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5 tried & tested hacks for faster hair growth
by Jasmine Scalesciani  in Hair

Photo credit: wolfcubchronicles

 

If you’re experiencing slow hair growth or hair fallout, these unusual but widely tested hair-growth practices from around the world, might just do the trick to get your locks back to where you want them.

Simple to do and plant-powered they are certainly worth a go:

Hack # 1

Natural method to stimulate hair stem cells

An ancient Indian technique suggests that by rubbing your fingernails together for 5-10 minutes twice a day you can literally stimulate hair re-growth.

The theory is that by rubbing the nails of both hands together you activate the brain to produce a chemical response that arouses the stem cells at the base of each hair follicle to essentially regrow new hair.

Reflexology also documents that rubbing nails together has an effective result for treating hair loss. The principle is that by applying pressure to certain body parts you can support the healing of various conditions.

Hack #2

Defy Gravity

Blood is the carrier for nourishment to the follicles and because the scalp receives the least amount of blood, inverting your body by means of a headstand or other yoga inversion posture, or by simply flipping your hair upside and letting the blood rush to your scalp will improve circulation and in turn support faster, healthier hair growth.

Whilst there, go ahead and give yourself a nice head massage with Rosemary essential oil which is also thought to activate circulation.

Hack #3

An onion a day keeps alopecia away?

This inexpensive and readily available kitchen ingredient has been extensively researched and found to help in the most severe conditions of spot baldness.

Onion juice applied directly on the scalp helps with the re-growth of hair in the spots where the hair has fallen-out. This is because onions contain an abundance of sulfur, which helps the formation of keratin in the hair.

The method:

  • Juice one red onion (do not dilute with water or you will also dilute the sulfur chemical)
  • Apply over the scalp
  • Leave-on overnight
  • Shampoo and condition as normal
  • Do this once a week to see results

 

Hack #4

Castor oil Treatment

Healthy hair growth is achieved by tending to the scalp. This particular oil when applied to the hair and scalp is used to relieve dermatitis and also nourish and condition over-processed, damaged hair.

  • Because it is sticky in nature it is best when used with a carrier oil like: olive, sesame, or coconut oil
  • Dilute the carrier oil with the castor oil in a one-to-one proportion
  • Apply to the hair and scalp and wrap your head in a warm towel for deeper absorption
  • Leave-on overnight
  • Repeat twice per month

 

Hack #5

 
Eat your vitamins!

Vitamins essential for hair growth:

  • B7 (also know as biotin)
  • B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin A

 

Rather than taking a supplement eat your hair-nourishing vitamins by adding some ingredients to your favorite smoothie:

  • Walnuts (rich in B Vitamins)
  • Amla fruit or celery (rich in Vitamin C)
  • Dark leafy greens (high in A Vitamin)

 

These four foods will supply the vitamins that nourish your follicles and healthy hair.

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