Stop Spending Money on Expensive Products!
We all know that there are some fantastic products out there on the market right now for hair growth.
But, let’s be real if we didn’t have to spend as much on hair health products as we do, we wouldn’t. There are many natural products that you probably have sitting in your house right now you had no idea are beneficial to your hair.
Hopefully, this article helps you find the best natural products to keep your hair as healthy as can be.
Fruits are one of the best natural products you can use on your hair.
Several benefits come with not only eating them but making products you can physically place on your hair. Here are some fruits you may have at home that can help with your hair health.
Strawberries contain a right amount of magnesium, copper and omega three fatty acids which are essential to maintaining your hair health.
The antioxidant properties of strawberries keep your hair moisturized and protect the cell membranes. Strawberries have copious amounts of vitamin C which is helpful in nourishing the hair, and they also can get rid of any excess oil buildup from your scalp.
Here are some more ways strawberries are beneficial to your hair:
Strawberries help prevent hair thinning and alopecia.
Ellagic fluid found in strawberries help to protect your hair from delaying and rogentic alopecia. The fluid also helps to keep your hair from falling out or thinning. Strawberries are also rich in folic acid, vitamin B5, and B6 which are very beneficial for preventing hair loss.
Strawberries help to keep your hair shiny and silky. In other words, they help give you glowing hair.
You can use strawberries as a hair moisturizer. As a hair moisturizer. Strawberries protect your scalp cell membrane due to its antioxidant effects.
Strawberries contain phytochemicals which act as an antifungal effect. They are an excellent dandruff remedy.
Other than eating strawberries, you can make a hair mask. You want to take eight ripe strawberries and add one tablespoon of mayonnaise. Mix these ingredients into a smooth paste and apply to your scalp hair. Keep it in for at least 20 minutes and wash it out and see the difference.
It is no secret that oranges have a rich source of vitamin C.
But have you ever considered the benefits of the skins themselves? Orange peels are an abundant source of vitamin C and are best used in sun-dried form but can also be used fresh as well.
Orange peel extracts can make your hair soft and shiny. You can use orange peel water as a hair rinse. You want to boil peels from two or three oranges in about two cups of water. Once the water cools, add one teaspoon of organic raw honey and stir until all the honey dissolves.
You then want to pour the liquid onto your hair and scalp and massage it in for a few minutes and then wash it out.
Natural Lemon Juice
You can use lemon juice in your hair care routine to help improve the health of your hair and scalp.
Lemon juice prevents dandruff and promotes hair growth along with providing your hair with the proper nourishment to your hair follicles. Here are different hair issues you may have that lemon juice can help solve.
1. Hair growth:
You want to mix lemon juice with an equal amount of castor oil to help your hair grow more effectively. This mask will help strengthen your hair roots and stimulate your scalp which in turn produces growth.
2. Shiny hair:
Mix one tablespoon of honey and one tablespoon of lemon juice. Massage this mixture into your scalp and soak the rest of your strands with it. Let this sit for 15-30 minutes before you rinse it out of your hair.
3. Oily hair:
Lemon juice helps with the removal of the clogged follicles that produce greasy hair.
Using lemon juice will help unclog the follicle and remove all the oil content from your hair and scalp. Mix one tablespoon of lemon juice with a tablespoon of egg white and let it sit in your hair for about half an hour. Then rinse it out.
Several different factors can cause your hair to look dull and lifeless.
A banana hair mask is a perfect way to restore moisture and shine to your hair. Bananas are rich in potassium, natural oils, minerals, and carbohydrates which can help to soften your hair and protect your hairs natural elasticity preventing breakage and split ends. Bananas are a rich source of Vitamins A, B, C, and E along with the minerals potassium, zinc, magnesium, and iron.
You want to mix a half a cup of mashed or blended banana with one teaspoon of coconut oil. Then you want to apply the mixture to your scalp and let it sit for about an hour.
