Home Remedies to Improve Hair Growth and Thickness
There are several home remedies that can help you attain thick long hair, but before that there are some things that you must keep in mind. The hundred brush stroke remedy despite popular opinion will only weaken the hair roots and cause undue hair loss. Use a broad toothed comb, preferably wooden as it will not untangle the hair violently and pull at its roots. Do not rub your hair vigorously after having your bath, rather gently towel dry it and avoid combing when wet. The hair is at its weakest when wet and can easily break when an attempt is made to untangle it.
As far as home remedies are concerned, you can massage your hair with coconut oil or almond oil and wash after keeping it on for half an hour. Massage gently onto the scalp and down to the length of your hair to avoid split ends. Keeping the oil on overnight, and washing it the next morning will help the scalp soak up the oil and give your hair a natural and healthy glow. Dry pieces of Indian gooseberry in the shade and add to coconut oil. Heat till the gooseberry becomes a thin black mass. Strain the oil and apply it on the scalp overnight. Wash once using a gentle shampoo with minimal alcohol content the next morning.
Take fenugreek water and soak henna in it overnight, in the morning add two egg yolks and the juice of a lemon and mix thoroughly before applying onto the scalp and hair. This will naturally condition the hair, although you may want to follow it up by shampooing the hair with a mild shampoo to take away the egg smell. Powder one teaspoon of black pepper and add one teaspoon of powdered lemon juice to it. Mix thoroughly into a quarter cup of olive oil and apply on your hair. This will not only add luster to your hair but will also stimulate it to grow longer.
Tips to Improve Hair
It would do good to trim your hair every month as the hair at the end has a tendency to become thin and get damaged easily. Cover your hair when going out in the sun to protect it from harmful UV rays and other pollutants. Drinking at least 10-12 liters of water a day will keep your body and subsequently hair hydrated, and you can include food such as green leafy vegetables, sprouts, fruits, whole grains, cereals, nuts and other milk products to your diet.