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Put your trust in these 3 DIY hair treatments that promise faster hair growth

Instead of using chemical-laden hair treatments, trust these 3 DIY hair masks with natural ingredients as home remedies for hair growth.
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Give your tresses the love they deserve. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Geetika Sachdev Updated: 30 Apr 2021, 15:47 pm IST
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Every time you watch models and celebrities flaunt their long and luscious tresses on TV, do you silently pray, “I wish I had such hair”? Well, that’s almost all of us. A shiny, healthy mane is the dream of so many women, and that’s why they end up spending big bucks on those chemical treatments and hair products. What we don’t realise is that all these products promise so much, but they end up damaging our hair much more! Why may you ask? Because they are loaded with chemicals! 

So how about scouting for some natural ingredients in your own kitchen? Yes, we’re talking about home remedies for hair growth. Some of the most unassuming foods that we find at home can work their magic on your mane. If you are someone who is struggling with dry and brittle hair that is prone to breakage, then we’ve got for you some amazing DIY masks! They will help you resolve your concerns, and at the same time, promote hair growth! 

Trust us, you won’t be able to keep yourself away from them! Ready to find out about these home remedies for hair growth? Let’s go!

1. Castor oil mask

If you suffer from hair thinning, then you must certainly opt for this mask! Castor oil has been popular for generations because of its nutrient-rich properties for both the skin and hair. It is rich in fatty acids and also contains microbial properties that make it a miracle cure for all kinds of hair concerns.

Home remedies for hair growth
Suffer from dry hair during winter months? Try out these tips now. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

To make the mask:

1. Put one teaspoon cold-pressed castor oil in a small bowl.
2. Heat it in the microwave for about 10 seconds. Remember it shouldn’t be boiling hot, just warm enough.
3. Using your fingertips, just massage the oil into your scalp and down the hair shaft.
4. Leave it on for 15 minutes, rinse well, and then shampoo.

2. Avocado and banana hair mask

Avocado is not just great for your gut, but also for your hair! It is rich in omega-3, amino acids, as well as vitamins A, D, E and B6. That means your hair gets all the nutrients, and grows in no time. What’s more, when avocado combines with banana, it provides your hair with all the hydration, and makes it shinier and voluminous!

To make the mask:

1. Mash together one medium-sized ripe avocado and a small ripe banana.
2. Add one tablespoon each of olive oil and wheat germ oil to this paste.
3. Gently massage this hair mask into your hair, making sure you cover the roots and tips.
4. After 30 minutes, rinse with cold water and shampoo.

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3. Amla, coconut oil and shikakai powder hair mask

Gooseberry, also called amla, is rich in vitamin C, antioxidants, as well as flavonoids that help you with a healthy scalp. That means your hair will grow much faster, and its texture is also likely to improve. On the other hand, coconut oil has always been the miracle elixir for your tresses, so no wonder this ingredient features here! Shikakai helps to strengthen your hair follicles.

To make the mask:

1. Mix one tablespoon each of amla and shikakai powder in two tablespoons of coconut oil and bring to a boil.
2. After straining this oil, massage it onto your scalp before going to bed.
3. In the morning, wash your hair with shampoo.

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