Having long and healthy hair is probably one of the easiest things to achieve with just a mild switch in your diet, hair care routine and using homemade hair mask for hair growth and thickness.
You can try just about any hairstyle if you have long, thick and healthy hair which is why putting some effort into your hair care routine and following it consistently is totally worth it!
There are a lot of homemade hair masks and home remedies for hair growth and thickness to help your hair grow longer and healthier. However, out of all, the ones we have mentioned below are the most effective when it comes to getting thick hair. Let's take a look at what is hair masking, the best hair masks and how to make a hair mask at home.
Hair Masks from Your Kitchen
Hair issues can range from damage to dryness, and flakes to frizz. These changes can be caused by a variety of factors, including indoor heat, changing seasons, hot hair tools, and outdoor elements. DIY homemade hair masks can be made with everyday ingredients found in your kitchen. Using pantry staples, you can create an at-home spa experience. Your scalp and strands can benefit from homemade solutions. Given below are some of the best homemade hair mask for hair growth and thickness and ways on how to apply hair mask.
Gram Flour Hair Mask
Mix 100gm of gram flour with ½ cup of water to form a paste. Apply the same onto your roots and strands and leave it for 30 minutes or till it gets dry. Once the mask is dry, gently rinse it with cold water to prevent hair fall. Gram flour is a chemical-free ingredient that is excellent for nourishing your hair that can prevent hair fall. It is a great hair cleansing agent too!
Onion Juice Hair Mask
If you’re wondering how to make hair thick, onion is well known as a home remedy to getting thick hair.
It also promotes hair growth because it is believed to increase blood circulation when applied to the scalp.
What you’ll need for this homemade hair mask:
Onion extract of 1 onion
2 tablespoons of coconut oil
½ tablespoon of lemon extract
1 tablespoon of honey
Mix these ingredients in the mentioned proportions and apply the mixture onto your strands and roots. Let it stay for half an hour and then wash it off with a mild shampoo, such as the Love Beauty & Planet Onion, Blackseed & Patchouli Hairfall Control Sulfate Free Shampoo. This shampoo contains the goodness of Onion and Black Seed oil, which helps to strengthen hair and nourish scalp for healthy looking hair.
This mask, when applied thrice a month will give you longer and thicker hair immediately and is a great homemade hair mask for hair growth and thickness without egg.
Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Mask
Apple cider vinegar is widely used for skin care and weight loss, but did you know it could also give you longer and healthier hair? The acidic properties of apple cider vinegar ward off bacteria and exfoliate your scalp, thus promoting hair growth and healthier tresses. To prepare this hair mask, mix apple cider vinegar with water to create a concoction. After washing your hair with shampoo, use this as a final rinse. Apple cider vinegar will cleanse the scalp and accelerate hair growth while maintaining its pH balance.
We recommended washing your hair with this Love Beauty & Planet Apple Cider Vinegar & Jasmine Sulfate Free Shine Shampoo that helps to smoothen dry hair strands whilst restoring shine for happy, glossy tresses.
Egg and Honey Hair Mask
Packed with B-complex vitamins, proteins and minerals, eggs are very good for maintaining hair health. All these nutrients help curb hair loss by strengthening the roots of the hair. Moreover, egg also helps stimulate new hair growth and adds volume to hair. To prepare this egg hair mask, break one egg in a bowl and add a tablespoon of honey to it. Mix well to create a smooth paste. Apply it on your scalp and hair and let it stay for 15 minutes. Rinse well and then wash your hair with shampoo and a fragrant conditioner to get rid of the eggy smell. The natural fats present in egg provide much-needed nourishment to hair follicles and this egg mask is one of the best remedies for hair growth.
Banana Hair Mask
Coconut has always been a saviour for hair, with the presence of antioxidants in it. It not only nourishes the hair and scalp, but also boosts hair growth. Bananas, rich in potassium prevents hair breakage and helps in hair growth. To prepare this banana hair mask, blend coconut oil and a ripe banana together. Add a little bit of coconut milk to this mixture. Apply the mixture on the hair and scalp and let it stay for some time before washing it off. This is a great hair mask for hair fall.
Amla and Shikakai Hair Mask
For strengthening hair follicles Amla and shikakai are both rich in Vitamin C, which helps promote hair growth by giving your scalp a collagen boost. The antioxidants in shikakai fight damage caused by free radicals, while the minerals present in amla increase blood circulation on the scalp. To prepare this mask, mix 2 teaspoons of amla powder and 2 teaspoons of shikakai powder in a bowl. Add water to make a smooth paste that is not too watery. Apply the paste on your scalp and hair and let it rest for 45 minutes. Rinse off as you’d usually do.
Being abundant in Vitamins, amla and shikakai are both beneficial for hair, so you can use this mask once every week for healthier and longer hair.
