Most of us desire long hair like Rapunzel. But owing to our hectic, modern lifestyle, which includes everyday stress and pollution, long hair can be difficult to achieve. Don’t worry.  There are many home remedies for thick and long hair. We have the perfect solution for your problem – Here are 7 Simple things that you can do from the comfort of your home to get Long hair.

Home Remedies for Long Hair:

1. Nutritious Diet:

diet for long and healthy hair

A good, healthy diet is important if you want to have long, problem-free hair. Include green leafy vegetables and fruits as part of your diet. Also, make sure you are getting enough proteins in your daily diet to help with the hair growth. Include sprouts, nuts, and curd in your diet.

2. Hot Oil Massage:

hot oil massage for hair growth

We can never deny the importance of a good hot oil head massage, which is one of the best known home remedies for long hair. A good ‘champi’ is the best thing t for our hair. Get it done at the parlour, by your mom/sister, or do it yourself. After applying hot (warm) oil on the scalp, gently massage the scalp with your finger-pads.  Apply oil to the strands of the hair. Let them soak in the goodness of the oil. You may also wrap a hot towel around the head for 10 minutes to help in the better absorption of the oil into the hair. Wash off after 1-2 hours, with a mild shampoo. You will note evident results post your first usage. Almond oil, olive oil and coconut oil are considered good for the hair.

3. Trim Your Hair:

trim your hair to make it grow faster

Trim the hair regularly. Even when you are letting your hair grow to a certain length, trimming them every 4-6 weeks is essential to promote the growth of healthy hair. Trimming ensures that all the damaged ends are removed, and you will be left with damage-free hair which will grow fast

4. Brush:

hair brushing tips

Brush your hair twice a day with a natural-bristled brush. Remember to brush your hair before bed time. This will ensure that the blood circulation to the scalp is good at bed time (we all know that our hair grows the most while we are sleeping).

5. Do Not Comb Wet Hair:

wet hair combing tips

Do not comb while your hair is still wet after shampoo-conditioning. Wet hair is prone to damage and breakage, hence, your hair may fall before its actual life-cycle is over.

6. Water And Exercise:

drinking water for long hair

Drink plenty of water and exercise regularly. These help in improving the blood circulation to the scalp, in turn promoting hair growth.

[ Read: How Does Water Help In Hair Growth? ]

7. Protein Hair Mask:

Protein masks are excellent for obtaining healthy hair. This is a simple home remedy to grow your hair.

Ingredients needed:

  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons of castor oil
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar 


  1. Take the ingredients in a bowl and mix them to make a paste.
  2. Massage the pack into the scalp.
  3. Keep the hair pack on for 30 minutes and wash off with cold water.
  4. This is a very good hair mask which promotes hair growth.

Along with the above mentioned mask, try adding an egg with 1 tablespoon honey and 1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil. You can also use olive oil instead of the coconut oil. Make this into a paste and apply the mixture to the scalp and hair. Leave this on for 45-60 minutes and wash it off after that.

After Treatment:

  • After a protein mask, you may use two tablespoons of apple vinegar mixed in a litre of water to wash off your hair.
  • Use the mixture as a rinse and after using a shampoo.
  • Use the cider rinse to wash off the remains of the shampoo from your hair.
  • Use 2 tablespoons of warm olive oil to massage into your scalp twice a week. This will help promote hair growth.

8. Banana Mask:

Ingredients needed:

  • 1 banana
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ cup flat beer 


  1. Take a banana in a bowl and mash it, do away with all the clumps.
  2. Now take an egg, honey, and beer and mix it all with a fork along with the banana.
  3. The mixture should be a smooth paste. Use this mixture on the scalp and also apply on the length of your hair.
  4. Now tie your hair up in a bun and cover the head with a shower cap.
  5. Leave the mixture on for at least an hour or 1.5 hours. Open the shower cap and rinse with cold water.

The egg and the banana give nourishment to the hair. The honey moisturizes it and beer is greatly known to give volume and thickness to the hair.

[ Read: Banana Hair Mask ]

9. Onion Mask:

Onion is very helpful for hair growth.

  1. Take a large onion and grate it in a grater.
  2. Now squeeze the juice into a container.
  3. Apply this mixture on the scalp and then follow up with a generous massage with honey.
  4. Leave the hair mask on for 30 minutes and wash off.

Honey deeply moisturizes the hair and the onion juice stimulates the hair follicles. For best results, do this massage every day for a month.

10. Supplements:

Gelatin encourages hair growth. You can intake gelatin supplements in the form of capsules. Also, using dry gelatin in your daily sauces or drinks will do the trick. Don’t worry, it will not ruin your favorite dishes as it is odorless and tasteless.

Now that you know how to get long hair naturally, what are you waiting for? Apart from the above methods, it is also important to protect your hair from external damaging factors such as pollution, dust, excessive heat/ cold, direct sunlight, etc. When stepping out of the home, ensure that your head (and hair) is covered using a scarf/ dupatta. Following the above steps will ensure you have problem-free, long and healthy hair. Anymore questions related to home remedies for growing long hair? Leave  a comment below.

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