Good and Thick hair definitely helps a person to look good but to grow them has become a challenge for everyone. Studies have found that the speed of hair growth is approximately half an inch per month. Nowadays hair loss has become a major problem because of the reasons like work stress, unhealthy diet, hectic lifestyle etc and unfortunately, there is no shortcut for growing them. However, there are some natural ways which can help them to grow faster without having harmful consequences. Some of the natural ways are discussed as below-
1) Egg Mask
As we know that eggs are one of the greatest sources of protein which plays a very important role in hair growth. Egg mask is prepared by mixing an egg with few drops of olive oil or lavender oil. You can also add one cup of milk and few drops of lemon to it. Apply this mixture to your scalp and leave it for 15-20 minutes. After this, wash your hair with shampoo and cold water. You can apply this mask once or twice a month and you will be able to notice the change in the texture of your hair.
2) Amla or Gooseberry
Rich in Vitamin c, this fruit, when combined with lime juice, greatly helps in hair growth by strengthening them and also improves its color. You can either apply it to your scalp and leave it for half an hour or consume it daily in the morning. Amla works as antioxidants and can also be used in massaging hair.
3) Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe Vera is rich in nutrients and helps in repairing dead skin cells which gradually slows down hair loss. Aloe vera gel can be obtained easily by peeling the leaf and extracting gel from it. Apply this gel on your scalp and leave it for an hour. Finally, wash your hair with shampoo. This can be applied twice or thrice in a week and proteolytic enzymes present in aloe vera will help in hair growth.
Yogurt helps in restoring pH balance of the scalp and it removes any fungal infection present in your hair. Applying yogurt once a week will help in growing hair healthy by nourishing it. Mixing yogurt with fenugreek can also be a great combination in maintaining scalp health.
5) Oil Massage
Massaging hair with oil twice a week, keeping it overnight and then washing them next morning will help in growing hair naturally. Coconut oil alone or mixed with sage oil/ lavender oil/ olive oil/ castor oil/ almond oil can be used for hair massage. It removes dryness from hair by restoring moisture content of the hair. Various antioxidants oils like tea tree oil can also be added to coconut oil for accelerating hair growth.
Apart from the above-mentioned remedies, it is very important to include proteins, vitamins, and minerals rich food in your diet. What you eat directly affects your health and avoiding nutritional deficiencies can affect hair growth abnormally. Eating more of salads, omega-3 rich foods and drinking fresh fruit and vegetable juices are good not only for your hair growth but also for general health. With the above natural ways and little change in your diet, you will definitely notice your hair grow faster, stronger and shiner.