Last updated: November 13, 2020

The Ultimate Guide On How To Thicken Hair

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Introduction

Everyone wants to have luscious thick hair. When your hair is thinning, you long for having thick, beautiful hair, the same way your co-worker, sister, friend, or neighbor has. You wish you had the secret to having thick hair. And sometimes, thin hair results from genetics or hormonal conditions such as polycystic ovarian syndrome or PCOS.

However, the good news is that you can achieve the thick hair you want, and the tips and tricks to reach that goal are so simple. How can you attain the thick hair that you have always wanted? Let’s go over some easy tips and tricks that do not involve you having to buy expensive hair-thickening products or endless trips to the salon. The essential information to utilize is to get into the habit of adopting a healthy diet.

1. Modify Your Diet

You know the saying ‘you are what you eat’, and there is a lot of truth to that. If you are engaging in poor eating habits such as consuming too much sugar or white flour, which are simple carbs, your overall health suffers. That includes the thickness and consistency of your hair. A diet high in sugar and simple carbs will thin out your hair, causing your hair to become brittle.

However, if you consume a healthy diet with essential fatty acids, essential vitamins, and minerals, your overall health improves. The same applies to your hair. That in itself will help thicken your hair. If you want to make your hair thick and strengthen your hair:

Go on a diet rich in essential fatty acids such as monounsaturated fats and Omega 3 fatty acids.

Therefore, increase your salmon intake, or any other fatty fish will do. Eat salads by drizzling some olive oil into it, and enjoy some nuts as well as avocados.

However, those foods have a high caloric value so eat it in moderation. Don’t forget to eat your fruit and vegetables and whole-grains, as well as the source of protein. Take a multivitamin, and you may be missing critical nutrients by only relying on your food intake. You also want to be mindful of the type of shampoo and conditioner you use.

2. Only Use The Appropriate Shampoo And Conditioner

If you are using a shampoo and conditioner that does not help increase your volume, you will not get the thick and luscious hair you want. You want to look for shampoos and conditioners that help build hair volume and provide significant moisturizing effects. There are plenty of shampoos and conditioners, and other hair care products specifically for thin hair. Do some research on the best products to purchase for making your hair thicker and more robust.

Go and only invest in natural hair care products that lack additives and make sure they are all-natural. Always conduct a patch test first before making that investment to know whether or not you will have a skin reaction to it.

3. Don’t Wash Your Hair Daily If You Can Help It

Unless you have very oily hair, you do not want to wash it daily. Go for 48 hours without washing your hair if you can. Washing your hair too often can easily strip the oils from it that keep it thick and healthy. Oils stripped away from your hair will leave it thin and brittle.

If your hair is too oily that requires daily washing, be sure to get the proper shampoo for helping you maintain high volume explicitly designed for oily hair. It will strip away just enough of the oils to keep your hair more normal.

4. Massage Your Scalp

How can massaging your scalp help you to attain thicker hair? That is because when you rub your scalp, you are activating your bloodstream. When you do that, the bloodstream travels through the veins in your scalp, much more comfortable, which will help provide it the nutrients it requires from the healthy foods you eat.

That will only help to nourish your hair, which results in your hair thickening and strengthening. Therefore that helps your hair health to improve drastically. You will also see that as long as your hair is not naturally too oily, you will not need to wash your hair as often as you probably do as well.

5. Don’t Use Too Many Hair Products

Suppose you are using too many different hair products too often, such as dry shampoo, thickening products, hair styling products, as well as cleaning agents such as baking soda, which worsens the condition of your hair over time. If you overuse any of those products, you disrupt the pH balance of the scalp and strips away the natural oils.

In addition to that, overusing any of those products will leave a residue that clogs your hair follicles. Therefore, that presents a significant challenge when it comes to your growing new and healthy hair. All of that blocks the nutrients from reaching your hair follicles, which will cause your existing hair to become limp and brittle.

If you need to use dry shampoo at times, or hair styling products, use them sparingly.

6. Never Forget To Apply Heat Protectant On Your Hair Before Using Hot Tools

If you are using a flat-iron or a hair straightening brush, that is fine to do. However, before using the heating tools, always apply a heat protectant on your hair before using it. In addition to that, keep the setting of any hair styling tool you decide to use on a lower heat setting if you can help it.

If you don’t use a heat protectant on your hair before using one of the hair tools, the heat will damage your hair. It will cause it to become thin and brittle.

7. Brush Your Hair Gently And Often

The idea of brushing your hair is to neaten it as much as you can. You brush your hair as well to remove any tangles. However, the purpose of brushing your hair is to also distribute the natural oils all across your hair, which will help to thicken it. Frequent brushing also exfoliates your scalp and is an excellent form of dead hair removal as well. When you do brush your hair, do so in a gentle fashion. If you brush your hair too harshly, you will also damage your hair and make it susceptible to breakage.

Conclusion

You want your hair to appear healthy and stylish. If your hair is limp, brittle, and thin, that gives your hair the appearance that it’s not healthy. Not to mention that it is not very stylish—more than anything, you want your hair to appear healthy, thick, and strong. The good news is that you do not need to run to the salon often to make it appear that way or buy expensive thickening products. You do not want to do that anyway, as those products can damage your hair.

There are natural things you can do. You can improve your diet, be mindful of how many hair products you use, and take proper care of your hair that will thicken your hair. It is that easy.