Who doesn’t love long, thick and gorgeous hair? We all crave for the shiny, beautiful hair that the models flaunt in the TV commercials and try various products and treatments to get the same effect, but often get unsatisfactory results. The signs of unhealthy hair could indicate some underlying health issues like thyroid, hormonal imbalance, stress and anxiety or may even be due to heredity.
But sometimes, a lot of us also encounter hair fall issues or dandruff, excess oil secretions, dry and frizzy hair, etc. due to the over use of commercial hair care products and styling agents that is often leached with chemicals and hence compromise the health of the hair. So there can be many different reasons for dull and damaged hair or other hair problems.
Even though there are hundreds of synthetic hair growth tonics and formulas readily available in the markets and drugstores, natural remedies are the best. These synthetic products, may guarantee hair growth within a given period of time, but the use of these products is not advisable in the long run. Not just that, but you will also be spending quite a lot on these products when you can easily treat these problems and get the same or even better results with some home remedies that are inexpensive, easy to make and also safe.
Home remedies for hair growth and improvement have been in use since ages and have also proved to be one of the safest ways to get your hair to grow healthy and fast. There are a number of wonderful natural ingredients lying around the house or in your kitchen pantry that are great for the health of the hair. So, what are these remedies? Let’s have a look:
Coconut and curry leaves potion
This is the traditional Indian recipe for thick, dark and long hair. So if you have ever wondered how Indians are gifted with such gorgeous hair, this remedy is your answer. Both coconut and curry leaves are excellent for hair growth as they contain some beneficial compounds and nutrients that promote healthy hair growth and also fights graying of hair. For this recipe, boil 3-4 tablespoons of coconut oil and some fresh curry leaves together until a black residue is formed. Apply this mixture evenly on your hair and scalp and, leave it on for an hour and rinse with a mild shampoo. Do this twice a week to reap maximum benefits.
This single ingredient can do wonders with hair growth and hair thickening. You can either massage the hair and scalp with this oil, cover the hair with a shower cap leave it overnight and rinse it in the morning or even mix a teaspoon of castor oil with your regular shampoo and rinse your hair with it.
Olive oil and egg mask
This protein rich hair mask is very effective for faster hair growth. Just whisk 2 eggs in a bowl, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 3 tablespoons of water and combine it well. Take generous amounts of this potion and massage the entire length of the hair along with the scalp and rinse it after 1 hour.
Rosemary hair potion
Rosemary oil is an effective hair growth tonic because it accelerates the growth of cells and enhances blood circulation in the scalp that is vital for hair growth. Mix 3 spoons of dried and crushed rosemary leaves in 300 ml of warm water and combine it till the flavors of the herb have infused in the water. Start by massaging the tips of the hair with this water and work your way up till the scalp and rinse it after a few minutes.
Banana hair mask
This fruit is packed with potassium and vitamins that are excellent for hair health. The recipe is super easy and you just need to mash up a ripe banana with 1 spoon of olive oil and apply it to the hair strands and scalp. Leave it on for an hour and rinse well.
Avocado and coconut oil therapy
This is a great combination to fight different hair problems at once. Blend the flesh of one avocado in a food processor to get a smooth paste and mix 1 tablespoon of warm coconut oil into it. Apply this mask on the hair and scalp and rinse it after 30 minutes.
Egg and henna shampoo
This homemade shampoo is very effective in replenishing the proteins lost from the hair. Make a paste with 2 tablespoons of henna, 1 egg and 1 tablespoon of water and leave ii for an hour. Then add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, mix ell and massage the hair and scalp with it. Let the mix dry up completely on the head and then rinse.
The milk and oat hair treatment is a quick hair care remedy. Just mix together 3 tablespoons of plain oats, 3 tablespoons of milk and 2 tablespoons of almond oil in a bowl and apply the mask from roots till the tips. Gently rinse it with warm water after the mask dries up completely.
Onion and honey mask
Even though this combination may sound bizarre, believe me, onions can do wonders with hair improvement and you can find some significant positive changes after just a few applications. For this hair mask, add 1 small onion into the blender and make a smooth paste. Then add one tablespoon of honey into the onion paste and mix it well. Apply this mixture overnight and wash it the following morning with a mild shampoo. If you are concerned about the odd smell of the onions staying on your hair, just add a few drops of vinegar or flavored oils to the water and rinse your hair.
