How to Make Your Hair Grow Faster


Hair occupies an important place in a woman’s beauty as it defines her look by adding charm to it and when we talk about long hair, it certainly adds a feminine touch to the woman’s beauty, for which poets are never tired of praising the long hair. Every woman wants to have long hair at some point in her life. Finding out the ways to make your hair grow faster can be challenging, particularly if you want to pursue the natural ways.

Fifteen days back I went for a short haircut, which I liked very much for the first week, but now I want my long hair back, but only with the use of natural ingredients. To make hair grow faster naturally is not difficult; rather it is easy if you know the right methods for it.

Why Hair Stops Growing?

Hair growth is directly related to your genetics, hair habits, and diet. After a certain age, you might observe that your hair growth is stopped. People most of the time observes the reduction in hair growth based on the frequency of haircuts. The hair growth stops due to following reasons:-

Genetic Reason– The hair growth cycle is different for everybody based on the genetic code. For some people, the resting phase of hair growth is longer than other phases. In such cases, your hair growth will be reduced for some time.

Health Problems– Some health issues lead to stunted growth of hair. The diseases eczema, dermatitis and allergies on the scalp. The overproduction of some hormones or deficiency of hormones also stops the hair growth. Split and damaged hair also stop hair growth.

Diet issues– If you have a poor diet which does not provide necessary nutrients to the hair, then definitely the hair growth will be reduced. The nutrients like Zinc, B-Complex Vitamins, and Vitamin A are required to promote hair growth. Intake of leaf vegetables and nuts are also essential for healthy growth of hair.

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Poor Hair Care– In many cases, poor hair care lead to stunted growth of hair. Excessive use of chemicals and heat styling make your hair, fragile and weak. The poor hair health leads to slow growth and easy breakage of growing hair. The wrong hair care tools can damage the hair and make them dry. This leads to a reduction in the growth of hair.

The stopped hair growth is easy to identify based on the frequency of required haircuts, reduction in thickness of hair, huge hair fall and damaged condition of hair. So, if you have any of these symptoms, then take a quick action to get steady hair growth. Here is  how to make your hair grow faster using home remedies which promote hair growth.

Some Interesting Facts about Hair Growth

Stunted hair growth is a big issue for both men and women. Many men suffer from baldness due to huge hair fall and stunted hair growth. There are many interesting facts which are linked with the hair growth.

Testosterone and Hair Growth

Testosterone belongs to an androgen group of the hormone. It is a steroid hormone and affects the development sex organs in men, change in voice during puberty and hair growth. Testosterone interestingly can boost up the growth of hair as well as can be responsible for baldness.

When testosterone is converted into the male hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT), it starts shrinking the hair follicles and make hair finer and shorter. Eventually, it stops hair growth.

Pregnancy and Hair Growth

Pregnancy really makes a woman beautiful. It has a positive impact on skin and hair, which improves the health. Due to hormonal changes, hair growth cycle gets shifted during pregnancy. Many people claim that hair growth during pregnancy is improved. But, practically during pregnancy, the hair growth is not accelerated, but the hair fall gets reduced.

Also, it is claimed that taking prenatal vitamins for hair growth helps a lot. In fact, many people think that women can take prenatal vitamins for hair growth even if they are not pregnant. In a real sense, the intake of parental vitamins will lead to hair growth only if you have a vitamin deficiency. The remedy of parental vitamin consumption for hair growth does not work for all.

Monistat for Hair Growth

Monistat consists of Miconazole Nitrate, which is an antifungal agent. Generally, Monistat is used for the treatment of oral thrush in babies, ringworms, jock itch and vaginal yeast infections. It is observed that this element also promotes hair growth. The application of Monistat has side effects like a headache and migraine. Although some people claimed that it works for hair growth it is not recommended to use due to the side effects.

11 Fabulous Remedies to Make Your Hair Grow Faster

I have started using many home remedies with natural ingredients to make my hair grow faster.  So for you, I have presented some of the effective home remedies, which will help you to possess longer and thicker hair without making a hole in your pocket. Apart from that, these home remedies are also suitable to grow facial hair faster in men too.

