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How Do You Make Your Hair Grow – Home Remedies

Updated on August 1, 2013
How Do You Make Your Hair Grow – Home Remedies
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One day I was reading the thought of a prominent person of our country that if he will keep on using the highly advertised harsh detergent-based shampoo available in the market then that will help him in getting bald soon.

So to add volume and longevity to our hair, many in our country use the age-old traditional methods of herbal wash for hairs which are not only chemical free but also nourish the hair properly without any harmful aftereffects. Whereas chemical based shampoo cleanses the hair and gives it an instant shiny appearance but in the long term causes thinning of the hair, dryness of the hair, damage scalp, and we slowly loses hair.

So here we are to discuss the tips to make your hair grow thicker, fuller, longer, and shiny. These tips are proper washing and caring for your hair in the long term through herbal remedies which provides the necessary nutrients, act as remedial measure for any disease, as well as cleanses the hair and scalp.

How Do You Make Your Hair Grow – Home Remedies

A) Amla, Reetha, and Shikakai herbal wash for hair– This home remedy is written in our ancient scriptures to treat and wash hair. These three herbal products cleans our hair without damaging them, provide shine to them, separate them causing increase in the volume, made them thicker and stronger, darkens them, and help them grow longer.

You can make this herbal tonic at home as described by me further or alternatively purchase it over the internet. The process of making homemade herbal wash for hair with Amla, Reetha and Shikakai is very simple.

Part (i) The three items namely Amla (Indian gooseberry), Reetha, and Shikakai are available in dried form in any supermarket or over the internet. You can purchase both the powdered form or the whole form whichever is available. Put one tablespoon of each in a bowl and pour 500 ml of water into it. Mix them well and keep it aside for overnight. Part (ii) Now, in the morning, heat this mixture till it boils and then cool it till is lukewarm and strain the liquid. Part (iii) This lukewarm liquid is the decoction which you will slowly pour in your hair and leave it for 20 minutes and then wash your hair properly with plain water.

This will not only wash your hair but nourish your hair and scalp with all the necessary nutrients needed for it to grow long, help in darkening it, to grow stronger and healthier, add to its shiny appearance and help in reducing your hair fall. Just after a few application of this twice a week, you will notice some noticeable changes in your hair.

B) Take an empty bowl. Put 20 Curry leaves in it. Put one lemon peel in it. Put 3 tablespoons of soapnut powder (shikakai powder). Put 2 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds (methi dana). Put 2 tablespoon of green gram (hara sabut moong dal). Now put all the things in a grinder and grind it properly. This mixture is a kind of homemade shampoo for hair. So, please store this grinded mixture in a clean glass container and use it to whenever you need to cleanse your hair and scalp instead of chemical based shampoo.

C) Take 20 leaves of Margosa (also known as Neem or Indian Lilac). Crush them and put them in a bowl of 4 glasses of water until it becomes two. Cool it till it becomes lukewarm and wash your hair. This is the best home remedy to ward off any kind of scalp or skin disease.

D) Take half cup of Amla Juice (Indian Gooseberry). Squeeze a lemon in it. Mix this well and apply on your scalp. Leave this for 20 minutes and then wash it off properly.

Yoga To Make Your Hair Grow Longer

E) Yoga is an ancient Indian exercise form which contains a complete gamut of exercises which benefits the whole body and mind from tip to toe. There are different yoga poses and forms for different types of ailment and its potential is unlimited for strengthening and healing the body from its core. Yoga makes your body capable for responding to the ailment by strengthening your body from inside.

A simple yoga exercise can change the longevity of your hair forever which anyone can do at leisure.

The technique is rubbing the fingernails of both your hands against each other, except the thumbnails. Duration is 5 minutes in the morning and 5 minutes in the evening daily.

NOTE: Rubbing of thumbnails gives growth to moustache and beard. So females should never rub their thumbnails.

Additional Tips – How To Make Your Hair Thicker And Longer

a) Vitamin B6 and Folic acid are two most essentials for healthy hair growth and its strength. So, eat healthy like green leafy vegetables, pulses, salads, fruits, poultry and meat, and milk and milk products.

b) Try to meditate for 30 minutes daily to ward of stress. As stress is one of the major reasons for hair fall and whitening of hair.

c) Don’t use chemical based products on your hair for washing, coloring, styling, perming, fixing or for any other purpose, like dye, styling gel, conditioners etc. Always try the herbal alternatives.

d) Keep yourself hydrated by drinking appropriate amount of water, at least 8 glasses a day.

I wish you all have enjoyed this article about How Do You Make Your Hair Grow – Home Remedies.

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      Subhas 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you dear for believing in the words I have written above about how do you make your hair grow.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Very interesting and informative! I would expect this to be a very popular article.

