I am presenting you an ultimate guide on how to make your hair thicker and fuller naturally fast.After applying the home remedies mentioned here, now you will able to get rid of hair thinning issue forever.
Hair, for most women, is much more than just a bundle of fiber tied to their head. Whether they are long, short, bouncy or sleek, it is an expression of their personality and style.
Have you ever wondered why a day with bad hair makes you feel horrible or why hair loss is the worst sight to face every morning in the mirror?
The answer to these questions is simple.
Deep down you know that your hair is a part of your self-image. A day when your hair feels soft, shiny and bouncy, you automatically feel self-confident.Even men feel little confidence due to the bald patches and problems related to hair thinning.
Once you start getting these bald patches and lesser hair on the head then you tend to refrain from attending social gatherings.Even it makes you look old at a very less age.No worries, these home remedies will help you to increase hair volume.
When a bad hair day can leave you with a bad mood, then how is it possible to live with your thinning hair?While you may think thinning of hair is generally seen in men then you need to check the facts, women make 40% of such population.
Now you may think of getting medicines, laser devices, hair transplants to make your hair grow thicker.These contemporary ways are either too expensive or they come along with side effects and sometimes both.
You have a far better option and that is to opt for home remedies which can give you beautiful hair naturally without any side effects. Moreover, it won’t be a burden on your pocket also.
All you need is patience and slight pampering of your hair. The best part of these natural treatments is that it works for both men and women.We all have different types of hair depending on our genetic nature, the climate of the place we live in and the food we consume.You can suffer from the problem of hair loss at some stages in your life.Thinning of hair is something which cannot be fully avoidable.
Still by using some home remedies you can increase hair volume and length.The most important thing to keep your hair free from hair loss is to avoid any usage of chemical products.
Hair Thinning Pattern
Hair Birth Cycle
Constituent of Hair
Hair Growth Patterns
Main Causes Of Thinning
Natural and Home Remedies For thinning Hair
Diet and Lifestyle
Vitamins & Minerals To Grow Thicker Hair
Hair Thinning Pattern
Every other person can have a different pattern of thinning hair. Some may see it thinning all over and some may see their receding hairline from the center part of their scalp which widens over time.
But the worst case of all is the bald patches at the crown of your head.
Hair Birth Cycle
Each strand of our hair is attached to the scalp by a follicle. There are between 1,00,000 and 3,50,000 hair glands on our scalp.Each of this gland grows its hair for an average of three years.Then growth stops for approximately three months and shed off.Then a new hair begins to grow. This pattern of growth followed by the rest period varies significantly from person to person.It is determined by their age, health and diet.
Constituent of Hair
The prime constituent of our hair is a protein called keratin.This same protein also makes our nails and other outer protective layers of skin.
Each hair has three layers:
- The outer and protective layer of our hair known as the cuticle. The Cuticle is thin and colorless.
- Next is the cortex, which is a house of melanin. Melanin is responsible for our hair color.
- And last is the innermost layer, the medulla which reflects light.
Straight and curly hair depend on the shape of your cortex. It is a proven fact that generally blondes have more strands of hair and the redheads have the least of them.
Hair Growth Patterns
The pattern of hair growth varies from person to person. It is determined by the age, sex, diet and type of climate the person lives in. The problem of hair loss is frequently found in people all over the world.
We all lose some strands during washing, combing or brushing our hair.If the rate at which we shed our hair & get our new hair is same, there is in no change in the volume of our hair.But if the hair loss increases, then in that case the volume of our hair is greatly affected resulting in major hair loss and thinning.
The cycle of our normal hair growth is determined by several factors such as exposure to chemicals, hormonal imbalance, mental pressure, lousy diet and regular medication.
Main Causes Of Thinning
Hair is probably the most important beauty feature and signs of their loss and thinning can take the hail out of you.To some of us it may seem vain to pay much attention to hair, but signs of thinning are the first signs of vitamin deficiency, poor nutrition, hormonal imbalance and excessive stress.
When you restore your hair to a full head of shiny, bouncy and healthy strands, then there are increased chances of having a vibrant health.We all shed hair every day and it is a natural process. The hair loss has a number of reasons and can happen at any stage of life, but when the hair loss becomes a worry, it becomes important to determine the cause of it.
