Homemade Hair Growth Treatments – Part 1

This has been a question, especially for girls who have cut their hair and need it to grow back soon. Either because they regret cutting it or have a special event coming up soon. So for some hair growth treatments that are homemade and don’t have any harsh chemicals in, this is the right place. Here are some remedies:

1. Curry Leaves & Coconut Tonic
You’ll need to get fresh curry leaves & some coconut oil. Boil them together until a black residue starts forming. Harvest this residue & use twice a week to replenish your hair, grow faster & fight gray hair.

2. Castor Oil
This oil is pretty greasy which means you may want to dilute it to avoid too much hassle. Just add it to your conditioner or mix with almond oil & massage into your scalp. You could also massage some castor oil into your scalp alone & leave overnight if you have serious receding hairline, bald or thinning hair. Use it once a week.

3. Vinegar Rinse
This helps restore your hair’s optimal pH value, seals cuticles to make each strand shinier, stronger & less prone to breakage & removes product build-ups that suffocate the scalp & slow down normal hair growth. Mix 1 part vinegar & 2 parts water together & use this mixture as a final rinse after shampooing.

4. Egg Yolk & Olive Oil Mask
This will make your hair softer, shinier, healthier & longer as it is filled with rich proteins, vitamins & super-nurturing fatty acids. Mix 2 egg yolks with 2 tablespoons(tbsp) of olive oil, dilute by adding a cup of water & slowly massage this mask into your scalp. Give 15 to 20 mins to absorb all the needed nutrients & then rinse off. Use it once or twice per month.

5. Burdock Root Oil Treatment
This prickly purplish flower is jam-packed with nutrients & is good for your hair as it contains calcium, potassium, iron, vitamins & much more. It nurtures hair & helps battle some of the worst scalp problems – like inflammation, dandruff & skin conditions. Mix 1 teaspoon(tsp) of each – rosemary, basil & lavender oil, then mix in 3-5 drops of the mixture with 1 tsp of Aloe Vera gel & 1 tsp Burdock oil. Massage the mixture into your scalp leaving it on for as long as you want(the more hours, the better). Then shampoo & style your hair as usual using it at least once a week.

6. Leave-in Rosemary Treatment
This leaves your hair soft & stimulates hair growth. Mix 2 tsp of dry crushed rosemary leaves with 300mls water & then massage this mixture into your hair & scalp starting from the ends. As it is non greasy it doesn’t need to be rinsed out & you don’t need to wait til your hair is dirty to apply it. Use it after shampooing.

7. Banana Mask
Bananas are rich in potassium as well as vitamins A, E & C & calories which makes them perfect for hair growth treatments. Pick 2 soft, ripe banana, mash it into a paste & apply to your hair & scalp. Make sure the bananas are really well mashed because big pieces are hard to get out your hair. After applying, cover your head with a plastic bag. Wrap your head in a hot towel or use a hairdryer to help your hair absorb all the nutrients quickly. Use once a week.

8. Coconut oil & Avocado
This adds lustre to your hair if it’s dry, it gets rid of flaking & dandruff & keeps your hair safe from the sun, which can be just as damaging to your hair as your skin. Microwave the coconut oil for about 10 seconds, then massage 1 tbsp of it into your hair from the roots to tips. After that, massage the avocado into just the tips of your hair. The avocado could be replaced by avocado oil if you like. Leave this mixture on for 10-15 mins & then rinse with cool water before shampooing. Use once a week.

9. Almond Oil
Use if you’re trying to grow out your hair, soften it or strengthen it. Use about 1 tbsp or more depending in the length & thickness of your hair & massage it into your scalp, down to the ends of your hair. Leave for 15 mins or so before rinsing with cool water & shampooing. Use once a week for nourishment & twice a week if your hair is dry or damaged.

10. Nettle Hair Tonic
This is extremely effective but is complicated. It helps if you have thin hair – for growth & thickening of hair. You need 28g of nettle leaves, 2 cups of white wine vinegar & 2 cups of water. Place it all in a pan making sure it is non-reactive, let it simmer on the stove for about 2 hrs & let it cool before straining the mixture. Once you have strained the mixture, stir in 2 drops lavender oil & pour the mixture into a tightly sealed bottle. Shake it well before using & massaging it into your scalp. Use it every other day(or night).

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