So, let’s look into the remedies one by one to know how to make your hair grow faster naturally.

1. Onion

OnionAhh, it smells….but an effective remedy to help your hair grow faster. Onion has many benefits. It contains sulfur, which promotes the hair growth process by boosting the making of collagen tissues.

Method 1:Grated Onion Application

Things you need:

  • Onions- 3

Things you should do:

  1. Take 3 onions.
  2. Grate the onions, and then squeeze to take out the juice.
  3. Massage this juice on your scalp.
  4. Allow it to remain for an hour or at least for 25 minutes.
  5. Then, use a mild shampoo to wash your hair.
  6. Repeat this process twice a week till you find satisfactory results of making your hair grow faster.

Sometimes grating onion can cause irritation in your eyes, and if you are sensitive to onions then you can try an alternative way of applying onion.

Method 2: Onion for Hair Wash

Things you need:

  • Onions- 4
  • Water- 1 liter

Things you should do:

  • Take 4 onions and chop them.
  • Add the chopped onions to 1 liter of water.
  • Boil the chopped onions for 10 minutes.
  • Once the onions are boiled, allow it to become cool.
  • Afterward, filter the water and use it to wash your hair, after applying a shampoo.
  • For the best results, don’t apply shampoo after washing it with onion water.
  • Apply the shampoo next day. It will also give a natural shine to your hair.

You can wash your hair with this onion water 2 times a week to make your hair grow faster.

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2. Homemade Hair Cream

This cream is a mixture of shea butter, castor oil, sweet almond oil, and rosemary and peppermint essential oil, which helps to grow curly as well as straight hair faster and thicker.

Shea butter is a great source of Vitamins A and E. Apart from that it also contains ‘phytonutrients’ and healing fats, which help in hair growth.

Castor and sweet almond oil help in increasing the blood circulation of the scalp, which in turn strengthens the hair follicles and promotes hair growth. Sweet almond oil is also rich in proteins and other nutrients.

Things you need:

  • Water- 500 ml
  • Shea Butter- ¾ cup
  • Castor oil- 1/8 cup
  • Almond oil- ¼ cup
  • Rosemary essential oil- 5-6 drops
  • Peppermint essential oil- 8-10 drops

Things you should do:

  1. Take 500ml of water in a deep pan.
  2. Place a small steel bowl in the pan.
  3. When water becomes hot, put ¾ cup of unrefined shea butter to the bowl.
  4. Stir occasionally with a wooden spoon till it melts.
  5. Meanwhile, take an extra pot to heat 1/8 cup of castor oil and ¼ cup of almond oil.
  6. Heat these oils in a low flame. It should not reach the boiling point.
  7. Turn off the burner once the oils become warm.
  8. Now, mix the warm oils with the melted shea butter.
  9. Mix well and add 5 drops of rosemary essential oil, which also helps in blood circulation.
  10. You can also put 8-10 drops of peppermint essential oil that help in cleaning the clogged hair follicles, which promotes the growth of hair.
  11. Now, again mix all the liquids and use a beater to beat for 15 minutes on a high speed.
  12. After that, pour this mixture into a jar. Now your hair cream is ready to apply.
  13. This cream can be stored in a cool place for up to 6 months.
  14. Apply the cream on the roots of the hair and massage it for 10-20 minutes, and then wash your hair.
  15. Men can also use this hair cream for growing facial hair or beard.
  16. Repeat this hair growth treatment every week for few months to grow your hair faster.

3. Coconut Milk and Coffee

Coconut milk and coffee are known to stimulate hair growth by boosting the hair follicles. Coconut milk is also an excellent source of proteins and natural oils.

Things you need:

  • Coconut oil- 50 ml
  • Coffee powder- 1 tbsp
  • Shower cap or towel- 1

Things you should do:

  1. Take 50 ml of coconut milk and 1tbsp of coffee powder.
  2. Mix both the ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Now, massage this mixture into your scalp and wrap a towel to cover your hair (or else use a shower cap).
  4. Cleanse your hair with lukewarm water after 30 minutes.
  5. Follow this method 2-3 times in a week for a month or two.
  6. This will help in having black long hair.

