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How to Grow Thick, Long & Healthy Hair - Natural Ways to Increase Hair Growth, Strength & Shine

Updated on May 16, 2016
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Fulltime Mommy & Wife with a Passion. Avid Health Writer & Pharmacist by Profession.

Do you often find your hair is looking a little dry? or that it quite simply refuses to grow, even after you used that product that was supposed to make your hair magically grow? Are you often finding you have split-ends? or maybe you noticed recently that your hair is not looking as shiny & healthy as you would like?

If you can relate to any of the above, you have certainly landed in the right place - this hub is designed to get you the hair you would love - naturally - in three easy, inexpensive steps.

Healthy, Shiny, Long Hair With Little Maintenance - You Can Do It Too!

I recently started using a product in my hair that is all natural, relatively inexpensive & it absolutely works wonders within two weeks if you follow the 3 easy steps i have outlined below. You can experiment with the product yourself and see what works best for you, but most will notice that the intensive hair treatment I am recommending does indeed work. Very well, in fact!

I am a Pharmacist by profession, and after numerous consultations with women, I realized that a lot of women have similar complaints when it comes to hair. In a lot of cases, despite trying various products to improve the strength of the hair, & encourage growth, no permanent, affordable, low maintenance therapy has come up as being particularly commendable.

Vitamin C is Found in Citrus Fruits


Whilst following the treatment regimen I am suggesting should certainly yield great results, you can also supplement your diet with Vitamin E & C, both of which are beneficial for the hair. Vitamin E is thought to increase blood circulation to the scalp, improving the health of the hair, and can be found in leafy greens such as spinach, corn, seeds & nuts and olives.

Taking Vitamin C in combination with Vitamin E can also help boost the health of the hair by improving hair follicle growth. Although you can take Vitamin C supplements, Vitamin C is abundantly present in citrus fruits, & sweet peppers, making it relatively easy to maintain a daily intake.

Vitamin E is Found in Nuts, Seeds, Spinach
Vitamin E is Found in Nuts, Seeds, Spinach

Argan Oil helps to boost shine and strengthens the hair - its almost a cheat!

On a different note, you can get medications to improve hair growth, but whilst those on the market currently have shown some affirmative results in promoting hair growth, once the person stops using the medicine, the results of the medicine can also start to deteriorate.

In other words, the medicine is effective (in most cases) as long as you keep using it, but it provides no long term solution, and as with all medications, there are various side effects that you may experience.

Scalp Oiling - Enhance the Strength, Shine and Overall Condition of your hair - it really works!!!

Tip: Use a mixture of Vinegar & Water to treat dandruff the Natural Way
Tip: Use a mixture of Vinegar & Water to treat dandruff the Natural Way

Intensive, All Natural Treatment to Improve Growth, Shine & Strength

Now, you've probably arrived at this hub because you have had some difficulties maintaining your hair the way you would like. Well, the method I am outlining here is an intensive 2 week treatment, one that should give you some clearly noticeable effects within the first few weeks of trying it.

The technique is so simple, so cheap & so effective, that most people adopt this into their beauty regimes on a weekly basis after the initial treatment phase - give it a try and let me know how well it worked for you.

1. Firstly, you have to purchase or acquire the golden product: castor oil.

2. Secondly, you have to make a commitment to wash your hair 4 times a week, at least.

3. Now comes the application part. Apply castor oil liberally into the hair and rub well into the scalp, at least 1 to 2 hours prior to washing your hair.

TIP:You will always get the best results if you apply the oil, and leave it in overnight.

If you can stick to doing this at least 4 times a week for 2 weeks at the minimum, you are more than likely to see some positive results.

Its very simple, isn't it? Most people are not familiar with using Castor oil for this purpose, but this technique is extensively used in the Middle East and parts of Asia (specifically in places like Bangladesh, Pakistan & India).

I will also let you into another essential use for castor oil - one that no girl will be able to resist! Put some castor oil into an empty container. Close your eyes & using cotton wool, smooth some castor oil (a few droplets) over your eye lashes. Do this every night before you sleep for a few weeks, and you will visibly see the difference! Beautifully long & gorgeously thick eye lashes will stare back at you when you look in the mirror :)

In fact, interestingly enough, when brides to be are preparing for their engagements or weddings, they use the tip below to beautify, thicken & strengthen their eyebrows, and also to lengthen the eyelashes. The results speak for themselves...

