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Nurture your hair: 10 natural home remedies for hair growth

Can't find a solution to hair loss and damaged hair? Try these natural ingredients. You won't be disappointed.

Written by Chandni Kumar | New Delhi |
Updated: July 20, 2016 6:26:40 pm
Portrait of a beautiful young woman with long hair and brighr black eye make-up- horizontal Want lustrous hair? Try out natural home remedies for hair growth. (Source: Flickr/usman asif)

Each one of us love our hair, there are no two ways about it. While most of us might pay constant attention to it, we have to agree that maintaining it is an ordeal in itself.

We reckon you get rid of those expensive hair products laden with chemicals and instead, say hello to the ingredients in your kitchen. Not only will they make your hair glossy but also aid in hair growth.

1_Flickr_Parveen Kumar_759_final Applying onion juice is great as it helps in the re-growth of your tresses. (Source: Flickr/Parveen Kumar)

1) Onion Juice: Onion juice works as it stimulates keratin and protein growth, which helps in the re-growth of your hair.

How to use it: Try cutting a few slices of onion and mash out its juice. Apply the juice on your scalp and leave it for about 15-20 minutes. Just make sure to rinse your hair with a mild shampoo.

2_Flickr_Keshav Pai_759 Having hair growth or hair loss problem? Apply lemon juice that is filled with vitamin C and antioxidants. (Source: Flickr/Keshav Pai)

2) Lemon juice: Rich in vitamin C and loaded with antioxidants, it is the best weapon against hair loss. Not just that, it also aids in hair growth and keeps your scalp dandruff-free.

How to use it: Before a hair wash, rinse your hair with lemon juice. Leave it on for about 30 to 45 minutes. Wash it off with a mild shampoo.

3_Ms Kat_759 Did you know that this chilled beer is the best natural home remedy for your hair growth? (Source: Flickr/Ms Kat)

3) Beer: Yes, beer is good for your hair as it contains nutrients such as malt and hops and gives your tresses a lot of strength.

How to use it: If you have flat hair, then post wash, rinse your hair with beer and let the magic work for a few minutes. Afterwards rinse it off with cold water.

5_Siddhartha Patel_759 Apple cider vinegar or white vinegar is used as a home remedy. (Source: Flickr/Siddhartha Patel)

4) White vinegar: Used for multiple purposes, white vinegar or apple cider vinegar is best for your hair growth. In addition, the property of acetic acid helps you to remove residue and make your tresses look shinier, softer and healthier.

How to use it: If you have oily scalp then before a wash, rinse with either distilled white vinegar or apple cider vinegar. Follow with a conditioner.

6_Alison Jane Hall_759 Popularly known as Arandi oil, it is rich in vitamin E, which is good for your hair. (Source: Flickr/Alison Jane Hall)

5) Castor Oil: Popularly known as Arandi oil, it is rich in vitamin E and omega 9 fatty acids. Castor oil moisturises your hair, and is best to fight scalp infections.

How to use it: Apply castor oil on your scalp, massage it well, and leave it on for about 45 minutes. Finally, rinse it off with a shampoo to get lustrous hair.

vodka tonic with lemon If you have dry hair then apply some vodka on your tresses as it removes toxins from your hair and cleanses the scalp. (Source: Flickr/Robert S. Donovan)

6) Vodka: Did you ever think vodka could be good for hair growth? Yes, vodka removes toxins from your hair, cleanses the scalp, and helps your hair grow faster.

How to use it: If you have dry hair, then post wash, rinse with vodka, mixed with a tablespoon of honey and onion juice. Wash it off after a few minutes.

7_liz west_759 Egg contains protein and is one of the best natural home remedies for hair growth. (Source: Flickr/liz west)

7) Egg: This home remedy is the quickest and the best for natural hair growth since eggs are a great source of protein and are also rich in iron, phosphorous, sulphur, selenium and zinc.

How to use it: Mix, two egg yolks with a tablespoon of olive oil. Apply the mixture for about 20 minutes. Rinse it off with water and wash your hair with a shampoo.

8_James Scott_759 Having multiple benefits, Indian gooseberry or Amla is rich in vitamin C and is very good for your hair. (Source: Flickr/James Scott)

8) Amla: Also known as Indian gooseberry, it is rich in vitamin C and nutrients. Amla prevents your hair from hair pigmentation.

How to use it: For hair growth, mix two teaspoons of amla juice or amla powder with lime juice and apply it on your hair for about 20 minutes. Rinse it off with warm water and then follow it with a mild shampoo.

9_sh.fernando_759 Suffering from hair fall and dandruff? Apply methi seed powder. (Source: Flickr/sh.fernando)

9) Methi seed powder: Also known as fenugreek, methi is rich in protein and lecithin and a very good conditioner for hair growth and dandruff.

How to use it: Grind fenugreek seeds into a paste and mix it with coconut oil. Apply it on your hair for an hour and wash it out with shampoo.

10_Pinks Bloos_759 Used for many herbal medicines, Aloe vera is great for your hair growth and it adds strength and luster to your tresses. (Source: Flickr/Pinks Bloos)

10) Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera is great for hair growth and adds strength and luster to your hair. Moreover, it protects your tresses from dandruff and keeps your hair oil and frizz-free.

How to use it: Simply, apply aloe vera gel or oil from roots to tips and wait for it to dry. Rinse it off with water.

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