This golden liquid makes for an excellent home remedy for damaged hair and also helps prevent hair fall by cleansing follicles and strengthening them. It is an emollient and thus seals in moisture. Honey is rich in antioxidants that keeps scalp and hair healthy and its antibacterial and antiseptic qualities prevent scalp infections and issues like dandruff, psoriasis, and eczema.
How to use: Take honey and coconut or olive oil in equal amounts in a bowl and mix well. Massage this into scalp and hair and rinse with water or using shampoo after 15-20 minutes.
Aloe vera gel is safer than most commercially available hair care products as it has a pH level that is similar to that of the scalp and hair. Packed with several active ingredients like essential amino acids and minerals, aloe gel boosts hair growth and health. Being anti-inflammatory in nature, aloe vera soothes the scalp and prevents scalp irritation and aggravation of skin conditions.
How to use: Take a cup of aloe vera gel and mix in two tablespoons of castor oil. Apply this evenly to the scalp and hair and allow to sit for 1-2 hours. Rinse off with water or using a mild shampoo.
Eggs are a rich source of proteins, vitamins, and fatty acids which are essential for hair health. Antioxidants present in eggs help repair hair damage and the lutein helps hydrate hair and improve elasticity, curb breakage, and prevent split ends.
How to use: Whisk a whole egg with a tablespoon of olive oil until combined. Apply to hair and put on a hair cap to prevent making a mess. Leave on for 20-30 minutes and rinse with cool water. Shampoo and condition if required.
- Green tea
Green tea boosts hair growth and also prevents hair fall owing to its catechin content which works to reduce the hormone dihydrotestosterone responsible for hair loss.
How to use: Brew a couple of bags of green tea in a cup of hot water for 30-45 minutes. allow the brew to cool and use as a final rinse after shampooing. Alternatively, mix freshly brewed green tea with aloe gel and massage into scalp and hair. Wait for 10-15 minutes before rinsing with cool water.
Curd is packed with vitamins like B5 and D and can nourish the scalp to boost hair growth. Curd also conditions hair, treats dandruff, and improves the lustre and quality of hair apart from preventing hair loss.
How to use: Soak a couple of tablespoons of fenugreek seeds overnight and grind to a paste the next morning. Mix this paste with about half a cup of curd to make a hair mask. Apply evenly to scalp and hair. Rinse after 30 minutes. Another easy hair mask recipe is mixing a teaspoon of lemon juice with half a cup of curd. You can also make a hair mask by mixing curd with ingredients like aloe vera gel, coconut or olive oil, and eggs.