Hair growth takes time, patience and a good hair care routine. Sadly, it doesn’t happen overnight and there are no shortcuts. I’ve seen all kinds of promising products, the “get longer hair in just 7 days” types and trust me, they just don’t work. Hairs go through a certain growth cycle and that’s just how the human body works – growing longer locks in a few days is unnatural and obviously, impossible.
Although you can’t get longer hair instantly (wigs and extensions excluded! 🙂 ), there are a few ways to boost your hair growth and gain some more length. Factors like diet and medication, emotional stress and health issues, hair care routine, treatments and hair styling are very important and surely affect the appearance and health of the strands. However, today I want to focus on one factor in particular: my favorite natural hair treatment.
So, throughout this whole year I’ve been getting a lot of compliments and positive reactions to my hair length, as well as questions on my routine and products. I would always mention my protein intake and my weekly hair treatment as key hair boosters. Naturally, my friends were eager to try out these “secret” ingredients and I’m so happy to notice some long locks already! I even have this friend that wanted thicker beard and sure enough, after using this mixture regularly his beard grew thicker! So yes, this thing works. I’ve been joking about it being magical and therefore called it a potion.
My results so far…
Let’s get to the recipe!
To make this hair growth potion you will need:
How to make it
Combine 2 oz (60 ml) of castor oil with 5 oz (150 ml) of coconut oil. Add 4 – 6 drops of lavender oil. Lastly, cut 4 vitamin E capsules in half and spill the serum in the mixture. Mix well and pour in a jar, a bottle, or anything with a lid. Here‘s a similar bottle to the one I used.
Keep it sealed in a cool place for later use.
You can adjust the measurements and make less than this, just remember to not make too much as DIY treatments can go bad after a while. My hair is long and it takes me around 3 weeks to use up this mixture.
How to use
Apply on dry hair, massage it on your scalp and down to your ends. Make sure you cover all strands. Leave it on for at least 30 minutes, then shampoo and rinse off.
Do this treatment 1 – 2 times a week. Stay consistent and the results will start showing in a month or two!
*You can also use it on your eyebrows, eyelashes, or any areas affected by hair loss.
Why are these ingredients good for your hair?
All of these ingredients are amazing hair boosters and promote hair strength, length and thickness.
Castor oil is often used to treat hair loss. It has antifungal, anti – bacterial and antiviral properties, that can treat scalp infections, dandruff and follliculitus. The high content of Ricinoleic acid can help balance scalp PH and therefore replenish the scalp’s natural oils. This Omega 9 fatty acid is great for nourishing the hair follicles, protection from damage and boosting hair thickness.
Coconut oil has anti – microbial properties, it’s rich in lauric acid and medium chain fatty acids. These nutrients help in deep conditioning the scalp, boost hair growth, make your hair grow stronger and add moisture and shine.
Lavender oil has antiseptic and circulatory benefits. When massaged into the scalp, it can improve blood circulation, balance sebum production, add shine and moisture to the hair, help control dandruff and promote hair growth.
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps stimulate hair growth by protecting tissue, repairing damaged hair follicles and improving the blood circulation when massaged into the scalp.
There are other things you should pay attention to if you truly want to grow long hair (such as diet and hair care routine). You can read all about them here!
Would you try out this treatment? Let me know in the comments bellow!
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