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How to Make Hair Thick: 12 Simple Home Remedies to Increase Hair Thickness


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Have you ever wished for long and thick hair? But your busy life keeps you from keeping track of your hair care routines. Then worry not! We are here to share the easiest remedies that you can use to grow thick hair.

We usually lose our dense hair due to heavy hair fall. There are various cause of hair fall that leads to hair thinning and understanding those causes can help us know which area is best to work on.

Managing hair according to your hair type can feel tricky. Using and testing products can also cause side effects, but do you know what doesn’t cause side effects and is safe to use? Natural ingredients! (Unless you have allergies to any.)

Natural ingredients like castor oil, coconut oil, onion juice, curry leaves and onion oil, egg masks, and many more can significantly enhance hair thickness by nourishing the scalp and strengthening hair strands. These remedies are effective and simple to incorporate into your routine.

Stay with us, and let’s find the best, easiest, and most natural ways to grow dense and thick hair.

 

What is the Cause of Hair Loss? 

Hair loss is a common concern for many people. If you’re someone experiencing a receding hairline then before getting into the remedies, understanding what the root cause of our problem is, becomes crucial! 

Here are some of the causes due to which you might experience hair fall

  • Genetics
  • Hormonal Changes
  • Excessive Stress
  • Poor Diet
  • Medications
  • Frequent Hairstyling
  • Medical Conditions

Are you unsure about what the main cause of your hair loss might be? 

Then do take Traya’s free hair test and take the first important step towards your hair care journey!


Top 12 Home Remedies to Grow Thick Hair

Here are some Top home remedies that you can surely try to improve your hair health.


Remember: 

  1. Don’t use all of them at once
  2. Choose a remedy that you feel can be possible for you to continue for a long time and be consistent
  3. Ensure that you don’t have any allergies to any of the ingredients before using 

1. Castor Oil

Extracted from the seeds of the Ricinus communis plant. Castor oil is rich in proteins, vitamins, fatty acids, and antioxidants. It also helps in hair growth, by improving blood circulation in the scalp,

Strengthens hair strands, reduces breakage, and moisturizes the hair.

It has antimicrobial properties that can help with scalp infections and flaking.

You can apply it to your hair twice a week and its effects can be seen in 2-3 months of consistent use. Remember to use only small portions as it is quite dense and sticky. 

Also, Castor Oil can be used for Eyebrows and eyelashes too!

2. Egg Mask

Egg yolks are rich in protein, fats, sulfur, and contain lecithin, which can help moisturize and soften hair and it also helps stimulate hair growth by nourishing the hair roots

Mix 2-3 whole eggs with a few drops of lemon juice, beat until frothy, apply to the hair, cover with a shower cap, leave for 20 minutes, rinse with cool water, then shampoo and condition. Repeat once or twice a month.

Also, Ingredients like banana, honey, olive oil, and coconut oil can be added to the egg yolk mixture for additional benefits!


3. Coconut Oil 

The high-fat content in coconut oil helps seal in moisture, reducing scalp irritation and flaking. A review found that coconut oil absorbs hair strands better than mineral oil and other oils, helping to prevent hair breakage and split ends. Coconut oil may also reduce protein loss in hair, preventing dry and brittle strands. It can protect hair from heat damage when applied before drying or heat styling, helping to reduce fatigue caused by excessive swelling from water.

To use coconut oil, heat a small amount until it is soft, then massage it into your scalp and apply it from root to tips. 

Don’t put too much to avoid greasiness and ensure it is thoroughly washed out after use. It is recommended to apply 2-3 times a week and you should be able to see some visible changes around 2 months


4. Curry leaves & Onion Oil

If you’re wondering how to get thicker hair naturally then this oil will surely help you!

Curry leaves are rich in antioxidants, proteins, and beta-carotene, which strengthen hair roots, reduce hair fall, and combat scalp infections such as dandruff. To prepare, boil a handful of curry leaves in coconut oil until they turn black, strain the oil, and apply it generously to the scalp. Leave it on for at least 30 minutes before washing it out with a mild shampoo.

Onion, known for its high sulfur content, helps reduce hair breakage, stimulates hair follicles, and improves blood circulation to the scalp. Extract onion juice by blending onions and mixing it with coconut oil. Apply this mixture to the scalp, leave it on for an hour, and then shampoo thoroughly.

Together, this combination nourishes the scalp, promotes hair growth, and strengthens hair strands, making them less prone to breakage. For best results, use this treatment 2-3 times a week to achieve healthier, thicker hair over time.


Also read: 12 Best Hair Growth Oils Recommended by Doctor

 

5. Yogurt

Yogurt has potential benefits for hair and scalp health. It is rich in protein, probiotics, and nutrients that proponents believe can nourish the scalp, cleanse it of dead skin cells, and promote hair follicle growth. 

