Our hair is the crowning glory of our looks. Both literally and figuratively! And when it is long and full of life, even more so. It is no wonder women crave for long healthy hair. But keep in mind that it is long, shiny and healthy hair that is admired not dull and lifeless long hair. That just leaves people with a feeling that you are careless and shabby. A very unwanted opinion. So if you’re looking to grow your hair long, here are a few tips for healthy hair that you will need to follow.

Oil For Better Hair Care:

hair oiling

Nutrition is essential for anything that grows and hair is no exception. Your hair shaft might be dead but the roots are very much alive. And oiling the roots give the nutrition and strength to grow long and strong.

Tip 1: Oil your hair at least twice a week.

Massage For Better Hair Care:

hair massage

Like any other living thing, stimulus works wonders on your hair growth too. Massaging pulls blood flow to your scalp and this in turn stimulates the growth of your hair. A win win situation! Your relaxed and your hair has the promise of better growth. What more can a girl want?

Tip 2: Massage you’re hair at least twice a week. This is one of the simplest beauty tips for hair growth.

Massaging improves the blood flow which will help the hair in getting additional nutrients. Also keeping fit generally will also help in stimulating blood flow to the whole body. Pure lavender oil can be massaged on the scalp every alternate day to promote hair growth. Checkout how head massage helps hair growth.

Shampoo For Better Hair Care:

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Clean hair is the first step to having to healthy hair. But as you clean and wash, it essential to follow these few tips for long hair care. Here is the list.

Tip 3: Yes, your hair looks better when washed. But washing it every day will only make it dry and brittle. Do not wash more than thrice a week.

Tip 4: Hair is brittle when wet. Be gentle when washing.

Tip 5: Use cold or normal water when washing. Hot water has the same effect as heat treatment. Your hair will be left dry and frizzy.

Tip 6: Don’t use too much shampoo and the sulphatescan harm your hair.

[ Read: Home Remedies For Oily & Greasy Hair ]

Condition For Better Hair Care:

hair mask

Conditioning is a key factor to maintaining good hair. It locks the moisture in the shaft preventing dryness along with providing protection from dirt and pollution, to a certain extent from the sun too. Therefore skipping the conditioner would just be plain stupid. However there are certain tips and ways to do it right depending on your needs.

Tip 7: Never step out of the shower without using a conditioner. Ever! Now you can conditioner hair with a regular packaged product or go for more homemade remedies. Oiling before a shower works wonders but you can also make an egg conditioner and a hair mask for regular use if you please.

Tip 8: However, if you have extremely brittle hair then deep conditioning once a week is advised. Make a hair pack that suits your needs and apply it on your hair. Then tie around it a hot towel and allow it to sit for a bit. This opens out the pores and ensures better absorption of nutrients.

Combing For Better Hair Care:

Let us begin by saying comb with care!

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Tip 9: Using of a wide toothed comb is advised. Use it to detangle the hair from the bottom and slowly work up as it will reduce breakage. Don’t try combing your hair while it’s wet as this may lead to unnecessary hair fall. Also do keep in mind that you will need to cover your hair while in the pool as the chlorine in it will harm the hair.

Tip 10: Brush them sensitively. Pulling them carelessly will only lead to breakage and brittle hair.

Trimming For Better Hair Care:

trimming hair

Splitting of your hair tips is going to happening no matter how much care you take! They are normal as your hair grows out.

Tip 11: Hair grows at the rate of ½ inch each month so it grows 6 inches per year at average. But due to regular damage, styling and other reasons hair get split ends and damaged cuticles. It is proven that healthy hair grows faster than damaged hair and so visiting the salon every 6-8 weeks is advised. Let the hair dresser trim the lower portion of the hair. You need not trim a lot but ½ inch every three months, this will ensure that the damage is minimum and your hair is healthy. After the haircut, use a leave in serum to help heal the split hairs and prevent further damage. Here are some more tips to get long hair.

Styling Tips For Better Hair Care Hair:

straightening hair

This is one thing that you cannot avoid! That is if you want to look good. So here are a few tips on how to do it while minimizing the damage.

Tip 12: Avoid heat much as possible. If you want waves and curls, adopt a few of the natural methods. But of you have to use heat when straightening, reduce the temperature and make it point to use heat protectant.

Tip 13: Don’t style your hair is tight ponies or hair do’s way too frequently. We admit that they look damn nice but the friction leads to hair breakage. Leave your hair down once in a while and enjoy the fun flirtatious look.

thin hair ponytail

Vitamin E

Vitamin e tablets for hair growth

Vitamin E is extremely good for your hair. We all know that. For years, it has been an essential ingredient in our body lotions, shampoos and conditioners. It contains anti-oxidants which are very helpful on the whole. But it is recently that we have found the value of Vitamin E oil.