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4. Garlic Oil

Garlic OilIt’s a wonderful treatment to grow your hair faster in a week’s time. It also prevents hair loss and increases the rebirth of the new hair.  It promotes hair growth by helping a good blood circulation on the scalp.

Things you need:

  • Galic- 3-4 pods
  • Olive oil- 2 tbsp

Things you should do:

  1. Take few pods of the garlic and grate (or cut them finely).
  2. Add 2 tbsp of olive oil to the grated garlic in a bowl (olive oil is very helpful in growing the hair long. Apart from that it also prevents the formation of DTH hormone).
  3. Leave it in a bowl for 1 hour.
  4. Now, take another bowl, and put a piece of cloth on it.
  5. Pour the garlic oil on the cloth to strain the oil as the grated garlic can get stuck in your hair.
  6. So, apply this oil just on your roots and keep it for 1-2 hrs.
  7. To kill the smell of garlic, use lemon water to wash your hair after applying the shampoo.
  8. You can make and store this oil for up to 7 days and can use daily or every alternate day.
  9. This remedy will help to grow your hair faster and longer. Men can also use this remedy to make their facial hair grow faster.

5. Egg White Hair Mask

GarlicHair is mainly made up of protein and it requires extra protein to maintain its health. Egg whites are a good source of protein. Apart from that it also contains other ingredients, such as zinc, iron, sulfur, phosphorus, selenium, which are useful in providing a faster hair growth.

Things you need:

  • Egg White – 2 (from 2 eggs)
  • Olive oil- 1 tbsp
  • Honey- 1 tbsp

Things you should do:

  1. Take the white portion of 2 eggs.
  2. Add 1 tbsp of olive oil and 1 tbsp of honey to the egg whites.
  3. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
  4. Beat well and your hair mask is ready to apply.
  5. Apply this hair mask and leave it on your scalp for about 25-30 minutes.
  6. Clean it by using a regular shampoo.
  7. No need of putting a conditioner after using the egg white mask as the egg itself works as a good conditioner.
  8. This mask not only helps to promote hair growth but also gives extra shine to your hair by removing the dryness of the hair.
  9. You can use egg white mask twice in a month for the faster growth of the hair.

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6. Indian Gooseberry

Indian GooseberryIndian gooseberry (amla) is a power-packed ingredient, which is loaded with antioxidants and Vitamin C that is helpful in making your hair grow faster, thicker, shinier and stronger. It fights free radicals and increases the production of collagen that promotes hair growth.

Here is  how to make your hair grow faster using Indian gooseberry

Method 1: Indian Gooseberry with Lemon Juice

Things you need:

  • Gooseberry juice- 2 tbsp
  • Lemon juice- 2 tsp

Things you should do:

  1. Take 2 tbsp of gooseberry juice and add 2 tsp of lemon juice to it.
  2. You can also take gooseberry powder in place of its juice.
  3. Stir the mixture till it mixes properly, especially if you are using powder.
  4. Now, apply this solution to your scalp and keep it for 15-20 minutes or till it becomes dry.
  5. Wash your hair with warm water after it gets dried completely.
  6. Follow this process 2-3 times in a week to get your hair grow faster.

Method 2: Gooseberry with Coconut oil

Things you need:

  • Gooseberry powder- 1 tbsp
  • Coconut oil- 2 tbsp

Things you should do:

  1. Take 1 tbsp dried gooseberry in a metallic dish.
  2. Add 2 tbsp of coconut oil to it.
  3. Boil the dried gooseberry and coconut oil for few minutes.
  4. Once it is boiled, strain it.
  5. Now use this oil to massage your scalp before going to bed.
  6. Leave it overnight, and wash your hair next day morning.
  7. Repeat this process 2-3 times in a week for getting faster hair growth.

7. Potato Juice

PotatoPotato also helps in growing hair fast. The juice of potato contains Vitamins A, B and C and alopecia, which also help in treating the thinning of hair apart from hair growth.

