Do you want to know how to make your hair grow faster? I hear you! I’ve rounded up the best homemade remedies that promote hair growth as well as keep your hair soft and shiny!
How to Make Your Hair Grow Faster: Easy Homemade Remedies
There’s always a price to pay for beauty. Those hair color treatments and daily hair straightening/curling regimen aren’t helping your tresses retain its much-needed moisture. Now, we are more prone to suffering from hair breakage, dull and dry hair, frizzy hair, and worst, hair fall! As they say, your hair is your crowning glory, so there’s no excuse not to take care of your hair. As much as possible, we’d like to stay away from any chemicals and stick to all-natural ingredients. Check out these easy homemade remedies on how to make your hair grow faster… and more beautiful too.
DISCLAIMER: Do take note that I cannot guarantee the same effect on everyone and please always proceed with caution.
1. Rosemary and Coconut Oil Hair Mask
Rosemary is known for its ability to stimulate hair follicles to produce new hair, while coconut oil is known for its hair conditioning properties.
Just mix 2 tsp. of rosemary leaves and ¾ cup of coconut oil and heat them in a saucepan for around 25 minutes in low heat. Stir frequently to avoid burning the coconut oil. Strain the mixture and put in a small container. Add one tsp. of Vitamin E oil if you have some.
Apply on wet hair with a comb and cover hair with a shower cap. You can leave it for an hour to overnight depending on your preference. Once you’re ready to wash, rinse hair with warm water. Keep the leftover hair mask in the fridge. The shelf life for this is around 10 days.
2. Egg and Olive Oil Hair Mask
Egg and olive oil are both high in fat, which makes them good hair moisturizers. In addition, the protein in egg yolk also helps strengthen the hair.
Start by separating the egg yolk from the egg white. Usually, one egg yolk will do. But if you have long hair, you might as well use two yolks for this hair mask. Once the yolk is separated, mix 1 tsp. of olive oil (per egg yolk). Blend well and apply on hair.
Gently massage the hair mask on your hair. If you think that you’ve covered everything, cover your hair with a shower cap. You can leave it on for at least an hour. Rinse with lukewarm water as hot water can easily cook the egg (we don’t want that to happen!).
This is a hair mask that I tried a while back and I must admit, it made my hair softer and more moisturized. I can still feel the effect 3 days after applying the hair mask. But I told my sister to try it out and unfortunately, it didn’t have the same effect, so she tried other hair masks instead. But yes, what may work for me may not work for you, but it is worth a try.
3. Aloe Vera and Essential Oils Hair Mask
Aloe Vera is one of our hair’s best friends. It offers so many benefits like promoting hair growth, hair conditioning, and even helping get rid of dandruff.
In a small bowl, mix 4 oz. Aloe Vera gel with 4 oz. water and stir lightly. Pour the mixture into a jar or spray bottle and shake well. You can add five to ten drops of your favorite essential oil into the mixture.
For the application, simply spray onto the hair whenever you like. This is a great hair mask for people who suffer from hair thinning and hair fall.
4. Honey and Olive Oil Hair Mask
Both honey and olive oil are emollient ingredients, which mean that they’re great for sealing moisture in the hair. Packed with antioxidant properties, this hair mask will strengthen the hair, helping it prevent hair fall and other types of hair damage.
Mix 5 tbsp. of olive oil and a few drop of honey together in a small bowl. Whisk until you get the hair mask consistency that you prefer.
Apply the mixture on damp hair and make sure the hair mask is distributed evenly. Cover hair with a shower cap for at least 90 minutes. For rinsing, use shampoo and lukewarm water to clean the hair mask from your hair completely.
We always have honey at home so this was an easy hair mask for me to make. I loved the effect on my hair; my hair was softer and more manageable. However, I’ve read that there are people who are allergic to honey so if you’re one of those, please don’t try this anymore even if it’s just on your hair. There are other hair masks you can try. It is always better to be safe than sorry.
5. Lemon and Olive Oil Hair Mask
As we may all know, lemons are packed with Vitamin C, which helps improve the production of collagen in the hair. Lemon may be acidic in nature, but it is that quality that also helps tighten hair follicles, thus, preventing hair fall and unclogging hair follicles.
To make this hair mask, mix 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice, 2 tbsp. olive oil, and 2 tbsp. water. Once the mixture is ready to go, apply mixture to damp hair and wrap with a warm towel. Leave the mixture for at least 20 minutes before rinsing with shampoo and water.
6. Coconut Oil and Lemon Juice Hair Mask
Dandruff is one of the causes for slow hair growth and if you want to get rid of dandruff, this coconut oil and lemon juice hair mask is what you need.
Mix one part fresh lemon juice and two parts coconut oil. Simply massage the mixture into the scalp and let it stay for at least 4 hours to overnight. For rinsing, use cool water.
Extra tip: When heating coconut oil, use an essential oil burner instead. Heating it in the microwave or stove can make it lose its nutrients.
