Looking for faster hair growth? Add these ingredients to your regular shampooUpdated on: 17 March 2021, 15:12 pm IST
There is possibly no debate around whether you want your hair to grow fast or not. The answer is always a “yes”. Though having healthy and thick hair is desirable, it is often not possible to achieve due to factors such as pollution and hectic lifestyle. Therefore, our hair needs a lot of attention, and due care can be ensured by a step as simple as washing the hair regularly.
While washing the hair is advisable, what is important is what kind of products are being used to wash the hair so as to promote faster hair growth. Well, look no further, as you could add a few natural ingredients to your shampoo to receive added benefits that can keep hair problems at bay and accelerate hair growth.
So, here are some natural ingredients you could add to your shampoo to promote hair growth and get shiny and strong hair:
1. Essential Oils
Lavender, rosemary, peppermint, and tea tree oils are well-known essential oils that have multiple benefits for your hair.
- Add 3-4 drops of an essential oil of your choice to your regular shampoo.
- Mix it well and apply it like a normal shampoo.
- Wash your hair and repeat the process every 2-3 days to promote hair growth.
Their benefits include treating scalp conditions, reducing hair damage, and increasing blood flow into hair follicles, thus promoting hair growth.
2. Olive and castor oil
Olive oil and castor oil are well known among the hair care community, as they are the best natural ingredients that can do wonders for your hair.
- Add 1 spoon of olive or castor oil into your shampoo.
- Stir well, use it as a shampoo to your hair.
The growth ingredients in these oils help to promote smooth and strong strands, reduce hair fall, and strengthen your hair to grow naturally.
3. Onion, lemon and aloe vera juice
There are a number of ingredients available at home that promote hair growth such as onion, aloe vera, and lemon. Onion (1 tbsp), for instance, provides sulfur, which supports strong and thick hair and prevents hair loss. Lemon (½ tbsp), is rich in vitamin C and soluble fibre which contain antifungal and antimicrobial properties, helping to reduce scalp infection and giving the hair a deeper cleanse. Aloe Vera (1 tbsp), keeps strands moisturized, hydrated, eliminates dandruff, accelerates hair growth and promotes shine.
- Mix the juice of the ingredient of your choice with the shampoo.
- Shake it well and apply it to your scalp, give a massage to your hair and then wash it off.
4. Liquid concoctions
Certain liquid concoctions such as rose water, rice water, and apple cider vinegar offer various hair care benefits. Rosewater (1 tbsp), moisturizes the hair, helps maintain pH levels and reduces excess oil on the scalp. Rice water is packed with amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that strengthen your hair. Apple cider vinegar contains essential vitamins and minerals that eliminates frizz and itchiness of the scalp.
- Add 2-3 drops of the concoction of your choice to your shampoo.
- Mix it well then apply to the scalp and massage. Followed by washing it off the hair
So ladies, try these additions to your shampoo to see what works best for your hair and get ready to receive the benefits of the natural ingredients.