hair growth

8 Herbs & Oils that Promote Hair Growth
1. Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil is an extract of the Jojoba plant found in California, Arizona and parts of Mexico. Jojoba oil has been used for hundreds of years by American Indians to moisturize and grow hair. The molecular makeup of jojoba has similar characteristics to the natural oil the glands of the scalp produce. Jojoba oil can be purchased at herb shops and can be applied directly to your hair or you can add a few drops to your favorite conditioner to promote hair growth. Jojoba is hypoallergenic and will not harm your hair or scalp. Aloe vera is another product used by Native American Indians to promote hair growth and is also an excellent moisturizer for your hair.

2. Wheat Germ/Aloe Vera/Coconut Milk

Mix ¼ cup of wheat germ, ¼ cup of aloe vera and ¼ cup of coconut milk and use this product as a natural shampoo. Aloe vera can be purchased at drugstores and herb shops and can also be applied directly to the scalp as it will open pores on the scalp that may have previously been blocked and will allow the hair follicles to grow. The American Indians also used and continue to use several kinds of oils to promote hair growth such as emu oil, rosemary oil, and mustard oil.

3. Peppermint Oil

A few drops of any of these products can be massaged directly into the scalp to stimulate the hair follicles and promote hair growth. Peppermint oil is also a good scalp stimulator but must be diluted before application. Mix 3 drops of peppermint oilwith 3 teaspoons of water and massage into the scalp. These oils can be purchased at herb shops and all are hypoallergenic and not harmful to the hair or scalp.

4. Lavender Oil/Lavender Water

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia or Lavandula officinalis), native to the Mediterranean, is now grown in temperate climates worldwide. For centuries, lavender has been used by herbal practitioners to prevent baldness and to encourage new hair growth. Lavender contains potent anti-bacterial agents that soothe and heal scalp infections. It is useful in treating dandruff and adds volume to the hair shaft. Place a few sprigs of lavender in a glass container and cover with extra-virgin olive oil and cover tightly. Place in a cool, dark spot and allow to age for 3 to 4 weeks. Use the lavender infused oil as a daily scalp massage. Apply and leave on overnight. In the morning, wash hair with a gentle organic shampoo and style as usual.

A daily rinse of lavender water (bring water to a boil, add a few sprigs of lavender, reduce to simmer for 20 minutes, then cool) will impart a delightful fragrance and shine to hair. Apply lavender as a daily rinse after shampooing.

5. Burdock Root Oil

Burdock (Arctium Lappa) root oil, also known as Bur oil is one of the most important herbs used to restore hair. Burdock promotes healthy hair by relieving scalp irritations and improving blood circulation to the hair follicle. Burdock root oil supplies natural phytosterols and important essential fatty acids to hair roots, and has been traditionally used to reduce and reverse hair thinning. It is a key ingredient in many hair restoration treatments.

6. Saw Palmetto

Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens) has been used for centuries as both a food staple and as a healing medicinal herb. The herb produces a dark red berry which is dried and then pulverized into a fine powder. Saw palmetto is available in several forms including ointments, capsules, tinctures and teas. Recent scientific studies have shown that Saw Palmetto may have beneficial effects for those suffering from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH); male pattern baldness and other conditions associated with excess DHT (male hormone) production.

7. Stinging Nettle

Stinging Nettle (Urtica Diocia), found growing naturalized across America, blocks the conversion of testosterone into DHT. Excessive DHT contributes to hair loss in both men and women. Stinging nettle can be purchased in either pill or capsule form and is said to be more effective when used in combination with saw palmetto. Nettle can be harvested in the wild (use gloves as the leaves are covered with tiny hairs that cause a stinging sensation upon contact with human skin). The fresh leaves can be submersed in olive oil in a glass jar. Seal and place in a cool, dark spot for 2 to 3 weeks. Apply the oil in an invigorating scalp massage. Stinging nettle essential oil is frequently an ingredient in organic shampoos and conditioners.

8. Rosemary

Used for centuries in cultures worldwide to promote hair growth and delay the onset of gray hair, Rosemary oil stimulates blood circulation of the scalp. A refreshing daily rinse of rosemary leaves simmered in water retains hair color. The rinse is most effective on dark hair. A few drops of rosemary oil can be added to olive oil and used as a scalp massage oil.

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Essential Oil Benefits: Cedarwood

Health Benefits: Improves metabolism, improves focus, cures toothache, strengths gums, relieves cough, clears out toxins, stops spasms, natural deodoriser, reduces arthritis pain and symptoms, relieves tension, especially in the neck. 

Vitamins, Minerals, and Related: Antifungal, antiseptic, diuretic, astringent and sedative properties, alpha-cedrene, beta-cedrene, cedrol, widdrol, thujopsene and a group of sesquiterpenes, antispasmodic, fungicidal, antiseborrhoeic , tonic, astringent.

Beauty Benefits: Use for hair growth; it clears hair follicles and stimulates them, as well as thickening and strengthening hair. It also reverses and prevents hair loss. When applied to the face or used as a toner, can greatly improve acne, calm irritated skin, and heal eczema and psoriasis. It is great for oily skin.

