Lemons are richest sources of vitamin C that help in making hair stronger and longer. Fresh lemon juice stimulates hair growth besides strengthening the hair follicles. Limonene, a compound found in lemon juice imparts shine to frizzy and dry hair. The anti-fungal property of lemon juice combats dandruff causing fungus and also provides relief from other scalp infection.
The acidic property of lemon gently cleans away accumulated dust, dead cells and other unwanted deposits from scalp and hair.
Besides encouraging healthy hair growth, the refreshing smell of lemon leaves hair smelling sweet and good.
Now let me tell you how can you use lemon for hair growth
1. Lemon Juice Hair Therapy
Applying lemon juice directly to scalp and hair is one of the best remedies for a clean dandruff free scalp to encourage healthy hair growth. Cut a ripe fresh juicy lemon into two pieces.
Directly squeeze fresh lemon juice from the lemon wedge on scalp and hair.
Massage scalp using the squeezed lemon wedge for around 5 to 10 minutes.
Allow the juice to stand on hair for 10 more minutes.
Wash hair with a mild shampoo.
Follow the remedy once a week.
Note: The remedy can also be followed after massaging hair with oil
2. Lemon Juice Rinse
Shampoo washes away dust, oil and other dirt from hair and scalp. But any traces of leftover shampoo after rinsing hair can damage hair follicles. Lemon juice rinse fully cleans hair to ensure no traces of shampoo are left behind.
Squeeze juice of one fresh lemon in ¼ bucket of water
Use this water as a last rinse on your hair after a shampooing your hair
3. Lemon Oil, Castor Oil and Olive Oil
Grow your hair faster by blending lemon oil with castor oil and olive oil. The essential fats and vitamins in olive oil nourishes hair from the root to shaft whereas castor oil helps to develop longer, thicker and stronger hair.
In a clean bowl mix 1 tbsp luke warm olive oil with ½ tbsp warm castor oil.
Add 3 drops pure essential lemon oil to the bowl and mix well.
When the oil is comfortable warm apply it on scalp and hair.
Massage well for 5 to 10 minutes and leave the oil overnight.
Next morning follow the lemon juice hair therapy to remove excess oil from hair and finally wash hair with a mild herbal shampoo.
Repeat the remedy at least once a week.
Note: This oil blend is suitable for dry, frizzy to normal hair.
4. Anti-Dandruff Blend – Lemon Oil, Coconut and Camphor Oil
The antifungal property of these three oils makes a strong anti-dandruff blend. The cooling effect of camphor provides relief from itchy scalp.
Mix 2 tbsp warm coconut oil with 2 drops lemon and camphor oil each.
Massage hair and scalp for 5 to 10 minutes with the oil and leave it overnight.
The next morning wrap hair with a towel soaked in warm water for around 10 minutes.
Unwrap towel and wash hair with a mild shampoo.