Have you been thinking about different home remedies for hair growth? If so, I don’t blame you!
It is true many black hair products can be damaging, it’s very important for us black women to take good care of our hair. Natural treatments and remedies can help dry and damaged hair flourish. These simple home treatments can help us to grow our hair out and get it looking healthy again.
Strengthening Hair With Food and Supplements
Although black hair is naturally coarse, very often, our hair is often more brittle than it is supposed to be. This is because many women are not getting enough nutrition. Just like the rest of the body, hair needs vitamins and nutrients in order to stay healthy.
Women should try to make sure they eat a diet that is nutrient rich. Fruits and vegetables, especially dark, leafy greens, can do a lot to improve hair health. An improved diet will strengthen your hair and make it far easier to comb.
For some women, dietary changes aren’t enough. In these cases, taking a hair-improving supplement can be a big help. Vitamin C and Biotin have both been shown to improve the strength of our hair and aid in its growth.
Home Remedies For Hair Growth: Use Natural Oils
Because black hair tends to be dry, it is important to seal in and protect the moisture that it does have. Natural oils, such as coconut oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil, almond oil and black caster oil, can be extremely beneficial to hair.
Even common household products, like extra virgin olive oil, can have a positive effect.
It is best to apply the oils to your hair after it has been dampened with water. It will help seal in the water leaving your hair with more moisture and shine. It can also penetrate hair strands, making them stronger and softer.
Home Remedies For Hair Growth: Scalp Massages
When it comes to hair growth, it is important to ensure that your scalp is getting plenty of blood flow. It can stimulate growth and can help thicken thinning edges. Scalp massages may sound tiresome, but they are actually quite simple. Move your fingers gingerly around your scalp in a circular motion for 20 to 30 minutes.
When your hair is being grown out, your ends can become very brittle and fragile. Our hair can become very prone to snagging on materials. It is important to style hair in a way that will mitigate this damage and minimize the need for trims.
Because of this, it is smart for women to wear their hair in protective styles, such as braids, up-dos, and twists, while they grow out their hair. Any style that keeps the ends of the hair tucked away will help to protect ends and keep hair healthy as it grows out.
Home Remedies For Hair Growth: Homemade Conditioner
Because so many hair care products are full of chemicals, knowing how to make a homemade conditioner can be a big asset. A basic moisturizing conditioner can easily be made from common household products.
To make a deep conditioner: combine 1/2 cup honey, 1 1/2 cups water, 1/2 cup coconut milk, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Blend the ingredients in a food processor and then warm it slightly over the stove or in the microwave. If the product is hot to the touch, it will need to cool for a few minutes before it can be used.
The product should be applied to damp hair from the root to the tip then covered with a plastic shower cap. The conditioner should remain on your hair for at least an hour before it is washed away. This treatment can be used once a week.
The more natural the product the better it is for your hair. Be sure to eat right and get plenty of exercise. Experiment with a few of these remedies to get your hair healthy and looking great again.
Stephany Lehman is a skin care and natural health enthusiast. She helps to run a site, AriaStarrBeauty.com that shares her passion and commitment to organic skin and beauty care.