How about you make your own DIY hair Growth cream, huh?. It’s no doubt that our hair enhances our looks, so why shouldn’t we make it grow longer, thicker, healthy and looking awesomely-beautiful?.
Our hair deserves every hair care treatment it needs to grow healthy. So therefore, if you’re seeking for a recipe to formulate a DIY hair growth cream, then congratulations, you’re definitely the right page. This article will definitely guide you on how to get it done.
Why Grow Out Your Hair?
So many ladies are dying to achieve a long beautifully-looking hair, why? Because long hair not only enhances your looks and appearance, but also makes you look powerful and classy.
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Ingredients For DIY Hair Growth Cream.
Shea butter is a byproduct of shea nuts that are harvested from the Vitellaria paradoxa tree in West Africa.
This emollient ingredient softens and moisturizes the hair. It’s filled with vitamins A and E along with essential fatty acids and healing properties for the skin. The fatty acid in sheabutter helps supply moisture into the hair and moisturizes the scalp, thereby preventing hair breakage, dryness and split ends.
Due to the abundant fatty acids content, sheabutter also help increase shine and reduce the frizz of your hair. It may also help protect hair from heat damage caused by flat irons and blow drying.
It also extends its potentials to preventing the occurrence of dandruff and calming down scalp irritations providing healing effects without clogging the pores because of its anti-inflammatory properties. Additionally, as a natural product, it’s safe to use on all types of hair, even hair that’s damaged, dry, or color treated.
Argan oil, also called the “liquid gold” is made from the fresh kernels of the fruit of the argan tree in Morocco. This morrocan oil contains rich fatty acids which supplies, nutrients and vitamins to the hair scalp towards enhancing healthy hair growth.
Argan oil is rich in oleic acid, linoleic acid and vitamin E, which provides a fatty layer to your hair and scalp that may help prevent dryness and can help reduce fizziness and boost shine.
Vitamin E (which is abundant in argan oil) has proven to enhance hair growth in a 2010 research study.
The powerful antioxidants and nourishing fatty acids in argan oil help keep your hair moisturized and protects against styling damage and damage caused by free radicals which can result in less breakage and shedding.
Raw Coconut Oil.
Coconut oil is definitely another natural way to make your hair grow longer, thicker, healthier and faster as it stimulates hair growth from the root. This emollient oil contains vitamins and essential fatty acids to nourish the scalp and help to remove sebum build-up from hair follicles.
Coconut oil is a great hair moisturizer and conditioner as it is rich in lauric acid and easily penetrates inside the hair shaft to supply moisture and conditions the hair which addresses the issue of hair dryness, breakage and fizziness. This oil also helps add shine to your hair making it look gorgeous and glowing.
Aloe Vera Gel.
Aleo vera acts as a humectant which supplies hair with intense moisture and hydration. Aloe vera has been used for skin and hair for decades because of its healing and anti-inflammatory properties.
Asides supplying hair with moisture, this wonderful ingredient also conditions the hair, calms down itchy and flaking scalp due to its anti-inflammatory properties. It can also deep cleans oily hair, thereby stripping excessive sebum and strengthen your hair, making your scalp healthier which in turn encourages faster and healthier hair growth.
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Jojoba oil can actually help moisturize your hair from tip to top due to it comprised of 97% monounsaturated fats. The other 3% is made up of acids and natural alcohols. Due to its nutrient-rich structure, jojoba may help to moisturize and condition hair by penetrating its outer cuticle.
Jojoba oil contains high concentrations of vitamins B and E, as well as minerals like zinc which are known hair growth stimulators while providing antioxidant protection.
Jamaican Black Castor Oil.
Jamaican Black Castor Oil works for all hair types. It will moisturize, thicken, strengthen and rapidly increase hair growth. It increases blood flow to the scalp, supplying valuable nutrients to hair follicles and also prevent hair breakage, dandruff, eczema and dry, itchy scalp.
Tea Tree Essential Oil.
The power house of anti-bacterial anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. When topically messaged into the hair it stimulates hair growth by increase blood circulation. Infact, According to a 2013 research study, a mixture containing tea tree oil and minoxidil was more effective than just the minoxidil alone in improving hair growth.
Tea tree oil also calms down inflammatory conditions and fends off dandruff and other scalp infections because of its medicinal properties.
Peppermint Essential oil.
The cooling sensation one feel when peppermint essential oil is applied on the skin is as a result of menthol present in the oil. This cool sensation increases healthy blood flow which in turn stimulates hair growth.
A study in Microvascular Research found that a 4 percent menthol solution caused blood vessels to widen, which increases blood flow. According to experts, healthy blood circulation promotes more hair growth in the affected area.
Having seen the potentials of these ingredients towards stimulating and enhancing healthy hair growth one can wonderful how powerful they can be when combined together in a DIY hair growth cream formulation.
Below is a guide to formulate DIY hair growth cream combining the above meantioned ingredients.
- 10 Tablespoons of raw natural Shea butter
- 2 Teaspoons Argan oil
- 2 Teaspoons raw coconut oil
- ½ cup of Aloe Vera gel (cosmetic grade)
- 2 Teaspoons Jojoba oil
- 2 Teaspoons of Jamaican Black Castor Oil
- 10 drops Tea tree oil.
- 10 drops Peppermint oil.
- Step 1: Get a clean mixing bowl
- Step 2: Mix in sheabutter and other ingredients in accordance to measurements meantioned above.
- Step 3: Stir the mixture thoroughly to form a rich-creamy fluffy consistency.I recommend stirring with an electric blender for more thorough and proper mix.
- Step 4: Pour your mixture in a container with a tight lid.
Store in a cool dry place.
How To Apply Your DIY Hair Growth Cream.
After washing your hair or after taking your shower. Massage a moderate amount of your DIY hair growth cream into your hair.
Continue treatment once or twice a day.
Possible Questions & Answers.
Q: What’s cosmetic grade Aleo Vera Gel?
A: A cosmetic grade aleo vera gel is a refined version of aleo vera extracted from aleo vera plant. This aloe vera gel products are sold in beauty shops. See picture below.
Q: Do I need to add preservatives?
A: With the ingredients meantioned above you don’t need a preservative because They do not grow mold, mildew or even yeast.
Q: Can i melt my sheabutter on a low heat?
A: Yes. You can melt down your sheabutter on a low heat before adding other ingredients. Reason is because, sheabutter usually comes in solid chunks, melting it down on a low heat will enable you add other ingredients without hassles and makes mixing easier.
But I myself don’t melt my sheabutter, I prefer cutting them into smaller chunks, before adding my ingredients, then stir thoroughly for a proper mix. It all depends on personal preference.
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