- Amla – It has 8 times more vitamin C than an orange, twice the antioxidant power of acai berry and around 17 times that of a pomegranate. It penetrate the scalp, strengthen the root, and prevents grey hair. It also improves scalp’s health, as a result of which the periodic shredding of dead cells decelerates and dandruff is eliminated.
How to use: Mix 1 tablespoon of amla and lemon juice in a glass/plastic bowl. Mix well and massage this solution for about 5 minutes. Leave it for 10 minutes and after that wash your hair with a mild sulfate-free shampoo
- Egg yolk – The yolk is loaded with healthy fats, which help replenish moisture and make strands look sleek and shiny. As hair is 80% protein, applying protein-rich eggs to hair can help replenish the protein lost through styling, making hair stronger and better able to stand up to heat. It prevents frizzy hair & hair thinning and also improves hair growth.
How to use: Take 1 Egg yolk and add 1 tbsp raw honey – Apply it all over your scalp and hair (including the lengths), leave it on for twenty minutes and then rinse with a low pH shampoo.
- Banana – Bananas are rich in magnesium, potassium, protein and vitamins that nourish and soften hair. If you have dry and damaged hair, a banana hair mask can provide ample hydration to it to improve its manageability and shine. Moreover, they also prevent and control dandruff while moisturizing the scalp.
How to use: Blend one banana in a blender, make sure all the chunks are smooth out. Add 1 tbsp of honey and mix it well – Apply this mixture on slightly damp hair and cover it with a shower cap. Wash off after 30 minutes with low pH shampoo.
- Onion Juice – Onion juice may help to encourage the growth of thick, healthy hair. Nutrients in the onion juice applied to the hair may nourish the hair follicles, which might increase volume, shine, and improve hair strength. The extra nutrition may also minimize breakages and thinning
How to use: Take a small bowl and add 2 tbsp of onion juice, 2 tbsp of coconut oil and 5 drops tea tree oil (in case you have dandruff) in it. Mix them well and apply the mixture on your scalp. Massage for 2 minutes and then cover with a shower cap. Wait for 30 minutes and then wash your hair using a mild shampoo.
- Neem oil – It is effective in getting rid of lice and nits. Neem oil has compounds that disrupt the life cycle of the louse, making it a natural insect repellent.
How to use: Apply on scalp not on hair for lice and hair growth. You should always dilute pure neem oil with a carrier oil, such as olive, or coconut oil, prior to topical application. You can leave diluted neem oil on for 30 minutes to 1 hour before rinsing and washing with your usual shampoo.
- Green Tea – Green tea contains anti-inflammatory properties that can help your hair grow back! It also makes your scalp clean, and free from all infections.
How to use: Take 2-3 Green tea bags and boil in 2 cups of water. Allow it to cool down to lukewarm before using. Store in a spray bottle. Cleanse your hair with shampoo or a cleansing conditioner. Leave hair damp. Spray the tea onto your scalp and massage throughout hair. Cover your hair with a plastic cap, leave tea in your hair for up to 30 minutes. Rinse with cold water
- Ginger Oil – Ginger is highly regarded as a hair growth treatment. There are several components in ginger that aid in hair growth like magnesium, phosphorous, and potassium. These minerals help stimulate blood flow to the scalp, which encourages restored hair growth. Ginger has an abundance of fatty acids that help with thinning hair, so while it is encouraging blood flow to the scalp it is also preventing thinning hair from turning into hair loss.
How to use: Mix 2 tablespoons of grated ginger with 3 tablespoons of olive or sesame oil and a dash of lemon juice. Massage into your scalp and leave in for 30 minutes before rinsing
- Castor Oil – Castor oil enhance the health of the hair follicles and promote hair growth (as well as protect against hair loss).
How to use: To use, warm the oil in your palms before working it through the roots of your hair and brushing it out toward the ends. Leave it in for 15 to 20 minutes minimum, and then shampoo it out of your hair. You can wet your hair beforehand in order to make the oil soak in better.
- Essential Oils – Different oils can do everything from helping hair grow to adding strength and shine – overall improves hair health.
- Tea tree oil for itchy scalp
- Rosemary for all type of skin hair
- Lavender oil for oily hair
- Jojoba oil for dried damaged hair
- Basil oil for the oily scalp
- Diet – What you eat can have a huge effect on the health of your hair. A lack of the right nutrients including vitamins A, C, D and E, zinc, B vitamins, iron, biotin, protein and essential fatty acids may slow down hair growth or even cause hair loss. Fortunately, correcting a deficiency in any of these nutrients may help treat hair loss and promote the rate of hair growth. If you think you’re lacking any of these nutrients, try adding some of the below foods to your diet.