Long hair is a coveted feature by so many women and there’s nothing more frustrating when trying to grow it out, to see it stop growing all together. Talk about practicing patience! But be relieved, there are a few lesser known, natural ways to have the long and beautiful tresses you’ve been wanting so badly, with far less of the wait.
Keep in mind, that genetics, diet, stress level and hormones often play a big role in how much or if your hair grows. So if your hair used was growing well and suddenly it stops, it’s best to look at the possible affecting factors!
But if your genetics aren’t holding you back, you haven’t been stressed, you’ve been eating well and your hormones are happy and balanced, you won’t want to miss out on these helpful and natural tips!
Keep it trimmed
Clean up the ends of your hair 1/4 inch every 6-8 weeks. It will clean the damaged ends off, allowing the shaft to continue growing out rather than in many damaged directions.
Just heat up a hot oil treatment, rub it into your scalp, wait a little while, and you’ll see the difference — your hair will feel thicker, softer, and longer! While you can always use a store-bought treatment, homemade hot oil treatments work just as well. Jojoba oil, coconut oil, olive oils, and most other oils you like will do wonders; just heat it up and apply thoroughly.
Make a Protein Mask
A lot of people believe that this tip concerning how to make your hair grow faster doesn’t work well, but egg whites have been known for their healing properties and their ability to replenish hair and restore its softness and shine! Just crack open a few eggs, strain out the yolks, and make an egg white mask for your hair. Your hair will look ten times healthier instantly and will feel a lot stronger as well — which, ultimately, will allow your hair to grow faster!
Possibly one of the most helpful but neglected tips out there. Water helps the body to process and flush out toxins faster, which makes it a quick and easy natural method that will make your hair grow a lot faster. If you drink about 8 cups of water a day, not only will your body feel better, but your hair will get stronger. The stronger the hair, the faster that it grows. Drinking water also keeps your hair hydrated from the inside out. Hydrated hair is happy hair because, when dry, your hair is much more likely to break.
Try to stay away from blow dryers and heated tools, as they burn the hair. If you MUST use them, be sure to use a heat protecting spray or creme first, before styling. Keep in mind that the sun damages hair as well. In warm weather, or intense sunlight (even in the snow) keep a hat on to protect your hair from over drying and burning.
Eat Fats and Proteins
The old low fat diets are actually quite counter productive to your health and hair growth. Did you know that what you eat actually makes a difference in how fast your hair grows? If you eat a lot of good fats and protein-rich foods, you will see a huge difference in the quality of your hair, as well as the speed with which it grows. Things like fish, eggs, fresh fruits and vegetables, and even different meats all make a difference, so cut down on junk food and focus on heal meals.
Get into a sauna, steam room or even your shower, one to two times a week and spray eucalyptus oil shower spray near your head, about arms length away; never onto the head directly. The circulation promoting plant oils will penetrate through your open pores, waking up the follicles. Add to this a gentle scalp massage and you’ll have one happy head! You can also make a topical essential oil blend. I suggest mixing three drops of lavender oil, three drops of rosemary oil, and two drops each of thyme oil and cedarwood oil, along with some jojoba oil. All of this should go right onto your head and, I promise, the mixture will enhance your hair and make it grow that much faster!
Use these tips and tell us how they work for you!
Whether you’ve suffered a bad cut or are just ready to have more flowing locks, it’s common to want long healthy hair as fast as possible. While there are no guaranteed paths to hair perfection, there are some tried and true home remedies that help move the job along. Keep in mind that if your hair is breaking, thinning or growing slower than average, other factors may be contributing to the process such as the weather, your age, what foods you eat, living habits, and general overall health.
That being said, there are still many natural ways to hurry along hair growth that are easy and great for your health.
Home Remedy Tips to Get Long and Healthy Hair Naturally
We’ve all heard this one before, but there’s truth in it. Trim your hair 1/4 inch every 6-8 weeks. It will clean the damaged ends off, allowing the shaft to continue growing out rather than in many damaged directions.
