We all want that commercial hair: the incredible hair that blows in the wind, but never in your face. That luxurious hair that shines like a diamond, but never feels greasy.
Before you go out and get one of those expensive treatments (usually full of chemicals!) that promise strong and healthy hair, check your fridge first. There are plenty of ways to promote hair growth naturally, and it really can be as simple as choosing the right thing to eat or a simple five-minute mask using ingredients already in your kitchen.
Biotin (aka Vitamin H) is one of the more well-known supplements available over the counter that helps not only hair growth, but your nail health as well. If you don’t want to pick up a supplement, you can get enough of your daily needs of biotin through eating brown rice, nuts, and oats.
Once known primarily as a cooking herb, rosemary has since become well-known for its medicinal benefits, including promoting hair growth and hair health. Rosemary oil and teas have been found to treat dry and flaky scalps (for dandruff or just plain ol’ winter dryness). Rosemary oil also helps strengthen the hair follicle itself for stronger locks. We recommend adding a few drops of rosemary to your hair after shampooing a few times a month to get even stronger hair, or try Feel Simplicity’s Hot Oil Hair Treatment with rosemary for softer hair that won’t feel greasy or weighed down.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Another very beneficial and natural treatment is with apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar change the PH balance of your hair and prevents yeast from growing, therefore preventing dandruff and a dry spots. Mix a quarter cup of both water and apple cider vinegar to a spritz bottle, spray your hair and wrap your hair in a towel. Depending on your hair, you can let the mixture set for 15 minutes to an hour before rinsing out.
Eggs are a great source of protein and staple in most recipes. One of our favorite hair treatments includes an egg mask before you shampoo.
You will need:
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. of olive oil
- 1 tsp of honey
Mix the ingredients until they create a thick paste and then add to your hair. Leave it in for 20-30 minutes (depending on your hair) before rinsing. Shampoo and condition as your normally would.
Don’t even get us started on the benefits of green tea! From promoting healthy digestion to healthy skin, it’s no wonder that green tea would help with hair growth as well. You can add a cup of green tea to your diet here and there, or create a mini-mask to heal your hair from the outside, too. Simply mix two parts water with one part of green tea, apply the mixture after cleansing, and leave in for 15 minutes before rinsing.