If you’re looking for one of those magic ingredients to for beautiful hair, you can’t miss learning how to use lemon for hair growth.
We use lemons for making refreshing lemonade and giving our salads a zing! But did you know that you can also use lemons for growing your hair longer, stronger and shinier?! Yes, that’s right! In this article we shall see how to use lemons for hair growth in 4 amazing ways!
How to Use Lemon for Hair Growth
1. Lemon Egg Shampoo
Now if you’re into hair growth you must already be knowing how eggs are super useful. They’re packed with nutrients like protein and sulphur that are building blocks for robust hair that’s full of life! Try this lemon egg shampoo twice a week and see results quickly!
What you need
- 1 whole egg
- 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 5 drops of lavender essential oil
- 1/2 tsp coconut oil
- A bowl and whisk or a small blender
- In a small bowl, break an egg then add 1 tbsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Next add 1/2 tsp of coconut oil and 5 drops of lavender essential oil.
- Whisk everything together to form a mixture.
- Apply this onto your hair using an applicator brush or your good ole fingers. (you can choose to apply it on dry hair or first wet your hair before application).
- After application, you can leave it to sit for about 5 minutes before thoroughly rinsing it off with COLD water. Please don’t use hot water as it will cook the eggs and leave cooked egg bits in your hair!
2. Fresh Lemon Hair Mist
Make a fresh lemon hair mist to spray on your scalp anytime during the day! It feels really good during hot summer and bonus – it doubles up as a natural hair lightening spray! You can also spray it on your scalp a few minutes before you shower.
What you need
- 1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 cup of distilled or spring water
- Fine mist spray bottle
- Pour 1 tsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice into a spray bottle then top it up with distilled water.
- Shake shake shake and your lemon hair mist is ready!
- Want it to smell more lemony? Add 3 drops of lemon essential oil!
3. Grow Hair Grow Mask
Chickpea flour or besan is popularly used in the Indian subcontinent as a hair and face mask. It’s cleansing and aids in hair growth because it contains a lot of protein. Combine it with lemon, castor oil and rosemary essential oil and you have a powerful hair mask that screams Grow Hair Grow!
What you need
- 1/4 cup of chickpea flour
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp castor oil
- 5 drops rosemary essential oil
- Enough water to make a paste (you can add rose water instead to make your hair luxurious and silky)
- Bowl and spoon
- In a bowl, dump your chickpea flour then slowly add water little by little while mixing to form a non- lumpy paste.
- Next add 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1/2 tsp castor oil and 5 drops of rosemary essential oil. Mix well with a spoon and its ready for application!
- Coat your whole scalp with this mixture and cover your hair with a shower cap.
- After 15 minutes, rinse off the mask carefully using cold water. Use as much as 8 rinses to get the mask completely off. Then if you prefer, wash your hair with shampoo. This is optional because chickpea flour itself is a great natural shampoo.
4. Easy Hair Rinse
What you need
- 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 cup of water
- Mix 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice with 1 cup of water. You can also mix it in rose water or even rosemary tea or black tea for more hair benefits.
- Pour this over your hair while gently massaging your head. This should be used as your final hair rinse in the shower.
Other Benefits of Lemon for Hair
1. Fights dandruff
2. Has hair lightening properties
3. Makes hair shiny
4. Reduces oily hair
Caution when Using Lemon for Hair Growth
Don’t go overboard when using lemons on your hair growth journey! Remember lemons have astringent properties and using a lot can make your scalp dry and itchy.
Lemons also have a bleaching effect that can make your hair lighter when used consistently. It’s just a subtle change that you probably won’t even notice but be wary of using more than enough of it if you don’t like highlights.
Lemon juice is potent so don’t use a lot. Dilute it always before use. Don’t use lemons directly on your scalp as they can cause irritation.
Be Careful when Using Essential Oils
Some of the recipes above contain essential oils. These are really concentrated substances that you must use with care.
Read more: Safety and Caution when using Essential Oils