How to make hair thicker
Whether it is due to thinning hair over time or hair loss as we get older, we probably all want to have thick, lush hair. There are many ways to improve hair volume and make it thicker, including using special shampoos and going to the salon for treatments, among others.
Treating your hair
Wash your hair 2 to 3 times a week. It is only natural to keep your hair hygienic, but washing your hair too often can make it less. Every time you wash your hair, you wash away the oil and nutrients secreted by your scalp, which can make your hair weak and damaged over time. So wash your hair as little as possible.
If you have fine hair, or if you exercise or sweat a lot, you may need to wash your hair every day. In other cases it’s best to wash your hair every other day or two days later.
Hydrate your hair with conditioner after each wash.
Use a sulfate-free shampoo. Most shampoos and conditioners contain sulfates, a powerful cleansing ingredient. It can damage hair and dry it out. When choosing a shampoo, avoid products that contain sulfates, such as lauryl sulfate, sodium sulfate, or ammonium lauryl sulfate. These ingredients are sometimes abbreviated as SLS or ALS.
Use shampoos made from natural ingredients such as echinacea, coconut milk, argan oil, marula or jojoba oil. Whether you have dry, oily, curly or damaged hair, choose the right shampoo for your hair type.
Use pomade powder when your hair is oily. Greasy hair tends to look thinner. Reducing the frequency of washing your hair will naturally bring such troubles. To prevent this problem, buy a bottle of pomade powder. Shake it well before use, and then spray an appropriate amount of volumizing powder on the roots of the hair at a distance of 20 to 25 cm from the scalp.
Just like picking a normal shampoo, the volumizing powder should also be picked according to your hair type.
If your hair color is darker, choose a darker colored pomade powder. This way, your hair will not turn white after spraying the powder.
Don’t overheat your hair. Don’t use a hair dryer, clipboard or curling iron if you can. These devices can burn the ends of your hair and cause problems such as split ends or damage, but can make your hair look less. If you have to heat your hair in order to style it, spray it with a little anti-burn spray first and heat it up at most once a week.
Let your hair dry naturally, and wait until a special day to use your blow dryer!
If you don’t like the look of your hair drying naturally, apply a little anti-frizz product to wet hair. This will make your hair smoother when it dries.
Set the device to the lowest setting appropriate for your hair type. Fine, soft hair is just right at 93 degrees, while coarse, hard hair may want about 177 degrees.
Stay away from harsh hair dyes. Dyeing your hair is new and fun, but certain bleaches and other chemicals can dry out your hair, and when combined with the use of some styling tools, your hair can suffer even more serious damage. So don’t use these harsh chemicals on your hair.
If you really want to change the color of your hair, use some natural methods to fade or color your hair. You can try going vegan, or using a semi-permanent hair dye that is less damaging to your hair.
Comb the ends of your hair first, then the roots. Regular combing is good for hair health, but the wrong way can cause damage. Use a wide-toothed plastic comb to untangle tangled hair, not a bristle brush in this case. Comb the ends of the hair first, and then slowly clean the top of the hair. After clearing the hair, use a bristle brush to comb the hair from top to bottom. This way the natural oils secreted on the scalp can be applied to the ends of the hair.
Do not comb wet hair, as this is when it is most fragile and susceptible to damage.
Combing the hair once a day will coat the scalp with natural oils and stimulate the scalp.
Make a protein hair mask that strengthens your hair. Hair is made up of keratin, which is also found in eggs. Therefore, hair masks made from eggs are good for strengthening hair strands. Take 1 or 2 egg whites depending on the length of your hair, add one tablespoon (15 ml) of fresh aloe vera gel and mix thoroughly. Apply the homemade hair mask well to the hair and leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse the mask with warm water.
Applying protein to your hair too often can instead make it more fragile, so a hair mask once or twice a month is sufficient.
Apply coumarin to your hair for thicker strands. Not only are coumarin seeds good for your health, they also inhibit and reduce dandruff and increase hair volume. Soak 2 tablespoons (22.2 g) of coumarin seeds in water for 8 to 10 hours, then puree the soaked seeds in a blender. Apply the blended coumarin paste to the hair and let it sit for 30 minutes, then finally rinse it off with the water in which the coumarin seeds were soaked.
Coumarin seeds are also known as fenugreek seeds, which you can buy at health food stores or online.
Stimulate the scalp with a warm oil massage. Natural essential oils, especially olive oil, coconut oil, and jojoba oil, strengthen hair and promote hair growth. Massaging the scalp stimulates the hair follicles and helps with hair growth. Take 1⁄4-1⁄2 cup (59-118 mL) of your favorite blend of essential oils, heat it to the right temperature, and massage it into your scalp. You can massage the oil for 30 to 60 minutes and then rinse it off, or you can dispense with the rinsing process as appropriate.
To avoid burning yourself, place the container with the essential oils in a bowl with hot water for 3 minutes.
