Related to my How to grow long hair post,this will be the natural tools you can use which are herbs, fruits, seeds,e.t.c.. Remember from my post that I told you I had long hair until I made a mistake while caring for my hair. Two (2) years ago,I decided to use one of the herbs found in my compound and within 2wks,my hair grew longer than I expected and also thicker and more manageable. The following herbs, used from age to age, are the most used natural ingredients for increased hair growth.
- Aloe vera.
One of these natural plants I used is the Aloe vera. It is the plant/herb which I used to solve the problem that happened two years ago. Since I went to a day school(now an alumni) and we were given hair styles to plait,it might seem hard but it wasn’t. For 2 consecutive weeks, I applied its gel on my scalp while applying it on the sides of the braid at night before I slept. At the end of the 2 weeks, my hair, after loosing it,was found to be longer. Even my sister was amazed. So if u want a sure answer, just follow what I have said. Don’t forget to revisit my recent post.
- Onion juice
Onion juice is a well known remedy for hair growth. Based on research, onions have been known to be a natural remedy to cure ailments to hair growth and general well-being of the body.
Onion juice can be bought or prepared at home. All you have to do is pour it on your hair or spray it,which is a lot more easier,stimulate your scalp by massaging for a few mins,leave on your hair before you wash it.
- Rice water
Rice water is one of the most popular hair care products to promote long hair growth. It is said to contain a protein, I am surprised though but it seems it is this protein that promotes hair growth.
I remember when I used rice water for the first time on my hair. I poured it on my hair and combed it(my hair) then covered my hair for 5 mins then removed the hair cover,improvisation is really nice though. When I then decided that I will comb my hair, it felt soft and conditioned. Natural but wow.
Just get a few cups of rice ,cover and soak it in water for 15-30 mins ,wash your rice first though, then separate the water from the rice. The water should be kept in a clean storage container for easy use. Also,I have read some where that the removed starch after cooking your rice works as well. I tried it and it works too but the rice water gotten from the uncooked rice works better for me because of my hair type.
- Olive oil
Olive oil has been used since ancient middle east from Israel to Lebanon. Olive oil isn’t so thick and greasy. It is also one of the best known healthy oils used in cooking. Olive oil adds shine and increases hair growth. It also gives skin a beautiful olive or at least a beautiful colour. The most common I know in my country are Goya Olive oil and Robert’s Quality Olive oil.
Pears baby Olive oil works very well. Just apply on your hair and comb through. It is one of my most popular choices even though olive oil seems not to go deep into the skin because of its density. I will really advice you to go for it for a darker and/or beautiful hair.
- Shea butter
This is another natural ingredient used to make shea butter. It is processed through a long means but does come out well. Though thick and smelly too,there is no fact denying that shea butter works to grow the hair longer than it was already.
Because it is very thick and can be supes greasy,I advice you use it in small quantity when applying on your hair. Also ,it melts when heated or let me say exposed to sunlight and high temp. so keep it in a cool dry storage container that is airtight and closed properly.
- Petroleum jelly
I am quite sure some of you know about the benefits of Vaseline for hair growth so I don’t need to dwell on it that much. It is actually organic i.e. made from hydrocarbons so it is actually safe. Just apply on your hair daily, not so much and comb through.
- Black seed oil
Black seed oil was recently acknowledged to be one of the best hair growth boosters in the world. It also darkens the hair and increases its volume and shine.
- Coconut oil
Coconut oil is also very popular and used for improved hair growth. A former classmate of mine uses coconut oil for her hair, though she relaxes her hair often, and her hair is really long. Since it can be greasy,don’t rub too much. One thing is for sure, your hair must breathe.
If you pour too much so that it is very oily,it will be just like pouring water into the lungs or filling your lungs with much water that you can’t breathe. If the forest is flooded, the nutrients will go away with it but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have nutrients but an overdose can be bad.
Milk has protein in it and is organic or natural ,let’s say because it comes from dairy animals. Well,as Peak would say, drink milk every day. It has other benefits too but let’s stick with this for now.
- Almond oil
Almond oil is said to grow the hair longer. Don’t know about that really because it seems really scarce in my country but since it is testified to grow the hair longer, what’s the harm in trying?
- Neem(Dogonyaro) oil
Dogonyaro is the Hausa tribe native name for this plant. It smells but not as bad as Onion juice/oil. It works very effectively with anti inflammatory properties. Also used to promote good health of the body. Try it and please share, if it helps.
- Watermelon seed oil
My sister read online about this oil. I am really surprised that this oil exists. Why isn’t it popular then. Anyways, she told me that way to make it according to the site. We tried it but it didn’t work. Lol😂. I am done trying but that doesn’t mean I can’t share it with you. Try it and see if it works.
According to what I heard,it has lots of goodies I ain’t going into yet for the sake of the title but at least, this is the procedure according to the site.
- Get some watermelon seeds.
- Sun-dry them or heat them to dryness.
- Strain or remove the oil by squeezing
Try to use as much seed as possible. I will try it again. I know I wrote I am done trying but at least, let me give it another chance. Just for trying sake.
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