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5 Natural Remedies For Hair Growth For Men and Women



Wanting to maintain the health of your hair isn’t synonymous to any gender. Women and men both strive to have a healthy crown. Across cultures, there are many universal tips when it comes to aiding hair growth. You have to avoid unnecessary hair manipulation with combs and brushes. Then, there is the “no heat” rule for extended periods of time. If you are going to use heat, use it minimally and turn down the temperature. Pairing these tips with a good hair growth remedy is a start to your hair growth journey. Improving your hair takes time; it’s not an easy fix. Although, over time these natural remedies have been proven to stimulate growth and promote strength.


Black Castor Oil


Black castor oil is widely associated with producing rapid hair growth. Black castor oil is made by roasting castor beans and using the heat to extract the oil. This process originated from Jamaica that is why you will often hear “Jamacian Black Castor Oil”. It’s rich and dark in color and can be used as a hot oil treatment or moisturizer with a carrier oil. According to Very Well Health, the castor bean (Ricinus communis) produces castor oil that is rich in ricinoleic acid, a type of fatty acid found to fight inflammation. When applied to the scalp, it’s purported to enhance the health of the hair follicles and, in turn, promote hair growth and protect against hair loss.


Rosemary


Rosemary has anti-inflammatory properties that help to improve circulation and promote nerve growth. In a 2015 trial men and women subjects with androgenetic alopecia were used to see if rosemary oil was just as effective as the prescription drug minoxidil in protecting against hair loss. The study resulted in rosemary oil performing like minoxidil. Use rosemary oil with a carrier oil to massage into the scalp. Rosemary can also be boiled with water and stored in a spray bottle for spot treatment on the scalp or edges of the hairline.


Fenugreek


Fenugreek seeds are rich in iron and protein. According to Healthline, They also contain a unique composition of plant compounds, including flavonoids and saponins. These compounds are presumed to induce hair growth due to their anti-inflammatory and antifungal effects. Fenugreek seeds can be soaked overnight and used as a paste or hair mask paired with a hair growth oil.


Aloe Vera


When you slice open the aloe vera plant, you get this slimy meat on the inside. This is golden for scalp stimulation in protecting against hair loss. According to Healthline, aloe vera works in reducing dandruff and unblocking hair follicles that may have build-up from excess oil. A 1998 study revealed that the fatty acids in aloe vera have anti-inflammatory properties to fight dandruff. Aloe vera contains vitamins A,C and E contributing to healthy hair cell turnover. Massage aloe vera into the scalp on wash day, rinse it out and continue with your shampoo and conditioner routine.


Onion


The juice of an onion. Yep, you read correctly. Onion has been proven to treat alopecia areata by promoting hair growth. Onion juice is known to improve blood flow circulation to the scalp. You can extract the juice from an onion by blending it and squeeze out the juice with cheesecloth. Apply to your scalp and leave it for at least 15 minutes. Continue with your wash day normally with shampoo and conditioner.


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