Homemade Remedies That Will Help Treat Your Hair During Lockdown
We spend lots of time and money piling up on the chemicals that it’s easy to forget where hair growth begins: the scalp.
Giving yourself a scalp massage is one easy way to stimulate hair growth at home. It increases the blood flow to your scalp, increases your roots’ strength and assists nutrients to reach your follicles quicker. You should treat yourself to a dry hair scalp massage, but adding a nutrient-rich oil to the mix will just double the benefits.
Using Rice Water For Hair
To be more specific, rice water, for all-natural afro hair growers. Rice seems to be the magic hair-growth ingredient everyone has been looking for. It encourages growth and strength because it contains vitamins B and C. Rice contains amino acids.
Some Asian women with long hair use rice water daily.
Soak a cup of ordinary rice in water until it turns a bit murky, or use the water from cooked rice. Leave the water to ferment overnight or for a week, then spray on hair after shampooing; or spray on as an overnight treatment, allowing hair to dry, and wash out the following day.
It can be sprayed on daily but be wary of excessive use as a surplus of protein can leave hair very dry.
Using lemon to alleviate an itchy scalp
Winter is here and your scalp may tend to be itchier. To avoid dryness this winter, use a combination of lemon juice and olive oil in your hair. The acidity in lemon juice gets rid of your scalp of any loose, dry skin flakes, while the skin on your head is moisturized by the olive oil.
How to use:
Blend two tablespoons of fresh lemon juice, two tablespoons of olive oil and two tablespoons of water. Once mixed, rub them into a moist scalp. Let the mixture sit for 20 minutes, then wash your hair with shampoo. Treatment can be given every other week.
Boost your hair shine with tea
If you’ve noticed your hair looks a little dull lately, black tea is a perfect way to add a revitalized shine to your locks. If you’re a tea drinker already, then this at-home cure will be super easy to add to your routine. Bonus: black tea is also known for helping with curl loss.
How to use:
Brew some black tea and let it sit until it cools. Pour the tea over your head, and allow it to sit for 10 minutes. Wash out the tea and enjoy your beautiful hair.
Eggs are beneficial for all hair types
“The egg is the best of all worlds,” says Janice Cox, author of Natural Beauty at Home. “The yolk, which is rich in fats and proteins, is naturally moisturising while the white, which includes enzymes that kill bacteria, absorbs excessive oils,” she says.
How to use:
Use the whole egg to treat natural hair; use egg whites only to treat oily hair; use egg yolks only to humidify dry, brittle hair.
Mix about 1/2 cup of whatever egg mixture is best for you, and add to clean, moist hair. If you don’t have enough egg to coat your scalp and hair, use more when needed. Keep on for 20 minutes, clean with cool water (to prevent “cooking” eggs) and clean hair with shampoo. Whole egg and yolks-only treatments can be applied once a month, while only whites can be applied every two weeks, says Cox.
Using Castor oil To Treat Your Hair
A well-known laxative that most children run away from but naturalists love. It is used as an ingredient in many hair growth oils, mixed with peppermint for a more pleasant scent.
Apply evenly on hair and scalp as a weekly treatment or to remedy thinning hair, provided the cause of thinning doesn’t involve hormones or traction alopecia due to tight hairstyle that pull the hair out at the base of the scalp.
Castor oil can help hair look and feel healthier and reach maximum growth potential. Apply non-flavoured castor oil to dry scalp and hair as often as possible.
Other benefits of using natural remedies for hair
• No side effects
• Safe for the skin or scalp
• Free from irritants and synthetics
• Environmentally friendly
If your hair is long and silky, short and fluffy or somewhere in between, these ingredients will keep your hair gleaming and healthy for days to come, no matter what life, or the weather, throws at you.