Good diet and proper hair care is a requirement for maintaining hair health. Certain herbs and kitchen ingredients help make hair grow faster. Certain conditions like hair fall, hair damage, and dandruff are some problems faced by most men and women. Sometimes hair growth starts slowing down due to the hormonal imbalances, improper diet and excessive stress. There are many natural sources that can impart profound hair growth.
- Eating a healthy diet
For a faster hair growth, intake of protein, vitamin, and mineral rich diet is essential. Foods like milk, chicken, eggs, salmon, spinach, oats, bell peppers, parsley, and grapefruit help nourish hair and scalp. Fish, flax seeds, beans, fruit juices, and other foods rich in Omega-3fatty acids is good for hair growth. Vitamin E and zinc deficiency leads to hair thinning and loss.
- Application of oils
Application of castor oil along with olive, coconut, and almond oil and massaging the scalp promotes hair growth naturally. Coconut oil acts as a moisturizer and strengthens hair from the roots. Rosemary oil stimulates blood circulation and accelerates hair growth.
- Managing stress and massaging techniques
Some sources says that flipping hair upside down for five minutes daily improves blood circulation, thus promoting hair growth. Massaging the scalp for five minutes promotes blood flow to the scalp, which stimulates hair follicles. It is believed that excessive stress can disrupt normal hair cycle and trigger hair to enter the telogen phase.
- Administration of egg mask
Mixture of egg and lavender or grape seed oil can be applied on scalp and left for an hour. Another method is an application of mixture of two egg yolks and two tablespoons on scalp for 20 minutes. Following application, the contents can be removed by shampooing the hair. An egg contains iron, sulfur, phosphorus, zinc, and selenium that promote faster hair growth.
- Apple cider vinegar
Washing the hair with apple cider vinegar cleanses the scalp and maintains the pH balance of the hair, thus accelerating the hair growth.
- Vegetable juices, teas, and spices
Application of onion juice on scalp boosts collagen production in the tissues and helps in the re-growth of hair. A fenugreek paste prepared with coconut oil applied on scalp promotes hair growth and protects the natural color of the hair. Application of potato juice on the scalp imparts good hair growth and fights alopecia or thinning of hair. Application of a mixture of henna powder and yoghurt on hair from root to tip acts as a natural conditioner and strengthens hair roots. It imparts color and improves the quality of hair. Application of a mixture of cayenne pepper powder with olive oil on hair helps stimulate growth, prevents hair thinning, and activate and increase the blood flow to the scalp. Coconut milk is rich in iron, potassium, and essential fats that reduce hair fall and breakage of hair strands. The antioxidant in green tea prevents hair loss and promotes fast hair growth. Application of amla juice with lime extract on scalp improves the pigmentation of the hair. Overnight soaking of cumin seeds in olive oil and further application on hair imparts its essential nutrients and promotes hair growth. Application of crushed garlic in clove oil or coconut oil to the roots of hair follicles reduces the shedding of hair. It boosts the regeneration of new hair and promotes the scalp circulation. Black peppercones contains essential oils that keep scalp well-hydrated and improves hair texture. Application of peppercone and lime juice paste on hair roots bring out soft, shiny, and lustrous hair.
Application of hibiscus flower extract on hair along with coconut or sesame oil helps fighting against dandruff and premature ageing. It enhances hair growth and increases hair thickness.