Tested and Proven Homemade Remedies for Treating Your Hair

We spend so much time and money piling up on the goods that it’s easy to forget where hair growth begins: the scalp.




Giving yourself a scalp massage is one easy way to stimulate hair growth at home. It will increase the blood flow to your scalp, increase your roots’ strength and help nutrients get to your follicles quicker. You should treat yourself to a dry hair scalp massage, but adding a nutrient-rich oil to the mix will just double the benefits.

Using lemon to alleviate an itchy scalp

Winter is approaching and your scalp may tend to be more itchy. To counter dryness in the winter, use a combination of lemon juice and olive oil in your hair. The acidity in lemon juice helps rid your scalp of any loose, dry skin flakes, while the skin on your head is moisturized by the olive oil.

How to use:

Blend two tablespoons of fresh lemon juice, two tablespoons of olive oil and two tablespoons of water. Once mixed, rub this mixture into a moist scalp. Let the mixture sit for 20 minutes, then rinse hair with shampoo. Treatment can be given every other week.

Boost Your Hair Shine With Tea

If you’ve noticed your hair looks a little dull lately, black tea is a perfect way to add a revitalised shine to your locks. If you’re a tea drinker already, then this at-home cure will be super easy to add to your routine. Bonus: black tea is also known for helping with curl loss.

How to use:

Brew some black tea and let it sit until it cools. Pour the tea over your head, and allow it to sit for 10 minutes. Wash out the tea and enjoy your beautiful hair.

Eggs are beneficial for all hair types

    “The [raw] egg is the best of all worlds,” says Janice Cox, author of Natural Beauty at Home. “The yolk, which is rich in fats and proteins, is naturally moisturising while the white, which includes enzymes that kill bacteria, absorbs excessive oils,” she says.

How to use:

Use the whole egg to treat natural hair; use egg whites only to treat oily hair; use egg yolks only to humidify dry, brittle hair.

Mix about 1/2 cup of whatever egg mixture is best for you, and add to clean, moist hair. If you don’t have enough egg to coat your scalp and hair, use more when needed. Keep on for 20 minutes, clean with cool water (to prevent “cooking” eggs) and clean hair with shampoo. Whole egg and yolks-only treatments can be applied once a month, while only whites can be applied every two weeks, says Cox.

Other benefits of using natural remedies for hair

• No side effects

• Safe for the skin or scalp

• Free from irritants and synthetics

• Environmentally friendly

If your hair is long and silky, short and fluffy or somewhere in between, these ingredients will keep your hair gleaming and healthy for days to come, no matter what life, or the weather, throws at you.

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