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Home Remedies for Long and Thick Hair

Updated on September 8, 2013
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Vinaya is the author of "Amazing Alphabet" and "People's War in Nepal: Songs and Narratives From the Frontline."


Not only women, but men also do all sorts of things to make their hair look beautiful. There are men who love to grow long hair, and there are women who like to trim their hair very short. I grew my hair long for ten years. Hair care tips I have shared on this hub are collected from different sources, which I experimented when I had long hair.

Irrespective of cast, creed, race and sex, you all want to look good. It is not possible for human beings to remain eternally young, but when you take care of yourself, you may look younger than you actually are. Color and thickness of your hair can easily reveal your age. When you take care of your hair, you can change people’s perception about you. Hair is your crowning glory, you must keep it healthy.

These easy to follow hair care tips will certainly ensure long and thick hair.

Things You Need for Healthy Hair


Water makes up one-fourth of the weight of a hair strand and it is key ingredient for silky and shiny hair. Make sure to drink at least eight glasses (two liters) of water daily.


Protein strengthens the hair shaft and reduces the possibilities of hair splitting and breaking. It is necessary to stop hair splitting and breaking to ensure long and thick hair. Fish, meat, milk, eggs, cheese, nuts, and cereals are good source of protein.


Vitamin A benefits skin and scalp, whereas vitamin B and C strengthen hair strands and promote blood circulation on the scalp. Vitamin E is also very important for your hair, it gives color and ensures long and thick hair. Fruit, green vegetables, cereals, eggs, milk, bread are good source of vitamins.


Iron helps oxygen to reach hair roots. Red meat and dark green vegetables are good source of iron. Zinc not only builds hair protein, but also prevents hair loss. Zinc is found abundantly in seafood and meat. Copper helps hair pigmentation and optimizes natural hair color. Shellfish, liver, fresh vegetables, nuts, seeds and meat are good source of minerals. Minerals are necessary for long and thick hair.


Things that will damage your hair

Warm water: Don’t use warm water to wash your hair. Warm water will weaken your hair roots and break the hair strands.

Chemical treatments: Straightening, coloring, and perm are harmful to your hair. Never use products that contain ammonia.

Dryer and iron: Overuse of dryer and iron will make your hair rough and dull. Using iron to stylize your hair will break and split your hair.

Fried and spicy food: Avoid fried and spicy food.

Hair stylizing products: Don’t overuse hair stylizing products. Don’t forget to wash your hair with shampoo after you use hair stylizing products.

Home Remedy For Long and Thick Hair

  1. Add half cup of orange juice in half cup of apple puree. Mix orange juice and apple puree thoroughly. Now apply this mixture on your hair. Wash with plain water after 30 minutes. Follow this step once in a week. In few weeks your hair will grow long and thick hair.
  2. Massage scalp and hair roots with coconut oil once in week. You can also use olive oil instead of coconut oil. Oil massage will make your hair root strong and ensure bold circulation on your scalp. Your hair will grow long and thick only when hair roots are strong.
  3. Mix two tablespoon of coconut or olive oil with yellow part of egg. Apply this paste thoroughly on your hair and wash with plain water after 30 minutes. This is good organic conditioner for your hair. Hair conditioning is important for healthy hair.
  4. Stir yellow part of egg until it foams, add 1 tablespoon of baby hair oil and blend the mixture. Add two tablespoon of water in the mixture and massage your scalp and hair from root to tip.
  5. Mix equal amount of olive oil and orange juice and warm this potion. Apply this mixture on your hair and leave it for 30 minutes, and then wash with water.
  6. Add 1 tablespoon honey in three tablespoon of oil (coconut/olive/mustard) and apply on your hair thoroughly. Wash your hair with shampoo after 30 minutes.
  7. Mix lime juice with egg and massage your hair. Lime juice removes dandruff and egg is natural hair conditioner.
  8. Mash equal amount of lime pips and black pepper and apply this paste on your hair. Wash your hair after 30 minutes.


How to Grow Long and Thick Hair

The first and foremost thing you have to remember is that you have to trim your hair regularly. Massage your hair and scalp, and always use hair serums that have UV protection. Apparently, good nutrition is the major factor for long and thick hair. So eat balanced diet and drink as much water as you can. Your hair will be long and thick when hair roots are strong. Follow these tips to grow long and thick hair.