There are so many different types of berries, and they have significant benefits not only to your hair but your skin and nails as well. Here are a few types of berries and benefits.
Blackberries are rich in bioflavonoids which help with many things.
They also contain vitamin C and are low in sodium. They are also very rich in antioxidants. The vitamin C found in blackberries is mainly responsible for collagen production and contributes to healthy hair.
The antioxidants help combat harmful and damaging effects of the environment on your hair.
2. Acai berries
Acai berries have tons of vital minerals and vitamins.
They are rich in antioxidants as well. They also contain a significant amount of fats nut most are healthy fats (omega 3, 6, and 9). Acai berries contain vital nutrients that make your hair softer, shinier and stronger.
Not only do these nutrients promote scalp health, but they also prevent hair loss.
3. Goji berries
Goji berries have a lot of beta-carotene that promotes healthy hair.
Goji berries are rich in vitamin A which enhances circulation to the scalp, thereby boosting hair growth and preventing hair loss. The berries also help with the absorption of iron which is also essential for hair growth.
To create a hair mask using any of these berries is very simple. You want to get a blender and mix two tablespoons of plain yogurt, two tablespoons of organic raw honey, and a fourth of a cup of the berries of your choice with a tablespoon of honey.
Blend it and apply to your hair and let it sit for at least half an hour and that’s it!
You may have a few oils laying around in the house that you use for different things but have you considered using them for your hair?
Most of the oils that we use to benefit our skin or maybe even use in cooking can also work wonders on our hair. Here are some of the more popular oils and how they can help with the health of your hair.
The great thing about oils is that you do not need to make a mask, you can apply them to your hair and scalp.
Coconut oil is the most abundant natural source of healthy saturated fats which have significant benefits for your hair.
Coconut oil is rich in anti-microbial properties such as lauric acid, and medium-chain fatty acids that strengthen hair, condition your scalp and help regrow your hair. Here are a few of the ways coconut oil can help your hair.
Hair growth. When you massage coconut oil into the scalp, it helps to increase blood circulation. Increasing blood flow stimulates the growth of your hair.
Coconut oil is rich in vitamin K and vitamin E which helps to reduce dandruff and keep hair follicles healthy. The medium-chain fatty acids have potent antiviral, antifungal and antimicrobial properties that target fungus. These properties also help to kill viruses and bacteria that may be lurking in your scalp as well.
Coconut oil can also help prevent dry, brittle hair caused by the sun. The oil is a natural sunscreen because it contains SPF of 8. You can massage it onto your hair for all day protection.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is very beneficial when it comes to dandruff and hair loss.
Dandruff happens when there is an accumulation of dry and scaly skin on your scalp. If the hair is left untreated, the dead skin buildup could hinder your hair growth.
When applied to the scalp, the oil that goes down the shaft of your hair will help to prevent a buildup of chemicals and dead skin. This oil will help keep your hair healthy and moisturized which can help it grow at its regular rate and prevent it from falling out. Tea tree oil can also nourish your scalp and hair due to its cleansing properties.
The oil can unblock your pores which will increase the supply of oxygen and nutrients on the follicles of your hair. And lastly, tea tree oil has natural therapeutic properties which allow for it to be an excellent source for hair cleansing.
Using a small amount often can help to prevent the buildup of chemicals, oil, and dead skin.
Jojoba oil is rich in vitamin and minerals that nourish your hair.
It also contains vitamins B, C, and E and copper and zinc. Because jojoba oil is primarily made up of proteins, the fatty acid content makes it very ideal to nourish your hair and follicles. Here are some of its benefits.
The sebum produced by your sebaceous glands coat your hair and scalp with moisture. Since the molecular structure of jojoba oil is similar to that of the sebum, it can take on the form of the natural oil and keep your scalp moisturized. This process will, in turn, improve the health of the hair follicles and sebaceous glands by fighting their tendency to produce too much or too little sebum.
