14 Fabulous tips on how to make your hair thicker
Open up any magazine and you’ll be greeted with images of models and celebrities with big smiles and thick, luscious locks of hair. But the reality for most girls is a bit different, and the truth is that with all the effects of changes in hormones, a lot of stress, various illnesses and just the day to day hassles of life, many women find themselves with hair that is just not as thick, as they would like it to be. Here are 14 simple, yet effective tips on how to make your hair thicker:
1. Use quality products
Go for the best volumising shampoo that you can find. They contain ingredients that can add moisture to the strands of your hair and make them look more luscious and thick.
2. Massage your scalp
Regular massaging of your scalp will help to improve the blood flow and circulation and this, in turn, will improve the rate of hair growth. Massage your hair with oils, such as coconut oil or olive oil (you can also add couple of drops of peppermint oil); do oil massages on a regular basis and you will see an extra inch of growth and improvement in thickness.
How to make your hair thicker? Try massaging your scalp with this mix: combine 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 3 tablespoons of burdock root oil (if you don’t have it, use coconut oil instead) and add 2 tablespoons of honey; massage your scalp for couple of minutes in circular motions with this hair thickening mix and leave it on your hair for 30 minutes. Scalp massage will improve blood circulation, making your hair grow faster and get thicker, while vitamins and nutrients will nourish your locks, improving hair softness, as well as thickness.
3. Protect your hair
Be gentle with your hair when washing and brushing and be sure to protect it from too much sun and cold wind, which can dry out your hair very quickly.
4. Avoid brushing when your hair is wet
How to make your hair thicker? Don’t brush it when it’s wet, wait until your hair is nearly dry and always begin at the ends and work your way up to avoid damaging your hair. Brush your dry hair for couple of minutes once or twice a day to stimulate blood circulation in the scalp and spread out natural oils.
5. Condition the ends of your hair
Apply volumising conditioner from midway to the ends of your hair and avoid conditioning the roots and scalp, as this will only weigh your hair down.
6. Don’t wash your hair every day
Washing your hair every single day strips out all the natural oils and leaves your hair looking limp and unhealthy. Washing every other day or every 3 days is better and it saves time too!
7. Limit the heat
For really thick hair, you need to limit the use of hair straighteners and blow dryers, which just damage your hair. If you really need to use heat on your locks, then try using a heat protection product before you do.
9. Hair vitamins
If you wonder how to make your hair thicker, you need to start watching your diet. A healthy diet is the key to healthy hair. You can also enrich your diet with specialised supplements and vitamins that are tailor made for skin and hair, but they do take some weeks before you will see any improvement. To chose your supplements and hair vitamins consult your doctor.
10. Calm down
Treat yourself; try to relax and make sure you are getting enough sleep, because too much stress can affect your hair and even cause hair loss.
11. How to make your hair thicker? Do “thick hair” mask
Mix one ripe avocado with one banana and add 4 table spoons of fresh Aloe Vera gel (use your blender to achieve smooth consistency). Apply this mask to the roots and spread all over your hair, leave it for 20-30 minutes before washing off. Vitamins and nutrients of these wonderful, natural ingredients will make your hair thicker and healthier.
Here is another variation of “thick hair” mask: beat one egg, add 2 table spoons of honey, 3 table spoons of Aloe Vera gel and 2 tablespoons of Vodka; massage this mask to the roots of your hair and leave it for 20-30 minutes, then shampoo and condition your hair. This mask will stimulate natural hair growth, nourish and will make your hair thicker and healthier. Do this mask once a week and see wonderful results.
Make sure your aren’t allergic to the ingredients of these hair masks.
12. Shampoo your hair with an egg
Did you know that you can shampoo your hair with eggs? Eggs contain big amounts of protein and are great for making your hair thicker. Just beat 2-3 eggs in a bowl and wash your hair with it, as you would do with your usual shampoo; leave this nourishing egg treatment on your head for 3-5 minutes, then rinse (no need of shampooing) and condition your hair as usual. You don’t need to shampoo your hair after this treatment. If you worry about egg odor, usually it disappears after you’ve applied hair conditioner. If you do this egg hair shampooing once or twice a week (you can alternate egg shampooing with your usual shampoo), you will see wonderful results: your hair will get thicker, healthier and glossier.
13. Clip in hair extensions
Have you ever tried using clip in hair extensions? Well, if not, we definitely recommend you to have a look. Clip in hair extensions can instantly add thickness and volume to your hair. This wonderful modern invention can save you a lot of time and effort. Clip in hair extensions are affordable, natural looking and, most importantly, they don’t damage your hair! Only make sure to chose hair extensions that match your hair color, as well as texture. Clip in hair extensions are easy to find, they are available in many online shops, as well as in local hair and beauty salons.
14. What foods make your hair grow faster and thicker?
If you want to have healthy, beautiful and thick hair, you need to include certain foods into your diet. Best foods for healthy hair include: salmon, almonds, sweet potatoes, spinach, broccoli, eggs, avocados, oysters, bananas, beer, oats, beans, vegetable oils; these foods are rich in vitamins and nutrients and are not only beneficial for the beauty of your hair, but also for the wellbeing of your entire body.
We hope you find these tips for thick hair useful.
Feel free to share your own secrets and hair tips on how to make your hair thicker in the comment section below.
Stay beautiful and shine always!