Natural drying

Blowing dry will in long run damage your hair. Let your hair dry naturally. Do not overuse iron to stylize your hair. Hair dryer and iron will split and break hair stands, and make your hair rough and dull.

Right comb

If your hair is long always use thick comb. Thin comb will make your hair roots weak. Tying your hair in a tight knot will also weaken your hair roots.

Healthy diet

Green vegetables, fruits, milk and dairy products are good for your hair. Eat food that contains iron and iodine. Iron and iodine nourish hair and make your hair long and strong. Avoid fried and spicy food.

Hair massage

Oil is very important for your hair, it nourishes hair and strengthens hair roots. Massage your hair from root to tip, and when your massage scalp, use finger tips.

Hair cleaning

For healthy growth of hair, cleaning is very important. When your hair is clean, it grows rapidly. Shampoo your hair whenever you use hair styling products. Before you shampoo your hair, massage with oil or use hair packs.


Hair growth is not always a good thing. If your hair begins to grow rapidly, there could be serious reason.

Suddenly hair begins to grow rapidly; unwanted bodily hair growth
Hormonal imbalance
Consult doctor
(In men) Hair begins to grow rapidly and you also gain weight
There could be problem in testicles because of testosterone level
Consult doctor
Unnecessary hair grows on your body
This could be hereditary problem
Consult dermatologist for hair removal
Hair growth in women above 40 years
This could happen because of menopausal problem
Consult gynecologists

There are many reasons of hair loss, aging is one of reasons. Hair loss could also be a genetic problem or indicate chronic illness.

Hair loss
Stress, thyroid, hormonal changes
Consult doctor
Hair becomes rough, dull, and begins to fall
This occurs mostly in women because of chemical treatment such as straightening, coloring, and hair perm
Avoid chemical treatment, consult dermatologist
Hair loss
Sometimes drug side effect is also the reason behind hair loss
Talk to your doctor
Suddenly hair begins to fall in large volume
When hair begins to fall in large volume, it is unusual complication, could be a sign of cancer
Consult a doctor immediately
Patches appear on the scalp, hair begins to fall
This could occur because of skin disease
Consult dermatologist
Hair loss after child delivery
This happens because of hormonal changes
This is a common phenomena, don’t panic, hair loss will stop after few weeks
Gradual loss of hair, signs of baldness
If you are above 40 years of age, this is a natural
Nothing to worry
(In males) Hair on the front part or middle part of the head begins to fall
Signs of baldness could be hereditary
There is no prevention except hair plant
Heena applied hands
Heena applied hands | Source


Henna is tropical shrub with small, dark green leaves. It is native to Asia, Australia and northern Africa. Henna leaves contain reddish-brown dye. Because of its coloring pigments, henna is widely used in South Asian cultures to color hair, hands and feet. Applying henna is a part of Hindu marriage ceremony. Henna leaves also contain hair conditioning agents, it strengthen hair roots and promotes long and thick hair.

How to Use Henna on Your Hair

A thick paste made from fresh or dried henna leaves can be used to color hair, or hands and feet. Different brands of henna powder are available in market.

Add water in henna powder and make a thick paste. Let the henna paste remain for at least 6 hours. Use iron container for best results. Apply henna paste on your hair thoroughly with a brush. Henna gives strong color, so use gloves while using henna on your hair. You have to let henna work on your hair for 45 minutes if you are using as hair conditioner, and three hours if you are dyeing your hair. Then wash with plain water, do not use shampoo. After your hair dries, massage with warm oil. Henna gives reddish brown color to your hair.

Henna is widely used to color hands and feet. When used on skin, henna gives orange color. Henna filled cones are available in the market. All you have to do is puncture the tip with a needle and squeeze henna making designs on your skin. When henna dries, remove henna by rubbing oil, and then wash with water.

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      6 years ago

      my hair is silky n straight but its not thick… I'll start to use these home remedies . Hope it works

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      Nwanma Ezeugo 

      7 years ago


      I'm glad to have read your write up. I'm a big fan of natural products and I must confess it has really worked and is still working for me especially in d areas of weight loss and enviable skin. I know we have natural recipes for hair conditioning but one I discovered is dat there is none for the hair shampoo. If there is any can you kindly as always share the recipe with me?