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      Subhas 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks dear for placing your great comment here in my hub. I wish it helps many.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      This should be a very popular article considering how many people, mostly men, who want to avoid or correct baldness. People spend millions of dollars yearly trying to accomplish a thick head of hair. Very interesting and informative!

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      Subhas 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Nice to get such a lovely comment from you. Ask me anything regarding this for further detail if needed.

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      Anna Christie 4 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      Thanks for the tips here to help grow your hair longer and stronger. I will bookmark this hub and try it myself!

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      Subhas 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you leann2800! Try this and surely it will nourish your hairs.

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      Subhas 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi leni sands! It is so nice to see your comment. I hope you get relieved from your stress. Coloring damages the hair. Try natural coloring agents, but start with a few strands of hair to test and then go for whole head. Natural coloring agents are Mehendi or Henna dipped in iron bowel which is widely used in India mixed with beetroot juice, coffee powder, tea strains.

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      Subhas 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you vocalcoach for your fantastic review. Yoga prepares the body from inside and outside both for each and every ailment.

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      leann2800 4 years ago

      This is a great, I have used a lot of things. But never heard of this. Thank you

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      Leni Sands 4 years ago from UK

      I will be checking to make sure my shampoos are herbal based from now on - lots of finger rubbing but must remember not to rub thumbs (omg) - stress is currently causing a lot of problems to my health at the moment as well as my hair - I colour my hair as I am going grey, do you have any advice on that? Voted up interesting and useful btw.

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      I have learned so much from your interesting hub on Hair Growth. I will be sure that my shampoo is herb based. Yoga is good for many problems. Nice to know it also helps the hair to grow.

      Thank you for sharing this. Blessings to you. ~ Audrey

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      Subhas 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi Rasta! Great to receive review from you. You are quite right in stating that we damage the natural qualities of water for piping them which in turn damage our hair. But authorities have no other way of cleaning such huge quantities of water. So, the best thing is use natural remedies to boost hair growth which will definitely nullify the damaging effects.

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      Marvin Parke 4 years ago from Jamaica

      I think the chlorine in the water pipes damage hair also. I have noticed that those who bathe at the river have longer and better hair.

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      Subhas 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you DDE for you kind review and wordings.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Awesome ideas for growing hair and the photo looks great

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      Subhas 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you dghbrh for stopping by living you insightful judgement.

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      Subhas 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Torrilynn for kind review and comment. I indeed always try to take care of everything either it is taking care of oneself or an ailment through natural remedies and till now I have always achieved success in getting so.

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      deergha 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Very useful hub for the homemade simple ways to take care of our hair. Thanks for sharing. Shared and votes +++++++++++++

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      All of the points that you have here are correct. Stress does make you lose your hair and the natural products work the best instead of the chemical based shampoos and conditioners. Voted up, pinned, and shared !

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      Debbie 4 years ago

      Thanks for the reply:)

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      Subhas 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi Debbie! 2 tbsp is just an illustration and you can definitely increase it according to the fullness, length, and thickness of your hair. As it nourishes along with washing your hair., so go ahead and use it according to your need.

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      Debbie 4 years ago

      Ayurvedic hair care seems so simple but nourishing. I love oiling but can't wash it all off with a decoction of 2 tbsp each shikakai, amla, and reetha. Is it ok if I increase the amount of powders I use? Maybe 4 tbsp? Thank you:)

      P.s.: I use about 1 tbsp coconut or sesame oil because my hair is very, very thick and curly.

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      Subhas 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you blueheron for accepting these natural cares. These are indeed the holistic approach of care we can adopt for the long term benefits of our hair and make us feel good.

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      Sharon Vile 4 years ago from Odessa, MO

      I will definitely start using herbs and natural oils for washing and conditioning my hair!

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      Subhas 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Audrey for your judgement of this hub.

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      Subhas 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Peggy for your nice review and wishful comment. In India, almost North and South Indians are having hair like the one in the first photo, as they do care from their childhood through traditional methods like oiling, washing and conditioning with herbs, and dong yoga. So, anyone can get hair like that with years of nursing through natural care and yoga and keeping distance from chemical products.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Useful! Thank you!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I'm with Sue on this one! Ha! Thanks for writing this informative hub. Oh to have hair like the one in that first photo. Beautiful!

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      Subhas 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi Sue Bailey! Thanks for your supporting words. Of course, rubbing of thumbnails should be avoided by females as it signals the nerves to help in growing beard and mustache.

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      Susan Bailey 4 years ago from South Yorkshire, UK

      My word! I'll never rub my thumbnails again. Very informative.

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      Subhas 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Mr. Rajan Jolly for expressing your views. As you yourself know, how from ages we in India make homemade shampoo and use the above ways to make your hair grow long.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Thanks for sharing such useful home remedies for homemade shampoo to stop falling hair and grow hair.


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