Make Your Hair Thicker Naturally

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Thick hair is an indication of health, beauty and youth. There are many causes of thinning hair including excessive emotional or physical stress, side-effects from medications, smoking, recreational drug use, environmental pollution, skin allergies, using hair products with lots of chemicals, a vegan diet (which is short in the biotin that is essential for hair growth), a change in hormones and taking hormonal therapy.

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Unfortunately, as most people age their hair tends to become thinner because their hair follicles shrink. Nutrition can affect the thickness of your hair; for instance, if you are a vegan that does not consume eggs (which contain hair thickening nutrient called biotin), then you're hair might be thinner than those who do eat eggs. A change in your hormonal or taking hormonal therapy can also make your hair thinner as can side-effects from medications.

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A young girl with beautiful long thick hair. Photo credit - Dingemansm.

Thankfully there are remedies for helping you grow naturally thicker locks.

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Apply A Fenugreek Seed Hair Mask

Fenugreek seeds contain nicotinic acid and proteins that are known to stimulate hair growth and help strengthen the hair roots. They also contain Lecithin which helps heal a sensitive scalp and clogged hair follicles. Lecithin also adds shine to the hair. Another bonus is that fenugreek seeds have been known to cure dandruff as well as return color to graying hair.

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    Soak four tablespoons of fenugreek seeds in pure spring water.
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    Grind the seeds into a paste using a blender or coffee grinder.
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    Add two tablespoons of coconut milk to the seeds to make a paste
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    Mix the paste in your hair and use it to massage your scalp and hair.
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    Cover your head with a towel and leave the mixture on for 30 to 60 minutes and then shampoo the mixture out.
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Rub Virgin Olive Oil Onto Dry hair

This is one of the simplest remedies for thinning hair and one of the most effective. Olive oil contains essential fatty acids that can help your hair retain moisture and look shinier and thicker. Do this treatment every three days and watch your locks grow thicker and more lustrous.

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Use the highest quality virgin olive oil that you can find for your hair growth hair masks.
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    Pour two teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil into your hand and rub it all over your dry scalp and hair.
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    Rub it all over your hair and massage it inbeing sure to coat every strand.
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    Leave the olive oil on for thirty minutes to an hour.
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    Rinse with cool water followed by a short shampooing,
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Apply an Avocado and Olive Oil Hair Mask

Avocados contain Vitamin E and long-chain fatty acids that are great for maximizing hair volume and adding shine to each each strand. Do this hair mask two times a week and watch your hair become thicker and glossier.

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An avocado hair mask can encourage healthy new hair growth and enhance hair shine.
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    Mash an entire avocado with one tablespoon of olive oil.
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    Apply to the hair and scalp, packing it over your head like a mask.
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    Leave the mixture on for twenty to thirty minutes and rinse it out.
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Apply an Egg and Olive Oil Hair Mask

A cracked raw egg is full of biotin needed to grow healthy thick hair.

Eggs contain protein, the building blocks of hair structure, as well as biotin, which helps grow hair and give each strand more tensile strength (meaning the hair is less likely to break or split.) Olive oil is deeply moisturizing and smoothes hair cuticles so that your hair appears thicker and shiner. Do this treatment two to three times a week to create real gloss and more volume.

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    Beat two large eggs in a bowl with a hand whisk until the mixture is foamy.
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    Add two teaspoons of a quality virgin olive oil
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    Leave on for fifteen minutes and rinse out with a light shampoo.
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Apply Coconut Oil and A Hot Towel

Coconut oil helps the hair shafts attract moisture so they plump up and make your hair look thicker.

Coconut oil nourishes hair and scalp and encourages new hair growth.
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    Warm the coconut oil in the microwave for about five to ten seconds until it is warm to the touch but not going to burn your hands or scalp.
    Do this treatment two to three times a week to see improvement in the thickness and shine of your hair.
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    Apply the oil liberally to your scalp and hair.
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    Wrap a wet towel that has been warmed in hot water and leave it on for thirty minutes.
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    Take the towel off and rinse hair under cold water to make it super thick and shiny looking.
    Only use shampoo if your hair feels really greasy from the treatment, meaning that you applied too much.
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Apply an Amla Powder and Coconut Oil Overnight Hair Pack

This pack rescues inflammation, clarifies the scalp and helps your hair be stronger and shinier.

Amla Berry Powder stimulates hair follicles to grow new hair.
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    Mix one tablespoon of Amla powder with two tablespoons of coconut oil and heat for two seconds in the microwave.
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    Make sure the mixture is blended well and massage it into your scalp and through to your hair ends.
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    Wrap your hair in a towel and leave the mixture on all night.
    The next morning you can shampoo your hair as usual.
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Apply A Castor Oil Pack

Castor oil has a viscous texture to it that help protect thin hair from toxins and tearing and nourishes it with Vitamin E and fatty acids.

Castor oil nourishes hair and supports new hair growth.
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    Heat two tablespoons or more of pure castor oil in the microwave for 1-3 minutes.
    Make sure it is not too hot to touch before removing the oil to apply to your hair.
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    Apply the warmed oil to your scalp and use a comb to distribute the oil evenly from the root the tip of the strand.
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    Leave the oil on for three hours and the rinse it out and shampoo lightly.
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Apply an Orange and Apple Puree Mask

The acids and Vitamin C in the orange juice help to clarify and heal the scalp and the apple puree creates shine and body that helps you hair appear thicker. This type of clarifying treatment could be done every two to three days to stimulate your hair follicles to grow more hair.

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Orange juice clarifies the scalp and encourages faster hair growth.
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    Mix two tablespoons of orange juice with a quarter cup of apple juice.
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    Apply to scalp liberally and blend it into your hair.
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    Leave this mixture on for half an hour and then rinse well with cold water.
    Follow up with a light shampoo.
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TIPS AND TRICKS

  • Amla powder can be bought at any local health food or whole foods store.
  • Try to buy organic ingredients as they will be more effective.
  • Shampooing lightly is recommended after most treatments because you do not want to strip the hair strands that you just treated of their oils and nutrients.
  • Most packs can be applied to either dry or wet hair but dry hair may be a bit more effective as it is more porous and can absorb oils and nutrients more efficiently
  • If you have problems with any of these steps, ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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