Best DIY Hair Growth Treatments- Natural Hair Masks That Work!
Hair loss happens to all of us. For some it is manageable, and for others it is a nightmare. In any case, we are always looking for ways to grow our hair in the quickest way possible.
How many times have you searched the internet for hair loss treatments and then gotten royally confused as to which remedy to try, what hair product to buy, which supplement to include in your diet, etc? The more you search, the more treatment options you will find! The internet is filled with endless possibilities of these remedies that help correct your hair loss concerns. The main problem, however, is that it makes you wonder which one works and which doesn’t.
Well, what if I told you that you can make your own hair masks with items you already have in your home? Personally, I always like to start with a natural solution before I turn to the market for a product. My mantra is to always “go green” before you embark on a “spending-spree”.
Having said that, I will share with you FOUR of my best DIY hair masks that will help you grow your hair naturally. Keep in mind, that there are numerous other hair masks out there and numerous ways to make them as well. I will tell you the ones that I have personally tried and tested and then seen actual results with! So keep reading!
1. Castor Oil Hair Mask
3 Tbsp Castor Oil
1 Vitamin E capsule
½ cup fresh Aloe Vera Gel
Add Aloe Vera gel (you can use any, as long as it is natural) and castor oil. Mix well for 2-3 minutes until a very creamy consistency is achieved. If you have a small sized blender, you can use that as well. A handheld coffee mixer works fine also. Break the Vitamin E capsule and add the liquid to the mixture. Mix everything well. Your hair mask is now ready!
Make the hair mask according to the length of your hair and store the rest in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. Apply the hair mask with every 3-4 day intervals and leave it on for an hour. Massage your scalp well for a few minutes and then wear a showercap to allow the mask to penetrate deep into your hair strands and roots. Wash with a mild shampoo and conditioner.
I have an entire article on how beneficial oils are for your overall hair health (You can read that article about what oils help to repair hair here). One of the most important oils for hair growth is castor oil. The anti-inflammatory properties in castor oil helps to eliminate dandruff and maintain a healthy well-moisturized scalp. The oil also promotes hair growth when massaged into the scalp because it increases blood circulation, leading to faster new hair growth.
Vitamin E and Aloe Vera together help to provide nourishment to the hair follicles and the hair strands so that the hair cuticles are sealed and your hair gets its shine and luster restored.
Believe me, when I say this, your hair will not only feel soft and shiny, but you will notice a significantly lesser amount of hair fall with just 2 weeks of use with this mask!
2. Black Seed Oil Hair Mask
1 tbsp Black Seeds
1 cup of Avocado Oil
1 tbsp Dried Rosemary
½ cup Black Seed Oil
½ cup Avocado Oil
3 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
Crush the Black seeds or put them in a food processor to pulse. Add the crushed black seeds, dried rosemary and Avocado oil to a mason jar, close the lid and shake well so that all ingredients get mixed in together. Leave the jar untouched for at least a week so that the seeds and the rosemary get infused with the oil. After a week has passed (you can also keep it for longer; just make sure you store the jar in a cool, dry place), strain out the oil and transfer it to another mason jar; Your magic hair elixir is now ready to use!
Apply to your roots first by massaging your scalp with your fingers. Warm the oil in your palm by rubbing it together and then apply to the length of your hair. Keep the oil on for an hour or longer (I have kept it overnight sometimes as well). Wash with mild shampoo and conditioner. Use this oil as often as you would like but I would suggest 2 times a week for beginners.
Black seeds are also known as Black Cumin Seeds or Nigella Sativa seeds. These black miracle seeds (as I like to call them) have extraordinary benefits for our hair! The seeds contain thymoquinone and nigellone – two very powerful ingredients found in prescription medication for alopecia. As a result of this, hair fall is naturally controlled and growth of new hair is evidently promoted by these seeds. The anti-inflammatory properties in the seeds also aid in soothing the scalp, riding it off dandruff, pesky lice, and balances sebum production.
The avocado oil in the hair mask helps to strengthen the hair shaft and keeps it soft by locking in moisture, while rosemary is well-known to promote new hair growth by reducing buildup and increasing blood circulation of the hair follicles.
I have personally noticed new hair growth in my bald spot areas (due to my side-part) by massaging this hair mask regularly. I also noticed that the areas where I was prone to a few gray hairs, ended up growing dark, black, hair!