      Thanks so far!

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      Toy Tasting 

      7 years ago from Mumbai

      I am having a hair loss these days and somewhere I know it is due to my unhealthy diet. Anyway I loved your home remedies, will try them out.Thanks for sharing these recipes.:)

    • torrilynn profile image


      7 years ago

      Great hub. Thorough and straight to the point, i hope one day to have long beautiful hair again. Voted up and useful.

    • saakshin profile image


      7 years ago from India

      I have short and thin hair . I think I will give honey and oil remedy a try.

      Thanks for sharing these tips

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      7 years ago

      I have rebounced my hair 1 month back after that my hair is falling too much , after how many months will that straightening lasts for and what is the remedy for this and I want my hair to grow faster

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      7 years ago from Nepal







      Thanks for sharing your opinion. Cheers

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      Elizabeth Parker 

      7 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Great information. Living in the desert, it's so easy for hair to get damaged and look dried out. I'm going to try some of your suggestions.

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      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 

      7 years ago from Fontana

      Thinning hair is hereditary in my family. Several years ago I began taking collagen orally. I also stopped relaxing and coloring my hair. My hair is thicker and growing longer.

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      Syed Fawad 

      7 years ago from Lahore, Pakistan

      very informative will definitely help all.

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      7 years ago

      My hair is curly ill sure try out these hubs hope they ll help me grow my hair thanks

    • Nicole S profile image

      Nicole S Hanson 

      7 years ago from Minnesota

      Very nice hub! I was looking for homemade moisture masks but this was a helpful article!

    • Angelme566 profile image


      8 years ago

      I need a review for this since i let my hair undergo treatment.

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      8 years ago from Nepal

      Hi Rumanasiyed,

      I hope these tips will help you.

      Thanks for stopping by.


    • rumanasaiyed profile image


      8 years ago from Sharjah, UAE

      I do have long hair, but it is not very healthy. I will start to practice the tips you mentioned. Thanks for sharing it!!

    • samikan profile image


      8 years ago from online

      very useful information Vinaya will help .thanks for sharing this.

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      8 years ago from Nepal

      Hi Jainismus,

      Thanks for being here. I'm glad that you considered this hub worthy of share.


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      Mahaveer Sanglikar 

      8 years ago from Pune, India

      Thank you for sharing this very useful information.

      Shared with followers.

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      8 years ago from Nepal

      Hi Laurie,

      It is true that age has tremendous impacts on our hair. Hair care products also affect our hair. You seem to be knowing lots of things about hair care. Thanks for sharing.


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      8 years ago

      thank you, I do know that I really like this site, because my hair grows slow and it's a lot finer , compared to when I was younger.

      It also seemed to have straightened a bit

      I do not know if it is age or the change, however I do have long hair but not the way I want it. It is very dry.

      I do know that gelatin (silica) is very good and if you buy it in the liquid form can be used for tighten the skin. Jello is good also, that my doctor did tell me. Made with gelatin.

      I believe that silica is what they use on horses to maintain their glowing coats.

      thank you again

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      8 years ago from Nepal

      Hi Laurie,

      I have never used vitamin supplements for my hair. Perhaps, information you have shared here will be of use in the future.

      Thanks for your comment.

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      8 years ago

      Oh the vitamin I could not remember is "biotin" for hair and nails.

      it takes very long to work, and you must be faithful with it, just like anything else I guess.

      Its cheap but like I said whether it is really working or not, is questionable. I found it too work to some point however it was a long long process.

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      8 years ago from Nepal

      Hi Rayne,

      thanks for coming back.

      Have a great weekend. Its a nice evening here.


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      8 years ago

      oh ok thanks I will check it out at a health food store

      thank you

      have a nice day or night, whatever time it is there now

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      8 years ago from Nepal

      Hi Rayne,

      Dried organic henna leaf powder is easily available in my country. However, I don't know about the place you live.

      Thanks for coming back.

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      8 years ago

      Ok thank you for your suggestion.

      I have tried olive oil and it is good, also mayonnaise is good, (maybe not for everyone, as we all react different to things) and egg is supposed to be good.

      thank you for your suggestions.


      PS where would i just get the henna leaves ?

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      8 years ago from Nepal

      @kohuether, I have tried olive oil, it is good for hair.

