Remember Rapunzel and her long lustrous hair? As a child, every girl dreamt of having hair like Rapunzel. But as we grow older we often realise that it is quite difficult to have thick long hair. Unhealthy food habits and environment make our hair thin, lack-lustre and they fall out at every wash.
With the hectic lifestyle that we maintain, it is difficult to find time to take care of our hair. However, if you still dream to have Rapunzel’s hair all you need to do is take a few minutes off from your daily routine and try these effective home remedies. These home remedies, if followed even once a week will help you grow longer and thicker hair.
Best Home Remedies for Hair Growth
We all know that oiling one’s hair is the best way to keep it healthy and lustrous. Oils help nourish and strengthen hair to reduce breakage and hair fall. It also keeps it shiny and encourages hair growth at a faster rate. Use oils like olive oil, coconut oil, castor oil, jojoba oil, almond oil etc. every week at least once.
Warm the oil a little and apply it on the scalp and gently massage it in. If you have the time, wrap a warm wet towel on the oiled hair to let the oil penetrate deeper into the roots. Leave for an hour and wash with cold water. Always remember to use cold or lukewarm water for your hair. Hot water will damage hair and make them frizzy.
Smelly onions for growing hair? Yes, it sounds strange but onions actually help in growing hair. Onions have sulphur which is great for blood circulation. It also keeps any scalp infection at bay. The juice of onions helps in regenerating the hair follicles to give you healthy and thick hair. There are two ways to use the onion juice. Blend an onion in a food processor and extract the juice.
Apply this juice on your scalp directly. Another way to use the juice is by mixing a tablespoon of honey with 3-4 tablespoons of onion juice. Massage this on the scalp at least once a week. Wash after 30-40 minutes with a mild shampoo. You will get better results if you do this 3-4 times a week
Fenugreek is another secret home remedy that people use to get thick hair. Soak 2-3 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds overnight. Now, make a paste of the seeds and some of the water it had been soaked in. Apply this paste evenly on the scalp and hair. Leave for an hour and wash off with cold water.
Use the goodness of eggs to grow longer hair. Crack an egg and whisk it till the white and yolk are combined. Apply it on the scalp and hair and cover with a towel or shower cap.
Leave for an hour and wash off with a mild shampoo. Doing this 2-3 times a week will help your hair grow longer fast.
This mask contains the juice of a potato, an egg yolk and some honey. Extract the juice of a potato and mix it with an egg yolk and 2-3 tablespoons of honey. Wet your hair partially and apply the potato mask on the scalp and hair. Cover with a hot wet towel and leave for an hour. Wash off with a mild shampoo.
You will notice less hair fall and more growth within a month or two.These 5 home remedies are tried and tested and have been proven to give excellent results. Try them at home to stimulate hair growth and acquire healthy long hair.