Hair growth treatments 👩🏽🍯 are one of the best ways to prevent 🙅🏽 thinning, shedding, and breakage; to ensure optimal hair growth 🔝; and to prevent potential hair loss. But, aren’t treatments and products that promote fast growth 🔝 expensive💰? Well, yes, but you don’t have to buy them! In fact, there are a lot of awesome growth treatments 👏🏽 you can make in your own kitchen using essential oils, herbs 🌿, and even fruits 🍋 and veggies 🍅! And the hair growth treatments 👩🏽🍯 I’m going to discuss right now are definitely worth checking out☝️.
1 Curry Leaves & Coconut Tonic
Recipe: You’ll need to get fresh curry leaves and some coconut oil. Boil these two together until the black residue starts forming, then harvest this residue and apply it to your hair. Use it twice a week to replenish your hair, help it grow faster, and even fight gray hair! You don't want to fry the leaves, just boil them a bit and then harvest the black stuff.
How Often: Use twice a week.
Where to Buy: You can find coconut oil at most drugstores, some grocery stores and retailers, and in most specialty organic stores. It's also available online from specialty shops and places like Amazon. Fresh curry leaves are available at some grocery stores and specialty shops, especially those which specialize in fresh herbs or Indian food.
2 Castor Oil
Recipe: Apply several drops of castor oil to your scalp and massage it in thoroughly. Cover your hair with a shower cap, a silk scarf, or other covering and leave it on overnight. Shampoo and condition as usual the next morning. Alternately, mix a few drops of castor oil with olive oil or almond oil and follow the same directions. Also consider adding several drops of castor oil to your daily rinse-out conditioner.
How Often: When using the oil itself, begin with weekly treatments; when mixed with conditioner, use daily or every other day depending on your hair type and texture; to grow thicker eyebrows or eyelashes, try the treatment every day or every other day.
Where to Buy: Castor oil is available at most grocery stores, retailers, and drugstores, or you can order it online from any number of places. (Don't worry if the bottle says it's just for "regularity," it will still work for your hair!)
3 Vinegar Rinse
Recipe: Mix 1 part vinegar (apple cider vinegar is the hair care favorite, since it leaves less of an odor; white vinegar works just fine; and wine-based vinegar is best for dry hair) with 2 parts water. To minimize odor, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Use as a final rinse after you shampoo.
How Often: Begin by rinsing with the vinegar treatment 1-2 times a week; over time, you'll be able to use it 1-2 times a month while maintaining ample shine, health, and growth.
Where to Buy: Whatever vinegar you choose, you'll easily be able to find it at your local grocery store, drugstore, or retailer.
4 Egg Yolk and Olive Oil Mask
Recipe: Mix 2 egg yolks with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, then dilute the mixture with about half a cup of water. Slowly, thoroughly massage the resulting mask into your scalp. After letting it set for 15-20 minutes, rinse it out as usual. You can shampoo afterward if you want to but it's not necessary.
How Often: This treatment is effective enough that you only have to do it 1-2 times each month.
Where to Buy: Your local grocery store!
5 Burdock Root Oil Hair Growth Treatment
Recipe: Mix 1 teaspoon each of rosemary, basil, and lavender oils. Add 3-5 drops of your oil mixture with 1 teaspoon each of aloe vera gel and burdock oil. Massage the treatment into your scalp, let it work its magic over the next couple of hours (the longer you leave it on, the better), then shampoo and style your hair as usual.
How Often: Depending on your hair, you can use this treatment at least once a week, and up to 3 times.
Where to Buy: You can get the oils at your favorite retailers or aromatherapy shops; aloe vera gel is available at most drugstores, grocery stores, and retailers; and the burdock oil is available at most health food stores and a number of shops online!
6 Leave-in Hair Growth Treatment with Rosemary
Recipe: Combine 2 teaspoons of dry, crushed rosemary leaves with 300mls of water, then massage the mixture into your hair, starting at the ends and working your way up to the scalp. It's very light and not at all greasy, so you don't have to rinse it out and can use it on clean hair.
How Often: Try this treatment after you shampoo at least once a week but up to 4 times, depending on your hair.
Where to Buy: You'll find dry rosemary leaves at any grocery store!
