Have you started to see bald spots on your head where your hair was lush and voluminous? Watching your hair thin and fall out can be extremely stressful, which is usually due to several things including an unhealthy lifestyle, hormonal imbalance, genetics, deficiencies, and many more external factors.

Although there are treatments and medications to change these problems, nothing works better than natural and home remedies. Several kitchen ingredients and things available in your home garden can help increase hair volume and growth. Here are some simple ways to kickstart hair growth and bring it back to normal.

Fenugreek (methi) seeds
Fenugreek seeds are a common remedy for hair growth and not only help in increasing volume and shine, but are also known to treat dandruff.

In a pan, add 2 tablespoons of olive, coconut and castor oils.
Add 2 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds and cook on a low flame for 5 minutes.
Strain the seeds and pour the oil into a bottle to store.
Apply the warm oil to your scalp and massage it in well. Leave it on overnight and wash off the next morning for best results.
Do this twice a week for a month for visible results.

Green tea
This may sound a little strange or surprising to most, but green tea is known for its antioxidant content, which helps fight free radicals while stimulating new hair follicle growth.

Brew a cup of green tea and once it is lukewarm, pour it onto your scalp and massage it. Make sure your entire scalp has the green tea in it and let it sit for at least an hour before washing it off.

Onion juice
Onion juice has become a popular hair restorer for good reason – it works! Not only does this help in curbing hair loss, but it also stimulates hair growth from old hair follicles.

Take a large onion and peel it well.
Cut it into small pieces and stir to a semi-liquid state.
Strain the liquid and apply it to the scalp and massage in for about 10 minutes.
Let it sit for at least 15 minutes before washing your hair as usual.
Do this once a week for the best results.

Curry or henna leaves
From lice to dandruff, these leaves serve multiple medicinal purposes and help combat more common problems. Not only do they help keep the scalp healthy, but they also promote hair growth, which makes the hair more voluminous and luscious.

Add the curry or henna leaves in a pan.
To this, add 5 tablespoons of castor, almond and coconut oils and bring to a boil.
Strain the leaves and transfer the oil to a glass to store.
If it’s lukewarm, massage it onto your scalp for 5-10 minutes.
Let it sit for at least 1 hour before washing it off.

Aloe vera gel
Known for its many benefits, aloe vera gel is also excellent at repairing dead skin cells. Constant use will help stimulate hair growth and increase volume.

Break an aloe leaf from the stem, cut it in half and use a spoon to scoop out the gel.
Puree in a blender until it has a smooth consistency.
Massage this gel onto your scalp with your fingertips for about 5 minutes.
Steam your hair for about 10 minutes and leave the gel on for an hour before washing it off.

For best results, include leafy green vegetables in your daily diet.
Also, consume a bowl of fresh fruit and keep yourself hydrated throughout the day.
Avoid heat styling tools and use shampoos that are chemical free.

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