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Homemade Treatments for Faster Hair Growth

author image Julie Hampton
Julie Hampton has worked as a professional freelance writer since 1999 for various newspapers and websites including "The Florida Sun" and "Pensacola News Journal." She served in the U.S. Army as a combat medic and nurse for over six years and recently worked as the Community Relations Director for a health center. Hampton studied journalism and communications at the University of West Florida.
Homemade Treatments for Faster Hair Growth
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Because scalp hair grows at an average of half an inch a month, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, remedies are often sought to increase the process of hair growth. While 90 percent of hair is growing at any given time, growing hair longer can seem to be a slow progression. A variety of home remedies and treatments have been used to increase hair growth. Many items used on hair are commonly found in most kitchens or purchased at low cost at the grocery store.

Step 1

Apply several tablespoons of olive oil to damp hair. Massage the oil into the scalp. Use a wide-tooth comb to evenly distribute the oil. For longer treatment, place a plastic cap on your head, and leave the oil in your hair overnight. The hair will be deeply conditioned, and the oil will prevent breakage and split ends.

Step 2

Peel and place one to two white onions in a blender. Mix to a fine paste. Strain the onion juice from the mixture. Add two eggs to the mixture and blend well. Apply the mixture to your hair once a week, allowing it to sit for 10 minutes before rinsing.

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Step 3

Regularly visit the salon or barber to trim split ends. Hair that is healthy will grow faster than damaged hair. Trim hair every six to eight weeks.

Step 4

Rub and massage the scalp for two to three minutes daily, longer if desired. Blood flow and circulation will increase in the scalp, resulting in increased stimulation and hair growth.

Step 5

Eat healthy foods that are rich in vitamins such as fresh fruits and vegetables. Leafy spinach and broccoli are recommended. Take a multivitamin daily. Make sure you sleep seven to eight hours a day.

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