Have you ever had the sudden urge to chop your hair off, went through with it, and completely regretted it the day after? Yep been there a million times in the past.
Well, if you want your hair to grow like Rapunzel’s, have a read of my article for the best hacks for growing your hair out quickly!
How Does Your Hair Grow?
Hair is cells made up of proteins and is grown by blood cells in your scalp, which causes the hair from the follicle to push through the skin, creating a nice head of hair!
This also creates and pushes out natural oils, which help protect the hair; however, too much can lead to a greasy finish.
Once the hair leaves the skin, the protein cells are dead, meaning once your hair is damaged, it cannot be repaired - so it's good to keep a routine of cutting your hair.
DIY Remedies You Can Do
Here are some of the best DIY ways to grow your hair at home without the need of spending extra money on expensive procedures!
Onion juice contains sulfur and can help massively with hair loss and promote hair growth when added to the scalp.
The onion juice helps the hair receive extra sulfur and helps the scalp produce collagen, which helps keep your skin healthy on your head, making your hair look thicker and grow quicker.
All you have to do is chop up onions into small pieces and squeeze the juice from the onions.
Collect the juice and filter it through, so you don’t get pieces of onion trapped in your hair!
Place the juice onto your scalp, massage it in, and leave it there.
Adding this twice a day onto the scalp is one of the most effective ways to achieve fast hair growth at home.
The Vitamin C in lemon juice helps the hair produce more collagen, which helps the skin stay healthy and stimulates hair growth.
You can add pure lemon juice to the scalp for 15 to 30 minutes before washing with shampoo to help achieve faster hair growth.
You can also make a hair mask with pure Aloe Vera Gel and lemon juice by mixing them and keeping them on the hair for, again, 15-30 minutes before washing it off with shampoo/conditioner.
Rice water is not only beneficial to achieve a healthy-looking head of hair, but it also helps stimulate hair growth.
It works because it contains amino acids and is high in Vitamins B & C, which help keep your skin on the scalp healthy and strengthen the hair, promoting hair growth.
You can use rice water in different ways to help your hair.
You can either use boiled rice water instead of throwing it in the sink after you have cooked. Let it cool and add to your hair, massaging the scalp and leaving it in your hair.
Rice water cleanses the hair, so no need to wash it out!
You can also use normal rice water by simply placing rice into a bowl, add two times more water than rice, and then letting it sit for 30 minutes.
Once you have let it sit for 30 minutes, remove the rice and place it onto your head.
Best Products To Help With Hair Growth
If you don't want to hassle yourself with DIY and simply get products, have a read below of some of the best products that can help stimulate hair growth:
Caffeine based shampoo/conditioner - caffeine can help boost hair growth as it helps produce more APT hormones, which battles DHT hormones that cause hair loss.
Peppermint oil helps blood circulation in the scalp, which promotes hair growth. You can do this by adding peppermint oil to your hair products or directly to your hair.
Coconut oil is perfect for hair growth, as the fatty acids penetrate the hair shaft and help keep the proteins in your hair.
Fish oil supplements are beneficial as they are filled with nutrients and proteins that help with overall body health and stimulate hair growth.
Pumpkin Seed Oil supplements are perfect for hair growth as they help battle DHT hormones that cause hair loss.
Aloe Vera Gel/Aloe Vera-based products can help stimulate hair growth as it helps smoothen the scalp and remove dandruff and excess oils, which could be slowing down your hair growth.
Many natural plant products can help your hair grow, but most of them are based on the following things:
1. Providing the body and scalp with natural nutrients
2. Keeping the scalp healthy and smooth
So ultimately, test around with different products and see which ones work best for you!