View Full Version : what is a home remedy for growing black hair?


Sheba
06-21-2008, 04:44 PM
I have some hair vitamins..they seem to work okay. I am wondering if there are some home-made remedies for growing black hair...something natural. If you have any ideas please share

Mahogany
07-26-2008, 12:04 AM
The only home remedy I ever really tried was olive oil. I used it back in high school after I decided to stop weaving and wearing extensions. It really helped my scalp, and my hair got really long....

I am currently on the road to natural...and I use olive oil amoung other things to massage into my scalp.

Just a suggestion....and hope it helps....I hope other share because I am ready for big and better regimens for hair growth.

mya_wannabe
07-27-2008, 06:44 PM
i use coconut oil on my scalp it seems to work really well. i have a weave in now and its only been in less then two weeks, and i already have about 1/3 or new growth!

Dividir
07-28-2008, 02:51 AM
All I can say is TLC... look after your hair like you do your skin.

Try not to use cheap products, if they are make sure they dont have "bad" ingredients in them.

Before I didnt realise, that you can have a problem with growth, or a problem with retention

(I believe I had both)

But I say this in nearly every post I type.... only because its what I learnt works with me.... MOISTURE is very important.

Thinking back, when I was younger and had a jheri curl (much younger) my hair seemed to grow quicker (but the salon people used to always keep cutting)

I have come to the conclusion that it was all in the curl activator (some do swear by S-curl)

Among other things it had water and glycerine in it. Great for moisturising, and therefor you dont get much/ any breakage from dry hair, because after spraying daily (and keeping a shower cap on while I got ready to get the curls curling) my hair was locing the moisture!

SO in my book, glycerine and water = moisture = growth/ retention

The Anti Hair Slave
07-28-2008, 03:02 PM
you really have to find out what your problems areas are then go from there.

Cidney
07-29-2008, 11:13 PM
Yes, coconut oil works very well. Also try this: Essential oil Blend for hair growth.

thyme oil 2 drops
Atlas Cederwood oil 2 drops
Lavender oil 3 drops
Rosemary oil 3 drops
Jojoba oil 1/2 teaspoon
grapeseed oil 4 teaspoons

Be careful: do not use if you are pregnant. Lower dose on the rosemay and thyme if you have a sensitive scalp.

ghanamama17
08-06-2008, 05:22 PM
where can u buy essential oils

Vermelha
08-06-2008, 07:36 PM
Castor and Coconut Oils are two remedies I've heard for growing thicker hair. Olive Oil has always been a secret weapon of mine. I had been slacking off though for a minute since I wanted to try some neat styles this summer.

CREODiiVA
08-06-2008, 08:39 PM
So I Can go to The grocery store and get <EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL>EVOO

senznme
08-07-2008, 08:22 AM
Are you suppose to apply olive oil to the scalp or hair or both?

Vermelha
08-07-2008, 08:38 AM
CreoDiiva,

yes, you can go to the store and get a bottle of Olive Oil.

Senznme,

Yes, you can apply to scalp and/or hair. But be sure to do it on moisturized hair. Olive Oil is best used as a sealant, not a moisturizer. Also, this can be used as a Hot Oil treatment. Neat, ne?

CREODiiVA
08-07-2008, 11:19 AM
CreoDiiva,

yes, you can go to the store and get a bottle of Olive Oil.

Senznme,

Yes, you can apply to scalp and/or hair. But be sure to do it on moisturized hair. Olive Oil is best used as a sealant, not a moisturizer. Also, this can be used as a Hot Oil treatment. Neat, ne?

I Want to mix it with My cocunut Oil ...Could I Do that !!!!

Vermelha
08-07-2008, 12:24 PM
CreoDiiva,

You can mix Olive Oil with anything. Coconut oil, especially in the tub, can be very solid. This would be awesome! But kinda greasy don't you think? It should still work great.

Dividir
08-08-2008, 02:25 PM
Are you suppose to apply olive oil to the scalp or hair or both?