The culprits of Hair loss:
1.Hair Products contain Toxic Chemicals
Shampoos are generally dominated by Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) which has a toxic effect on our immune system.It also corrodes the hair follicles and impedes the hair growth.It is one of the main causes of hair loss.
Over pampering of hair with hair dyes, relaxers and serums can also cause serious damage to your hair and scalp. The damage from these chemicals can only be healed when you give a halt to the usage of these products.
If you have to traumatic events like the death of a loved one, physical illness, major surgery, etc. can result in stress, which is a one the culprit of hair loss and hair thinning. Because this sort of stress shocks a large number of hair follicles, which are in resting phase and in turn results in their stop of production.
But this is not the phase when hair begins to shed, it’s when you start feeling better and you hair goes back into the growing phase and when the new hair comes up the old hair pushes themselves out.
You can follow some meditation to get relief for stress.
Deprivation of vitamins and nutrients, especially vitamin B and iron, damages your hair. If you take a diet rich in contents of fat, then you’ll get cholesterol plaque deposits resulting in thinning of the blood vessels that feed the hair follicle as the cholesterol deposits impedes the ability of your hair to get the maximum amount of oxygen and nutrients that it requires.
4.Hormones and Aging
The biggest reason of hair thinning is the wonky hormones. The sources include thyroid hormones, change in hormones due to pregnancy, consumption of birth control pills, and hormone therapy.
Women generally experience hair problems post pregnancy as they enter the stage of menopause.Pregnancy comes with a change in hormones. If you just had a baby and you are shedding your hair then it is not a big concern.
The length and thickness of hair are also affected by the genetic factor. If you have a long line of thin haired relatives and there is a high possibility for you to have thin hairs too.The thinning of hair is also determined by the age factor, as you age each hair strand gets smaller in its diameter hence affecting the overall volume of your hair.
Natural and Home Remedies For Thinning Hair
After studying the cause of thinning of your hair all you need to do is to take proper care of your hair. For this, you must opt for easy and simple home remedy techniques that are free from side effects instead of trying chemical based artificial products.
Natural Ways to Get Thicker Hair
1.Coconut Oil Massage for Thicker Hair
Have you ever wondered why your mom and your grandma have better hair than you and why they apply coconut oil to their hair? Asian women massage their hair with coconut oil because it contains vitamin E and other fatty acids which locks the moisture in hair and gives them the right amount of nutrient they need. It strengthens your hair from root to tip preventing them from thinning and breakage.
To get a thick and lustrous hair all you need is:
Coconut oil depending our the length of your hair
A bowl of warm water and a towel (not necessary)
- To use coconut oil you can either warm it or else you can use it as it is.Take some oil and rub between your palms.
- And apply it to your scalp first and massage it with your fingertips. Repeat it all over your scalp and feel the warmth of the oil.Then apply oil on the strands throughout the length of your hair.Keep on massaging the oil for 15-20 minutes.
- If you want to use the towel, then dip it in the warm water and discard the excess water.Remember the towel should not be hot, keep the warm towel on the head and leave it for about 30 minutes.And wash your hair.
2.Indian Gooseberry (Amla) for Thicker Hair
Amla is a rich source of vitamin C, flavonoids and anti-oxidants and eating them has many health benefits. They provide high amount of benefits to the scalp when you apply it. They also prevent the hair from premature graying. Amla oil is one of the most easy and simple oil to make.
DIY Technique Of Amla Oil:
All you need is-
- Amla powder- 250 g + 100 g
- 500 ml coconut oil
- Water- a little more than 4 liters
- A clean cloth to filter the oil.
Mix and boil 250 g of gooseberry powder with water.Keep on stirring it while it boils and put off the flame when only one liter of the original quantity remains.Now make a paste of the remaining 100 g of Amla powder by mixing it with some water.And add 500 ml of coconut oil to it.
Mix the previously done oil and the paste together and heat it on a medium flame. Keep on stirring them.Continue this till the water gets evaporated and you will see the oil separating from the muddy form of Indian gooseberry powder.
To check whether the water has evaporated or not you can take the prepared paste with a spoon and put it over the flame. If the mixture makes a short explosive or choking sound, then it means there is still water in it.