Mix equal parts rice water and onion juice and add lavender essential oil. Transfer to a spray bottle for easy use. Spray onto hair roots and gently massage into your scalp for 2-3 minutes. Leave it on for 30 minutes to an hour and wear a shower cap. Wash with mild shampoo and conditioner. Use 2 times a week with preferably a 5-day interval between applications.
This is a power-packed hair mask for rapid hair growth! Fermented rice water is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that fortify the hair roots and strands, making it stronger, shinier, and healthier. Onion juice, on the other hand, is rich in sulfur that nourishes the hair follicles and enzyme catalase that prevents premature graying. Both of these ingredients together work perfectly well in stimulating new hair growth, FAST.
Although, I cannot get over the smell of this mask even with the essential oil, I have to admit it really did speed up the rate at which my hair grew. I don’t think it did much for my few gray hairs but it definitely made my hair thicker and healthier with just one month of use! If you have patchy bald spots and hair thinning, this is definitely the mask for you!
4. Fenugreek Seeds Hair Mask
This is a two-day process and a little bit of a lengthy-er process than the previous masks. But I assure you, it is all worth it in the end as this mask is a fantastic remedy for hair growth!
1 tbsp Fenugreek Seeds
1 tbsp White Rice
¼ cup water to soak
1 stalk Fresh Aloe Vera gel (straight from the plant is highly preferred)
4 tbsp Greek yogurt
2 tbsp Olive Oil
1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar (optional: if you have dandruff)
Add rice and fenugreek seeds in a bowl and rinse once with water to remove dirt and impurities.
Soak the rice and fenugreek seeds in ¼ cup water overnight. Make sure to cover with a lid.
Next day prep:
How to make fenu-rice water:
Strain the water from the seeds & rice-soak. Keep it aside in a glass.
Transfer the water from the glass to a spray bottle and keep aside.
If you have dandruff or flaky scalp, add the apple cider vinegar to this water, otherwise, skip and move on to the next step.
How to make the mask:
Take the soaked rice and fenugreek seeds (these will be swollen and soft from being soaked) and place it in a blender. Add the gel from Aloe Vera (you can use 4 tbsp of store-bought natural gel as well). Blend well until smooth. No need to add any water.
Add this mixture to the yogurt and mix well.
Add olive oil and mix well again until smooth. The hair mask is now ready to use!
Apply the fenu-rice water on damp or dry hair, starting with the roots first. Gently massage with light circular finger movements all over the scalp, focusing on areas where hair is thin or patchy (hair-line near forehead and ears) and crown of head. Massage for a few minutes: 3-4 minutes.
Apply the hair mask to the scalp first and then to your hair. It always helps to section your hair down the middle from front to back. Once applied, cover your head with a showercap and leave the mask on for 1.5 hours (I usually leave it for 3 hours!). It will get very stiff on your hair so consider yourself warned!
Rinse the mask off in the shower with lukewarm water first thoroughly before using shampoo and conditioner. Use this mask once a week for best results.
It sounds complicated but once you actually do it yourself, you will notice how easy it is and the results will be your number one motivator to keep going with this mask! Every time I use this mask, my hair feels super soft, smooth, healthy and completely untangled. I have noticed that new baby hairs starts to grow after about 2 to 4 weeks of regular usage!
Every single ingredient in this hair mask is extremely beneficial to the health and strength of the hair. But the true star of this hair mask is fenugreek seeds. These seeds are super rich in folic acid and vitamins and they contain minerals like potassium, calcium, and iron, all of which are amazing for hair-health. High amounts of protein and nicotinic acid found in these seeds help to prevent hair fall, dandruff, and all kinds of scalp dryness. They are loaded with lecithin that strengthen and hydrate the hair follicles, reducing baldness and hair thinning. Fenugreek seeds are famously used by women all over the Indian subcontinent to achieve rapid hair growth.
What Is Your Pick?
There you have it! Four super-wow, super-amazing DIY hair masks that actually work to grow hair fast and thick! I can vouch for all of them because I have tried them all and have seen great results in the feel, look, and overall health of my hair.
You should try it too! But please remember to be persistent with whichever mask you choose to try. Don’t do all of them at once. The simple point to remember is that great results take time, effort, and persistence. The more consistent you are with your efforts, the sooner you will see the results.
Which hair mask will you try? Have you tried any of these in a different variation? I would love to hear from you! If you have any questions, feel free to drop me a comment down below!