If you have short, thin hair, and/or recently got a bad haircut, you may be looking for ways to grow your hair out and faster. Finding out how to make your hair grow faster can be a mean feat, especially if you are looking for the most natural way possible. Most hair grows no more than half an inch each month, which can mean an eternity once you have decided to grow out a pixie, bob, or lob for Rapunzel-like tresses. But that does not mean the pace of hair growth has to be sacrificed.
Get rid of those expensive, chemical leached hair products, and say hello to natural remedies before you make a pricey commitment on something that may or may not work. There is nothing like making the most of what nature has to offer.
Read on for these five easy and effective home remedies to make your hair grow faster and fuller. You will be delighted to know that most of the ingredients for these quick fixes can be readily found in your own kitchen.
1. Onion juice
This remedy is regarded as one of most effective and oldest ones. Onion juice contains sulphur that boosts collagen production in the tissues and helps in the re-growth of hair. While onion has a strong, pungent smell that starts your tears flowing, continue using it because that smell goes off just after one rinse. All you have to do is to cut a few slices of onion and squeeze out its juice, and apply it on your scalp for 10 to 15 minutes. Let it work its magic and then rinse it off with a mild shampoo.
2. Egg mask
If your hair breaks before it gets past your shoulders, an egg mask will be your saviour. Eggs contain high levels of lecithin and protein, which strengthen, nourish and heal your strands, aiding the formation of new hair. Their high sulphur content might even help your pesky dandruff problem. To make the mask, mix two eggs with two tablespoons of olive oil. If the stickiness bothers you, you can add half a cup of water to dilute the mixture. Apply the mask directly all over your hair and scalp, and leave it on for up to 30 minutes. Rinse it off with cool water and shampoo.
3. Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is another solution where you have to get past the smell. Though not as stinky as onion juice, it can be a little overpowering. Apple cider vinegar is great for your hair because it cleans away anything that might be keeping your scalp blocked. When you have a natural pH balance on your scalp, you will see that your hair grows much faster.
Before you get started, wash your hair in the shower and apply a mix of apple cider vinegar and water into your scalp, before rinse away with water. The mix can be simply made by adding one part Apple cider vinegar to nine parts water.
4. Green tea
Now you can reuse those used tea bags that you throw away daily! You will be surprised that green tea has such a wide range of benefits, and you no need to even drink it to get beautiful, fuller hair. Using an antioxidant like green tea on your scalp helps in boosting hair growth and preventing hair loss. Apply warm green tea (from the used tea bags) over your scalp while your hair is dry and leave it for an hour. Wash it off with cool water.
It has always been known that eating garlic helps to improve heart health, along with many other benefits. However, if you just want a thicker head of hair, garlic can help you out with that too. Garlic contains allicin, a compound which helps to increase the flow of haemoglobin to your scalp, leading to stronger hair. You only need to use a garlic presser to crush three to four garlic cloves and boil them in a pot with some water. While the garlic is boiling, add in some coconut or olive oil and simmer for a few minutes. Once the mixture is cool to the touch, rub it directly into the hair roots and let it sit for 10 minutes. Wash with shampoo afterwards. Do this three times weekly for optimal results.