Six natural ways to get thicker hair

Who doesn’t love having beautiful, luscious locks? Unfortunately, exposure to pollution, use of chemical products, and poor nutrition and lifestyle choices can lead to thinning hair.

There are lots of quick-fix solutions available online but they are often not sustainable. Styling hacks, extensions, and plenty of suspect products claim that they can fix the issue of thinning hair permanently, but you cannot rely on them all the time.

However, there are a few natural and sustainable ways that can help your hair get thicker. In this article we explore six of them.

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1) Coconut oil

Coconut oil is widely used for good hair health and thickness as it can reduce the loss of protein from damaged air. Coconut oil can penetrate the hair shaft and reduce the loss of hair. It contains fatty acids that condition your hair, and removes dryness and dandruff along with keeping your follicles hydrated.

Coconut oil has UV filters that keep your hair protected from the damages caused by sun rays. It is recommended to take two tablespoons of coconut oil and massage your scalp with it. You can leave it on for about two hours and wash it off using shampoo. Consider doing this at least once a week.

2) Olive oil

Olive oil is rich in omega3 fatty acids and other nutrients that are essential for hair and overall health. The monounsaturated fatty acids that are in olive oil strengthens the roots of your hair. When applied to the scalp, it minimizes dandruff and hair fall thereby promoting thicker hair. 

To apply, heat the olive oil to body temperature and use your hands to massage it into your scalp gently. You can leave it for about an hour and wash it off using shampoo. This should make your hair smooth and thick.

3) Balanced nutrition

Well-balanced nutrition is important for hair and overall health. Healthy fats and protein are two macronutrients that can help your hair get thicker and darker. 

Eat foods that are rich in protein, like eggs, meat, beans, and nuts, etc. Foods like yogurt which has healthy fatty acids that can also help your hair become smooth and thick. 

4) Gooseberry

Gooseberry, also known as amla, has a proliferative impact on dermal papilla cells that are present in your hair follicles. It promotes the growth of your hair and makes it thicker. It contains loads of antioxidants and vitamin c. Use gooseberry oil to prevent hair from free radicals, split ends, and hair loss.

Take some amla and massage it onto your scalp. Leave it for around one hour and then you can wash it off with a shampoo. Do this at least once a week.

5) Eggs

Eggs are popular because of their rich protein content. They are also rich in nutrients that help in making your hair thicker and stronger. As well as adding eggs to your diet, you can also apply them to your hair to make it thicker. 

Apply raw eggs (one or two) to your scalp and let them settle for at least half an hour before rinsing out with warm water and mild shampoo. You can do this once a week.

6) Green tea

Green tea is rich in polyphenols, which can help you enjoy thicker and stronger hair. It contains bioactive compounds that can have a proliferate effect on dermal papilla cells which can diminish hair loss. However, avoid drinking green tea if you are intolerant to caffeine or taking stimulants and blood thinners. 

Alternatively, you can wash your scalp using green tea which will destroy bacterial parasites. Do this once a week and also consider having green tea daily to see better results.

Can these tips thicken your hair?

Natural remedies take time to show visible results, so consider doing these remedies regularly. However, make sure that you check if you are allergic to any product before using it.

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