Now the Amla powder will form a hard crust separating the oil.The last step is to filter the oil with the help of a soft and clean cloth and remember to filter it while the oil is hot.And finally you will get the aroma of the oil made by you.
3.Ayurveda Homemade Shampoo to Get Thicker Hair
You must have heard about the advantages of using the Ayurvedic products as they cure the ailments naturally and are free from side effects. There are three herbs (Reetha, Amla, Shikakai) in Ayurveda, which can give you super shiny and thick hair.
Now you are aware of the benefits of Amla (discussed above) and now it’s the turn of Reetha and Shikakai. Reetha (Soap-nut), as the name suggests it is a fine natural cleansing agent which helps in removing the microbes which may be present in your scalp, cure dandruff and nurture your hair and gives them their natural texture. Shikakai (literally known as, ‘fruit for hair’) nourishes your scalp and maintain its pH level.
These three herbs can together make an herbal shampoo which can help you get thicker and shiny hair.
All you need is:
- Reetha (dried) – 100 g
- Amla (dried) – 100 g
- Shikakai (dried) – 100g
- Water- 2 liters
- Hibiscus powder (optional) – 1 tsp. (Use it only if your hair is dry)
- Place these three magical herbs in a bowl and min them.
- Pour water over them and soak it overnight.
- You will see the dark colored water and the softened and weakened herbs.
- The next step is to mash them and while mashing you will see the lather forming which is due to Reetha.
- After mashing keep them to boil and as soon as they start boiling put off the flame.
- Keep them aside so that it regains its normal temperature and then mash them again.
- Now filter it using a cloth or sieve.
Your homemade shampoo is ready to use.
As mentioned above, you can use hibiscus powder as a conditioner. To use, mix the powder in water to make a paste and apply it to your hair as a conditioner
4.Hibiscus Oil for Thicker Hair
If you are facing the problem breakage, dry and tangled then hibiscus is your savior. It has a high amount of vitamin C and natural emollient.It is suitable for both oily and frizzy hair.
Ingredients to make hibiscus oil at home:
- Hibiscus flower and leaves-2/3 each
- Coconut oil – ½ cup
- Mortar and pestle
- With the help of mortar and pestle, crush the leaves and flower till you get a paste.
- Pour coconut oil in a small vessel.
- Add crushed hibiscus herb to the coconut oil
- Put this on flame for around 5 minutes.
- Filter the oil and keep it to cool.
Now your hibiscus oil is ready to use. To use the oil, massage your scalp with it and wrap it with a warm towel or keep it overnight. Wash your hair with the reetha-Amla-Shikakai shampoo.
5.Hibiscus Mask for Thicker Hair
Now you are aware of the advantages of massaging your scalp with hibiscus oil. Like hibiscus oil you can also opt for hibiscus hair mask as it is a good remedy for gray hair and hair loss. It not only prevents graying but also leaves your hair with soft and shiny texture.
All you need is:
- Handful of hibiscus and curry leaves
- Mortar or pestle (blender)
- Put hibiscus and curry leaves in a bowl and mix them.
- Crush the leaves with mortar or pestle to make a paste.(use water if needed)
- Massage your hair with oil and apply hibiscus mask to your hair.
- Leave it for about an hour.
Wash your hair with Reetha-Amla-Shikakai shampoo for smooth and supple hair.
6.Honey Remedies for Thick Hair
Vitamins and minerals are necessary to keep your hair healthy and deficiency of both of them results in hair thinning and hair loss. It is important to include the source of vitamin and mineral in your diet though there are some ingredients that can also be applied directly to your hair.
And, honey is one the richest source of both that can give your hair the proper nourishment.
There are two ways of using honey for hair, they are:
First way, honey-sage hair tonic
- Honey- 1 tbsp.
- Dried sage (an aromatic herb)- 1 tbsp.
- Olive oil or coconut oil- ½ tbsp.
- Water- ½ cup
- Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl.
- Massage your scalp with the prepared tonic for around 5 minutes.
- Leave your hair for half an hour.
- Repeat the same, once in a week.
Second way, honey hair conditioner
- Honey- 2 tbsp.
