It is a known fact that our bodies repair itself when we sleep and this is why treatments can work best when kept overnight. Thinning hair and receding hairlines are often a cause of worry to many people.


Here are 4 DIY natural overnight hair sprays you can try to regrow thinning hair:

1. Rice water and black castor oil hair spray:

Rice water is rich in amino acids, vitamin B, vitamin E, minerals and antioxidants. It can help strengthen the hair and promote longer hair growth and can also help protect the hair from future hair damage. Using fermented rice water (fermentation makes the solution more potent), has an additional benefit, as fermented rice water contains a substance called pitera, a nutrient, which can boost cell regeneration.

Black castor oil can help promote hair growth and strengthen the hair follicles while keeping the hair moisturized.

How to make:


½ cup rice (any rice of your choice)
200 ml to 250 ml water
1 tbsp black castor oil


Wash the rice two times with water, before making the rice water for the hair, as all the impurities and dirt from the rice needs to be washed off in order to avoid it from getting into your hair.

Then, into a bowl or a container (with a lid preferably) or into a mason jar (preferable), add in the one cup of washed rice and then add in the water. Mix it well or shake it well once you screw on the lid and let it sit for 25 to 30 minutes. This is the plain unfermented rice water method.

The second way is the fermented rice water method for hair growth, where you will have to leave the rice in the water to sit for 24 hours.

Strain and pour into a spray bottle, add in the black castor oil, shake well and it is ready to use.

2. Amla and black seed oil hair spray:

Vitamin C helps your body absorb iron, which is an essential mineral required for hair and hair growth and amla is rich in vitamin C. Using amla hair spray can help treat and prevent hair fall very effectively and can promote better hair growth. It can also enhance and promote better blood circulation in the scalp in turn, stimulating the hair follicles to increase hair growth. It can also help inhibit premature greying of hair.

How to make:


¼ cup amla juice
⅛ cup of water
1 tbsp black seed oil


Into a spray bottle, add in the amla juice, water and black seed oil. Shake this well and it is ready to use.


3. Fenugreek hair spray:

Fenugreek hair spray can help promote hair growth as it helps cleanse and nourish the scalp and can help reduce hair breakage and stimulate the hair follicles to promote hair growth. It is rich in vitamins and can contribute to cell turnover and promote healthy cell growth in turn promoting hair growth.

How to make:


2 tbsp fenugreek seeds
1 cup hot water


Into a bowl, add fenugreek seeds along with hot water and leave it on overnight. In the morning, pour the water into a spray bottle, shake it well and it is then ready to use.


4. Rosemary and Peppermint or green tea hair spray:

Rosemary hair spray can help improve blood circulation in the scalp and can stimulate hair follicle growth from within, so the hair grows out stronger and healthier. Rosemary is known to have ‘carnosic acid’, which is an active ingredient present in plants that is known to help heal damaged nerve endings and could possibly stimulate rejuvenation of hair follicles, in turn restoring hair growth.

Peppermint or green tea contains epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) that can help prevent hair loss and promote hair growth. READ MORE – OVERNIGHT HERBAL SCALP TONIC for faster hair growth

How to use these hair sprays:

Just before you go to bed at night, spray the hair spray all over your scalp and hair evenly (do not overdo or make the hair wet, it should just be moist and coated). Leave it on overnight and rinse off the next morning with a mild shampoo and conditioner.

Tip: Remember to shake the bottle well before every use, as the sprays containing oil, will make the oil rise to the top because it is light.

Caution: Doing a patch test is advisable, especially if you have sensitive skin. If any irritation is caused, rinse off immediately with plain water and discontinue its usage with immediate effect.