According to LiveStrong.com, hair loss and thinning hair can happen to women for a variety of reasons, but stress is the most common one. Whether it is work, relationships, or life in general, stress can leave your hair looking frazzled, limp, and thin.
Nutrition also plays a big role in hair growth, or lack of growth. If you are not eating healthy amounts of fruits, vegetables, and proteins, you are increasing your chances of hair loss. While all of these hair loss treatments help treat your scalp and hair, you also need to take a look at your diet to see if there are any positive changes you can make.
Hair growth averages at about 6 inches a year, but this growth rate slows down as we age. This means we all have to take care of the hair we have, giving it the natural oils it needs, and keeping our scalps free and clear of dirt and dried skin. That is where these hair treatments come in. Whether your hair is dry and brittle or oily and limp, these hair treatments will tackle most of your hair problems with all natural ingredients.
15 Olive Oil and Egg Yolk
Eggs are more than a healthy way to start the day, they can also be used to make your hair look and feel gorgeous. Eggs contain high amounts of proteins and, when used as a hair mask, they help rebuild damaged hair strands and will temporarily strengthen your hair. Olive oil, on the other hand, moisturizes dry hair and scalp. To make the hair mask, simply mix one egg and one tablespoon of olive oil in a small bowl. After washing your hair and while your hair is still damp, apply the egg hair mask to your hair. Bunch your hair on top of your head and cover it with a shower cap. Leave the mixture on for 10 to 20 minutes and rinse it out. Apply conditioner to your hair, rinse, and dry. You can use this hair mask once a week.
14 Honey and Banana Mash
This hair mask sounds good enough to eat, but it really is great for your hair. According to Allure, bananas are loaded with healthy vitamins and oils and honey has been used for improving the quality of hair for centuries. For this hair mask, you will need one ripe banana and about a teaspoon of honey. Mash the banana an honey together until it is smooth. A hand held mixer or blender works great for this. Work the banana mixture into your hair and scalp. Pile your hair on top of your head and cover it with a shower cap. Leave the mixture on for about 20 minutes and rinse it out.
13 Chili Oil
Ishika Sachdev, The Beauty Reel blogger, shares her special recipe for a hot hair growth treatment. It’s a recipe given to her by her grandmother and it uses red chili powder. To make the special recipe, you will need to make a paste out of two teaspoons extra virgin coconut oil and one teaspoon red chili powder. Apply the paste to your scalp and leave it on for about 30 minutes. After that, you will need to carefully rinse out the paste, shampoo, and condition your hair. The paste is believed to increase blood flow to the scalp which is essential to new hair growth.
12 Sweet Almond and Castor Oil
Castor oil has long been a hair growth remedy used by women and the heavy, clingy oil can be massaged into the scalp and left in overnight as an easy hair growth treatment. If the oil is too heavy for you, you can lighten it up with sweet almond oil. Combine a few drops of castor oil with a few drops of sweet almond oil. Massage the mix to your scalp and hair. Pile your hair onto your head and cover it with a shower cap. Leave the oils on for a minimum of 30 minutes or leave them on overnight. Wash and condition your hair.
11 Cayenne Pepper Paste
Cayenne pepper has been used as a hair growth treatment since, at least, the 1800s. The capsaicin found in cayenne pepper increases blood circulation and can help increase hair growth. To make the paste, simply mix together a teaspoon of cayenne pepper powder and two teaspoons of olive oil to make a paste. Carefully apply the paste to your scalp, avoiding any contact with your eyes. Leave the paste on for 30 minutes, rinse, and shampoo.
10 Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse
Apple cider vinegar helps restore your hair’s pH value and removes product buildup on the scalp. When used as a hair rinse, it will also also make your hair feel softer and stronger. To make the hair rinse, mix together one part apple cider vinegar and 2 parts water. Take the mixture in the shower with you and after you have washed your hair, pour the vinegar over your hair. There is no need to rinse out the vinegar and the smell will go away after your hair has dried. Do this treatment one to two times a week to improve hair growth.
9 Peppermint Oil Massage
Simple scalp massages are shown to help increase blood circulation, but sometimes you need an extra boost to help your hair growth. Peppermint essential oil is believed to help further stimulate the scalp and increase hair growth. To give yourself a peppermint oil massage, simply put a few drops of the essential oil on your fingertips and begin massaging the oil into your scalp. Do this for about ten minutes and then wash your hair to remove the excess oil. Perform the scalp massage once a week.
