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How To Make Your Thin Hair Thicker

Updated on April 15, 2016

Vitamins That Can Help To Give You Thicker, Fuller Hair

In order to achieve thicker hair, there are a number of vitamins that can be taken to help with the process. Keep in mind that there is no "quick fix" when it comes to actually having the thick hair. I will talk later about how to make hair look thicker. But to actually have it, takes some time. Usually you will see no visible results for up to 4 months. Sometimes you will notice a difference after 6-8 weeks, but the "norm" will be after you have taken the right vitamins, religiously that is, for a number of months. Vitamin deficiency can play a huge role in hair loss for women.

Also keep in mind that there are a number of other factors that could be playing into your thin hair problem. You have genetics. A lot of times, thin hair is coming from your genetic make-up. But, you also have stress that could be playing a role, certain medications, or possibly even your thyroid could be affecting your hair. Whatever the reason though, there are still things that you can do to help.

Vitamins To Take For Hair Loss

I will break down some of the most important vitamins for your hair. Vitamins that are the key to healthy hair. But first, there is a product that has all of the vitamins already in it that I believe to be the best quality. This particular product made by Sugar Bear Hair.

There are a couple of reasons why I am particularly fond of these vitamins. First of all, there are no hormones in them. Secondly they do NOT contain gluten, dairy, or gelatin.

They also taste yummy!

More options definitely to consider:

Prenatal Vitamins. Prenatal vitamins usually contain many of the vitamins that play a role in having thicker hair. But you must always remember quality. The quality of the vitamins you take makes a huge difference, no matter what your reason for taking the vitamin is. Always do your research before you purchase anything.

With the amazing power of Google, you can find just about any information on any item that you need, including reviews. I love to read reviews because you are getting the opinions of real people like me and you, that have already taken the product. This will be key in deciding what brand you would like to try.

A little bit better break down of the vitamins.

Vitamin E. Vitamin E is an antioxidant. Antioxidants will always improve the thickness of your hair. Vitamin E improves the scalp circulation.

Vitamin A. This another antioxidant.

Fiber. Most people do not realize that fiber does play a role in having a good head of hair. Fiber is good for your digestion, and keeps your body healthy. This will in turn help your hair too.

Vitamin B Complex. I can not even go into enough detail about vitamin b complex. This helps so many things in our bodies, including our hair. Vitamin B will help with your mood and metabolism, both of which too affect your hair. If all you can afford to buy is one vitamin at a time, make it the vitamin b complex. Do your research on this, and you will without a doubt see why.

Flax Seed Oil. Well, I guess you should get a second job if you can only afford to buy one vitamin, because you really do need this one too. Again, not only because of your hair, but flax seed oil can benefit almost every system in your body. People taking flax seed oil greatly reduce their risk for getting colon and breast cancer. You should be getting 1000 mg., 1 to 3 times a day. Again, make sure that you get the good quality product, and this does need to be refrigerated.

Folic Acid. If you do decide to just take the prenatal vitamin, make sure that it has the right amount of folic acid. Folic acid is very key in having great hair. Think of it like this. If the doctors tell you that you need to make sure that you are getting enough folic acid while you are pregnant so that your baby does not have certain birth defects, what makes you think that it doesn't play an important role in how we are growing? Well, our hair is also constantly growing. We all need this, and our unborn babies need this. It is absolutely essential.


I didn't for a long time either. I am always very skeptical when it comes to paying more than $10.00 for something for my hair. But I was suffering from a couple of bald patches on the sides of my head. I had been under a lot of stress and I believe that stress is what caused my hair to start falling out.

I got desperate. I would have paid anything to get the hair back. Now, I will say I was extremely lucky that I could easily pull hair down and cover the patches up. But I had to tease my hair and spray quite a bit of hairspray to make sure that if the wind blew, the patches wouldn't be visible.

I really just wanted the hair back. So I tried the minoxidil.

Minoxidil is NOT a QUICK fix. It takes time. But in my experience, the hair has come back!

You MUST be diligent and apply the solution twice a day. And for women- make SURE that you use the women's formula and NOT the men's formula. I have heard of women using the men's because it is a stronger solution. They thought that it would make it come in quicker and/or thicker. But, the solution's are formulated according to whether you are a man or woman. You can cause yourself problems if you try to speed things up in this way. Don't do it.

So, Minoxidil definitely works for most people. I personally always ask my doctor before I start anything new. It's just safer. But again, this is the way to go if you have actually begun to see your scalp through your hair. In fact, this is what I have found to be the MOST helpful. I still think the vitamins made things go quicker, so I would NOT skip those.

I am putting a link to the kind that I used, but feel free to try any of them.

Hair Products That Help You With Having The Appearance Of Thick Hair

Now on to hair products that I have found to help the look and feel of my hair to be much thicker.

Kenra Thickening Glaze. This stuff is AMAZING. It not only gives your hair texture, it can make a blow out last for several days. Since my hair is on the thin side to begin with, I HAVE to have something to give it body. I've only been using this for about 4 months, but let me just say- I will never go without this again. Never.

Kenra Volumizing Spray. I don't go without it. It does what it says it will do- adds volume. But it is not sticky and it is very workable. I like some "poof" to my hair, but I like for it to look natural. This holds, but it leaves the room you need to make adjustments as you are doing your hair.

Kenra Platinum Boosting Spray Foam. I use this when I am dressing up and I want my hair just a little bit more "Glammy." It does add some more volume, but more importantly it holds your hair all day and all night.

The thing that I like about the Kenra products is that A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY. These bottles of products last a very long time. It's worth the money, and that is what I love the best.

