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6 Best Natural Tips & Tricks To Grow Your Hair Faster

6 Best Natural Tips & Tricks To Grow Your Hair Faster

As we all know that the monsoon season is around the corner, it’s time to pay some attention to your hair. Just forget about the expensive chemical hair products and use natural remedies. It’s a fact that there’s nothing more beneficial than natural products for hair growth.

When it comes to the hair composition, it is made up of Keratin (a protein produced in the hair follicles). Follicles produce new hair cells, and the old ones are pushed out at the rate of about 6-inches a year through the surface of the skin.

The interesting fact is that the hair you see is a skin of dead keratin cells and an average adult has approximately 120,000 to 160,000 hair strands. Also, an average person loses up to 90 hairs a day. Thus, if you see a few broken hairs on your hairbrush; that’s not an alarming sign, though! Here, in this article, I am going to enlist some tips and tricks for encouraging natural hair growth.

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1. Onion Juice

Using the onion juice for hair growth is one of the oldest and effective remedies so far. The juice contains the sulphur, which initiates the production of collagen in the tissues and helps to re-grow your hair. I know, it has a strong, pungent smell, but you don’t need to worry at all. It goes off after rinsing once.

Let’s get started by slicing an onion in half and squeezing out its juice. You can also smash it or grate it. Now apply it on the scalp and let it absorb for 10 to 15 minutes. Afterwards, you can rinse it off with a mild shampoo. Certainly, it works like magic on your hair. You can also use the potato juice instead of onion juice. It works the same way.

2. Coconut Milk

“Coconut milk is quite an effective remedy used for the natural hair growth as it’s rich in potassium, iron and essential fats,” said by Chairperson, Blossom Kochhar Group of Companies, Dr Blossom Kochhar.

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To use it on your hair, just take out the coconut milk from a fresh coconut, add some drops of lemon juice and lavender essential oil (about four drops). Mix all ingredients thoroughly and put the paste on your scalp. Now let it absorb for 4 to 5 hours and then rinse off.

3. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar is extremely helpful in the scalp cleansing and also helps to maintain the pH balance of your hair, thus accelerating hair growth.

Take one-litre water and add the 75ml of Apple Cider vinegar and apply this solution on your scalp after washing your hair with shampoo. It will boost the hair growth and also adds shine to it.

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4. Make your Egg Mask

As a matter of fact, the egg mask recipe is being used all over the globe to accelerate the hair growth.

Eggs constitute a vast quantity of proteins that are extremely beneficial for the hair formation. It also contains zinc, sulphur, iron, phosphorous, iodine and selenium.

5. Green Tea

Green Tea is another excellent natural remedy for hair growth as its super-rich in antioxidants. It also prevents hair loss. Now you don’t need to throw away any used tea bags. Just take the warm green tea from the used tea bag and apply it on your scalp. Leave it for almost 1 hour and then rinse it off with cold water.

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6. Indian Gooseberry (Amla)

Amla or Indian Gooseberry is known as a magical fruit which contains a lot of nutrients. It contains high-level of Vitamin C, which helps to boost the hair growth.

Just take two teaspoons of amla juice or powder and add an equal amount of lime juice in it. Now apply it on your scalp and leave it for half an hour and then wash off with warm water.

Featured photo credit: Hair Pedia Club via hairpediaclub.com

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Last Updated on September 16, 2019

How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

You have a deadline looming. However, instead of doing your work, you are fiddling with miscellaneous things like checking email, social media, watching videos, surfing blogs and forums. You know you should be working, but you just don’t feel like doing anything.

We are all familiar with the procrastination phenomenon. When we procrastinate, we squander away our free time and put off important tasks we should be doing them till it’s too late. And when it is indeed too late, we panic and wish we got started earlier.

The chronic procrastinators I know have spent years of their life looped in this cycle. Delaying, putting off things, slacking, hiding from work, facing work only when it’s unavoidable, then repeating this loop all over again. It’s a bad habit that eats us away and prevents us from achieving greater results in life.

Don’t let procrastination take over your life. Here, I will share my personal steps on how to stop procrastinating. These 11 steps will definitely apply to you too:

1. Break Your Work into Little Steps

Part of the reason why we procrastinate is because subconsciously, we find the work too overwhelming for us. Break it down into little parts, then focus on one part at the time. If you still procrastinate on the task after breaking it down, then break it down even further. Soon, your task will be so simple that you will be thinking “gee, this is so simple that I might as well just do it now!”.

For example, I’m currently writing a new book (on How to achieve anything in life). Book writing at its full scale is an enormous project and can be overwhelming. However, when I break it down into phases such as –

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  • (1) Research
  • (2) Deciding the topic
  • (3) Creating the outline
  • (4) Drafting the content
  • (5) Writing Chapters #1 to #10,
  • (6) Revision
  • (7) etc.

