Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Home Remedies for Long and Dense Hair

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It is better to void the use of synthetic shampoos and use the herbal one instead as the former contain harmful chemicals and preservatives. The home remedies of Indian herbs have been tried and tested since ages and ages. 

1. Boil about 200 gram of dodder (ruscuta reflexa or amarbel  or mistletoe,  a leathery-leaved parasitic plant which grows on apple, oak, and other broadleaf trees and bears white glutinous berries in winter) in 2 liter of water till the water is reduced to one liter. Wash the hair with this water in the morning. It is the best remedy for the growth of hair. 


2. Apply the juice of garlic on hair for the growth of new hair.

3. Grind about 10-15 gram of mango kernel in the juice of Indian gooseberry or amala. It will make the hair curly and long.

4. Regularly eat a radish with black pepper and rock salt after lunch for 3-4 months. The intake of the mixture of carrot, spinach and cucumber juice also increase the growth of hair and stops the loss or falling off of nails. 

Woman with long hair
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5. Soak equal amount of dry powder of henna and Indian gooseberry overnight and wash the hair with this water in the morning. Repeat the remedy for few days for soft and long hair.

6. Boil about 50-60 grams of nigella stevia or kalonji in a liter of water and wash the hair with the extract. Repeat the remedy for a month to get long and strong hair. 

7. The silicon and sulfur contained in cucumber helps in the growth of hair. So wash the hair with the juice of cucumber.

8. Prepare the paste of the the leaves of wild berries and neem (or margosa) and apply on the hair. Rinse the hair half an hour. Repeat this remedy on every alternate day for a month or so to stop the hair loss and to get the long and shining hair.
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9. Apply the juice of hibiscus flower to increases the growth of hair. Make a paste of the leaves of hibiscus and massage it on the hair two hours before bathing. It is the best remedy to increase the growth of hair.

10. Chinese Rose
Washing the hair with the juice of the petals of gurhal or Hibiscus Rosa sinensis or shoe flower or Chinese rose increases the growth of hair.
Prepare the paste of the flower and massage the roots of hair and take shower after 2 hours. The regular application of this juice nourishes the hair and reverses the speed of hair loss.
Prepare the paste of equal amount of hibiscus flower and its leaves and apply on hair before going to bed at night and wash in the morning. This remedy is very effective for the growth of hair.
Add olive oil to the fresh juice of hibiscus flowers and cook till the water evaporates. Store the extract in a vial and and regularly apply this oil on hair after taking the shower. It increases the length of hair and makes them healthy and strong. 

11. Heat the mixture of olive oil and the fresh juice of hibiscus flowers till the water evaporates. Keep the residue in a glass bottle and massage it on the hair after bathing. It will make the hair shiny and long.
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12. Triphla

The intake of 5-7 grams of the powder of triphla with 1 gram of incinerated iron or Loh Bhasm (Iron ash) in the morning and in the evening stops the hair loss. Triphla means means "three fruits," namely amla (Indian gooseberry), bahera (Terminalia bellirica), and hurd (Terminalia chebula). 

13. Grind equal amount of the seeds of custard apple and berries and apply the paste on the roots of the hair. This remedy helps in hair growth.

14. Prepare the powder of about 100 gram of Kapur kachri (or sand ginger or aromatic ginger or resurrection lily, Botanical Name- Hedychium Spicatum), 100 gram nagarmotha (or nut grass or purple nutsedge or cypriol Botanical name Cyperus rotundus), 50 gram each of camphor and kernel of soap nut,  250 gram shikakai or acacia concinna and 250 gram Indian gooseberries. Prepare the paste of 50 gram of these powdered contents with water and apply on hair. Let the contents dry. Wash the hair with warm water. It increases the growth of soft hair and also gives relief from lice and nit.

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15. Apply the paste of soap nut, shikakai or acacia concinna on hair and wash after drying to get soft, silky, shiny, dandruff free dense hair. 

16. Cut the hair short at the places where they are sparse and massage the juice of the leaves of bhringraj or bhangra or Eclipta Alba where there are no hair.
Repeat the remedy for few days and the black hair will appear on bald areas. This remedy also helps in split hair.

17. The regular intake of a pinch or 3-4 gram of the powder of Hemidesmus indicus (or Indian sarsaparilla or popularly known as anantmula or endless root) with water 2-3 times a day removes baldness. 

18. Prepare the paste of equal amounts of sesame flower and caltrop or cow’s foot or gokshura with equal amounts of honey and buttermilk and apply it on bald patches of the head. Repeat the remedy for few days and the hair will start growing.

19. Indian Gooseberries
Washing the hair with the mixture of Indian gooseberries, soap nut and acacia concina or shikakai removes the dandruff (a chief cause of hair loss) and makes the hair long dense and shiny.
Keep the powdered Indian gooseberry and heena soaked in water overnight. Wash the hair with this water in the morning to stop hairloss and to get soft and long hair. Repeat the remedy for a month or so.   
Add lemon juice in the powder of Indian gooseberry and wash the hair with the contents in case of hair loss, white hair, dandruff and the problem of nit and louse.

20. . Grind equal amounts of the seeds and leaves both of annona squamosa or sitaphal or Sharifa and wild berries. Apply the paste on the roots of hair for the growth of long hair.  

21. The hair regrows after the regular massage of the ginger juice on scalp for a month or so.

22. The castor oil or arandi oil could be used for long hair as it is a natural treatment.
 

Caution

1. It is advisable to conduct an allergic test on small patch of skin before using any of the products.
2. Take care of the requirements of the hormones and nutrient in body as the hair loss is generally a sign of an internal problem caused by disorders and imbalances.
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