Do you often find your hair looking dry, dull and lifeless, without sheen? Well then, a hair tonic is something for you! Hair tonics are liquid hair moisturizers that contain light oils, alcohols, distilled water or other astringents that help to keep the scalp healthy, improve hair growth and add some glossy texture to the hair, promote hair growth, giving it renewed shine and boost. It can also help you style your hair more easily.
Benefits of using hair tonics:
- Helps keep the hair and scalp moisturized.
- Promotes hair growth.
- Reduces hair dryness and promotes better hair shine and texture.
- Can help reduce dandruff and other scalp infections.
- Helps make the hair more manageable and easier to style.
- Reduces fly aways and frizz.
Here are some DIY hair tonics that can help stimulate hair growth:
1. Castor oil hair tonic:
Castor oil is one of the best oils to use for hair growth. It also has other benefits that makes it perfect for all hair types. The oil helps keep flyaways and frizz at bay and can give a better sheen to the hair, increasing its volume and shine. Castor oil can help reduce hair tangles, promote hair growth and can keep the hair moisturized and reduce dryness to promote a healthy scalp. On the other hand, fenugreek seeds are rich in iron and protein and can promote better hair growth by stimulating the hair follicles. It is rich in minerals and vitamins and can promote better hair growth and hair strength.
- Fenugreek seeds – 1 tbsp.
- Water – 1 cup
- Castor oil – 1 tbsp.
Into a bowl, add in the fenugreek seeds along with water. Cover with the lid and let it sit overnight. In the morning, add the seeds with the water into a saucepan and let it simmer on low flame for 2-3 minutes. Strain the seeds and add the water to a spray bottle. You can add in a 1 tbsp. of castor oil to it. Shake the bottle really well and and spray this tonic on your scalp. Massage it in and leave it on overnight.
If you do not like the smell of fenugreek add in few drops of lavender or jasmine essential oil or soak the seeds in rose water to mask the smell.
2. Onion hair tonic:
Onions contain sulphur that can support hair growth and increase hair thickness. It can also prevent hair loss. It also has exfoliating properties and can help keep dandruff at bay. It helps moisturize the scalp and hair and can help prevent hair dryness, split ends and hair breakage.
Curry leaves or rosemary leaves are rich in antioxidants and proteins and can help keep free radicals at bay and improve hair growth and hair strength.
- ¼ cup chopped onion pieces
- ¼ cup curry leaves or rosemary leaves
- 2 cups water
Into a heating pot, add in the water and let it begin to heat. Then add in the onion pieces and curry or rosemary leaves and let it come to a boil and then reduce the flame and let it simmer for 5 to 8 minutes, until the color of the water changes. Then turn off the flame, let it cool down completely and then strain and pour into a spray bottle. Use it on your hair and scalp by spraying it evenly, massaging it in and leaving it on for 1 hour or overnight, before rinsing off with it off. READ MORE – RICE HAIR GROWTH CONDITIONER CUBES