We all want to have healthy and natural hair no matter how old we are!
Having healthy hair is very important as it has a major effect on our appearance. Many people have problems with damaged hair, dandruff and hair loss.
There was a time when the hair loss was linked with getting old. Today the pollution, unhealthy lifestyle and prolonged stress at work are the main causes of hair loss.
Most of us ignore one important factor – mostly women take care of their hair. But now they, instead of natural remedies, are using chemical treatments because they want to have instant results. But these instant solutions don’t give good results. It is time to use natural products again. But first read something about hair growth.
Hair Growth Cycle:
During its growth the hair goes through 3 stages:
The Anagen stage – In this stage the hair growth is actually seen. The lengthening happens due to follicles which divide.
The Catagen stage – This is a transitional phase. In this phase the hair growth stops and the hair shaft is pushed up nearby the surface while the follicle shrinks.
The Telogen phase – This phase lasts around 2-4 months and is called resting phase. Once this phase is over, the hair starts to grow again.
When we are young these cycles are quite active like any other body function. The things change after the age of 30 or more. Because of hormonal imbalance, excessive stress and unhealthy diet the hair growth starts to slow down.
Home Remedies For Hair Growth:
The question is how to improve hair growth? Natural treatments offer many advantages. They are cheaper and more effective
Below you can read about 11 natural and most effective remedies which will bring positive results. The remedies are divided into 4 categories of essential oils, Kitchen remedies and dietary needs.
Effective Home Remedies for Hair Growth:
- Onion Juice:
This is the most effective and oldest natural cure for hair growth because the onion juice contains sulfur which accelerates collagen production in the tissue and that is why it helps against hair loss.
Red onions or shallots should be used
Then chop it into small pieces
Obtain juice by squeezing them.
After applying it on the scalp, wait for 15 minutes.
Use mild shampoo to rinse the scalp.
Collagen production is accelerated because of a great amount of sulfur in the onion which helps with hair growth.
- Apple Cider Vinegar:
The hair growth is accelerated because the apple cider vinegar cleans the scalp and maintains the pH balance.
Wash your hair
Apple cider vinegar is used after washing the hair and it will become healthy and shiny.
To obtain 1L of solution- in 1L of water add 75ml of apple cider vinegar.
You can put it in one big container or in several smaller ones.
If you want to make smaller amount- in warm filtered water add 15 ml of apple cider vinegar.
Use this cup of water after washing the hair
Apple cider vinegar helps in hair growth and in maintaining the hair’s pH balance.
- Egg Mask:
Many cultures from all over the world use different variations of this homemade remedy. It is rich in proteins which help in hair growth. It is rich in sulfur, selenium, iodine, zinc, phosphorous and iron.
Use one egg white
Then add 1 teaspoon of olive oil and honey
Mix it until a smooth paste is formed
Apply it gently on the whole hair and wait for 20 minutes
First rinse with cool water and then use shampoo.
Because eggs contain proteins, they are quite beneficial for hair growth.
This is also very effective and widely used remedy. Fenugreek protects the hair’s natural color and accelerates the hair growth.
Take 1 teaspoon of the fenugreek paste
Add 2 teaspoons of coconut milk in the paste
Put it on your whole hair and scalp
Wait for 30 minutes
Rinse it with a mild shampoo
Fenugreek solves two problems; it helps with hair growth and protects the natural hair color.
- Potato Juice:
This cure is not so famous and most people are not familiar with beneficial properties of potato juice. Potato is rich in Vitamin C, A and B which are important for hair growth. This juice is used if a person suffers from alopecia.
Put potatoes in a juicer
Apply the potato juice on the scalp
Wait for 15 minutes
Rinse using mild shampoo
Potato is rich in vitamins A, B and C, all of which are important for healthy and thick hair.
- Henna Pack:
It is also known as hair conditioner and it helps with hair growth as well. From dry and lifeless it makes the hair shiny and silky and even adds color. It helps the hair growth as it makes the hair roots stronger.
Make a mixture of 1 cup of dry henna powder and ½ cup of yoghurt
Apply it on the entire hair from its roots to hair ends.
Leave the mixture until it is dried completely
Wash with a mild shampoo
Besides the fact that henna acts as a natural conditioner it also strengthens the hair roots.
- Cayenne pepper:
It prevents hair thinning and accelerates hair growth. It is rich in Capsaicin. It activates the nerves and increases the blood flow in the scalp. This causes increased absorption of nutrients and improved hair growth.
Make a mixture with 1 teaspoon of pepper powder and 2 teaspoons of olive oil
Apply it on the scalp, especially on the area where the hair is thin
Rinse with cold water
Because of the ingredient known as capsaicin makes the cayenne pepper beneficial for hair growth. Capsaicin activates the nerves and causes increased blood flow in the scalp.
- Coconut Milk:
It is rich in potassium, iron, and essential fats. It stops the hair fall and breakage.
Obtain the milk of a coconut
Apply it on the affected areas
Keep it overnight
Wash with cold water the next day
It is rich in iron, proteins and other important nutrients and that is why it helps in hair growth and prevents breakage.
- Green Tea:
Green tea prevents hair loss and boosts hair growth as it is rich in antioxidants.
On the whole scalp apply warm green tea
Wait for an hour
Wash with cold water
Green tea is rich in antioxidants, which are important for healthy and strong hair.
- Indian gooseberry (amla):
It is rich with antioxidants and vitamin C. Amla helps in healthy hair growth and also improves the hair color.
Make a mixture from 2 teaspoons of amla powder or juice with 2 teaspoons of lime juice
Put it on your scalp properly and wait until it is dried
Now wash the hair with warm water
Amla is rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, two highly important nutrients that strengthen hair and also improve hair color.
- Cumin Seeds:
These seeds are rich in about one hundred nutrients and various vitamins which are beneficial for hair care.
Put cumin seeds in olive oil or castor oil
Leave them soaked overnight
The next morning, apply the mixture on the affected areas
Rinse with a mild shampoo after 15 minutes
Cumin seeds are rich in nutrients beneficial for healthy and silky hair.