7 Banana Mask
Recipe: Pick a soft, ripe banana, mask it up into a paste (use a food processor if you like, to make sure there aren't any chunks), apply it to your hair, and cover it with a plastic cap or bag. To lock in the nutrients, either wrap a hot towel around your head or remove the cap after 20 minutes and use your blow dryer long enough to help the banana set. Shampoo your hair and rinse well. Some users have reported difficulty rinsing out the banana, but if you end up with a smooth paste, rinsing should go smoothly. You can also add olive oil or almond oil to your paste, or a tablespoon of conditioner.
How Often: Try this treatment once a week for the best results.
Where to Buy: Your local grocery store!
8 Coconut Oil and Avocado
Recipe: Gently heat the coconut oil for about 10 seconds (on the stove or with an essential oil burner, not in the microwave!), then massage one tablespoon of it into your hair from the roots to the tips. While it sets in, mash up an avocado, by hand or using the food processor; as with the banana, you want to end up with a smooth paste. Once it reaches the right consistency, massage the avocado into just the tips of your hair. Let the mixture set for 10-15 minutes, then rinse with cool water and shampoo as usual. Again, some users report that it's difficult to rinse out the avocado, but if you make sure the paste is very smooth, that helps – and don't forget to apply it to just the tips of your hair!
How Often: Try this treatment once a week for maximum results.
Where to Buy: You can find coconut oil at most drugstores, some grocery stores and retailers, and in most specialty organic stores. It's also available online from specialty shops and places like Amazon. You can get the avocado at the grocery store or the produce market!
9 Almond Oil
Recipe: Take about a tablespoon of almond oil – more or less depending on the length and thickness of your hair – and massage it into your scalp, down to the ends of your hair. Leave it on for 15 minutes or so, then rinse your hair with cool water and shampoo as usual.
How Often: The number of applications depends on the overall condition of your hair. Use weekly for nourishment or twice a week for dry or damaged hair.
Where to Buy: Almond oil is available at most retailers and health food stores, as well as several places online.
10 Nettle Hair Tonic
Recipe: Begin with an ounce of nettle leaves, two cups of white wine vinegar, and two cups of water (make sure you have lavender essential oil as well, you'll need it later). Place all the ingredients in a pan (making sure it's non-reactive), let it simmer on the stove for two hours, then let the mixture cool before you strain it. Now's the time for the lavender oil: once you've strained your nettle mixture, stir in about two drops of the oil, then decant everything in a bottle that has a tight lid. Remember to shake it well before use and massage the mixture into your scalp every other day. Let it set for as long or as little as you like; it can be left on overnight, as long as you cover your hair.
How Often: Depending on your hair, you can use this every other day. If you have dry hair, once a week is best!
Where to Buy: The white wine vinegar is available at all retailers and grocery stores, as is the lavender oil, which you'll also find at your local health stores. Find the nettle leaves at drugstores like Walgreens, drugstore.com, or a variety of health stores both online and off!
11 Henna and Egg Shampoo
Recipe: Begin by mixing the henna, your egg, and the water together until you've formed a paste, then let it stand for an hour. Add lemon juice and blend it in until the mixture is smooth again, then apply the paste to your scalp and hair, from root to tips. Allow it to set in for about two hours, or until the mix is completely dry. Actually, if you want to leave it on during the night, that's fine too. When you rinse it, just use cool or lukewarm water and gently work the mixture out of your hair, then shampoo as usual.
How Often: Limit your use of this treatment to every month or every other month.
Where to Buy: Eggs and lemon juice are available at any retailer or drugstore, of course! You can find henna powder at a variety of places, including hair and beauty stores, some retailers, and online shops.
12 Oatmeal Hair Mask
Recipe: Get half a cup of oats – or more, if your hair is long and/or thick – 1-2 tablespoons of almond oil, and a quarter to a half a cup of milk. Mix everything together, make sure your hair is tangle free and dry, and apply the hair mask from root to tip. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes, rinse with warm water, and shampoo as usual.
How Often: By using this treatment once a week or every other week, depending on your hair, you'll see the maximum results!
Where to Buy: Almond oil is available at most retailers and health food stores, as well as several places online. Oatmeal is available at any grocery store or retailer, depending on what kind you want to use.
13 Egg and Yogurt Mask
Recipe: Begin by beating your egg until it's foamy, then add in the yogurt and the mayo, blending until the mask looks smooth. Massage it into your scalp and your hair, until every inch is covered. You can use plastic or a shower cap on your head to keep from dripping, since you have to leave the mask in place for about an hour. When you rinse, use cool water and a very mild shampoo.
