We all look up to our grannies for delicious food and bedtime stories. But do we ask them for help when our skin wears off, or our tresses lose spark? Absolutely yes. Our beloved grandmothers belonged to a time where chemicals and artificial ingredients weren’t a thing, which is why they always favored natural and home-made items for all kinds of worries. Be it trouble in the tummy, overnight stress, hair fall, acne, etc. So today we are going to have a word with our grannies and dig deep into their treasure books where all of their best kept hair secrets are stored –
- Amla Pack
Amla has been used for hair thickening for multiple ages. It contains high volumes of Vitamin C that promotes hair growth by increasing the antioxidants in the body. Amla is also proven to purify your blood and prevent premature greying of hair. You can imbibe amla in your regular diet, and can also make a paste of the crushed dried amla.
- Aloe Vera Application
Aloe Vera is yet another natural ingredient that is extremely beneficial for your body, especially your hair. This plant can be grown inside your house, and used whenever required. Aloe Vera protects your hair follicles from damage, and also cleanses your roots and lengths thoroughly. Scalp problems ranging from itchiness to greasiness, all can be cured with regular application of Aloe Vera. Simply pluck it from the plant, peel it, blend it, and apply it to your entire hair.
- Brush Your Locks
Moving forward to healthy habits for your hair. Grandmas recommend that you must regularly brush/ comb your hair with a wide tooth wooden comb. This massages your roots, and maintains a healthy scalp. Another benefit of this habit is that it reduces hair fall and dandruff too.
- Braid Before Bed
If you have longer hair, this grandma tip is specially for you. Sleeping with long open tresses can promote weakening of hair, and thus, hair fall and hair breakage. It is best that you tie your hair and then sleep. The best recommendation is to braid your hair and secure it from falling off.
- Soft Pillowcase
This is one of the most important tips from ancient times which is gaining popularity these days. You must always sleep on a pillowcase that is soft and slippery, rather than coarse and dry. Rough sleeping surface can cause friction on your scalp, your hair, and also the skin of your face. You can choose to opt for satin pillowcases as they keep your hair soft, shiny, and break-proof.
- Castor Oil Head Massage
Let us help you clear some myths about hair care. While some people believe that coconut oil is the best oil for your scalp and hair, grandma says that is a false belief. Yes, coconut is an important source of nourishment for your roots, but it is not the best out there. Castor oil is the winner. You might notice from the consistency of this oil, how rich it is in texture, and what wonders it could do for your hair. You must indulge in a deep head and root massage session at least once a week using castor oil. You could soak it up and leave it overnight, or could also pour some of it for around 30 minutes before washing. Massaging the root, length and tips is of utmost importance as it not only relaxes your nerves, but also replenishes the skin under your hair. It’s like breathing for your skull.
- Rice Water
Here is another tip to promote healthy and lustrous locks. Soak a glass of rice in 1-2 glasses of water overnight and strain this in the morning. Once you cleanse and wash your hair, pour this mix gently on to your roots and massage it gently on your scalp. Use the remaining solution to repeat the process and finally rinse with cold water. Do this regularly and notice the results. Rice water is helpful in detangling your hair and also increasing their natural shine. If you want silky, smooth hair that is long and strong, rice water is the right choice.
- Onion Juice
Last but not the least, this is another power juice for your mane. Sulphur is an active ingredient in onions which is responsible for taking care of weak hair, or thin hair. Also, if you suffer from patch baldness, onion is your magic wand. Peel an onion, chop it and grind it thoroughly. Wrap it up in muslin cloth and squeeze with all of your strength. This will lead to onion juice sipping out of the cloth. Apply this juice to your scalp only and leave it for some time. Repeat this for some time and you will notice positive results in your hair.