      @Rayne, actually, I don't buy henna, I have henna trees in my garden. I use henna once a month, and when I had long hair, I used twice a month. If you don't want henna to leave color on your hair, wash after 30 minutes, and when hair dries massage with warm oil.

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      8 years ago

      I like your hub, as I seem to have problems with growing my hair.

      I have tried silica which seems to work the best, however its like exercising, you can't just use it once and stop, it doesn't work that way.

      With that said, here it is like 30 dollars a bottle and only lasts for 30 days, less if you use it on your face as a facial mask.

      So I switched to a vitamin called (I actually forget the name right now sorry) it was a cheaper than Silica however it worked very slow. I have not taken it for awhile, but I took it for years and it worked to a point but only after about a year.

      I also believe that Gelatin is good. (like eating Jello, suppose to be good for the hair and nails) however one has to take about 5 a day, it is not very expensive and usually will be found at any drugstore.

      Now my question is this Henna, how often do you use it and is it expensive. I did try a henna colour twice. I bought it at a health food store and have to say I did not like it, it dried out my hair. Is the leaves different than the colour.

      Thank you

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      Katherine Olga Tsoukalas 

      8 years ago from New Hampshire

      I enjoyed this thoroughly! I personally use olive oil as a styling product (to control frizz) and sometimes I'll oil my hair and scalp overnight the day before I plan in washing it. I think keeping things as natural as possible, eating a healthy diet, and not over styling is the key to healthy hair!

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      8 years ago from Nepal

      Hello Ananya,

      though not a hair expert, I have found coconut oil is good for hair. Massage you scalp with warm coconut oil. Mix oil with egg and apply on your hair and wash after 30 minutes, this formula will strengthen your hair roots.

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      8 years ago

      hi.. i have very weak and quite long hairs.. i have a lot of hair fall problem.. even if i use oil massage that doesn't works.. i have allergy from mustard oil.. i am confused what to do in order to have thick. long and healthy hairs... also after shampooing my hair turns very rough.. and as they are very thin they break easily.. i would be thankful to you if give me some tips..

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      8 years ago from Nepal

      @acaetnna,thanks for being here. I hope these tips will help you.

      @younghopes, I'm glad you found this hub informative.


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      Shadaan Alam 

      8 years ago from India

      read your hub for the first time, it was really informative and interesting to read, you have brought to light some of the home remedies which i have never ever known, so i was a bit surprised by these. congrats again!!

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      8 years ago from Guildford

      Such great advice and wonderful tips - thank you.

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      8 years ago from Nepal

      Hi tattuwurn,

      I'm glad that my hub has been a help to you. I'm no expert on this matter,however, these tips are time tested.


    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      8 years ago from Nepal



      thank you guys for your appreciative comments.

      Have a wonderful 2013


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      Mahaveer Sanglikar 

      8 years ago from Pune, India

      Well written and useful hub, thanks.

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      8 years ago

      thanks for such as vast explantion..

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      8 years ago from Nepal

      Hi Red Mermaid

      Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your comment.


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      red mermaid 

      8 years ago

      Thankyou for this very informative hub...well done!

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      8 years ago from Nepal

      @midget, I believe these tips will help people. Thanks for your comment.

      @Coffeegginmyrice, lots of people either do not know about home remedies or think it is bothersome to make the formula. But we must follow natural ways to cure our problems. Thanks for sharing your experience.

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      8 years ago from Nepal

      Hi Jamie,

      Henna is a wonderful hair color. It not only colors your hair but also cleans dandruff and conditions hair.

      Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your comment.


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      Jamie Brock 

      8 years ago from Texas

      Hi Vinaya... It's been a while.. sorry I haven't been around so much. I really enjoyed this hub and thank you for the healthy hair tips.. the Senna sounds like a great way to color hair naturally instead of putting all of those harsh chemicals in. Also it seems like it would probably look more natural than artificial hair color. Voting up, interesting and useful... thank you for sharing :)

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Oh boy! I've been finding a lot of solutions to thinning hair. I don't want my genes to be the culprit. I have been taking iron vitamins and hope it is not too late. I love vegetables but the thing is that it does not happen to be in my daily food intake. And I believe too that fried food is one cause of getting poor hair nutrients, but I still like frying. Man, I have to change my eating habits.