Jojoba Oil and Egg Yolk Hair Mask
The smooth emollient, jojoba oil is rich in antifungal properties that keep the scalp healthy and get rid of dead skin on it. Rich in Omega 6 and 9 fatty acids, it fights free radicals that cause hair damage, and effectively unclogs hair follicles, thus stimulating hair growth. For this mask, blend an egg yolk, add one teaspoon of jojoba oil, a teaspoon of honey and a few drops of lemon juice. Apply the mask on your scalp and hair and let it sit for 45 minutes. Rinse it off with shampoo. Jojoba not only aids hair growth but is also an effective ingredient in this hair mask for dry hair.
Yogurt Hair Mask
The lactic acid in yoghurt provides moisture and prevents frizz in hair, making it a great homemade hair mask for frizzy hair. The ingredients can be mixed according to the haircare goals you want to achieve in this curd mask for hair. Mix in avocados for shine and strength, and lemons and limes for PH balance. Safflower or sunflower seed oil is a good organic oil to add if you want to add ultimate shine. After mixing yoghurt with the ingredients of your choice, apply the mask to your hair and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes.
Mayonnaise Hair Mask
Use mayonnaise to pamper dull, lifeless hair. Mayonnaise can transform your hair, even though it might seem strange at first to apply it to your hair. It contains a blend of oils, egg yolks, vinegar, and lemon juice, all of which are essential to maintaining healthy hair. For this nourishing hair mask for dry hair, combine 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, 4 tablespoons of mayonnaise, and lastly 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Leave your hair covered for 30 minutes after applying this mixture thoroughly to your hair and scalp. Afterwards, use a sulfate-free shampoo to wash your hair. Regular use of this mask will result in lustrous hair.
Aloe Hair Mask
Aloe Vera stimulates hair growth and helps in giving your hair the shine that you’ve been looking for! It has proteolytic enzymes which boost hair growth.
Boil some olive oil and mix it with some raw aloe vera or aloe vera gel and apply the mixture thus obtained. Let it rest for 15 minutes before washing it off with cold water.
So, give this a shot and get ready to embrace the Rapunzel in you!
Fruit Hair Mask
Not only is papaya delicious, but it also promotes healthy hair. Papaya contains vitamin A, which helps condition hair. Folic acid helps improve blood flow to the scalp, promoting healthy hair growth.
Bananas are rich in vitamins, including vitamins A, B, C, E and biotin, along with minerals, such as potassium, magnesium, calcium, etc, as well as carbohydrates and fats. Hair health is restored by these nutrients from within.
Blend papaya cubes and banana slices in a blender to form a smooth paste. Combine the banana and papaya paste with 1-2 tablespoons of raw honey. Use a hair brush to apply the hair mask to your hair and scalp. Make sure you wear a shower cap. Wash off the mask with a mild shampoo after 30-40 minutes. Apply once a week.
Fenugreek Hair Mask
Methi, also known as fenugreek, is a kitchen ingredient well known for its ability to grow long hair. In a mug of cold water, soak 3 tablespoons of methi seeds overnight. Mash them the next morning and combine them with 4 tablespoons of lemon juice. This mixture should be left on your scalp for 45 minutes, followed by a cold-water rinse. This will both stimulate hair growth and improve scalp health, and is a great hairmask for dandruff as well.
Oats Hair Mask
A protein-rich almond oil, oatmeal, and milk treatment will give lifeless hair a boost. For the best results, apply damp hair. Mix 1/2 cup oats with 2 tablespoons of almond oil and 1/2 cup milk. Combine ingredients well. Allow the mask to stay on for 20 to 40 minutes, then shampoo it off.
Avocado Hair Mask
Your precious locks will be free from dryness and damage, thanks to avocado's potassium, protein, and amino acids, making it a great hairmask for dry hair! Avocados are excellent for treating dryness as well as stimulating hair growth. Remove the skin and seed from one ripe avocado and mash it. To this, add 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil. Put the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Put on a shower cap after applying the mask to your hair and scalp. Wash off with lukewarm water and mild shampoo after 30-40 minutes. Apply 1 to 2 times a week.
FAQs about hair mask for longer hair
What should I eat to stop hair loss?
To prevent hair loss, consume foods that are nutrient-rich and stimulate hair growth. Some of these include spinach, walnuts, lentils, flaxseeds and eggs.
How can I get thick hair in a month?
Apart from regular hair oiling and using homemade hair masks, increase consumption of eggs and fruits rich in Vitamin C. Massaging your hair with castor oil is highly recommended.
Try these at home to know which hair mask works best for your hair. These homemade hair masks will help you get longer and thicker hair in no time, trust us!
Written by Kinnari Ashar on Aug 04, 2022