Method 1: Direct Application of Potato Juice (For normal or oily hair)

Things you need:

  • Potatoes- 3-4 

Things you should do:

  1. Take 3-4 medium sized potatoes and grate them to take the juice out of it. Now massage your scalp with potato juice for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Wash it with water.
  3. This process is easy to follow, so continue it 2-3 times a week to get thick and long hair.

If you have dry hair then use potato hair mask, instead of potato juice.

Method  2: Potato, Honey and Egg Hair Mask (For dry hair)

Things you need:

  • Potatoes- 3
  • Honey- 1 tbsp
  • Egg Yolk- 1

Things you should do:

  1. Take 3 potatoes and grate them to take the juice out of the potatoes. Add 1 tbsp of honey and 1 egg yolk to this juice.
  2. Beat well, and then apply this mask on the roots of your hair.
  3. Leave it for 30-35 minutes, and then use a mild shampoo to wash this mask.
  4. It is good for dry hair as both honey and egg yolk adds moisture to the hair.
  5. Use this mask once in a week to make your hair grow faster.

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8. Castor Oil

Castor OilIt is one of the best oil for your hair. It is rich in Vitamin E and omega 3 fatty acids that are beneficial for hair growth. Thus, castor oil helps in making your hair grow longer, lustrous and thicker.

Things you need:

  • Castor oil- 2 tbsp
  • Olive oil- 2 tbsp
  • Coconut oil- 5-6 drops

Things you should do:

  1. Take 2 tbsp of castor oil and mix it with an equal quantity of either olive or almond oil.
  2. Add 5-6 drops of coconut oil to it.
  3. Castor oil is very thick so it is difficult to apply directly on your scalp. Therefore, you need to mix it with such oils, which lead to hair growth.
  4. Use any essential oil that you have in your home, such as rosemary, peppermint, lavender, and thyme, which are good for hair.
  5. Massage your scalp with this mixed oil for 15-20 minutes.
  6. But then wash your hair after 1 or 2 hours for best results.
  7. Or if you want to apply castor oil directly, then add 1 tsp of lemon juice to make its consistency thin.
  8. This remedy makes the straight hair grow faster.

9. Aloe Vera

Aloe VeraAloe vera is one of the best home remedies for hair growth as it provides relief from many hair related issues such as dandruff, dry scalp, and hair loss. The application of aloe vera is definitely going to help you to grow your hair faster.  

Method 1: Aloe vera with Lemon

Things you need:

  • Aloe vera gel – 5 tbsp
  • Lemon Juice – 1 tbsp

Things you should do:

  1. Take 5 tbsp of fresh Aloe vera gel in a small cup.
  2. Add 1 tbsp of lemon juice to it.
  3. Mix the ingredients well and apply it on your scalp.
  4. Leave it for an hour and then wash off with a mild shampoo.
  5. Repeat this process twice a week to make your hair grow faster.

Method 2: Aloe Vera with honey

Things you need:

  • Aloe vera gel – 4 tbsp
  • Honey – 1 tbsp
  • Bowl – 1

Things you should do:

  1. Take 4 tbsp of aloe vera gel in a bowl.
  2. Add 1 tbsp of honey to it.
  3. Mix the ingredients well and apply the paste on your scalp.
  4. Leave it for 30 minutes and then rinse off with shampoo.
  5. Repeat the remedy twice in a week to grow your hair faster.

Method 3: Tomato, Olive Oil, and Aloe vera

Things you need:

  • Tomatoes – 1
  • Olive oil – 2 tbsp
  • Aloe vera gel – 2 tbsp
  • Bowl – 1

Things you should do:

  1. Take 1 tomato, cut it using a knife and grind it to make a smooth paste.
  2. Add 2 tbsp each of olive oil and aloe vera gel to the tomato paste.
  3. Mix the ingredients well and apply it on your scalp.
  4. Leave it for 1 hour and then rinse off using warm water along with the shampoo.
  5. Repeat the process once in a week to make your hair grow faster.

