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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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      6 years ago

      Sir beard hair graying lots of white hair came out on beard n moustache age 31 trs sir wat to take n how to prevent

      Sir admin beard hair are thick pointed wat to do

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      Sanghita Chatterjee 

      7 years ago from Kolkata

      Great hub Vinaya!

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      7 years ago from Nepal



      I hope these tips will work for you.thanks for reading and commenting.

    • LongTimeMother profile image


      7 years ago from Australia

      What a wonderful hub. It is great to see so many valuable suggestions in the one place. Thank you. :)

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      Natasha Pelati 

      7 years ago from South Africa

      Great hub with information i really needed! thank you!

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      7 years ago from Nepal


      Thanks for appreciating my hub. I give full credits to my mother and sisters for the tips I have shared here.


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      Chris Achilleos 

      7 years ago

      Great hub Vinaya, the tips you have provided here are excellent. I have heard of some of these before, as my mother is a beautician and hairdresser who always prefers using natural products.

      Voted up and interesting!

      Take care,


    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      7 years ago from Nepal

      @Ishwarya, when I had long hair, I used different kinds of organic products on my hair. These days since I have short hair, I don't use many hair products. Thanks for sharing your opinion.

      @Steph, thank you very much.

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      Stephanie Marie Severson 

      7 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Really awesome...I love your hubs!

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 

      7 years ago from Chennai, India

      An engaging hub filled with helpful suggestions. I like using natural hair products. Twice in a week, I use organic herbal shampoo for my hair. I also take vitamins and fish-oil pills daily for healthy hair. Once again, a well-written hub! Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Interesting. Voted up & shared

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      7 years ago from Nepal



      I'm glad you found this hub useful. Thanks for reading and commenting.


    • dghbrh profile image


      7 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Thanks for sharing such natural and easy ways to maintain good hair. Keep it up. Shared and voted up useful.

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      Tonette Fornillos 

      7 years ago from The City of Generals

      Hi Vinaya. Thank you. This is for me because I used to have thin limp hair which I still have to this day. Have tried aloe, and now trying your other suggestions. Very useful and informative. I'm sharing! -Tonette

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      7 years ago

      Thanks for these informations , i am applying them now ! I got long hair and i need to take care of it using natural ways. Only now i know that i need to shampoo twice week only . Usually i am doing it everyday !

      Now i know how to take good care of it . Excellent hub !

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      7 years ago from Nepal

      @Laurie, I don't know if onion juice is available in supermarket/grocery store in the West, but here, I prefer to make my fresh onion juice in a juicer.

      @Debby, thanks for your compliments.

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      Debby Bruck 

      7 years ago

      Very nice hints, Vinaya.

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      7 years ago

      Oh ok I will have to try that.

      Can you buy Onion juice at a supermarket/grocery store. I have never seen it before or tried it.

      Thank you

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      7 years ago from Nepal








      Nell Rose




      Thank you mydear fellow writers and friends for reading and commenting. I hope you will find these remedies useful.



      I have never used onion juice internally to grow hair, even though I have heard about it. However, I have tried applying onion juice on scalp. Grind onion and squeeze juice, massage your scalp with onion juice for few minutes. Use this formula once a day for few weeks. When you apply onion juice, it gives tingling sensation.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      7 years ago

      My hair is naturally thick, but a few of my sisters would really benefit from your tips. I love the honey recipe, very simple to make and easy to apply. Thanks for the hair treatment suggestions.

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      7 years ago from New Zealand

      I have fine thin hair so these ideas sound great to me. Thanks for all your suggestions and I shall try some of these out.

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      7 years ago

      I am curious about this onion juice, how do you make it and much do you use/drink it.


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      Nell Rose 

      7 years ago from England

      Hi vinaya, great tips and ideas, my gran swore by onion juice! on her hair and her face, she also ate a raw onion every day! yuck! lol! but when she was 90 years old she didn't have a wrinkle on her face! great hub, voted and shared! nell

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      Nithya Venkat 

      7 years ago from Dubai

      Great tips here. Coconut oil is great, I have been using coconut oil for many years now. Useful and informative hub, voted up.

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      Life Under Construction 

      7 years ago from Neverland

      very practical tips and effective one.

    • KenWu profile image


      7 years ago from Malaysia

      These hair care tips come in handy. Going to bookmark this on my pc. I might need them somehow.

      Voted UP, useful, awesome, beautiful & interesting.

      Shared too.

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      Anamika S Jain 

      7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      That's some awesome tips there. Voted up and Tweeted!

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      Radhika Sreekanth 

      7 years ago from Mumbai,India

      My native folk of Kerala use Chemparathi (Hibiscus rosa) juice for massaging the hair before bath. It's also one of the natural ways to grow hair thicker. I could learn a lot from your hub, voted up, useful and interesting. SHARING as well.

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      Barbara Badder 

      7 years ago from USA

      I have fine thin hair. I'll have to try these ideas. Thanks.

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      7 years ago

      Awesome tips & suggestions. I have baby fine hair so the oil might work for me. voted up useful.

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      7 years ago from Nepal

      Rajan, methi, amla and ghreetkumari are good hair. Thanks for commenting. Have a wonderful day.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      7 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      Vinaya, I love the list of natural remedies especially amla and methi and aloe vera for hairfall. Also the do's and dont's.

      A very useful hub.

      voted up.

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      7 years ago from Nepal


      I not only reply to comments but also reciprocate by reading and commenting on their hubs. But sometimes I can be very lazy. I reply in bulk and don't visit their hubs. LOL

      Thanks for coming back.

