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9 Ways To Use Lemons For Better Hair Growth

Lemons have a wide range of health benefits other than promoting hair growth and making your hair healthier. When used with henna, eggs, coconut oil, olive oil, eggs, yogurt, aloe vera, or curry leaves, lemons can help you get rid of problems like dandruff, dry scalp, hair thinning, and hair fall. Although lemons are good for your hair, lemon juice should not be left more than 10 minutes on your hair as it acidic and a bleaching agent.

Lemons and their association with weight loss are well-known. These sour-tasting and bright colored fruits can protect you from throat infections, dental problems, diabetes, constipation, fever, respiratory disorders, and high blood pressure.1

While they benefit your hair and skin, lemons can also prevent the division of cells that cause cancer. The numerous health benefits of lemons can be attributed to the elements like vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, folate, copper, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, phosphorus, and protein.

Lemons are great for hair care. It restores the pH balance of the skin on your scalp and can keep you from hair problems like dandruff, hair thinning, dry scalp, and hair fall.2

Ways To Use Lemons For Better Hair Growth

Here are a few ways you can use lemons and other easily available ingredients to help your hair grow:

1. Lemon Juice Alone

lemon juice for hair growth

Lemon juice when applied to the scalp and hair, can be a great remedy for dandruff, hair fall, and to cleanse your hair.

You Will Need

  • 1 lemon

Method

  • Squeeze the lemon to collect the lemon juice in a bowl.
  • Apply this juice directly to your hair and scalp.
  • Massage for a few minutes and wash off after leaving it on for 10 minutes.

You can also dilute the lemon juice with water, and rinse your hair with it after you wash your hair. This will give you shiny tresses. Avoid leaving it on for more than 10 minutes, as lemon is a bleaching agent.

2. Lemon Oil, Olive Oil, And Castor Oil

Lemon Oil, Olive Oil, And Castor Oil for hair growth

Castor oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. It nourishes the hair and follicles and goes deep into the skin pores. Castor oil promotes hair growth by increasing circulation. It also has the properties to induce hair regrowth and prevent thinning of hair.3 Olive oil helps to nourish the hair.

You Will Need

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon castor oil
  • 3 drops lemon oil

Method

  • In a bowl, warm 1 tablespoon of olive oil and mix it with 1/2 tablespoon of warm castor oil.
  • Add 3 drops of lemon oil.
  • Apply this mixture to your scalp and hair and massage gently for a few minutes.
  • Leave it on overnight and wash it off with shampoo the next day.
  • Repeat this process once every week to get rid of dandruff.

3. Lemon Juice And Coconut Oil

lemon juice and coconut oil for hair growth

Coconut oil is considered one of the best oil for your hair. It benefits your hair and scalp in many ways. Coconut oil locks the moisture in your hair, prevents hair loss and also keeps your hair strong. Lauric acid, the antibacterial agent it contains helps to keep your hair from scalp infections.

You Will Need

  • 2 or 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 lemons

Method

  • Mix the juice of 2 lemons and 3 tablespoons of coconut oil in a bowl.
  • Apply this mixture to your scalp and gently massage.
  • Slowly work towards the ends of your hair.
  • Leave it in for 2-3 hours or leave it overnight.
  • Wash thoroughly with shampoo and pat dry.

You can also use mustard oil instead of coconut oil.

4. Lemon Juice And Coconut Water

lemon juice and coconut water for hair growth

Using coconut water on your hair is a great way to nourish it. Dandruff can be treated with coconut water as it can hydrate your scalp and moisturize your hair, making it look healthier. Coconut water and lemon juice can also promote hair growth.

You Will Need

  • 1 tablespoon coconut water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Method

  • Mix 1 tablespoon of coconut water and lemon juice.
  • Gently massage this mixture into your scalp and leave it on for 20 minutes.
  • Wash your hair with a mild shampoo.
  • Repeat this treatment once in a week.

5. Lemon Juice And Aloe Vera

lemon juice and aloe vera for hair growth

Aloe vera is an effective remedy against hair fall. It unclogs pores by removing dead skin cells from the scalp, thus helping your hair grow and increasing the thickness of your hair.

You Will Need 

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon aloe vera gel

Method

  • Combine 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice.
  • Apply this mixture to your scalp and massage it gently.
  • Leave it in for 30 minutes.
  • Wash it off and pat dry.
  • Repeat this once or twice in a week.

6. Lemon Juice, Henna, And Yogurt Pack

Lemon juice, henna, and yogurt pack for hair growth

Lemon juice, henna, and yogurt pack can help your hair grow, protect against any scalp infections, and also gives a shine to your hair.

You Will Need

  • 1 lemon
  • 5 tablespoons henna powder
  • 3 tablespoons yogurt

Method

  • Take the henna powder in a bowl and squeeze the lemon juice into it.
  • Add 3 tablespoons of yogurt to it, and mix well.
  • Apply this paste to your hair, from roots to tip.
  • Leave it on till it dries or for 30 minutes.
  • Wash off with water, and shampoo to remove any residue.

7. Lemon Juice, Olive Oil, And Egg

lemon juice, olive oil, and egg for hair growth

The protein-rich eggs are good for hair growth. They also ward off a number of hair problems like dry scalp and psoriasis, making your hair smooth, and strong.

You Will Need

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon

Method

  • In a bowl, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 egg, and half lemon juice.
  • Beat this mixture and apply the mask to your hair and scalp.
  • Leave it on till the mask dries.
  • Wash it off with water and shampoo.
  • Repeat this remedy once a week to moisturize your hair.

8. Lemon Juice, Curry Leaves, And Coconut Oil

Lemon Juice, Curry Leaves, And Coconut Oil for hair growth

Applying a mixture of lemon juice, curry leaves, and coconut oil can help you cleanse your scalp by getting rid of dead skin cells, and therefore promoting hair growth. Curry leaves are nutrition-rich. They prevent hair loss by strengthening the hair follicles.

You Will Need 

  • 6 or 7 curry leaves
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

Method

  • Blend curry leaves, lemon juice, and coconut oil to form a smooth mixture.
  • Apply this paste evenly to your scalp and hair.
  • Leave the pack for 20 to 30 minutes and rinse it off with shampoo.

9. Lemon Juice And Honey

lemon juice and honey for hair growth

Honey nourishes the scalp and hair follicles, in turn inducing hair growth. It cleanses the scalp, and also locks and seals the moisture to prevent the dryness and breakage of hair strands.

You Will Need 

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 drops essential oil

Method

  • Mix lemon juice, honey, olive oil, and essential oil in a bowl.
  • Apply this mixture to your scalp thoroughly.
  • Leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes and wash it off with shampoo

Note: Use lemon juice in moderation as it is acidic and excessive use can make your hair dry and brittle. Also, do not apply if you have any cuts on your skin. Avoid using these remedies if you are allergic. Before you use it, apply it on a small area to check for allergic reactions.

References   [ + ]

1. Shaw Chris. Lemon Health Benefits: Lemons for Healthy Skin, Hair, Cleaning, and Weight Loss. Chris Shaw, 2015.
2. Davidson John; Singh Dueep Jyot. Traditional Hair Care and Scalp Care Methods: Natural Ancient Ways to Keep Your Hair and Scalp Healthy. Mendon Cottage Books, 2016.
3. Davidson John; Usman M. Natural Cures for Hair Loss. Mendon Cottage Books, 2015.

Disclaimer: The content is purely informative and educational in nature and should not be construed as medical advice. Please use the content only in consultation with an appropriate certified medical or healthcare professional.

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