7. Garlic and Chamomile Tea Hair Mask
What? Garlic on your hair? Yes! Trust me on this one ladies. Garlic has great benefits when it comes to hair growth! There’s no need to worry about the smell, the therapeutic scent of chamomile tea will balance it out. In addition, chamomile tea helps in lengthening and strengthening the hair as well.
Just mix 3 tbsp. of chamomile tea with 1 tbsp. of garlic juice in a small bowl. And then, add 1 egg yolk, 1 tbsp. Aloe Vera gel, 1 tbsp. of honey, and 3 cups of water.
Massage the hair mask into the scalp all the way down to the hair strands. Leave the hair mask for at least 20 minutes before rinsing hair with shampoo and water.
8. Onion Juice and Honey Hair Mask
Onion juice and honey is another great combo for a hair mask. Onion is high in sulfur, which helps prevent hair fall. Honey, as mentioned earlier, helps strengthen hair and lock in the moisture. This hair mask will surely do wonders for your hair.
Juice one small onion and mix with 1-2 tsp. of honey. Apply the mixture directly on your hair and let it stay overnight. There’s no need to cover it with a shower cap. For rinsing, use cool water and shampoo. If you can’t stand the smell of onion, you can always add a few drops of your favorite essential oil into the mixture.
For this hair mask, I have a friend who can vouch for the effectiveness. Although she did tell me that the onion juice was cringy at first so she put a few drops of rosemary into the mix and it helped make the smell bearable. She loved the result but also admits that it’s not for everybody. I heard that her mom didn’t enjoy the same effects.
9. Castor Oil
Castor oil is a very popular home remedy for hair growth. It’s a kind of vegetable oil that safe for the hair, nails, and even the skin. It contains ricinoleic acid, an omega-9 fatty acid that penetrates deep into the hair shaft providing the nourishment the hair needs.
You can apply castor oil into the scalp directly. But if you want to make your hair mask a bit more special, you can mix 3 tbsp. of castor oil, 1 tbsp. of jojoba oil, and 3 drops of essential oils (preferably peppermint or rosemary). Make sure to massage the mixture into the scalp to stimulate blood circulation.
10. Vodka, Honey, Egg and Avocado Hair Mask
Guess what? Vodka is more than just a delicious alcohol drink. It can actually help in lowering the pH level of your hair and help with keeping your hair shiny and glossy. Further, vodka can help reduce dandruff as well as frizz.
To make this hair mask, mix one shot of vodka with honey, avocado, and egg. Mix until you have a creamy consistency. Apply the hair mask on the hair and leave it for at least 20 minutes. You can also add 2-3 drops of essential oils into the mix.
11. Beer and Banana Hair Mask
Using beer for the hair can sound unconventional, but it does work! The protein in beer helps repair hair damage, while the Vitamin B helps with hair growth. Additionally, the maltose and sucrose in beer also help strengthen the hair and tighten hair cuticles.
Mix 1/2 of dark beer, 1 banana, 1 egg yolk, and 1 tbsp of honey in a blender. Apply the mixture to the scalp and hair and leave it for 1-2 hours covered in a warm towel or shower cap. Rinse the hair mask with shampoo and cool water.
I’ve heard a lot of people rave about this hair mask, but I know that it won’t work equally. Like for me, I’m allergic to beer and I’m stirring clear of this. Please, always proceed with caution when using homemade remedies. Even natural ingredients can cause allergic reactions too.
12. Mayonnaise and Egg Hair Mask
To complete our list of how to make your hair grow faster, this mayonnaise and egg hair mask is a time-tested solution. The oil in mayonnaise helps in moisturizing the hair, which makes this hair mask ideal for people with dry and damaged hair. The oil also helps coat the hair cuticles protecting the hair from further damage.
Simply mix 2 raw eggs and 5 tbsp. of mayonnaise. Whisk together until mixture is fully blended. If you have coarse hair, you can add 1 tsp. of olive oil or vinegar.
Apply the hair mask on the hair starting from the roots to the tips. Once done, cover the hair with a shower cap and leave it for 20 minutes. Rinse the hair with sulfate-free shampoo and cool water.
Got room for one more homemade remedy for hair growth? This DIY hair mask from iamvanessae will combat damage hair and help your hair grow faster and shinier:
How to make your hair grow faster? Well, I’ve given you a dozen ways to do that and all you need to do now is whip up these hair masks and try which one works for you. Then again, it is important to bear in mind that natural homemade remedies don’t work for everybody equally. It may take a bit of trial-and-error to find what really works for you, but when you do, please watch out for ingredients that can irritate your skin. These remedies are great alternatives to chemical treatments in salons to prevent further hair damage. Good luck and I hope these hair masks will help solve your hair growth problems!
Do you have other ideas on how to make your hair grow faster? Please share with us your homemade remedies in the comments section below!
Are you looking for the next best hairstyle for you? Check out this Ultimate Hairstyle Guide For Your Face Shape!
Featured Image via amandaweldon