      When I was at a parlor once to have a new hairstyle cut, the lady attending to me sprayed a really hot water on my head that I felt could be burning my scalp. I stopped her immediately and have her switch it to cold water instead. Was she crazy? Do parlors really do this? They should know better.

      Thank you Vinaya. Sharing and bookmarking!!

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      Michelle Liew 

      8 years ago from Singapore

      Vinaya, you have just given a natural remedy for those suffering from hair loss. Very helpful for the ladies! Thanks for sharing!!

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      8 years ago from Nepal

      Nicole, hair care is important especially when you have long hair. Thanks for sharing your views.

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      Nicole S Hanson 

      8 years ago from Minnesota

      Great tips - I've grown my hair out for the last5-6 years now, and it's important to keep it hydrated and take care of it or you'll get too many split ends!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      8 years ago from Nepal

      Hello Eddy, thanks for reading and commenting.


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      8 years ago from Wales

      I think this one my friend is going to be so very useful and thanks for sharing.


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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      8 years ago from Nepal

      @Thelma Alberts, thanks for sharing your problem, I'm sure some of these tips will surely help you. Regards

      @DDE, thanks for reading and commenting. Cheers

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      Devika Primić 

      8 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      You have mentioned the most helpful tips in having healthy hair thanks

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      Thelma Alberts 

      8 years ago from Germany and Philippines

      Vinaya, thanks for these great tips. I have a very long hair now which reach up to the half length of my back. The problem is, my forehead hair is thinning. I know, I´m aging. I already think of cutting my hair short but I´m not sure, yet. I have to find something to solve this hair loss problem and I´ll try some of your tips. Thanks for sharing.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      8 years ago from Nepal

      @Sueswan, as I grow older, I'm doing all sorts of things to retain my hair. Thanks for sharing your views.

      @Sunnie, when I was teen I used to color my hair, I even used lots of hair stylizing products. Now I know,most of these products damage our hair. Thanks for sharing your opinion.

      @Faith Reaper, hair loss is one of many signs of aging. Experimenting with chemical product is bad for our hair. Thanks for sharing your views.

      @Phyllis Doyle, I l also have thin hair, and I'm very careful about using synthetic hair care products. Thanks for sharing your opinion.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 

      8 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Vinaya, This is a great hub with wonderful tips and information. My hair is baby fine, long and dark, with streaks of grey. Your tips will help me to keep it healthy. I already do much of what you write about, such as no dryer or iron use, and not perms or coloring. The only issue I have with my hair is the natural process of thinning. Thank you for the tips and information.

      Voted Up U I and sharing.

      I love reading your hubs.

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      Faith Reaper 

      8 years ago from southern USA

      What an insightful hub on hair care, especially those with long hair. I have always had long very healthy hair, but I have since shortened it. But is has always been thick hair. I love all of your tips to keeping one's hair healthy, which is so important as we are getting older. I know diet really does have an important role in one's hair being healthy. When I do not eat right, I can tell the effects on my hair. Before I turned 30, I had a triple-piggy back perm put in it, as I had always left it straight. It cost big bucks, but turned out so beautiful and it had taken three people to get all the rollers out of my hair, but of course my hair used to be way down to my waist, and then I finally had it cut to below shoulder length. Voted Way Up In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Sunnie Day 

      8 years ago

      Wonderful hub Vinaya with many helpful tips for those of us trying to grow our hair. I quit dyeing and use natural products now and I can see such a difference. You are so right, the diet plays such a big role. I will look forward trying some of these helpful tips.

      Take care,


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      8 years ago

      Hi Vinaya,

      Very informative. I found the home remedies for think long hair very interesting.

      My hair is not thick but it is healthy. Having clean hair is vital but it is not good or necessary to wash the hair everyday.

      Bookmarking and sharing

      Voted up and awesome

      Hope you are having a good day :)

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      8 years ago from Nepal

      Hi unknown spy, thanks for reading and commenting.


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      Life Under Construction 

      8 years ago from Neverland

      thank you for these tips...i always look for these tips around the net lately.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      8 years ago from Nepal

      Hi rurumple,

      thanks for reading closely and leaving a nice comment.


