Getting long, healthy Rapunzel like mane is a desire chased by many, but the journey isn't really an easy one. Here's a truth bomb alert- 'no amount of biotin pills or vitamin supplements you chug down each day will make your hair grow super long overnight!' You want tricks to get thicker, longer and stronger hair, the organic way? We hear you girl! It takes some consistency and efforts but the good news is that these ideas aren't rocket science either. In fact, you don't even have to buy expensive hair products and treatments for it. Just a few healthy tweaks here and there and voila!, you will see results in hair growth organically within a month!
Here are the 10 awesome all natural hacks to get beautiful, long hair faster:
1. KEEP YOUR SCALP CLEAN WITH A LIGHT ALL NATURAL CLEANSER
This is the most obvious one, Scalp is like the sowing ground for your hair and if the base is infected or unclean, you cannot expect healthy hair. Shampoo thoroughly at least twice or thrice a week with an all organic shampoo like this organic Khadi Essentials Activated Bamboo Charcoal-Barley Hair Shampoo with Amla-Methi for Deep Cleanse, follow it up with a good conditioner or hair mask such as Mirah Belle Jasmine – Shea Nourishing Hair Conditioner (check out these products below).
Here are some Hair washing tips that most of us don't realize are super important for hair growth -
-Wet your hair with warm water to open pores in the scalp before shampoo.
-Shampoo thoroughly for 5 minutes and evenly with a light hair cleanser.
-You must leave the conditioner in for 5 minutes before rinsing.
- Give a final rinse with COLD water to lock in the moisture. It also helps control frizziness and dry hair.
Alternatively, you can also clean your hair with Amla powder soaked overnight. Just mix 2 teaspoons of amla powder or juice with equal amounts of lime juice and let it dry. Rinse it off with some warm water. It will also prevent hair pigmentation. Amla is enriched with Vitamin C and E that boost radiance, stimulate growth and make hair stronger.
2. HAIR MASSAGE
Never underestimate the value of a good head massage! Giving yourself a scalp massage once a week at least will increase blood flow to your scalp, enhance the strength of your roots, and help nutrients get to your follicle faster. Use ROSEMARY Oil or CASTOR Oil that has been tried and tested over years to stimulate hair growth. You may use it as an overnight treatment or apply it half an hour before washing your hair and cover with a cap before washing. ￼ Buy it below.
3. DIY DEEP CONDITIONERS
Deep condition your strand once weekly to boost hair growth. Try this homemade mix of oils that is very easy to make and use. 1 cup unrefined coconut oil 1 tablespoon each almond oil, macadamia nut oil, and jojoba oil. Apply an appropriate amount from this mix on damp hair to allow easy absorption into the roots. Leave it on for 10 minutes and cover with a hot towel. Then wash as you normally do. These oils contain fatty acids that strengthen and protect your hair as they grow and this treatment works wonders to promote hair growth.
4. FENUGREEK OR METHI DANA
Using Methi dana is an age-old remedy for hair growth problems. It contains proteins and nicotinic acid; protein-enriched diets have been known to encourage stimulation of hair growth. Soak a tablespoon in a glass of water overnight. Grind it into a smooth paste in the morning, add a little coconut oil (or milk) to it and apply on your hair and scalp for half an hour. Wash it off with a mild shampoo. It is surely one of the best hair growth tips.
In case DIY isn't your thing try the Khadi Essentials MARMIK Anti Hair Fall-Regrowth Oil with Neem-Tea Tree-Holy Basil-Vitamin E that contains many different hair growth boosting ingredients or methi hair growth mask that will prevent hair loss and aid hair growth.
5. EGG MASK
Eggs contain naturally high levels of protein in addition to Sulfur, zinc, iron, selenium, phosphorous and iodine. They are used the world over to stimulate hair growth and give lustrous hair. To create your own egg mask follow these simple steps-
- separate one egg white in a bowl and add one teaspoon of olive oil ( you can also use grapeseed oil or lavender oil )
- Mix into a fine paste and apply on hair all over. Leave it on for 20 minutes and rinse with cold water and mild shampoo. You won't even need to condition your hair after this and the results are instant!
6. ONION JUICE
Another time tested technique that genuinely boosts hair growth, onion juice promotes growth of natural keratin that strengthens hair bonds. Applying it into the scalp also aids blood circulation and collagen growth as it contains Sulphur (and hence the smell). DIY the onion hair mask-
- Blend or mash a couple of standard size onions, sieve out the juice and apply on hair for 20 minutes.
- Wash away with a mild shampoo as usual.
If the smell is too much to take you can try a readymade all natural Onion hair oil such as this one by Soulflower and get the same results- ￼(Buy it below)
7. USE A SILK OR SATIN PILLOW AND SCRUNCHIE
This seemingly insignificant change can do wonders for your hair. Sleeping on cotton or poly blend pillows soaks away your hair's natural moisture leaving them dull, brittle, and prone to breakage. Switch to satin or silk pillows and your hair will definitely thank you for it.
Also, the same logic applies to your scrunchies and bands. Remember to not tie or bun up your hair at the same spot for long durations of time or hold the ponytail too tight. It all leads to hair breakage.
8. TRIM TO GROW
Counterproductive as it sounds, trimming your hair every 10-12 weeks actually helps them grow faster. Trimming away the dead ends and split edges will ensure that everything that you are doing to boost your hair growth isn't going in vain and you are feeding only active and healthy hair.
9. REDUCE HEAT STYLING AND CHEMICAL COLOURS
All those hair experiments with hot styling tools and chemical colors do more damage than you know. They eat away the natural moisture making hair dull and weak. If you really can't avoid styling altogether use a protective spray or serum.
And you can consider switching to Henna for coloring your hair instead of chemical dyes or bleach. Check out this Herbal Henna below
10. EAT YOUR WAY TO LONGER HAIR
One cannot emphasize enough on eating healthy to grow your hair faster. Take food rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, consume seeds and legumes, take plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables to boost your vitamins and minerals intake which will in turn give you the hair of your dreams. Junk out the junk, quit smoking and sleep well. Stress causes hair fall and hair degeneration so stay happy and get long, thick hair. Got any more hair growth hacks to share? Don't forget to comment below!