- Olive or coconut oil- 1 tsp.
- Buttermilk or yogurt- 1 tsp.
- Put the oil you use daily on flame to make it warm.(Remember not to make it hot)
- Add honey and yogurt to the warm oil. (Use buttermilk instead of yogurt if you have oily hair)
- Blend the mixture well.
- Wet your hair.
- Apply this honey hair conditioner to your hair and wear a shower cap over it for about 15-20 minutes.
- Now, wash your hair with lukewarm water.
- Repeat the same procedure once in a week.
7.Avocado Mask for Longer, Thicker Hair
Avocado- a powerful source of vitamin A, D, E, B6, proteins, folic acid, magnesium, copper, iron and amino acid. It is a package of these powerful nutrients that can make your hair healthy and thick.
DIY Avocado Mask for Beautiful and Thicker Hair
All you need is:
- Avocado- ½-1 (depending on your hair length)
- White egg- 1
- Honey- 2 tsp.
- Olive oil- few drops
- Extract the pulp of avocado and mash it.
- Now, add egg, honey and olive oil to the mashed pulp of avocado.
- Mix them well.
- App the paste to your hair and let it say for about half an hour.
- Rinse off.
- Repeat this for 1-2 times in a week.
8.Onion For Thicker Hair
The way onion adds a twist of taste to any dish, the same way onion can add the beauty to your hair. Onion juice promotes the blood circulation and helps in the growth of your hair and also make them healthy, thicker and fuller.
Method of using onion to make your hair thicker than ever
- Cut the small pieces of red onions or shallots.
- Crush the chopped onion to get its juice.
- Apply the extracted juice to your hair.
- Leave the juice on your hair for 15-20 minutes.
- Wash your hair with shampoo.
9.Essential Oils To Increase Hair Volume
Essential oils are vital for thicker hair. Like, rosemary oil expands the blood vessels which promotes the circulation of blood, lavender oil and Atlas cedar wood oil cures the bald hair patches and it is also used for aromatherapy, jojoba oil moisturizes and hydrates the hair follicles.
Recipe to make your own essential oil blend to get thicker hair.
- Thyme oil- 2 drops
- Atlas cedar wood Oil- 2drops
- Lavender oil- 3 drops
- Rosemary Oil- 3 drops
- Jojoba oil- ½ tsp.
- Grape seed oil- tsp.
- Mix all the essential oils, listed above.
- Massage your scalp with their blend.
- Leave it overnight.
- Wash your hair in the morning with a mild shampoo.
10.Licorice Herbal Remedy for Thicker Hair
Licorice has properties that can open the clogged pores of your scalp and also soothens the dry and irritated scalp. It nourishes the hair shaft and follicles.
All you need is:
- Milk- 4 tbsp.
- Licorice powder- 2 tbsp.
- Saffron- just a pinch
- Mix licorice powder and saffron to milk.
- Apply the prepared paste to your scalp properly.
- Leave it overnight.
- Wash your hair in the morning.
Home Remedies To Get Thicker Hair
Aloe Vera gel is a natural gel that has a lot of health benefits and is an effective remedy to get thicker hair.
You can apply aloe Vera to your scalp in two ways:
- Extract aloe Vera gel from 3 aloe Vera leaves and apply it to your scalp.
- Leave it for about half an hour.
- Rinse it off with lukewarm water.
- Add a little amount of brandy and an egg to the aloe Vera gel.
- Mix well and apply it to your scalp.
- Leave it for 15 minutes and then wash it off with mild shampoo.
- Try this once for twice in a week.
Orange, a citrus fruit helps in getting rid of dandruff from your scalp. It promotes the thickness and growth of your hair.
Mash the orange peel to get the pulp.Apply this on your scalp as a hair pack once in a week.
Or, you can mix apple puree with orange juice and then apply to your scalp.Leave it for half an hour and wash off.
You can also mix olive oil with orange juice, warm it and apply it to your scalp.Leave it for half an hour and wash off.Try this once in a week and enjoy your thicker hair.
The egg has the necessary proteins that are needed for healthy hair.All you need is 2 eggs for healthy and thicker hair.
Break two eggs and mix them well.Apply it on wet hair for 10-15 minutes.Wash your hair with lukewarm water and with a mild shampoo.
