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16 Effective Home Remedies for Hair Growth and Thickness




Flipping through old sepia tinted photographs you must have wondered how your grandmother and mother maintained those long tresses. What is secret behind that long shiny mane? If you ask them their answer will be, “it is the power of Ayurveda.” Well this is the truth because there weren’t so many hair oils and shampoos in those days, so they relied completely on natural solutions to resolve their hair woes. Here we provide some effective home remedies for hair growth faster.

Genetics, hormonal changes, diet, stress, physical and mental health often influence hair growth. If you are lucky enough, you might get smooth straight hair, but maintaining it totally depends on you. People often say that there wasn’t much stress and vegetables were free of fertilizers so they had gorgeous hair. These are just lame excuses because you too can get long shiny hair by using your grandmother’s ‘secret’ hair growth formula. Let’s unravel these zealously guarded secrets behind gorgeous hair you always admired. To begin with, healthy scalp promotes hair growth.

Home Remedies for Hair Growth and Thickness:

The dream of long and healthy hair is attainable if you follow these easy remedies and tips. It is not a herculean task as it seems, you must be following these already. These tips are an assurance for those who already follow a healthy lifestyle. Give these natural remedies a shot to get soft, strong and long hair.

1. Castor oil for Hair Growth:

You’ll need:

  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon of castor oil

Preparation time: 2 minutes.

How to apply:

  • Mix coconut oil and castor oil in a bowl
  • Slightly warm the mixture (not too hot), and apply it on your hair scalp
  • Gently Massage the scalp with your fingers for few minutes
  • Wait for 30 minutes to 1 hour then rinse your hair with regular shampoo

Repetitions: Follow this procedure at least 2 to 3 times in week.

How it works: The antibacterial properties of both coconut and castor oils helps to treat scalp infections and promote hair growth.

[ Read: Is Castor oil Really Good for Hair Growth ]




2. Coconut oil for Hair Growth:

You’ll need:

  • 2 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp of raw honey
  • 1 egg

Preparation time: 10 minutes.

How to do:

  • Break the egg and separate the egg white in a small container
  • add coconut oil and honey to egg white and whisk well
  • Apply this mixture as a hair mask
  • Let sit for 15 to 20 minutes then wash it off.

Repetitions: Follow this remedy at least twice a week.

[ Read: Coconut oil Hair Mask Benefits ]




3. Aloe Vera for Hair Growth:

You’ll need:

  • aloe vera leaf
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil

Preparation Time: 3 minutes.

How to apply:

  • Take aloe vera leaf and extract the gel in bowl
  • Mix freshly squeezed aloe vera gel and olive oil thoroughly
  • Apply this mixture on your scalp and hair from root to ends
  • Gently massage for few minutes with your fingertips
  • Wait for at least 30 minutes then wash it off

Repetitions: Do this process 2 times a week.

[ Read: How to Grow Hair with Aloe Vera ]




4. Baking Soda for Hair Growth:

You’ll need:

  • baking soda
  • water

Preparation Time: 5 minutes.

How to apply:

  • Mix baking soda in water in 1:3 ratio to get a smooth paste
  • You can use the mix on dry hair, or even after making your hair wet.
  • Apply it starting from roots, and then move right through till end of hair.
  • Leave your hair for 10 to 15 mins, and then wash hair with lukewarm water.

Repetitions: Repeat this procedure once a week.

Note: Excess use of baking soda can lighten your hair.

[ Read: Does Baking Soda Work for Hair Growth ]




5. Fenugreek for Hair Growth:

Fenugreek contains lecithin and also rich in proteins which helps to strengthens and moisturizes your hair.

You’ll need:

  • 1 cup of fenugreek seeds
  • water
  • coconut oil

Preparation time: 12 hours.

How to do:

  • Soak a cup of fenugreek seeds in water overnight
  • Make a paste of soaked fenugreek seeds using grinder or mixture
  • Add coconut oil to this paste and apply it on your hair from roots to ends
  • Wait for few minutes until the paste absorbs the scalp and hair
  • Finally wash it off with your regular shampoo

Repetitions: Repeat the remedy two or three times a week.

6. Apple Cider Vinegar for Hair Growth:

You’ll need:

  • 4 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar

How to do:

  • Mix apple cider vinegar with coconut oil in a small bowl
  • Apply the mixture on your scalp, massage for few minutes with your fingertips
  • Wait for at least 20 to 30 minutes
  • Finally wash it off with a mild shampoo followed by water

Repetitions: Do this method one to two times a week.

[ Read: Can Apple Cider Vinegar Help Your Hair Grow ]




7. Rosemary oil for Hair Growth:

You’ll need:

  • 2 drops of rosemary oil
  • 2 tablespoons of base oil (Olive oil, Coconut oil, Jojoba oil, almond or avocado oil)

Preparation time: 2 minutes.

How to apply:

  • Mix rosemary oil and base oil in a small bowl
  • Apply this mixture on your hair and scalp
  • leave it for 30 minutes then wash your hair with your regular shampoo

Repetitions: Do this remedy 2 to 3 times a week.

8. Tea Tree oil for Hair Growth:

Tea tree oil gives smoothness to the hairs and provides essential nutrients to hair.

You’ll need:

  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • 3-5 drops of tea tree oil

How to apply:

  • Take olive oil in small bowl and slightly warm the oil (Not too hot)
  • Add tea tree oil to warm olive oil and mix it well, let it cool down
  • Apply this mixture on your hair from roots to hair ends
  • Let sit for 20 minutes

Repetitions: Repeat this remedy twice a week.

[ Read: How to Use Tea Tree oil for Hair Growth ]




9. Coconut Milk for Hair Growth:

You’ll need:

  • 2 to 4 tablespoons of coconut milk
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tablespoon of honey

Preparation time: 5 minutes.