Tip 14: Vitamin E has the same effect as a massage on the scalp and hence promotes blood circulation and growth. Us e it individual or mixed with your coconut oil, it can only do good.

Say No To Chemicals For Better Hair Care:

Chemicals are never any good but below mentioned is why you shouldn’t overdo it on your hair.

chemical for better hair care

Tip 15: Chemical loaded shampoos, conditioners and styling products can have adverse effects on our hair in the long run. Their build up and prolonged exposure is bad for you hair and health over all. So, try to indulge in more natural and herbal hair care. Use mild shampoos and conditioners. Avoid chemical hair treatments if possible.

Herbal Remedies For Better Hair Care:

Herbal remedies for better hair care

Remember, our grandmothers use to have those long and thick hair and they use to swear by these homemade treatments.

Tip 16: Herbal remedies and treatments are very effective in promoting hair growth.We spend a lot on the costly products that may or may not give great results. So, now it’s time to try these as well.

  • Take an egg with 3 tablespoons of castor oil and a teaspoon vinegar. Mix them well. Massage on scalp and wash your hair after 40 minutes.
  • You can use coconut milk. Apply it and massage it gently on to the scalp and then wash your hair with cold water. Coconut milk is known for encouraging growth and improves the texture and conditions the hair.
  • Take some jaggery (gur), fuller’s earth (multanimitti) and yoghurt and make a paste. Then apply this paste on the scalp for an hour or two and the shampoo it off. You can do this twice a month.
  • You can also apply green amla Juice on your hair and massage on to the scalp like you do with the oils. Let it soak in for an hour and then rinse your hair. 

Read: Homemade Beauty Tips For Hair ]

Proper Diet For Better Hair Care:

At but not the least! The right food is the key to have healthy body and mind. Hair is no different!

Proper diets for hair

Tip 17:

Here are a few items to add to your diet for better hair!

  • Proteins ingested speeds up the hair growth fast and makes them strong and lustrous. Cashew nuts and coconut are very good to enhance hair growth.
  • Proper diet also makes hair bouncy and voluminous.
  • Don’t forget to take your vitamins too as they play an important role in growth and new follicle formation.
  • Balanced diet can never be complete without the sufficient intake of fluids, water being the most important not only for your hair but for the entire body.

Tip 18: 

Proper sleep is also very much important for better hair. Stress can lead to hair loss as well as reduce hair growth rate and make hair unhealthy. To keep your hair healthy and growing, avoid stress. Also proper sleep is necessary. A 7-8 hours sleep each day is necessary to keep your body fit. At the time of sleep the body spends on growth and repair so inadequate sleep equals to less growth and damage.

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Following these tips will surely remove the doubt in you on how to get long hair fast. Try them to get beautifully long tresses. Also, do not leave without sharing your feedback with us.

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  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/ekantika/ Ekantika

    My hair is like a couple inches longer. waist length and I have never cut my hair more then 5 inches at a time in my life.I am going to try to get my hair as long as possible.I really need tips on how to keep my hair healthy and long.im gonna follow your tips and hopefully it works :)

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/sadia/ SADIA

      am sure they will..all the best : )

      • saras

        it is very interesting know about tips about hair growth…. it very helpful to me thank u so much….

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/preethicute/ preethicute

    It is very important for any girl to look beautiful. So, beautiful long hair is a key factor in woman’s beauty. I think that any women can change their appearance for the better by following instructions provided in this article , excellent tips! thank you SADIA…

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/sadia/ SADIA

      thanks preethi..

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/sadia/ SADIA

    am sure they will…all the best : )

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/thanmayeepatil/ Thanmayee

    My best friend is a vegetarian, and she doesn’t eat enough supplements for the meat. Also she has very dry, thin hair which seems to not grow at all, and little damaged her hair at split ends. I am finding best tips for her and this Article helps allot :) now I just hope she’ll follow these tips.thanks for sharing SADIA:)

  • olivia

    Very useful tips sadia:)
    Massaging the scalp every day at least for more than five minutes helps in hair growth. It stimulates the cells and strengthens the roots giving strong and shiny hair. oiling the hair regularly is also very important for a frizz free hair.

