There are hundreds of natural ingredients out there serving hundreds of different purposes, but only a handful of them mean well for your hair. Anything but fancy, these natural ingredients are commonly available in markets. You can buy them in their raw forms or take advantage of the selected haircare products that come loaded with them. Befriending them will benefit your hair immensely and make your hair grow longer, stronger, thicker and glossier. Ready to meet your mane’s best friends? Let’s go!
Ready to take the natural route?
Honey tastes heavenly and you know something cool–your hair enjoys it too! Since honey has emollient and humectant properties, it acts as a natural moisturiser and keeps frizz at bay. Not to forget, it also adds shine to dull hair. While it helps restore natural lustre to the hair, it also makes your locks smooth and soft. To boost hair growth, make a hair mask using 2 tbsps of honey, 3 tbsp of castor oil and 4-5 drops of lemon juice. Leave the mask on 5-10 minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water.
Coconut oil is a fabulous natural ingredient that can help your hair grow thicker, longer and stronger. Packed with vitamins and fatty acids, coconut oil not only protects the hair but also nourishes the scalp and keeps dandruff at bay naturally. Post a shower, apply a little bit of coconut oil to the ends to give your locks a glossy finish.
Tired of living with limp hair? Rosemary feels you! This natural ingredient stimulates hair growth, makes hair thicker, and prevents premature greying. If you have an itchy or inflamed scalp, rosemary will nurse your scalp back to health. Mix some rosemary oil with your shampoo and then wash your hair. There will definitely be a noticeable difference in your hair texture post this.
Rich in vitamins B and E, avocado oil works as a great natural leave-in conditioner. It softens the locks and gives a beautiful shine. Remember, a little goes a long way with avocado oil. Too much of it will weigh the hair down and cause sebum buildup. And you don’t want that!
Almost every kitchen has a bottle of olive oil. If you don’t want to spend big bucks on a haircare product that has olive oil listed as an ingredient, you can simply use your cooking olive oil. While it helps replenish the oils missing in dry, famished hair, it also helps strengthen each strand of hair by penetrating the hair shaft and preventing moisture from escaping.
We’re sure you already have some of these ingredients at home. So, how about some TLC for your hair?
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