Cinnamon and Raw Honey Tip...To Help Thicken Hair

Take one tsp. Cinnamon powder

One tbsp. Real Raw Honey

Hot olive oil (you will add this until it turns into a paste.)

Apply to your hair before your shower, and leave on for 15 minutes, then wash out. Even leaving it on for 10 minutes will help.

Your Diet Does Play A Role In Having Thick Hair.

Having a good diet and good eating habits will always be the best hair thickening tip that there is. But we all know that things are hectic, and sometimes our diets come last on the list of things to do. It is sad that it has gotten to be this way, but it is the truth.

If you really get into researching this, these same vitamins that are so important in order for us to get that great head of hair, all seem to be key in preventing, and even helping cure awful diseases like cancer and diabetes. It does make sense though, do you ever see someone that has been very sick for a long time have beautiful hair? No. Sadly the answer is no. Another reason why hair loss gets worse as we get older is because the longer we let our bodies be deprived of the things that it needs, the worse the symptoms get - whether it is our hair, our skin, our weight, or whatever else it is that is bringing us down. I truly believe that cancer is nothing more than stress, putting the wrong things into our bodies, and then not doing anything to get it right.

A Tip From The Book, "Hollywood Beauty Secrets" for Volumizing Thin, Limp, Lifeless Hair

• Allow one cup of beer to become flat at room temperature.

•After shampooing, rinse hair as normal.

•Then massage beer through hair.

•Leave in for 2 to 3 minutes, rinse with cool water.

Have A Good Thick Hair Day!

Well, as always, I hope that these few tips will help you with the process of thickening your hair. As women, having good hair is very important to us. We just don't feel good about ourselves until we have it looking fabulous. We, (Thin Hair Havers) may never have the thickest hair in the world, as much as we try. But, there is always room for improvement. Don't stop trying to make it the best it can be!


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      2 years ago

      I'm 49, I always had very thick coarse hair until now. After thyroid, blood work & a saliva test, it showed my vitamin D level was low & that I was estrogen dominant - so now I take progesterone. (hormonal hair loss). I actually had small circular bald spots all over the top of my head.

    • Miss Markayla profile imageAUTHOR

      Miss Markayla 

      6 years ago from Indiana

      I like to do it once a week. It would never hurt to do it more- but since honey is a bit pricey, I usually stick to about once a week. Thanks!

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      6 years ago

      How many times is the

      honey & cinnamom paste to be done? How often?

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      7 years ago

      how many times a week can you, should you apply the cinnamon and honey tip?

      & is there any shampoo that can help thicken your hair which you could find at any local store?

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      7 years ago

      I agree that vitamins and the right diet are important for your hair. I was suffering from hair loss and I did the following: 1) Used An effective hair soluaion like Parachute Advansed Therapie Hair Vitaliser to control hair fall. 2) A reputed shampoo and conditioner. 3) A healthy and nutritious diet comprising fruits and green vegetables rich in vitamins. 4) Good sleep to relax well. 5) Exercises like yoga, aerobics and jogging. 6) Ate snacks like nuts and almonds in the evening and avoided junk food.

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      7 years ago

      Great Hub! I agree that vitamins play a huge role in making your hair thicker, shinier and healthier looking. Another thing that works great is fish oil pills too!

    • Surfraz profile image


      7 years ago from India

      by vitamins and good diet we can make our hair thicker. nice article

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      7 years ago

      hey ,,,, here is awsum suggestions..... i like all this things ....... very nice ....

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      7 years ago

      i like your suggestions....... thanks

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      7 years ago

      have a massage daily with coconut oil which result in blood circulation and growth of thick hair

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      8 years ago

      This is The ONLY helping article i've found in my search. Thanx May God Bless You amin

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      8 years ago

      High proteins & vitamins. Especially Biotin. You can buy it at any drug store.

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      8 years ago

      I like the hub, I still hair loss for more three years, now it's very thining can look the scalp, I think take enough Vitamins, but it does not work, but thank you all the same.

    • Miss Markayla profile imageAUTHOR

      Miss Markayla 

      8 years ago from Indiana


      My mother too has thin hair- that is getting thinner on the top also. I have found that taking the vitamins I have listed above helps tremendously! But the key is to take them consistently- and it is not a fast process- which I know no one wants to hear. Now, I have an actual bald spot that I was born with- which has lead me to wear my hair up all of my life. I don't know if this tip will help you or not because I don't know how you wear your hair everyday- but I recently started wearing my hair completely down by taking hair under the bald spot, and kind of twirling it in a messy way- and bobby pinning it right on top of the bald spot. Now, I wear my hair scrunched and curly- so I then take the hair above the bald spot and kind of tease it (just a little) to cover up the hair that I have pinned against the bald spot. Then I use a freeze spray once I have it right where I want it- so it won't move all day. the best thing to do is find a hairspray that makes your hair "feel" thicker. I JUST started using a spray that I can only find at Walmart- and it's less than $4.00 a bottle- and it's just called "professional shaping spray" and then I use that brand freeze spray. Let me know if any of this might have helped!? I hope so. And one more thing- my mother has started wearing really pretty ties or even hankerchiefs around her head- kind of like a head band- and it makes it look like she has a full head of hair. She kind of poofs up her hair around the headband.

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      8 years ago

      You say that "A lot of times, thin hair is coming from your genetic make-up." Well, my father did have thinning hair. I too have thinning hair. Only on the top. I did have my thyroid checked and it was good. Is there anything I can do to "bring back" hair that is leaving me? Please answer if you can. Thank you.


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