7 awesome home treatments for healthy hair

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5c43a32b581f86f14b9e985f15ff74ccAlmost everyone has some issues with their hair. It could be hair fall, thinning, dry hair, balding, dandruff, just to name a few. Researchers attribute these issues to hormonal imbalances, physical or emotional stress, allergies, nutritional deficiencies, wrong use of wrong hair care products among other factors.

It is true that there is a huge range of shampoos and conditioners available in the market, but hair products and treatments are very expensive these days. They may make your hair look lustrous and voluminous, but only for a short while. Moreover, one is never sure about the long term effects of that chemical on your hair and scalp.

Actually, there is no need to go for expensive treatments and products when there is a variety of home and natural remedies available right in your home! You not only save your time, money and efforts, but are also likely to achieve better results. The best thing is that there are no risks as these remedies are completely natural.

Now you can be confident of getting that luster and shine back into your hair! Check out these top home treatments for hair care.

  1. Bananas And Honey

Mix the pulp of a banana with 2-3 teaspoons of honey in a bowl. Apply the mixture onto your hair carefully, starting from the root to the tip. Leave the hair mask for about 15-20 minutes. Wash off with a good herbal shampoo.

How it works: This combination is simply great for healthy hair. Bananas are rich in potassium and thus help in improving the natural health of your hair. It gives your hair more elasticity so that it is less brittle and does not break easily. Honey can work wonders for your hair and can prevent hair fall as well as repair damaged hair.

This treatment is great to prevent dry and damaged hair. Women who color their hair should use this mask once a week.

  1. Egg

Eggs have been known to be used as a natural conditioner. Take an egg and whisk it in a bowl. You can add a few drops of honey or oil if you want. Apply the mixture to your hair roots and leave it on for 20 minutes. Massage the mixture to your scalp thoroughly. Wash off with plain water first and then a good shampoo. You may hate the smell, but you will love the results!

How it works: Eggs not only help prevent hair fall, but make your hair shiny too. They offer a regular protein treatment for the scalp and hair that is essential for thicker hair. One can use this protein treatment once a week.

  1. Lemon Juice, Neem And Olive Oil/ Coconut Oil

Take a little Olive or Coconut oil and add freshly squeezed lemon juice. Make a paste of freshly plucked Neem leaves and mix it in to the above mixture. Apply the paste to your scalp, massaging lightly. Leave it on for about 15 minutes and then wash off with a mild shampoo.

How it works: The mixture of Lemon Juice, Neem, and Olive Oil/ Coconut oil is simply great to get rid of any residue build up on the scalp and will keep the hair dandruff-free. Follow this remedy every other week and rid yourself of itchy sensations on the scalp.

  1. Strawberries and Mayonnaise

Take about 6-8 strawberries and mash them in one tablespoon of mayonnaise. Massage the paste into washed hair. Cover with a shower cap, and leave it on for about half an hour. Wash your hair again with a combination of a good quality shampoo and conditioner.

How it works: This delicious mix of rich berries with mayonnaise will leave your hair well-conditioned, and you will simply love the rich gloss and bouncy feel. Follow the treatment weekly.

  1. Aloe Vera

For those looking for thicker hair, go for a very popular ingredient well known for is moisturizing quality, aloe vera. Take one or two aloe vera leaves and extract the soft gel. Mix it with olive oil or apply it right to the scalp. Let it sit on the hair for 30 minutes before rinsing your hair with lukewarm water.

How it works: One can apply this aloe vera treatment on a regular basis to enjoy better hair growth and healthy hair.

  1. Potatoes And Onions

You are probably thinking as to how these humble onions and potatoes can make hair grow faster and healthier. Well, these foods are excellent for promoting hair growth and are perfect for your hair.

Extract the juice of a potato and onion. If you want, add a little bit of honey or apply the juice directly to the scalp and the damp hair. Wash with warm water after 30 minutes. You should be able to see quick results in just within a few weeks!

How it works: Onions and potatoes are a great long-term solution and can encourage your hair to grow longer and thicker. The hair and scalp get the nutrients and vitamins it needs, spurring healthy hair growth on your scalp.

  1. Hot Oil Massage

Make a good combination of different oils such as coconut oil, olive oil, almond oil, castor oil, and Vitamin E oil. You can use those oils individually or mix them together according to your preferences. These oils give all the nutrients and vitamins to the skin, and add shine to your hair.

The best remedy is to go for a hot oil massage that will nourish and strengthen the hair. Heat the oil slightly, and massage the oil into your hair for about half an hour and leave it on for an hour before shampooing off with warm water.

How it works: Your hair will grow at a much faster rate because of these hair growth oils that will also strengthen your tresses. You can use this oil massage twice a week.

 

Apart from following those awesome home remedies for your hair, follow a healthy lifestyle. Have good nutrition, exercise regularly, and avoid using chemical based shampoos and conditioners that can damage the hair.

 

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