  • Kriti

    Proper diet for hair care image is very apt.. otherwise also we should follow that.. for better health!! great article.. :)

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/sadia/ SADIA

      tahnk you so much olivia

  • Karishma

    This diet chart will do wonders for hair care!! very apt article.. each of the points mentioned are really important for good long volume hair!!
    thnks for sharing this Sadia.. :)

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/sadia/ SADIA

      thanks karishma for liking it

  • Archita

    Cant think of not taking care of my hair!!! i regularly apply oil and use only one shamppoo and conditioner.. i also apply eggs on the hair!! it really takes care of my hair!! thnnks a lot for sharing these tips.. now i can add them too!!

  • Kriti

    Well.. really informative article.. very simple to do also.. will surely try them.. :) thnks for sharing with us.

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/sadia/ SADIA

      thank you kriti

  • Tanisha

    Nice information. Makes a lot of sense.. each point is important.. none can be skipped.. food also plays an important role..hoping natural methods and ingredients do wonders..

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/sadia/ SADIA

      i am glad u liked it

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/simrin/ Simrin

    Eating right and taking proper vitamin supplements leads to a proper hair growth:)

  • sunandhasai

    Very informative article sadia:) Applying a hair pack every weekend makes the roots and the hair get stronger and silkier. You can applying hair packs once in 15 days too

    • SADIA

      glad u like it

  • spoorthi

    Hi.. May i know which is best shampoo for hair fall treatment
    , i am loosing my hair badly .. :(

  • Linda Keith Anderson

    Great tips!!! Thank you so much.

  • poonam

    hi, please suggest which method to be used to help in increasing faster length of hair

  • sri pada

    hey pls tel me how i get smooth hair naturally ………..

  • Aasma

    very fruitful info Dear

  • Linda Hingis

    Thanks Sadia for the useful hair care tips. I
    completely agree with you on the part that clean hair is the first step for
    having healthy hair. Cleansing with strengthening shampoo repairs and
    reconstructs weak, damaged hair and rebuilds their strength and volume. I had a
    great experience with EmsibethUSA hair products and will suggest them for
    keeping your hair healthy and beautiful.

  • http://dimplekhan46@yahoo.com dimplekhan

    i will try it i hope it will prove best for my hair

  • Anonymous

    Hi. … I have dandruff (oily type)and hair fall problem. Plz give me some tips.

  • Fahra

    thank you

  • nannu

    i can tell you are indian. gur and amla..

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Thanks for sharing your tips with us Melanie :-)

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Sania, for dry hair it is important to restore its natural moisture. Moisture will add bounce, shine and life to the hair. Some of the ways to do that are:
    1. Home made hot oil massage – Pour 2 tablespoons each of almond oil, olive oil, jojoba oil and pure coconut oil into a medium-sized pot and warm it. Don’t overheat as it will end up damaging your scalp. Make sure it’s lukewarm, not hot. Massage hair with this oil mixture and wrap it up in a towel. Unwrap after 30 minutes and wash with a mild shampoo.
    2. Egg and Yogurt Hair Mask: Egg mixed with full-fat yogurt is another great hair mask that works wonders for the hair. Beat 2 raw eggs in a bowl. Add 2 tablespoons yogurt. This will a creamy smooth paste. Apply this throughout your hair. Leave on for at least 30 minutes. Wash your hair with cold water.
    Hope you find these remedies to be useful….do try them out and share your experience with us !!

  • https://www.facebook.com/MaliceHooper Malice Hooper

    Excellent tips thanks.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Anitha, we are glad to know that you loved website and tips, posts, articles…that means a lot to us !!
    Coming to your hair woes.. it would be wise to not to wash our hair on a daily basis. Washing hair once or twice in a week is sufficient and if you suffer with an oily scalp or if your hair are dirty due to dust or pollution then washing them thrice in a week will be enough. Do not wash your hair with hot water. Take care of your diet. Timely and regular meals that is healthy and well balanced will nourish your hair. Go for a warm oil massage..once or twice in a week. It will also help to keep your stress away.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Amanda, once the hair undergoes any chemical treatment like the application of dye or coloring, perming, rebounding etc, it disturbs the structure and texture of hair. Also, weakens the roots of hair, making them brittle, dry and rough as the moisture of hair gets ripped off. Hence to regrow your hair you need to be extra careful and gentle to your hair. Get a regular hair oil massage done, as this will improve the blood circulation of the scalp. Consume a good diet that is rich in proteins and vitamins to boost the growth of new hair. Apply hair mask with ingredients like egg, fenugreek seeds, indian gooseberry (amla, coconut milk etc…once a week to nourish and strengthen your hair and scalp.