To apply yogurt effectively as a hair mask, start with dry hair and massage the yogurt into the roots and along the length of your hair. Leave it on for about 20 to 30 minutes, possibly covering your hair with a shower cap for better absorption. Afterward, rinse thoroughly with warm water and optionally follow with a mild shampoo to remove any residue.


6. Aloe vera Gel Hair Mask

Aloe vera is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, which can soothe scalp irritation, and its moisturizing effects due to its rich content of enzymes, fatty acids, and vitamins such as C, E, and B-12. These properties make it a popular choice for addressing issues like dryness, and dandruff and promoting overall hair health.

To make an effective aloe vera hair mask, combine 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel (fresh or store-bought) with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Coconut oil helps soften hair, enhance shine, and reduce frizz. Blend these ingredients into a smooth paste and apply it to your hair, starting from mid-length to the ends, and then gently massage into the scalp if targeting dandruff. Use a wide-tooth comb to ensure even distribution.

Cover your hair with a shower cap or plastic wrap, followed by a warm towel to enhance the mask's moisturizing effects. Leave the mask on for 30 to 60 minutes before rinsing thoroughly with water. It's advisable to shampoo your hair afterward to remove any residual gel. Incorporate this mask into your routine weekly to maintain hydrated and nourished hair, replacing your regular conditioner as needed.


7. Onion Juice

Onion juice contains anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. These properties may help stimulate hair growth, moisturize the scalp, and even calm irritation, making it a versatile remedy.

To make hair grow thick, onion juice can be applied directly or integrated into homemade shampoos. it nourishes hair follicles, provides essential nutrients, and moisturizes both hair and scalp.

Onion's antimicrobial properties make it a potential remedy for dandruff, though more research is needed. Combining onion juice with ingredients like fenugreek or aloe vera could enhance its effectiveness against dandruff.


8. Amla

Amla in the form of a powder can be quite beneficial for hair, amla powder can condition the scalp, promote healthy hair growth, reduce grays, boost volume, and minimize dandruff. However, scientific research on these claims is limited. 

To make a hair mask using amla powder, start by mixing 1 tablespoon of amla powder with 4 tablespoons of water or aloe vera gel to form a thick paste. You can adjust the ratio to achieve your desired consistency. Apply the paste evenly to your scalp and hair, ensuring thorough coverage. Leave it on for about 45 minutes before rinsing thoroughly with lukewarm water. This mask can be used 2-3 times per week

Also read: Regrow hair naturally in 3 weeks

 

9. Fenugreek seeds (Methi Seeds)

Fenugreek seeds, also known as methi seeds are rich in iron and protein which is essential for hair growth.

To make a fenugreek induced hair mask, soak 2-3 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds in water overnight, then blend them into a paste the next morning. Apply this paste to your scalp and hair, leaving it on for 30-45 minutes before rinsing thoroughly with lukewarm water. 

Alternatively, you can grind fenugreek seeds into a fine powder and mix 2 tablespoons of this powder with water or yogurt to form a paste. Apply the paste to your scalp and hair, leave it on for about 30 minutes, then rinse off with lukewarm water. For best results, use these masks 1-2 times per week, adjusting the frequency based on your hair's response and your individual needs.


10. Neem Oil

Neem oil is rich in fatty acids, antioxidants like vitamin E, and limonoids, which may promote healthier scalp conditions and potentially reduce issues like dandruff and frizz. Neem oil can also condition the scalp, promote hair growth, and even minimize grays temporarily.

To use neem oil topically for hair, it's essential to dilute it with a carrier oil such as jojoba, olive, or coconut oil. A recommended ratio is about 12 drops of neem oil per ounce of carrier oil. Before full application, perform a patch test to check for any adverse reactions. Once confirmed safe, apply the diluted neem oil mixture to your scalp, leaving it on for 30 minutes to 1 hour before rinsing thoroughly. For those preferring a simpler approach, mixing a few drops of neem oil directly into your shampoo can also be effective.


11. Bhringraj Oil

Bhringraj oil, derived from the Eclipta alba plant, is renowned in Ayurvedic medicine for its purported benefits in hair care and beyond. Rich in nutrients like vitamin E, vitamin D, magnesium, calcium, and iron, this oil is believed to promote hair growth, strengthen hair follicles, and potentially slow down graying.

To use the oil, you can massage it into your scalp and leave it on for about 30 minutes before washing it out with shampoo. This practice can be repeated several times a week as part of your hair care routine. Bhringraj oil is available in various forms, including pure oils and products infused with bhringraj extracts, and can be purchased from health food stores or online retailers specializing in Ayurvedic products. 

