Having thick, luscious, long hair is one thing that most women dream of having. Our hair is our crowning glory, and we go the extra mile to make sure it looks good. Sometimes trying to find the right products and practices that actually help us to get that health and thickness can prove to be outside our limits.
A lot of women suffer hair loss from using different styles and techniques, and I want to talk about some things that you can do and avoid to get your hair to the thickness that you desire. Here are some ways that you can get thicker hair naturally:
- Use less heat.
This plays a major role in getting thicker hair because the more you flat-iron or curl your hair, the thinner it gets. Have you ever heard that crackling sound when you pass that flat-iron over your hair? That’s the sound of heat frying and breaking your hair. So the more you do that, the less hair you will have on your head. I am not saying you shouldn’t use heat at all on your hair, but you should limit you usage it if you want thicker hair.
2. Use castor oil in your regimen.
Castor oil is very thick, probably the thickest oil on the market, but it has great benefits. Castor oil contains ricinoleic acid and omega-6 fatty acids which can accelerate blood circulation thus increasing hair stimulation and growth. It also has proteins, vitamin E, and minerals which works wonders for thinning hair. You can incorporate this into your regimen to help grow your hair out and also to combat thinness.
I would recommend using castor oil 2-3 times per week on your scalp. This treatment actually take time to work so don’t expect that it will change over night. Have some patience and your hard work will pay off.
How to apply.
- Put 2 oz castor oil, peppermint and rosemary essential oils (3 drops of each) in an applicator bottle.
- Heat some water in a pot or in the microwave (using a microwavable container).
- Place the applicator bottle in the water for 2-3 minutes or until it warms up.
- Apply lightly to your scalp and massage it in for 5-10 minutes.
You have the choice of leaving it in until your next wash day or just washing it out the next morning because castor oil is quite thick. If you decide to wash it out the next day then I would recommend doing this process before bed and applying a plastic cap on your hair to trap the oil and heat in. This allows the oil to penetrate the hair and scalp better, and it also moisturizes the hair.
3. Chop those damaged ends off.
Chopping your damaged ends off will not only make your hair look thicker right away, but it will help to prevent further breakage. Removing thin, dead ends will automatically give your hair that thicker look ,and it will also give your hair the chance to grow healthier which will ultimately lead to thicker hair. The damage will travel up the hair strand if left unchecked and cause you to have thin lifeless hair, so please get rid of them.
B-vitamins are referred to as hair vitamins especially biotin. Biotin is believed to promote hair growth, thick hair, great nails and skin, but I would suggest checking with a physician before you attempt to change anything about your diet/supplementation.
5. Eat a healthy diet.
Trying to use products to get longer thicker is good, but essentially hair growth starts internally. There is no magic product on the market that’s going to get you thicker hair in a day so make sure you are taking care of your body to get all the nutrients it takes to promote healthy hair.
6. Low manipulation.
Stay out of your hair when you can if you want thicker, healthier hair. Combing and styling your hair daily takes a toll on your strands, and it causes breakage which if done enough will lead to thinning hair. Try to incorporate some protective and low manipulation styles into your regimen to reduce how much you touch you hair.
7. Vitamin Deficiency.
Check with your doctor to find out if you have any vitamin deficiencies because believe it or not this contributes to the thickness of your hair. I was recently diagnosed with anemia (iron deficiency), and I did some research and found out that this actually causes thin hair. My hair had gotten very dry, and was starting to thin at the ends before I found out about being iron deficient. After I stared eating more iron rich foods and taking iron supplements I saw a difference in my hair.
8.Stimulate your scalp.
Massaging your scalp can do wonders for your hair. It stimulates blood flow to the scalp that ultimately leads to quicker hair growth. When I do my massages I use an oil on my scalp to further promote a healthy scalp and hair growth.
I warm up 2 oz of olive oil, coconut oil, and 5 drops of peppermint oil in an applicator bottle and apply it to my scalp. I massage my scalp for 5-10 mins, and I do this 2-3 times per week. You can choose how frequently you do this, but I would recommend 2-3 times per week.
9. Manage your stress
Stress is the devil especially when it comes to growing hair. High stress levels can cause hair loss and make it very difficult to reach your hair goal length and thickness. Stress cannot be totally eliminated ,but try your best to reduce you stress by using exercise, music therapy, and yoga.
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