Why is it that everyone always seems to want the hair they don't have? If you have long hair, going for a drastic chop is always an option, but going from short hair to long hair poses more than a few problems. Long hair doesn't grow overnight, but there are a few ways you can actually help your hair grow longer and thicker. Natural hair treatments are designed to nourish and moisturise hair and skin with naturally protein-rich, plant derived ingredients, no matter whether you're looking to add length to your locks or thicken your lashes and brows.
Why won't my hair grow?
I get asked this all the time! Unfortunately, hair growth can come down to genetics, but there are a number of other factors that affect how quickly and how long our hair can grow. If your scalp is unhealthy it means you haven't got the perfect environment for hair growth, so really looking after your scalp can help to encourage faster growth and stronger hair. If you're finding that your hair won't grow past a certain length, this may be due to hair breakage. When your hair is damaged, which can happen after colouring, heat styling and even just using the wrong products, it will start to snap and break off once it hits a certain length. This can be prevented by feeding the hair and nourishing it to make it as healthy and strong as possible.
Natural products designed to support hair growth
LASHFOOD Eyelash Enhancer
Certified Organic, Vegan and Gluten Free, the LASHFOOD Eyelash Enhancer contains natural botanical extracts and plant-derived ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein and Coconut Juice may encourage healthy lash growth. Designed to stimulate lash follicles, this natural formula can be used nightly, swept along the lash line like a liquid eyeliner.
Dr. Hauschka Brow & Lash Gel
Another product that we recommend is the Dr. Hauschka Brow & Lash Gel, containing Hectorite White Clay that may help strengthen hair and encourage healthy brow and lash growth. Also including moisturising Neem, Green Tea Extracts and Eyebright, this clear gel aims to shape, style and hold your hair in place, enriching each individual hair as it is applied. Ideal for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
Noosa Basics Eyelash & Brow Revitaliser
If you want to speed up the growth of your eyelashes and brows too, try the Noosa Basics Eyelash & Brow Revitaliser. It contains pure Castor, Pumpkin Seed and Grapeseed Oils which may help nourish and strengthen eyebrows and lashes naturally, working to encourage thick, long lashes while preventing breakage.
Curelle Cacay Oil
A product that I've found has really helped promote smooth, shiny hair is the Curelle Cacay Oil. Sourced from the Amazon, this multipurpose, super concentrated oil can be applied to hair, skin and nails to condition them. I use to help smooth down split ends, it's also enriched with more Vitamin A and Vitamin E than Rosehip or Argan Oils, and is non-greasy and quick drying. Apply to your eyebrows or ends of hair and allow to absorb overnight.
Noosa Basics Scalp Serum
To make sure you've created the best possible environment for hair growth, it's important to look after your scalp with a product like the Noosa Basics Scalp Serum. This serum contains a blend of Pumpkin Seed and Castor Oils as well as Rosemary, Peppermint and Thyme Essential Oils. Designed for overnight use, massage into the scalp and roots before bed and shampoo out in the morning.
Fusion Health Hair, Skin & Nails
A daily supplement for hair is the Fusion Health Hair, Skin & Nails. Formulated with active ingredient Silica, this natural supplement also contains Chinese medicinal herbs to help encourage healthy hair and scalp. With an added boost of Zinc, Manganese and Vitamins C and E, this antioxidant rich formula is also great for maintaining vitality to skin and nails.
Warning: Fallopia multiflora may harm the liver in some people. Use under the supervision of a healthcare professional.
Vitamins can only be of assistance if the dietary vitamin intake is inadequate.
This product contains selenium which is toxic in high doses. A daily dose of 150 micrograms for adults of selenium from dietary supplements should not be exceeded.
Do not take while on warfarin therapy without medical advice.
If symptoms persist consult your healthcare practitioner.
Pollen Botanicals 7 Wonders Hair Oil
Another great treatment for those wanting longer hair is the Pollen Botanicals 7 Wonders Hair Oil, which combines seven unique cold-pressed, virgin and organic oils which absorb really easily into the hair. One of the wonder ingredients is this product is Sacha Inchi oil from the Amazonian rainforest, which is high in omega 3 essential fatty acid as well as Camellia and Argan Oils to help nourish and moisturise the hair. To use, apply one to three drops to hair or add to your shampoo or conditioner.
Andalou Naturals Argan Stem Cell Age Defying Thinning Hair System
A natural alternative to mainstream hair thinning products, the Andalou Naturals Argan Stem Cell Age Defying Thinning Hair System is a three step system designed to address hair loss. With a specially formulated Shampoo, Conditioner and Scalp Intensive Treatment containing Argan Fruit Stem Cell Science technology, this system can be used daily.
100% Pure Kelp & Mint Volumising Shampoo
Designed for thin and limp hair, the 100% Pure Kelp & Mint Volumising Shampoo works to promote healthy hair. With Kelp Seaweed Collagen and Peppermint Extract, this nourishing shampoo also contains soothing Aloe Vera, Rose Water and Coconut Oil which may help add thickness and keep the scalp hydrated. Suitable for colour treated hair, this moisturising formula is Vegan and Cruelty Free.