A long, thick hair is not only attractive, but it symbolizes healthy mind and body. There are countless products for hair growth, but sometimes these chemical laden solutions could do more harm than good.
Luckily there are natural solutions which are just as good, if not better. For many years, people have searched for natural alternatives, and next to good diet and stress-free life, certain herbs can help you to stimulate hair growth. Here are some of them which are proven to be the most effective.
1. Indian Gooseberry
Indian Gooseberry, also known as Amla is a rich source of antioxidants, kaempferol and vitamin C, which is indispensable for collagen production. Amla alone, or mixed with some other herbs can help enhance hair texture, reduce hair fallout and grays.
Use amla oil to massage your scalp, it will help you eliminate grease and dirt from the follicles. Just two teaspoons of Indian gooseberry juice in combination with two teaspoons of lime juice can drastically improve the pigmentation as well.
All you need to do is to apply this mixture on your hair and wash it with warm water after approximately 2 hours. You can use this mixture as often as you like, but twice a week will be enough for incredibly good results.
2. Aloe Vera
It’s no wonder that so many products contain this plant. Its natural gel is used for cleansing and improving pH balance, prevention of hair loss and to stimulate hair growth. It has a calming effect on your scalp, and it does a great job when it comes to relieving itching and redness.
There are many ways to use Aloe Vera to treat your hair. If you are short on time, you can simply use it as a regular hair conditioner and apply the gel with your fingers.
However, for best results use Aloe Vera mask with olive oil, and leave it on your hair for as long as you can. Repeat the process at least once a week. You will be amazed by the look of your hair afterward.
The benefits of this beautiful plant are countless, but its influence on hair growth is the biggest. In fact, experts are recommending lavender oil for the treatment of Alopecia areata which is an autoimmune disorder that causes little bald spots of lost hair.
Also, don’t forget its natural antiseptic properties which help prevent accumulation of unwanted microorganisms. The use of lavender oil is simple, you can mix it with some other essential oil, and gently apply it to your scalp, or you can wrap your oiled hair in a towel and leave it overnight.
Sometimes slow hair growth can be connected to stress. Lavender can help you relax, so incorporate it into your bath, or plant it in a pot and put it somewhere in the house.
Fenugreek is an Indian kitchen spice known as Methi in Hindi. This herb contains vitamins and proteins that help improve circulation, while nicotinic acid stimulates hair growth. The seed also contains a special hormone that strengthens the hair from the roots.
To make a fine paste from Fenugreek seeds you should soak them in water overnight. This will soften them up so you can mix them easier. Add some yogurt or coconut oil and apply the mixture directly to the scalp and let it soak in for at least thirty minutes before washing it off.
It’s good to know that fenugreek is proven to be very effective for all types of scalp ailments, especially dandruff and if you have problematic scalp, this is the way to go.
Rosemary is another remedy made by Mother Nature which can be used for various health problems. It is very common and widely used in many fields, but it is also great for hair and scalp treatment, and if you look into your kitchen cabinet, it might already be there.
Rosemary contains ursolic acid which increases scalp blood circulation and that’s why the rosemary oil is one of the best oils when it comes to hair growth and prevention of hair loss.
The application is simple. You can put few tablespoons of rosemary oil into your shampoo and wash your hair as usual, or you can make yourself rosemary water as a final hair rinse. Just put two or three rosemary sprigs into hot water for about five minutes and you can use it when it cools down.