How to apply:

  • Mash the banana with fork or spoon to get a smooth paste
  • Add banana and coconut milk to this paste
  • Apply it on your scalp and hair and massage
  • Let sit for 30 minutes then rinse off with a mild shampoo

Repetitions: Follow this process twice a week.

[ Read: Benefits of Coconut Milk for Hair Growth ]




10. Lemon Juice for Hair Growth:

Lemons are rich in vitamin C and loaded with antioxidants. When apply lemon juice on your scalp, it helps to stimulates circulation and prevents hair loss.

You’ll need:

  • 1 lemon
  • coconut oil/olive oil

Preparation time: 4 minutes.

How to apply:

  • Cut the lemon into two halves and squeeze out the juice
  • Take one part of freshly squeezed lemon juice and mix it with coconut or olive oil
  • Apply this mixture on your hair scalp
  • Let sit for 30 to 45 minutes then wash it off with a mild shampoo

Repetitions: Follow this remedy 2 times a week.

Note: Excess use of lemon juice can lighten your hair.

11. Olive oil for Hair Growth:

You’ll need:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon of honey and olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil

Preparation time: 5 minutes.

How to do:

  • Crack the egg and separate the egg white in a bowl
  • Mix remaining ingredients to egg white and mix well
  • Apply resultant mixture on your entire hair
  • Leave it on for 20 – 30 minutes then rinse your hair with your regular shampoo

Repetitions: Follow this process at least once in 2 weeks.

[ Read: How to Apply Olive oil for Hair Growth ]




12. Vitamin E oil for Hair Growth:

  • 2 vitamin e capsules
  • 1 teaspoon castor oil

Preparation time: 5 minutes.

How to do:

  • Break the vitamin e capsules to extract the oil
  • Mix castor oil with vitamin e oil and apply it your scalp
  • Gently massage your scalp for few minutes with your finger tips in circular motion
  • Let sit for about 30 minutes finally wash your hair

Repetitions: Do this once a week.

13. Peppermint oil for Hair Growth:

You’ll need:

  • 4 drops of peppermint oil
  • 8 ounces of water
  • cotton ball

Preparation time: 3 minutes.

How to do:

  • Add peppermint oil to water and mix well in a small bowl
  • Dip a cotton ball in this mixture gently rub it on your scalp

Repetitions: Do this once in 2 weeks.

Note: Applying concentrated peppermint oil is not suitable for all scalps it can produce heat your scalp and also may lead to itching, so be careful of using peppermint oil.

14. Banana Hair Mask for Hair Growth:

You’ll need:

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 whole egg
  • 5 tablespoon honey

Preparation Time: 15 minutes of preparation, 20 minutes for application.

How to do:

  • Mash the banana in a small bowl with fork or spoon
  • Add egg and honey to mashed banana to get smooth paste
  • Apply this paste on your scalp and hair, cover your hair with shower cap
  • leave it on your hair for 20 to 30 minutes then wash it off with shampoo

Repetitions: Do this remedy once a week.

15. Honey for Hair Growth:

  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup of honey

Preparation time: 4 minutes.

How to do:

  • Mix 1/2 cup of coconut oil and 1/2 cup of honey thoroughly in a bowl
  • You can increase the quantity of ingredients depending on your hair length
  • Apply it on your scalp and hair and massage gently for few minutes.
  • Leave it on your hair for 20 minutes then rinse off using cold/lukewarm water and followed by shampoo.

Repetitions: Repeat this remedy twice a week.

16. Egg Mask for Hair Growth:

You’ll need:

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil

Preparation time: 5 minutes.

How to apply:

  • Break the 2 eggs and coconut oil in a bowl and blend well to make a consistent paste.
  • Apply this paste to your scalp and hair and let it stay on for 30 minutes
  • Then, wash your hair and scalp thoroughly using cold water and a mild shampoo.

Repetitions: Do this method twice in a week.

Follow Some Other Tips to Grow Your Hair Naturally:

  • Exercise daily since it improves blood circulation and allows fresh oxygen to reach your scalp. This oxygen is the best food for your hair roots. It is also an antidote against premature hair greying.
  • Foods rich in proteins and vitamins aids in hair growth. Cysteine a type of protein found in some foods can also help to double up your hair growth rate.
  • Go for regular hair wash to maintain a clean scalp.
  • Regular trims can also help in hair growth.
  • Flipping your hair for 5 minutes each day can improve blood circulation. This in turn helps in hair growth.
  • Never comb your hair when it is wet.
  • Meditation and deep breathing can help you to counter the unavoidable stress you face daily.
  • Stop over styling your hair as the heat and product residues cause maximum hair damage. You may be using high end hair products to style your hair, but if you use them daily it is bound to cause damage. Heat treatments can only add to your hair woes.
  • Always blend essential oils like Rosemary, Peppermint and sage to carrier oil before application.
  • If you are using herbal supplements like gingko biloba, consult your physician before use.

The list of remedies goes on and on. It might make you think how you will adjust these natural therapies in your busy schedule. Just choose the remedy that is fairly simple like oil massage and turban therapy and keep following it every week. You can apply a mask before hair wash. That’s it; these simple ingredients found in your kitchen can give you long hair. They are inexpensive and free of chemicals, so no fear of side effects.

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The dream of long and healthy hair is attainable if you follow these easy remedies and tips. Here we provide some effective home remedies for hair growth

Written by: Surela Mukherjee

Surela Mukherjee is a passionate blogger, a foodie and a fitness freak. She is a content writer who loves writing about beauty, lifestyle, food, health and wellness. She believes in spreading a word of good health and happiness through her writings.

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