I surely believe that everybody loves to have thick, long and lustrous hair and are ready to undertake various hair growth treatments for fulfilling there dreams. But there is no shortcut to attaining it, as the hair grows on an average of half an inch per month. As you know, hair growth depends a lot on your healthy life, genetic factors and well being. It can be boosted by sustaining healthy hair through a nutritious diet and proper health care.
Unfortunately, nowadays as you may have noticed, many people suffer from one or the other type of hair issues. They suffer from excessive hair loss due to many causes such as hormonal imbalance, genetics, nutritional deficiencies, stress, excessive use of heating tools, etc.
Since we are aware, that science is making great advancement in various fields. It has progressed by leap and bounds in the field of hair transplant. I would recommend you visit hair specialist for severe hair loss as it is better to solve the problem at an early stage. You will find the best doctor for hair transplant in Mumbai who are highly experienced and have state of art infrastructure.
Hair transplant in Mumbai is affordable and easily available to the general public. Mumbai being a big metropolis is easily accessible from all over the world.
Here I have listed some of the therapies and home remedies which can help nourish your hair and stimulate hair growth.
Essential oils for healthy scalp and hair
Essential oils which are highly concentrated and potent have therapeutic and medicinal properties. These oils which are extracted from the various parts of the trees and plants work wonders for the hair. I would suggest that you should never use essential oil directly on the scalp as they are highly concentrated. Mix them with carrier oils like jojoba, olive, almond, coconut oil, etc.
Uses of essential oils:
• Encourage healthy hair growth
• Strengthen and nourish hair shaft
• Soothe irritated scalp
• Minimize dandruff
• Normalize the function of sebaceous glands
Some essential oils are listed below
The highly versatile lavender oil helps to balance the natural scalp oils. It has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties which soothes dry, flaky scalp and nourishes it. Frequent massage with this oil reduces hair loss making it soft and shiny.
Lavender oil helps to eases tension and stress as it is an anti depressant and mildly sedative.
Rosemary oil is one of the best oils for boosting hair growth and I really agree with it. It is rich in antioxidants which help to remove free radicals that are responsible for hair thinning and gray hair. It increases the blood flow to the scalp and encourages hair growth. So you see, rosemary oil is very effective in treating oily skin, dandruff, itchiness and scalp irritation. This oil improves alertness and memory also.
Vetiver (khus) oil
This oil is procured from the roots of khus grass. It has the property to cool and soothe the mind and body. Hence, this property is very beneficial to fight against hair loss which occurs due to the heat in the body. It is used as a remedy for oily skin and acne.
Nutritious food which boost hair growth
According to me, certain food can make your hair healthy and strong. Protein should form an important part of your diet because hair is mostly made up it. Any nutritional deficiencies can result in dryness, dandruff, brittleness and hair loss.
Read further to know some of the food that stimulates hair growth:
This fish contains vitamin D, protein and omega-3 fatty acids, all of which promote healthy hair growth and keep your hair clean.
They contain about five and a half times more vitamin C than the oranges. Therefore, yellow peppers are excellent for the hair as they contain vitamin C which is an antioxidant that strengthens the hair shaft and follicles and also prevents breakage.
It is a good source of omega 3 fatty acids and also contains biotin. The egg yolk aids in growing and making your hair beautiful and long. Having too much of egg whites can block the absorption of biotin in your body causing depletion of it.
They are loaded with beta carotene which promotes healthy scalp and hair growth.
Have few seeds of sunflower as they can provide you with abundance of vitamin E which increases blood flow to the scalp and encourages faster hair growth.
Yoga for hair growth
You can’t deny the fact that yoga is beneficial for the overall health. It also blesses you with healthy and attractive skin and hair. I have briefly discussed certain poses that can work wonders for your hair.
This pose, also called as standing forward bend pose ensures abundance flow of blood to the scalp. So this helps in hair growth and it also de-stresses by releasing tension and anxiety which may be the cause behind hair loss.
First of all, stand straight with your feet placed next to each other, inhale deeply and while exhaling lift your hand, bend forward and touch your heel or the floor. Stay in that position for a few breaths and while inhaling release the pose and stand straight.
Also known as rabbit pose; it improves blood circulation to the scalp and stimulates hair growth.