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      7 years ago

      I praise you for taking the time to answer everyone separately. No one expects you to do this, however you do.

      That is very nice of you

      Take care


    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      7 years ago from Nepal

      @Suhail, among many other factors, old age and slickness are some of the reasons of thinning hair. Thanks for sharing your inputs.

      @Arun, baldness is hereditary, however, it may also be caused by other reasons.

      @Torrilynn, even though you have naturally thick hair, at some point of life, it may begin to fall. Thanks for reading.

      @Kathryn, home remedies are best for hair, there are virtually no side effects.

      @CrisSp, it is true, everyday we learn new things.

      @Cyndi, I hope honey hair tonic will work for you. Thanks for commenting.

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      Cynthia B Turner 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      This was full of great tips for thicker hair. I had no idea honey was good for the hair, just as it is for the skin. All I can think of is thick gobs, but you pointed out that is should be mixed with olive oil, which changes the consistency. Thanks for the information.

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      7 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Interesting! Sometimes, we thought we already knew everything and then you read and you learn something new. Definitely bookmarking this.


    • Kathryn Stratford profile image


      7 years ago from Windsor, Connecticut

      These were great tips. I like to keep my hair healthy, and am looking for more natural solutions now. This is a good addition to what I have found so far. Thanks.

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      7 years ago

      Hi Vinaya,

      thanks for this hub on making your hub thicker

      I naturally have thick hair but ever since I've permed it its been too then

      thanks again for the hub and the tips.

      Voted up and shared.

    • ARUN KANTI profile image


      7 years ago from KOLKATA

      Good ideas but alas! baldness runs in my family and though I have tried many such formulae but the hairline has still receded.Perhaps hair transplantation is the only solution for us. Thank you for such a useful hub.

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      Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent 

      7 years ago from Mississauga, ON

      Great tips here. Very informative hub indeed.

      Going strong in terms of outdoor adventures as I get older, but pass the stage of worrying for thinning hair, I will still use several of your tips :-).

      Hey if this option 'A' doesn't work, there is always a room for option 'B', and there are still 24 remaining alphabets and corresponding options to try :-)

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      7 years ago from Nepal

      Gypsy, it is true that age has an adverse effect on our hair. I hope these tips will help you.


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      7 years ago

      I will have to try some of these tips. My once thick hair has gotten thinner the older I get. I used to complain about having thick hair, now I wish I had it back! Voted up and useful.

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      7 years ago from Nepal

      @ Michelle, I hope some of these tips will help you regain your hair.

      @Mary, it is true that lots of people are searching on this topic. One of my hubs on the similar topic is my number one traffic generator. Thanks for your compliments.

      @kikalina, thanks

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      7 years ago from Europe

      Thanks for a great hub

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      Mary Craig 

      7 years ago from New York

      You've hit the jackpot Vinaya! This is very hot topic right now especially with babyboomers' thinning hair!

      You could add Biotin to your list of vitamin supplements. It helps with hair and nails.

      This is excellent and I know I'll be trying a few of your suggestions.

      Voted up, useful, interesting, and shared.

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      Michelle Liew 

      7 years ago from Singapore

      Coming in again to say thanks for this. My hair has lost a little of its tensile strength and I will buy a volumizing shampoo! Thanks for sharing!

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      7 years ago from Nepal











      I'm glad you liked hair care tips and formulas I have shared here. I believe you will find this helpful.


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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Your photos certainly showed people with thick and luxurious hair. You have many interesting tips included in this hub regarding making hair thicker and healthy. We have aloe vera growing in our backyard. Never thought of using it on our hair. Might just give that a try! It is wonderful for other conditions like minor burns or open blisters. I have used it successfully for those things and it helps heal quickly from personal experience. Up, useful and interesting votes.

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      Devika Primić 

      7 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Most helpful ways for healthy hair. My hair needs some your great ideas thanks

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      7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, you have wonderful hub. I love your tips and I'll show this hub to my mom and my sister as well. Hair is like a crown and you have a great tips to make the crown always shining. Voted up and take care!


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      Martin Kloess 

      7 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this. I'm afraid in my condition it's too late.

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      7 years ago from Sharjah, UAE

      Great Tips !! Nowadays I could see that my hair is getting thinner. I think it is because I am not doing oil massage frequently.

      Thanks for sharing this tips with us, it will surely help me.

      Voted up Useful!

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      Faith Reaper 

      7 years ago from southern USA

      Thanks so much Vinaya's mother, sisters and friends for the great tips here, and thank YOU, Vinaya, for sharing these here with us all!

      Very informative and useful hub here for natural remedies to obtain healthy, thick hair. I knew of some of these, but a lot I did not know. I am going to try the honey one too.

      Always love a massage to the scalp.

      I did not realize about the sulfate in shampoo, so thanks for that important fact!

      Excellent write. Voted up ++++ and sharing

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      7 years ago

      Very useful! Awesome hub, thank for the tips!

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      Bill Holland 

      7 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I have good genes my friend. Still have a full head of thick hair. Good information here for those who are not as lucky as I am.

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      7 years ago

      Thank you for the great advise.

      I will have to try most of these.

      I have used coconut oil and loved it. I must say it works to some point.

      Also beer worked however it just added volume, which is ok also.

      Like anything else I think the most important factor is to find one that works for you and use it faithfully. Its like exercising, you can't do it once and see results.

      I must try that honey, it sounds great.

      Coconut oil is also good for the skin.

      Thank you


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      Susan Zutautas 

      7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      My hair has always been thick but very fine. I'm forever looking for ways to make it look fuller and thicker. I will try some of your suggestions.


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