Many of you might agree that we tend to start worrying about our hair loss mainly as we get older. But the truth is, once we reach adult age, we lose up to 100 strands of hair per day. Which of course may not seem as much if we consider than an average adult has about 100,000 to 150,000 hair strands. What we sometimes don’t take into account is that hair loss doesn’t just come with age, but other factors play an important role as well. For example, leading a hectic lifestyle, hormonal imbalance, certain medications, our daily diets and most importantly the level of stress we have in our daily lives.
The best way to care for our hair is without a doubt using natural ingredients as the results are known to last longer and we don’t have to worry about side effects. Read about 4 natural remedies you can use to promote the healthy growth of your hair.
One highly effective remedy for natural hair growth is the use of coconut milk. Coconut milk is high in iron, potassium, and essential fats which are known to help promote hair growth. The key is to use coconut milk from a fresh coconut and use it to prepare a hair mask. Add the juice from half a lemon and 4 drops of lavender oil to your coconut milk and apply it on your scalp. Massage the hair mask thoroughly onto your scalp and leave it on for 4 – 5 hours and then rinse off. The best time to apply this hair mask would be at night while you sleep and rinse it off in the morning, there’s no need to worry about leaving the mask on for more than 5 hours.
This herb contains proteins and nicotinic acid. Studies have shown that a protein-enriched diet encourages stimulation of hair growth. Blend a tablespoon of this herb and water in a grinder until you have a smooth paste. Then, add just a bit of coconut oil or milk whichever you prefer or have readily available and apply it on your hair scalp. Massage it thoroughly onto your scalp and leave on for 30 minutes, then rinse and wash with a mild shampoo.
Apple Cider Vinegar
This vinegar will cleanse your scalp and maintain the pH balance of the hair which will help accelerate your hair growth. You’ll need to prepare a diluted solution by mixing 1 liter of water and 75ml of Apple Cider Vinegar. You will then use this dilutes solution as a final rinse after washing your hair. Repeating this process at least 2-3 times per week will boost your hair growth and provide additional shine to your hair that you’ll absolutely love.
Known as one of the most effective and oldest hair growth remedies is the use of Onion Juice. Onion contains sulphur which boosts collagen production and helps in the re-growth of hair. You may be steered away from using this remedy due to the strong smell of onion, but please note that the smell will go away after one good rinse. Cut a couple slices of onion and squeeze the juice out, either by mashing it or grating it. Massage the onion juice onto your scalp for about 10-15 minutes and then rinse well with a mild shampoo. You’ll find that this remedy does wonders for the re-growth of your hair.