You can try this remedy three or four times in a week for soft and thick hair.Another way to use an egg is, mix an egg yolk with your hair oil and 2 tablespoons of water and mix them properly.
Massage it own your scalp for 5-10 minutes.Let it rest and your hair for 10 minutes and then wash it off.
Avocado can give your hair the shining hair and makes them thick and strong.To use avocado for healthy hair, mash avocado with banana and mix well.
Apply the paste on your scalp.Leave it for half an hour and rinse thoroughly with plain water and then apply mild shampoo to your hair.
Repeat it around 2-3 times a week.Alternatively, mix avocado with two tablespoons of olive.Apply this to your hair as a hair mask and let it rest for 20 minutes.Wash it off with water and apply some conditioner.
5. Fenugreek Seeds
Fenugreek can be used to prevent hair loss and can strengthen your hair.Soak 2-3 fenugreek seeds in water overnight.Add little water to the soaked fenugreek seeds and blend it to make a fine paste.
Apply this paste to your scalp for half an hour.Wash it off with lukewarm water.
This paste can help you get rid of the dry scalp and frizzy hair. It also improves the volume of your hair.You can use this mixture on your scalp regularly to get rid of the dry scalp and to increase the volume of your hair.
Gooseberry has the anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and exfoliating properties that help your hair grow. It helps you to maintain a healthy scalp free from dandruff.
To use gooseberry as a remedy you can put gooseberry in two tablespoons of coconut oil.Put the mixture over the flame and let it boil.Strain it with a soft cloth.
Use this oil to massage your scalp.Shampoo your hair with a mild shampoo.
Or you can boil the dried gooseberry in water and leave it overnight.Rinse your hair with plain water.Use it regularly and enjoy your thick hair.
Coconut oil promotes the hair growth. Coconut oil is a rich source of protein which nourishes your hair and makes your hair healthy and thick.
Massage the scalp using your fingertips with warm coconut oil.Apply the oil properly on your head and wrap it with a warm towel.Leave it for half an hour and wash off with mild shampoo.To get the best results, repeat this for at least once in a week.
Olive oil prevents hair loss and promotes the hair growth and makes them thicker.
You should apply olive oil to your scalp before going to bed or before bath so the oil can rest on your scalp and work effectively.You can also mix little honey with olive oil to get soft and shiny strands of hair.
Flax seeds are the boosters for thick hair.To use flax seeds, mix three tablespoons of flax seeds with water in a bowl.
Apply the tonic on your scalp with the help of cotton.Leave it for 5-10 minutes and wash off.
Repeat this process regularly for thicker hair.You can also consume flax seed oil or ground flaxseeds every day to get thick and shiny locks.
Henna leaves or henna powder are one of the most common hair remedy used by Indian women to give natural color to their hair and to promote thicker and softer hair.
Grind some fresh henna leaves with some water to make a paste and leave it for a couple of hours.Apply this to your scalp and cover your hair with a shower cap to trap the heat.Leave for around three hours and wash it off.
Alternatively, soak some henna powder in water.Leave it overnight.
Add 2-3 eggs and 1-2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice to it.Mix them well and cover your head with this paste.Leave till it gets dried and wash off with lukewarm water.
Repeat this twice a week for best results.
Diet and Lifestyle
You must have heard that a healthy mind resides in a healthy body. The same way healthy and beautiful hair is a result of a healthy body and a healthy body can be maintained only by a healthy diet.
As to keep your body healthy, you need to have a diet rich in nutrients, you need to exercise, stay away from stress and should have proper hours of sleep. The same goes to have healthy hair.
Requirements to have a healthy diet:
Changes In Your Lifestyle That Can Keep Your Hair Healthy
- A healthy diet maintains the proper circulation. In order to ensure a proper blood flow all over the body and to the scalp, it is necessary to exercise properly and daily.
- Your hair is one of the most delicate parts of your body and should be handled with proper care and pamper. Unnecessary brushing of hair should be avoided. You should always use a comb with soft and round bristles.
- You should have a proper oil message regularly to provide stimulation to your scalp.
