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11 Effective Homemade Hair Growth Treatments to Get Long and Shiny Hair

Updated on June 14, 2014

Almost each one of us loves to see our hair shiny, voluminous and bouncy too. But this is not always easy to get. I think my friends would agree to it. Most of us have hair which might be dull, damaged and broken, so what’s the solution to it, you may wonder!! Well, I think if we go through some of the effective homemade hair growth treatments we can get back our hair which will not just be strong and damage free but also appeals to us. Hope you all agree to me, so in this post I am writing to you about some of the most inexpensive yet effective treatments to help your hair get back its life.

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Curry Leaves for Hair Growth
Curry Leaves for Hair Growth | Source

Curry Leaves and Coconut Oil

In my quest to find a solution to grey hair I found out this home remedy. Yeah, curry leaves which is mostly used in cooking can work wonders for your hair if it is applied on hair. Here is the recipe: In a heat pan, add coconut oil and add to it curry leaves as many as you can. Just keep it stirring till the leaves leave their black residue behind. Now filter this residue and keep it in a bottle. Let it cool down. Apply it twice a week on your scalp, your hair will not just become strong but if you have grey hair, that too would be reduced substantially.

Onion Juice is a traditional remedy for hair
Onion Juice is a traditional remedy for hair | Source

Onion Juice

You heard it right…it is ‘onion’..the very onion which brings tears in our eyes but if applied on head will give it growth and strength. It is in fact a traditional remedy for hair growth treatment. Just take one or two onions and then squeeze it to take out its juice. Now just apply this on your scalp. It might smell a bit but sorry girls you have to bear the smell. Leave it for half an hour and then wash off with a mild herbal shampoo.

Castor Oil for Hair Growth and Shine
Castor Oil for Hair Growth and Shine | Source

Castor Oil

Castor oil will work wonders not just for your hair but even for your eyebrows and eyelashes and even for your nails if you want to strengthen them. Since it is a bit greasy oil so it is better if you mix it with almond oil and then apply to your hair. Gently massage the scalp and leave this oil overnight. This will be good for you if you have hair loss, or thin hair.

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Fenugreek helps promote hair growth
Fenugreek helps promote hair growth


Fenugreek is known to promote hair growth and also brings shine to your hair. I have been using this one for past couple of months on my hair. Since fenugreek is very hard in nature so it is best to leave it in water overnight and then in the morning make a fine paste of it. Also don’t throw away its water. Apply this paste on your hair so that each of your strand is covered. You can even mix yoghurt or coconut milk to it. Leave it on hair for 20 minutes and then wash off. Your hair will surely get back its shine.

Vinegar helps bring shine to hair
Vinegar helps bring shine to hair | Source


This one I have used many times on my hair when I read somewhere that vinegar helps to bring shine to your hair and you can use it as a natural conditioner. Vinegar is slightly acidic in nature and helps in making the hair shinier and stronger too. In order to apply it on your hair, just mix 2 tbsp of vinegar in 1 cup of water and use it as the last rinse when you go to wash your hair.

Egg Yolk Brings Strength to your hair
Egg Yolk Brings Strength to your hair | Source

Egg yolks

Egg yolks are known to be rich in proteins and vitamins, if they are applied on hair they will not just make your hair stronger and longer but help to fight dandruff and breakage too. In the same manner olive oil too makes your hair grow strong and brings new life to your dull and damaged hair. It strengthens your hair and also gives it a rich texture too. Take out egg yolk in a bowl and add to it 2 tbsp of olive oil. (If you wish you can dilute it by adding half a cup of water to it or else just leave water). Now massage this paste onto your head and leave it for around 1 hour. Wash off your hair as usual with your own shampoo.

Coconut Milk prevents hair breakage
Coconut Milk prevents hair breakage | Source

Coconut Milk

Just like coconut oil, coconut milk too is known to be useful for hair growth and hair shine. It is said to be rich in various proteins and minerals and thereby prevents breakage and dullness of hair. Just apply the coconut milk on your hair and leave it for 1 hour and then wash off.

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Rosemary has many benefits for hair
Rosemary has many benefits for hair | Source


This herb has manifold benefits for your hair. It just does not make your hair strong but gives it shine and bounce too. It is rich in nutrients thus reduces thinning of hair by stimulating blood circulation when it is massaged on your hair. It promotes hair growth too. You just need to combine dried and crushed rosemary leaves in around 300 ml of water. Let it mix well with water and then massage onto your scalp. You can apply this treatment once in a week.

Banana Mask is effective for hair shine
Banana Mask is effective for hair shine

Banana Mask

Bananas are said to be rich in biotin which prevents graying of hair. Apart from this, bananas are also rich sources of potassium, vitamins like A, E and thus helps in hair growth. So instead of just eating bananas you can just mash it and apply it on your head. For more effective results you can even cover your head with a plastic cap. Make sure you are using a ripe banana. Keep it for half an hour and then shampoo your hair.

Oatmeal is good hair mask
Oatmeal is good hair mask | Source


Oatmeal is effective not just for skin lightening and helping you get rid of blackheads rather it serves as an essential hair mask too. Just take half a cup of oats and add to it 1-2 tbsp of almond oil and around half a cup of milk. Make sure to mix all of these finely together. Now apply it on your head and cover each of the strands. Leave for half an hour and then rinse with lukewarm water.