I would use it after I have moisturised my scalp. and then just rubb it into my scalp, as I would find the smell a bit over baring. it puts me off cooking with it if I smell it too much

Sunshyne
08-08-2008, 11:52 PM
Castor and Coconut Oils are two remedies I've heard for growing thicker hair. Olive Oil has always been a secret weapon of mine. I had been slacking off though for a minute since I wanted to try some neat styles this summer.

Castor Oil & Extra Virgin Coconut oil are great for the hair. I loveeeee these oils!!

CherriPepsi
08-12-2008, 04:05 PM
This is gonna sound bad but I I just stopped listening to people when it came to my hair. I wash at least once a week when I don't have braids and I stopped using products with mineral oil in it. I don't put grease in my hair, just maybe coconut oil (organic is a must) w/ a few drops of peppermint and rosemary oils and massage my scalp and I treat that as a hot oil treatment.

Samantha24
10-01-2008, 05:32 AM
Castor Oil & Extra Virgin Coconut oil are great for the hair. I loveeeee these oils!!

Its true...many people swear by castor oil, i've started using it a week ago and its made a difference on my edges they seem thicker:):)

Tempest61
10-03-2008, 11:53 AM
Come to think of it when I had a jheri curl my hair grew to shoulder length. I am going to look at the products in for jheri curls to see if i can come up with a hair growth recipe. Thanks for reminding me.

I am now natural and my hair growth is about 4 inches. Seems like in the last three years it hasnt grown at all. Anyways, i wasnt taking care of it. Now im gonna resume tlc on my hair, after all it is my crowning glory.

Brownsugar
10-04-2008, 09:03 PM
All I can say is TLC... look after your hair like you do your skin.

Try not to use cheap products, if they are make sure they dont have "bad" ingredients in them.

Before I didnt realise, that you can have a problem with growth, or a problem with retention

(I believe I had both)

But I say this in nearly every post I type.... only because its what I learnt works with me.... MOISTURE is very important.

Thinking back, when I was younger and had a jheri curl (much younger) my hair seemed to grow quicker (but the salon people used to always keep cutting)

I have come to the conclusion that it was all in the curl activator (some do swear by S-curl)

Among other things it had water and glycerine in it. Great for moisturising, and therefor you dont get much/ any breakage from dry hair, because after spraying daily (and keeping a shower cap on while I got ready to get the curls curling) my hair was locing the moisture!

SO in my book, glycerine and water = moisture = growth/ retention

You're right about the curl activator promoting grown on the jheri curl, but BOY what a horrible smell right after you get your hair done!!!

Lively Jason
10-10-2008, 08:46 AM
Put oil on both hair and skin! Olive oil is great for skin and allowing it to seep down hair follicles is good

Tall, Black Canadian
10-12-2008, 07:15 PM
Did everyone have a Jheri curl back in the day or what? I find the activator and other curl products are WAY too greasy. Perhaps it is this extra "conditioning" (I'm trying to not call it GREEZE) is what helps those with drier hair gain length.

munchy
10-28-2008, 01:02 PM
Tempest

Let me know how the recipes comes out and if it works!!

Caribbean Gyal
10-28-2008, 01:21 PM
I swear by castor oil, it is the best oil out there.

kurliegurl
11-05-2008, 12:47 PM
I use coconut oil. I just rub it on my scalp. Made my scalp healthy therefore made my hair retain length.

DanceKendra
11-05-2008, 01:20 PM
I love the extra virgin olive oil. It's the bomb. Im going to get some castor oil. The bb moisturizer that I use has castor oil in it.

evanny
11-05-2008, 01:37 PM
So I found these, does anyone think any of theses would be good? One product is Blue magic, one is Palmer's, the 3rd one has coconut, olive, and castor oil in it, and the last is a milk of some sort:

http://i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/07/56/10/15/0007561015910_150X150.jpg

http://i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/01/01/81/03/0001018103319_150X150.jpg

http://i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/07/69/73/36/0007697336541_150X150.jpg This is the one I'm mostly interested in. Although it's a conditioner. Here's the ingredients: Deionized Water, Stearalkonium Chloride, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Propylene Glycol, Di-Panthenol, Pvp, Silk Amino Acid, Trisodium Edta, Dimethicone, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Lanolin, Hops Extract, Rosemary Extract, Horsetail Extract, Pine Tree Extract, Lemon Extract, Caramel, Fragrance, Citric Acid, Methylchloroizolinone and Methylisothiazolinone.

