There are many reasons why growing long natural hair doesn’t happen as fast as we we desire. These include breakage, shedding, damage, dandruff, split ends and chemically induced issues to name a few. However, there are ways to combat these issues and still flaunt a stronger, healthier and longer head of hair. You can resort to using hair growth products which are available everywhere, by different brands and in different formulas. However, nothing beats homemade products that are cheaper and safer. Some home remedies for growing long natural hair are known to prevent hair loss and hair damage. Therefore, instead of opting for over-the-counter chemical treatments and solutions, why not try a holistic approach as discussed below.
Rosemary oil stimulates hair follicles which help with growing long natural hair. Mix two drops of rosemary oil in two tablespoons of jojoba, coconut, avocado, almond or olive oil. Next, apply it to your scalp then massage it in for three to five minutes to stimulate blood flow. Let the scalp rest for 30 minutes before rinsing.
Eggs are rich in protein which is essential for growing long natural hair. Whisk two egg yolks and combine with two tablespoons of olive oil. Thoroughly apply the mixture to your scalp and let it sit for at least 15 minutes. Rinse really well to remove the mixture from the hair before shampooing.
Indian gooseberry, also known as amla, is a great remedy for hair loss. It is loaded with tannins and vitamin C—two essential vitamins that help hair grow healthier. It is also rich in antioxidants, kaempferol, flavonoids and gallic acid which is known for enhancing hair texture. When boiled with coconut oil, it turns black and can be used to combat grey hair. Amla also comes in the form oil and paste.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is known for its antibacterial and antifungal properties but did you know that it also stimulates hair growth by increasing blood flow to the scalp? It also helps close the cuticles and correct porous hair when used as a final hair rinse. Mix one tablespoon of vinegar with one cup of water. Apply to your hair and scalp with gently massaging it in. Allow it sit for a few minutes before rinsing. This is not recommended for low porosity hair.
Castor oil contains natural compounds known for promoting faster hair growth. Apply castor oil to your scalp and gently massage it in for three to five minutes to stimulate blood flow. Great option for pampering your scalp mid-week. You can also do this as a pre-shampoo treatment by applying warm castor oil to your hair and scalp.
Coconut milk is antibacterial and antifungal and contains many nutrients that help with growing long natural hair. You can use coconut milk out of the can or extract milk of a coconut. Apply it on the targeted areas of your scalp and leave on overnight.
Aloe vera is one of the most popular remedies for hair growth. It is rich in protein and amino acids which are essential for hair growth. You can apply 100% aloe vera directly to your scalp or mix it with wheat germ oil and coconut milk to make natural shampoo.
Garlic contains many nutrients that promotes hair growth and eliminates harmful bacteria from the scalp. It’s also great for shedding. Boil crushed garlic with olive oil and apply to your scalp. Can be used during the week or as a pre-shampoo treatment.
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