Often, the dream of having long hair remains just that. A dream. But did you know something as humble as lemons can help boost hair growth? You think of ways in which you can get more growth, and try to be practical before you start badmouthing Rapunzel for having what you don’t. Slow hair growth causes disappointment, and needless to say you get more and more frustrated when over months you see the growth is miniscule. Natural and homemade haircare remedies have seen the use of lemons for a long time. Lemon has been used in hair oils and hair masks, and also promotes hair growth. Not only that, it helps fight dandruff and curbs premature greying of hair. Some of the benefits include:
They are rich in many nutrients citric acid, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, pectin, and flavonoids, each of which is beneficial for hair growth. The vitamin C improves the collagen production which in turn makes the hair grow. The citric acid prevents the hair follicles from getting loose, thus reducing hair fall. When used in the scalp, lemons unclog the pores around the follicles which reduces dandruff. Lemons control the production of oil in the scalp, thus preventing an oily scalp and look. The anti-fungal properties keep the scalp infection free when used regularly.
When you have oily hair, your scalp needs to get rid of the excess oil production where the lemons will help. The boost in collagen production will also improve hair growth.
To make: Pick a fresh lemon and wash it thoroughly to get rid of any traces of pesticide. In a bowl, squeeze the fresh lemon to get the juice.
How to use: All you need to do it to apply this fresh juice on your scalp, and massage the scalp with the tips of your fingers and leave in on for 10 minutes more. Be careful, not to leave in on further, since it is pure lemon juice and has bleach properties. Wash it off with a mild shampoo and lukewarm water. Don’t forget to condition your hair.