Herbal Remedies for Growing Long Hair
- Gingko biloba is said by herbal practitioners to increase blood circulation to the brain and skin, thereby increasing the oxygen and nutrients delivered there. Increasing blood circulation to the scalp is a good idea if you are trying to grow you hair as quickly as possible. A daily gingko biloba supplement may be able to do this for you.
- Onion is a popular folk remedy said to stimulate hair growth when it is rubbed on the scalp. Take an onion, cut it in half, and rub the pulp all over your scalp until your skin becomes tingly. Shampoo and condition afterwards to get rid of the smell.
You can also make a tonic out of half an onion, chopped, some stinging nettle, and half a cup of vodka. Combine the ingredients, refrigerate in a covered container for two days, then strain the onions from the liquid. Pour the liquid over your hair in the shower and give your scalp a good massage.
- Aloe vera is a Native American folk remedy said to promote thicker, longer, healthier hair. You can try this for yourself by cutting open some fresh aloe vera leaves and massaging the pulp into your scalp. You can also put aloe vera in the rest of your hair for a moisturizing effect.
Honey, Egg, Almond Oil
- A honey, egg, and almond oil paste is yet another folk remedy for promoting hair growth. Mix equal parts honey, almond oil, and egg yolk into a paste and massage it into your scalp. Leave this on for an hour. You can wrap a towel or plastic wrap around your head to contain the mess. You can also warm up some plain almond oil and massage it into your scalp for 30 minutes.