With growing pollution and use of cosmetic products, nowadays hair loss has become a common problem for all. Daily life stress and medical problems are also associated with hair loss. Whatever may be the reason, it is really depressing to loss hairs.
We cannot do anything about the increasing environmental pollution alone, but can personally work on some remedies to get back the lost luster and bounce of the hair. This article will focus on some home remedies that can be applied in daily life to promote hair growth. These remedies work more effectively when combined with intake of nutritious food. Including green leafy vegetables, sprouts, nuts and fruits in diet is an intelligent step to improve hair growth and texture. Let’s learn some easy yet effective remedies for hair growth as well as restoration.
Home Remedies for Hair Growth
Egg yolk is an excellent remedy for hair loss. Being rich in protein, it provides necessary nourishment to the hair strands. Egg yolk has multiple benefits on hair. Besides nourishing the hair, it controls the invasion of dandruff and softens fizzy hair.
To apply egg yolk on scalp, separate the yolk and pour it in a bowl. Add few drops of lemon juice and 3 tablespoons of almond or sesame oil into the bowl containing egg yolk. Mix them completely and apply the mixture on cleaned hair. Leave it for 30 to 45 minutes and then rinse.
Vinegar is another item from your kitchen that can be used to promote hair growth. It works on hair scalp by stimulating hair follicles which intern accelerate hair growth. Vinegar can be used both externally as well as internally to improve hair growth. Try to consume vinegar by mixing 1 tablespoon of vinegar in a glass of water.
You can take this drink two to three times a day, continue it for two to three months to see a difference in hair thickness. Vinegar can be applied externally simply by pouring a cup of vinegar on the scalp after shampoo. After a little massage, wash the hair with warm water.
Aloe vera has been used to promote hair growth since ancient times. Egyptians used this herb for hair growth and nourishment. Aloe vera is rich in proteolitic enzymes that help in hair growth. Proteolitic enzymes remove dead skin from the scalp that may act as a hindrance for the absorption of nutrients.
Moreover, alkalizing properties of aloe vera maintains ph level of the scalp that is suitable for hair growth. Aloe vera can be applied on many ways like applying its gel directly on the scalp. Aloe vera shampoo too can be easily prepared at home by combing wheat germ oil and coconut milk with its gel.
Hot Oil Massage
Since ages oil massage has been utilized to cure many hair problems. Ayurveda and Chinese herbal system uses oil massage to prevent and treat many health problems. Hot oil massage is an extremely beneficial home remedy for hair growth. Application of oils like olive, coconut, almond, rosemary, grapeseed, and castor has been seen to promote hair growth. Massage warm oil on the scalp and then wrap the head with a towel soaked in hot water. Massage will increase the blood circulation while hot towel will stimulate the absorption of the oil into the scalp. Thus, hot oil treatment will effectively encourage hair growth.
It may sounds little odd, but it is true that onion juice plays an important in promoting hair growth. It is as active ingredients in many hair care products. Use of onion for hair growth is one of the grandmother’s secret tips that is followed in many India homes. It has been noticed that use of onion continuously for 2 weeks instantly show hair growth in the scalp.
Onion juice combined with equal amount of castor oil can be applied on the scalp. Then wrap the head with a soft towel and leave it overnight. One more easy way to apply onion juice is by making a home- made solution. To prepare the solution, boil 1 red onion, garlic and cinnamon together. When the liquid is ready let it cool down for few minutes and then apply it on the scalp. Keep it on the scalp for 15 minutes and then wash with water.
Amla (Indian Gooseberry)
Amla is considered as a heavenly fruit for women as it is good for women’s health in any form. So amla is used in various forms (oil, powder, bark and leaves) in India to improve health and beauty. It is so much rich in vitamin C that it remains in the fruit even after drying. Amla has an exfoliating quantity due to which it removes dead cells from the scalp rejuvenating the hair follicles and inducing hair growth.
Amla can be used in a number of ways. Prepare amla paste by mixing half cup of amla powder with enough quantity of water. Mix it nicely so that it forms a thick paste. Keep it aside for 10 to 15 minutes. Then apply the paste on the scalp as well as the hair. Let it sit for 30 to 45 minute and then wash off with water. Gentle massage of Amla oil on regular basic also stimulates hair follicles and promotes hair growth.
Shikakai is one more herb that is widely in India for the health of hair and scalp. Like amla, it is also rich in vitamin C and other nutrients such Vitamin D that nourishes hair follicles and promoted hair growth. It acts as a natural shampoo due to its foaming properties. Besides this, it provides nourishment to the glands, fight against dandruff, and protect the scalp from infections.It is generally used as a paste prepared by mixing shikakai powder with water. The paste is applied on the scalp and hair strand. After keeping it for 20 to 30 minutes, hair is washed with water. It is then followed with scalp massage with coconut oil or castor oil. Nowadays, many shampoos and hair oils are also available containing shikakai that claims to promote hair growth.
Caution: Please use Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.