Yogurt and egg mask
This recipe is not only an excellent salad dressing, but also an amazing remedy to treat dull and damaged hair too. For this recipe, just mix 1 whisked up egg, 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise and 3 tablespoons yogurt till its nicely combined. Apply generous amounts of this creamy mask from root to tips and rinse after a couple of hours.
Chamomile tea and garlic hair mask
This again may seem like a weird and odd combination to apply on your hair, but it works just as well as the other home remedy. This recipe is a bit elaborate and needs a handful of ingredients that are available in your kitchen. First of all, mix 1 tablespoon of minced garlic or garlic juice and 1 tablespoon of honey in a bowl and refrigerate it or an hour. In the meanwhile boil, 3 cups of water with 3 tablespoons of chamomile tea for a few minutes. While the water is cooling, combine 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel and 1 egg yolk to the garlic and honey mixture and apply this paste all over your hair and scalp, especially in the regions where you have thinning hair. Rinse this off after 2 hours with the boiled chamomile tea water solution to get rid of the odor.
Lemon juice and coconut oil remedy
This is an all time favorite hair mask to get rid of hair fall, dry scalp and dandruff problems. To make this hair mask just combine 2 tablespoons each of lemon juice, olive oil and water and massage the scalp for 20 minutes. Then rinse it with a diluted shampoo.
This one ingredient remedy can instantly transform dry, dull hair into soft, silky hair with one wash. Spray some water on your hair to dampen it and gently massage some mayonnaise along the hair strands and also on the scalp. Leave it for an hour with a shower cap on and then rinse it off with a mild shampoo.
Olive oil and honey
These two ingredients go very well with each other and are used in a lot of health remedies including hair care. Combine 5 teaspoons of olive oil with 1 teaspoon of raw honey and generously apply it over damp hair. Tie your hair into a bun, wear a shower cap and leave it on for 2 hours and rinse thoroughly with a mild shampoo.
This leave in conditioner works like any other synthetic product. Add 2 teaspoons of pure aloe vera gel into a bowl with 2 teaspoons of water and 2 drops of mineral oil and mix it well. Pour this mixture into a spray bottle and spray it on as and when needed.
Rosemary and coconut milk, natural conditioner
This unique hair mask is just packed with vitamins and other vital nutrients that are required for healthy tresses. To make this conditioner, heat ½ cup of coconut milk with 2 teaspoons of rosemary leaves, cover it and let it cook for 20 minutes on a low flame until the flavors of the herb have infused into the coconut milk. Once it cools, add 1 teaspoon of vitamin E oil and mix well. Wash your hair with a mild shampoo as usual and then after rinsing, massage this mixture evenly throughout the hair strands. Leave it overnight and rinse it wish water the following morning.
Lemon and amla moisturizer
Amla or Indian gooseberry is one of the oldest treatments for hair problems. Combine equal quantities of amla juice and lemon juice and massage the hair and scalp with it. Let it stay for about 2 hours or until it dries and then rinse with an herbal shampoo.
Potato and egg mask
Potatoes are packed with potassium, iron, calcium, phosphorous and vitamins that are great nutrients for healthy and long hair. For this mask, combine 1 cup of potato juice, 1 teaspoon of honey, 1 teaspoon of water and 1 egg yolk and apply it evenly on the hair. Rinse off this mixture with a diluted shampoo after 45 minutes.
Fenugreek seeds or methi is a good moisturizing and strengthening agent for the hair. Soak 2 teaspoon of fenugreek seeds overnight in 4 teaspoons of water and bring it into a paste in the morning. Prep up your hair by massaging it with warmed coconut oil and then apply this paste on your hair and scalp. Let the paste dry off completely and then rinse with water.
White Hibiscus flower mask
They say that the health of the hair also determines the overall health of a person. A person who has luscious, thick and well moisturized shiny hair is healthier than a person with fading, thin, poor hair development or a person suffering from severe hair loss and poor hair health. Try out these recipes at least once a week to have noticeable changes really soon. Also make sure that you have a balanced meal, stress free sleep and drink plenty of water along with these remedies to have healthy, strong and gorgeous hair in no time!