Top Secrets For Long, Thick and Shiny Hair

by Mahek Sood on August 14, 2013 · 26 comments

Top Secrets For Long Thick and Shiny Hair

By Mahek Sood

Most of us think that long and lustrous hair is hereditary, i.e., if their previous generations have had thick, long and shiny hair, it can be passed through genes to future generations.  I won’t say that it is a myth, but I won’t even say that it is completely true.  Hair if given a little extra care along with better diet, and right handling and maintenance, can give you amazing results. They can grow long, thick and shiny if the following tips are followed.


1. Oil your hair once a week with castor, almond, and olive oil.

Castor, almond and olive oil are best food for hair. Castor is good for re-growth of hair, almonds oil has vitamin E which nourishes the hair and gives sheen to it and olive gives body and volume to hair and helps it grow faster.

Olive Oil

How To Do:

  • Take 2 tablespoons of olive oil and microwave it for 15 seconds.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of castor oil and 1 tablespoon of almond oil.

Apply the above mixture into the roots and tip of hair and massage it so it penetrates into your scalp and leave it overnight, wash it the next morning. You will see the results after a month, continue it for 6 months for better results.

Note:  If you have oily hair, do not leave the oil overnight, apply for 2 – 3 hours and wash it.

2. Shampoo on MWF:

Adult woman washing head

Make a point to shampoo your hair thrice a week – on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Choose a shampoo suitable for the hair type.  Dry/oily/combination (dry scalp and oily roots/oily scalp and dry roots).

3. Wash your hair with milk:


No, it is not smelly at all. Make a point not to wash your hair without a hair mask. In today’s fast-moving life, most of us do not have the time to put hair mask on every alternate day, therefore the best and easy way is to apply milk.  Milk moisturises your hair, adds shine and helps to grow the hair long.

How To Do:

  • Take half a bowl of milk on a shampoo day, dip your fingers and take some milk in your palm and apply it into the scalp. Leave it for a few minutes.  Shampoo it well after a few minutes.

Note:  It will show results within a month. If you have curly hair, it will open up the curls and make it manageable in case hair is frizzy. If you think it gets too oily, then make it once or twice a week.

4. Avoid Using Hair Dryers After Shampooing:

After shampoo, wrap your hair in the towel for some time (2-3 minutes) so that hair do not remain dripping wet. Then, vigorously massage your scalp with fingers to dry your hair.  This will improve the blood circulation of the scalp which further will enhance hair growth and prevent hair fall.


Be a little careful while massaging the scalp, else the fingers will get tangled in the hair.

5.  Curd and Honey:


Curd and honey prevents hair loss, this hair mask can be used by all hair types once in a fortnight. Curd being good in magnesium and potassium, it prevents hair fall and honey adds lustre to hair.

How To Do:

  • Take 4 tablespoons of curd.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of honey.
  • Mix it well and apply for 15 minutes.
  • Shampoo your hair and see the result.


This mask can be used by all hair types – oily and dry.

6.  Drink Milk with Almond Oil:

Milk is full of proteins and a complete diet in itself and combined with almond oil which provides vitamin E, it is a complete food for hair and skin. Make a point to have a cup of warm milk with a teaspoon of almond oil before going to bed.

Note:  Avoid milk in case of allergy.

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{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

rutva August 14, 2013 at 6:43 pm

such a wonderful post mahek… *clap* *clap* m bookmarking this post… *haan ji* *puchhi*


Mahek August 15, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Thanks Rutva!! :)


puja August 14, 2013 at 6:43 pm

Very helpful article Mahek *thankyou* ..
I have one doubt…abt milk u have written can I use it in oily hair(applied oil previous night) and shd apply on scalp or hair strands..?


Mahek August 15, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Hey Puja! Am glad you liked this article.
Well avoid applying milk during rainy season cause by next day of shampoo your hair will go oily of its own else it is ok to apply milk and of course in the roots and the strands as well. :)


jomol August 14, 2013 at 7:06 pm

Mahek…..loved your tips, especially the MWF trick *woot*


Mahek August 15, 2013 at 3:05 pm

*thankyou* Jomol!