Suddenly it seems very manageable. What I do then is to focus on the immediate phase and get it done to my best ability, without thinking about the other phases. When it’s done, I move on to the next.

2. Change Your Environment

Different environments have different impact on our productivity. Look at your work desk and your room. Do they make you want to work or do they make you want to snuggle and sleep? If it’s the latter, you should look into changing your workspace.

One thing to note is that an environment that makes us feel inspired before may lose its effect after a period of time. If that’s the case, then it’s time to change things around. Refer to Steps #2 and #3 of 13 Strategies To Jumpstart Your Productivity, which talks about revamping your environment and workspace.

3. Create a Detailed Timeline with Specific Deadlines

Having just 1 deadline for your work is like an invitation to procrastinate. That’s because we get the impression that we have time and keep pushing everything back, until it’s too late.

Break down your project (see tip #1), then create an overall timeline with specific deadlines for each small task. This way, you know you have to finish each task by a certain date. Your timelines must be robust, too – i.e. if you don’t finish this by today, it’s going to jeopardize everything else you have planned after that. This way it creates the urgency to act.

My goals are broken down into monthly, weekly, right down to the daily task lists, and the list is a call to action that I must accomplish this by the specified date, else my goals will be put off.

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Here’re more tips on setting deadlines: 22 Tips for Effective Deadlines

4. Eliminate Your Procrastination Pit-Stops

If you are procrastinating a little too much, maybe that’s because you make it easy to procrastinate.

Identify your browser bookmarks that take up a lot of your time and shift them into a separate folder that is less accessible. Disable the automatic notification option in your email client. Get rid of the distractions around you.

I know some people will out of the way and delete or deactivate their facebook accounts. I think it’s a little drastic and extreme as addressing procrastination is more about being conscious of our actions than counteracting via self-binding methods, but if you feel that’s what’s needed, go for it.

5. Hang out with People Who Inspire You to Take Action

I’m pretty sure if you spend just 10 minutes talking to Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, you’ll be more inspired to act than if you spent the 10 minutes doing nothing. The people we are with influence our behaviors. Of course spending time with Steve Jobs or Bill Gates every day is probably not a feasible method, but the principle applies — The Hidden Power of Every Single Person Around You

Identify the people, friends or colleagues who trigger you – most likely the go-getters and hard workers – and hang out with them more often. Soon you will inculcate their drive and spirit too.

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As a personal development blogger, I “hang out” with inspiring personal development experts by reading their blogs and corresponding with them regularly via email and social media. It’s communication via new media and it works all the same.

6. Get a Buddy

Having a companion makes the whole process much more fun. Ideally, your buddy should be someone who has his/her own set of goals. Both of you will hold each other accountable to your goals and plans. While it’s not necessary for both of you to have the same goals, it’ll be even better if that’s the case, so you can learn from each other.

I have a good friend whom I talk to regularly, and we always ask each other about our goals and progress in achieving those goals. Needless to say, it spurs us to keep taking action.

7. Tell Others About Your Goals

This serves the same function as #6, on a larger scale. Tell all your friends, colleagues, acquaintances and family about your projects. Now whenever you see them, they are bound to ask you about your status on those projects.

For example, sometimes I announce my projects on The Personal Excellence Blog, Twitter and Facebook, and my readers will ask me about them on an ongoing basis. It’s a great way to keep myself accountable to my plans.

8. Seek out Someone Who Has Already Achieved the Outcome

What is it you want to accomplish here, and who are the people who have accomplished this already? Go seek them out and connect with them. Seeing living proof that your goals are very well achievable if you take action is one of the best triggers for action.

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9. Re-Clarify Your Goals

If you have been procrastinating for an extended period of time, it might reflect a misalignment between what you want and what you are currently doing. Often times, we outgrow our goals as we discover more about ourselves, but we don’t change our goals to reflect that.

Get away from your work (a short vacation will be good, else just a weekend break or staycation will do too) and take some time to regroup yourself. What exactly do you want to achieve? What should you do to get there? What are the steps to take? Does your current work align with that? If not, what can you do about it?

10. Stop Over-Complicating Things

Are you waiting for a perfect time to do this? That maybe now is not the best time because of X, Y, Z reasons? Ditch that thought because there’s never a perfect time. If you keep waiting for one, you are never going to accomplish anything.

Perfectionism is one of the biggest reasons for procrastination. Read more about why perfectionist tendencies can be a bane than a boon: Why Being A Perfectionist May Not Be So Perfect.

11. Get a Grip and Just Do It

At the end, it boils down to taking action. You can do all the strategizing, planning and hypothesizing, but if you don’t take action, nothing’s going to happen. Occasionally, I get readers and clients who keep complaining about their situations but they still refuse to take action at the end of the day.

Reality check:

I have never heard anyone procrastinate their way to success before and I doubt it’s going to change in the near future.  Whatever it is you are procrastinating on, if you want to get it done, you need to get a grip on yourself and do it.

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