Top 5 remedies for Better Hair Growth

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Have you ever noticed and compared your mother’s hair with yours?
Do you ever felt that even at her age, her scalp is much fuller than yours?  Then you are not alone.
Today, we live in a big chemical filled balloon, which is way different from the natural and safe environment our parents lived in. Starting from the air we breathe to the food that we eat, everything is much polluted these days. So much that it has started affecting the normal functioning of our body. Ironically, the products that claim to boost the health of our hair are full of toxic chemicals. And there is this need of the hour is to avoid all possible toxic chemicals and get back to our roots, in best possible natural and organic way.

Hair growth, Remedies
Natural organic way to heal the quality of Hair and promote hair growth growth

1. Amla

AMLA is known as a superfood for skin and hair. According to Ayurveda, when there is excess Pitta in the body, it can cause hair greying. Amla/gooseberry helps in natural cooling of our body from inside and hence improves its functioning. The presence of Vitamin C in Amla is well known to strengthen hair, improve lustre and prevent premature greying. Along with it, it is also loaded with iron and carotene that again promote hair growth.

If you would remember, our grandmothers would swear by the goodness of amla. They even suggested to mix it with shikakai powder and water to get a wonderful hair mask. You can easily make it at home, apply it for an hour and then wash off with normal or lukewarm water and enjoy your silky soft hair.

Neem, Hair Growth

2. Neem

Another key ingredient in most of the Ayurvedic medicines, Neem is a power-house for its numerous medicinal properties. This evergreen tree has been proven since ages and known to fight bacteria and fungi. It can be consumed in any form. If eaten then neem leaves clean the blood and help remove toxins.

But, considering its bitterness, only a few people may have the courage to do that. Alternately, you can use neem oil, or fresh leaves paste as a hair mask. The fresh neem paste/Neem Oil mask helps in eliminating dandruff. It also opens up pores that get clogged due to dandruff on our head and promote hair growth.

Aloe Vera, Promotes Hair Growth

3. Aloe Vera

We all know the benefits of Aloe vera. This cactus family, the green leafy plant has pockets which store thick jelly-like substance. This jelly or the pulp can be directly applied to the hair scalp, or you can mix it with oil to form a smooth paste.

If you choose to use it with henna, it can act as a great hair conditioner. As it soothes and norishes the dry scalp and improves the hair texture.

4. Mehandi

Mehandi or henna are leaves of a shrub with a similar name. These leaves are natural dyes that tint the hair and have been in use since ages. Additionally, they are great hair conditioning agent that softens hair. Regular use of henna checks hair loss and fosters hair growth. One can use fresh henna leaves or dried powder.

Blend the henna with amla, shikakai and a little yoghurt to make a paste and to be left overnight to mature. Next morning applies the paste along the hair length and leave it to dry for a couple of hours, wash off with cold water.

5. Yoghurt

A great hair conditioner, yoghurt has always been a regular member of the Indian hair care system. It is a great remedy for dandruff and prepares scalp to absorb nutrients from oil or other treatment.

Use it as a single agent hair mask or combine with henna, egg or oil to offer an enhanced hair care. To prevent hair fall, prepare a hair mask of curry leaves and yoghurt blended together in equal ratio. Apply this mask every week for at least an hour before shampoo.

24 thoughts on “Top 5 remedies for Better Hair Growth

  • I’ve found aloe vera and mehndi to be very helpful on hair, the others will try them out soon, thanks

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  • Awesome tips for hair growth. I’m facing hairfall these days, will try these, hopefully I should be able to control my hair fall.

  • shubhadabhide

    Simple and effective remedies! These traditional remedies work so well…Neem I didn’t know works for hair growth…

  • alpanadeo

    I used to apply only Shikakai when I was in India but after coming to the USA, it is hard to find it. I have to settle down on Oil massage and methi seeds. But the remedies you have mentioned are very effective and they are natural.

  • Nice remedies! I prefer natural options anytime over expensive hair treatments!

  • Alma and aloe vera are really best.. Hair fall is a common problem so haircare is definitely needed… Very helpful post

  • Papri Ganguly

    Alma, ritha and henna are very nourishing for hair .Thanks for sharing such amazing tips.

  • Thanks for sharing such great tips for hair growth and hair related problems. Wl try some

  • Akanksha Goel

    These days almost everyone has hairfall issues. I got it after pregnancy and my scalp has been a problem since moving abroad. Water is hard and air is so chilly here but I do agree some fruits and vegetables help a lot in retaining hair and promoting hair growth.

  • Aah….you are absolutely right… our elders have hair in such excellent condition! Thanks for sharing this information.

  • I agree that yogurt and amla can do wonders to hairs. But I always thought that Heena use could make hairs more dry. Thanks for breaking this myth

  • I’ve tried mehndi, youghurt, Amla from the list. Never tried Aloevera on my hair. Thanks for sharing helpful tips. Try Aloe Vera soon

  • Great tips for hair growth, I have almost used all of these natural ingredients for my hair care . Yogurt is apt for conditioning of the hair.

  • Yoghurt and lemon are two home ingredients which i have been using. I dint know Henna can help with hair growth too.thank you for sharing

  • NIce tips and that tips remind me of my mom remedy , she use to mix Amla,shikhai and ritha and apply on her hair that make her hair long and strong

  • Ritu Kalra

    Self care is really important for skin and hair..and these natural products are the best way to pamper the hair and nourish them so that they grow long

  • Amazing and beautiful post. Very useful natural ingredients for hair growth. Amazing is very useful to strengthens skin. Great thoughts.

  • I still remember my mom used to put amoa and some other ingredients for my hair’s in childhood…but I never tried for my daughter..will sure try again

  • I didn’t know Amla, Neem and mehandi act as a nutrient to increase hair growth. I don’t know much but I have also heard that onion oil is quite useful.


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