Get Strong Hair With These Easy to Follow Tips

How to Get Strong Hair

With everything that our hair goes through daily, it’s bound to become weak. Be it pollution, stress, styling, treatments and whatnot. Honestly, most of us are also guilty of taking our hair for granted. If you are on the same boat, let’s sail together and find out how to get strong hair and things you need to do.

What are the Reasons that Lead to Weak Hair? 

  • Lack of hair nourishing nutrients
  • Genetics
  • Medical conditions
  • Chemical processing (hair colouring and treatments)
  • Medications
  • Hormonal Imbalance
  • Heat Styling(straightening, blow-drying and curling)

Let’s look at some of the symptoms (signs) to identify weak hair

  • You are facing excess hair fall
  • Your hair is dull and frizzy
  • It appears rough and dry
  • You are experiencing a lot of tangles
  • Hair Thinning and split ends

What Are the Ways to Strengthen Hair Roots?

Not Just Heart, Listen to Your Hair Too

You don’t have to take your ears closer to your hair strands. All you need to do is notice the way your hair responds to products, routines and ingredients. You’ll realise that it also gives out signs that can help you understand your hair better. 

Every hair type has its distinct style and characteristic. Once you are aware, it will become easier to maintain healthy and stronger hair. 

Pay Attention To What You Eat

Start eating food that your hair loves. Healthy food habits contribute to strong, long and thick hair. You can include iron, protein, Omega-3 and Vitamins E, A and C in your diet. Consume food items such as pomegranate, carrots, eggs, walnut, lentils, fish and almonds. Reach out to a doctor who can educate you regarding the correct quantity and other food items for your hair. 

Visit a Dermatologist

Dermatologists are experts who can help us explain our hair condition and type in detail. Suppose there are any underlying medical conditions and other issues causing weak hair; it can be taken care of by the doctor. They can suggest the right products and treatment that’s appropriate for you. 

Check Your Stress Levels To Get Strong Hair

Stress can affect not just the body but even hair. In the present scenario, there’s no way to escape stress. Try and minimise your stress levels. Take out some time to rest and do things that bring you joy. Once the stress levels decrease, you can notice your hair getting back to its good old days. 

Avoid Tight Hairstyles

Tight buns and other hairstyles put a lot of pressure on your scalp and hair. Over time, your hair roots start becoming weak. Not that you should entirely stop trying new hairstyles, but better to avoid them as much as you can. You can change your hair parting or opt for a loose hairstyle too. 

Go for Deep Conditioning Treatments

A Healthy and hydrated scalp is the key to strong hair. Deep conditioning treatments can moisturise and repair your hair. Do include them in your hair care routine. 

Oiling Can Give You Strong Hair

Regular oiling can help enhance blood flow in the scalp making hair healthy and strong. You can try oils such as coconut oil, almond oil, castor oil, olive oil and jojoba oil. Choose oils for your hair based on hair type and need. If you are trying any oil for the first time, do not forget to take a patch test to check for allergy or adverse reactions. 

Stay Away From Harsh Weather Conditions

As hair gets overexposed to rain, wind and scorching sun, it weakens. Either minimise your time or stay away from these harsh conditions.

Hair Masks to Strengthen Hair Roots

Coconut Milk Hair Mask

Coconut is rich in nutrients that fix hair damage and hydrate them. Take about 1 cup of coconut milk and apply it to your roots as well as hair strands. Leave your hair to dry, and then wash with a mild shampoo. 

Onion Hair Mask

Onion is known to help in hair regrowth and damage. Take an onion and remove the outer layers. Now, either grate it or put it in a blender. With the help of a strainer, squeeze the pulp and extract the juice. You can increase the quantity of onion based on your hair length. Gently apply the onion juice to your scalp and hair. Leave it for around 30-40 minutes and rinse later. 

Fenugreek Hair Mask

It is rich in protein and lecithin that strengthens hair roots and treats dandruff too. Take 1 tablespoon fenugreek (methi), 4 tablespoons of curd and 2 teaspoon curry leaf juice. Make a fine paste and gently apply it to your scalp and hair. Leave it for about an hour and wash your hair thoroughly later. 

It’s a Wrap

As you start to care for your hair, it turns healthy and lustrous. Though, you need to figure out the cause behind weak hair and work towards it. If required, do not hesitate to seek medical help. At times, weak hair could be due to underlying health conditions. Only a doctor can guide us with the proper treatment and medications. A little care, effort and love can go a long way in achieving beautiful and strong hair.


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. 


  1. What makes hair weak and brittle?

Various reasons make hair brittle and weak. Some of them are listed below. 

  • Poor Nutrition
  • Pollution
  • UV rays
  • Medical Conditions
  • Hair Colouring & Chemical Treatments

It would be better to talk to a doctor to get to know the root cause and treatment. 

  1. Which vitamins are good for hair breakage?

Vitamins C, A, D and E are excellent to prevent hair breakage. Apart from this, you can consume a diet consisting of iron, protein and zinc etc. 

  1. Does hair growth turn slower with age?

Ageing affects our bodies as well as hair. As we turn old, hair growth starts decreasing. You can also experience hair fall, thinning, baldness and grey hair. 

  1. Does drinking water help reduce hair fall?

Drinking water doesn’t make hair Rapunzel-like, but it surely hydrates it and regulates the circulatory system. Hence, helping nourish your hair follicles and stimulating hair growth. Lack of water will make your hair dry, brittle and slow down hair growth.



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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.