Ritika August 14, 2013 at 7:09 pm

*thankyou* for sharing this Mahek.. Will definitely try the suggestions..


Prati August 14, 2013 at 7:26 pm

Oh.. so useful n easy tips.
Just curious.. mixing almond oil in milk? but the commercial oils (bajaj/patanjali) are edible in nature? Or which one to use?


jomol August 14, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Prati, I think you can make a paste of a few almonds soaked overnight and put that paste in the milk if you want :)

The best available edible almond oil is Rogan Badam Shirin


Mahek August 15, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Prati, Jomol is right you can use rogan badam shirin or you can also use ramdev’s almond oil (a little inexpensive as compared to other edible almond oil). Add it in lukewarm milk.


Rima August 14, 2013 at 7:36 pm

thanks for these tips,they are super easy!! *thankyou*


Ashu August 14, 2013 at 7:58 pm

Wonderful post Mahek…Thanks for the tips… I am going to follow them now…
Only, I cannot vigorously massage my scalp after shower, it breaks my hair. Instead I let them dry on their own. I just use a leave-in conditioner as the other conditioners make my scalp too oily within a day.


Icequeen81 August 14, 2013 at 8:29 pm

I cant stand the taste of milk. is almond milk a choice? wat is curd exactly?


sudha August 15, 2013 at 1:44 am

Curd is yoghurt *clap*


Mahek August 15, 2013 at 3:14 pm

Hahahahah.. I understand. Yes almond milk is also good with 2 strands of cesar.


Mahek August 15, 2013 at 3:15 pm

And yea curd is ‘dahi’


arja August 14, 2013 at 8:46 pm

haha yeah you`re right about shampooing every alternate day. If I dont keep my scalp clean I have hairfall – and when I wash it on alternate days my hair falls less. Good stuff.


saloni..!! August 14, 2013 at 10:10 pm

Awesome post *clap* *clap* i soo wanted this *happy dance* *happy dance* striving hard to grow my hair and *thankyou* *thankyou* soo much for these tips *hifive* bookmarked it *hifive*


Preeti August 16, 2013 at 10:17 am

Excellent tips. Going to bookmark this page. Love your MWF tip, yes I do the same except it is SWF (Sunday – Wednesday – Friday) since Sunday is the one day i have that i can unhurriedly pamper my hair with homemade hair masks. Other days are hurried with max 15 min for hair bath! :)


Preeti August 16, 2013 at 10:19 am

Another small tip from my side. Dont wrap your hair in heavy turkish towels. The weight will cause the delicate wet hair to break and it also increases frizz. Use the thin towels that you get in the market. These towels are especially very popular down south.


Mahek August 16, 2013 at 10:30 am

I agree Preeti!! *haan ji*


Keerthana N September 1, 2013 at 7:36 pm

Yes Yes…. It’s really true..
Actually I was cut my hair about 5 inches in june. And followed same trick(trick no.1 at above).
Now my hair grows very fastly its about 3 inches length again… *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance*
And I want to follow above tricks also.. *happydance* *happydance*


Mamta September 13, 2014 at 11:10 pm

Very useful tips..a few questions.
1) milk to be used is raw milk or boiled n cooled one
2) can these tips be used for small kids too? My daughter has silky hair, but very thin.
3) how do we bookmark particular posts from this site..really find very useful tips here.


mallika March 21, 2015 at 7:27 pm

Can u suggest me any shampoo for dry hairs..I have try many shampoos but it didn’t hairs are rough and dry..suggest me any brand that help me to get soft and shiny hairs….


Maharani May 14, 2015 at 6:47 pm

U can use Oriflame shampoo n conditioner.. I don’t remember d name..but d honey one… N deep condition ur hair by applying warm extra virgin olive oil all over ur hairs..wrap it in a wet n warm towel n leave it overnight… B patient n u will see d results


Maharani May 14, 2015 at 6:49 pm

Sorry wrap d towel for around 10 minutes only… N leave d oil overnight.shampoo next day…hope it helps..


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