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How to Naturally Make Your Hair Thicker

Updated on September 13, 2013
Even though hair type and hair fall is hereditary, you can make your hair thick when you follow some tips.
Even though hair type and hair fall is hereditary, you can make your hair thick when you follow some tips. | Source

Thick hair is an asset for both men and women. Normally, hair grows about 1-2 cm per month, and the genes determine the rate of hair growth. If you naturally have thin hair, you can do nothing about it. If your parents suffered rapid hair fall at your age, or have baldness, this could also happen to you. Even though hair type and hair fall is hereditary, you can make your hair thick when you follow some tips.

Season, illness, medications, hormonal changes, and stress affect your hair. You have to manage stress, if you want to naturally make your hair thicker. You also need to drink plenty of water and get good sleep to strengthen your hair. Drink at least eight glasses of water and sleep at least 7-8 hours. Water hydrates your hair and stimulates hair follicles. Hair grows rapidly during sleep.

Among many other health risk of smoking, it also damages your hair. Quit smoking today. Avoid fad diets and consult dermatologist when you have sudden hair fall. Regular exercise helps hair growth. Exercise stimulates blood circulation and metabolism.

You have to protect your hair from sun, wind and rain.
You have to protect your hair from sun, wind and rain. | Source

Reasons for hair fall



Styling products



Hormonal changes


Hair treatments


Washing with warm water


Weather conditions

How to Make Your Hair Thicker Naturally

Oil Massage

Massage your scalp in circular motion for 5-6 minutes with warm coconut oil or olive oil. Oil your hair gently. Use fingertips while massaging the scalp. Then give a hot towel treatment for 5-6 minutes. (Wet the towel in hot water, wring water and wrap it around your oiled hair). Oil is good for your hair, it moisturizes and makes your hair thicker naturally.


Don’t overwash your hair. Don’t use shampoo more than two times a week. Shampoo and overwashing removes natural oil from your scalp thus making your hair dry and dull. Massaging your scalp while shampooing or oiling stimulates hair roots. Make sure your shampoo is free from sulfate. Try to use shampoo that contains peppermint or eucalyptus oil.

Hair conditioner

Use volumizing shampoo and conditioner. It is very necessary to condition your hair. You can use either hair conditioners or oil massage before washing your hair. Yolk and yogurt are natural hair conditioners, apply yolk or yogurt on your hair and scalp and wash after 20 minutes.

Hair treatment/Styling products

Don’t be tempted with advertorials. If you undergo hair treatments or choose styling products, or even shampoo and conditioner, use your brain. If you are using hair styling products, try not to use it on your scalp. You can also use hair curlers to make your hair look thicker.


It is necessary to comb or brush your hair in the morning and night but don’t overdo this. Combing/brushing stimulates hair follicles thus stimulating hair growth, however, too much combing breaks hair strand. If you are growing your hair don’t cut it, haircut does not help hair growth, but trimming does.

Hair protection

Use swimming cap to avoid chlorine in the swimming pool. If you don’t use cap, shampoo your hair immediately. Use scarf, cap or hat to protect your hair from sun, wind and rain. However, remember not to use tight hats/caps.



These tips and formulas may work for some people while maybe useless for others.

I give full credits to my mother, sisters and friends for these hair care tips and hair care formulas.

Aloe vera is not only good for skin but also for hair
Aloe vera is not only good for skin but also for hair | Source
Honey hair tonic
Honey hair tonic | Source

Natural Ways to Make Your Hair Grow

Gooseberry treatment is one of the best natural ways to make your hair grow. Boil some dried gooseberry in coconut oil, strain and store in airtight container. You can use this oil to massage your scalp or oil hair. You can also make a paste from gooseberry powder, let it soak overnight and apply on your hair. Wash your hair after an hour.

Soak fenugreek seeds in water for couple of hours. Grind and make a thick paste. Apply fenugreek paste on your hair, and wash after 30 minutes. Don’t use shampoo.

Apply ginger/onion juice on your scalp. Ginger and onion juice is herbal remedies for baldness and excess hair fall.

Massage your scalp and oil your hair with rosemary essential oil, and then rinse with sage tea. Almond oil is also good for hair, it stimulates hair growth.

Aloe vera is a wonderful herb that can be used internally and externally. Aloe vera not only works for your bowels, but also on skin and hair. Aloe vera is a natural hair conditioner, massage your scalp with aloe vera gel before washing your hair. You can also use aloe vera as hair gel.

Honey is not only good for your body and skin, but also for hair. Make your honey hair tonic by mixing 1 tablespoon of raw honey, ½ tablespoon of olive/coconut oil, 1 tablespoon of dried sage. Add some water and stir thoroughly. Massage your scalp with this honey tonic for couple of minutes and wash after one hour.

You can also apply coconut kernel paste on your hair for 30 minutes and then wash. Coconut is a good hair conditioner and anit-dandruff agent.

Henna is good for hair. It not only gives natural color, but also conditions your hair, stops breakage and removes dandruff.

Thick hair is an asset for both men and women.
Thick hair is an asset for both men and women. | Source

How Can You Make Your Hair Grow Thicker

Keratin treatment and vitamin supplements can boost hair growth. Supplements hydrate your hair and reduce breakage, thus helping hair growth. Fish-oil pills (E Vitamin), folic acid/biotin (A B Vitamin), zinc and iron are good hair supplements. However, you should consult your doctor before using any kinds of supplements for hair growth.

Best way to make your hair grow thicker is to eat right food. Protein, vitamins and minerals help hair growth. Include fish, meat, eggs, tofu and vegetables in your daily diet. Eat foods containing vitamin A, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, vitamin E, omega, fatty acid, protein, zinc and magnesium.If you want, you can also use vitamin supplements especially meant for hair growth.

You can wash your hair with beer or apply yeast on the scalp. Beer and yeast stimulates blood circulation and activates hair follicles. You can also eat brewer’s yeast for hair growth.

When you use hair styling products, wash your hair with vinegar mixed warm water. Vinegar neutralizes chemicals.


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