Home Remedies To Strengthen Your Child's Hair
Created by Janaki Srinivasan Updated on Jan 13, 2020
Hair is not just an aspect of beauty in a person, but is also related to how hygienic you are. Hence it is very important that from a very young age care should be taken to keep the hair clean and we must instill this habit in our children too. Some children may be born with very thin hair but by the time they turn three, it covers their head, gets thicker, shinier and looks quite stylish. But, for this to happen, parents need to put in some effort.
It’s strange that while we as parents invest so much on our child’s clothes and grooming products, we don’t seem too bothered about their hair and its needs. But you’ll be surprised how beautiful, thick hair is possible even with the ingredients easily available in the kitchen. Let’s look at some home remedies to strengthen our child’s hair. It’s simple, non-fussy and the results are remarkable.
Before we begin on the home remedies it is important to understand that a good, balanced diet plays a very important role to make those tresses long and strong. So, any amount of external tips will work only if we get the right nutrients inside our body. Fresh fruits and vegetables (spinach, broccoli, lettuce), apples (rich in iron), citrus fruits (great source of Vitamin C), egg, fish, meat (high in protein), liver (rich in phosphorous), milk and yoghurt can do wonders to your hair. Besides, it is important that your child drinks plenty of water to keep the scalp hydrated and prevent dullness.
Home Remedies to Strengthen Your Child’s Hair
Having said this, let’s move on to explore the items in our kitchen that aids and strengthens hair growth.
YoghurtYoghurt is a natural thickening product. Beat a cup of yoghurt well, apply it on your child’s hair and leave it to dry for half an hour. You can do this every alternate day and see amazing results
Egg yolkEgg is a powerhouse of protein. Unfortunately many children refuse to eat it. You can beat one egg and apply the yolk on your child’s scalp for about an hour and rinse it with a baby shampoo. Egg also helps thickening the hair besides giving it nourishment. The smell of egg on the hair can be a bit repulsive and your child might not agree to apply it. But you can conceal it by adding a tablespoon of any essential oil like sandalwood oil or jasmine oil
Aloe Vera GelAloe Vera can easily be grown at home. The gel can be extracted from the leaves and can be directly applied to the hair. It not just enhances hair growth, but also keeps it moisturized and cool. Besides, it prevents dandruff and prevents the hair from breaking or any other damage
Lemon JuiceApplying the juice of a lemon to your child’s hair makes it shiny, healthy and thick. It is an easily available ingredient and if you can’t get your hands on anything else just rub lemon juice on the scalp to prevent dullness and dryness
Coconut MilkCoconut milk acts as a wonderful ingredient to nourish dry and dull hair. The best way to apply it is after a hair wash. It must be left on the wet scalp for best results
A Mixture of Coconut Oil and Lemon JuiceCoconut oil massage is an age old method that it used to keep the hair long, thick and full of luster. For best results it can be applied on the scalp everyday or at least on days just before hair wash. You can add a tablespoon of lemon juice to the oil, mix it and apply it on your child’s hair. Leave it overnight and wash it off with warm water the next morning. You will be amazed at the results
FenugreekAnother ingredient readily available in the kitchen and works wonders on the hair too. Soak fenugreek seeds overnight and grind it to a smooth paste the next morning. Fenugreek has antibacterial properties—it prevents dandruff and scalp infection and keeps your hair healthy and shiny. You can even mix it with aloe vera gel to promote hair growth and preserving the natural color of your child’s hair
Whether with coconut or olive oil does wonders to your child’s hair. You can prepare a special oil with select ingredients at home and apply them to your little one’s hair and see amazing results. All you need is 1 cup pure coconut oil, 1 teaspoon each of fenugreek seeds and black cumin seeds, 2 teaspoon dry amla powder, ½ cup sesame oil, 3-4 red hibiscus flowers, and I sprig curry leaves. Mix all the ingredients and heat them on low flame till it is reduced to 1/3. Let it cool, strain it and keep the oil in a clean bottle. Massage this on your child’s hair three times a week. Within a few days you will notice an increase in volume. (Source: http://www.ayushveda.com/magazine/tips-to-make-your-childrens-hair-thick-naturally/)
Almond PasteWe all know that raw almonds are a good source of protein. You can even apply almond paste on the scalp for voluminous hair growth. For this you must squeeze a lemon in a bowl of water, soak almonds in it and make a paste of it. Apply this paste on the hair. If you do this consistently, you will definitely notice the difference
Remember, you must not wash your child’s hair everyday unless he/she plays a lot in the mud or sweats a lot. Always use a mild shampoo and never use dryers to dry their hair. When we were young, there was not much pollution and the food was unadulterated. But times have changed. Therefore it is important that we try our best to use items available at home for our child to get the best results. Use these home products and watch your baby’s hair grow and shine.
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| May 06, 2018
my son is 3 years old. We had a tonsure for him n after that we have noticed that his hair growth is very less and volume is also less. We are giving him all good nutritious food only. Can these home remedies be applied for a 3 yr old? also what shampoo would u suggest( we are in usa)?