Maintaining long and healthy hair is an arduous task especially if you are prone to dry, damaged hair with split ends. Long and healthy hair is any woman’s crowning glory, yet it remains a difficult feat for most. The lure of hair products and cosmetics makes women spend thousands every year in the hope that these products will restore the lost glory of their hair. Most of these products thrive on their tall claims and false promises of giving you long lasting shine and lustre.
However, it is important to remember that while using these products occasionally is ok, they are loaded with chemicals that invariably damage hair. On the other hand, home remedies made from kitchen ingredients add shine, bounce and lustre to your hair. Here are some simple and effective home remedies for growing hair.
Nothing works as well for hair as a hot oil massage. Use a good oil for this purpose. Coconut oil and olive oil are the best for growing hair and nourishing them from within. Heat the oil and massage the oil into your hair with the tips of your fingers in round, circular motions. Leave the oil in your hair overnight.
Just before washing, make sure you steam the hair by wrapping a warm towel around your head. Follow this up with shampooing and conditioning. This is one of the best home remedies for long and lustrous hair. Massaging promotes blood circulation to the scalp and enables the hair to grow out longer.
Never brush your hair with fine toothed combs as they invariably damage the hair and cause hair loss. Fine teeth on the comb tug and pull at the hair and this causes the hair to fall out. Once you have washed your hair, make sure you let it air dry before combing it out with a wide toothed comb.
The diet you eat will make a lot of difference to the rate at which your hair grows. Hair essentially needs protein to grow out. You can get ample protein in your diet by consuming foods like egg whites, soya, beans, chicken, paneer and fish. Since hair needs the protein keratin to grow thick and long, all these foods provide good value addition.
There are also some vitamins like beta-carotene, biotin, folic acid that are essential for not only preventing hair loss but also making your hair grow back thick and long. Certain minerals like silica, zinc, magnesium and sulphur too are very good for the hair. These can be obtained by eating plenty of leafy green vegetables, nuts, fruits, eggs and grains.
Use henna to condition your hair from deep within. You can add amla and shikakai to your hair in order to provide it deep nourishment. Make sure you add some oil to your henna otherwise it will dry out your hair and make it frizzy.
Use eggs to condition and strengthen your hair. This will allow your hair to grow thicker and faster. Just put the egg whites on your scalp after you are done oiling your hair. Leave it in for about 20 minutes before washing it off with a good shampoo.
The juice of a potato is said to be quite good in encouraging the hair to grow out. Combine the juice of three potatoes along with some honey, water and egg yolk. Make a thick paste and apply this on your scalp and the entire length of the hair. Leave it on for 30 minutes before rinsing it out with hot water. Use this treatment consistently for a few months to see good results.
Get a stylish trim done once in 2 months. This is a great way of ensuring that your hair grows out faster and longer. Trimming the hair gets rid of damaged strands and split ends, which spoil the entire hair shaft and make your hair, look dull in the process. Getting a haircut will add bounce and volume to your hair.
Use the seeds of fenugreek to get super long and lustrous hair. Just soak the seeds overnight and grind them into a fine paste as soon as you get up in the morning.
Apply the paste to your hair and leave it on for a few minutes before washing it off with Luke warm water. Fenugreek not only helps to curb the growth of dandruff but also allows the hair to grow out longer.
Mix a bit of rosemary essential oil and jojoba oil and massage this well into your hair. Rosemary oil gets rid of the accumulated dirt, grime and sweat that prevent the roots from receiving nourishment. Use this treatment once in a week for best results.
Aloe Vera is also said to be very good for hair growth. It cleanses the pores and prevents hair loss, which in turn allows your hair to grow out faster and thicker. You can blend it all in with wheat germ and some coconut milk to give your hair sound nourishment.
You can use beer occasionally for deep hair conditioning and for also providing strength and vitality to each root of the hair. Use beer as a last rinse after you finish shampooing hair.
Make sure you get in some form of exercise every day. Exercise helps to boost blood circulation to the scalp, thus strengthening each root of the hair from deep within. This will eventually help to minimize and reduce the hair loss.
Massaging the scalp with coconut milk is a good remedy for hair growth and strong hair. Just extract the coconut milk from the coconut and apply this to your hair. This is great for giving nourishment to the hair. With the help of the above tips and home remedies, you can easily make your hair grow out longer and more beautiful in the long run. Stay away from environmental pollutants and harsh chemicals that damage and spoil the hair.