Our hair and skin needs special nutrients to glow and shine which is not usually provided by our diet. In such cases, application of a few simple things straight from the kitchen shelf can be very beneficial for maintaining our bodies without too much effort.

Simple and Effective Tips for Hair Growth:

For the women’s hair, here are a few tried and tested measures which will make it grow long and shiny.

1. Curd and Egg Mask:

Eggs contain zinc, iron, selenium, phosphorus and are protein-packed which make hair healthy and help it grow faster. Curd is a natural conditioner and makes hair shiny and soft.

How to Use:

  • Beat one egg till smooth; add 2-3 teaspoons of curd and mix well.
  • Add ½ teaspoon olive oil and one teaspoon lemon juice
  • Apply the mixture thoroughly on scalp and hair and leave for 25-30 minutes
  • Shampoo using cold water

This mask cleanses the hair and scalp and provides essential ingredients necessary for soft and shiny hair.

2. Coconut Oil and Honey:

Coconut Oil helps in deep conditioning and honey protects the hair from damages, making the hair long, shiny and lustrous.

How to Use:

  • Mix well 3 tablespoons of coconut oil, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and a tablespoon of honey in a bowl.
  • Apply the mixture thoroughly on the scalp and hair – till the tips
  • Leave for 20 minutes and shampoo thereafter

Since honey is sticky, it is important to apply slowly and softly on the hair with both hands to prevent unnecessary breakage.

3. Banana and Honey:

Bananas are rich in natural oils and potassium which prevents breakage and makes hair long and shiny.

How to Use:

  • Mash a medium sized banana and add 2-3 teaspoons of thick curd to it. Blend well and add a teaspoon of honey.
  • Apply the mask on the scalp and hair thoroughly
  • After 25-30 minute massage gently in circular motions
  • Rinse thoroughly and shampoo

This mask improves hair elasticity and manageability and can be used to cure dandruff too.

4. Castor Oil:

Castor Oil is rich in Rici noleic acid: a type of omega 3 fatty acids that penetrates the hair follicle and administers growth. This oil also helps in re-growth of hair on balding spots.

How to Use:

  • Mix a teaspoon each of castor oil, jojoba oil and almond oil in a bowl
  • Microwave for 10-15 seconds till the oil is warm
  • Apply using a cotton ball and massage with fingers for 10 minutes
  • Leave for 30 minutes and wash with lukewarm water.

You can use this oil every time you shampoo to give your hair a texture like never before.

5. Aloe Vera Gel:

Aloe Vera promotes hair growth and adds strength and shine to hair. You can use it alone or mix with other ingredients as per the availability.

How to Use:

  • Mix 2-3 teaspoons of aloe vera gel with half teaspoon lemon juice (optional)
  • Apply thoroughly on the scalp and leave for 30 minutes
  • Rinse with cold water (shampooing is optional)

Lemon acts as a cleanser and removes dandruff. This mask can be applied once in a week for thorough cleaning of the scalp.

6. Vitamin E Oil Capsules:

Hair growth is directly associated with Vitamin E component in our body. A direct massage of vitamin E oil on the scalp is all you need for visible changes in hair quality and length.

How to Use:

  • Blend one capsule of Vitamin E Oil in 2 teaspoons of coconut oil/ jojoba oil.
  • Massage thoroughly on scalp and hair for 15-20 minutes.
  • Leave overnight. Shampoo with cold water.

For those with oily hair, apply this 2-3 times a week. If the hair has a normal texture, you can apply this every night for the best results.

7. Garlic:

Due to displeasing smell, garlic is tough to use as a hair mask. However, its manifold benefits can be availed by combining it with a few ingredients.

How to Use:

  • Heat 2-3 teaspoons coconut oil and add 1 teaspoon crushed garlic to it. Let it cool.
  • Now take 3-4 tablespoons of chamomile tea and add the above mixture to it.
  • Using a cotton ball apply the above conditioner to the hair and scalp.
  • Leave for at least 45-50 minutes before rinsing and shampooing with lukewarm water.

Application of the mixture at least thrice a week will help with the regeneration of hair on balding spots, make hair shiny and thick.

8. Onion Juice and Honey:

Onion juice penetrates the scalp easily making the hair follicles strong and promotes growth. When combined with honey, it also acts as a conditioner for hair and increases tensile strength.

How to Use:

  • Extract 8-10 teaspoons of onion juice and mix well with a teaspoon of honey.
  • Let the mixture settle for half an hour
  • Apply using cotton balls, paying closer attention to forehead line and sides
  • Leave for an hour, and then wash thoroughly. Use conditioner if required.

The mixture can be applied on alternate days. Gentle oiling can follow after the application of the mixture for a better outcome.

9. Mayonnaise Hair Mask:

Straight from the refrigerator – mayonnaise has various benefits for your hair. For those with dry and rough hair, this mask is a boon for the rapid growth of healthy hair.

How to Use:

  • Take 3-4 teaspoons of mayonnaise and mix with half a teaspoon olive oil.
  • Apply the mask on the scalp and hair with special attention at the ends (for damage repair)
  • Leave on for half an hour, then shampoo with cold water.

Apply this once a fortnight to improve the quality of growing hair. Those with oily scalp should refrain from using too much mayonnaise on scalp.

Our hair’s demands may be quite different from others’, thus, if a particular method works for one, it might not necessarily work for others. So do not get discouraged and move on to any other method for a Rapunzel-like hair in no time?


About Suvarna

Suvarna is a freelance content writer with over 8 years of professional writing experience. She specialized in developing research-based content on Beauty, Skin, and Hair Care. Suvarna believes that beauty is one of the key factors for every personality. She always strives to bring more authenticity and credibility to her articles.