http://i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/02/27/96/91/0002279691041_150X150.jpg

Vermelha
11-05-2008, 03:59 PM
So I found these, does anyone think any of theses would be good? One product is Blue magic, one is Palmer's, the 3rd one has coconut, olive, and castor oil in it, and the last is a milk of some sort:

http://i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/07/56/10/15/0007561015910_150X150.jpg

http://i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/01/01/81/03/0001018103319_150X150.jpg

http://i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/07/69/73/36/0007697336541_150X150.jpg This is the one I'm mostly interested in. Although it's a conditioner. Here's the ingredients: Deionized Water, Stearalkonium Chloride, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Propylene Glycol, Di-Panthenol, Pvp, Silk Amino Acid, Trisodium Edta, Dimethicone, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Lanolin, Hops Extract, Rosemary Extract, Horsetail Extract, Pine Tree Extract, Lemon Extract, Caramel, Fragrance, Citric Acid, Methylchloroizolinone and Methylisothiazolinone.

http://i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/02/27/96/91/0002279691041_150X150.jpg

I wouldn't use the Blue Magic ish. It's mostly mineral oil. Try to get the real stuff in a jar that you buy from the grocery store or health food store. Also, walmart sells castor oil in a small bottle (but it lasts a long time). Try to use the purest form you can find as a sealant and/or scalp treatment. This helps to thicken the hair and some say mixing castor with olive oil darkens the hair (if you desire this).

Brownsugar
11-05-2008, 04:20 PM
I would agree w/Vermelha. The product you're interested in has some nice ingredients and I almost purchased the last product you show. I think I had too many things in my hands at that time & it was a little more pricey. I think it was around $14.00/bottle, but the ingredients in it sound "DIVINE" so I may have to get it later to try.

evanny
11-07-2008, 08:44 AM
Thanks ladies. :)

munchy
11-07-2008, 08:49 AM
So I found these, does anyone think any of theses would be good? One product is Blue magic, one is Palmer's, the 3rd one has coconut, olive, and castor oil in it, and the last is a milk of some sort:

http://i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/07/56/10/15/0007561015910_150X150.jpg

http://i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/01/01/81/03/0001018103319_150X150.jpg

http://i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/07/69/73/36/0007697336541_150X150.jpg This is the one I'm mostly interested in. Although it's a conditioner. Here's the ingredients: Deionized Water, Stearalkonium Chloride, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Propylene Glycol, Di-Panthenol, Pvp, Silk Amino Acid, Trisodium Edta, Dimethicone, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Lanolin, Hops Extract, Rosemary Extract, Horsetail Extract, Pine Tree Extract, Lemon Extract, Caramel, Fragrance, Citric Acid, Methylchloroizolinone and Methylisothiazolinone.

http://i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/02/27/96/91/0002279691041_150X150.jpg

Palmer's Milk is good!

laydielashae07
11-09-2008, 11:49 PM
So my hair is short and really thick...wat wud anyone consider for helping my hair grow faster?