Not only doe jojoba oil take over the job of the sebum by moisturizing the scalp, but the molecular structure also readily accepts our scalp and dissolves sebum and other kinds of buildups that may have been clogging your follicles. In other words, it works well a scalp cleanser.
Jojoba oil also acts as a natural conditioner. The cuticles that make up the upper layer of your hair shaft rise when they are damaged. This process leaves your hair and scalp vulnerable to moisture loss.
Jojoba oil smooths down this cuticle and forms a protective layer on top of the shaft keeping the moisture locked in while conditioning your hair throughout the process.
We can’t forget about the plants that you have decorating your home! Plants can also have significant benefits on your hair as well. Here are some plants that you may or may not have considered to use as a hair product. They promote hair growth as well!
Aloe vera plant
For this one, it isn’t the plant itself, but the gel that it contains that can significantly help your hair.
Aloe vera gel works wonders for your hair. The ingredient is a vast repository of proteolytic enzymes and amino acids which help improve your scalp health and boost hair growth. Here are more of the excellent properties the gel contains.
The proteolytic enzymes help to heal and repair the damaged cells in your scalp. This enzyme improves follicle health and indirectly boosts healthy and faster hair growth.
- This gel also helps to curb hair loss and controls shedding ensuring thair your hair remains thick and strong.
- The gels anti-inflammatory properties can help soothe scalp irritation which allows you to keep your hands out of your hair.
- Aloe vera’s high content of protein, minerals, and vitamins help to nourish your follicles and hair efficiently.
- The moisture content in aloe vera helps to condition your hair, locking in nutrients and hydration keeping it moisturized.
The Calendula Plant
The calendula flower in a herbal plant which flower are used to prepare medicines.
However, they have great hair benefits as well. Calendula has high amounts of flavonoids which are plant metabolites that provide health benefits through cell signaling pathways and antioxidant effects. Calendula flowers can do many things for your hair. It is used to hydrate dry scalps, improve the condition of your scalp in a general sense, and remove dandruff.
If you do not own the plant, you can buy the natural oil at a store which will have the same benefits. And if you do have the plant at home, you can create a hair rinse. You want to have 2-3 dried flowers.
You want to put the dried flowers into boiling water for a few minutes. Once that is done, you then want to let the water cool. You can add essential oil to the mix such as the oils listed above. Another oil I recommend adding is lavender oil. And that’s it!
You then can put this water into a spray bottle and spritz it onto your hair and scalp.
Flaxseed comes from the flax plant. People then harvest the seed from the plant. The great thing about flaxseed is that it is edible so you can consume them to give you several benefits.
Here are the ways flaxseed can help your hair.
Flaxseed is an excellent source of vitamin E. Vitamin E has strong antioxidant properties which prevent hair and scalp damage. It can also help improve the efficiency of capillaries which boosts blood circulation and prevent premature graying.
Flaxseed can help balance pH and oil production. This benefit is significant because these two factors directly affect the rate at which your hair grows. Flaxseeds soothe the scalp and help calm the sebaceous glands, so they produce the right amount of oil for healthy hair growth.
Flaxseed nourishes your hair. Flaxseed has a rich source of Omega 3 fatty acids. These fatty acids nourish the follicles of the hair shaft and ensure that the new growth is healthy and strong. Omega 3 fatty acids also help improve hair elasticity.
The best way to use flaxseed is to eat it directly or apply the oil or gel form directly to your hair and scalp.
Are You Ready to Try A Natural Product?
Natural products are very beneficial to your hair.
They contain several properties that help with hair growth, thickness, hair loss, graying, and so many more things. There are several other natural products that you can use to improve your hair, but this is to give you an idea. What natural products do you have around the house that you use?
Don’t be afraid to try something new, and if it doesn’t work well for your hair that’s okay too! It is a learning process, and it is essential to figure out what your hair does and does not like. Good luck!