Magickal Uses: Use for improving focus, growing wisdom. Can be major components in spells for wisdom, protection, spiritual growth, and masculinity. It is also related to fertility. Cedarwood is often used to make wands. Some witches recommend using cedar as a symbol, charm, and talisman to represents propriety, long life, and growth.

Interesting Facts:  Cedars were the trees mentioned most in the Bible, symbolising a source of protection, wisdom, and abundance.

Druids sometimes associated this tree with the Tree of Life.

1 month post Big Chop and my hair never been so Healthy! It looks kinda crazy in this picture because I need to wash it but you guys get the idea.

Current Hair Regime:
1. Shampoo/ deep condition 1x per week
2. Co wash in the middle of the week
3. Black tea rinse every 3 or 4 weeks to reduce shedding. Ive seen a huge difference.
4. I use “espiritu de canela” to stimulate my roots for growth. Literally feels like pouring lava on your scalp but it works!

Thanks for all the positive vibes so far and joining me on my journey!

Left: 3/26/ 17
Right: 2/26/ 17

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Essential oils for hair growth:

Here are some oils to add to your hair to make it grow longer and more healthy, and how they each work!


Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is known for its many talents. It’s powers date back thousands of years when it was used to cure viruses such as the common cold. Now it is a common ingredient used in over the counter acne medications.

Tea tree is a natural antiseptic which helps get rid of bacteria or fungi.

When applied to hair this is very beneficial to those who suffer from scalp irritations like dandruff, or lice. It acts as an exfoliant by removing debris from the scalp, allowing hair follicles to clear. Clear follicles mean room for natural oils to coat the hair and an easier environment for new hair to push through. 

Bur Oil

Bur oil is a precious gem many of us ignore. Bur, or burdock, is obtained from the burdock root. The oil is rich in fatty acids and phytosterols.

The fatty acids found in burdock are very rare and help hair grow. It helps by providing nutrients that  help the oil glands and hair follicles function.

Peppermint Oil

Peppermint oil is also essential for hair growth. This oil serves as an astringent which helps balance the scalp’s PH level.  Pure peppermint oil can be strong, so dilute it with water before applying.

This oil works by penetrating the scalp and regenerating the hair follicle.  Once this type of environment is created on the scalp, circulation will increase, and your hair will grow.

It can also help prevent hair loss, fight dandruff, and reduce excess oil! Excess oil can clog the follicle making it hard for new hair to resurface.

Lavender Oil

Lavender is an essential oil often added to products for fragrance. Originating from the Mediterranean, Lavender was used as a healing and relaxation aid for disorders such as stress and insomnia.

As we know, stress is proven to cause hair loss issues such as alopecia.

For hair, lavender aids in improving circulation and fighting infection. It can also be used to treat scalp conditions such as psoriasis!

Maintaining a healthy scalp is essential for healthy hair growth, which is why lavender can be a hero product.

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba helps to moisturize the hair, by acting as our scalps natural oils.

Jojoba can be used to hydrate any part of the body, it even makes a good makeup remover.

The jojoba shrub itself is known for it’s ability to withstand harsh environments. If this plant can live worry free in the desert, imagine how well jojoba’s moisture can bind to your hair.Making sure your hair is hydrated at all times will ensure your strands don’t get dry and brittle.

How to use:
Add 20 drops of each of these to a spray bottle and dilute the oil mixture with water. Spray your hair with the mixture, specifically on your scalp, and leave it on for a few minutes. 
Alternatively, add a few drops of one or more of the oils to your shampoo and conditioner and lather heavily and leave in for as long as you can.

The Wiccan’s Glossary

Simple Everyday Makeup Routine

1: Moisturizer

Before you apply makeup it’s important to always use moisturizer. This helps to prevent dry and flaky skin.

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2: Foundation

Once you have put moisturizer on start by applying foundation. Use your fingers to dab the product in 4 spots on your face. Then use the brush to blend it. On your forehead, brush back and forth. On your cheeks, brush down and away from the center of your face. And on your chin, also brush back and forth.

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3: Concealer

Add a drop of moisturizer to your brush before adding the product. Then dab the product about 4 times under your eyes. Smooth with the brush, then use your middle finger to lightly dab underneath your eyes. The heat of your finger helps blend the concealer even more for a really natural finish.

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4: Powder

When applying the powder use circular motions to buffer it into the skin for a natural look.

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5: Bronzer

Swirl the brush in the product, tap the brush so some product comes off (important!), then start with your cheeks. Sweep the brush up and down starting at the outer part of your cheek, working your way in. Repeat on the other side. Then finish with your forehead, chin, and neck.

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6: Mascara 

When you apply mascara you should dab the wand on a tissue first which gets rid of any clumps, then wiggling it at the route of your lashes and sweeping up.


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WITCHY TIP:
*For those witches who want to grow their hair*

Rosemary Hair Treatments:

*Rosemary essential oil helps stimulate hair growth by increasing blood flow to your head*

1. Hot Rosemary oil treatment:

Mix 3 tbsp of olive oil with 5 drops of rosemary essential oil until warm (not too hot). Place on hair for 20 to 30 minutes.
*it’s best to use a shower cap to keep that heats circulating*

2. Overnight Rosemary treatment:

1 to 2 tbsp of coconut oil mixed with 3 to 5 drops or rosemary essential oil. Massage on scalp as long as you want. Put hair up or wrap your hair at night before going to sleep.

