Get Thick Hair By Following These Simple Techniques

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All of us want healthy and thick hair, but it remains a dream for most of us. You may have tried every tip that sounds good and bought random products to get thicker hair. Sadly, it doesn’t work all the time. If this seems exactly like you, continue reading the blog to understand how to get thick hair.

Can Thin Hair Turn Thick? 

If your hair is thinning due to diet, chemicals or improper hair care, there still are solutions that can aid in achieving thick hair. Whereas genetically thin hair leaves us with almost no scope as we can hardly do anything about it.

Things That Can Help Attain Thick Hair

1. Balanced Diet Can Give You Thick Hair

We are all aware of the importance of diet to have healthy and thick hair. A balanced diet consisting of the right amount of protein, iron and fats helps improve hair health. You can consume foods such as walnuts, eggs, yoghurt, beans, fish and green leafy vegetables.

There are times when our body is unable to get the required nutrients. A lack of these essential nutrients can cause hair fall, thinning and other issues. Adding a supplement would help, however, ensure to check with your doctor or physician before self medicating.

2. Address Stress & Medical Issues

Women who are new mothers, menopausal or have thyroid imbalance usually face hair loss. Stress is another issue that leads to hair breakage and other health issues. Talk to your doctor as they can provide the proper treatment and advise as per your condition. 

3. Using the Right Hair Products 

  • Serums are a great option to add volume to your thin hair. They consist of ingredients that add moisture and volume to your hair. Look for hair serums that contain vitamin e, jojoba oil, almond oil and other plant extracts. 
  • While buying shampoo and conditioners, choose the ones that mention “for thick hair” or “for voluminous hair”. It would mean that these products will not weigh your hair down. It will help maintain volume and bounce. Do look for ingredients like vitamin e, biotin, linseed oil, zinc and various others. 

4. Try Hair Masks For Thick Hair

a. Coconut oil, shikakai powder & gooseberry (Amla)

Take two tablespoons of coconut oil and add one tablespoon of shikakai powder as well as gooseberry (amla) to it. Boil the mixture and later strain it. Massage the oil on your scalp gently and leave it for an hour or two. Wash with a mild shampoo and conditioner. Coconut oil makes hair moisturised, shikakai strengthens hair roots, and gooseberries promote hair growth. 

b. Olive oil & banana mask

Banana contains a mineral known as silica which helps create collagen that can make hair stronger and thicker. On the other hand, olive oil is rich in omega3 acids and other nutrients that turn hair soft and thick. Create a hair mask by taking one banana and one tablespoon of olive oil. Apply it to your hair and leave it for about 30 minutes. It is a great deep-conditioning mask.

c. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is an ingredient widely used globally due to its massive benefits to hair. It is quite a common sight to see it grow in Indian homes. Aloe vera has a gel-like substance within its stem. Cut the stem and use the gel on your hair. 

d. Egg mask

Eggs are an excellent source of protein and can be used as a hair mask to make them strong, thick and shiny. Human hair comprises a protein known as keratin. Thus, using protein-rich hair masks is beneficial. 

5. Maintain a Good Hair Wash Routine 

You might feel that what’s there to learn in washing hair? There’s hardly anything new to discover. Washing hair might seem like a simple thing that we pay zero attention to. Though, this simple process can be a huge factor to get hair that is thick and healthy. Not washing hair properly and using chemical dyes can lead to product build-up. In the long run, it can damage our hair and cause hair loss. Follow the given below tips:

  • Be gentle while massaging shampoo or applying conditioner, 
  • Avoid using hot water to shampoo your hair.
  • Remember to dilute your shampoo in water.
  • Apply and wash thoroughly; if required, wash it again, the second time.
  • Use a conditioner only on your hair ends. Avoid applying it to the scalp.  
  • Try not to rub your hair vigorously while drying it. You can use a clean cotton T-shirt or microfibre towel to dry your hair.
  • Those who do prefer can use a serum to finish the process. It removes tangles, adds shine and smoothness to hair.

6. Minimise Heat Styling Your Hair

Blow drying, straightening, and various other methods of heat styling lead to dry and brittle hair. If you face the same issue and heat style your hair quite often, it would be better to avoid it as much as you can. Always use a heat protectant spray and hair products that hydrate as well as nourish your hair. 

7. Use Oils to Get Thick Hair

Oiling hair has been a part of our culture for a pretty long time. You can try using oils such as coconut oil, castor oil, almond oil and other oils as part of your hair care routine to enjoy the benefits. These oils are rich in nutrients such as Vitamin E, B, C and omega 3 acids etc., that make your hair lustrous, smooth and thick. 

Summing Up

There is no secret ingredient to make hair appear thicker and healthier instantly. You have to be patient and follow the methods/tips. It’s easy to fall prey to what we see around us and dislike our hair if it doesn’t match up to those standards. The things we see in movies or magazines are most of the time thanks to technology. Every hair type is beautiful the way it is. If you experience sudden hair loss or any allergy, it is better to seek help from a dermatologist to ensure safety.

Disclaimer

The natural remedies mentioned in the blog are the widely popular ones. It is in no way a substitute for medical advice, treatment or diagnosis. Avoid using these if you have sensitive skin or are prone to allergies. 

Before trying any natural remedy, always test a small quantity on your skin to check for any adverse reactions or allergy to any particular ingredient. In case of emergency or any reaction, immediately connect with a doctor who can offer the right treatment. 

FAQs

  1. How to grow hair thicker and faster? 

We wish we could agree to that, but unfortunately, there is no way to get thick hair quickly. You will have to give your hair some patience and care. Here are some tips that can help you in the journey.

  • Show a lot of love to your hair. Be gentle while combing or styling. 
  • Eat foods that provide nutrients such as iron, protein, vitamins and minerals etc.
  • Don’t overwash your hair, and select hair products that are suitable for you. 
  • Stay away from heat styling tools.
  • You can create hair masks or try different oils to make hair grow thicker and faster. 
  1. How to thicken hair naturally? 

For those looking for natural ways to get thick hair, you can try using the following.

  • Egg & olive oil hair mask
  • Aloe vera gel as a hair mask
  • Coconut oil
  • Banana & coconut milk hair mask

Though you need to be cautious that you shouldn’t be allergic to any of the ingredients. It would be advisable to reach out to a dermatologist who can examine your hair, and suggest the right treatment. 

  1. What to eat to get thick hair?

Various food items help in hair growth and turn them healthy. You can include eggs, spinach, fatty fish, nuts, lentils, fruits and green leafy vegetables etc. These are rich in essential nutrients like iron, zinc, magnesium, protein etc., that can make your hair strong and thick. 

  1. What herbs help grow hair thick?

Herbs that help grow hair thick are fenugreek (methi), gooseberry (amla), aloe vera, curry leaves, brahmi, bhringraj etc. 

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Chaitali Nayak

Chaitali Nayak

A writer and a skincare fanatic, Chaitali believes that words and kindness can transform the world. She has a master’s degree in Advertising & Public Relations and has worked for various advertising agencies and digital marketing firms. With the help of expert dermatologists at CureSkin, she works towards creating content that helps eliminate misinformation related to skincare. The aim is to educate yet bring something exciting and new every time for the readers. When not busy writing, you can find her talking to her plants, eating, drawing or watching movies.
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