I once read this beautiful saying ‘Invest in your hair, it is the crown you never take off’. Well, can something be truer than this? In the present day, hair fall is something faced not only by women but also by men. While a lot of people prefer to invest in hair care products and hair growth treatments, some others look for more natural ways to improve their hair growth. Here are ten such natural ingredients which have been known to enhance hair growth.
Well, I’m quite sure many of you might have heard about this herb being used to season pasta or other continental dishes, but did you also know that it has properties for hair growth? Rosemary essential oil is known to have anti-inflammatory properties which help one’s body improve blood circulation and reduce hair fall by providing proper supply of blood to the hair follicles. Add few drops to your hair oil and massage it in, leave it on for 30mins and overnight.
Onions are rich in sulfur, which is a component proven to enhance hair growth. Onion juice (along with hair oil, which is optional) can be applied on the scalp to help aid hair growth. It keeps the hair and scalp moisturized and provides nourishment to the hair follicles.
A lot of us enjoy pickled amla, ever thought of using the same fruit for your hair? Indian gooseberry, commonly known as amla, has properties of hair growth stimulation and gives a boost to one’s natural hair colour while also preventing premature hair greying and giving it a better volume. Amla for hair growth can be used in three forms – extraction of its juice and applying it on the scalp, amla hair oil or amla powder hair mask. READ MORE – Magic Potion For Hair Growth, brighten Skin and more
4. Rice Water:
Rice is a staple food for more than 3.5 billion people around the world, so for those of who consume rice on a daily basis, why not make use of not just the rice, but also its water? Rice grains are rich in starch and amino acids. So try the rice water rinse for hair growth.
Fenugreek seeds, also more commonly known as methi seeds, are a rich source of iron and protein. Soak 1 tbsp of fenugreek seeds in 2 cups of water overnight and use this water on your hair 30 mins before hair wash to promote hair growth and also to add volume to the hair. It also helps reduce dandruff in the hair.
We use mint in a lot of our dishes and beverages, but now we can also use it for our hair. Mint has anti-bacterial properties which can therefore kill the harmful bacteria which settle on the scalp. Mint used in the form of mint water or mint essential oils has shown beneficial uses to improving hair growth, by nourishing the follicles of the hair.
7. Aloe Vera:
Aloe Vera has an enzyme known as proteolytic enzyme (proteases), which helps in unclogging the pores on the scalp and also provides nourishment and moisturizes the skin on the scalp and hair. It has a lot of components which include vitamins for hair growth, folic acid and choline. READ MORE – Overnight Aloe Vera Hair Masks
Brahmi is like that plant which sometimes grows wild in your garden and can easily pass off as a garden weed, but little do we know that it has multiple health benefits and one of them is inducing hair growth. Brahmi leaves can be used to make a homemade hair mask or even used to make homemade oil to be applied on the hair and scalp. It has shown to be helpful in reducing dandruff and scalp itchiness.
Bhringraj is a plant belonging to the sunflower family and commonly known as ‘False Daisy’. Bhringraj extract or Bhringraj oil is known to prolong the anagen phase (active growth phase) of hair growth. It also strengthens the hair follicles, nourishes them and stops one from premature greying.
10. Black Seeds:
Are you one of those people who have probably seen these “black seeds” in the supermarket and not known what it is? These black seeds are also known as kalonji seeds or nigella seeds, are packed with anti-oxidants and nutrients that increases hair growth and it reduces scalp inflammation with its anti-inflammatory property, in turn reducing dandruff and other hair problems. READ MORE – BLACK SEEDS HAIR WATER for thinning hair
Remember guys, do not overdo any of these natural hair growth remedies. All results take time to show and patience is key. Each person’s body reacts differently and if any irritation is caused on application, wash off immediately and discontinue its usage, if it doesn’t agree with your body type.