- Split-ends is one of the most common problem encountered by women. To avoid them you must go for regular trims and split-end removal as it ensures healthy hair.
- You must sleep for at least 8 hours a day and should have proper rest.
Healthy Hair Chart
Diet plan to beautify hair:
First meal of the day, breakfast
- Skim/soy milk
- Sprouts/ toast/ whole grain bread/ cereal
- Bowl of fresh fruits.
- Salad/ vegetable soup
- Whole wheat flour chapatti
- Pulses or beans
- Green and leafy vegetables
- Brown rice
- A glass of skimmed milk
Popcorn or roasted Chickpeas
- Vegetable or fruit juice
- Salad with sprouts/ soup
- Whole grain flour chapatti
- Fresh fruits
Rules Of A Proper Diet For Hair
- Avoid junk to the maximum extent you can and maintain a healthy eating pattern.
- Try to live a stress-free life.
- Keep away from insomnia, anxiety, hair abuse and excessive use of chemicals.
- Keep sugar away from your diet as much as you can. It decreases the mineral content from your body and destroys vitamin B which enhances our hair growth.
Vitamins & Minerals To Grow Thicker Hair
Vitamins For Hair
Protein- the prime ingredient of hair, they are the ones which build up your hair. They nourish the shaft of the hair and reduce the chance of breakage of hair and the slip-ends. Deficiency of protein in your diet can result in hair fall and hair thinning.
Sources of protein are milk products, oil seeds, soy, beans, pluses and tofu.
Carbohydrates are one of the most vital source of energy that helps in growth of your body tissues like hair. Carbohydrates should make 55-60% of our daily calories. To consume the right amount of carbohydrates and keep your hair healthy you must include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, brown rice and white flour in your diet.
Essential Fatty Acids
Essential fatty acids are also a necessity of a proper diet. They improve the texture of your hair and cures the dry and brittle strands of your hair.
It is important to gain 15-20% of daily calories from them. The food that should be taken to gain these calories are whole grains, vegetable oil, flaxseed oil, nuts and pumpkin seeds.
Vitamin A promotes the growth of your hair and healthy scalp. The rich sources of vitamin A are green and yellow vegetables, apricots, broccoli and sweet potato.
Vitamin E improves the circulation in your body, thus improving the health of your hair and their growth. You can take avocados, nuts, beans, green vegetable, rice bran, whole grains, and legumes to add vitamin E to your diet.
Vitamin K maintains the health of your hair. You can add vitamin K to your diet by consuming milk products, green leafy vegetables, sprouts, wheat, figs, yogurt and asparagus.
Vitamin B ensures that your hair is healthy and free from split-ends. Deficiency of vitamin B in your diet makes your hair greasy and leads to their graying, poor growth and fizziness. Add Vitamin B to your diet by consuming foods like grains, oats, soybeans, brown rice, fresh fruits and vegetable, cracked wheat, lentils, whole grains and green peas.
Vitamin C ensures strong and thick hair as it improves circulation, hair color and growth. It is also an important anti-oxidant that repairs your cell and tissues.It also enhances your immune system. The sources of vitamin C are citrus fruits like berries, lemon, oranges, vegetable, sliced cucumbers, sprouts, tomato and green leafy vegetable and the red pepper.
Minerals For Hair
Deficiency of iron results in starvation of oxygen for the hair and its follicles as it helps in carrying oxygen. Rich sources of iron include dark green and leafy vegetables, garden cress seeds or you can also take iron supplements but only under supervision.
Potassium transfers the nutrients to the cell membranes and helps in their nourishment. The best source of potassium is banana.
It is a vital mineral for the growth of your hair. The source of magnesium includes green leafy vegetables, whole grains, fresh fruits, nuts, milk products, beans and pulses.
Zinc promotes hair growth by improving your immune system. It builds proteins and maintains the condition of your hair. Sources of zinc are legumes, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, on-fat dry milk, spinach and whole grains.
One fourth of the weight of your hair is made up by water. It is important to take fluids as it makes your hair more graceful. It eliminates chemical and toxins from your body and hydrates it and makes your hair look shiny and silky.So make sure to drink enough amount of water every day.
Hope you must be now tempting to follow the instruction provided here.Use them for a while.Share your thoughts below.