12. Green Tea Rinse

A green tea rinse is a popular natural remedy known for its potential benefits in promoting scalp health and supporting hair growth. Rich in antioxidants called catechins, green tea helps combat free radicals that can damage hair follicles, which helps in stimulating growth and strengthening hair strands. Its anti-inflammatory properties also make it effective in soothing scalp irritation and reducing dandruff, contributing to overall scalp health.

To prepare a green tea rinse, steep 1-2 green tea bags in a cup of hot water for 5-10 minutes, allowing it to cool to room temperature afterward. After shampooing, gently pour the green tea over your hair and scalp, ensuring thorough coverage. Massage it into your scalp and leave it on for 5-10 minutes before rinsing with cool water. Incorporating this rinse into your routine 1-2 times per week can help maintain scalp health and potentially enhance hair growth over time.


Day-to-Day Practices to Increase Hair Thickness

If you’re wondering how to increase hair thickness and most importantly maintain it, then these 

1. Have a Nutrient-Rich Diet

Ensuring your meals include plenty of protein, vitamins (especially Biotin, Vitamin D, and Vitamin E), and minerals (like Iron and Zinc) is essential for nourishing your hair from within.

 

2. Stay Hydrated

Drinking ample water daily not only benefits your overall health but also keeps your scalp hydrated, supporting healthy hair growth.

 

3. Gentle Hair Care Routine

Using a mild shampoo and conditioner suitable for your hair type, and avoiding excessive washing and harsh chemicals, helps maintain hair strength and thickness.

 

4. Protective Styling

Opt for hairstyles that do not pull or strain your hair, minimizing breakage and thinning over time.

 

5. Trim Your Hair Regularly

Keeping up with regular trims helps prevent split ends, which can weaken hair and make it look thinner.

 

6. Manage Stress

Incorporating stress-relief practices like meditation or yoga into your routine can reduce hair loss triggered by stress.


7. Quality Sleep

Prioritize sufficient sleep each night to support overall health, including hair growth and thickness.

 

8. Avoiding Smoking & Drinking

Steering clear of smoking and excessive alcohol consumption can help maintain good circulation and nutrient absorption, benefiting hair health.

 

Myth vs Facts

There are many myths around that usually cloud our minds to make informed decisions, so here are some of the myths that we have debunked for you!


Myth

Fact

Cutting hair frequently makes it grow faster.

Hair growth occurs at the scalp, not at the ends, so cutting hair does not affect its growth rate.

Shampooing every day causes hair loss.

Daily shampooing does not directly cause hair loss, though harsh products or excessive washing can damage hair.

Plucking one gray hair causes more to grow.

Plucking one gray hair does not affect the growth of others; it's a natural part of aging.

Brushing hair 100 strokes a day makes it healthier.

Excessive brushing can damage hair strands and lead to breakage. Gentle brushing is sufficient for hair health.

 

 

Key Takeaways

  • Using natural oils such as castor oil, coconut oil, and neem oil regularly can help improve hair strength, moisture, and overall thickness.
  • Hair masks made from eggs, yogurt, and aloe vera gel provide essential nutrients and hydration, promoting healthier and thicker hair.
  • Combining curry leaves and onion oil creates a powerful mixture that nourishes the scalp and stimulates hair growth.
  • Applying onion juice directly or as part of a homemade shampoo can help reduce dandruff and support hair follicle health.
  • Fenugreek seeds (methi) and amla powder masks can condition the scalp, boost hair volume, and reduce grays.
  • Incorporating a green tea rinse into your hair care routine can enhance scalp health and stimulate hair growth.
  • Maintaining a nutrient-rich diet, staying hydrated, using gentle hair care routines, and managing stress are essential daily practices for healthy hair.
  • Regular trims, protective styling, and avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption help maintain hair thickness and prevent damage.

 

People Also Ask

Q. What hormone thickens hair?

Testosterone, and especially its derivative dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which stimulates hair growth and thickness, is the hormone responsible for thicker hair. DHT, however, can potentially exacerbate hair loss in certain people by causing the follicles on the scalp to shrink. Furthermore, estrogen, particularly in women, can result in fuller, thicker hair, and healthy thyroid function is necessary to preserve hair health.

Q. Do eggs thicken hair?

Yes, Eggs can help in hair thickness. They include a lot of protein, which is necessary for healthy hair development and strength. In addition, fatty acids, vitamins A, D, and E, and biotin can nourish the scalp and enhance the thickness and quality of hair. By directly supplying these nutrients to the hair follicles, egg masks can help you get healthier, thicker hair.

 

REFERENCES

The Health Benefits of Castor Oil
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Coconut Oil for Your Hair: Benefits, Uses, and Tips
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