How Often: Use once a week for best results.
Where to Buy: All of the components are likely in your fridge right now! If not, just head to your local grocery store!
14 Onion Juice and Honey Hair Growth Treatment
Recipe: Juice one onion in a juicer; again, a small one will be just fine. After collecting the juice, add a 1-2 teaspoons of honey. You can either apply the mixture all over your hair or just to the spots that look thin. Leave it on overnight, and try to avoid covering it (although you can cover your pillow). Just shampoo it out the next morning – that will get rid of the smell. If you're still wary, add a drop or two of your favorite essential oil to the mixture.
How Often: Use this treatment at least once a week or as many as 3 times.
Where to Buy: Both onions and honey are available at your local grocery store!
15 Coconut Oil and Lemon Juice
Recipe: Mix one part lemon juice with two parts coconut oil and massage it into your scalp. Leave it in your hair anywhere from 4 hours to overnight, then gently rinse it out with cool water. Remember when heating up your coconut oil to use the stove or an essential oil burner rather than the microwave – that kills all the nutrients!
How Often: Use this treatment at least once a week for maximum results.
Where to Buy: You can find coconut oil at most drugstores, some grocery stores and retailers, and in most specialty organic stores. It's also available online from specialty shops and places like Amazon. Lemon juice is available at any grocery story or retailer!
16 Garlic and Chamomile Tea Mask
Recipe: You'll need a tablespoon of garlic juice and three tablespoons of chamomile tea (or a tea bag, that works fine), along with a tablespoon of aloe vera gel, a tablespoon of honey, three cups of water, and one egg yolk. You can, of course, juice your garlic with a press – fun stuff! Begin by mixing the garlic juice with your honey, then place it in your fridge. Now, boil your water and the tea for about half an hour, stirring occasionally. While you let it cool, get your juice/honey mixture and stir in the egg yolk as well as the aloe. Massage this mask into your scalp and down to the ends of your hair, let it sit for 20 minutes, then wash it out using a gentle shampoo. After after that (okay, so this one is a little complicated!), rinse your hair with the chamomile, and let it stay in.
How Often: If you have the stamina, you can use this treatment once a week!
Where to Buy: Every ingredient is available either in your kitchen or at your local grocery store! The aloe vera gel is also available at most drugstores and retailers.
17 Vitamin E Hair Growth Treatment
Recipe: Have a bottle handy and combine a quarter cup of vitamin E oil and a quarter cup of jojoba oil, then include 15 drops each of peppermint essential oil and rosemary essential oil. Cap your bottle tightly and shake the mixture, then massage it into your scalp. It's an overnight treatment, so the next morning, just rinse with cool water and shampoo as usual. Protip: you can buy vitamin E capsules and either break them, press them, or piece them to get to the oil.
How Often: Gently massage this treatment into your scalp every night for the best results. For oily hair, 2-3 times a week is fine.
Where to Buy: All the ingredients are available at health food stores, most retailers, and health and beauty shops online.
18 Essential Oils Recipe
Recipe: Mix two drops of the thyme, three drops of the rosemary, two drops of the cedar, an ounce of the grapeseed, and a tablespoon of the jojoba in a tight bottle or bowl. That way you can safely store it for later use. All you have to do is massage the mixture into your scalp every night, then rinse in cool water and shampoo as usual the next morning.
How Often: Gently massage this treatment into your scalp every night for the best results. For oily hair, 2-3 times a week is fine.
Where to Buy: All of the essential oils in this recipe are available at health stores as well as online retailers!
19 Caffeine Shampoo
Recipe: Mix 4 teaspoons of caffeine powder in eight ounces of shampoo and suds up as usual. You can also mix the caffeine powder in a spray bottle with eight ounces of water, and spritz it on 10-15 minutes before showering.
How Often: You can use this treatment each time you shampoo, but don't use it more than once a day. Protip: if you start experiencing headaches, you're using too much spritz or shampoo. Stop for a few days (or up to a week), then try again using 2-3 teaspoons of caffeine powder instead.
Where to Buy: Caffeine powder is available at most health and wellness stores, several retail stores, and at many shops online, including Amazon.
