To optimize hair growth and health, a healthy body is necessary. In addition to the proper diet, treat damaged hair with clove and coconut oil. Trimming off damaged, unhealthy hair can also promote hair health.



Considerations

Trim off unhealthy hair. Healthy hair may also need to be trimmed less often, thus allowing you to keep some length.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has anti-fungal and antibacterial effects on hair, plus it contains essential vitamins and minerals. Coconut oil prevents hair from losing protein and keeps the scalp free from dandruff, as well as keeping the hair shaft strong and preventing breakage.

Clove Oil

Clove oil, although often used for medicinal purposes, is sometimes mixed with other oils for a hair treatment. Mix three parts eucalyptus oil with one part clove oil and rub into the scalp to prevent hair loss.

Alternatives

Iron, protein and vitamins promote hair health, prevent scalp problems and brittle hair, plus naturally condition your hair. A diet containing omega-3 fatty acids, legumes, dark veggies, nuts, eggs, whole grains, poultry, oysters, low-fat dairy and carrots is key.

Warnings

If you experience hair loss, hair that is unusually dry or if the condition of your hair has dramatically changed, see a doctor.