Etsy beauty products for need!

Skin:

Acne prone, oily skin. Wash.

Sensitive, aging, unhydrated, mineral and vitamin lacking skin. Wash.

Scarred, dry, clogged skin. Wash.

Dry, cracked skin. Body butter.

Dry, peeling, hard lips. Lip Balm.

General skin health. Salve.

Hair:

Dry, thin hair.  Mask.

Hair, flat, bodyless hair. Mask.

Hair that won’t grow. Oil.

Advice on growing your hair
  • Brush with a wide-toothed comb and tie it up with soft ties that don’t snag
  • Brush your hair from the ends up
  • If you hear a ‘tearing’ sound, that’s your hair breaking, so try to avoid it
  • Hair is most fragile when wet
  • Avoid bleach and perms
  • Avoid heat-styling, and use the hair dryer on low/cool or not at all
  • Gently rubbing your scalp can stimulate hair growth
  • Putting too much tension with tight ponytails or braids can cause alopecia (hair loss)
  • Vitamin B, vitamin C, biotin (vitamin B7/vitamin H), niacin (vitamin B3), vitamin E and keratin have all been reported to improve hair and nails. The most important thing however is to eat a wide variety of foods.
  • Regular trims can prevent split ends and lead to healthier, longer hair long term
  • Wearing hair in loose plaits, wrapped in a scarf, or wearing a hat can protect hair from the elements
  • Leaving conditioner on the hair for longer than an hour has no proven benefit and can actually cause damage to the hair and irritate the scalp
  • Hair needs both moisture and protein. Eggs whisked together can be used as a protein treatment, and coconut oil can be used as a conditioning treatment. There are many more inexpensive DIY treatments to be found online
  • The rate of hair growth is tied to metabolism; the faster your metabolism, the faster your hair will grow. Exercise can help.
  • The most important thing needed to grow long hair is patience

darkmoon432  asked:

I know this is kinda random but I've been wanting to grow my hair out for a while so I was wondering if you had any witchy ideas,spells, or potions to help with hair growth ? Btw I love your blog and your the only witch I trust to ask this to. I don't trust le internets.

Well thank you!! I am no stranger to growing out the hair (I’ve done the pixie cut to boob length transition literally three different times. I think I’ve finally learned to stop cutting my hair off impulsively.) 

I’m going to give you my tried and true regular tips – 

  • water. i’m serious, your hair doesn’t grow if you’re not hydrated.
  • a good diet. again, seriously, I know.
  • biotin. you can usually buy like “hair, skin, and nails” vitamins at the store, I don’t really find them here in canada, so here i usually take something called nutricap which is basically the same thing (except sometimes it hurts my stomach sooo maybe stick to regular biotin)
  • shampoos + conditioners that have those sort of things in them ^^ and usually the more expensive ones at the drugstore really are helpful imo
  • apparently different oils like hot castor oil and coconut oil, and even egg yolk masks are helpful, I don’t use these bc I have really thin hair so I really don’t need the extra oil but those might work for you!
  • additionally, the lack of hot hair tools, and regular trims really do help!

Alright lets see what I can find on witchy tumblr about it bc I don’t have any personally for this that is witchy, but I will see what I can find!

Hair Timeline

So many people have been asking for hair ref, what to say to the hairdresser & how i style it,, so i thought i’d make another hair post, or more like a hair timeline. I hope this may help anyone ☺

This was when i first chopped it off myself, at home, in the middle of the night. Getting rid of all that annoying hair was amazing, even though it was uneven. (This is my natural haircolor btw + i was super tired)

I went to a hairdresser some day after, and all i really said was “Please just make it look better, like Miley style. Just short and not as uneven as it is now.” And well, it got short. And i dyed it purple with Directions, Plum. I only used wax for styling here

It grew, and i dyed it blue..

..so i did an undercut. I used very much wax for styling here, heh

It grew even more, and i dyed it blueish/purpleish/pinkish, which many people seemed to like. I’m not sure if it was styled in these pics

I dyed it purple after struggling with the color for a while. This was a pretty nice length, actually the length i wanted at first. I also stopped using wax here, i didn’t even style it in some kind of way.

And now, 7 months after cutting it off the first time & 4 months after an undercut, it’s blonde, messy and pretty long.

Here’s some hair tips for my 4c sistas

1.Deep Condition

2. Twist or braid hair at night to prevent hair from being mattered.

3. Do hot oil treatments when hair and scalp seems dry.

4. Moisturize daily (especially ends) using the Liquid, Cream, Oil method

5. Drink more Water

6. Trim ends every 6 months if necessary

7. Rock protective styles to prevent breakage.

8. Never sleep without your
satin scarf/bonnet

9. Don’t comb your hair dry. Always apply a leave in conditioner or cream before combing.

10. Comb hair bottom to top (ends to roots) gently to prevent unnecessary breakage.