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      8 years ago from Kentucky

      Vinaya -

      Extemely informative hub about hair growth and loss. Medications definitely have a bearing on hair loss as one grows older. Some very insightful information provided here. Up & Useful & interesting!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      8 years ago from Nepal



      Uzma Shaheen

      Thank you for reading and commenting

      Have a great weekend.


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      Uzma Shaheen Bhatti 

      8 years ago from Lahore,Pakistan

      very interesting and useful tips. I am going to practice some of them for my hair. thanks for sharing it.

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      Cynthia Calhoun 

      8 years ago from Western NC

      I have dark, thick long hair, so of course I had to read this. Great tips! Thank you for sharing this. I haven't tried henna, but I really, really want to. :)

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      Daisy Mariposa 

      8 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)


      My hair is now longer than the way it looks in my HubPages profile picture. Thanks for publishing these very helpful tips for keeping my thick hair healthy.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      8 years ago from Nepal

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      8 years ago from Indonesia

      Excellent tips to make hair grows thick and healthy.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      8 years ago

      I thank you for these wonderful tips for growing long, thick hair. I am saving this for use. By the way, the women in your photos are all beautiful -- great job on the photography!

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      8 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Vinaya you are such a kidder. This is good information, but arrives twenty something years late to do me any good.

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      Carolee Samuda 

      8 years ago from Jamaica

      This is really good. I love using organic products in my hair, but I never knew that the warm water was bad for me. I will use the plain water from now on. Thanks Vinaya, have a wonderful day!

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      Martin Kloess 

      8 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this

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      Rosemary Sadler 

      8 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      A great hub Vinaya. We all want healthy hair and you have given us some really useful tips and suggestions.

      Thank you

      Voting up and more

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Very informative Hub. We women all want beautiful hair. Thank you for listing great suggestions for healthy hair. I will definitely use the olive oil massage. Thank you Vinaya...

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      8 years ago from the beautiful south

      This is a very good, informative hub. Great job and great photos.

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      8 years ago from Southern United States

      excellent information on hair and easy to do home remedies to strengthen hair and get it to grow. thanks.

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      Movie Master 

      8 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Vinaya, I have always dreamt about having long, thick hair!

      I will certainly follow these tips and information thank you, much I didn't know, an excellent article, voted up.

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      8 years ago from Palm Coast FL

      A lot of useful information. At 64 my hair, which has always been very fine in terms of hair shaft diameter, is now very thin as well. Though I eat most of the things you recommend regularly, are the hair conditioning treatments useful in restoring my hair? Good article.

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      8 years ago from Minneapolis, MN

      Well done and informative article. My sister-in-law is a hair stylist and owns a shop. One more thing I would add from talking to her is use natural shampoos in coops, natural food stores, Aveda and other natural shampoos. The chemical products are not good for your hair and also also from a health viewpoint you exposure yourself to cancer-causing products. Chemical fragrance products are one of the major causes of cancer along with smoking and industrial pollution and high exposures to electro-magnetic fields.

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      Bill Holland 

      8 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Very well done my friend! Great detail and information. I have always been happy that I have healthy hair and that I don't have thinning hair or am going bald. Anyway, very nicely done!

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      8 years ago from India

      Home remedies can help to nourish and strengthen hair. The contents are masterpiece and people will be benefited from your writing. Voted and shared.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      8 years ago from Shelton

      great hubv my friend I would like long.. well not long but thick hair.. the older I get the more I lose :( another one of your useful entries

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      8 years ago from Pennsylvania

      My hair is thick and curly but can often appear dull and damaged so I will have to try these tips and home remedies. Voted up, useful and shared!

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      8 years ago

      I really need all these tips. I will include egg now for my hair not only for frying. This is really useful. Thank you very much.

      Voted up and more!

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      Rema T V 

      8 years ago from Chennai, India

      Hi Vinaya,

      Excellent tips here for healthy hair growth. In India we call them henna leaves and it is very useful in keeping hair lustrous and healthy though it gives an orange tinge to the hair.

      Sharing it across. cheers, Rema.

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      8 years ago from Hawaii

      I have very fine, lightly colored hair, and my sister has thick, full, darker hair. I love her hair and she wants mine! Thanks for the advice and tips. I don't ever blow dry my hair, but it is fairly damaged from working outside all the time in the sun and wind. I'll have to try your suggestions!


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