Last week, we talked about using rice water for hair to keep your locks silky smooth and straight. We showed how its supposed benefits are backed by research and science. That said, we do admit that not all natural methods are indeed safe and effective. Some are just hearsays, some are well-meaning but plain ineffective, some are outright scams.
So do natural hair remedies really work? Let’s find out.
Why Natural Hair Remedies
Many people prefer natural hair remedies to commercial products, and there’s no wonder why. Natural is often touted as the better, if not best, method, owing to the lack of artificial chemicals and possible toxins that can possibly damage your hair. No wonder so many people prefer natural over synthetic!
That said, natural doesn’t always mean good, and it’s important to know the difference between a sham and the real deal.
Myth Vs. Fact
Coconut oil for hair = FACT
Coconut oil is proven to be beneficial for the hair in more ways than one. It can transform dry, limp hair instantly into something straight out of a beauty magazine. To make a coconut oil natural remedy, just take a few drops of coconut oil and massage it into your scalp.
Hair cutting for hair growth = MYTH
We’ve heard time and time again that we have to cut our hair if we want it to grow long and beautiful. The thing is, this is a complete myth. Logic says that it’s impossible to believe that cutting your hair would make it grow. The only time that cutting could enhance hair growth is if you’ve got split ends because that prevents your hair from growing.
Apple cider vinegar for hair = FACT
Apple cider vinegar has a lot of uses, but did you know that it’s also beneficial for your hair? The vitamins and minerals that can be found in apple cider vinegar help promote healthy hair growth, and it balances the pH levels on your scalp too. This rids your scalp of dead skin that can hinder new hair growth.
Herbal medicine = MYTH
Herbal medicine is always promoted to be ‘natural’ and oftentimes ‘organic’. But the simple truth is that majority of the time, they simply do not work–at least not in the miraculous, life-changing way they’re marketed. While your hair does need the vitamins and minerals present in these supplements, they still won’t be able to magically regrow hair if your hair follicles are already dead.
Healthy food = FACT
Adding some healthy foods to your daily diet has never hurt anyone, and it certainly isn’t detrimental to your hair. Of all the natural remedies in this list, living a healthy life is the only surefire way you have to get beautiful, healthy hair.
Sure, who doesn’t want to be free from dry and limp locks, right? However, it’s important to do your due diligence before risking your own health in the process. Before doing something, make sure it’s worth it and most of all, real!
For more hair remedies (that actually work), check out our ZALA blog!PUBLISHED 19TH JANUARY 2019