Since the start of Henna Sooq, we have helped people all over the world adopt holistic practices that provide optimal hair health, increase shine, and establish a moisture and strength balance to fight against excessive shedding, breakage and damage. This has allowed them to grow their hair to lengths they have never achieved in their life! At Henna Sooq, we make the highest quality herbs available to our Henna Sooq family and sometimes, we know you may become overwhelmed by all of the options available to you. No worries, that’s why we are here! As we look toward fall and winter, and for some, protective style season, this is the perfect time to stock up on the most powerful herbs for hair growth.
Unless you are facing internal hormonal or medical issues, we want to make it clear that all of our hair grows. In fact, on average, we grow half an inch a month. Although our hair is always growing, many of us struggle with length retention, retaining the length at the ends of our hair. And that’s where Ayurvedic herbs come in!
Here are our top picks, in no particular order.
There’s no surprise that our namesake, henna, was included in this round-up! The lawsone dye found in henna, not only dyes the hair a rich red tone over time, but it also builds itself on the cuticle layer of the hair strand, strengthening and fortifying the hair to promote length retention. It helps to thicken even the finest and most fragile hair strands, reduce split ends, and eliminate dandruff on the scalp. For the most color payoff, we recommend our customer-favorite, Red Raj which is also organically certified. Unlike many other henna powders on the market, ours is free of grit and large particles, making it much easier to apply and rinse out.
If you subscribe to our YouTube channel, you can learn how to make moisturizing henna mixes, fit for any hair type, as well as find tips and tricks for a successful henna experience.
Amla is an Ayurvedic powerhouse! There have been several studies conducted over the years that have found that amla increases hair growth, reduces hair fall, improves hair’s appearance and health, among other benefits. Amla is the first herb we recommend to customers who are new to Ayurveda because of how gentle and effective amla is on even the driest hair types. Regardless of your texture, our amla conditions the hair, adds incredible shine, and creates thicker, stronger hair strands. Try mixing amla with henna to add some conditioning properties, while also toning down the red tones and combating the loosening of curls that some people experience after years of using henna in a healthy haircare regimen. We also recommend that you try our amla oil which is mineral oil-free and does not contain other ingredients that we tend to stay away from in the natural hair community.
You can't say slip, without the herb fenugreek! This miracle herb creates mucilage that allows you to effortlessly detangle tangled and matted hair. Once hair is tangle-free and moisturized, it is able to retain as much length as possible. Not only can you use fenugreek in a mask, but it can also be infused in water or aloe vera juice as a hair tea or hair growth spritz. Try infusing it in any carrier oil like camellia, olive or avocado, and apply it directly to the scalp or use it as a hot oil treatment or sealing oil. If you’re too lazy to infuse your own oil, try our very new Ayurvedic Oil which is infused with fenugreek, as well as nine other powerful herbs, including henna, shikakai and brahmi.
The options are truly endless with fenugreek! If you need more inspiration, check out some of our favorite fenugreek recipes:
Created by dehydrating the beloved aloe vera plant, aloe powder packs the same benefits for treating scalp irritations, providing tons of moisture, and promoting hair growth. When added to henna, amla, or any other ayurvedic herb, it immediately increases the conditioning ability of any treatment. Therefore, we especially recommend this herb for people with dry hair.
Here is one of our favorite recipes, featuring aloe, that we love to use to maintain the moisture and strength balance our hair desperately needs.
Be sure to tweak this recipe to your liking and don’t be afraid to experiment and have fun! If you want to try an herbal blend already created for you, Goddess Hair is a crowd-favorite. It combines the power of cassia, amla, hibiscus, fenugreek, rose petal and aloe.
That’s it, that’s our list! What is your favorite herb for hair growth? Which ones are you excited to try?
Chime in down below in the comments and keep up with us on Instagram (@hennasooq). If you need one-on-one help with building a healthy haircare regimen, visit us here as we would love to help you on your journey. Happy growing Henna Sooq family!