DIY HAIR TREATMENTS (Part 3 of 5): Hair Growth

In Part 1 & Part 2 of this series, I talked about popular ingredients for adding moisture or shine to your hair using DIY hair treatments.

Although I much prefer a good shampoo or vitamin that’s made to aid hair growth, I know some people like to go the unconventional route. In this segment I weigh in on a few natural remedies or ingredients for growing the hair.

1. Onion

Onion has lots of sulfur, which helps in the production of collagen. Some people think putting onion on the scalp will help the hair grow. I think it’s better to increase collagen production in the body by eating more sulfur-rich foods that help produce collagen (onions, cabbage, broccoli, blueberries, garlic, etc), than to try to rub them on your hair. That way, you don’t have to deal with the lingering odors.

2. Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is anti-microbial, so it’s used as a natural medicine and cleanser for the scalp. If your hair follicles are clogged and that’s making your hair not grow, then tea tree oil could help clean them and make a healthier growing environment for the hair.

3. Hot Water then Cold Water

The idea here is that hitting the scalp with some cold water will get the blood flowing. I think there are better (less annoying) ways to get the blood flowing, so I would prefer a little scalp massage, or a product that stimulates the scalp, but cold water could have a similar effect, if that’s what you like to do.

If you want to read my ideas on things you can do to help your hair grow better, click here.

What are some of your other favorite DIY ingredients for growing your hair? Have you personally had any success with them?

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