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Hair: Natural ways to stimulate growth and thickness

There are few things in life that have more capability to make anyone look hot and healthy than thick, luscious hair. But for most people, it is almost impossible to have great looking hair, leave alone growing it to a good length.

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The reason is that growing hair takes as much effort as it takes to be ripped. Going to the gym a few times won't have any noticeable effect on you, but relentlessness will. There are many natural techniques for you to enhance hair growth and thickness at home but you have to approach it like a person who wants to be ripped. It takes time, consistency and focus.

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Here are our favorite tips to start your hair growth journey today.

1. Coconut oil

This inexpensive hair remedy can double as a delicious cooking oil in your household. But applying the oil topically can actually protect damaged hair, and reduce loss of protein, or amino acids, which are essential for growth. Coconut oil can even possibly reverse the side effects of products containing harsh chemicals. Just massage a couple of tablespoons into your scalp and wash it off after an hour.

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2. Yogurt

The key ingredient in yogurt is probiotics, which can increase growth and reduce damage. In a study done on mice, yogurt made their fur more luxurious, and apparently the same goes for humans! However, don’t try to dip your hair in a bucket of yogurt. Just eating this snack daily can help promote healthy hair. Make sure to buy a plain variety, with added probiotics if possible.

3. Onion Juice

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This is not the best smelling remedy on our list, but it is an effective one. It can even possible treat patchy alopecia areata thanks to its phytochemical compounds. To extract the juice, strain half an onion and apply it to the scalp. Wash it off completely with a liberal amount of shampoo to get rid of the smell. Do this two times a week.

4. Fish oil

Stock up on those omega-3 fatty acids! Consuming fish oil in liquid or capsule form can promote hair growth because these supplements contain a precious resource called DHA, or docosahexaenoic acid. It proliferates dermal papilla cells within the scalp, which can even reverse thinning hair and issues with balding.

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5. Coffee

Most people don’t know that a cup of coffee can help them reach their hair goals. Caffeine can elongate the hair shaft and prolongs the anagen phase of hair growth, which can reduce balding or thinning. All you have to do is drink a cup of coffee per day! Just don’t overdo it with the refills, or the cream and sugar.

6. Rosemary oil

Essential oils are a common remedy for those who have trouble growing out their hair as desired. Rosemary oil is one of the more important essential oils to stimulate that grown and treat androgenetic alopecia. Simply mix a few drops of rosemary oil into a carrier oil to protect your skin, massaging it into the scalp and hair before rinsing it out. You can also buy shampoos and conditioners with rosemary oil as the main ingredient.

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7. Egg

An egg yolk mask can help with a range of hair problems. Eggs contain a high amount of lecithin and protein, which both heal and nourish strands, making them as strong as possible. Eggs also contain a high sulfur content, which can help people suffering from dandruff. To make this mask, combine two eggs with two tablespoons of olive oil. Dilute with half a cup of water, which will also reduce stickiness. Apply it on dry hair that has been brushed, and leave for 30 minutes before shampooing off.

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