The benefits that natural hair care brings out are just amazing. But who has that time to actually sit and wait for so long to actually reapt those benefits out of those hair masks, even though they are amazing. That is the reason we have got overnight hair mask, that are less tedious to prepeare and are more potent because we are gonna let the mask soak in for hours and not just minutes. These Overnight hair masks for faster hair growth are so easy to make and are less messy and oily compared to the other hair masks you will elsewhere. Wanna know what are those?
5 OVERNIGHT Hair Masks for Faster Hair Growth
You can choose to use any hair mask that you are comfortable with. But remember to use it continuously for at least 3 months straight, once every week, before you switch to an another.
Also, remember to use a shower cap and also protect your pillow before going to bed with these overnight hair masks.
1. Flax seed Gel and Castor oil
Flax seed oil is so special for treating baldness problems in both men and women. flax seeds are rich in nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids and ALA (alpha-linolenic acid).
The ALA or alpha-linolenic acid present in flax seeds will inhibit 5 alpha reductase. It is the enzyme that can convert testosterone into DHT or dihydrotestosterone. Hair follicles will shrink because of DHT that can result in baldness. The linolenic acid, ALA, and oleic acid in flax seeds are effective natural remedies for male baldness. Flax seeds can also prevent hair loss caused by Telogen effluvium.
Castor oil for hair growth is used as an age old remedy. Many Studies have shown that castor oil worked for hair growth as the presence of ricinoleic acid in it is probably the biggest reason for the oil’s effectiveness in reversing hair loss and baldness. The acid helps boost the production of the compound Prostaglandin (PGE2), which promotes hair growth from dormant follicles.
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How to use Flax seeds and Castor oil for faster hair growth
Make Flax seeds gel using 2 tablespoons flax seeds 1/2 cup water. Add a teaspoon of Hexane Free Castor oil and mix it with the gel. Apply this to your scalp and hair.
2. Pumpkin seeds and Aloe Vera
There are already enough studies and researches conducted on how pumpkin seed oil is promoting new hair in the bald patches, especially in men.
Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is the most common cause of hair loss in men and affects up to 70% of men in later life and especially those aged over 50 years.
Pumpkin seed oil (PSO) has been reported to be an effective treatment for male pattern baldness by inhibiting the DHT harmone.
Aloe Vera oil has some of the best antioxidant and anti inflammatory properties that stimulates the blood circulation of the scalp and thus promotes healthy long hair.
Aloe vera boasts a vast repository of amino acids and proteolytic enzymes which efficiently help improve scalp health and boost hair growth.
When you use aloe vera on your hair and scalp, blood flow to your scalp increases. When your scalp has been cleansed and your hair has been conditioned with aloe vera, you might see that hair breakage and loss slows down.
How to use Pumpkin seeds and Aloe Vera for faster hair growth
Mix 2 Tablespoons of Aloe Vera and a teaspoon of Cold Pressed Pumpkin seed oil into it. Mix it well and apply to your scalp and the left over to your mid-hair length and ends.
3. Rice Water and Rosemary
We missed to recognize it as a beautifying aid until we got to know that Yao ethnic women from the village of Huangluo in China made it to the Guinness Book of World Records as the “world’s longest hair village” just by washing their hair with fermented Rice water. Yes..! Their 6 feet healthy, long and beautiful hair reminds that the real skin/hair care lies on what our nature gives us. Plus these women do not have grey hair till the late 80s. Whoa..! So Using Rice water for Hair growth is just gaining traction now, but this simple beauty secret is here and has been followed for centuries. Its just that we were under a rock that we don’t know about this.
Rinsing your hair with rice water repairs and strengthens damaged hair shaft while providing elasticity, shine and smoothness.
The added nutrients from the fermentation process help restore hair’s pH balance, nourish hair follicles to promote healthy hair growth and improve the overall condition of hair.
Many studies have shown that this herb can reverse some of the most common forms of hair loss.
Male pattern baldness (MPB) is a form of hair loss that occurs when a byproduct of testosteronecalled dihydrotestosterone (DHT) attacks the hair follicles.