8 Coconut Oil Treatment
Extra virgin coconut oil continues to be a beauty trend because it is a great, natural moisturizer. It can also help promote hair growth while repairing damaged hair. To give yourself a coconut oil treatment, scoop some coconut oil out of its container and melt it in your hands. Massage the coconut oil into your scalp and hair. Don’t worry about using too much coconut oil. Apply it until your hair looks like it is wet. Pile your hair on top of your head and cover it with a shower cap. Leave the treatment on for at least two hours or leave it in overnight. When ready, wash and condition your hair.
7 Avocado and Honey Mask
Avocado is rich in vitamins and healthy oils. Aside from making a delicious dip, it is commonly used as a face mask to help moisturize the skin. It can also be used as a hair mask to help make your hair grow faster. Take a ripe avocado, skin it and remove the pit. In a small bowl, mash the avocado with two tablespoons of olive oil and one tablespoon of honey. Apply the mixture to your scalp and hair. Pile your hair up on top of your head and cover it with a shower cap. Leave the mixture on for 20 minutes and then wash it out with shampoo.
6 Rosemary Tea Hair Rinse
Rosemary is a common herb that people use to stimulate hair growth and treat dandruff. To make a rosemary hair rinse, you will need one quart of water and one to two large handfuls of dried rosemary leaves. Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan. Add the rosemary leaves, turn off the burner, and cover the saucepan with a lid. Let the herb steep for about 6 hours and then put the tea in a jar and refrigerate. To use it, remove a half to one cup of the tea and take it into the shower. After you have shampooed your hair and rinsed out the suds, pour the tea over your hair. Give your hair a light rinse with water and proceed as you normally do.
5 Almond Oil Scalp Massage
If you look at the selection of oils at a large grocery store chain, you will find many healthy oils that can be used for things other than food. This includes almond oil. Almond oil contains healthy fatty acids that can make new hair growth stronger and your current hair softer. All you need to do is pour about a tablespoon of the oil into your hands and massage it into your scalp and hair. Pile your hair on top of your head and cover it with a shower cap. Leave the oil on for 20 to 30 minutes and then wash your hair as you normally would. Do this once a week. If your hair is very dry and brittle, you can increase the treatment to two times a week.
4 Two Eggs in a Bowl
Livestrong.com tells us that eggs are high in protein and, aside from eating them, you can also use them to help promote healthy hair growth. Simply break two eggs into a small bowl and add two tablespoons of water. Beat the mixture with a fork or whisk until fluffy. Work the mixture into your scalp and your hair. Pile your hair onto the top of your head. Cover it with a shower cap and leave it on for about 20 minutes. Wash the egg out with warm water (hot water damages your hair and cooks the egg), shampoo, and condition.
3 Nettle and Vinegar Tonic
Nettle is used in many natural hair care products because it is believed to increase hair growth and improve the quality of your hair. This tonic takes a bit of time to make, but it is great for your hair and worth the extra effort. In a non-aluminum saucepan, add two cups of white vinegar and two cups of water. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer. Add an ounce of dried nettle leaves (you can use nettle tea bags) and continue to simmer for two hours. Remove the vinegar tea from the burner and let cool. Strain the mixture into a glass jar. Add two drops of lavender essential oil, lid, and store the mixture in the refrigerator. Every other day, shake the bottle and massage a small amount of the tonic into your scalp. Leave it in for 30 minutes or overnight. Wash out with shampoo and condition.
2 Yogurt Hair Mask
Besides eating it, ladies are using yogurt as a healthy skin mask and hair mask. The lactic acid in the yogurt helps remove product and dead skin buildup on your scalp, allowing for new hair growth. To make the mask, massage about a half cup of yogurt into your scalp. Let the yogurt do its work for about 15 minutes and then wash it out. For best results, give yourself a yogurt hair mask once a month as part of your beauty regime.
1 Oatmeal Hair Mask
If you’ve tried natural beauty treatments before, you will know that an oatmeal face mask pulls oil and debris from your skin and softens it. This oatmeal mask is for your hair, especially oily hair, and it helps clear your scalp of buildup and softens your hair. To make this hair mask, put a half cup of oats, a half cup of milk (almond milk works great), and a tablespoon of almond oil into a blender. Blend for about 30 seconds. Apply the mask to your dry scalp and hair. Pile your hair on top of your head and cover with a shower cap to prevent a mess. Leave the mask on for 20 minutes and then rinse it out. Shampoo and condition your hair as normal.