Sit on your knees with your hips placed on the heels and then stretch your hands backwards so that you can touch the heels while bending your head on the floor. Inhale and lift your hips up and remain in that position for 5 breaths and then exhale and leave the pose and shift to the child pose.
Known as camel pose, it directs the blood flow to the scalp. This pose benefits the thyroid glands. Let me inform you that hair fall may also occur due to abnormalities in the thyroid glands.
Sit on your knee and move back the upper part of your body. Place your hand on the waist with the fingers in the front and thumb facing the back. Bend backward and try and touch the heels with your hand. Your face should be gazing at the ceiling. Breathe normally and remain in this position for a few seconds and then exhale and release the pose. Relax while sitting in the balasana pose.
Hair mask to boost hair growth
I highly recommend natural remedies for hair growth; they have no side effects, are easily available in your kitchen and are affordable. They are very effective in enhancing hair growth and making your hair soft and shiny.
Egg mask is very effective for growing thick hair. Egg whites have healing properties which is great for dull hair as they replenish and restore the softness of the hair. Most of you will be aware that egg is rich in high level of proteins, iron, sulphur, zinc, iodine and phosphorus which makes it highly beneficial for your hair.
Begin with taking two eggs, remove the yolk and apply the egg whites to your hair. Leave it for 15 minutes and then shampoo your hair using lukewarm water. Never use hot water as it will cook the egg on your hair. This mask will make your hair look healthier and shinier instantly and if used frequently it will aid in making your hair grow faster.
Egg, olive oil and honey mix
This is a very potent natural hair remedy which is excellent for the hair. The mask whic h is prepared by combining egg, olive oil and honey is amazing as honey restores dry, brittle and damaged hair. It helps to lock the moisture in the hair and the nutrients and antioxidants present in it promote hair growth. Olive oil restricts the production of DTH hormone which narrows the follicle shafts, thus boosting hair growth. Olive oil helps to balance the damage caused by styling products and improves the health of your scalp by trying to eliminate bacteria, fungi and dandruff.
In a bowl mix one egg white with one teaspoon of olive oil and honey each. Apply this mask on your hair and scalp and let it stay for 20 minutes before washing it off with shampoo and cold water.
Coconut oil and curry leaves
Hair remedies are incomplete without the addition of curry leaves. Curry leaves triggers hair growth and averts premature graying of hair. I would suggest that you should eat curry leaves as they are good for the hair. Coconut oil is very beneficial for arresting hair loss and encouraging hair growth. The fatty acids in it bind with the hair proteins to protect the hair and prevent breakage. Coconut oil penetrates the hair shaft and seals the moisture in the hair so that they are protected from heat and pollution.
Boil half a cup of coconut oil with 7-8 fresh curry leaves but take care not to burn the leaves. Black residue will form which should be applied to the hair. Use this remedy twice a week as it helps in hair growth and also prevents gray hair.
Natural cleansers for hair
Do you know that shampoos and conditioners contain harsh chemicals? They cause more harm than good when used in excess. Therefore, it is necessary that you should use natural hair cleansers. Firstly, they are good for your hair as it provides more shine, volume and vitality to it. Secondly, they also help to eliminate dandruff and arrest hair fall. Finally, the most important thing is that it is free from harsh chemicals.
Soapnut berries or Reetha
It has been used to clean and maintain healthy hair since ages. It contains natural detergents which make it a good cleanser and it also adds shine and body to your hair making them feel smooth and thicker. Reetha has antifungal and antibacterial properties which will help to make your scalp healthy and clean.
How to use:
Take 1to 2 tablespoons of reetha powder and mix it with hot water to make a runny paste. Leave it for 5 to 10 minutes before using it. Massage the scalp and hair with this mixture and let it stay for 5 minutes before washing it off.
Note – Reetha can be drying for the hair if used on its own, so mix it with equal amount of shikakai powder.
Baking soda being the weakest alkaline is great for the hair as it very gently clarifies the hair from chemical buildup.
Mix one tablespoon of baking soda to one cup water. After soaking the hair with water add this mixture to the scalp and massage it well. Rinse it off after a few minutes.
Note – You can use apple cider vinegar in place of a conditioner to detangle the hair, seal the cuticles and stabilize the pH level of the hair.
Mix one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to one cup water and use it accordingly on the hair ends. Rinse it off after a few seconds.
The above home remedies and therapies will help to make your hair healthy and boost hair growth. Most important, be happy, avoid stress and take good care of yourself.