If you are bothered by thinning hair or simply want to have thicker and more luxurious hair, you will be happy to know that there are quite a few ways to increase the fullness and volume of your hair. In this article, we will discuss some do it yourself (DIY) ideas to help you have a thick, rich, full head of hair. Read on to learn more.
One of the simplest and most effective things you can do when figuring out how to get thicker hair is to eat well. Be sure to eat a varied and balanced diet with plenty of fresh, whole foods. Take your vitamins, especially biotin, zinc and iron. Oil based vitamins such as E, A and D are very beneficial to skin and hair. Generally speaking, taking a high quality, balanced multivitamin and eating well should provide you with ample nourishment.
Take good care of your skin and your scalp by using natural oils, such as olive oil or coconut oil to nourish and moisturize. Give yourself a scalp massage and hot oil treatment about once a week. This is a relaxing ritual that really works to strengthen your hair, improve blood circulation and help you grow healthy hair.
One surprising step you should take when concerned about making your hair thicker is to avoid washing your hair too frequently. 2-3 times a week is probably plenty. When you do wash your hair, avoid using commercial products that are full of harsh chemicals. Instead, try these simple, natural DIY recipes to gently cleanse your hair and scalp and help establish the proper pH levels.
Mix two heaping tablespoons of baking soda with a quart of warm water. Rinse your hair and then pour the baking soda mixture through the hair. Allow it to sit for two to five minutes. Work it in gently, but don’t scrub hard. This can tear your hair. Rinse with clear water and follow up with an apple cider vinegar, lime, and/or lemon juice rinse.
For the rinse, mix two tablespoons of lemon juice, lime juice or apple cider vinegar into a quart of lukewarm water. Pour it through the hair and leave it on. This balances the pH levels of your scalp, and will leave your hair shiny and fresh. You can use either the vinegar, lime or lemon juice, or a combination. This is just a matter of personal preference. Also, you can increase the amount of each of these natural products to a quarter cup if you want to. This can be helpful if you have problems with dandruff.
To add more volume to your hair, try this excellent do it yourself, hair volumizing spray. Just mix together a can of beer, a quarter cup of water and a tablespoon of lemon juice or lime juice. Put it in a spray bottle and spray it on your hair as you would a styling spray. Style your hair as you normally do, and you will be pleasantly surprised by the added thickness and volume this simple treatment provides. Don’t worry, you won’t smell like a brewery because the lemon or lime juice will cut the beer smell. Be sure to keep this spray in the refrigerator between uses to avoid spoiling.
With these tips on how to get thicker hair combined with regular, gentle treatment you can enjoy thick, healthy, beautiful hair. We are sure you will have great success with this treatment option!