Is your hair getting thinner, breaking or falling out a lot when you brush it? Choosing the right hair growth treatment may help you prevent hair loss and grow a thick, beautiful head of hair.
Most chemical creations that are advertised as helping with hair loss and fast growth are quite costly. Luckily, there is a much less expensive solution. Many of the most effective growth treatments can be mixed up in your own home using all natural ingredients such as herbs, oils and fruits.
Coconut and Curry Leaf Tonic
In the wigs and weaves industry, Indian hair is considered to be the most sought after and therefore the most expensive available. Why is this? Indian women have a long known a method for keeping their hair long, healthy and beautiful: curry. Not only is this popular spice delicious in Asian cooking, but it holds a secret to gorgeous hair. Follow the recipe below two create the most effective mixture.
Fresh curry leaves should be boiled in coconut oil until a black residue begins to form. Be careful not to overcook this mixture but just to boil it gently. The resulting residue can be applied to all of your hair two times each week. This simple mixture helps revitalize tired hair, encourages longer and stronger growth and can’t even protect against gray hair.
Most supermarkets and health food stores carry pure coconut oil. You can also find it online and have it delivered. Fresh curry leaves may be more difficult to find, but should be available in Asian markets and special fresh or organic food stores.
Castor Oil Application
Simple and affordable castor oil can be used to help regrow damaged or thinning hair on your head, eyebrows or even to make your eyelashes thicker. The best results can be found if you dilute castor oil with your existing conditioner or a lighter oil such as almond or olive oil. Use a small amount of the oil or mixture and massage it gently onto your scalp or through the damaged hair. Brush it likely onto eyebrows or eyelashes carefully. More intense applications, such as leaving the oil on all night, can benefit male pattern baldness or bald spots.
Castor oil can be used plain or added to another oil as described above. After application, cover your head with a scarf or cap and go to sleep as usual. Wash your hair as normal in the morning. Straight castor oil should be used approximately one time per week, but if you mix it with your conditioner it is all right to use it every day. Eyebrow and eyelash application can be done every other day until desired results are seen.
Since castor oil is commonly used for digestive ailments, it is readily available in drugstores and supermarkets. Of course, you can also find it at major retailers online.
Hair is naturally slightly acidic, having a PH of 3.5 to 5.5. Most hair care products are alkaline, which counteract the hair’s natural chemistry in often negative ways. Using acidic vinegar as a final rinse can help restore the balance and bring hair back to its healthiest PH levels. Vinegar also helps remove product buildup and seals each strand of hair so it is stronger and shinier. Removing buildup is important if you wish your hair to grow as quickly and as luxuriously as possible.
Choose the correct type of vinegar for your particular hair. Dry hair can get a moisture boost with wine vinegar. White vinegar is the standard and works well, but apple cider vinegar leads the pack due to its mineral content and gentler smell. Simply mix one part of vinegar with two parts water to create your hair rents for use after shampooing. You can add a drop of aromatic oil to improve the scent if desired.
At the start of your vinegar treatments, you may want to use it two or three times a week to remove the buildup left by other chemical products. After a while, the rents can be used less frequently to maintain a healthy shine.
All the useful vinegars can easily be found at your local market.
Olive Oil and Egg Yolk Protein Treatment
Another excellent hair treatment straight from the kitchen involves olive oil and egg yolks. While the mixture sounds rather slimy, the abundance of emollients and vitamins A, D and E will do wonders for hair strength and health. Vitamin D especially helps protect against split ends and encourages quick hair growth. Because this mixture is heavy on oil and other lipids, it may be best suited for dry and damaged hair. However, this treatment has so many benefits anyone should try to use it. It can improve hair texture and give your color a boost.
Separate two eggs and makes the yolks with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. This mixture should be well stirred into half a cup of water before massage it into your scalp. Allow this treatment to sit on your hair for about 20 minutes and then rinse it out or shampoo to remove the oils.
This deep conditioning treatment is ideally suited for use once every other week or once per month depending on your particular needs.
Burdock Root Oil Hair and Scalp Repair
Burdock is a purple wildflower that grows in many fields and yards. The roots are chock full of healthy nutrients such as iron, potassium, calcium and other vitamins and minerals that are beneficial to strong and long growing hair. The hair treatment made with burdock roots not only helps your hair be healthy, but it also helps fight dandruff, dry scalp and other skin problems.
The ingredients for this treatment can be found at health food stores and natural markets, or can be ordered on the Internet. Stir together 1 teaspoon each of basil, lavender and rosemary essential oils and set this aside in a small bottle or jar. Next, stir together 1 teaspoon each of aloe vera gel and burdock root oil. Mix five drops of the first oil mixture into the other bowl. Use the final preparation to massage your scalp thoroughly. Leave this on for a few hours or even longer before shampooing.
This burdock root mixture can be used once a week or even more frequently depending on the severity of your scalp problems and the type of hair you have.