Our mane reflects our overall health. Anything that affects the body, its immune system, or any deficiency in our diet shows up over our scalp and hair too. An unhealthy scalp can feel dry, itchy, or even oily, eventually slowing down your hair growth!

Follow these 6 easy and effective home remedies to get a healthy scalp and long, voluptuous hair:

1) Consume as well as apply some flaxseeds

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Flaxseeds are a good vegetarian source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential nutrients for hair growth.

How to use: Consume these seeds in powder form by mixing it with food or water. You can also massage your scalp with flaxseed oil every alternate day to get long beautiful hair.

2) Massage with coconut milk

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The essential fats and protein in coconut oil help prevent hair loss. When you massage it on the scalp regularly, it stimulates the hair follicles to increase hair growth.

How to use: Apply coconut milk in the pores of your scalp using your fingers and slowly massage the scalp for 15 minutes. Leave it for another 15 minutes to rest. Then wash it thoroughly either with plain water or with shampoo. 

3) Dab some onion juice 

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The high sulfur content in onions not only promotes hair growth but also increases blood circulation and reduces inflammation of the scalp when applied topically. Moreover, it also controls hair graying.

How to use: Apply onion juice over the scalp and let it rest for 30 minutes or until the scalp absorbs the juice and get completely dry.  For better results, mix 2 tablespoons of Aloe Vera pulp with one tablespoon of olive oil and apply this concoction over the onion juice masked hair. Wash your hair either with plain water or with shampoo.

4) Rub on fresh Aloe Vera

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The enzymes and alkalizing properties of Aloe Vera not only help promote hair growth but also help maintain the scalp and hair’s PH level.

How to use: Apply extract of fresh Aloe Vera or any herbal Aloe Vera gel over the scalp. Wash thoroughly with plain water after a couple of hours. For effective results apply Aloe Vera at least thrice a week.

5) Mask your scalp with fenugreek paste

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The protein, nicotinic acid, and hormone antecedents in fenugreek seeds soothe the itchiness of the scalp and help promote hair growth.

How to use: Mask your hair and scalp with the paste of fenugreek. Wash off after an hour with plain water. For effective results prefer applying it in the morning time.

6) Nourish your scalp and hair with Amla (Indian Gooseberry) 

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The rich source of vitamin C as well as its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties help promote hair growth and maintain a healthy scalp.

How to use: Mix two tablespoon of Amla paste in one tablespoon of lemon juice and massage this concoction over the scalp. Leave it overnight and wash off with shampoo the next morning.

While incorporating these remedies, you must include green vegetables, fruits, nuts, and whole grains in your daily diet so as to ensure good health of your scalp and hair.  

For any query related to natural treatment for your hair, you can consult an Ayurveda Specialist at www.healthcaremagic.com

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Yeshvanthi Vasudevan

Yeshvanthi Vasudevan is a Content Editor for Ebix Software India, Pvt, Ltd. She has a special interest in content writing and her previous work experience also includes freelance content writing for Bonorganics.

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