Up the Omegas
Eat a diet high in Omega 3, 6, and 9 nutrients for not only healthy hair but also for better brain function, healthy bones, and ligaments. This means your joints, your mind, teeth, and nails benefit too. Find omegas in flax seed, salmon, and in supplement form at any natural grocer.
Just heat up a hot oil treatment, rub it into your scalp, wait a little while, and you’ll see the difference—your hair will feel thicker, softer, and longer. While you can always use a store-bought treatment, homemade hot oil treatments work just as well. Jojoba oil, coconut oil, olive oils, and most other oils you like will do wonders; just heat it up and apply thoroughly.
A lot of people believe that this tip concerning how to make your hair grow faster doesn’t work well, but egg whites have been known for their healing properties and their ability to replenish hair, restore softness and shine. Just crack open a few eggs, strain out the yolks, and make an egg white mask for your hair. Your hair will look ten times healthier instantly and will feel a lot stronger as well—ultimately allowing your hair to grow faster.
Water helps process and flush out toxins in our bodies faster, meaning drink water is a quick, easy, natural method to improve hair health. If you drink about 8 cups of water a day, not only will your body feel better, but your hair will get stronger. The stronger your hair, the faster it grows. Drinking water also keeps your hair hydrated from the inside out. Hydrated hair is happy hair.
Brushing your hair once or twice in the morning and once or twice at night will stimulate the circulation in your scalp, feeding hair follicles and ensuring undisturbed hair growth. But never brush when your hair is wet. That can cause severe breakage, which ultimately stunts hair growth. Use wide-toothed combs instead, especially if you experience tangles. And lastly, start at the bottom and work your way up to detangle at the source, rather than breaking them to untangle the mess.
Try to stay away from blow dryers and heated tools since they burn the hair. If you MUST use them, be sure to use a heat protecting spray or creme first, before styling. Keep in mind that the sun damages hair as well. In warm weather, or intense sunlight (even in the winter), keep a hat on to protect your hair from drying and burning. If you like pulling it back, spend the next 2 months with your hair tied back to give it a break.
Eucalyptus, the Miracle Plant
Get into a sauna, steam room, or even your shower, and spray Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist near your head one to two times a week. Spray from an arm’s length away, never onto the head directly. The circulation-promoting plant oils will penetrate into your open pores, waking up the follicles. Add to this a gentle scalp massage, and you’ll have one happy head!
Are you ready to ditch dry, damaged hair? Then put these home remedies to good use!
How do you get naturally healthy hair? Let us know below and share these great tips with friends!
There is a lot of information out there raising awareness to a pretty sad issue. Major beauty companies are knowingly adding carcinogenic ingredients to their products. Since our skin absorbs what touches it, it’s important that our whole body, scalp included, be treated with respect and care.
Thanks to the people at inhabitat.com, we are able to pass on some important information to you:
“You may have thought that the worst thing your shampoo could do to you is to sting your eyes, but it turns out that your shampoo could be deadly. The Center for Environmental Health based in Oakland, California, performed a study on shampoos and soaps and found that 98 included a possible carcinogen known as cocamide diethanolamine (cocamide DEA).
Cocamide DEA is a chemically modified form of coconut oil that is used as a thickener or foaming agent in shampoo. However, the state of California has outlawed its use, because it may be carcinogenic to humans. The CEH is suing companies producing and distributing these products, including Prell, Paul Mitchell and Colgate Palmolive shampoos. Also included are products marketed to children, and even one which falsely claims to be organic (Organic by Africa’s Best.)Until things are resolved, it seems like getting shampoo in your eyes may have become the least of your concerns. You can find a full list of all 98 suspect shampoos here.”
