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Published: Fri 23 Oct 2015, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Fri 23 Oct 2015, 10:59 AM

My brother is 7 ½ months old. His hair was normal when he was born, but after shaving his hair four times, his hair growth has suddenly slowed down. Could you please suggest a home remedy to speed up his hair growth again?

  • Name withheld
I would suggest that after you give your brother a bath, and while his scalp is still wet, take four drops of castor oil and massage it into the wet hair. Do this everyday, even if you don't shampoo his hair and it's just damp. This will help activate hair growth and thicken hair.
I'm 16 years old and have acne issues. I tried your cinnamon and honey remedy, but I ended up getting rashes, and it left behind spots on my skin. Is there another remedy? Also, where can I get lavender and sandalwood powder in Fujairah?
  • Name withheld
Make a paste of fresh mint. Mix one tablespoon of the paste with a teaspoon of lemon juice, and add some oats powder. Applied daily, this will help to cleanse the pimples, and also calm, cool and shrink the pores. The oats will help scrub off dead skin and soften the skin, and the lemon juice will lighten your skin and shrink the pores as well. In Fujairah, you will find lavender and sandalwood powder at any Spinneys store or at pharmacies.
I have facial hair that's fairly visible and I've been waxing it instead of using turmeric or bleach (I stopped using turmeric as it was very tedious to apply every day). I was planning on doing laser treatment, but I think my hair might be too small for it. Please help!
  • Lameeza
Tiny hair can be quite difficult to remove and turmeric has proved to be a very good remedy for this. However, if you don't have time for it, I would suggest applying a sticky mix of egg white and cornflour, and rubbing against the hair growth, when dry. 
I'm a 15-year-old guy with a lot of pimples on my cheeks. I also have a lot of dandruff and hair that is weak and brittle. Could you suggest a natural remedy for me?
  • Name withheld
Ensure that you brush your hair well before you use this treatment, and avoid getting it in your eyes. Take one tablespoon of egg white and add a tablespoon of lemon juice with a pinch of black pepper. Mix and massage this into your scalp. For the pimples, use a thick turmeric paste mixed with some corn flour; apply on the pimpled skin. After 30 minutes, shower and scrub off the paste from your skin and rinse your hair, followed by a light shampoo. Remember, never use hot water on your scalp or face as this activates the oils that cause your pimples.
I'm really sad because of the state of my hair. It's very short and curly, and has been so since my early childhood. How can I grow more hair?
  • Krishnendu T S
Mix some warm coconut oil with one teaspoon of fenugreek powder, half a teaspoon of castor oil and a teaspoon of lemon juice. Massage this into your scalp, at least 30 minutes prior to a shampoo. Comb your hair to evenly distribute the mask. Do this thrice a week and you'll notice increased hair growth. 
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