August 6

How to Grow Long, Thick Hair with Home Remedies


A woman’s hair adds to her beauty, and that is why every woman desires, long, thick and lustrous hair.

Diet and lifestyle can affect the growth of the hair. While some are naturally blessed with long, thick hair, some have theirs short.

However, for those who have short hair and wish to grow it longer, and those that will love to maintain their long hair, their are home remedies to grow long, thick hair fast


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One of the factors that enhances hair growth is a diet rich in essential vitamins and protein. Take more of foods that are high in vitamins A, B, C, and E, iron, zinc, copper, magnesium, and selenium.

These foods are not only essential for your hair but also very important for your well-being and health.

Particularly, vitamin B complex is an essential vitamin for making your hair grow faster. As such, add a variety of foods rich in vitamin B. co like milk, cheese, yogurt, chicken, eggs, whole grains, broccoli, bell peppers, cabbage, parsley, grapefruit, avocado, brown bread, oats, and alfalfa in your diet to nourish your hair and scalp.

Make sure you drink fresh fruit and vegetable juices which are good sources of vitamin c, such as orange, grapefruit, carrot, beet, and lettuce juice.

Fish, flax seeds, walnuts, beans, winter squash, olive oil, and other foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids are also good for hair growth as about a percentage of a hair shaft is made up of omega-3 fatty acids.

Being deficient in supplements and vitamins such as vitamin E and zinc can lead to thinning and hair loss.



Onion is very effective for making hair grow longer.

Blend onion and pour it in your shampoo, keep it for two weeks and use it as your shampoo. You can also massage onion on your scalp and leave it for thirty minutes. It helps hair grow longer faster



Potato juice is another effective natural hair booster. If you’re suffering from “alopecia areata” (a condition of thinning of hair), the potato juice recipe will do the magic. Simply apply this juice to your scalp and wash it after 15-20 minutes.



Apple cider vinegar cleanses the scalp and maintains the pH balance of your hair. Therefore, apply ACV after shampooing your hair. Clean scalp naturally accelerates the hair growth.



This asian plant, Fenugreek is a very effective agent for increasing the length of your hair.  All you need to do is to make a fine paste of fenugreek and add two tablespoons of plain or coconut milk.

Apply this mixture as a hair mask for at least 30 minutes and wash off. This makes the strands silky soft and also enhances their growth.



Make a hair mask with egg. Mix egg, honey and some olive oil. Egg is rich in protein, sulphur, phosphorus, zinc, selenium, iron, and iodine. This home treatment will make your hair long, soft, and shiny.



Coconut milk reduces hair shedding and breakage. For a healthy and damage-free strands, use coconut milk as a natural hair conditioner. Massage your scalp with it and keep it overnight. Wash it off the next morning with cold water.



Just like its family member, Onion, Garlic is very effective for growing long, thick hair.  Garlic oil is extensively known for reducing the breakage of hair.

Boil a few cloves of garlic in olive oil and coconut oil. Massage it on the roots of hair. This will boost the regeneration of new long, thick  hair and promotes the circulation of blood to the scalp.



This yummy fruit is very effective in treating the troubles of dandruff and oily scalp.  You can simply mash a few peels of orange into the pulp and use them as a hair pack once in a week.

Alternatively, mix equal amount of orange juice and apple puree and apply to your hair to make them longer and thicker. You will see the difference within a week.


Use an oil or mask treatment weekly.

Mix 1 cup of unrefined coconut oil with 1 tablespoon each of almond, macadamia and jojoba oil.) Because oils can leave a residue on hair, apply it to damp hair, leave it on for 10 minutes, then shampoo and condition like normal.



Because it is  rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, especially omega-9 fatty acids, castor oil promotes hair growth naturally.

As this oil is quite viscous, mix the castor oil with an equal amount of coconut, olive, or almond oil. Massage your scalp with it and leave it on for 30 to 45 minutes. Then shampoo your hair.

Essential oils like rosemary, peppermint, eucalyptus, lavender, or thyme oil can be added to the castor oil.


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Ife Oluwatuyi

Ife is a Public Health Analyst and a blogger that gives educative information on how to maximize and maintain healthy life styles

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  • I have checked enough article it states that actually onions reacts very fast let me try it out will get back shortly in few days and will give you the feedback guys its really worth doing this try it out.:)

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