TIP | Use Natural Soaps & Shampoos

Using oil rich, natural soaps and shampoos helps to retain moisture in the hair whilst ensuring little or no chemical residue is left on the scalp or hair.

Get Thicker Hair within a Few Months with this All Natural Tip!

3. Quick & Healthy Recipe with Mouthwatering Ingredients | Best Feta Cheese Pasta You Ever Tasted!!

Are you Looking for a Quick, Easy, Healthy and Mouthwatering Feta Cheese and Tomato Sauce Recipe? You can make this one in less than 30 mins and it tastes great with fresh tomatoes, asparagus, feta cheese, garlic & onions. You can even add Chicken if you'd like!

4. Mouthwatering, Tangy Vienna Sausages with Avocado & Tomato Pasta Salad | In Under 30 Mins!

After trying many different avocado, tomato and pasta salad recipes, I have come to the conclusion, that one of the tastiest & quickest ways to cook it is the recipe I share with you in this hub. Plus, I include a vienna sausage recipe you can whip up in no time to eat with the pasta salad - & I can assure you, this is one of the tastiest ways you will ever have tasted Vienna Sausages!!


You can also skim through my other articles that break down the basic concepts of healthy eating, and provide some great-tasting, low budget, not-too-unhealthy recipes:

1. Carbohydrates, Proteins & Fats | Why do we Need them in our Daily Diet?

We always hear about ‘a healthy balanced diet’…but what exactly does that mean?

Terms like ‘carbohydrates’, ‘proteins’ and ‘fats’ are used by our Doctors, Pharmacists and other health professionals when they are telling us what types of food are best for us but what roles do these nutrients play in our bodies?..And why do we need to have them in our daily diet?

2. Health Benefits of Juicing & Why You Need to Try It

The whole of the dieting and nutrition world has been buzzing about the health benefits of juicing for a hot minute now, but really what is it and how could it help you live a healthier life?

This article covers four health benefits of juicing, how juicing provides a nutrient, vitamin and mineral rich, low calorie punch of energy and why it is a great way to get the nutritional benefits from fruits or vegetables you may not normally eat (like beets or spinach).


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      6 weeks ago

      i have been using castor oilfor 5 years nothing has happened, so i really think castor doesn't work for everyone

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      6 years ago

      Mujh apne hair lambe krne h

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      Muhammad Ali 

      6 years ago from Lahore, Pakistan

      I will certainly give it a try and share my feedback with you. Sounds great, hope it works equally well!! Thanks for the awesome ideas.

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      6 years ago

      Worth reading. .

      m Indian n I knw it really works. .

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      7 years ago

      HI i have a long hair but it's going to thin ? what can i do????????

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      8 years ago

      Awesome, very informative article!!! Love it. :)

    • hinazille profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Planet Earth

      @Rebecca.. you can do it for longer than 2 weeks if you would prefer or if you are not seeing sufficient results within that time. It can never harm your hair as it is a natural oil... the longer the duration of time you use it for the more pronounced the effects should be.

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      8 years ago

      Hi. Why only 2 weeks? Cant i keep doing this method for longer? Will i have better results

    • hinazille profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Planet Earth

      Demarie, thanks for stopping by!! would love to hear how it goes....

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      8 years ago

      Thank you, I'm going to try these methods!

    • hinazille profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Planet Earth

      very, very happy to be of help! Let me know how it goes!

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      Life Under Construction 

      8 years ago from Neverland

      wow...this is great!!! thank you so much.this is what i need :)

    • hinazille profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Planet Earth

      You are both very welcome! I have tried this method and it has certainly worked for me... let me know what the results are :)

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      Dinesh Mohan Raturi 

      8 years ago from Dehradun

      Thanx for the useful tips Hina. I'll try and use them to make my hair shinier.

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      Joyette Helen Fabien 

      8 years ago from Dominica

      This does sound practical and inexpensive. I will forward it to my young people. Thanks for sharing, Hina


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