10. Grape Seed Oil

Grape Seed OilGrape seed oil can help you to grow your hair faster. It moisturizes and conditions your hair in order to reduce hair loss.

Things you need:

  • Grapeseed oil – 4 tbsp
  • Small Bowl – 1

Things you should do: 

  1. Take 4 tbsp of grapeseed oil in a small bowl.
  2. Dip your fingertips in the oil and gently massage the oil on your scalp.
  3. Massage for half an hour before you wash your hair
  4. Repeat this process twice or thrice in a week to make your hair grow longer and faster.

11. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider VinegarApple cider vinegar stimulates your hair follicles to improve your hair growth. Try the apple cider vinegar home remedy on your hair to grow your hair faster.

Things you need:

  • Apple cider vinegar – ½ cup
  • Water – ½ cup
  • Essential oil – 5 to 6 drops

Things you should do: 

  1. Take ½ cup of apple cider vinegar.
  2. Add ½ cup of water and 5 to 6 drops of essential oil to it.
  3. Mix the ingredients well.
  4. Rinse your hair with the solution and then wash your hair using shampoo.
  5. Repeat this once or twice in a week to make your hair grow longer and faster.

Tips to Make Hair Grow Faster

Following these tips below will help you in achieving stronger and thicker hair.

Maintain Healthy Diet

Eat  a lot of fruits and vegetables to boost your hair growth. Include nutrients like vitamin B12, iron, Zinc, and calcium along with proteins by regular consumption of  soybean, cheese, milk, fish, and chicken. It is important to avoid junk and processed food to make your hair grow faster and thicker.

Dietary Supplements

You can also include bio vitamins, multivitamins, omega 3 fatty acids in your diet through the intake of  cereals, peas, beans, almonds, fish, and yogurt to grow your hair faster.

Drink Enough Water

Do you know that hair needs water for normal growth? It’s true, you should drink 4 liters of water daily for hair growth.


Regular exercise is not only healthy for your body, but it is also beneficial for your hair as it promotes hair growth. Do 20 minutes of exercise daily like walking, jogging, dancing, cycling, yoga etc to improve blood circulation and allow the nutrients to get into your scalp.

Enough Sleep

Proper sleep is very important to grow your hair faster and longer. Sleep 8 hours daily. Lack of proper sleep can lead to many hair related issues including hair fall. So, it is essential to have 8 hours peaceful sleep every night.

Trim Your Hair Regularly

Split ends don’t  allow your hair to grow. If your hair is dry and damaged, then for sure you will face the split end issue. Trim your hair for every 3 months to make your hair grow faster naturally.


The sebum which is produced by the oil glands over the scalp and limits your hair growth. So,  always wash your hair properly and keep it clean.

Hot Oil Massage

Hot oil massage improves blood circulation and allows your hair to grow faster and longer. You can try different oils like coconut oil, almond oil, olive oil or jojoba oil for your hair. A regular hot oil massage is defiantly going to improve your hair growth.

Avoid Hair colors

Almost all hair colors contain ammonia in it which is a bleaching agent and makes your hair dry. The dry and damaged hair lead to excessive hair fall. Thus, it is better to avoid hair colors to sustain proper hair growth.

Do not Brush your Wet Hair

Brushing your hair when it is wet leads to hair damage. Let your hair dry naturally and then comb your hair to control hair damage and hair fall.

Avoid Hair treatments

Hair styles and hair treatments lead to hair fall. There are many harsh chemicals used in the hair treatment which damages your hair.

Avoid Hot Water

Don’t use hot water to wash your hair as it will make your hair dry. Use lukewarm water to wash your hair along with a mild shampoo to keep your hair free from dirt.

Tight Hairstyles and Rubber Bands

When you tie your hair tightly, it gets pulled from the roots. It increases the pressure on the hair roots and makes it weak. So, avoid tight hairstyles and rubber bands which damage your hair roots.

These remedies and tips will definitely help to make your hair grow faster. At the same time, it will also boost your hair volume. But, if your hair grows very slowly, then check with your doctor because some health problems like thyroid, or any hormonal imbalance, also results in the slow growth of the hair.


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