How to Grow Natural Hair Fast Without Oils or Butters by Zara! (Part 1)
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Zara is back on CurlyNikki! She’s a fabulous naturalista who shares her natural hair journey with her followers. That includes more than 170K subscribers (aka ZeeStarz) on her EfikZara YouTube channel!
What’s Zara up to this week? Well… Zara admits she loves using oils and butters as a part of her natural hair care regimen to aid the health, strength, and growth of her hair. In fact, many naturalistas do! But, she also knows oils and butters are not for everyone, including some of her fans.
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Some persons shy away from hair oils and hair butters either because they just don’t like them or these products just don’t seem to work for their hair. That’s why Zara’s latest video (the first in a 2-part series) is answering the question of how to grow natural hair fast without oils or butters.
How to Grow Natural Hair Fast Without Oils or Butters
In the video, Zara shares six categories of natural hair products she uses. Thankfully, these are all featured in her very thorough Recipe Bible (link in video). She also shares one technique most of us tend to overlook, whether or not we use hair oils or hair butters to assist with the health and growth of our natural hair.
Of course, being Zara, she takes the time to explain the science behind each of her suggestions in easy-to-understand language. She ensures we know how these natural hair ingredients work as well as how they benefit our scalp and strands.
Here’s a summary of Zara’s seven suggestions for anyone who wants to grow natural hair fast while skipping on hair oils or hair butters:
1. Plant gels and juices
Examples Zara gives us include aloe vera, flaxseed, ambunu, and barbary fig (prickly pear).
2. Hair masks
Zara shares the benefits of using Ayurvedic herbs as hair masks. She highlights the use of amla powder for those wanting to grow natural hair fast minus the use of oils and butters.
Using clays as hair masks is also a suggestion she focuses on and explains why they are so hair-healthy.
Want to find out more about amla? Be sure to read 4 Remarkable Benefits of Amla Powder and Amla Oil for Hair.
3. Teas herbal teas, herbal infusions, or tisanes
Find out about how teas help hair growth and why Zara LOVES the rosemary teas in her Recipe Bible.
4. Hair growth serums
Zara explains how hair growth serums, like those made with eucalyptus and rosemary, are formulated and how they balance the scalp environment and boost growth.
5. Hair elixirs
Next up on Zara’s list of how to grow natural hair fast without oils or butters are the concoctions and decoctions we commonly call hair elixirs. Learn about the use of eggs, onion juice, potato juice, and rice water (and LOTS more). Wondering how smelly onions could possibly benefit your hair? Zara explains!
Check out CurlyNikki’s recent rice water articles:
- Rice Water Rinse for Curly Hair: What Is It, Benefits, and 3 EASY Rice Water Recipes
- Rice Water Shampoo for Natural Hair Care: Check Out These 3 Must-Try Examples!
- 5 Fantastic Fermented Rice Water Products for Curly Haircare
Zara sings the praises of henna as a way to strengthen your strands, help with length retention, and boost growth. BUT, also issues a word of caution about its use. Find out in the video!
7. Scalp exfoliation
This is the final tip Zara shares for how to grow natural hair fast if you’re not using oils or butters. She reveals she prefers chemical exfoliators, such as salicylic acid, over physical exfoliators and explains why.
How to Grow Natural Hair Fast Without Oils or Butters (Part 1) by Zara!
A young woman of many talents, Zara (popularly known as EfikZara) is a professional violinist and composer. Aside from her primary career, Zara is a cinematographer with more than 17 years of experience. She is also a passionate healthy hair advocate with over 12 years of experience caring for her natural hair and the natural hair of her loved ones.
Get more hair and beauty tips from Zara on CurlyNikki, HERE!