Hair loss can be attributed to things like hormonal changes, stress, pregnancy, or lack of hair care. To help maintain healthy locks, you need to be proactive and give you hair and scalp some extra love a couple times a week.
A lot of people experiment with various products or odd techniques to help with hair growth, but how many of those actually work? We are willing to bet that many people fail to have success with whatever they try, but perhaps that is because they aren’t using the right ingredients. The DIY recipe in this article has some powerful ingredients that help to naturally stimulate hair growth. Check them out below.
Coconut oil contains lauric acid, medium-chain fatty acids, and antimicrobial properties, all of which work to condition the scalp and strengthen hair. Because of the vitamins and essential fatty acids that naturally exist in coconut oil, using it as a daily treatment can help to nourish the scalp and remove sebum build-up from hair follicles.
Castor oil contains antibacterial and antifungal properties, making it a great remedy to help prevent dandruff, scalp infections, or folliculitis. It contains ricinoleic acid, which works to improve circulation to the scalp and improve hair growth. Many people have experienced hair growth of 3-5 times the normal rate after incorporating castor oil into their hair care routine.
Rosemary Essential Oil
According to several studies, rosemary essential oil may help to heal nerve endings and rejuvenate nerves in the scalp, which can assist with hair growth. More studies indicate the rosemary essential oil can help protect against hair loss. It may even be as effective and healthier than minoxidil, commercially known as Rogaine.
- ½ cup castor oil
- ½ cup virgin, organic coconut oil
- 10 drops rosemary essential oil
- Add the castor oil, coconut oil, and essential oil to a bowl and mix well. You can store this in a glass bottle with an eyedropper top.
- It is ideal to use this serum twice a week. Take a small amount (no more than a thumbnail) of the serum and massage it into your scalp before bed, leaving it in overnight. Use a natural shampoo to wash it out in the morning.