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These 5 herbs and spices can make your hair grow faster

Published on:3 April 2021, 11:00am IST
If you’ve always wanted long and healthy tresses, just like some of the Bollywood beauties, then we have the perfect hair growth tips for you. And yes, they involve herbs and spices.
Geetika Sachdev
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Herbs and spices are your answer to quick hair growth. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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Most of us are obsessed with our hair, and yet do not take as much care as we should! Oh no, we don’t mean sitting in the salon for hours and spending big bucks on those fancy treatments. Let’s break it you—they’re going to cause more harm than good! Why may you ask? That’s because they are laden with several toxic chemicals that can damage the health of your tresses. And if you’re someone who’s always dreamt of long and healthy tresses, the best way to achieve it is by looking into your kitchen. 

Sounds bizarre? Well, it isn’t! Our kitchens are a powerhouse of solutions, and this time around, we’re going to take the help of herbs and spices to give us healthy hair. Don’t raise your eyebrows, because you’re going to thank us later! 

So, let’s find out more about herbs and spices that will help us with hair growth

1. Rosemary

Yes, most of us know this herb, more as a seasoning for our favourite pastas and pizzas! But do you know when it is combined with olive oil, it can really help your tresses grow! What’s more, it also controls premature graying, and hydrates the hair. According to a study published in the Phytotherapy Research Journal, topical use of rosemary on mice showed an improvement in hair growth by blocking excess testosterone production.

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Let your hair do the talking, rosemary will give you confidence by promoting hair growth and preventing hair loss.
2. Peppermint

This is another herb that’s helpful when it comes to hair growth. It doesn’t just moisturise the hair, but also soothes an irritated scalp. In most cases, peppermint is used as an oil that is directly applied on the scalp. It could also be consumed as tea! According to a Toxicological Research study performed on the use of peppermint oil for hair growth, results showed that by the end of four weeks, 92 percent of patients showed hair growth.

3. Aloe vera

There’s nothing that aloe vera can’t do! Yes ladies, we know how it is a miracle cure for all kinds of skin ailments, but did you know it can also help you get long tresses? You can apply aloe vera gel directly on the scalp, and massage it properly with your fingertips, so it penetrates deep within. The International Journal of PharmTech Research states that aloe vera gel has been used traditionally for hair loss, and for improvement in hair growth after alopecia.

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Aloe vera is your one-stop-shop for frizzy tresses. Image courtesy: Shutterstock.
4. Black cumin

This spice might be a staple in Indian kitchens, but it also offers great benefits for hair growth! Black cumin is a powerhouse of omega-3 and 6 biomolecules that enhance blood circulation in the scalp, thereby helping to control hair fall. And that means it encourages hair growth! If you’re someone who is struggling with dandruff, try out this remedy. It’s going to help you too!

5. Cinnamon

This spice, too, is well-known for its various health benefits, including the regulation of blood sugar levels. But who knew it could help with hair growth? Cinnamon or dalchini enhances blood circulation in the scalp and supports hair growth. It also prevents scalp infections by reducing dandruff and irritation. Create a hair pack by using cinnamon powder, honey and olive oil, and use it 2-3 times a week.

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Don’t underestimate the power of cinnamon. Image courtesy: Unsplash

So ladies, are you excited to try these herbs and spices out? Your hair will thank you!

Geetika Sachdev Geetika Sachdev

An independent writer and journalist, Geetika loves sharp and fresh humour, just like her coffee! If not writing, you'll find her cafe-hopping and raiding the best book stores in town.