Indian women are known for their beautiful long black hair. Coconuts are synonymous with India and most of the remedies involve coconut oil in some form or the other. Many Indian women say that coconut oil hair treatments were a ritual in their homes growing up, and often happened up to 1-3 times a week! All you have to do is heat up a few tablespoons of organic extra virgin coconut oil on the stove or in the microwave until melted (at room temperature, coconut oil is solid). Some women claim that mixing fresh curry leaves into the oil with help your hair grow faster, but this step is optional.
To apply, dip your fingers into the warm oil and begin massaging it into your scalp. Then thinly coat your hair from root to tip. Braid your hair, or put it in a bun and cover your pillow with a towel. It’s best to leave the treatment on overnight before washing it out. But if you are in a hurry a quick one hour treatment will give your hair a little boost!
If you do this treatment at least once a week, you will notice how much softer and stronger your hair becomes in just a couple weeks.
Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid which helps prevent hair loss – so let the fellas in on the secret. ~ Brandi Savitt
Don’t use so much oil that you’ll need to shampoo your hair twice to get it out. A small amount will do the trick, just apply it to your scalp and ends thoroughly!
Shampoo is drying, and you don’t want to take out all of the moisture that you just added. ~
Ayurveda endorses natural, homemade ingredients to promote healthy hair growth. Ashwagandha, known outside of Ayurveda as winter cherry or Indian ginseng, is a particularly well-known herb within alternative medicine, boasting all sorts of health benefits, particularly in hair growth.
Application of Indian ginseng allows healthy blood flow to the scalp, which reduces inflammation, helps rejuvenate hair and promotes good follicle cell growth ~Jane McDonaugh
You could also boil fenugreek seeds and Indian gooseberry in the powder form, in coconut oil and use it as a hair mask. This will help to condition your hair and promote hair growth within a few days of using the treatment. You need to make sure that the oil is boiled well till it turns a lighter shade of brown. Doing this daily will ensure that you have silky smooth hair within a week.
In order to see immediate result you need to massage the oil into your scalp and leave in over night.
Most of these herbs have an Indian origin but it is not difficult to get them. Simply look at the health section of the supermarket and you will be able to get them herbs or try ordering them online!