20 Mayo Massage
Recipe: Get your hair damp – just damp, not soaking – with warm water, then basically just rub the mayo into your scalp and down to the ends of your hair. Use as much or as little as you want. Once done, either use a shower cap or some plastic wrap to cover your head – that traps the heat, so the mayo will really get in there and penetrate. Let it set for 20 minutes or so (it's really up to you), then wash it out with a gentle shampoo, or a shampoo that's been diluted.
How Often: Use every week to nurse dry, over-processed hair back to health; bi-weekly of you have normal or combination hair; and not more than once per month if you have oily hair.
Where to Buy: Any grocery store near you!
21 Lemon and Olive Oil Mask
Recipe: Mix 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice, 2 Tbsp olive oil and 2 Tbsp water, and massage into damp scalp to stimulate. Wrap in a warm, damp towel and let mixture sit for 20 minutes, then rinse and shampoo hair.
How Often: Try massaging this treatment into your hair about once a week.
Where to Buy: You can probably find the ingredients in your kitchen or at any grocery store.
22 Carbonated Water Rinse
Recipe: Pick up a bottle of non flavored carbonated water to rinse with. After you wash your hair, give it a final rinse with a mixture of regular water and carbonated or sparkling water. So, use half regular water and half carbonated water, the longer your hair is the more you will need!
How Often: This can be used a few times a week after you wash and air dry your hair.
Where to buy: Any grocery store
23 Beer Rinse
Take one cup of flat, room-temperature beer and work into hair after shampooing, let it sit for a few minutes, then rinse with cold water (which helps eliminate the smell and boost shine).
How Often: Using the beer rinse once or twice a week at most should leave hair lustrous and strong.
Where to buy: Any grocery or liquor store.
24 Olive Oil and Honey
Recipe: Pour about 5 tbsp. olive oil into a small bowl.Add small drops of honey, whisking constantly and continuing to add honey until the consistency of the mask is smooth, not overly sticky and manageable.Massage the mask into damp hair until evenly distributed and fully saturated.
Cover hair with a shower cap, plastic wrap or a plastic grocery bag. Allow the mask to soak in for 90 minutes.Rinse the mask completely out of the hair and thoroughly shampoo.
How Often: Use this deep conditioning treatment weekly or even twice weekly for dry hair. You can also adjust the amount of olive oil and honey according to your hair's needs.
Where to Buy: At your local grocery store or your kitchen.
25 Aloe Vera Leave-in Conditioner
Add 4 oz. water and 4 oz. aloe vera gel to a small bowl and stir lightly with a spoon. Pour the contents into a spray bottle and shake. Add 10 drops of any essential oil of your choice and shake lightly again.
How Often: Use this daily or as often as you like.
Where to buy: Look for 100% aloe vera gel at health food or drugstores.
26 Coconut Milk and Rosemart Hair Mask
Recipe: Measure out 3/4 cup of Coconut Milk and 2 teaspoons of rosemary leaves. Place the coconut milk and rosemary leaves into a small saucepan. Cover with a lid and simmer on low heat for 25 minutes, stirring frequently as to not burn the coconut milk.
Strain the infused coconut milk from the rosemary leaves into a small glass container. Stir in about 1 teaspoon of Vitamin E Oil.
To use: cleanse your hair as you normally do and towel dry. Massage in half of the hair mask and comb through your hair. Place a shower cap on your hair and allow the mask to work its magic for at least 1 hour to overnight. Rinse your hair with warm water for several minutes and style as usual (you can also cleanse your hair if you need to). Store the remaining amount of the hair mask in the refrigerator and use within 10 days.
How Often: One batch of this treatment is enough for two treatments so you can do two treatments in 10 days.
Where to Buy: You can find these ingredients at your local grocery or health food store.
27 Vodka Hair Treatment
Recipe: Add a shot glass worth of vodka to your deep conditioner (if you don't have a deep conditioner on hand, try mayonnaise, eggs, avocado, or honey.) Stir in a few drops of your favorite essential oil.
Spread through hair and rinse after 20 minutes.
How Often: Use this treatment once a week or every two weeks to add some luster and shine to your locks.
Where to buy: Your local grocery or liquor store.
I absolutely love the fact that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a really good product that works. Plus, knowing how wonderful all of these ingredients are, I have no doubt that the aforementioned hair growth treatments will make a lot of women happy!
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