In the same chord, Vick’s Vapor Rub has been found to do similar damage. A quote from LiveStrong states the following:
|Lung infections like pneumonia can occur from misuse of Vicks Vapor Rub. Photo Credit thorax x-ray of the lungs image by JoLin
“Vicks Vapor Rub brand has been marketed for treatment of cough and congestion, such as from colds or allergies, and muscle aches. Vapor Rub contains the chemicals menthol and camphor, which provide numbing and counter-irritant action on sore muscles. When applied to the chest and nose areas, the pungent odor of the combined chemicals may suppress cough and seems to open stuffy airways and nasal passages; however, it is likely that the decongestant benefits are superficial and that the chemicals provide a cooling effect to make breathing easier for short time periods. Regardless, Vicks Vapor Rub is used frequently in adults and children older than two years of age, and care should be taken to avoid side effects.”
You deserve alternatives. Let’s start with one for each, shall we?
For shampoo, make your own at home with this recipe:
1 C liquid castile soap
1/4 C olive oil
1/8 C honey
(thanks, Pretty Smart Girl!)
For a Vicks Vapor Rub Alternative:
Get a bottle or two of Eurospa’s Eucalyptus Oil Shower Spray. The active ingredient in Vick’s is also Eucalyptus, as it’s antibacterial with menthol clearing properties. Simply Spray the product into shower or bath steam for a simple enhanced effect. Or add it to a humidifier for respiratory needs.
The beauty and wellness industry often does nothing to keep you well. We at Eurospa are happy to provide alternatives for you. You deserve it. Knowledge is power, pass it on!
Menthol Crystals are being talked about more and more these days, but do you really know what they are and how they will benefit you? Originally known as Japanese Mint, the herb was exported out of Japan and into India. Currently grown in northern India, the leaves of this incredible herb contain 70 percent menthol, releasing a powerfully pleasant aroma of mint. The crystals offer the world many ways and applications to take advantage of it’s wonderfully healing nature.
Let’s look at a some more information and ways that you can invite this plant’s power into your own life, health and home.
A natural product, menthol crystals contain and release a cool and refreshing smell of mint. Derived from the extraction of oil from mint, menthol is an herbal compound, formerly known as peppermint camphor. The crystals work well in any product requiring a strong flavor or aroma, with the added bonus of its ability to relieve pain and soothe the body.
Uses in Health and Beauty:
Menthol crystals are added to other great ingredients used in cosmetics, creams, toothpaste, dental rinses, cough drops and even shampoos. Because of its analgesic properties, menthol crystals can relieve body aches and soothe muscle pains. On a more precise and symptomatic level, the essence of menthol can clear up coughing and breathing problems. Simply place a few crystals in the steam of your shower or steam room and inhale the vapors to clear your sinuses. Rub the crystals along the shower walls and the steam will release menthol while you rejuvenate in the shower. With the combination of the heat and menthol your sinuses will open, your body aches will be relaxed and throat pain will be soothed. Menthol crystals will also dissolve in alcohol and oil, allowing their strong smell to make them a desirable product for home fragrances and perfumes.
For Use In the Home:
When using menthol crystals at home to prepare various products like a salve or fragrance, always wear a mask. Avoid placing your head directly over the bowl or other container containing the crystals. The smell of 100 percent menthol crystals is very powerful. Menthol crystals are soluble in alcohol and oils like olive oil but not in water. They melt around 107 degrees Fahrenheit. Ratios of 5 to 20 per cent menthol are common but for home use start with a low percentage until you develop a feel for the potency of the crystals and your own tolerance.
For Topical Use:
Menthol crystals can be used topically to soothe sore and stiff muscles, but make sure they are diluted with a carrier oil such as olive, coconut or jojoba oil. Rub the crystals in the carrier, over the area of the skin where the muscles are sore. The first sensation that you’ll feel will be an icy cooling, followed by numbness and partial incapacity of muscle use. This occurs, as the menthol crystals stimulate the nerve endings in the skin, creating that cold and numbing sensation.
All EuroSpa Aromatics’ products significantly exceed the pharmaceutical standard. All of our products are fresh and non-toxic. At Eurospa Aromatics, health quality is our main priority. We look forward to hearing from you and allowing us to supply you with our products, which we firmly believe make your members healthier and happier.