FlawlessJ
11-10-2008, 12:47 AM
Whatever U Use On Your Hair Use It Religously. Routine, Routine, Routin !!!!!
.... Condition, Moisturize, Ease Up On The Heat

Aggio
11-10-2008, 04:47 AM
So my hair is short and really thick...wat wud anyone consider for helping my hair grow faster?
it's not really a remedy but i started using mtg and it seems to be working quite well 4 me

TopazCutie
11-10-2008, 06:35 PM
I don`t think there are any quick fixes or "remedies" for growing black hair. If there was an easy way, everyone would have long hair. I think the most important thing is to be patient and consistent in your regimen, and you will see results. Sometimes even little things (like cutting back on the use of heat and stretching relaxer touch ups) can be extremely beneficial to your hair. It's all about finding out what works for you. Good luck!

babybooj
03-16-2010, 02:08 PM
i put the olive oil on my scalp and ends

SHIRO
03-25-2010, 07:31 AM
Yes, coconut oil works very well. Also try this: Essential oil Blend for hair growth.

thyme oil 2 drops
Atlas Cederwood oil 2 drops
Lavender oil 3 drops
Rosemary oil 3 drops
Jojoba oil 1/2 teaspoon
grapeseed oil 4 teaspoons

Be careful: do not use if you are pregnant. Lower dose on the rosemay and thyme if you have a sensitive scalp.

Thanks for this recipe.It looks quite potent! >>>>notes down<<<<<,

belldandy
04-29-2010, 04:57 PM
scalp massages with any of the essential oils mentioned in this thread. a favorite of mine is coconut oil.

Smiles
05-07-2010, 08:08 PM
this helped me out alot! bt alot of this stuff is so expensive in its pure form.. the price you pay for beauty huh? lol = )

michaelhoffman
05-12-2010, 12:04 AM
For getting black hair you should soak some Indian gooseberry overnight. You can use powdered Indian gooseberry which is easily available and apply this on your hair before your bath.

PurplePeony
01-03-2013, 08:35 PM
This is gonna sound bad but I I just stopped listening to people when it came to my hair. I wash at least once a week when I don't have braids and I stopped using products with mineral oil in it. I don't put grease in my hair, just maybe coconut oil (organic is a must) w/ a few drops of peppermint and rosemary oils and massage my scalp and I treat that as a hot oil treatment.

i need to try this. Seems like it would be a good hot oil treatment.

PurplePeony
01-03-2013, 08:40 PM
Yes, coconut oil works very well. Also try this: Essential oil Blend for hair growth.

thyme oil 2 drops
Atlas Cederwood oil 2 drops
Lavender oil 3 drops
Rosemary oil 3 drops
Jojoba oil 1/2 teaspoon
grapeseed oil 4 teaspoonsBe careful: do not use if you are pregnant. Lower dose on the rosemay and thyme if you have a sensitive scalp.

has anyone tried this?

mo monica
01-03-2013, 08:49 PM
Hello, after mixing all those oils how much do you mix, how do you store them, and for how long can you store them

PurplePeony
01-03-2013, 10:14 PM
Hello, after mixing all those oils how much do you mix, how do you store them, and for how long can you store them

it`s only a few tsp so I`m guessing it`s only enough for 1 or 2 applications. You should be able to keep it in an applicator bottle. There`s nothing in it that would quickly go rancid but long term storage for oils is usually in an amber colored dark glass bottle in a cool, dark place. HTH :)

mochashakes
04-23-2013, 09:07 PM
I've been using this all natural oil that I ordered on w.AMothersLuv.c I've been natural for almost 2 yrs and this is the best oil I've used. I can tell that since I've been using this oil my hair has been retaining length. The oil is called Trina's Natural Scalp Stimulator. Its really good.

LisavetVlogs
05-10-2013, 05:17 PM
Try Almond Oil or Castor Oil and also make sure you have a healthy diet. What goes in shows when it comes out. If you eat healthy it will show in your hair. :)

Barbara
03-21-2014, 03:18 AM
Excellent thread!

rohanjain
06-27-2014, 12:00 AM
I apply only natural and homemade products for healthy hair.
Olive oil 3 tsp
Cucumber peels
Egg -1
The cucumber peels should be mashed, and mixed with egg and oil. The mask should be applied on your hair, and left for 20 minutes before using shampoo to rinse.

janeleonard
06-30-2014, 01:29 AM
Avoid too much of chemicals on to the hair. It helps to get back your black hair and always keep your hair moisturized.

judy
07-20-2014, 08:19 AM
Yes the best tip is use water.