Make a fruit hair mask to replenish your hair with vitamins. The nutrients and antioxidants in fruits are not only edible, but they can also make your hair lush and shiny. Mix half an avocado and half a banana crushed into a tablespoon (6 grams) of grated orange peel for a fresh fruit hair mask. Wrap your entire head with the fruit hair mask and wash with water after 20 to 30 minutes, then shampoo and conditioner your hair as usual.
Change your habits
Eat foods rich in protein, zinc and vitamins B, C, D and E. These nutrients strengthen hair follicles and promote hair growth. Overall, for thicker hair, you’ll want to eat more fresh fruits, vegetables, plant seeds and whole grains.
Foods that make hair strong include walnuts, eggs, spinach, flaxseed, lentils and blueberries.
Try to relieve stress. Stress can cause hair loss, and that’s not just talk. Suddenly less hair can be the result of stress, and you may be totally unaware of it. Minimizing stress can go a long way to improving hair health. Take the time to think about what stresses you out the most, and then figure out if you can stay away from the stressor or learn some new ways to cope with it.
You can’t always eliminate stress, but you can change the way you cope with it. When you’re stressed, try practicing relaxing exercises like deep breathing, running, yoga, or meditation.
Try to shift your attention and focus on the situation you are currently in and don’t worry about what you can’t change for a while.
Some situations may require you to completely remove yourself from the stressor. For example, if you’ve been under a lot of stress for a long time because of your job, then you might want to consider changing jobs. If you have people in your life who are stressing you out, you might want to stay away from them for a while.
Take hair growth supplements if you are not getting enough nutrition. Getting all the nutrients you need for hair growth is not always easy, and taking the right nutritional supplements can solve this problem. Take a multivitamin tablet containing iron, vitamin B, zinc and protein once a day. Take it for a few months and I believe you will slowly see a shiny, thick head of hair.
Other hair-friendly supplements may also contain ingredients such as biotin, niacin, amino acids and collagen.
If you have sudden hair loss, see if it is caused by side effects of medication. Some medications that trigger hormonal changes can also cause hair loss. Birth control pills are the most likely medication to cause hair loss, but any prescription medication that causes changes in hormone levels can cause hair loss. Ask your doctor if there is a medication that can replace the medication for hair loss.
Get a layered haircut to make your hair look more voluminous. While you can’t change your genes, you can pull some tricks to make your hair look thicker. Have your hairstylist do a haircut that works for you to add volume and thickness to your hair. Get your hair trimmed every 6 to 8 weeks to make it look full and neat.
Add layers to your hair to give it more fullness. This is especially useful for straight hair.
If you’re bold enough, try bangs. With bangs, the rest of your hair will look longer.
Add volume to your hair with highlighting. Highlighting can make hair appear more defined and therefore fuller. However, over bleaching your hair can cause damage, so choose a more natural hair color or have your hairdresser use a semi-permanent hair dye.
Add volume through hair extensions. Hair extensions are real or artificial hair that is attached to your own hair. The new extensions are usually held in place with a leather band, glue, or clips. Hair extensions not only make hair longer and more voluminous, but also add color to the hair. However, because hair extensions can cause damage, they are not an ideal option for thinning or severely damaged hair.
As hair grows naturally, those held in place with glue or stitches need to be replaced every 3 months. Each hair extension ranges from about a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars.
Hair extensions that are renewed with clips need to be taken down every night. They are inexpensive, but they also distort a lot.
Take serious measures
Save moderate hair loss with a baldness treatment. If you have severe hair loss, go to your local pharmacy and buy an over-the-counter hair regrowth agent, or have your doctor prescribe it. Applying a hair regrowth agent daily can also make bald or thinning hair grow back.
Strictly follow all the precautions in the instructions, for example, pregnant women should not be exposed to hair growth agents used by men.
Permanent hair loss is treated by hair transplantation. People with particularly thinning hair or baldness may consider hair transplants. A hair transplant is a surgical procedure for hair loss that involves transplanting hair from another part of the body to the balding area. Ask your doctor if hair transplants are safe and trustworthy for you.
Hair transplants are more suitable for men, but women may also consider them.
Spend some money on a laser comb and treat your hair loss at home. The laser comb is not as highbrow as it sounds, and this fairly new invention actually just uses a laser to stimulate hair growth. You simply turn on the power to the comb and then slowly comb through your scalp. A good set of laser combs costs at least a thousand dollars, but since you can do it yourself at home, it’s still a great option compared to more expensive treatments like surgery.
Laser treatment works best with other treatments.
Try keratin treatments to boost hair volume and promote hair growth. Most high-end salons have keratin treatments, which not only promote hair growth for thicker, softer, shinier hair, but also smooth out frizz.
Be aware, however, that keratin treatments may be exposed to formaldehyde.
Rates vary from salon to salon, but a treatment will probably cost several hundred dollars.
Don’t wear a ponytail every day or you may cause tension in your hair and cause damage.
Sudden hair loss that is not caused by age needs to be asked to a doctor, it may be a sign of some health problem.
Read carefully and pay attention to the side effects of over-the-counter hair growth medications. Ask your pharmacist or doctor immediately if you have any problems or questions.
To be on the safe side, consult your doctor before taking any medications and vitamin supplements.