Every woman dreams of having long, black and shiny hair because they are very important in making her look beautiful. Not just females but males are also becoming conscious about their hair. It is quite unfortunate that due to different reasons like vitamin deficiency, improper sleeping habits, stress, pollution, etc., our hair turns weak and starts falling or loses their shine. Here are the natural tips for long and healthy hair:
21 Tips That Can Boost Your Hair Growth:
- Vitamins For Hair Growth
Biotin & Vitamin C are two main vitamins that are required for hair growth. Biotin tablets can be crushed to powder and mixed with coconut or olive oil to apply on scalp and hair. Leave this overnight and rinse it morning as usual. Vitamin C tablets can be taken as supplements after consulting the doctor.
- Coconut Oil Massage
Coconut oil is rich in potassium and acts as a natural remedy for hair problems. Gently massage warm virgin coconut oil on your scalp and on the ends of the hair. Leave it overnight and rinse in the morning. You can do this twice weekly.
- Lavender oil & coconut oil
Mix 3-4 drops of lavender oil with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and apply it on your scalp as well as hair. Cover your hair with shower cap for an hour and then rinse as usual. By repeating this process twice a week, you can get rid of hair loss. Lavender oil also helps in reducing our stress and gives sound sleep.
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- Vitamin E oil capsules
Vitamin E is an antioxidant and is used for hair growth often. Take 7-10 capsules of Vitamin E (depends on the length of your hair) and massage this oil on your scalp. You can leave it overnight and wash your hair next morning.
- Onion juice for regrowth of hair
Blend chopped onions and squeeze out the juice from it. Dip a cotton ball and apply the juice on your scalp. Rinse it with a mild shampoo after 15 minutes. The sulfur present in onions helps in regrowth of hair.
- Apple Cider for nourishment
Apple Cider Vinegar maintains the pH balance of the hair and makes them look bouncy. After shampooing, mix 75ml of apple vinegar in 1 litre of water and rinse your hair with this solution. Don’t wash with hair again.
- Egg mask for shiny hair
Take egg white in a bowl and add olive oil and honey to it. Mix well and apply to your hair and scalp. Keep it for 20 minutes and rinse with mild shampoo. Egg is rich in proteins, iodine, zinc, iron, and natural fats that nourish hair growth. The Vitamins A, E & D present in olive oil and honey improves hair texture and reduces hair fall. This mask can be applied once a week.
- Folic acid for strong hair
Folic acid which has Vitamin B9 is an essential nutrient for the entire body including scalp and hair. It improves the formation of red blood cells which supply various enzymes and hormones to different parts of the body. It can be taken as a supplement to improve hair growth and treat hair fall.
- Henna pack for strong and healthy hair
Mix dry henna powder with half cup of curd and apply it entirely on hair and scalp. Leave until it dries and then rinse with mild shampoo. Henna is a natural hair dyer and also strengthen hair roots to provide smooth and shiny hair.
- Guava leaves for hair growth
Take a handful of guava leaves and boil for at least 20 minutes. Strain and keep the water aside. After shampooing dry your hair properly then rinse them with guava leaves water and keep it for 5-6 hours. Later you can again wash it. Guava leaves can treat scalp infections and can treat damage follicles to improve hair growth.
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- Aloe vera Gel for hair growth
Extract the gel from an aloe vera leaf and apply it evenly on scalp and hair too. Rinse with a mild shampoo after an hour. The aloe vera gel improves growth and hydrates hair.
- Hair growth with coconut milk
Not just coconut oil but coconut milk also stimulates hair growth and conditions your hair. Apply coconut milk on your scalp with fingertips and keep it overnight. Rinse with water in the morning. This is a good tip to strengthen and prevent breakage of your hair.
- Baking soda to get rid of scalp functions
Baking soda removes excess chlorine from the scalp and thus helps you in getting rid of any sort of scalp infection. It is by nature antifungal. Mix one tablespoon of baking soda in one cup of water and apply on the scalp. Massage it properly, leave for 10 minutes and rinse it off.
- Hibiscus flowers for strong hair
Take two hibiscus flowers and make a paste of it with coconut oil or any other base oil. Apply it on hair and leave it overnight, shampoo next morning. Dried hibiscus flowers can also be mixed with your base oil and can be stored for a longer duration. This flower is commonly used for treating dandruff and hair fall.
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- Teas for hair
Soak the green tea bags in hot water for 7-8 hours. Remove the tea bags and warm the tea water to apply on your scalp. Rinse it after an hour. As green tea is a natural antioxidant it boosts hair growth. You can also use other herbal teas like nettle tea, sage tea, bamboo tea or regular black tea.
- Coffee for hair growth
Prepare a coffee decoction of 7-8 teaspoons of coffee powder and allow it to cool. After shampooing your hair rinse off the excess water and pour coffee decoction on the scalp by massaging your hair also. Cover your hair with shower cap and leave it for 20 minutes. You can later wash your hair. The coffee solution works at the molecular and cellular levels to enhance the productive elements for hair growth. Care should be taken with regard to the quantity of coffee powder, as it can stain your hair.
- Amla powder for hair
Amla is rich in Vitamin C and thus promotes hair growth as well as improves pigmentation of hair. Mix amla powder or juice with two teaspoons of lime juice and apply on hair and scalp. Leave till it dries and then rinse with water. You will find bouncy hair immediately.
- Curry leaves for strong hair
Curry leaves delays natural greying as they are rich in Vitamin A & C, phosphorus, iron and calcium. Boil handful of curry leaves in coconut oil till it leaves a black residue. Then allow it to cool and strain it. This oil can be stored and applied twice a week.
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- Chia seeds
Soak the chia seeds in the almond or coconut milk for half an hour then apply it on the scalp. Wash your hair after 10 minutes. You can also consume soaked chia seeds in water for better results. Soaked chia seeds contain omega-3 fatty acids and are rich in antioxidants. They reduce scalp inflammation and promote blood circulation.
- Yoghurt for hair follicles
Yoghurt, when applied on scalp for 30 minutes, can exfoliate and unclog the hair follicles. It nourishes and hydrates the scalp and hair to improve hair growth.
- Mustard powder for hair
Take one tablespoon mustard powder, one tablespoon of sugar and little warm water. Mix the three ingredients to form a paste. Apply this mask on your scalp and wash it once dried. You can also add few drops of base oil to the mixture in case if you have dry hair. Other ingredients like egg-white, amla powder and lemon juice can be added based on your hair type.
Hair are precious and we all have different types and combination of it. Before trying any hair tip, it is advisable to perform a small test of the solution on the rear side of your ear. If it shows negative result like itching, inflammation, etc then don’t apply throughout the scalp.