If you are naturally denied of that thick mop of hair many are blessed with or are on a downward journey of losing your precious curls recently, don’t worry! There are several ways to not only make your hair appear thicker, but also to let it grow to get a healthy, hair-filled pate.
How to make thin hair look thicker
- Wash frequently – Washing not only gets the grease and dirt out of the hair but also helps give the hair a thicker look.
Just remember not to use water too hot as that would only dry out the hair and scalp. Go for tepid or lukewarm water.
- Use a hair-dryer – Use it in an angle that blows the hair up and away from the scalp, so it looks thicker. Use your fingers or a wide-toothed comb to help you in this regard. Make sure to use it on a moderate setting, lest you want to damage your hair further.
- Change the parting – If you have been parting your hair on one side for any length of time, it’s time for you to change it up. This helps to lift the hair away from the scalp, lending a thicker appearance, while also letting the hair breathe some life into itself.
- Comb as much – This may sound odd, but combing your hair, in addition to making it look organized, actually weakens it, leading to breakage in no time. Running your fingers through your hair will also give off the illusion of thicker hair while saving you from the combing atrocities.
Go for wide bristled combs instead of the narrow ones to minimize the chances of damage. Never comb wet hair, as it is at its weakest when wet.
- Rub your hair vigorously – Avoid rubbing your hair with too much oomph when drying with a towel. Instead, go for soft pat-downs, as this will serve both the purposes of drying your hair while making sure that it is not damaged in the process.
How to make your hair grow thicker and fuller naturally
There’s a difference between the hair appearing thicker, and your hair actually being thicker. Here are a few ways to get thicker hair quickly:
- Egg therapy – Take an egg, beat well and apply on your wet hair, leaving it on for 10 minutes. Rinse it off with tepid water.
- Aloe Vera – Rub aloe vera gel into the scalp and leave it on for 25-30 minutes. Rinse off.
- Fenugreek seeds – If you have dandruff issues, fenugreek, or methi seeds can take care of that as well. Soak some seeds in water overnight, and make it into a paste in the morning to apply to your hair, leaving on for 30 minutes before rinsing off.
- Coconut oil – Rub some coconut oil into your hair, gently massaging the scalp with the tip of your fingers. Once done, wash the hair with lukewarm water. The same can be done using olive oil as well.
- Thickening hair products – Shampoos, hair sprays, and conditioners with special polymers, help buff up the hair streaks; these can be used to help the hair look thicker, and become thicker in a course of time.
Tips and lifestyle changes
- Stop Smoking – Several researches have come up with a link between smoking and hair loss, to the tune that it damages the blood vessels at the base of hair follicles, or the DNA in the follicles themselves.
- Protect the head – Sunlight, cold weather, and pollution all have a damaging effect on hair, making it more liable to shed. Use a cap or hat for protection.
- Stress less – Stress releases the hormone DHT 1 which aids in hair-loss. Meditate to alleviate stress. Cardio workouts in the morning also help you feel good through the day.
- Minimize alcohol intake – Alcohol increases estrogen levels in the body, and decreases zinc, both of which play an important role in hair loss. Consequently, cut down on your alcohol consumption to retain a pate full of thick hair.
You may also try a few special haircuts if your hair is thinning too rapidly, rendering the above tips useless. Hair fall is a problem that might call for medical attention on the long run.