Rosemary oil can counter hair loss by stimulating blood circulation in the scalp, which, in turn, promotes hair growth . Its high nutritional value and anti-inflammatory properties make it an excellent ingredient for nourishing the hair follicles and soothing the scalp.
How to use Rice Water and Rosemary for faster hair growth
To prepare Rice water, take a small cup of raw, un-cooked rice in a bowl and wash it once with fresh water to remove any dirt and dust on the grains.
Now add 2 cups of water into it, and keep it aside for at least 2-3 hours covered.
After 3 hours, strain the liquid into a container and that’s it, you Rice water is ready to be used for your hair.
Now mix 3-4 drops of rosemary essential into and mix it well and apply to your hair.
4. Onion and Peppermint
Using onion juice is a sure-shot method to boosting hair growth and promoting hair regrowth. Onion is mostly used to “re-grow” hair, i.e., it shows noticeable results in growing hair in small bald patches in both men and women.
How onion juice helps hair growth? It is mainly because of these two reasons.
- Its all about sulfur yes! Major reasons behind hair fall so to nourishing scalp with sulfur will promote hair growth
- They have potent anti-bacterial properties and help fight infections of the scalp. This in turn helps reduce hair fall as scalp infections can cause massive loss of hair.
Peppermint essential oil is one of the most potent essential oil that is used to treat various hair and scalp problems. It is also used to treat the most common hair problems like hair loss, hair thinning, dandruff and itchiness.
Peppermint essential oil can help stimulate hair growth and has the ability to increase blood circulation around the scalp due to presence of menthol in it. Peppermint has such a distinct cooling and refreshing sensation when ingested or applied to your scalp.
Also, Peppermint essential oil is considered as a natural substitute of most popular hair loss inhibiting drug – Minoxidil. It is in fact proven to be better than this drug.
How to use Onion and Peppermint for faster hair growth
Make a fine paste of one small onion and extract the juice out of it using a muslin cloth.
Mix one part of this onion juice with 4 parts of rose water and 3 drops of peppermint essential oil into it. Apply this mixture to the areas where there is less hair growth or more hair fall, like receding fore head and temple areas.
5. Coffee and Rose Water
Caffeine in the coffee blocks the hormone Dihydro-testosterone(DHT) which is responsible for hair loss. So, Coffee can control excessive hair shedding and stimulates hair follicles for new hair growth.
Coffee increases blood circulation in the scalp and stimulates the roots of the hair, thus increases hair growth and reduces hair loss drastically.
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Rosewater is great for your hair too. It replenishes lost moisture and makes hair more manageable, smoother, shiner and healthier. Plus, the natural anti-inflammatory properties of rosewater can help reduce dandruff and its stimulating properties increases scalp circulation and promotes hair growth.
To be sure, rose water does contain vitamin A, vitamin B3, vitamin C and vitamin E, all of which are responsible for boosting hair growth.
How to use Coffee ad Rose Water for faster hair growth
The foremost step to prepare a coffee hair dye is preparing a strong coffee. Here, we are preparing a strong decoction with 1 tablespoon of finely ground coffee and 5 tablespoon of water.
Tip: Choose a round measuring spoon for measuring these quantities to make perfect strong coffee.
Boil the mixture on low flame for 12-15 minutes. As soon as you see the water has reached its boiling point and starting bubbling up, turn off the stove. Let the Coffee decoction cool to room temperature. Take a small cup and add the decoction (do not filter) and then add 3 tablespoon of Rose water into it.
Apply this Coffee and Rose water mixture to your scalp just like you apply oil. Do not apply too much of it, because the water may drip out of your hair later. Let the water dry out a little before going to bed.
To your surprise, I already have a hair oil recipe on my blog which includes 5 ingredients from this list. If you are looking for a more convenient way to include these ingredients in your hair care routines, instead of spending time on each hair mask per week, you can try this out.
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Note: Do not use these Overnight recipes in winters, or if the whether is cold outside or if have cold/fever. Also, Avoid trying any overnight hair masks if you are susceptible to catching cold easily.