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Green Tea prevents hair loss
Green Tea prevents hair loss | Source

Green tea

Green tea is having multiple health benefits and it is good for your skin and hair too. It is known to be rich in anti oxidants and thereby prevents hair loss and gives a boost to growth of hair. Apply green tea on your scalp and leave for one hour and then wash off.

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Hope you all liked this post, I would be happy to hear from you and know your views and experiences if you have been using any of the homemade treatments for hair growth and shine. And please do pin, tweet and like this post to let others too be a part of this post. Thanks again!! Have a nice day!!


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    • younghopes profile imageAUTHOR

      Shadaan Alam 

      3 years ago from India

      @Potol: Glad that you liked this post, natural products do take time to show results, so if you are using dabur gulabri keep using it, you will see difference in a few months. You can apply tomato juice or cucumber juice mixed with milk or curd to get a smooth and soft skin

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      3 years ago

      ammezing!! Very very helpful hub. Your post is really so lovely and instructive too. I've a skin problem. My face is look so tired even after it wash. Recently i pick dabur gulabari face freshner but 0!!! There is no improvement please please & please help me.):

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      Roselen James 

      4 years ago

      Love your center point extremely instructive and characteristic. However for each of these Natural Hair Growth Tips, I voted up, valuable and fascinating. Much obliged to you.

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      sofia malik 

      4 years ago

      its too good if v use natural remdeez as compare 2 chemical products...:-)

    • younghopes profile imageAUTHOR

      Shadaan Alam 

      5 years ago from India

      @ Shyron Thank you so much dear for stopping by, its good to know a lot of these tips you can use, of course we cannot use all of these. Thanks a lot for sharing

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      5 years ago from Texas

      Hello Younghopes, I love the tips for strong, healthy and shiny hair.

      Interesting. some of these items I can use and some I can not.

      Voted up, Useful, Interesting and will share.

    • younghopes profile imageAUTHOR

      Shadaan Alam 

      5 years ago from India

      @comneyspinner1tf hahaha...that's so good

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      Treathyl FOX 

      5 years ago from Austin, Texas

      I'm not sure I have the will power to try any of these tips. They all make my hair seem very tasty! :)

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      5 years ago

      Thanks for the reply :-) gonna try ur tips to grow my hair long n looking fwd to ur posts :-)

    • younghopes profile imageAUTHOR

      Shadaan Alam 

      5 years ago from India

      @Niharika Thanks for your comments, but you have to heat the oil with curry leaves in order to get the full benefits because the juice of curry leaves will be extracted into the oil which will be beneficial

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      5 years ago

      I loved ur post :-) I hv a suffering frm severe hair fall n am stayingin it okay if I just soak curry leaves in oil or is it mandatory to heat the oil n curry leaves as u said?

    • younghopes profile imageAUTHOR

      Shadaan Alam 

      5 years ago from India

      @Michele, oh its really touching to know about your surgery, it must have been truly painful for you and your family, Surely try these treatments these are natural and worth it. Good luck to you and may Almighty give you a healthy life

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      Michele Travis 

      5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Thank you so much for writing this hub. Actually, it is very important for me. I have had brain surgery twice for epilepsy. My hair is growing back pretty good, but I want long hair. I am going to try these treatments because I want it not only to be long, but healthy.

      Voted up!!!!

    • younghopes profile imageAUTHOR

      Shadaan Alam 

      5 years ago from India

      @passionate77- I feel blessed to have met you here for sure, and perhaps i have no words for all the beautiful thoughts you have with regard to my writing style, well there is no secret in reality except reading, reading and reading a lot. But feel free to ask any thing anytime, i would be glad to help you out, if i am able to.

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      5 years ago

      Warm welcome younghopes, i really like your writing style a lot and always just feel that i'm direct discussing something on some relevant topic with you rather than reading a long article, for sure i gonna seek some tips on this style from you in near future, hope you won't mind revealing those tips ( lol ) but i really mean it and you'll receive my request some time in this regard, million blessings all through your hubbing and sharing such great informative posts with us, million million thanks again younghopes!

    • younghopes profile imageAUTHOR

      Shadaan Alam 

      5 years ago from India

      @passionate77- you are always so humble and i thankyou for these beautiful words.

      @blessedp- Good to know you found the hub useful, i haven't mentioned the time because it basically depends upon your hair type. Also these natural products have to be used over a period of time to show desired results, so we cannot be sure about the length of time,. but regular use does bring change.

      @kaliskadavis- Thanks for liking this hub, yeah even i have used a few of these and it helped me out, but due to laziness i am not able to use them regularly

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      5 years ago

      Love your hub very informative and natural. But for each of these treatments, you didn't state how long one would have to use each of them to gain the desired result. I voted up, useful and interesting. Thank you.

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      5 years ago

      great and informative hub, thanks for sharing this younghopes, liked it so so much, stay blessed dear!

    • younghopes profile imageAUTHOR

      Shadaan Alam 

      5 years ago from India

      So good to know that you liked this hub, even i have tried egg and olive oil , but not gone for onion still.

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      5 years ago from Trivandrum, Kerala,India

      I loved this hub so much and I was looking for such a hub; really useful hub. I had tried egg, banana and olive oil treatments . Onion is really a new thing to me ; will try it out . Thanks for this hub.

      Voted up and Sharing it .


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