Do you want long, healthy hair? Long, shiny mane is an attractive asset just for women. All those guys who are  interested in growing their hair out but don’t quite know how to go on about it, you have come to the right place. Read on to know what all you need to do to get long and healthy hair. The following content will not only provide with all the how to use hair products, but also gives you an insight into the additional lifestyle changes that  will help to stimulate hair growth. Keep on reading if you want your hair to grow longer faster.Also Read - The Man With Gold Hair! Meet Dan Sur, The First Rapper to Get GOLD CHAINS Implanted in His Head - See Pics

1. Hot oil massage

You need to start taking care of your scalp and the roots of your hair to stimulate growth. A hot oil massage will help to not only condition hair but also promote hair growth when gently rubbed onto the scalp. You can use olive oil, argon oil or coconut oil and heat it up before massaging it on your scalp. Gently massage the oil into your scalp for up to 10 minutes before rinsing the oil with warm water.  You can also allow the oil to soak into your hair for an additional 30 minutes. (ALSO READ Hairstyle trends 2017: Hottest hair styling trends you need to try to look fabulous this year). Also Read - Astringents VS Skin Toners: Which is Best For You? Shahnaz Husain Reveals

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2. Use a deep conditioner

To keep your hair damage free use a deep conditioner. Since damaged hair does not grow as well as healthy hair, you will have to make sure that you repair your hair follicles to increase the rate of hair growth using a deep conditioner. According to your hair type choose a hair conditioner and apply it post shampooing your hair and then rinse it with cold water.

Use hair mask

3. Use hair mask

Use a hair mask to stimulate hair growth. You can easily whip up a hair mask using egg white and aloe vera to give your hair healthier appearance. Mix an egg white with fresh aloe vera and use this mask to cover your hair and scalp . Leave it for 15-20 minutes, and then rinse it out with cool water.

Apple cider vinegar rinse

4. Apple cider vinegar rinse

Apple cider vinegar works wonders on hair to use it for hair growth, mix three parts apple cider vinegar with one part water. Then transfer it into a spray bottle and when you take a shower spritz your hair with the vinegar mixture after shampooing your hair. Leave it for a couple of minutes before rinsing it with water. (ALSO READ Gym Hairstyles: 6 practical yet stylish hairstyles that you can sport while working out at the gym!).

 Use the right shampoo and conditioner

5. Use the right shampoo and conditioner

Though you might find dozens of shampoos and conditioners to choose from, you need to use the right one according to your hair type. One of the consistent ingredients of hair shampoo and conditioner is silicone, which actually blocks out the moisture and nutrient. This hinders your hair growth, so try to opt for a shampoo and conditioner that is silicone-free and one that has natural ingredients. Or you can also use a leave in conditioner.

Wash your hair with cold water

6. Wash your hair with cold water

Always use cold water to wash your hair instead of hot water. Hot showers will make your hair more brittle and prone to damage. So always opt for cold water to wash your hair, it will help to trap the moisture and stop your hair from becoming dry as the cold water closes the hair shaft and helps to trap in the moisture.

Brushing your hair

7. Brushing your hair

Brushing your hair stimulates your scalp and is good for increasing hair growth. Brushing your hair thoroughly spreads the natural oils throughout the shaft of each strand of hair. Do brush your hair twice a day, once in the morning and then before going to bed. But do not brush too much or else it can pull out your hair. Also, never brush your hair when it is wet, because it will lead to breakage.

Trim your hair

8. Trim your hair

Always trim your hair regularly to remove damage.  Trimming your  not only gets rid of split ends but it also promotes hair health.  Long hair tends to get frizzy and brittle , so cut your hair at least thrice a year to keep it looking healthy. (ALSO READ Waxing tips at home: DIY at-home painless waxing tips you need to know).

Avoid using hot tools and chemicals

9. Avoid using hot tools and chemicals

Try to avoid using hot tools like hair styling tools, blow dryers and flat irons on your hair. Also, if possible try not to use chemicals such as hair dyes and relaxers on your hair, as it can cause maximum damage to your hair and make it appear frizzy and dull. Always allow your hair to air-dry after washing it. (ALSO READ How to get the best hairstyle trends from Golden Globe Awards 2017).

10. Change your shower routine

As mentioned above always opt for cold showers instead of hot showers for the sake of your hair. And, do not wash your hair everyday, as this practice can get rid of natural oil your scalp produces. So if you wash your hair everyday, you are doing nothing but removing the natural oil, slowing the growth rate of your hair. (ALSO READ What is bikini waxing: 13 tips to keep in mind before you plan your first bikini waxing appointment).

Maintain good health

11. Maintain good health

Stress, poor diet, and lack of exercise can affect your hair growth and can lead to hair thinning and slow growth of hair. In order to get healthy and long hair,  make some necessary lifestyle changes. Cut stress by excersing and practicing meditation.

12. Take supplements for hair growth

Supplements such as biotin and fish oil  helps in hair growth, nail health and growth. You should also make sure that you consumed healthy food along with the supplements and multivitamins for promoting hair growth and healthy hair.

Drink water

13. Drink water

Male sure you consume adequate amount of water as it is important for good health in general. Drinking enough water will give your scalp and hair follicles enough moisture it needs for increasing hair growth. Otherwisedry scalp and hair can lead to hair breakage.

Use satin pillowcases

14. Use satin pillowcases

The fabric of your pillowcase can also cause hair loss. If you use a cotton pillowcase or one with low thread count, it can cause friction , and pulling out strands as your sleep. IF you start using satin pillow covers, it will not cause friction and will let your hair slide on the surface. (Feature image courtesy: Shahid Kapoor’s official Instagram handle)