How to Naturally Thicken Your Hair

If you’re blessed with thick, bouncy, beautiful locks, then this post is not for you. If your hair lies flat on your head and is see-through thin, then you’re in the right place. Thin hair can be a natural occurrence (your mamma gave it to you) or it could be due to some environmental factors (stress, vitamin deficiency, poor diet, hormone imbalance). Once you figure out the culprit, you can think about adding one of the following to your beauty regimen for thicker hair.

4 Tips for Thicker Hair

1) Aloe vera

Aloe vera – the lily of the desert – has a lot to offer fine-haired people. It contains a thick, gelatinous inner core that provides an array of nutrients for the hair and body. It’s been a long time healer of skin issues like sunburn. Flashback to summer of ‘84 when you got that lobster burn on the beaches of Florida. Its healing effects extend beyond the rapidly growing cells of the skin to the hair follicle and shafts too. You can expect aloe to help soothe an itchy scalp, promote hair growth, and strengthen strands.

How to Use:

  • 4 Tbsp aloe vera
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 4 Tbsp water

Increase amounts based on the length of your hair. Mix ingredients together in a bowl and apply to scalp and hair. Leave in hair for 15 to 30 minutes. Then rinse. Be sure to use pure aloe vera. Do not use aloe vera with added water, fragrance, or other chemical additives.

2) Rosemary Oil

Rosemary oil offers a refreshing approach to thickening hair. The oil is believed to help promote cellular metabolism as well as improved circulation, which stimulates hair growth. The more hair you have on your head the thicker your hair will be.

How to Use:

  • 1/4 cup of carrier oil (like coconut oil, jojoba or olive oil)
  • 10 drops Rosemary essential oil

Mix ingredients in a bowl and massage onto scalp. Feel free to use less carrier oil if you’d like. You can leave in the oil overnight and rinse in the morning.

3) Supplement

One of the biggest reasons people experience hair loss is due to inadequate nutrition. And instead of dousing your hair in chemicals, consider nourishing your body first. Essential fatty acids (omega 3 and 6) play a huge role in the health of your skin and hair. In a study of 120 women over a six month period, women who supplemented with omega 3 and 6 noticed an increase in the density of their hair. In other words, their hair got thicker.

If you’re not a fan of taking pills, then get your omegas from food sources like seeds and nuts. Flaxseeds are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals for whole body nutrition, and they also contain the essential fatty acids necessary for thicker hair.

4) Castor Oil

This age-old remedy for thinning hair remains one of the best ways to thicken your locks. Some proponents claim you can experience 3-5 times the normal rate of hair growth with regular application.

How to Use:

  • 3 Tbsp castor oil
  • 1 Tbsp jojoba oil

Mix together and apply to hair from scalp down. Allow the oil to sit overnight for max absorption. Rinse the next morning. You may need to do more than one rinse to remove the oil, so don’t be surprised if it doesn’t come out the first time. Do this twice a week for the best results.

 

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74 comments

Peggy B
Peggy Babout a month ago

Interesting.

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Peggy B
Peggy Babout a month ago

TYFS

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Renata B
Renata B1 months ago

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Renata B
Renata B1 months ago

Thank you.

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Elle D2 months ago

TThis is a purr gift of knowledge here. I tease my husband, my son & I about his hair loss thru the yrs. & now I'm in the same boat.
SOOO I thank you!!!!

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Amanda M
Amanda M2 months ago

My older daughter already uses castor oil on her hair-she inherited my husband's fine and curly hair, and its propensity for frizzing at the slightest provocation is driving her CRAZY. My younger daughter has it even worse-hers is fine and seriously curly like my husband's, but at the same time it's THICK like mine. I can't wait until she hits her teen years and is cussing it out every morning when it won't behave!

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Roberto M
Roberto MARINI2 months ago

thank you for this interesting article, Paula

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Leanne K
Leanne K2 months ago

I always assumed you had the hair you got, more or less so this is good news. Thanks Care2

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Ingrid A
Ingrid A2 months ago

Thanks

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Chad Anderson
Chad Anderson2 months ago

Thank you.

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