on your scalp, thus creating a healthier scalp. It's definitely strange, but women all over the internet swear by this method. They warn you to wash the cream out very, very well, though, because it can be a greasy (and smelly) mess if you don't get it all out.

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Bull Leavings

Some people claim that bull semen and fecal matter are ​great treatments to make your hair grow faster. You don't have to try it, just maybe go ahead and trust the internet on this one.

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