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7 Ingredients You Should Add To Your Shampoo For Fast Hair Growth

Ingredients You Should Add To Your Shampoo

I am sure you must have seen many DIYs going on Instagram and TikTok, which claim to provide you with long, luscious hair. They show you mix many different things in your shampoo or hair oil to make your hair healthy. But the question is should you believe these reels and hack or not? 

The answer purely depends on the type of ingredients you are adding to your shampoo. While there is no magical formula for instantly accelerating hair growth, some ingredients can potentially support healthy hair growth when added to your shampoo. On the other hand, some might harm your hair too. 

Even if you are using the right product in your shampoo, still fast hair growth is not guaranteed. The hacks will only help in growing your hair if you maintain a healthy lifestyle. So, here are seven ingredients that are often suggested for promoting hair growth when added to shampoo:


Honey is a natural humectant and helps retain moisture in hair strains. Also, it helps add shine to your hair locks. Honey is known to add strength to your hair follicles for fast hair growth. The greatest advantage of adding honey ion your shampoo is that it makes your hair silky soft. 

How to use it?

Take honey and shampoo in equal amounts and mix them. Stir it well before using. Honey

Brewed Green Tea

Green tea can help your hair growth by increasing the supply of these nutrients to the scalp. Green tea has epigallocatechin gallate which may prevent hair loss by decreasing hormonal activity that causes hair loss. It is effective in stimulating hair follicles and boosting hair regrowth.

How to use it?

Brew a green tea bag with a glass of water. Boil it down to half a glass. Let it cool down and mix it with your shampoo.Brewed Green Tea


Essential Oilsessential oils

Almost all essential oils have some properties to prevent hair fall and aid in hair growth. Mixing them in your shampoo might help with hair growth. You can use any of the following

  1. Tea oil
  2. Lavender oil
  3. Rosemary oil

All these oils have the ability to reduce dandruff, and itchy scalp and keep it fresh. Also, they help stimulate blood circulation on the scalp which helps in hair growth.

How to use them?

  1. Take 3 to 5 drops of any essential oil and mix it with 2 tablespoons of your shampoo.
  2. Stir well and use it as a shampoo to your hair.
  3. Wash the hair thoroughly and repeat the same regularly to promote hair growth.

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Lemon has antifungal, and antibacterial properties which can keep dandruff at bay. Also, vitamin C helps remove product built from your scalp & strands as a result healthier scalp and silky strands. Lemon would be beneficial for one who has oily scalp and dandruff issues. 


How to use it?

  1. Mix 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice in 1 tablespoon of your natural shampoo. 
  2. Mix it well and wash your hair with this mix. 
  3. Massage it gently all over your scalp for a few minutes.
  4. Then rinse your hair thoroughly and style as usual.

Fermented Rice Water

Lately, we have seen many reels and TikTok videos using fermented rice water in the hair-washing regime. Fermented rice water is known to have properties that help your hair grow faster and stay soft. 

Rice water is highly rich in antioxidants which help revive damaged cells on the scalp. Also, it makes hair so smooth that your hair detangles easily hence less hair fall due to hair breakage. In the long run, you get stronger, thicker and shinier hair.

Fermented Rice Water

How to use it?

Take boiled rice water and leave it to ferment for one day. In that mix a few drops of essential oil. Use this water to dilute your shampoo to wash your hair.

Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe vera is known for its soothing and hydrating properties. Apart from these, aloe vera is rich in vitamins A, C & E, antioxidant and antibacterial properties. It helps with dandruff and itchy scalp. 

Vitamins A, C & E contribute to cell turnover, promoting healthy cell growth and shiny hair.

Aloe Vera Gel

How to use it?

Extract aloe vera gel from fresh aloe vera plant. Mix 1 tablespoon of it with 1 tablespoon of your shampoo. Mix it well and wash your hair with it.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has numerous benefits and healthy hair is one of them. It has antifungal properties which help ward off dandruff and itchiness. Likewise, lemon juice, and apple cider vinegar help remove build-up from your scalp and hair. Even it can help remove hard water build-up as it is one of the most difficult to get rid of.

Also, ACV is known to have conditioning properties and has been used as a rinse post-shampoo to achieve silky and shiny hair. 

Apple Cider Vinegar

How to use it?

Mix a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with 1 tablespoon of shampoo. Mix it well and wash your hair with it.


All these ingredients are not a sureshot way to increase the pace of your hair growth. They may help in the process but there is no scientific evidence of it. It would be better if you pair them with great diet and good lifestyle habits. Also make sure to stay away from stress as it is one of the probable reasons of hair fall.

Aparna Pal

Aparna Pal

Content Writer at Clovia
Senior Executive Content Writer
Aparna possesses a master's degree in computer application; however, her interests lie more in the realm of fashion and lifestyle. She is a Senior Content Writer at Clovia and brings more than 4 years of experience in the lingerie, fashion, and beauty industry. She is dedicated to empowering women by providing them with the necessary knowledge about their bodies, lingerie, and lifestyle.
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