Everyone loves a healthy crop of hair on their heads. Your overall well-being, genetic factors and general health have an effect on your hair growth. Here are some natural ways to help promote hair growth.
Consume a healthy diet – Eating foods that are rich in essential vitamins, proteins and minerals is an important prerequisite to healthy hair growth. Go for foods that contain plenty of vitamin A, B, C, E zinc, magnesium, iron, selenium and copper.
Some foods that contain these nutrients include cheese, milk, yogurt, whole grains, spinach, broccoli, cabbage, bell peppers, grapefruit, parsley, brown bread, avocado, oats, and alfalfa among others. Also, drink fresh fruit and vegetable juices, such as grapefruit, orange, beet, carrot, and lettuce juice.
Apply castor oil – Castor oil contains essential fatty including omega-9 fatty acids and vitamin E, which are great for promoting natural hair growth. While applying, you can mix it with almond, coconut or olive oil. Massage it on your scalp and leave it for at least 45 minutes before shampooing your hair.
Head Massage – A good head massage works to promote blood flow to the scalp. This helps to stimulate the hair follicles. Also, you can condition your hair at least once a week with hot oil treatment or a hair mask.
Stress management – Stress is believed to be one of the most important reasons for hair fall. It can disturb the normal hair cycle and cause hair to fall off. Manage your stress with yoga, breathing techniques, meditation and other relaxation techniques.
Aloe Vera – Not many of us know that aloe vera is great for hair growth. Applying aloe vera gel on the scalp and hair is the best way to arrest hair loss and encourage hair growth. Some enzymes present in the herb such as proteolytic enzymes helps to get rid of the dead skin cells from the scalp. This prevents the hair follicles from getting clogged. Also, it acts as a nourishing conditioner that makes the hair smooth and silky.
To use, mix 2 tablespoons of shampoo, 1 tablespoon of aloe vera juice, coconut milk and 1/2 teaspoon wheat germ. Shampoo your hair with it.
Indian gooseberry (amla) – Regular usage of amla directly on the hair is great to strengthen the hair follicles, encourage hair growth and prevent split ends and hair breakage. The fruit is loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants and is excellent for healthy hair growth. Mix 2 teaspoons of lemon juice with 2 teaspoons of amla juice. Apply the mix on the scalp and leave it to dry for 1.5-2 hours. Wash off with a mild shampoo.
Garlic – Garlic is one of the most well-known remedies to promote hair growth. It contains allicin that is excellent to treat hair loss and is also good to treat scalp fungus. It also helps to increase circulation in the scalp and regenerate hair growth. Boil 6 to 7 garlic cloves with olive oil and apply the mix to your hair roots. Do this at least thrice a week to see some noticeable improvement.
Comprising antioxidants, it is excellent to fight off free radicals. It also works to increase oxygen in the body and improves blood circulation in the scalp. To use, massage your scalp with the oil and leave it overnight. Wash off with a mild shampoo the next day to get smooth and silky hair.
Lemon juice – It is an age old remedy for scalp and hair issues. Loaded with various nutrients like Vitamin C, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, antioxidants and folic acid, it is one of the best natural remedies to treat hair growth.
Keep these tips in mind for healthy hair growth. With regular care, you can flaunt long, thick tresses in no time.